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Bistro Jeanty
Bistro Jeanty

Bistro Jeanty Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://bistrojeanty.com
  • Phone: (707) 944-0103
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Philippe Jeanty
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Philippe Jeanty invites you to host your special event at the Bistro. You will be pleased to discover a variety of dining options and accommodations to best suit your party. Our professional staff will assist you in finding the perfect escape, from a buy-out of the restaurant for large groups to the Bistro patio for a smaller intimate setting. Thank you for considering Bistro Jeanty to host your special event. We look forward to working with you and helping to make this occasion a great success.
  • Private Party Contact: Nicole Norgard (707) 944-0103

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Mulberry
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Bistro Jeanty has a few designated spots for the restaurant as well as street parking.
A word from Bistro Jeanty
In everyday French life, it is the Bistro that is woven into the daily pattern of meals and celebrations. The only French owned and operated restaurant in Napa Valley, Bistro Jeanty has been received by patrons from all over as a true French bistro. The warm interior is a reflection of the casual elegance you find in every meal. Classic dishes such as Mussels au vin rouge, Cassoulet, or of course Philippe’s famed Tomato soup make you feel as if you really have traveled into the French countryside. From all of us here at Bistro Jeanty we invite you to come and share in the excitement of dining.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "There were seven of us for a birthday luncheon. There is a wide selection of French specialties on offer. We all had different dishes, and everyone was pleased with what he or she had ordered. The service was cheerful and attentive without being bothersome. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Bistro Jeanty is one of favorite restaurants and a MUST when I am in Napa Valley..."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great French ambiance, and delicious French food! Summer heirloom tomato salad is to die for!!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "A TRUE French Bistro, located in a charming building that looks as if it were located in France. The Creme De Tomate en Croute $12 (tomato soup in a puff pastry) is simply amazing. Tomato soup is something I would never order in a restaurant, as tomato soup is tomato soup . . . right? . . . I mean how good can tomato soup be? = Crazy Good - NOTE: don't share or go mmmm, as you won't get it back (wink) The Parfait De Foie Blond $14 (duck liver mousse with brioche) is over the top and the Veal Chop ($45) is stellar. * Corkage is high, as we were charged $25 for the 1st bottle and $35 for the 2nd. CAUTION: Ask to sit outside (covered and also partially enclosed) as it can get VERY LOUD inside, especially in the back 2nd dining room !"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "This neighborhood gem is one of the best finds for dinner. Our table of six each ordered a different entree and all of the selections were outstanding with great flavor and presentation. We brought a couple of bottles of wine we purchased while wine tasting in the area to enjoy with our meal. We truly enjoy this restaurant each year!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Everything was Great! Service was outstanding! We will go back next time we are in Napa Valley!"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "This was a first-rate experience. The food and service were both excellent. Specifically, the sole meunière was wonderful and the steak au poivre sauce was the best I've had in many years."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The food is exactly what you would be getting in France. I tried the vegetable terrine and the Cassoulet. Excellent."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "I was extremely pleased with our experience at Bistro Jeanty. The food was fantastic, the wine superb, and the service impeccable. I will recommend this restaurant to all of my friends who are visiting Napa!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "This is the second time I've flown from Seattle to the Bay Area with a reservation for Bistro Jeanty. Excellent service, knowledgable staff, casual elegance, fantastic food!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "The food is well designed and better in their preparation and presentation. Outstanding pairings from selection of ingredients that match each course. Simple sauces and cooking methods allow the flavor of the entry to shine through... every bite was delicious!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Great staff, great food. Can't knock this place. Delicious snails, best rib eye ever, delicious terraine."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The overall experience was excellent. The food was excellent. Many menu options. Service was superb. Rack of Lamb and delmonico steak were outstanding. We did bring two of our own bottles of wine and as Napa Neighbor residents are used to having wine corkage waived. They charged $25 for the first bottle and $35 for the second bottle. This is the highest corkage we have ever experienced. In the future we will not bring wine. In a way, they are discouraging bringing your own wine."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I have been here several times and enjoy the ,still French, influence. Always a great menu, with good wines"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "My husband and I went for our 20th Anniversary. We are Foodies, and Bistro Jeanty is the place to dine. Thank you, Doug and Mona Cook"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I had my first absinthe here... and yesterday I had my first Hemingway Daiquiri [TG for spell-check]. Perfect drink for a beautiful summer day. I ALWAYS have the bone marrow for an app. Can't get this at most places. Beef Bourgenoine [no spell-check for this one!] was a bit dry which shocked me. Usually it's perfect. They'll comp the $25 corkage if you buy a bottle. Superb service by Beth."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Love this place! It's a great casual dining experience. Always our first stop in napa!! The French onion soup was the best I ever had! Also love the halibut !"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I went for lunch on a Thursday and just had the buttermilk lettuce salad with mustard vinaigrette and onion soup. it was amazing. the vinaigrette is delicious and the lettuce was nice and refreshing. the onion soup was hearty and nice and cheesy"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We had not been to Bistro Jeanty for a few years and found it just as charming and delicious as we remembered. Keep up the good work!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Great french food with excellent service and ambience. This was a special occasion, anniversary, and we plan go return on our next trip to Napa Valley. If Atiyeh is your waiter, you are in for a great experience. Treat yourself and go!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "We have driven by this charming restaurant hundreds of times and had no idea what we were missing. The ambiance, service and food were amazing. We were impressed with the serving sizes, not to mention the abundant flavors and presentation. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a quaint and romantic place to eat in the Napa Valley."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Spent 3 nights in Yountville and booked this reservation a couple months in advance as we knew this was a must. We were not disappointed! Food was outstanding. Started with the butter leaf salad and heirloom tomato salads. I had the short rib with roasted carrots and bulb onions and my fiancé had the sole. Both were excellent! We came back for lunch the next day and had the butter leaf salad again, along with the steak tartare and frittes. The texture and quality on the steak tartare was great, but the mustard dressing was slightly overwhelming. Still very good, however. Definitely a must if in Yountville!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Wonderful food, ambiance and evening from beginning to end! We felt like we were in a French bistro and loved each aspect of our dining experience from cocktails to dessert. Very friendly staff. Definitely sit on the patio if you enjoy outdoor dining (requested when we made our reservation). Every item we indulged in we would recommend. Our experience at Bistro Jeanty ranks up there with our top restaurant experiences. Such a great and memorable evening:)"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I like this place. Enjoyed steak and chicken. It should be a michelin 1-star restaurant."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I've been here many times, and each time is an amazing experience. One of the best restaurants in the Napa Valley. Top quality food, wine, and service. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a special meal."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Food was wonderful and very French, as expected. Service was disappointingly rushed and uninspiring. Verged on condescending."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Bistro Jeanty does not disappoint! On my third visit to this wonderful, bustling place we were greeted and seated promptly, our waitstaff was well-informed, engaging and helpful and the kitchen offerings were as always a delight. To start, the chefs transformed the lowly and simple trotter into a whimsical crispy treat. Our duck confit and goat cheese terrine was a perfect example of something where "the whole is greater than the sum of the parts." A splendid veal chop, served at the perfect temperature and topped with a generous garnish of sauteed morels and accompanied by a sauce boat of an ambrosia-like combination of cheese and cream was over the top - a perfect example of simple food made sublime."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "With so many great restaurants in Yountville, it's easy to overlook Bistro Jeanty - even though it is always busy - it's a terrific french bistro with a large menu of classic french dishes like coq au vin with buttered noodles and cassoulet...plus fried smelt, french onion soup and numerous pates, and their iconic tomato soup served under a puff pastry dome. Terrific service as well - a great place to eat any time of day!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My husband and I had been to this restaurant about 12 years ago. We enjoyed it immensely then...so we thought we would try it again. Since we were going to be spending the 4th of July week-end in Napa and celebrating our daughters 21st birthday.. we thought of this place and we were not disappointed. The food and the service was excellent. We all had something different for our main course and we each loved what we got!! I highly recommend the fish. it was cooked to perfection..."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The food and selections were spectacular, however if you don't mind feeling like you are sharing your dinner with those right next to you then great. Unfortunately I felt like this place has outgrown it's doors. The tables were literally less than 12" apart. I don't mind close but forget having any private conversations as you can hear everyone right next too you. The service was okay but the server was older and working too many tables. He didn't tell us what their signature dish was as I heard it expressed by another server at the table next to us. That said the food itself excellent just the experience of the dining itself left a lot lacking."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Excellent food and very charming. Loved it and we'll be back."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Cancelled our original lunch plans after getting a second recommendation for bistro jeany. Was not disappointed. Charming place with great food."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "We had reservations at 8:30 and were seated promptly on the patio. The night was a little cool and they had heaters to make it more comfortable. I liked that feature. They have a wonderful menu with daily specials that were pretty extensive. We enjoyed the food and our waiter was very nice however, it took forever to get our main course. We received our starters relatively promptly but it was after 10:00 p.m. before we received our dinner. We asked several times and really never got a good answer for why it took so long. They gave us a complimentary creme brûlée which was nice but I would have preferred better service."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Honestly, I have no idea what all the fuss is about. Forgettable food, forgettable service, too hurried, too crowded. Have had SO much better. There are so many great restaurants in the Napa area I have no idea why this one gets such rave reviews and is so popular. Maybe we just hit it on a bad day. My husband and friends that joined us liked the tomato soup, the french onion and escargot were way below par. I know chain restaurants that have better. We sat on the patio, which was fine since the inside was really crowded and noisy. Everything from drinks to entree's were not delivered to our table at the same time, it was just weird. I wouldn't go back, but that's just me."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Not keeping up with other restaurants in area as far as service and food quality. Past it's prime. Needs refreshing. Chairs and tables uncomfortable. Waiters not very attentive."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Our food was outstanding, the service was outstanding. They offer a varied and sophisticated menu in a comfortable setting. I had braised pork shoulder and my husband had a veal chop with morels. Both were wonderful."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Expensive for less than average food! Used to be great now I won't go there again. Took a friend and was embarassed. Rib-eye i remembered having there was great - this time it was a thin cut over cooked mess. What happened Bistro Jeanty?"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Stumbled upon this restaurant on recommendation from guide at Stag Leap's Wine Cellars. Recommended the tomato soup which is delicious. Overall, quant little french restaurant in the heart of Napa Valley."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "First time going to Bistro Jeanty was a fantastic experience! We had the tomatoe soup , Escargot and fried Smelts for appetizer, Veal chop was the main course it was all incredibly tasty and memorable experience. Looking forward to going back again soon...."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Simply excellent dinner for our party of four. Being on the patio avoided crowding and noise problems reported by others. The food was so tasty."
    Dined on 7/2/2014