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“trendy and healthy food for the University elite, nice location, great desserts”
Review of Jeffrey's Bistro

Jeffrey's Bistro
Ranked #4 of 108 Restaurants in Laramie
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Laramie, Wyoming, United States
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“trendy and healthy food for the University elite, nice location, great desserts”
Reviewed March 26, 2013

Jeffrey's easily wins the award for Most Likely to Run into a Professor or University Administrator Here. Technically the restaurant is located in Laramie's downtown but you'll definitely feel like you're on campus here. Why? Because it's leftily (yes, I made that word up) not corporate. They won't even associate with Coke or Pepsi, herbal tea is better for you. It also has an eclectic, enlightened, internationally-themed menu that caters to people who may be vegetarians or who have perhaps sworn off red meat or MSGs. If the menu could play an instrument, it would be the sitar. Yet it still has some polish in its decor and an almost art gallery ambiance. It's a little bit pricier than what most state university undergrads seek out. As you've probably guessed, most male blue collar types and cowboys avoid it, too, protesting its overall lack of machismo, french fries, and flirtatious waitresses.

Speaking of which, their staff is neither formal nor chummy, and during peak dinner rushes they're in short supply. The restaurant area is small enough to be managed by two or, when lucky, three servers (don't think I've ever seen more than that), but just barely and you will sometimes feel ignored.

Meals are qualitatively and nutritionally worth the extra buck or two. Dining here may add several years to your lifespan over a deep fried diner, but you will feel a bit like you've left the United States when you see the entrees on the menu. No burgers and fries here. Instead there are several Thai, Vietnamese, and Indian-inspired ingredients and no shortage of big salads with fresh fruits and vegetables. The salads are big enough for dinner today and lunch tomorrow. Yes you can get meat, but you may also be offered a more fashionable big, glow in the dark mushroom instead. You get to come home for dessert, though, with lots of fancy cheesecakes, cobblers and other sweets to choose from. Many years ago, Sara's Desserts occupied a part of the building that is now integrated into a single restaurant and, thankfully, her recipes have been kept on the roster.

Finally, the panoramic windows give the best views of the prettiest parts (relatively speaking) of downtown Laramie you'll find. This also allows your friends to see you rubbing elbows with the PhDs and VPs.

  • Visited April 2012
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Northampton, Massachusetts
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“HUGE Portions, Great Food”
Reviewed March 6, 2013 via mobile

The portions were gigantic! I had the apricot and apple salad. It was freshly made along with homemade ranch dressing. Very tasty. My co-worker had the Peking Fish sandwich special. He was equally impressed. Great food for the money. The aprmosphere has a French small town feel. Very quaint. Excellent dining experience!!!

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“For the price I was very pleased with what you could order.”
Reviewed December 1, 2012

However, I couldn't eat half their menu (allergic to sesame). I also don't eat mushrooms, but I suppose those could be kept off most dishes.
The dish I did have was very good, and the coffee was great, salad very fresh, and dessert delicious.
Busy Friday night but service was pretty darn good.

  • Visited November 2012
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Boise, Idaho
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“I was surprised by wonderful scallop enchiladas”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

As a California resident and a self-proclaimed expert on tasty Mexican food, I was surprised to walk into Jeffrey's and see the scallop enchiladas featured as the "special of the day." I must admit that I was impressed. I am surprised at the portion size, which was smaller than I expected, but the meal was great.

The restaurant was packed for lunch and the restaurant has a nice atmosphere!

  • Visited November 2012
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Kenai, Alaska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Bistro!”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Jeffery's has great salads and sandwhichs and is a hopping lunch place. Their dinners are great as well. My favoriate is the black bean burger. The service is not always great, and can be slow at times but the food makes up for it!

Visited November 2012
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