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“Just as good as French Laundry!”
Review of Bistro Jeanty

Bistro Jeanty
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Ranked #2 of 29 Restaurants in Yountville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $33 - $80
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Mulberry
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Just as good as French Laundry!”
Reviewed May 14, 2014

We were more than impressed with this restaurant. We ate at the French Laundry this same week, and the food at Bistro Jeanty was just as good, if not, better. I highly recommend eating there while in Yountville!

Visited December 2013
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Sherwood, OR
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145 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
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“May be our new #1 for Napa area”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

We've made 6 trips, nearly annually, to the Napa area. We have stayed in Yountville 5 of the 6 times. Walked by this restaurant over and over but weren't too sure about French food. Boyfriend is a picky eater. Well, we went in twice on this trip. That's how good it was. Here's a breakdown of what we had the two days (four meals). Tomato soup (it's the best anywhere), chocolate crème brule (twice...best anywhere), Filet au Poivre (steak with a black pepper crust and creamy mushroom sauce to die for); Coq au Vin (chicken stew...incredible); Daube de Bouef (best beef stew you would get anywhere),and Truite Fumee (smoked trout). Everything was beyond incredible; a true gourmet experience without the pretentiousness. Totally wonderful and perfect service. I don't know how they make such amazing food. The beef is the best I've ever had anywhere. Usually desserts are a let down, but I could eat their crème brule all the time! And they have a great wine list. Can't wait to get back here again. Also, the locals recommend it. All food in Yountville is good, but Bistro Jeanty is a must do.

  • Visited May 2014
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Tucson, Arizona
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148 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“So glad we stopped in!”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

This was our last day in the Napa area and my niece had given us a list of places to go, of course we hadn't been to half of the places on the list but we were driving through Yountville on Saturday and I recognized the name Bistro Jeanty so after driving around for 1/2 an hour trying to find a place to park we were able to get in. The atmosphere is rustic French and very comfortable. We sat out on the patio.
The menu was well rounded and we were able to find things to please both of us, ( my husband is a very fussy eater). I had the Leek quiche and he had the mussels, both were devine! The wine parings were perfect.
It was a lovely unrushed luncheon. The waiter was attentive but not too much and all we can say is that the food we had was wonderful and we would highly recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited May 2014
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Los Angeles
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Loud but fun”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

The food here is great if you are looking for classic French dishes. It's very loud and the tables are so close together, but Bistro Jeanty is a classic and worth a visit.

Visited March 2014
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Danville, California
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61 reviews
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“Unbelievable!”
Reviewed May 12, 2014

Bistro Jeanty is my absolute favorite place to dine in Yountville. The country French food combined with a very casual atmosphere gives this restaurant comfort and versatility that can be very difficult to find.

The wait staff is *very* competent. The food is so good that it can be very difficult to make a selection from a menu full of outstanding options. Even if it doesn't sound good, it is. Try the Pike Dumplings if you don't believe it. :)

Share a bottle of wine and a board of splendid cheese with a dozen oysters or Muscles the size of steak, or go all in with a full dinner. Either way, you'll love the experience.

Visited May 2014
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