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“A pleasant evening”

Jean-Robert's Table
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Ranked #24 of 1,975 Restaurants in Cincinnati
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 7th and Vine Streets
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“A pleasant evening”
Reviewed June 29, 2013

We went for a family dinner. A very pleasant evening.
The food was very good. For starters we had the surf and turf tartare, the seared foie gras, and the the spring house salad. All good, the foie gras excellent even thoug the small vol-au-vent it came with did not match perfectly. The entrees were the filet, the organic salmon, and the lamb chops. Very good too and well prepared. The ratatouille that came with the lamb was too salty, unfortunately.
The desserts were good but not same level as the rest. The creme brûlée was well made but the blueberry tarte was bland, almost cheese cake-like, not French at all.
The service was good but not too attentive - we had to ask for the bread and we were asked to hand the plates when we were done with the appetizers and the entrees.
In summary, a good place, we will go back. But some more attention to detail and being closer to "Frenchness" would make it better.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Maurizio M
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English first
Level 6 Contributor
340 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Excellent Country French in Downtown Cincinnati”
Reviewed June 25, 2013 via mobile

Jean-Robert is a very talented chef, and his French Restaurant a few blocks north of Fountain Square reflects his Gaelic Heritage. A set daily menu with the standard continental entrees is always supplemented with a number of starter and main course specials. You cannot miss with his onion soup, his version of a croque and an excellent chateau burger. The salmon was very good and a veal slices special was tasty. This is the place for French in the Queen City. A small wine list fairly priced. Valet parking in the evening.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank HazardBob
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Tampa, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2013

A dear friend of mine (a highly respected food critic) recommended that I visit Chef Jean-Robert's newest restaurant, Table. How lovely in every way. My Mom & I had an amazing lunch, the service was impeccable, and the atmosphere was very "country" French. Every course was beautifully executed and the flavors extraordinaire. I highly recommend a visit, hope to enjoy a dinner there when I next return to Cincinnati. Easy access off 71, parking lot right next door.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank stephanieamberg
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Best place around!”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

We went to this restaurant for the first time last night. I love French food and spend a lot of time in France.

The food, particularly the appetizers and the trout special, was delicious. I put together a meal of appetizers, which are quite large portions. The 'mussels 3 ways' appetizer and the morel mushroom appetizer were great. The lobster salad was beautifully presented and a perfect creation (but the homage to the Reds with a 'crackerjacks and peanuts' finish was a rare misstep).

The best part of this meal was that classical sauces were presented at the table by the waiter, who then left them at the table. The food was created in more fresh, healthy ways than the old classically french recipes offer. The bill for two, with a tip, came to $165.

Note that the wines by the glass are nothing special, but they were fine. We sat in a both by the window, which was roomy and comfortable. The dress code seemed to be somewhat dressed up, but not to any extreme. Summer dresses, no jeans or shorts.

  • Visited July 2012
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Thank Cameliah
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
317 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“The Maisonette Redux (Step Back in Time)”
Reviewed May 27, 2013

For 41 years The Maisonette on 6th street in downtown Cincinnati was the highest rated restaurant (5 star)in the country. I was disappointed to find out during my recent staying downtown Cincinnati that The Maisonette closed in 2005. Unfortunately, a victim of changing eating habits of Americans to a more casual dining experience.
The good news is that the executive chef of The Maisonette opened his own restaurant a short distance from the old restaurant and close to all the major hotels downtown. It's named after himself, Jean-Roberts Table.
It's more casual than his former restaurant, but still serves excellent French cuisine. I ordered the country trio (pork belly, braised short ribs and Au Poivre) and it all melted in my mouth.
The service was great and the atmosphere was excellent. The art work (for purchase) was very interesting.
The only downside to the Jean-Roberts was the wine list. It was very pricey. But, then again, the whole meal (for 2) ran about $200.
But if you want to know what the "golden age" of restaurants were like in Cincinnati, go to Jean-Robert's Table. (reservation suggested)

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Mayoplan
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