Estelle Wine Bar and Bistro

4.5
144 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Anchored by a bustling open kitchen, Estelle offers a modern wine bar and bistro experience in downtown Jackson, MS. More than just a restaurant, Estelle is a warm gathering place for family, friends and colleagues, with an energetic and casual atmosphere. Our innovative, food-forward menu celebrates bold flavors through locally-influenced American cuisine enhanced by our wood-fired oven. The beverage program features a robust wine list, rare spirits, liquors and craft beverages that are sourced from across the globe and will appeal to every guests’ palate. Unique programming, like wine dinners and chef counters, will bring Estelle to life and offer an energetic experience to hotel guests and locals. Estelle’s mission is to provide our guests a vibrant dining experience and connect with the local community through our partnerships with local farms, purveyors and area charities.


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K
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I hosted a business reception there and the staff at Estelle were incredibly accommodating and easy to work with. The reception was a sucess!

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WB
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife, family and myself enjoyed the brunch. The food was great and the service was perfect!!

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LE
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Estelle! Always reliable for a delicious meal. Best brunch in Jackson!

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OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Graduation

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HM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

The food and the atmosphere was wonderful but the service was poor. 😔

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OT
Mississippi
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent saxophone player and delicious food!

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M
Mississippi
6 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easter brunch. Staff was very accommodating to our needs

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JD
Mississippi
31 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Estelle has become one of our favorite downtown JXN venues. The restaurant, located in the Westin, allows for easy access to Thalia Mara when attending functions at the auditorium. Chef Kajdan has always been extremely creative in his entree offerings at his previous stops and has likewise continued at Estelle.

Having dined many times at Estelle, the quality and presentation of the entrees offered is top notch. The only downside is there appears to be a significant turnover in waitstaff, which may be responsible for some lags in service.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Matthew is awesome! So creative!

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K
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

The food and atmosphere at Estelle are amazing, but the service was painfully slow. Our waitress only came to our table every 20 minutes or so, and we ended up being there for almost 3 hours. 4 separate times someone from our party had to get up and go find someone to 1) take our drink orders 2) take our food orders 3)refill our drinks 4)bring our checks.

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JR
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

It was prom night, so a bit busy with large tables of high school kids, but that doesn’t excuse a steak coming out over cooked. Staff was nice and comped my next glass of wine, but the new steak came out almost raw. Manager admitted that was not “medium rare” and took the item off my bill, but meanwhile my date was on dessert and I was ready to just leave. So good service and handling of the situation, just bad food.

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S
New Orleans
78 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience from being greeted at the valet when I was dropped off to the hostess desk when I entered Estelle. It is a gorgeous place, very open and airy. I asked to be seated at the kitchen table so I could communicate with the chef and her staff. My server was very pleasant and knowledgeable. She is just learning about wines so she was very eager to assist me. I wasn't too hungry so I ordered a Sausage and Olive pizza. Normally I dont like olives on my pizza but they were a mixture of green olives and they were very subtle which the pizza guy suggested and promised I would Love! I did! Wine selection by the glass is OK. Wine list by the bottle is extensive and prices are reasonable. Manager came over and visited with me for a bit and made sure I knew about upcoming wine dinner events. All in all this was a lovely dinner so I will definitely return on my next Jackson visit.

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TB
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ariel was fantastic! We loved the event and her attentiveness was wonderful! I’ll definitely be back for another event and dinner!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waitress Kayla was very helpful and attentive. We enjoyed the High tea and plan on attending again. I also can’t wait to try out dinner for a date night soon.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The food was mediocre for taste and value. The service was very slow. We observed other patrons have to complain about the service and repeated ask for setups/silverware. We have dined at Estelle before and had the same experience. We do not recommend Estelle, especially if trying to make a show at Thalia Mara, unless you go at least 2 hours before show start. Sadly, this is the only place close to eat before a show. Not again though.

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FT
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience, perfect for pre-show dinner. Great service and food. Beautiful restaurant and hotel!

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PM
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Arrived three minutes before the reservation and were told to have a seat since we were early...? The maitre’d later apologized, but it was an odd start. An event nearby at Thalia Mara prompted the meal (four of us) and it was crowded. Staff were very friendly and shared responsibilities. Food was brought quickly and tasted great; would definitely go back.

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SC
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

All good. Music was a little loud for lunch.

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SH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Me, my sister and my mother attended the afternoon tea held Feb 16th and absolutely LOVED it. Our waitress mentioned that you all might start doing the teas monthly (or more frequently) and I truly hope you do! You would have a lot of business from my friends and I since the only decent tea room at 3 hours away in Convington, LA (and we frequent that place quite often despite the long distance)

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KW
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What an amazing Champagne Afternoon Tea!!! Jackson, MS is lucky to have this event. The food was amazing, and the presentation was very elegant. I will be back.

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AS
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Estelle's is one of the most loveliest places in all of Jackson. The staff is incredible and 2nd to none in regards to service. They are attentive without being overbearing. The prices are a little on the steep side but that's normal for hotel restaurants and for the service that you get, I'm ok with that. Also, this is the first time they offered afternoon tea. It was a lovely set-up. The spin of the set up was a little different from Afternoon Tea. I attend them quite a bit all over the country and I would prefer the traditional 3 tiered stand for serving the food items. The way it was done at Estelle's made the table to cluttered and it made it hard for everyone to reach everything. That's my only "concern". Otherwise, I can't wait until the next Afternoon Tea.

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Pittsburgh
60 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

The hotel restaurant of a Westin hotel - although not advertised as such.
Nice ambiance - upscale wine bar and bistro.

But food was not so good.
Pretentious menu prepares poorly and very over seasoned.

Wine list was same.
By the glass options not so plentiful - and mediocre quality.
Large bottle selection - but very over priced.

Afterwards Uber driver told me that many visitors disliked their experience.
I won’t go back.

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AB
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Would have given 5 stars had the guy at the hostess stand not been rude. Other than that it was fantastic!

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M
Mississippi
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My wife and I had date night here last week. The restaurant is downstairs at a hotel. It is a nice place to have dinner and talk. the food was good. the service was excellent.We had an excellent meat and cheese plate appetizer. the blondie with ice cream for dessert was my favorite. We will go back.

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S
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a wonderful night at Estelle’s Wine Bar. The service was great, the drinks were exquisite, and the food was wonderful!

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TD
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to dine for a special occasion. Willing do it again.

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ML
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Upscale environment w good service and food. We sat in the bar area, before our meal and enjoyed the saxophone player. We did have to ask for bread w our meal, but were given 2 types. The sweet potato muffin was good, but the focaccia bread was very dry. We liked enough to return this coming weekend.

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TR
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A friend and I came on Christmas, and it was great! I wish i had gotten the bartenders name but she was fabulous! Very attentive, but not overbearing. I’ll be back!

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TB
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best dishes in Jackson is their Redfish. Paired with avocado and lobster, it was great. The red beans and rice is also great.

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LS
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

I had a special night planned for me and my daughter on Christmas Eve. I called Estelle a few days before our reservation to check on the menu and make sure it was their regular menu that was going to be offered. I was told, "Yes, it's just our regular menu. No special menu planned for Christmas Eve". So, I kept my reservation. When I arrived, I was told there was a pre fixe menu and was completely thrown off guard. The young boy who had no concern at all for my situation, said well I tried to call yesterday. I told him I didn't have a missed call from any unknown number. He said he even left a voicemail. No voicemail on my phone. He absolutely lied. We opted to sit at the bar. It was complete UNspecial and not at all what I wanted or had planned. Not only did this happen to us but I saw countless others walk in and encounter the same situation--most of them just choosing to sit at the bar than deal with the insanely over-priced menu that they weren't expecting.

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MN
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful evening we experienced at Estelle Wine Bar & Bistro! The food was fantastic, the ambiance lovely and our waitress was completely delightful. The fact that my partner and I were able to carry on a delightful conversation made the experience even more pleasurable as the atmosphere is relaxing and sophisticated. The Westin is totally hip and such a fabulous addition to our downtown area. We are thrilled to have such a beautifully hip new restaurant and hotel in Mississippi. What a gem! We will most certainly be back soon!

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OT
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Redfish and lobster was very good, as was the grit cake and mushrooms was outstanding.

High tables were not very comfortable.

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AK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great food, ambiance, and service, but very pricey. Four adults and our bill was almost $300. Maybe good for a special occasion.

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L
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in town! If you’re worried about downtown, it’s probably the safest area in Jackson.

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GC
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

No effort by Estelle’s for breakfast with Santa. Very expensive and kids very disappointed

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AR
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Went for the Thanksgiving brunch. Everything was delicious & delightful! Will definitely go back.

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BM
Mississippi
9 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanksgiving was made very special by our dining experience at Estelle’s. Everything was great!

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NR
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the place and the waitresses. SO nice! Food was SO good!

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant with good service. However, the food was bland and the mimosas were overpriced.

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CK
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food is always delicious. I have not had a bad meal ever. Only thing that could use improvement would be that service is a bit slow, but servers are still nice and overall a good experience.

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