My Biggest Regret!.
Just background information so that you understand my low rating I had just graduated from college this past week so my mom and dad along with 10 other family members flew to California from Virginia for the first time. They are very small town and English is their second language.??I wanted them to have dinner with me somewhere nice and to really experience something they never had. So we sit down and begin to literally order everything. I wanted them to enjoy everything. ??As the second bread basket comes I notice the server walk away about 4 feet behind me and tell a fellow server, "Look at this table they are pigging out on the bread" so I figure there is no way he would talk about our table this close to me. The appetizers come out and we begin to eat and again he turns to a fellow server RIGHT BEHIND ME and say "Holy S**t these people are eating so much food" This continued on the ENTIRE dinner. He continued on about how much bread we ate and how we finished every plate pretty much. I have been a server when I was younger and I understand its natural to complain but I wouldn't dare do it in front of people. That talk was saved for the kitchen.??
My check was upwards of $700 before the tip he gave himself. I have never had such terrible service. It made it even worse that it was in front of my family. This server ruined something that was mine to celebrate and my family will forever think poorly of not only this restaurant but region.??At the end I confronted him and asked him to save his comments for the kitchen. That i couldn't believe he had the audacity to talk about my family in arms reach of us. His reply, "Yea i understand" and walks away. ??My biggest regret is that I should have left at the beginning because the food wasn't even worth the trouble. Trust me we tried everything
??The escargot was not flavored which was such a disappointment. The stakes are not very well prepared nor was the duck. Even my mash potatoes tasted grainy like they were out of the box. My Beef Bourguignonne was way too salty but was very tender. However they did have very good fries. The only good desert was the chocolate do not order anything else the tart had this weird sauce it was really gross. ??
Please DO NOT come here.
Everything about Bistro Jeanty appeals: the ambiance, the service, the wonderful bistro menu and of course the food are / were all memorable and add up to a fine dining experience. We had lunch here a few days ago on a very hot August afternoon.
I had the signature appetizer, the CRÊME DE TOMATE EN CROUTE, and thought it was delicious; as was the QUICHE AUX POIREAUX. Here the waiter earned his keep: by guiding me away from the baked camembert (an appetizer off the daily special menu) when he heard I was going for the quiche.
You see I was thinking QUICHE LORRAINE, and not the gorgeous slab of quiche, laden with fontina, mozzarella and gruyere cheese, which they serve / create here. That would have been a week’s allotment of cheese for even the worst sort of cheese glutton.
The quiche came out looking like something you would see in a photo on the cover of Gourmet magazine, and both the quiche and the butter lettuce salad were delicious. But beware: the quiche is thick with cheese and is quite rich! This is not your average quiche du jour.
I would have preferred a bit less cheese in the quiche and a bit more poireaux, jambon and more of an “eggy” feel and flavor, but that’s a personal preference. My wife had the TERRINE DE LAPIN and the pig’s feet (off the daily special menu) and both were excellent.
I had no room for desert but my wife wanted some berries, which were not on the menu. The waiter didn’t bat an eye and suggested fresh strawberries with crème fraiche. The wine list was very good; all this with 2 glasses of delicious local chardonnay and a gratuity for less than $100. If only we lived closer! My compliments to: the chef, to the proprietor and to Marguerite Treat of Ascentia Wine Estates for the recommendation!
Amazing. Absolutely delicious food, pricey but worth it. Great french bistro atmosphere. I would eat there every day if I could!
Rich. We stopped in for lunch and I was glad we did. The soup and quiche were very rich, as they should be.
Wonderful french fair with great service. My wife and I recently went to Bistro Jeanty with our little 7 week old baby. The staff from the hostess to our waiter were extremely friendly and accommodating. To start, we ordered Tomato Soup in Puff Pastry, Pike Quenelles with Lobster Sauce and Home Smoked Trout on Potato Salad. These starters were absolutely divine. Main, we had Beef Stew - so tasty and Steak Tartare! my first time... delicious! Thanks to the waiter who encouraged me to try it. For dessert, we had bread pudding and choclate mousse creme brulee. Fantastic food and wonderful service.
pleasant service. went there for dinner with large group of 12. we got there about 2 hrs before our reservation bc we were done with wine tasting earlier than we planned.. it was memorial weekend night but somehow they got the table for us after 45min of waiting.(which we thought it won't be possible) our waiter was really nice, it was bit crowded and ambience was pretty ok. but food, was really average. filet mignon was undercooked and in every bite i had to get rid of all those pepper "balls" bc they put too much. but side dishes were pretty good. (creamy spinach and popatoes) even though we had a large group service was bit too slow.
My favorite restaurant!. After traveling all over the world, Bistro Jeanty is still my favorite restaurant. The night we went, the appetizer special was fried smelt! Where else could you get such "old school" food! The bartender was excellent. She could make a vodka gimlet from scratch like a pro. The fireplace is so cozy and the waiter was extremely attentive. All of this great service was even on a Saturday night at 8:30! I would recommend Bistro Jeanty to anyone that wants to have an exceptional dining experience for not a lot of money. For appetizers, dinners, dessert, a bottle of wine, and two after dinner drinks our bill was still only $150!
Mediocre. Don't believe the hype.. Very nice ambience and wait staff. Overpriced wine list ($50 the cheapest an not very good Zinfandel) and bland food. Tomato soup was OK but too rich. The sauce in the Steak au Poivre was bland and you have to get the fries as an add-on! ($4.50 fries!). The Daube de Boeuf had gristle all over and was not flavorful at all. The accompanying mashed potatoes tasted like they came out of a bag. We had tarte tatin for dessert and it tasted like the pastry was burned. I have had better Bistro Fare in Texas. Too bad. I wanted to like it but I just could not do it.
High standard of excellent food. Over the years, the food at Bistro Jeanty has never disappointed me. I have had quenelles in 3 restaurants in Lyon, France, and I could swear that BJ's were lighter and the flavor of the lobster cream sauce more intense. The lamb tongue salad and the smelts are also dishes I look forward to and find it difficult to pass up. Unchanging menu, but that is fine by me, provided the specials continue to mix it up a bit. This is, as far as I know, the only restaurant that serves wine (and good wine) by the carafe. Pity more places don't. Only complaint: noisy and uncomfortable chairs.