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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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Bistro Jeanty. The ambiance, traditional french menu and people were just perfect. Our meal was wonderful. I will say once we didn't take the advice of our wine pairing recommendation of our waiter he unfortunately turned a bit cold and less than wonderful. We didn't let him ruin our experience, but it was a bit of a bummer."
    Dined on 9/13/2014
  • "We have been returning to this restaurant for many, many years now and it has never been less than excellent! This time we were a group of six and everyone in the group raved about the place and want to return on our next Napa trip. While everyone loved the food, the highlights seem to be the beet salad and slow roasted pork shoulder, along with the warm apple tart and chocolate mousse crème brulee. A deep fried pigs foot appetizer special also was outstanding. They have a great wine list and, equally important for one of our friends, they make a dynamite martini."
    Dined on 9/13/2014
  • "I made the reservation several weeks in advance. It was a very warm evening, so I asked if we could sit outside. I was told "no." I needed to have reserved an outside table if we wanted to eat outside. As it was our first visit to this restaurant, I did not even know they had outside seating. We were taken to an inside table in a tight corner with extreme noise level. We were more than ready to leave the restaurant when our meal was complete. Though the food and service were very good, we probably will not return to Bistro Jeanty because of the very noisy atmosphere and haughty attitude of the hostess."
    Dined on 9/12/2014
  • "Bistro Jeany was a reminder of my recent trip to Paris. The dishes were all prepared in the traditional French method...the good was vibrant and fresh! The one dish you must try is the tomato soup. Words escape me in my attempt to describe it...just try it and you will like it."
    Dined on 9/12/2014
  • "We live in Marin and eat here monthly. The food and service are constantly top notch. Trusty and reliable like a long-time friend."
    Dined on 9/12/2014
  • "Although the food here is always good, we swore we would never come back after sorry service the last time. We have skipped Bistro Jeanty the last 4 trips to NAPA. But we were having trouble finding a late night reservation. So we tried again. The food is wonderful and the service was ok this time. They all know we come for the food and ambiance so they are just a little full of themselves."
    Dined on 9/11/2014
  • "We were on a girls trip to Napa and staying in Yountville, CA. We had heard many people rave about the small restaurant Bistro Jeanty, but did not imagine it would be so wonderful. Our server, Gary, was terrific! He made suggestions to us that were perfect, along with the wines. We will definitely return to Bistro Jeanty, and will send our friends there also."
    Dined on 9/11/2014
  • "The restaurant was good, but we arrived at 1:00 pm and were seated on the back of the patio, where all the curtains were closed due to the heat…we were adjacent to a table of friends/family of one of the employees. There were one or two tables up front near the sidewalk [that would be a lot better]. We finally moved inside, which was much better with ambience; however we had to rush off to meet our tour group [boo]. But with such an empty restaurant, we don't know why they initially seated us in such an odd spot. The food and service were good though. I would recommend the restaurant, but with specific seating instructions!"
    Dined on 9/11/2014
  • "Best dinner this trip. Best Coq a Vin I've ever had. I might have been better off without the brandy."
    Dined on 9/10/2014
  • "Exceptional dining! Dishes were very creative, presentation was beautiful."
    Dined on 9/10/2014
  • "We have been dining at Bistro Jeanty since 2001. Always for our birthdays and often when we are craving casoulet. They make the best! In the winter, the fireplace table is quiet and romantic. Many times, we will come early, before dinner, or just stop in for a glass of wine at the bar where you meet friendly locals and talk with the always inviting staff."
    Dined on 9/9/2014
  • "Whether it is the tomato or the onion they are only the start to a great meal."
    Dined on 9/8/2014
  • "A friend told me this was a must go place and it definitely is! We had a wonderful lunch dining experience on the patio. Everyone had the tomato soup puff pastry which was outstanding accompanied by the butter lettuce salad with the mustard vinagrette. Lunch ended with a delicious goat cheese ice cream and fig pastry. The food, ambiance, and waiter were all exceptional. The waiter was very knowledgeable about wineries and places to visit in the area."
    Dined on 9/8/2014
  • "Every time I go to Bistro Jeanty I am pleasantly surprised. It's not pretentious, but everything flows smoothly, with just the right touch of elegance and attention to detail. Our duck pate was divine, with a Chardonnay geletain sealer to add a touch of sweetness to the savory. My smoked trout salad was also delicious, with a perfect balance of robustness and lightness. It was filling without being heavy. My friends steak frites was also cooked perfectly, and even though we shared her frites, we couldn't eat all of them. We were never rushed, and spent over 2 hours enjoying the warm afternoon on the patio. If I can't be in France, I feel like I'm almost there when I eat at Bistro Jeanty."
    Dined on 9/7/2014
  • "Bistro Jeanty has been consistently exceptional in food and service. The ambiance is wonderful - you feel like you are in a bistro in Provence - and the food makes you realize that there is a true French chef in the kitchen. They have a lovely patio that is covered so it can be used year around. One of our favorite places to dine in the Napa Valley!"
    Dined on 9/6/2014
  • "Our family's return to Bistro Jeanty was as wonderful as ever! We love all the food and have never had anything that wasn't absolutely delicious and very FRENCH! The fig tart with the goat cheese ice cream was a divine special dessert! Beth was an excellent and attentive server. Thank you. Can't wait for next year's visit!!"
    Dined on 9/5/2014
  • "Great food and the best dessert, chocolate mousse creme brulee."
    Dined on 9/4/2014
  • "If you like French cuisine, then you should really enjoy this restaurant. I ate what the staff recommended and it was delicious. Reservations a must."
    Dined on 9/4/2014
  • "Our reservation noted that it was my husband's 65th birthday celebration. He was not wished a Happy Birthday, the birthday event was totally over looked. I even asked if they had a special dessert menu it being his birthday, nothing and still no acknowledgement. Food was good, service was good, but it wasn't the birthday celebration I had hoped for."
    Dined on 9/4/2014
  • "My wife and I stopped here for lunch based on a few recommendations from locals. We were not disappointed. The food was terrific!"
    Dined on 9/4/2014
  • "Food was very good a expected. Tomato soup was outstanding. Wait staff was outstanding also."
    Dined on 9/2/2014
  • "We keep returning on our trips to Napa Valley as the food and ambiance are exquisite. One cannot overstate the deliciousness of everythign on our table! We were disappointed in the service this time around, however, with a waiter that seemed more intent on gossiping with his colleagues that attending to his customers. He forgot to bring the tea, let our water glasses run dry (bad form when one of us was only drinking water) and generally had rude table-side manners."
    Dined on 8/31/2014
  • "Living in the US for 9 years this restaurant is typical of what we miss from Europe. Terrific menu, ambience, service and most important the food. On a 5 day trip this place came out top, a far cry from our bottom pick -Harvest Moon Cafe in Sonoma. My wife had an awesome tomato soup with puff pastry, I had L'escargot. Both entrees were sublime French cooking at its best - Coq au Vin and Boeuf Bourguignon. This place was full before 6pm and turning people away when we left. Book in advance and eat in one of the best restaurants in the valley."
    Dined on 8/31/2014
  • "This was our third visit. I would only ask that they tune up and use their A/C more - it was near 100 degrees outside and inside we were perspiring even before eating."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "On a recent rare trip to Napa, while we couldn't get into French Laundry or The Restaurant at Meadowood, we did manage to have a terrific meal at étoile - the tasting lunch menu. We liked that -- a lot. So when we found out that étoile was led by M. Jeanty early on in its history, off we went to Bistro Jeanty. It perfectly fits my concept of a bistro - comfortable, familiar, not at all formal and definitely not pretentious. We ordered way too much food wanting to try a little of everything. We shared all but the entree and should have shared that -- next time. Everything was superbly flavored and traditionally French. So if this is what you are looking for, Bistro Jeanty is fabulous. We enjoyed every bite of a variety of dishes."
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "after a long absence ..as good as ever, dinner well served appreciiated the suggestion for wine,,"
    Dined on 8/30/2014
  • "This was my second time to Napa from Chicago. It is one of my favorite restaurants. I have travelled to France many times and this reminds me of it. The Beef Bourgouignon if flavored perfectly and the carrorts are tender and tasty. The beef is as tender as can be. So worth the trip...I will be back. Our wait staff was very attentive."
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "Great find right across the street from Villagio. Wonderful food selections, wine choices and atmosphere. Had to try their famous tomato soup in a puff pastry and so glad I did! It was so good in fact I finished the whole bowl and canceled my salad. Room for dessert tho! Wish it was in Chicago!"
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "We live in Yountville and this is our favorite 5 star restaurant. The food is to die for. The wait staff is very attentive without being obvious. This is a great place to relax and have a fantastic meal."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "Visited the week after the quake and they had the place cleaned up, staff was very professional and accommodating when my dinner guest got lost and was a half hour late for our dinner reservation. Meal was very enjoyable."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "Anyone wanting to experience Classic French Cuisine without leaving the USA should go to Bistro Jeanty. It is as though somebody uprooted a French Bistro in Paris and set it down in Yountville."
    Dined on 8/28/2014
  • "If you are thinking traditional French food, Bistro Jeanty is terrific. Lively vibe, friendly, unstuffy and knowledgeable service. Quenelles of pike with lobster sauce were airy and rich, steak frites was done just right and the fries were tiny and crispy in their cone, roast pork shoulder with winter squash, Brussels sprouts and lardons was rich and flavorful. Excellent wine list at pretty reasonable prices for Napa Valley. Just a very nice dinner in a pretty place. We will be back."
    Dined on 8/27/2014
  • "Wonderful restaurant for all ages! Outstanding menu choices. Servers know how to be attentive to all the customers' needs. Once the food arrives you know your dining experience will be outstanding. Can't go wrong with whatever you order. Looking forward to the next time."
    Dined on 8/26/2014
  • "Have dined here many times. Previous visit was a bit sub-par but this time everything was as it should be. Food was terrific (tomato soup, filet a poivre, rack of lamb, hanger steak), service was good, and the outdoor dining was just right with a beautiful evening temp of about 75. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "All the dishes are super salty. I would recommend asking to lower salt, but then risk there being no taste. Service was terrible. All servers act like you're wasting their time."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "My wife and I cannot believe that this restaurant has been so highly rated. We anticipated a much more enjoyable experience given previous reviews. Perhaps it was the busy Saturday night crowd. All of us, including my son, agreed that all of the food was markedly salty, although tasty; the three of us ordered distinctly different dishes. Moreover, my coq au vin, even though it used a thigh and leg, was dried out. At least as distressing was the service. The waiter seemed largely indifferent, although he offered a cursory pleasantry. There were only a couple of in-passing inquiries about our food. The wait between the appetizers (including a mostly tasteless beet salad) and the entrees took at least a half hour. Disappointing!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "A friend passed on this place since they serve rabbit and various pates. Well, it's French, baby! My wife was tickled pink that I found this place in TripAdvisor and I was thrilled she was tickled. Make a reservation as they get busy. Front dining room is cramped, not sure about the back but the dog friendly outdoor seating area (very Parisian) is fantastic."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "My husband and I had lunch again on our 2nd visit to Napa....one of the few we revisited. It was, if anything, even better than the first time! The tomato soup...out of this world, the coq au vin, superb and the crepe Suzette is the best I've ever had. The diners on either side were lustingfor that as well! My husband left his credit card by mistake and, when we called later, they said they had it and even offered to send it to our home. We both lobe Bistro Jeanty!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Our first time to the Napa Valley and Yountville. This is a must restaurant. Great food, wonderful ambiance and service."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "Our favorite place in the Napa area. It is just like being in a cafe in Paris. The food is always excellent. I never bring my own bottle of wine there as they have a nice selection of French wines that just seems appropriate for the occasion."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
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