Bistro Jeanty

4.7
6439 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
In everyday French life, it is the Bistro that is woven into the daily pattern of meals and celebrations. The only French owned and operated restaurant in Napa Valley, Bistro Jeanty has been received by patrons from all over as a true French bistro. The warm interior is a reflection of the casual elegance you find in every meal. Classic dishes such as Mussels au vin rouge, Cassoulet, or of course Philippe’s famed Tomato soup make you feel as if you really have traveled into the French countryside. From all of us here at Bistro Jeanty we invite you to come and share in the excitement of dining.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Lunch
Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 11:30 am–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(707) 944-0103
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Philippe Jeanty
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mulberry
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Parking details
Bistro Jeanty has a few designated spots for the restaurant as well as street parking.
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Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 6439 People Are Saying
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LB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family in town!

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Orange County
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always love Bistro Jeanty. Food is out of this world good and you feel like you are in a French bistro.

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CV
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were seated by the fire - a special seat according to our server (did we know the owner?). The meal was delicious - a bit heavy. She was disappointed in the medium steak which rather than warm pink was a hot red but the sauce and mushrooms were marvelous. We love French cuisine and has heard great things about the restaurant - it was very nice and pleasant. Tough competition for top billing in the valley and a couple others edged this out by a tad.

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j
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Arrived in time for happy hour! Food was fantastic. Oysters were to die for. Scallops were cooked perfectly. Going to make sure we make happy hour when we pick up our nearby club wine!

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D
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife and I went here based on all the reviews we had read here, as well as on various other sites. We were not disappointed at all, and even exceeded our high expectations. We ordered the tomato soup with puff pastry, bone marrow, foie gras mousse, beet salad and lamb tongue salad - everything was delicious. We will definitely come back here again!

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TM
San Diego
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was incredible! Try the tomato soup, its like no other around. Had the veal chop and it was amazing.
Service was great. I would recommend requesting the main dining areas when you make a reservation. The outside enclosed area isn't quite as quaint as the inside with the fireplace.

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CH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter so wonderful

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JL
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service! Definitely a better alternative to Bouchon which is located in the same street.

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a
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Steak frites were really good and quenelles nice (though quite subtle flavor - was still great to soak up the sauce with excellent bread) ... lyonnaise salad a bit vinegary (triggering an unexpected allergic gag reaction) and bread pudding would have been better to take the serve's recommendation of the mouse au chocolat. The entree specials had sold out and took a while to get seated, but will go back again. Maybe spoiled by doing similar diners the month before in France, but Jeantry was not as good as I remembered it.

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SH
Austin
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful re-creation of an experience here over 15 years ago. Bon Appetite

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s
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Don't ever order the lamb shank the meat was tough and dry. (It was the special of the day) The escargot was okay. The couscous was great. Our dessert was excellent the best lemon tart I have ever tasted. I think we will give them another chance. This time I will not order any specials.

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J
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food... I loved the tomato soup and chocolate crepe brûlée!!!

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RT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Bistro Jeanty is of course a French-influenced restaurant, but based on multiple visits I find the overall experience to be pretentious. The service is seemingly intentionally stuffy and rigid, the food is good but not overly inspiring, and for whatever reason they keep the main seating room uncomfortably warm during the winter. Heaven help you if they seat you by the fireplace. There are better places in the Yountville are for a great meal following some Napa Valley wine-tasting.

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Indiana
35 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another outstanding meal at one of the best places in the Napa Valley (or anywhere!).

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MV
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Very friendly and responsive service. I should have known, be wary of some of the menu items, rich and heavy. After a day tasting wines, light food would have been better. My fault not theirs. Just be aware many items on menu are rich and big. Nevertheless, food was very good.

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JC
Brisbane / QLD
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our second visit to Bistro Jeanty in the last 10 years - it is worth it each time - love the food, service and reception. See you next time - hopefully sooner this time.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as usual. We always eat here when visiting the Napa Valley

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RL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I would like to try it at lunch. It was very noisy ar dinner

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MA
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Too much of the sauces; and too much CREAM in tomato soup

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C
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit Bistro Jeanty each time we are in Yountville. The food is always delicious, well-prepared and well-presented. The servers are always friendly, knowledgable and efficient. It's an energetic, fun and beautifully decorated restaurant with excellent food, wine and service - not to be missed.

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d
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was delicious: deviled eggs, beet salad, green bean salad, potatoes, glasses of wine, and ice cream...all perfectly prepared. Service was competent. We would have preferred dining inside but the patio was fine.

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J
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Classic French bistro cuisine in a comfortable setting. A gem.

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came for a Birthday lunch from Sonoma.
Throughly enjoyed our choice of the Lamb Tangine
and the Petrale Sole as our entrees. Both were delicious.
The wait staff was first rate; attentive and gracious.
We sat near the fireplace and the restaurant was quiet,
even though it was full of diners.
We will be back... and soon!

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N
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was spectacular, waiter was delightful and all four of us dining to celebrate my birthday had a great time. All of us have dined her many times before, but there is always something fun and new to try. This time it was the tripe stew in homage to Hiro Sone from Terra. Yummn

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SF
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bistro Jeanty is 100%reliable. We have been going there for 15 years and hope that it will always be there for us. It is an authentic French dining experience with American size portions. Cassoulet and burgundy are exceptional.

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G
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently excellent food and service. Great ambiance. Outdoor seating in late November - can't beat that!

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p
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

JEANTY HAS ALWAYS BEEN VERY GOOD IN PAST. THIS TIME OUR TOMATO SOUP WAS ONLY WARM, MY BEEF STEW HAD LOTS OF SLIMY FAT IN IT AND A CLOYING TASTE. MY WIFES LAMB'S SHANK WAS BLAND AND SOMEWHAT TASTELESS. THE NOISE LEVEL IN THE MAIN DINING ROOM, AS USUAL, WAS HIGH AND MADE CONVERSATION DIFFICULT (I LIKE TO BE SEATED OUTSIDE -BUT THIS TIME IT WAS COLD AND NOT OPEN) WE' LL BE BACK AND HOPE

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RR
Sacramento
27 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent, except that I was served the wrong cassoulet...it was just warm and not hot. Someone grabbed the wrong bowl. Will return....

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CK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal! Authentic French cuisine. John the bartender is always A+.

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JW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been going here for years. It's always great. Service is always great. The food is as good as it gets in the Napa Valley.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Annual post Thanksgiving lunch with our family.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service was phenomenal. I was disappointed that we did not sit in the main dining room. We were in the side room with a tin roof. It was pouring on Thanksgiving and I felt some rain. We were a party of 5 and the noise from the rain on a he roof, other people and the wide table made it hard to converse. It also was a little cold even with the heaters on. I will definitely come back for a small table inside. I really think it’s special...very authentic French cuisine.

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MM
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I would love to have given Bistro Jeanty 5 stars all around. Sadly, that was not our experience on Thanksgiving day.

Our reservation was for 5:30pm, and we were seated promptly. Right away we were almost overwhelmed by the high noise level, especially at the table behind us, where an overly energetic waiter was telling a story. The tables are packed in very closely at this bistro, so there is no escaping the noise. Thankfully, the loud waiter was not our server. Ours was a very delightful young woman.

We dined first on soups, which were both delicious. Mine was the cream of tomato with a puff pastry topping. My husband's was a lovely French onion soup. The bread basket which accompanied the soups had tough and chewy bread, but delicious butter. My "main" was mussels from the "lighter fare" part of the menu. The portion was large, and the mussels were plump and meaty, but the cooking broth was not particularly tasty. The cassoulet featured a generous portion of nicely cooked duck, beans, bacon, and a sausage that was heavy on the anise. All in all it was a nice meal but not the best we've had at Bistro Jeanty.

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MM
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Thanksgiving evening in a cold rain storm and we were seated “outdoors”on their drafty cold side porch. Heaters were very insufficient. Thundering rain on plastic roof. NOT festive. We were told, only now, that reservations for indoors must be made at the time of reservation. This was not mentioned until that moment! No options. Service was perfunctory. Not the special night we had hoped for! Food OK but we regretted being there.

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RL
Munich
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second visit to Bistro Jeanty. We came from Seattle only for the great French food they serve and it was worth the trip.

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Guanajuato
5 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 5ambience 2

Came for Thanksgiving meal this year and it was not up to our past experiences, unfortunately. Our server was wonderful, both in demeanor and service. The

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MB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful holiday meal at Bistro Jeanty. The wait staff were attentive and we enjoyed the holiday plats du jour.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and excellent service

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B
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Awesome tomato soup. Fantastic beef tartare.

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MC
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service was excellent and the food very good. Sat on the covered patio area which was a little dark. Would have preferred inside. Everyone enjoyed the meal. Appreciated that you could get wine by the bottle. 1/2 bottle or glass with a good selection.

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