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“Great atmosphere and food”
Review of Jean Bonnet Tavern

Jean Bonnet Tavern
Ranked #2 of 48 Restaurants in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, American, Pub
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Good for: Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Historic landmark located in a 250+ year-old stone building. Slow roasted Prime Rib, house-made Crab Cakes, fresh baked breads, desserts made from scratch and fresh local ingredients make us a popular dining destination. 18 beers on tap, featuring Pennsylvania craft brewed beers.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere and food”
Reviewed November 8, 2011

We had a wonderful meal here. Loved the historic atmosphere and the food was very tasty. I had the lobster ravioli which was plate-licking good. The store next door had cute arts and crafts items and they were open until 9pm - bonus!

Visited November 2011
Thank writtenbyheidi
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langhorne, pa
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105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Quaint Historic Restaurant”
Reviewed October 31, 2011

We ate here after reading TA reviews and were not dissappointed. The food was delicious and the service very good. We ate lunch here so can only comment on soups, sandwiches and salads but everything we ordered was delicious.

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank tammilip
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“One of the Best in the Laurel Highlands!!”
Reviewed October 13, 2011

Jean Bonnet Tavern is one of our favorite restaurants in South Western Pennsylvania. We usually visit in the Autumn due to the beautiful Fall foliage in the Laurel Highlands, but dining here any time of the year would be a memorable occasion. It is located right outside of the town of Bedford, PA where Routes 30 and 31 intersect.

Food – We have never had a bad meal here. On 10/8/2011, my wife ordered the Tavern Onion Soup (one of Jean Bonnet’s Specialties) and the Mandarin Chicken Salad, my mother-in law ordered the Apple Jack Chicken (Seasonal Special), and I ordered the Corned Beef Reuben (which I swear they use at least a pound of meat to make this sandwich). In the past, we have also had Steaks (always cooked to perfection), Burgers, and the Blueberry Shrimp Salad (Seasonal/Summer, but wished that they served it Year round). Appetizers are also delicious. Desserts are really exceptional, especially the Oatmeal Pie (similar to Pecan Pie but with Oatmeal - minus the Pecans, of course). The Peanut Butter Pie and Pecan Pie are also top-notch.

Beer/Alcohol – Jean Bonnet has a wide variety of beers on tap, including their own House brew, Dogfish Ale, Lancaster Brewing Co., Weyerbacher, McSorley’s, Original Sin Cider, and many of the standards (Coors, Miller, and Yuengling). We’ve never had a mixed drink, but the selection seems to vary by the Season.

Dining – Jean Bonnet has three areas where one can dine: Downstairs, the Bar Area, and the Deck/Patio. Downstairs is for the history lovers and for those who want a fancier dining experience. Many of the tables look as if they are from the Colonial Period. The stone walls and heavy wooden beams could remind one of what the area may have felt like in the late 1700’s. The Bar area is modern and spacious. The Deck are has a wonderful view of the Laurel Highlands. The Patio section is decorative with a stone floor and black wrought iron fence work.

Overall – Jean Bonnet Tavern is a unique and historical dining experience with top notch food. Oh, and for those paranormal fans….there are supposedly ghosts that haunt the Tavern (but we’ve never encountered any!).

  • Visited October 2011
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Thank GeorgeSarahPA
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jbonn, Owner at Jean Bonnet Tavern, responded to this review, November 18, 2011
Thank you for your support of the Jean Bonnet Tavern. We love to hear that our guests appreciate the food, beer selection and history of our establishment. Hope you will visit us again soon.
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Bedford, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience”
Reviewed October 5, 2011

My family and I went to the Jean Bonnet to celebrate my wife's birthday last month. The weather was nice ,so we were able to sit out on the deck. The atmosphere was perfect. It was relaxed and peaceful. Ethan was an excellent server. He was there when you needed him, but allowed us the space to share this family time together.

The food and drinks were good, something to please everyone. But the one thing we all agree on is that the oatmeal pie is a little slice of heaven. Melt in your mouth and sweet tooth satisfying for sure. And for some reason, with the word oatmeal in the name, it just seemed almost good for you, instead of the perfect dessert.

Thanks to all at the Jean Bonnet.

  • Visited September 2011
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Thank Glenn B
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The best comfort food and atmosphere”
Reviewed October 3, 2011

We like to stop here when we are nearby during travel trips. It is ALWAYS good food, service and I love the tavern atmosphere. There is even the little gift shop. They have some unique items. A must - the oatmeal pie! Yum!

Visited September 2011
Thank Starfish204
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