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“Well-executed dishes”

Jean-Robert's Table
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Ranked #28 of 1,975 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 7th and Vine Streets
Columbus, OH
Level 6 Contributor
177 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Well-executed dishes”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

I’m one of those persons who believes that less is more when it comes to gourmet dining, but because we had such exquisite meals at Jean-Robert’s former restaurants during our infrequent trips to Cincinnati, I decided to overlook the lengthy list of ingredients provided in the menu descriptions and in the waiters’ description of the evening specials. I knew we were in the hands of a creative Master Chef here. Every ingredient mentioned is used with discretion, and it all works superbly well together. My spouse was very pleased with his Sweetbreads entrée and his main course of duck breast with cabbage, figs and red wine reduction. His only complaint was that some of the pieces of duck were very tender, while others were rather tough & chewy. I opted for a daily special of shrimp salad. This molded salad was served atop a foundation of celeriac puree. The molded mini-tower had shredded red carrots & red cabbage on the bottom, topped with a few shrimp and some radish sprouts and served with citrus vinaigrette. It was as beautiful as it was tasty. My main course included three tender sea scallops around a bit of creamy risotto, topped with diced, roasted root vegetables and a little Swiss chard. A sauceboat of cider cream sauce was poured over the plate at the table. We don’t usually eat dessert, but we couldn’t resist it here and opted for the Chocolate Budino with chestnut mousse. It was just the way I like my desserts – not sweet & rich and in a civilized-sized serving. I was also delighted to see that they even had a glass of Banyuls on the wine list to go with this lovely chocolate dessert. The wine list was small, but extremely well chosen. There was also a nice choice of bourbons, Scotch, cognac & dessert wines by the glass. Food was exquisite and service was excellent and not rushed even though we had to vacate the table in two hours. We had plenty of time for cocktails, three courses and after dinner drinks. Our tab was close to $150, including tip, 2 cocktails, 2 glasses of wine, 2 after dinner drinks.

This is a busy, popular place, so make reservations a week or more in advance. The restaurant has 2-hour seatings, starting at 5:30 pm.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Souris
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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 2, 2012

We were celebrating a special family birthday and were looking for a special place. The ambience was very nice as was the service. After reading other reviews I expected we might have a long wait for our meals but the time was not unusually long for what we ordered. We ordered two appetizers and one wine. The appetizers and wine were fine . We ordered Pork (three little pigs I think it was called) the Skate fish wings and scallops and duck. The duck was fine and the scallops were nothing great but presented very nicely. The Skate was good but they poured a very salty dressing over the fish at the table instead of letting you do it yourself. It overpowered the dish to our liking and made it a very average meal. The pork was absolutely inedible. It was 9/10 fat and it was traded to three people at the table and no one could eat it including my wife who would eat an old shoe and not complain. We split a recommended choclate dessert that was not on the menu and it also was dry, hard and something that just was not first or second class. They never asked us how our meal was, so we did not complain. We tipped a full 20% because the service was okay but will just choose to find another restaurant in the future. It was more or less average food at a little over average prices but the zinger was a meal delivered to the table that should have been obvious to any chef, Jean Robert or anyone that cooks that this was not an edible piece of meat.

  • Visited November 2012
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2 Thank nitro4les
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Helena, Montana
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Wonderful service, great food, fair price”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

We took our daughter and friends to dinner for her birthday. Our group of six had drinks, wine, hors d'oeuvres, salad, entre and even some desserts and the total bill was still under $500. The service was extraordinary, accomodating but inobtrusive. The food was very good--not especially unique but very well prepared and delicious. (The menu is ala carte.) For an upscale feel with a moderate price, this is a great choice.

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank GlennaWO
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A taste of Europe in Cincinnati”
Reviewed September 11, 2012

While there are a few authentically European restaurants in Cincinnati, this is definitely among the top. I lived in Europe for many years, and have been traveling there for work for many years. So I like to pick out the real menus from the imitations.

Visited November 2011
1 Thank OHjoey
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Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“I was sick and it was still awesome”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

My husband took me for my birthday last year.... I was under the weather. We had to wait awhile for our table even though we had reservations. We had a booth table by the window which was lovely. The food was wonderful and the "vibe" was awesome too.

Visited December 2011
Thank mrschultze
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