French Crust Cafe & Bistro
Breakfast, lunch and brunch--viennoiserie
and French pastry and chocolates from Master Chocolatier, Jean Philippe Solnom.
Had a Friday afternoon lunch to celebrate an anniversary. Service was impeccable, the ambience is always great, food top notch and it was a pleasant visit.
We had a fantastic Thursday evening tasting menu. It was filled with many delicious choices. The service was fantastic and the decor is charming.
French Crust is a lovely place to have any meal but I particularly like it for breakfast, brunch, and lunch. I had the omelette du jour that was spinach, avocado, and white cheddar cheese. It was fluffy and delicious. It came with a lovely mixed greens salad. My friend had the quiche du jour that was ham, spinach and white cheddar. That quiche was the fluffiest I have ever seen. My friend said is was fabulous. There are also the French pastries that you cannot find anywhere else.
The places was nicely quiet. It really is delightful.
The service and food were amazing. The environment made us feel safe and their attention to detail was reassuring. We will go back again soon.
One of my faves….great food, bistro feel, comfortable atmosphere, friendly knowledgeable servers. Chef Jean-Robert and his culinary family are the best. Chef Jean-Phillipe's creations at French Crust are incredible.....Highly recommend
Had not ventured out until this week and French Crust was a must for Thursday night. There were very few patrons there, so I hope the crowd comes back for dinner. Needless to say, the staff focused on our every need. The bottle of Sparkling Rosé was reasonably priced. And the red snapper was delicious. Can’t wait to go back.
Everything was wonderful. The staff was very attentive.
Nice portions and blend of flavors. Every bite was well balanced and had variety.
The Cafe does capture the atmosphere of a "market cafe" and the food choices follow the same down-to-earth style. Quality very good. Service was a little spotty when we were there, but that too may capture the market-cafe style. Overall: we will dine there again and bring friends.
It was a disappointing trip and not up to usual Jean Robert standards. Despite an unusually slow night, the service was slow and the food was undercooked. The kid friendly items have disappeared from the menu. Hopefully, this was an exception to the norm.
Food was fantastic! Service was spot on! Lighting should be a little dim, not so bright for dinner.
Incredibly good food and great service. Considering the price and quality, this is one of the great dining bargains. Outstanding.
Great food, excellent service.
Looked to be understaffed for Valentine day. Only one bar tender who was running out of clean glasses and customers from the seated tables were by passing servers and going directly to the bar for a drink. Witch he was verbally not happy about. Ran out of bread and the specials by 8pm. We were seated 30 mins after reservations. Outside view there was no leader on the floor and no proactive thinking staff to help make the evening work. Had the fish it was over cooked, beet salad was good but very small. The steak tartare was very good. Have been many times for brunch and did not have this experience.
This was a very disappointing dinner. We arrived two minutes before our 7:45 reservation and were told we were early. We were finally seated at 8:10. It was nice have some water to sip while we waited another 10 minutes for our waiter. We ordered drinks; they arrived about half an hour later. In the interim we ordered our food and were told we would get some bread to tide us over, but that didn't arrive till 15 minutes after our drinks. When our food finally arrived at about 9:15, the onion soup was cold. The tuna tartare and the short ribs were very tasty, but by then we were very frustrated, and our waiter knew it. He comped us dessert. Overall, this was not what we expected from a Jean-Robert restaurant. Granted it was a busy Valentine's Day on a Friday night, but the management did not plan appropriately.
Tasty food ,excellent service and charming ambience
Was a delightful dinner! Fantastic presentation and delicious food! Great, friendly service! Chuck and Grant were awesome! Definitely going back!
Great evening! Meal was outstanding as was the service
Outstanding as always. Cannot wait to return. Easily the best restaurant in this town and the only one that transports me back to France everytime.
Excellent all the way around. Server made great recommendations.
Always a wonderful meal and excellent service.
Overall good experience Food was good but on the pricey side. If you like French cooking it's worth a try. We also went in the morning for croissants which were delicious!!!
As always, the food was spectacular. The service is exceptional especially for selecting a wine to my preferences. It’s a wonderfully comfortable setting. There are always other customers with whom to chat if you so choose. The perfect place for an occasion or for just a great meal.
The food and service were excellent! So much attention to detail!
We all had the specials and they were exceptional. The service was especially attentive.
We love this place. Always consistently excellent. A wow menu, service and wine choices.
We highly recommend it and will be back!
We enjoyed our meal immensely. The service was on par with waiters in Paris. The food was simply divine. Wine pairings were appropriate. Overall an excellent luncheon before a trip to the Cincinnati Art Museum. So glad we did not let the fire alarm noise dissuade us from keeping our reservation.
Wonderful. Our server Grant was excellent
New Years Eve dinner
I appreciate the stand Jean Robert took on Bulliett Rye. The same company that makes Bulliet also makes Redemption, MGP. The manager is looking into this. MGP makes spirits for a lot of brands. Until it is clarifies Redemption is off my list. The Russell's Reserve was very good. Jimmy Russell and his wife are nice people. Thank you Jean Robert for maintaining your principles. You're a blessing.
Went here for a New Year’s Eve dinner before the music hall concert. The food and service was great. Loved the salmon and special feature the beef Wellington. The French Pinot noir was really nice. Lots of parking and easy access was great for our group as one of us cannot walk a long distance yet. Our server graciously packed up our lovely deserts when we realized we were running behind to the concert . Everyone in our group of 8 were very happy!
Our annual Xmas eve stop.
Eggs were cold. Quiche was cold.
Food and service were excellent. We will definitely be back.
Food was great, but prices were high. Noise was a bit much for me.
As the restaurant became more crowded the noise level was a little much. Also if you are someone who eats a keto diet we found it hard to make changes to our meals - such as removing the potatoes from our dish. We ate around the potatoes and both of us did not really see why the potatoes could not have been removed once we received our meals. Otherwise, we had a great time
Everything about the experience was wonderful. The food was great and the atmosphere was very pleasing!
Very nice place to have a relaxed meal. The service was terrific.
The soup and main course were very good. The dessert - a French apple tart - was very disappointing. It was cold and the crust was inedible. We should have sent them back. I expect much more from a Jean-Robert restaurant. Not the way to end an otherwise good meal.
French Crust Cafe & Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 458 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.