Jean-Robert's Table

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Contemporary French
French Master Chef Jean-Robert de Cavel welcomes you to his urban restaurant serving contemporary food and drink rooted in tradition. Located in the heart of downtown Cincinnati at 7th and Vine Streets, Jean-Robert’s Table is just blocks from Cincinnati’s Fountain Square, major hotels and the Aronoff Center for the Arts.
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4.7based on recent ratings
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AB
Nashville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Food was delicious and waiter was awesome. However, we were never served our dinner. We waited an hour after our appetizer was finished with no food before we decided we needed to leave at 10:30pm. We were told someone left the kitchen and that was why there was a delay, but saw every other table received food including those who sat down after us. Although the experience was not great, they were kind enough to comp us for the dinner we ordered and provide us each with a glass of wine. Felt bad for our waiter as it was not his fault. Have heard this is not the first service related issue that has happened here. Still would give it another chance because the food was delicious and the waiter was great.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was very pleasant and very knowledgeable. The food was wonderful. Great wine list too!

CB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go here when I want assurance that I will be served fantastic food and a memorable experience.

OT
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The food was good but not exceptional in any way. The foie gras was close to exceptional except for the duck confit which was completely unnecessary ...though an interesting variation...for purists, completely unnecessary.

The river caviar was disappointing at best and definitely not worth the $55/oz.

The escargots were super and cooked to perfection

What was unforgivable was the over cooked Halibut special. Not overly dry but dry enough for a French restaurant.

The skate with lobster sauce was very good.

Most disappointing of all was the Maitre'd who was snooty at best and completley uncalled for in this nice midwestern ciry.

Also out waiter was a little intrusive while not always there when you needed him.

Do not recommend this place unless they dramatically revitalize their methods

OT
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jean-Robert’s is my favorite restaurant in the city and it did not disappoint on Wednesday. Excellent service, incredible food, and the same great experience we have every time we go. I had the fois gras and duck breast, my wife had the lobster salad and the halibut. The overall quality was excellent.

TH
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seamless service, delicious, creative food beautifully presented. Wonderful!

OT
Cincinnati
6 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent. Food was amazing. Great place to celebrate a birthday.

JG
Cincinnati
18 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I've loved Table over the years, though it's clear that the once spectacular bistro has fallen from its past height of glory. Service was atrocious - very few details on food delivery and no specifics provided on wine pairings. We were provided the tasting menu as reference as the waiter did not know the menu. The food from the tasting menu was very good, mostly. The pièce de résistance was the Soufflé, though it was intended to be Crème Brûlée. The main courses were very good, unfortunately the service and unsuccessful attempt of a Crème Brûlée has ruined my outlook for Table and I cannot recommend any longer.

WL
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent pre fixe menu, wine pairings and service!

CR
Cincinnati
4 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and wine recommendations were fabulous. Highly recommend the Halibut (special) and short ribs. Great location for pre-Aronoff meal

j
Columbus
12 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal and excellent service. Can’t wait to return.

OT
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are no words to describe the beautiful experience we had. Deron was the most amazing host and server. His description of the offerings was artistic and thorough.
The kitchen embraced my vegetarian palate, when oftentimes, vegetarians are treated as a second class citizen in restaurants, but not at Jean-Robert’s Table.
Thank you, for the time, attention and detail to the cuisine, thank you for this rare experience in the Midwest. We were taken away to another place and time; a gift not often offered in these parts.
With grace and gratitude, we thank each of you greatly.

SS
Columbus
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in all of downtown Cincinnati. The food, service, and ambience are all consistently OUTSTANDING.

C
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Especially enjoy the ambience of JR's Table. Hoped to have lobster bisque, but not available that evening. Waiter very good - a long list of menu items to remember - he knew it all - spoke just a little bit fast (and we have no hearing limitations) We'll be back!!! Thank you

j
Cincinnati
10 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

anne is an amazing server. the food was good, especially the house salad, mussels were ok the smoked mussel preparation with fennel had an odd taste. burger is always great, lots of fries!

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was amazing after the commotion settled (buzzed birthday party right next to our booth). Ann (our waitress) made excellent recommendations: helped us pick a bottle of wine, answered all our questions about the menu items, and helped create a personalized vegetarian (and offered a vegan option as well) meal for me. Will definitely return!
Only con: Restrooms need updated/tidied up a bit.

J
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Birthday
Excellent food — decor needs updating and the noise level was super high

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and experience, service was excellent and we both really enjoyed the evening - will definitely go back for a special occasion.

OT
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My wife’s birthday dinner We enjoyed the bar area for a cocktail. We were seated promptly at our reservation time. The service was attentive without being overbearing. The food was good and the sauces added a lot of flavor. The restaurant while causal and comfortable still felt like “fine dining “.

C
Western NC
9 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience5

First bad experience I’ve had at Table and it’s always been my favorite restaurant in town. Service and delivery of food was unreasonably slow. After a long wait, the soup had chilled off and the salad was blah. Sure hope this was an isolated experience.

MS
Cincinnati
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! Our server was attentive and knew his wine. The menu is fantastic and the halibut special was delicious! Always top notch!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience. Would visit again.

OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was by far the best part of the experience. May have been the best meal of our lives. The service was a very close second, as we were fortunate enough to have been served by Anne, who made us feel as though we had been coming in for years. The atmosphere at the restaurant felt like a large group of friends had gathered at a home for a dinner party. The entire staff helped facilitate that feeling.

c
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jean-Robert's Table is about as close to perfection as you can get, with its combination of quality food, superb wine list (you can't go wrong), atmosphere, and a knowledgeable and helpful staff. This is one of our favorite restaurants. On our most recent visit the filet (medium rare) was cooked to perfection with a delightful brandy cream sauce. My wife had a green salad as tender and sweet as possible, followed by the ravioli. We ordered a bottle of a St. Gregory California Pinot, which was ideal.

d
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Cocktails were just OK. We were told by others that Dessert (chocolate Macadamia) was great, but we found it to be kind of cold and dry. BUT the entres (Duck Breast, Filet and Halibut)were worthy of reward. The appetizers were also some of best ever eaten. If not for the mediocre atmosphere and dessert, this would now be my all time favorite restaurant in Cincinnati. As it was, it is still in my top 3.

DO
Louisville
48 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delectable appetizers, scallop , duck liver and tartare.
We both had the halibut special and it was wonderful! Everything had wonderful French sauces, rich and yummy.
Only disappointment was the creme brûlée which appeared split. Everything else was so over the top good that it didn’t even matter.

CO
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet and delicious start to the weekend. Now we don't want to go anywhere else!

l
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE this restaurant! Great food! Great service!

LF
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food, table service, and beverages were all superb. The hostess was not friendly at all, seeming to take a dislike to us the second we walked into the door. My Open Table reservation did not show on her computer, but it was on my phone, and she said grudgingly that she would seat us, which was very kind of her in a restaurant that was half empty! When she seated a couple at the table next to us, she offered to take their coats but had not offered to take mine. It was all very unpleasant, especially after a long afternoon with my new granddaughter in the NICU. We were not dressed or behaving any differently from anyone else there, and in 22 years in Cincinnati, I’ve never been treated so rudely in more formal or more casual restaurants. Just, well, odd. But again, the food was lovely, French classics with an individual stamp on them. Even the bread and butter were stellar.

S
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a wonderful meal and celebration. I wish the 5 course menu and pairings were available on the weekend.

JS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, I think his name was Darren, was helpful and efficient. We ordered a 5 course lobster fest and were told it would take longer than other menu items. We were going to a show but decided to try it anyway. Darren and others were extremely efficient at bringing out the courses without a hint of hurriedness. It was a most delightful meal and we will be back again soon. Thanks to a great evening!

t
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible duck Mac and cheese, lobster salad and farro/sea bass meal. Can’t wait to go back.

v
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

the food was excellent, the presentation superb, the value and uniqueness of each item was exceptional. Ann provided service which was beyond reproach.

O
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoy the ambience food was fantastic

EG
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not much to say but everything was just perfect- from th time we walked in until the time we walked out.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lovely place for a special evening. Delicious food and attentive service.

SW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All dishes were so tasty and the service was impeccable.

C
Cincinnati
185 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent--as it always is. Our server, Darren, recommended a great chardonnay that perfectly accompanied our meal. The service, the atmosphere, the food and the wine were all great. We'll definitely be back.

FC
Phoenix
50 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner experience. Salmon was superb. Highly recommend!

PB
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I MADE A RESERVATION FOR 12/23 AT 7:45 FOR 4 PEOPLE. I RECEIVED MY CONFIRMATION AND EVER HAD A PHONE MESSAGE TELLING ME ABOUT LOBSTER 3 COURSE DINNER. WHEN I ARRIVED WITH MY OUT OF TOWN GUESTS THE RESTAURANT WAS CLOSED. I THINK IT WOULD BE NICE IF SOME HAD MENTIONED THIS. MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS LIKE YOUR RESTAURANT BUT THIS TO SAY THE LEAST WAS NOT UP TO WHAT I EXPECT FROM ONE OF JEAN ROBERTS RESTAURANTS.