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“Benedictine Heaven”
Review of Joel's Bistro - CLOSED

Joel's Bistro
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood: West University
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: West University
Tucson, Arizona, United States
Level Contributor
35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Benedictine Heaven”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

Eggs Benedict at Joël's--traditional, with lobster, or vegetarian--is a perfect, although calorie blowing way to start the day. Good for lunch too. Nothing cloying about the Hollandaise, and the accompanying potatoes are scrumptious. Substitute fruit for less guilt. Service is unwaveringly cordial and friendly, although sometimes harried. There are other goodies here too, including croque monsieur, salad niçoise, quiche, soups etc. all delicious. There are more substantial pasta dishes as well. No alcohol. There is patio seating, as well as one shaded table on the porch. Sweet atmosphere, although the music is not complementary to the French vibe. Lots to love here.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank PaulaF168
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12 reviews from our community

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  • English first
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English first
Yuba City
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Yum”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

I had breakfast and lunch a Joel's during my week at a nearby hotel. Large portions of homemade tasting high quality food. Low prices and eager service.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Wendy N
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Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
616 reviews
448 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 400 helpful votes
“Great breakfast Outside under the Trees”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

Quiet ambiance awaits you at this laid back breakfast place where service is fast and efficient and very friendly and the breakfasts all extremely well prepared and your coffee cup never empty. We each had eggs benedict, one lobster and one veggie. Both were wonderful and served with fresh italian bread on the side. The preparations were unusual and very scrumptious. This place has their breakfast act totally together. The check came to $31 without tip.
ZB

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank zabriskibound
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Bay View, Michigan
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Patio Limited Kitchen”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

Our bike group goes to Joel's Bistro as one of our destinations. Joel's has inside seating and patio seating. It seems that their business may outstrip the ability of the kitchen to keep up, so, during the lunch period, the time for service can lag.

Visited November 2012
Helpful?
Thank DickK1942
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Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Breakfast Joint”
Reviewed July 23, 2012

This is the best breakfast/lunch spot that is very close to the University of Arizona. The eggs benedict, salads, and sandwiches are amazing. You wont go wrong with it. You wont be disappointed. Great for families or for curing a hangover. It's fresh, healthy, and they offer classic French and American foods.

  • Visited July 2012
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1 Thank Foody1988
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