The Jean-Pierre Bakery in Durango is a bakery, restaurant and wine bar, making it the perfect spot for everything from weekend breakfasts to romantic dinners for two. With its expansive wine list, Jean-Pierre Bakery is a popular destination and sits in a scenic and historic building that makes it a worthy destination.
The menu includes such breakfast choices as stuffed croissant, quiche, crab and asparagus crepes and more. Lunches include children's options as well as lighter fare and dinner has multiple courses that include traditional French appetizers, seasonal salads, pasta dishes, seafood and an array of meats. Whether you prefer coquille Saint Jacques, steak tartare or quiche and a salad, Jean-Pierre Bakery will provide it. With delicious baked goods and coffee to finish any meal, it is a treat.
One of the greatest finds in Colorado by far.
This is our second time at Jean Pierre's. The first time was late night New year's eve dinner 3 years ago when all the other restaurants in town were booked solid. This time we had reservations for the New Years eve dinner at Jean Pierre's . The steak was fabulous! Although I didn't care much for the french fries and the black-eyed peas along the filet mignon. The soups and salad were excellent, and so was the creme brulee. Jean Pierre and his charming wife came to visit our table and shared a bit of their history. We loved the eclectic interior, the excellent food and wine, and the unhurried atmosphere. Wayne our waiter was a gem. We'll be back.
Excellent customer service and food. The staff was awesome and the food delicious!
Everything was delicious, a little over priced, but we really enjoyed our breakfast by the fireplace.
The restaurant was out of at least a few of the wines on the list. Servers were eccentric. Pours of wine differed between waiters.
We dined last week, after a friend told us about a French bakery on Main Street they had seen, but not dined at.
We probably should have have walked out, when we told the host we had Open Table reservations, and he said, 'what is Open Table?'.....since he was initially behind the bakery counter, we asked if he had the specialty pastry from Brittany, Kouign Amann. He didn't even answer, and just said, 'huh?'
Lunch as even worse.....dried meat in the sandwich and a French Onion soup, out of a can. We barely ate either......please, other tourists, skip this place.....aside from bad, overpriced food, our waiter Joshua was so uninterested on waiting on us, it was embarrassing. He looked unkept, could have cared less about whether we needed anything, and was apparently there just for a paycheck.
I guess, with so many tourists, that the owner is not obligated to provide good service or decent food....and can get away with it. I would bet, locals do not dine there, and laugh at those of us, who do.
This was our second visit to Jean-Pierre. Considering we r from South Carolina where southern comfort food is superb, we really love this restaurant and the town's atmosphere. Don't know if we will ever make it back to Durango but if we do we know where we will be eating!!
A welcome breakfast or evening desert respite from the many attempted "old west"-themed cafes, restaurants, and taverns in the area. We found this to be a quite authentic French bakery offering a nice variety of morning dishes as well offering some tasty sweets as a pleasant after dinner alternative to usual restaurant desert fare.
Excellent food. My wife had the chicken and mushrooms and I had the Coquilles St Jacques. Both dishes were flavorful and excellent. Service was good. Typical country French. A totally enjoyable evening. Also since we ordered a bottle of wine, we received a free cheese plate.
I was extremely disappointed! Went to Jean Pierre for my 70th birthday, which I stated in my reservation and it went completely unrecognized. The food was terrible..at $20 for ham and eggs one would expect decent, if not high quality, food. My son's french toast was the same I make at home only it was burned. I sent my quiche back..I ordered ham and swiss quiche but it was just a wedge of spongy cheese. I could detect NO eggs or ham. I asked the waiter where the ham was and he said the teeny, burnt crumbs on the top were the ham!! I have had better quiche out of the freezer section of the grocery store. I then ordered eggs, potatoes, and ham, which was better but the potatoes were slightly burned. Our waiter had a rather arrogant attitude and I had to actually ASK for a coffee refill. Prices were $20-25 and I expect at least a coffee refill, without asking, at those prices. I think it would be great to stop by for a cup of coffee and a pastry, but don't ever go there to eat a meal. Coffee was good and ambiance is great, but it ends there.
We Love dinners at Jean-Pierre's, and try to make it here often. They serve a wonderful Steak Tartare, which is not always easy to find ( ask for this coarsely ground ), and they have updated the menu to include some new fun items, including Mussels ! The best deal in town is ordering a bottle of wine and receiving a free cheese plate ( that is fabulous, by the way !). Just a fun place, with good food, and nice light entertainment on the weekends. A lovely French Bakery, as well!!