A perfect experience but not for groups. Bistro Jeanty is lovely and the food could not be better. Our waitstaff was courteous and prompt and only the manager's rudeness and irritation at our large group marred the experience. We arranged lunch for a visiting VIP at Bistro Jeanty because of it's superb reputation and location uniquely suited to a day of wine tasting. When our group arrived early for our lunch reservation the manager was openly rude and refused to seat us even 5 minutes early despite the hostess's attempts to accomodate us. Lunch was impeccable once we were seated but first impressions go a long way. If you are looking for a restaurant to impress out of town guests as part of a group, sadly Bistro Jeanty may leave a sour taste despite some of the best food and service in the Bay Area.
Charming Yountville Bistro. Chef Jeanty; a native of champagne, has created a real gem in the charming little town of Yountville. No small task when you consider whom his neighbors are. Although they say the charm is by the fire, I suggest having dinner at the bar with the locals. Although the food is exactly what you would expect to see on a bistro menu; it is leagues ahead of almost every bistro I have eaten at; including those in France. But don't get caught ordering a French wine; you'll likely be noted as an imposter in this pro-Napa establishment. Bistro Jeanty is definitely a must do; whether you live here or not.
A Delight. This is a wonderful bistro which stands tall in the shadow of the French Laundry. This place is perfect for those staying in Yountville, we had a short 3 minute walk to dinner, got in and seated immediately (with a reservation of course). Service was excellent and cheerful. Food, from appetizer to dessert, was excellent.
Yountville's adorable French bistro serves classic, artfully prepared fare in a warm Wine Country setting.. Evoking a quaint village home with its red-and-white awnings and colorful flower beds, Pernod and Maurice Chevalier posters, rustic dish cabinets and knick-knack-lined plate racks, this relaxed restaurant dishes out French bistro fare without pretension. Chef Philippe Jeanty hails from Champagne, and he brings his vision of the comforting dishes of his childhood to this charming neighborhood space. Standout dishes include a rich tomato soup topped with flaky puff pastry, pieds de cochon (crispy pig's feet served with green beans) and savory coq au vin (chicken stewed in a red-wine sauce). There's a whole slew of desserts to round off each meal, such as lemon tart with orange sauce, tarte tatin (rich, caramelized upside-down apple tart) and riz au lait (velvety rice pudding with brandied cherries).
A Gem in Yountville. The menu is creative yet absolutely delicious. All of the dishes have a little extra something that make them so special. The chef's magic is displayed in the details. A simple side vegi of sauteed carrots is cooked in chicken stock and done in perfection. The simple comfort food of beef stew is out of this world. The attention to details is incredible.
Our favorite!. Enjoyed our 3 consecutive anniversary there last week. The Tomato soup was heavenly, the butternut squash soup silky smooth. The Cassoulet was intensely flavored and the Lamb Cheeks amazingly tender. I hope you get the idea that my wife and I love this place!
nice !. The food is great, the service and ambience also. Sometimes too noisy. The wine list could improve.
incredible!. I certainly agree. I try to go to Bistro Jeanty every time I visit Napa Valley. The tomato soup is amazing, but it's so rich you might need to split it with someone.
Its what Napa is all about. A visit to Bistro Jeanty makes all your troubles melt away. This has to be one of the best restaurants in the Bay Area. No pretention, just superb renditions of traditional recipes, and a few innovative variations.