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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (28)
Special Occasion (26)
Good for Anniversaries (24)
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Fit for Foodies (21)
Good for a Date (19)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Notable Wine List (16)
Cozy (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Worth the Drive (11)
Authentic (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Bar Seating (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Scenic View (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Business Meals (4)
Seasonal (4)
Healthy (4)
Casual (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Fun (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Tapas (2)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Great menu, veggies were very fresh. Everything was well - prepared and tasty.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive
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·Dined 5 days ago

Birthday celebration.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We had a lovely night celebrating my husbands birthday. The chicken liver mouse and the mussels were over the top.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Unfortunately, we hit them at a busy time. Our meal was good, as it came to us, but extrememly spotty service. We ordered at 7:00 PM and got our entrees at 9:00 PM. This was a sub par night for the restaurant as we have had much better service before. But, frankly they overbooked and couldn't keep pace with the orders.

Tags: Healthy, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Our food was well prepared but the cut of meat was very poor. I would not recommend.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We enjoyed an excellent meal in a wonderful setting. The restaurant is a converted house in an old residential neighborhood along the river. The staff is attentive but not hovering. The seating is very comfortable and the tables aren't on top of each other. The lighting is a little dark (I saw some customers using their phones to read the menu), but I thought it was perfect. Behind the bar is an open kitchen where you can see the chefs at work, and I'm told they change the menu every day. Everything we had was delicious, especially the goat cheese tartine appetizer and the amazing dessert selection. And the service was outstanding -- I am vegetarian; and although there were no vegetarian entrees on the menu, they prepared an excellent meal of roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, and a terrific roasted pepper sauce. I am also a non-drinker, but they prepared a "mocktail" for me that was unique and outstanding (I actually ended up getting two of them). For my wife, she couldn't decide between a couple different wines to go with her entree, so they brought her a small glass of each so she could taste and decide. All in all a great experience; and although it might be a little pricey to go all the time, we will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Very pleasant dining experience! The food was outstanding and creative. The endive salad with pears and hazelnut dressing was amazing. The meats dishes (venison and steak) were excellent, very tender. We shared the escargot as an appetizer and they were perfect. The butter sauce was great and the escargot were just the right size. We shared the Gourmand dessert - a set of tiny bites ... perfect. The service was super friendly and kind.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Truly one of the worse dining experiences I have ever had, first had a 715 reservation didn’t get seated until 730 no big deal initially. It took 25 mins before anyone actually came to Table and introduced themselves as our server, or three apps all of them below par, and shortly after we place app order they took entree order. While waiting for the entree to come out told server to please clear apps which is annoying and was ask if we wanted entree to be put in to kitchen? What? You haven’t put our order in? Why not? No great response, cancelled dinner order and then it took another 20 mins to get bill I felt like I was being held prisoner in dining hell, I couldn’t even pay and leave quickly.. I will never go back to this Restaurant and will tell anyone who asked they should skip it. It’s unfortunate cause it use to be a place I looked forward to going

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Sorry but I was not overall impressed with my experience. Service was slow, but waiter was knowledgeable about menu and food. Plate presentation was average, appetizer was delicious, entrée was average, desserts were average as well in taste and presentation.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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 on November 19, 2017

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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