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“Worth Many Visits”
Review of Restaurant Jean

Restaurant Jean
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Description: ou will find the French way of life, with its ease and cosyness only at very special places. One of them is our restaurant „Jean“ in Eltville am Rhein. The Frankenbach family always had an affinity for France and the French lifestyle. The French short form for the name Johannes (=Jean) soon became the nick name of our Chef. Therefore it was destined to become the namesake for his restaurant. Chef Johannes Frankenbach offers upscale German, French inspired cuisine with seasonal and regional influences as well as special menus. In November 2014 the restaurant „Jean“ was recognized by Guide Michelin with one star.
Reviewed June 10, 2018

Jean is a one star Michelin restaurant located in the Frankenback Hotel in Eltville, a small Rheingau village on the Rhine. It is well worth a visit if you are in the area. Eltville is quiet and restaurant Jean will leave you very satisfied. The staff speak excellent English and will guide you through the various tasting menus and wine pairings. The amuse bouche of langoustine and snow crab with feet and sour tomato was so delicious we wanted more. The tuna with wasabi, apple, soy mayo and a tuna roll with Granny smith jelly was yummy. The next course of seared Foie Gras with poached seasonal Rhubarb, celeriac puree and sweet almonds was a different and delicious take of the traditional dish. The main course of Venison loin is what translates from the German as ‘bread mantle’ melted in the mouth. The pair of loins sat on a crisp bed of spring cabbage with a juniper jus and walnut long noodles and local cow berries.
The wine pairings were all local wines: A Hessen Vert with the Tuna, an Oestrich-Winkel 2016 with the foie, a Pinot for a local Co-Op and a 2003 Cabinet Risesling from Hattenheim with the dessert of sticky rise in coconut milk, and white chocolate ice cream. The dishes may have been plain but all the effort went in to what was on them. Jean is well worth several visits.

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Reviewed January 15, 2018

We dined for dinner in the winter, had the 6 course tasting menu with wine pairings. The food was all beautiful and well executed, exactly what you'd expect from a restaurant with Jean's credentials. The pace was appropriate and pleasant. Highlights of the menu were the soup and perfectly cooked lamp with polenta and celeriac. The desert was also fantastic, beautifully presented, not heavy or cloying. Service and wine choices were fantastic, we particularly enjoyed the combination of both international and local wines. All were well paired with the great food. We'd go back here at the first opportunity, highly recommend.

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Reviewed December 20, 2017 via mobile

High quality, not too creative, no show-off of multiple special artifacts, just excellent delicious cooked to perfection. With great wines and lovely service.

Thank Akxsel
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Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

We visited on a Friday evening and were the only people in the restaurant for the first half an hour from 19:00. even then only two other tables were occupied for a total on 10 guests! Hardly seems worth the effort.
The food was very good the only criticism i have is that the two menus did not appeal to me and to change options costs extra.
My three companions chose the menus and i ate a-la-carte which to me seemed better value as the portions on the set menu were smaller (for the same dishes) and making the changes i wanted would considerably raised the cost.
That said, everyone was pleased with both the choice and the quality. Apparently the wines were also good i was driving so water and a fruit cocktail (nothing special) was all i had.
parking could be a problem so close to the station but we were lucky and only had a short walk.
the service was very good and i really like hearing where the various ingredients/wine come from and how they influence the flavours.
on the whole a good experience and not too pricey for a star chef.
i think the menu was a bit limited but maybe it is better to offer less choice but prepared very well than a lot of things that may not quite meet the standard.
difficult to say if we will return, well worth it no doubt, but there is so much choice around that makes repeat visits difficult.

Thank David R
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Reviewed March 2, 2017

This restaurant has earned a Michelin Star and for good reason. The chef is a genius. I had the chefs menu with all the courses and wine pairings. The price is high, but worth every euro cent. The lobster bisque was amazing, the foie gras was amazing. The meal was...amazing. The presentation and beauty of the food is beyond compare. The atmosphere creates such a warmth you can't help but lose yourself in the restaurant. It is very personal and the chef comes to your table at the end of your meal to personally meet and thank you. I have eaten at Michelin starred restaurants before, to include Gordon Ramsay. This is beyond, well beyond, anything I have experienced. I recommend this place for people who love food, creativity, and atmosphere. It will not disappoint. One warning, you will not be rushed and it will take a while. I don't recommend having someplace to go afterward. Make your night be that place. You can easily spend 2 to 3 hours there and not be happier. I dined with my seven year old. She is well behaved and quiet. For the sake of others I wouldn't come with kids that can't behave. But if they can behave, they deserve the experience this place offers.

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