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Beaujolais Bistro
Beaujolais Bistro

Beaujolais Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.beaujolaisbistro.com
  • Phone: (775) 323-2227
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm: Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - Close
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Bill Gilbert
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Private dining room
  • Private Party Contact: Bill Gilbert (775) 323-2227
  • Special Events & Promotions: Bastille Day, July 14

    Beaujolais Nouveau on the 3rd Thursday in November.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st Street
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Validated Parking at the Parking Gallery
    at the corner of 1st and Sierra
A word from Beaujolais Bistro
Beaujolais Bistro is a charming bistro located at 130 West Street in downtown Reno, Nevada. We serve authentic French cuisine made with the finest ingredients available such as Niman Ranch Meat, Wild Salmon, and organic, local vegetables. We have an exceptional winelist featuring wines from Kermit Lynch, Louis/Dressner, and Rosenthal. There is a full bar. Our private room can seat up to 36 guests and is available for private tastings.. We offer a nightly prix fixe menu; wine pairings are availble upon request. Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
Diner Reviews
  • "Cocktails were very good. Escargot and salmon appetizers were delicious. The leg o lamb and duck confit excellent as always. We shared a bottle of provencal rose' which was perfect with our entrees. We finished off with Lagavulin. It was a beautiful night for outside dining. Service was impeccable."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We dined at Beaujolais Bistro a few years ago in their small restaurant and enjoyed it so much we wanted to return because the food was excellent as was the service. Now that they have moved to new facilities, we can't recommend the restaurant. The noise level was deafening. We couldn't hear each other directly across the table. The service was very poor as they didn't add service staff for a larger restaurant. They need to have someone to help attend the tables. We had to pour our own water, wine, and our empty plates sat on the table for 15 minutes. The food was very good, but we had to wait for 25 minutes for our entrée. The waiter said they were extremely business and apologized, but there is no excuse for overbooking."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We were saving our visit for our anniversary. We enjoyed the seat on the patio, the very cute server who spoke to us in French but the meal was very disappointing. I will share my concerns with the restaurant but do not want to be disrespectful on this site. We will not return."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Great setting and ambience in this new location for an "old standby" restaurant. The pace of service was excellent, and the menu offers creative options. The pomme frites are always wonderful, but everything our table enjoyed - from the oysters to the onion soup, and rabbit to berry tart were good."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Everything was perfect at our recent visit to Beaujolais. Bartender was friendly, cocktails and food delicious. Server was very attentive and didn't rush us by clearing plates before everyone was finished. Great energy, beautiful setting near the river with large windows and beautiful porch seating. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Beaujolais has the best french chef in town, bar none. Being that he is also the owner, Chef Gilbert takes pride in every plate of food that leave his kitchen. The entire dining room has an open view of the kitchen, and you can see with your own eyes how well he works with his staff to create such wonder food. There is no yelling (a la Gordon Ramsey), and each dish is prepared fresh to order. Chef Gilbert's sauces are to die for and each dish has a unique sauce that complements the protein perfectly. Never oily, never too heavy. Try the Confit Duck, you won't regret it. In fact, try everything on the menu! Do not hesitate to ask your server about any dish. They know them all, and can help you choose based on your tastes."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Beaujolais's new spot on the Truckee River gives them a whole new ambience, in addition to more room and light. If it's a warm night and you can get one of the 3 or 4 tables on the porch, you will enjoy the proximity to the Riverside Drive bicycle corridor."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "I have been attempting to write this in the private note section but keep getting the message that I have exceeded the character limit... We reserved the table days in advance through open table. Many preferable tables were open when we arrived. However, the server who seated us said "this is your assigned table." Next time I will call directly. Just a little damper on an otherwise lovely evening."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Food: For lack of a better term, bland. To be clear, when I say bland, I mean that the flavors have not been fully developed and means of highlighting flavors (supporting flavors) were not used wisely. Good quality, just nothing that provides for an exceptional experience. Service: My first experience provided me with what I would call horrible service. 15 mins of waiting without being greeted at the front door and a server who didn't know the menu items, who brought our first class of wine after our apps, and who did not have his act together in any way. My next experience was better, but our server was up selling us!!NO BEAUJOLAIS! I will not tolerate gratuitous up-selling, it diminishes what this restaurant is trying to be."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "This was our second visit and we were coming back to check it out. We waited ten minutes for our water to come to the table. And when he did it was to tell us he would be right back. By the time he returned we ordered our drinks and our meal together. The beat salad was very good and the shrimp cigars interesting. We waited 40 minutes for our entre' while the table next to us got theirs after having ordered later than us. When it did arrive my chicken was not edible. It was one tiny leg that tasted so bad it was not chewable and the little thigh I was served was very tough. I got more sausage than chicken and the plate looked like left overs from a previous meal. The worst dinner plate I have ever had in recent years. We will not go back."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "My family's second time to this French restaurant down by the river.Food took a while to come out but was worth the wait. The service was great but not overbearing. The portions were good size. chanterelles in multiple dishes were excellent and tasted different in each dish.The cocktail menu was good, more like a New Orleans restaurant than a French restaurant. Very refreshing cocktails. The prices are a bit high, so this is a special-occasion kind of place for most people, with the filet priced at $40. Other dishes more reasonable, but still expensive for fish or chicken in the mid- $30's per entree. Salads/appetizers around $10each as we"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Great neighborhood bistro serving mix of classic french bistro and fresh seasonal offerings. Menu changes daily. Excellent french wine values and fun cocktail list. Cod wrapped in Serrano ham was delicious. Service was friendly. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "The chef does a great job updating the menu with new dinner items while still keeping our favorites like the mushroom/shrimp cigars. I've tried several different entrees and they have all been very good. I also like that they have a wine list that offers a great range of good wines. Their staff is always friendly."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The staff was friendly and made sure all of our needs were met. We ordered two vegetarian dishes and one meat meat dish. We were impressed by the quality and the flavors of all the dishes. The atmosphere is great. I would certainly recommend this restaurant to other who are looking for a nice night out at an upscale restaurant."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Excellent food and service for our group. I highly recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The foie gras is wonderful. We try to stop here every time we are in Reno. Definitely our favorite place and we love the new location!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Always a delight to see what Chef Bill Gilbert is preparing. The food is creative, unique, fresh and absolutely delicious every time!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Reno is coming alive, must try when visiting. This is an easy to find restaurant, nice walk from the strip along the river. Service was wonderful, food excellent along with wine list. Cannot wait for another Reno trip CJ from Portland"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We enjoyed this restaurant very much. We discovered it while walking in downtown Reno and decided to try it. We visit each time we're in town now. Their new location is wonderful."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Each time I have been to Beaujolais Bistro the service was spectacular. The food is excellent and the wine list pairs well with the dishes. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for good French food and terrific service. It is a pleasure to dine at Beaujolais Bistro"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We ordered the saddle-of-rabbit with chorizo crust and the fresh halibut-du-jour as entrees. The preparations were unique and very flavorful. Chef Bill always adds a new twist to the preparations. We shared an appetizer of "mushroom-shrimp cigars." These were outstanding; we often order them. We also shared a salad of "greens." The greens were mixed spinach and arugula with a dijon dressing, very tasty. Our wine was a Cote-du-Rhone and cocktails before dinner were from the extensive house-made cocktail list, which is very creative and quite good. Service was very good, and the waitress was attentive and gave us good pointers on our wine selection. We always have an wonderful dinner of excellent value when we dine here."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "This is one our favorite restaurants to go to for special occasions their new location by the Truckee River is a huge improvement, we loved it. We had a very nice table by the windows looking out over the park and river. They even called to confirm our reservation and to ask if we wanted a table outside on their patio or inside by the windows. The food was excellent (except the bread) the wine was impressive, the dessert was delicious and our server was very helpful with wine and food choices when we asked. Beaujolais Bistro will continue to be on our top two list for Reno restaurants."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "It was a good atmosphere. The noise level icon wouldn't let you put quiet down without erasing service stars. This was an outstanding restaurant that knows what to do and does it well!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "This restaurant was being touted as an elegant restaurant with excellent food. So I thought from there it could only get worse. Happily it was the other way around. With something as simple as escargot, the last times I've ordered this dish it has been underwhelming to say the least. Here it was excellent. The rest of the food was similarly excellent. No weird flavor combinations instead properly flavored food with some surprising ( and good) combinations. The people were friendly and we shall return!"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "This is the third time dining at Beaujolais Bistro. The first 2 times were fantastic in every way. This last time was a bit disappointing. Our waitress was nice. It took forever to get our food. People that came in after us left before us. The food was not great. My fish was over-cooked and did not resemble the description on the menu. My sister's steak was supposed to come with béarnaise sauce. It came with diced tomatoes instead. (they ran out of eggs) My mom's fish was cold (on a hot plate). We will definitely give it another try because of the two past experiences. If the next visit is anything like the last, I will not be going back."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "If you appreciate excellent food and service, I recommend this restaurant for special occasions."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We all ordered different dishes, which we all enjoyed. The lightly curried seafood stew was outstanding. We've been to the "new" Beaujolais several times and this was by far our best experience. And, we understand that they'll soon have dining outside on the lawn, which should be fantastic as the beautiful Truckee River is just across the street. Our favorite restaurant in Reno by far."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Very disappointed! Steak was tough, served only with a pile of what looked like McDonald's fries! My Salmon was mushy and raw in the middle. The bib lettuce salad we ordered (NOT included with the meal) was excellent. We made reservations the day before our arrival and were seated immediately by a friendly hostess. However. we waited much too long before anyone noticed we were there and took a wine order. Our server was somber and uninterested. We love to dine out, and this was our anniversary. We thought Beaujolais might be a lovely dining experience, but we were quite let down. We will not go back."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The new Beaujolais Bistro is a beautiful restaurant for that special occasion dinner. It has an interesting menu and an attentive staff. Thanks for a great evening!"
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "The service is the very best in all of Reno. None compare. The food is excellent as well as the cocktails and wines. The ambience is elegant yet relaxed. I felt at home in my own estate. In Reno I have not found one restaurant that has even decent service. I include restaurants that charge up to $60 for the main dish. So, when we dined at the Beaujolais Bistro after they opened in their new location (one of our favorite neighborhoods) we were eager to go. I am delighted that we did. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Very grateful to Have a place in Reno that serves delicious French food, that is not too rich, in a warm and cozy setting. Thank you!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "This was our first time here and everything was delicious. They especially knocked the French bistro classics out of the park i.e. roast chicken and beef bourguignon. Some other favorites were the chicken liver moose and leek soup. Also you simply cannot miss the lemon crapes. They were AMANZING. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Great food and service to celebrate a special occasion."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "2 appetizers , rabbit , beef burgeon, lemón cepes... Ate everything on our plate!! Scooped up the sause w our bread.. Enough said "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Mother's Day & Birthday all in one. Great service and the food was exceptional, as always. New venue is terrific, though not as intimate as the previous location."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We arrived at 7:00pm on a Friday Night but didn't eat for 2 hrs! We were told that they lost one if their chef that day. That would be understandable but why did it take 20 min for our drinks to arrive at our table. We complained to the host but he said that they couldn't do anything for us except bring us a small plate of bread which held 6 small slices for our table of 5! They finally came back and offered us free drinks! Finally the owner come by and apologized and the waitress offered to play for our order of appetizer and drinks! Needless to say that we left with a bad taste in our mouth. I do gave to say that the food was delicious but for us it was not worth the wait. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Pommes Pailles and Bernaise and Beef Bourguignon Mmmmmmmmm Need I say more!!!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We had a wonderful anniversary dinner there. It's in a lovely neighborhood setting next to the river. A bit loud, thanks to the Saturday night crowd. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. My steak frites was delicious, my wife loved her lamb, but our son's beef bourgenion was not so great. Seating was a little chaotic and confused, on such a busy night. Overall, a great place for a special occasion."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We have eaten at Beaujolais a couple times in the past and the food and service have always been excellent. Their previous location downtown was not very inviting and was probably the primary reason why we didn't go more often. This was our first visit to their new location and what a nice change. It is open and airy with a nice view of the river. The food and service is still great. We will definitely become regulars"
    Dined on 5/2/2014