Waiters a bit too zealous
Waiters a bit too zealous topping up our water every couple of minutes, but otherwise service was very good and food was excellent. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Would go back again.
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went to the restaurant on a Groupon deal, but they didn't treat me like it... Often NYC restaurants pullout a separate menu and treat you like a pyrah. They allowed me to order whatever I wanted for the full value of the Groupon. Good call! We started with a bottle of Syraz, fresh hot bread, & asked Christian for his recommendations on appetizers. Escargot was a little buttery put e flat bread hire spot. Christian was amazingly attentive and on the spot with refilling our drinks and flirting with my 60 yr old mother (who ate it up).
Christian was again on the mark with his next 2 selections of short ribs & lamb shank. I prefer my lamb a little sweeter, but it was tender and fell of the bone. Very attentive for a Saturday night.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had 3 course pre fixe dinner. Really reasonable price for amazing food. Did not leave a morsel on the plate, which
I would have liked to lick. Didn't know I liked gazpacho until trying theirs, same for floating island dessert. Had fun joking with the friendly server. Can't wait to go back.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
A French gastronomic experience
A pleasant surprise in the village, you blink an eye and you May pass it, however once you experience both their brunch as well as dinner you are inn for quite a French grastronomical experience, loved the steak tartar masterly blended with succulent spices, French onion soup out if this world and a creme burlee that can only be described as simply SINFUL..!!. Jolis the manager will always make you feel like you are at a friends place.
4/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Finding a Gem on 14th Street
This was my second visit to Jeanne & Gaston. When I arrived for lunch on one of the first nice weather days in months I was asked if I would like to eat in the garden. I was thrilled to sit outside in the sunshine awaiting my friend. He was late, yet I was never rushed to order anything and made to feel extremely comfortable. We had a fabulous lunch. The food is delicious, beautifully served and obviously very fresh. We sat talking endlessly without interruption. It was a perfect afternoon and I can't wait to go back again.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
A beautiful garden with delicious food. The one waiter had a lot to handle, but who cared if we had to wait as long we were enjoying the sun and wine.
5/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was my 2nd visit to Jeanne
This was my 2nd visit to Jeanne & Gaston. The 1st was dinner & now lunch; both outstanding & well priced.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fabulous Outdoor Brunch Spot
We were first time diners here so we decided to check it out for brunch. I requested an outdoor garden table as the weather was supposed to be lovely - we were not disappointed! The ambience was beautiful and serene and the 3 course brunch was delicious! Each dish was innovative and yummy and the staff was immensely attentive but we never felt rushed through our meal. Great find and we'll go back!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
I appreciate J&G more with each visit, especially now that the garden is open. Terrific French cuisine with efficient and friendly service.
5/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
My dinner was excellent, but
My dinner was excellent, but there was only one white ben in my wife's lamb shank, which was supposed to have a white beam sauce. Nevertheless it tasted quite good and she might order it again.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Definitely worth returning
Very good moderately priced food and service in a tight indoor space. The garden, open weather permitting, is more spacious. The onion soup was quite good, as were the mussels. Noise level was a bit high, owing to both the proximity of other diners and a sound system cranked up a few notches. Worth a return visit in all respects.
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful surprise found on 14th Street! We had never been to Jeanna & Gaston before so we made what we thought were early dinner plans, but had brunch instead this past Sunday. The food was delicious and the service was impeccable! We look forward to going back again and again.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, good service but
Good food, good service but forgetful at times. We had to ask twice for various requests. Garden is delightful when open.
6/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gem in the neighborhood
This restaurant doesn't look like much from the street but the food, service and ambience was great. They have a beautiful backyard and it was such a treat to eat outside without being on the sidewalk. It was a really great experience and I definitely will be back.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great French Bistro
Great place for a light Bistro fare and outdoor dining. Desserts are especially great and the service is impeccable. Looking forward to my next visit to try out other dishes on the menu.
6/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Secret Garden Glamour
Good food, great ambiance & excellent service! MUST VISIT
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really fine French cooking
Really fine French cooking like gran'mere used to make. Add friendly service and a charming garden in the back, and it's mervelleux!
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was delicious, desserts a treat, and eating in garden was extremely pleasant. I was treating a couple who had done me a favor, and they both adored this gourmet outing. I had the Floating Island for dessert, which might have been a little too sweet, but I'm certain I'll order it again the next time I'm here.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Such a lovely garden patio!
I had brunch here with a friend last Sunday and it could not have been a nicer experience. The $2 refills of mimosas and bellinis came quickly and cold! I had the goat cheese and tomato appetizer to start followed by Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon. Everything was delicious. We sat in the back garden which was quiet and uncrowded. I will definitely be back!
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Authentic French Food!
Jeanne and Gaston is true French faire! I went for brunch and had the chicken and mushroom crepe and the crepe was delicate, yet durable - only like the true French can do! The value is great... An appetizer and brunch entre for 18.00 bucks and you can't turn down two dollar drink refills once you've committed to a Bellini/Mimosa! Great place to brunch hop!
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is my second time here and the service and food were wonderful. I went with friends for French Restaurant week although the website said they were having a special priced dinner they did not. Their usual two price fix offers are very generous and fortunately no one in my party was upset. We sat in the garden which was pleasant even though it had been a hot day. The service was excellent and the food was wonderful. The floating island is a must try.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have dined before there
I have dined before there , and found the restaurant to be excellent.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
C'est ce bon!
I took my husband here for a belated birthday dinner. The food was exquisite and I enjoyed it tremendously. I loved the outdoor eating despite the fact that a dragonfly was a little too friendly. The night was perfect with a nice breeze and the restaurant had atmosphere and ambience. The wait staff was non-intrusive, not very friendly but not cold either. I'd say the waiter was lukewarm. He barely spoke a word and despite the coolness of the waiter, I would recommend Jeanne & Gaston to a friend. It is a nice first date restaurant or a cool spot for wine and conversation.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yummy - can't wait to go back!
Yummy - can't wait to go back! Food was delicious, service always came with a smile, and the setting was perfect - we were a group of 6 and all had a great time. The evening we went on (a Thursday) the restaurant had a live jazz band which was super and just added to our dining experience.
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Better than I Expected
I had been here when the restaurant was Gavroche and it's now under new ownership. I came to have dinner in the garden thinking that the food would be OK. However, the food was much better than I expected it would be and it was a wonderful night. We were in the back garden, it was a balmy breezy summer night, the food was wonderful, the service quick and efficient - all in all a wonderful night.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Oasis on West 14th St.
My first visit; the second for my guest.
Given the "right" weather, the garden is
sublime! Jeanne & Gaston offers an
unusual variety in menu and pricing.
The care shows.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The real thing
Great French cooking at reasonable prices -- so hard to find in New York anymore. Superb lobster remoulade, pike quenelle, etc. etc. Always enticing specials. And all served with charm and friendliness. My home away from.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
garden of eden
The feel of Paris hits you as soon as you enter the garden and hear the fountain. Set far enough back there is no street noise. The service is polite and kind and the food was exquisite.Taste and presentation make the meal a special occasion -- even my 12 year old niece was impressed with the way her creme brule was served. I went for lunch with family and then again for Sunday brunch. I am fortunate to live nearby and will make this my neighborhood restaurant.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good French on 14th
Went there on a Thursday night, sat in the garden and had a very nice time. Nicely prepared bistro staples and a few twists thrown into the menu for fun, and a wonderful waiter who was very attentive and helpful. The front indoor dining space isn't all that appealing but the courtyard in back was nice and quiet and perfect for a late summer evening catch-up with a friend.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
A charming French hideaway
Delicious French food with lovely atmosphere. Attentive wait staff. Overall, a great dining experience.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Place to Return To
Have eaten at Jeanne & Gaston several times already and always a wonderful experience. Try it...you will return to it.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
I realized the other evening that EVERY time I dine at J&G I tell my companion, "It's always so good here, but tonight's meal was REALLY exceptional." Food and service -- for me it's like dining with family, if Grandma were an inspired chef! Just go.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our evening at Jeanne & Gaston was wonderful. The service was great, the servers great and the food great. It was a bit windy so we stayed inside and we were given a wonderful table.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
An enjoyable small French Restaurant serving the classics that were both tasty and served efficiently.
Good mixed drinks and decently priced wine list.
The soufflé for dessert was very nice and good for two people.
Service was prompt and not rushed for a Saturday night.
We will be back.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Relaxed French Bistro
I dined with an old friend. The atmosphere was warm, the staff was friendly, and we enjoyed a relaxed, well-paced evening. The meal was delicious (asparagus with egg, pan-seared veal kidney) and the prices were totally reasonable ($12-$20).
It is a great restaurant in which to dine out casually and often.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delightful and delicious
This was not our first visit to Jeanne and Gaston and we are looking forward to our next.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food will surprise you
The food is much more delicate and interesting than the laconic menu would suggest. I've been here several times, and the service is always slow and a little confused. The selection of wines by the glass could also be improved. But the meal is always excellent. More innovative than you'd expect from a neighborhood bistro. Very pleasant ambiance and general vibe. The kind of place you can go and would want to go often.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I made reservations for 8 people for my birthday dinner at 7:30PM. The party before us was late and we didn't get seated until 8PM, which is not a fault of the restaurant. Luckily some of my friends were also a little late, so I sat at the bar until our table was ready. This was my first time here and I found it on OpenTable. The pictures here made it look more casual than it is. When people say "New York City restaurant", the ambiance of this restaurant is usually what they're thinking of. Dim lighting with various lights around the room make it good for date nights, or celebratory dinners with friends! Food was good and service was ok, considering we were 8 people. Highly recommended!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nous sommes tres, tres content!
Outstanding, authentic French cuisine. Nice to see so many fellow diners capable of appreciating what this fine restaurant has to offer.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best of times is now
If, like me, you miss the terrific, reasonably priced French cuisine that one used to find all over NYC, head to 14th & 7th for onion soup, crabmeat Napoleon, escargots, pike quenelles, steak frites, veal kidneys, boeuf bourgignon, clafoutis, wonderful souffles and so many more. And discover they're even tastier than you remembered.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you are a lover of french food this irestaurant is "a must"
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect French Bistro
It was our first time dining at this small French Bistro, on 14th street between Chelsea and the Village, and we were very pleased. We were a party of 6 and everyone was very happy with the food and the pleasant atmosphere. The staff was very eager to please us and it made the experience even better for all. I liked that it is a small restaurant, reminiscent of the bistros I have dined in in Paris. I can't wait until spring so we can dine out doors in their garden.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
service was a little slow
service was a little slow but food and cocktails were yummy. Ambience was quiet so we could have normal dinner conversation. Would definitely go back again
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant did not have
The restaurant did not have our reservation when we arrived on time Saturday evening; I showed the host the email from Open Table and he was unapologetic. I was surprised they did not call to confirm sometime on Fri or Sat, so on Sat late morning I called to re-confirm and the gentleman who answered said he had the reservation.
My only critique...he could have been friendlier and more gracious, like the young woman, Emily, who attended to us.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've visited Jeanne et Gaston
We've visited Jeanne et Gaston several times, but our recent meal there was exemplary. Our dinner guest was extremely taken with the quality of the cooking. You earned a new customer!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great little French Bistro...entree
Great little French Bistro...entrees very reasonably priced...nice wine selection too
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fine food, with friends
Authentic French cooking in a warm, cozy setting; like dining with friends.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Besides being our neighborhood
Besides being our neighborhood gem, Jeanne & Gaston is our first choice when we entertain friends and/or visitors to New York. On our most recent visit, our visiting family was made to feel at home.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
We went for thanksgiving lunch
We went for thanksgiving lunch and the food was superb considering it was just $40 for a 3 course meal . We had the place all to ourselves as we were the only customers at that time . The seafood bisque for appetizers is worth mentioning as it's something I'd look forward to eating again .
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Simply a thankful thanksgiving
We were greeted with warmth the minute we arrived at the restaurant especially when you arriving with a three year old. They seated us at a great spot where it is convenient for the stroller and with a view of the whole restaurant. By the way, we went there for thanksgiving dinner and the food was great (three course). The portion was just perfect except for the appetizer I ordered for my us. It was a french style pizza which was too oily not just him but even for me too. I do love the idea except maybe next time I will tell them to take it easy on the olive oil. So our waiter was very great and very attentive. When my son spilled water on the table, the first thing he did was rescued my nephew's camera which I think was a very smart move.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM