Estelle Wine Bar and Bistro

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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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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the ambiance and the food

TB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We love coming to Estelle for a nice dinner. The service is alway friendly and knowledgeable.

LJ
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

From start to finish the experience was underwhelming. My server didn't bring a drinks menu until I asked and when she finally brought it immediately asked if I knew what I wanted as if in the microsecond that she handed it to me I could figure it out. I had the chicken entree. It was way overcooked, over salted and the skin burnt. I was so over the whole experience I couldn't be bothered to send it back. I complained but wasn't given a discount off the food. I wouldn't eat here again!

DH
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful anniversary dinner at Estelle and they managed also a delicious vegan option from their menu. Can’t wait to go again.

P
Mississippi
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 1

Not up to expectations - how this restaurant got rated so high is a really good question !

C
Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful lunch experience. Everything was perfect

BW
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top 5 meals Ive ever had! Chef Kajdan and his staff blew me away

CC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the live entertainment and the service was notable.

LL
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The food selection was very limited for the price of $44.00. We were very disappointed in the selection of food choices and food taste. The atmosphere was pleasant as well as the waitress. However, it was not worth the $44.00 charged for Father’s Day. We really should have requested a refund...

AA
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I made reservations at Estelle’s because my husband requested it specifically for our Father’s Day celebration. We have been to Estelle’s in previous occasions and always enjoy it. And this time again, we enjoyed it tremendously!

RJ
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Viewed menus and booked our reservation on Open Table this morning. Arrived at 1:15pm. Brunch is offered on their menu but no days are designated. In “most cities” brunch is offered on Saturday and Sundays. I made a good effort to call and inquire before anyway we got there. Well, nobody answered! I called the main hotel number and the operator transferred me all 3 times. So we get there and hostess hands us lunch menus. When the bartender arrives to greet us, I inquire about the brunch menu. Then she informs us it only on Sundays. I was starving and upset. Also the lunch menu seemed lackluster so we left. Will never go back. They missed too many marks before we ever got to eat. Having brunch at Babalou’s now

SM
Birmingham
13 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Dinner before musical

DH
Mississippi
5 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

This place has gone down hill.
Once was quite good.

i
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We usually have dinner at Estelle’s.....this was our first time having breakfast there. Our server did a good job, but was a little too attentive. The space is nicely appointed and comfortable. We appreciate that it’s open early Sunday mornings and offers espresso coffee drinks! We both ordered French toast, but it arrived already buttered and doused in maple syrup with a super sweet compote on top, all of which was too much for me! I should have gone with a heartier choice and will do so next time.

K
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

They have valet parking and the guys out front are very cordial. The food is delicious and very friendly service

EL
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Wonderful food and environment but my server didn't either didn't want to serve us or simply didn't want to be at work.

FR
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

I won’t go there again. Worst service ever. Staff wasn’t trained. They brought the sides out first. Pitiful night. We were upset.

K
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
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!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Fabulous, prior to banquet. Made it to our event on time. Handled our Shellfish allergy well. Get the duck sausage appetizer!!!

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!!

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!

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. 😔

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

Excellent saxophone player and delicious food!

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

Easter brunch. Staff was very accommodating to our needs

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.

OT
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef Matthew is awesome! So creative!

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.

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.

S
New Orleans
82 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.

TB
San Francisco
2 reviews
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!

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.

OT
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.

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!

PM
Mississippi
6 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.

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

All good. Music was a little loud for lunch.

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)

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.

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.

0
Pittsburgh
64 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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