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About Beaujolais Bistro

Chef Bill Gilbert's charming French style bistro in downtown Reno celebrates authentic French cooking as well as modern interpretation of French cuisine.

We serve Niman Ranch beef, lamb, and pork, Liberty Duck, and much of our organic produce is sourced locally including wild and exotic mushrooms from Connie Green.

Our extensive bar and wine list is available early for your pleasure. Outdoor seating is also available seasonally. Private dining arrangements are available on request.

We are proud to be voted "Reno's Best French Restaurant" for over a decade, and "Reno's Most Romantic Restaurant" in 2014 by the Reno News & Review.

753 Riverside Drive
Reno, NV 89503
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Sunday 5-9p.m. Bar open at 4pm.
Closed Mondays.

Cross Street:
1st Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(775) 323-2227

Website:
http://www.beaujolaisbistro.com/

Parking Details:
Validated Parking at the Parking Gallery
at the corner of 1st and Sierra

Executive Chef:
Bill Gilbert

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining room

Private Party Contact:
Bill Gilbert: (775) 323-2227

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Bastille Day, July 14

Beaujolais Nouveau on the 3rd Thursday in November.

Beaujolais Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (31)
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Fit for Foodies (21)
Creative Cuisine (19)
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Notable Wine List (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Authentic (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Scenic View (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Business Meals (5)
Seasonal (5)
Casual (4)
People Watching (4)
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Healthy (3)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Food fabulous drinks and wine list appropriate for the food it was her would make a trip just to eat at Beaujolais . That restaurant by far in Reno.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined 4 days ago

This has become our best restaurant in Reno, we are following up with a party of 6 next week.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, People Watching, Casual, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

Hands down, the best meal I have ever eaten. My husband and I could not stop talking about the food the entire time that we were eating, and continued to rave about it for hours after. We were blown away. It was obvious that each individual component in the dish was given the same attention as it would have had been given if the ingredient were to stand alone. To make it better, we are vegetarian and happened to go on a night in which a vegetarian option was not featured on the menu. The chef made sure to accommodate us anyway. Although pricey, it is clear that the chef of this restaurant had a true passion for food, and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a special night out.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 4 days ago

They were very accommodating. We had some changes with our reservation and they were more than helpful. Lee provided excellent service.
The venison chops with huckleberry sauce were outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great food and service! I would completely recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great restaurant! Nice Decor and Spectacular food. Highly recommend the Restaurant!
One drawback... Martini glasses are Very small and not a good value. This may seem like a minor item until you order the drink. The martini glasses are unusually small. This is probably a good profit center for them. It doesn't matter if you drink alcohol or not it just sets the tone for the overall experience.
I would go back, but I would take my own bottle of wine because the corkage is less then two martinis.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Way too loud

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

We enjoyed a fantastic meal. Excellent cocktails, great wine list, and the food was just superb. What a wonderful place.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Very nice restaurant and the prices are good. Definitely recommend to anyone visiting Reno! The wine selection was beyond impressive. I live in Italy so I consider myself to know a lot about wine and the wine list here is great!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Fantastic meal, great variety and very attentive service.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 20, 2017

My wife and I went for our anniversary and found this to be the perfect dining experience. The service was outstanding, the staff knowledgeable and inviting and the food was incredible. I will definitely dine here again for future romantic occasions.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Wonderful! This was highly recommended to us because we were traveling to Reno. A bit pricey but a great find - we will definitely come here next time we are in Reno.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Tapas
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

We were planning on attending a theater performance at 7pm with a 5:15 reservation. We were a party of six, and arrived 10” early and were seated immediately. The waitress explained the menu and came back some time later for drink orders which she confused. One in our party ordered a glass of Cabernet. She came back with samples of two other wines. Then she came back to take starter orders, still not having delivered all of the drinks. We reminded her of our theater time. She took our dinner orders and brought starts. At 6:20 we still did not have our dinners. When served, one entre was wrong but it was too late to wait for a correction. We didn’t have time for desert or coffee.
The food under different circumstances might have been better received. As it was we felt our dining experience was neither enjoyable or a good value.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was DELICIOUS. Service was okay but nothing special.

Go here for delicious food.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Back again for one of our most favorite restaurants. I can never resist the fois gras and am never disappointed. Oysters were wonderful and we often get several starters and one entre. Bill was cooking the night we were there and the extra care for plating and service he inspires (demands?) is always part of the charm.
Thank you,
We will see you again soon.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Server was wonderful. He came regularly to our table to refill our wine as it was getting empty. The atmosphere was great and the food was 5 star amazing!! The duck was one of the best dishes I've ever eaten

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

We loved the food, but the wait staff was a bit slow with our drink order. I'd go back tho

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 8, 2017

First time to Reno. So lucky to have tripped over this fine place. When in town I will head back again. Cassoulet not to be missed. I'm still craving it! A lovely place, seek it out and be delighted. Really.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Amazing as always! Our favorite restaurant in Reno.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

They were overbooked and understaffed. My dinner was truly awful. This has never
happened to us before so I will go back and give them another chance but what
a disappointment of a usually topnotch experience.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Excellent! We were there for my son's 21 birthday. He loved it. Food is wonderful!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The ambiance was great for a special occasion dining experience. The food was delicious, but a little pricey. We probably will ont dine here for special occasions for that reason.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Romantic
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Wonderful location and great service. I started with the escargot and asked if they could be served out of the shells. The waiter and kitchen staff accommodated this special request without issue. The duck breast entree was delicious. All in all, a very nice evening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 18, 2017

We had a great time. The food was great. It was a little overpriced for Reno - especially the wine - but if you're going for a special occasion it's OK. The service was a little slow, but, they were very nice and courteous.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We reserved last minute for 8pm table. Sat at the bar ( very happily) for half hour waiting for the table. The staff came over repeatedly to apologize for our wait. It was worth it. Service was great and food was excellent. Would go back next time we're in Reno!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2017

This place is one favorites and I would highly recommend it!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Halibut was a tad bit over cooked otherwise everything was fabulous.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Our first time there and we were impressed by the general menu, special cocktails and service.
Especially enjoyed the escargot and sweetbreads.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on August 23, 2017

I have gone to Beaujolais Bistro several times at their previous location, but love there new place along the Truckee River. The service was wonderful. The atmosphere is great for friends and romance. The food was very well prepared. I would highly recommend this restaurant to all of my friends...and strangers.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on August 23, 2017

This is a high end dining experience with professional service, outstanding food, and absolutely gorgeous setting. The staff at Beaujolais really go out of their way to accommodate individual needs and provide an excellent dining experience.

It is very expensive, but the quality of food and service match the price. All of my dining partners agreed that their meals were very good. The wine and drink selection is outstanding. Service is leisurely, I would have liked to see attention to our drink orders a little more diligent, but it a minor negative among many many positives.

We have been here many times before and it is one of our top choices for special occasion dining.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Amazing food. It's a bit pricey but worth it. The dining room in the old house really sets the tone for the amazing food to come.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Another fantastic meal. As usual, we thoroughly enjoyed the service, food and ambiance. Thank you Chef Pete Gilbert - great evening again!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Went for a nite out dinner and a movie with an out of town friend.
Due to being hard to find escargot almost anywhere was happy to find on their menu.

The food was great. Service was a little slow. Ambiance was ok. It is a pretty tight confined dining area.
So the noise level was pretty high for a casual restaurant.

But the food was well worth the wait. Highly recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Dinner at the B. Bistro was my birthday present! It was a delicious and perfectly served meal, as usual!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The whole dining experience was wonderful. The food, the service both outstanding. Looking forward to my next dining experience there.

Tags: People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on August 2, 2017

Took myself on a date the other night and I fell in love with Beaujolais. I'm already a huge lover of France so this place fills all the voids I miss about that country. I recommend to everyone! Also the Sorbet dessert is SO GOOD!!!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Bar Seating, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

horrible service dampened the whole evening---quality of food and wine list excellent, but service sucks

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

We really enjoyed Beaujolais Bistro. The preparation was outstanding. The duck was simply the best duck we have ever had. The Opakapaka was excellent as well. The Pinot Noir by Hahn from Santa Lucia was okay. Be sure and try the Brussels sprouts. The portion sizes were generous.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Not the same as when we went 18 months ago. Waitress was overworked and left us sitting for long periods before ordering. Food was good, but not matching the price point. Many other up and coming Reno restaurants to visit before returning.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food was excellent. We had escargot for appetizers and it was outstanding. My wife had vichyssoise for soup and it was the perfect cold soup for a hot night. I had The French onion which was out of this world and could be a meal in itself!. The salmon was cooked perfectly and was very tasty. My wife had the tenderloin medallions which did not require a knife. The atmosphere was good although we asked for a corner table A week before our appointment when we made our reservations and only got close. Seat was very hard, and that was unfortunate as we had an hour wait between our soup and the entrée. It was no problem for us as we were not in a hurry, but our waitress thought it was and was nice enough to wave our corkage fee. Will definitely go back for special occasions.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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