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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.
Reno, NV 89503
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Sunday 5-9p.m. Bar open at 4pm.
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Validated Parking at the Parking Gallery
at the corner of 1st and Sierra
Private Party Facilities:
Private dining room
Private Party Contact:
Bill Gilbert: (775) 323-2227
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
We've been here many times in the past. Last Sunday really disappointed. It was a birthday celebration, they gave us the quiet table in the corner we asked for. The food was good, no complaints there. The service was PAINFULLY SLOW. Tectonic plates move faster. Took 2 1/2 hours for the entire meal. People who arrived 30 minutes after us on either side of our table were served every single course before we were. Waited and dwidled our thumbs before every course. Almost walked out after waiting 30 minutes for desert. Beaujolais was my husband's favorite restaurant, which is why he picked it for his birthday. I doubt we will ever be back, despite having gone there many many times over many many years. Avoid for special occasions. Not worth the aggravation.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We will see you again soon.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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