Estelle Wine Bar and Bistro

4.3
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171 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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OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Had a group of 9. We really enjoyed ourselves, the food and ambiance. Great service, our waitress was lovely and attentive. We will be back!

OT
Dallas
72 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Because the credit card system was down, we were limited to spending the amount of cash we had with us. We ordered one pizza and two Pepsi’s.
It certainly wasn’t what we planned but we had a delightful time.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The crust on the wood-fired oven pizza was disappointing. It was too thin and lacked the expected wood-fired taste. Toppings were tasty, but slid off of the hard, thin crust as you lifted it from the pan.

KL
Memphis
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

This place really needs to re-organize, change their processes or hire more help. It should never take over 30mins. to get a pre-dinner cocktail, nor should one be half-way through their entree before being served their glass of wine. Oh, and the 4th member of our dining party didn't get his entree until the rest of us were almost finished with ours.

G
Mississippi
25 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

This was our first visit to Estelle’s. Very nice dining room, wait staff Very Friendly and accommodating. Our meals were fabulous. I had the grilled red fish and my husband had the filet. The potato thingy that came with his steak was to die for!!! We definitely will go back.

HG
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We do enjoy dinner music but this guy, a solo saxophone player was just too loud for this venue. Asked for him to turn it back a few notches but it didn’t help much.
One of our dinner partners ordered Steelhead trout but we are pretty sure it came as salmon. Steaks were wonderful though I am not a fan of heavy Demi glaze.

SS
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, great food, and great customer service. The chef did an outstanding job on our steak, it was cooked just like we asked!! Will be returning very soon!!

MM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the hostess to the bartender to our wait staff EVERYONE was wonderful AND the food was excellent. Well Done, Estelle staff, well done.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the ambiance and the food

TB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

LJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall2food2service2ambience1

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch experience. Everything was perfect

BW
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the live entertainment and the service was notable.

LL
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall1food1service1ambience5

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
15 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Dinner before musical

DH
Mississippi
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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

i
Portland
22 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall4food5service2ambience5

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
7 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience4

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
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Graduation

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HM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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

OT
Mississippi
11 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent saxophone player and delicious food!

M
Mississippi
8 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter brunch. Staff was very accommodating to our needs

JD
Mississippi
31 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef Matthew is awesome! So creative!

K
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience3

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
Overall2food2service4ambience3

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
86 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.