Jeune et Jolie

4.8
1319 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French
Because of these historic times, Jeune et Jolie has transformed, for the duration of the summer, into an outdoor pop-up tasting menu only restaurant called JEUNE ET JOLIE: STARRY NIGHT.

We invite you to join us under the stars, as we continue to celebrate the idea of a transportive dining experience, inspired by the unpretentious sophistication characteristic of modern French cuisine and a culture of genuine hospitality.

No indoor dining is available at this time.

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  • JEUNE ET JOLIE "STARRY NIGHT"

     $95.00 per person 
     Prepaid
    Starting Oct 15, 2020
    Jeune et Jolie presents "Starry Night". A summertime outdoor pop-up restaurant featuring a weekly 5-course tasting menu, we invite you to enjoy an evening "en terrasse", beneath olives trees and twinkling stars. $95 per guest, inclusive of tax and tip. Beverages and any supplemental courses not included in ticket price. No-shows and cancellations within 48 hours of reservations are not eligible for refund.
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best meal I’ve ever had, hands down. The staff is incredible as well. I’d like to give a shout out to Albert and Paloma for making our evening an exceptional experience. We’ll be seeing you soon!

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Carl
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The last time we dined here was the day before California went on lockdown in March, so we were rather excited to return to Jeune et Jolie post-lockdown. And also wondering how the outdoor safe dining experience would be. We weren't disappointed! The parking lot has been transformed into a lovely outdoor space surrounded by and covered by trees. Sure, the menu is slimmer, but still lovely and we enjoyed the courses and the wines. It continues to be our favorite restaurant in the SD area!

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viplovesmusic
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is consistently fabulous! Best in San Diego!
Every bite is crafted to perfection!

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vipJulia
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and impeccable service. We will keep going back when we are in the area.

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Paula
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had! Their five course tasting was truly a feast for my eyes and my stomach. All five courses were exceptional. Plus, their outdoor patio is beautifully done with mature trees, lights twinkling overhead, enough heaters to keep you comfortable, and wonderful jazzy French music in the background. Also, the service was excellent . Jeune et Jolie is truly a first class dining experience without being pretentious or stuffy!

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Catita
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here was simply exquisite!
We did the 5 course plated experience and each dish was a bite of joy. Even our "least favorite" dish would have thrilled us at any other restaurant!!

This plated experience is absolutely wonderful, the cocktails a delight, and the wine recommendations with our food on point!

Will you splurge here yes, will you regret it HECK NO! YOU'LL LOVE IT!

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vipBrianC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was quite good. Pleasant and attentive. Fairly knowledgeable. Wine list was a bit constrained though. Food was very good. Well executed. Perhaps slightly one dimensional but nevertheless see great things happening on the plate here. Can’t wait to watch this team evolve and push boundaries of San Diego dining scene.

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Hayley
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and best service! They’ve also done an amazing job keeping tables distanced :)

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was very friendly and each course was explained in detail. The food was unique and delicious.I would highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely return.

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vipFachoy
Orange County
61 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the Starry Night five course tasting menu in their outdoor dining patio area. Starting with Hamachi Raddish, then Egg Matsutake, Halibut Swiss Chard, Quail Edive, Apple Brown Butter Honey Lavender with the wine pairing and a couple extra complimentary toss ins that made the experience truly exceptional. Each menu selection was delicious with perfect wine pairings for each course.

During these difficult COVID lock down times, the dining experience at Jeune et Jolie was even more memorable and special.

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DanS
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

First visit: Friendly staff. Good spacing of tables. Lots of up selling on appys, truffles added to an egg dish that if it needed truffles it should have been part of the dish, frog legs, etc. That was annoying. They did add several extra ‘courses’ ie a piece of warm bread ( no bread otherwise). A demitasse cup of soup and a second desert which was better than the included one. Another non highlight was how they treated the birthday person- they essentially did nothing- putting a candle on the plate of the same desert as the other eaters were getting. Bad move there. Now about the courses in general. There were some excellent ones, the egg course you have to experience, amazing. The halibut perfectly cooked,nice. Nothing else really stands out. Did try the extra cost frog legs, interesting but could have lived without. Also the drink were good but no surprise way over priced. Lastly the wine pairings- blah at best. Overall you get a lot of food. Mostly good but not much outstanding. Would I return. Not likely for the fixed menu perhaps when the place gets back to normal. Bon apetit!

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Picky
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each course was excellent and beautiful. The service was absolutely wonderful! It was a lovely celebratory evening!

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EricG
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The salmon and lamb was cold, service was slow, drink portions were small, and food overvalued and not that flavorful. Best thing was the halibut. My wife and I were disappointed after spending over $350 for dinner.

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vipDeniseW
San Diego
20 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an evening! We had the pleasure of dining at this amazing restaurant last night and we were blown away with the culinary experience. We have had the pleasure to dine at the French Laundry but Jeune et Jolie in our opinion was their equal at almost 1/4 the price. While the theatrics do not align with Alinea, the Chicago iconic restaurant, the food presentations, textures and tastes rival the creations of Grant Achatz. The menu changes bi-monthly so you may not get to savor the same items we enjoyed, but the techniques and flavors exhibited will transcend virtually any food item.
We opted for the wine pairing addition at $50 per person for 5 wines and each selection matched impeccably with the food. We were so taken with some of the wines, we are headed to Total Wines in search of these gems.
We live 50 miles away but have decided on at least an every other month trek to Carlsbad to satisfy our culinary cravings.

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vipDanN
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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BrianM
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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JimV
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want an over the top gourmet french dinner in an amazing outdoor (for Covid) setting, this is the place to go. Fixed price tasting menu was almost too much food! The menu changes frequently depending on what is available fresh and local. We had been wanting to try this restaurant for a while, but the pandemic messed that all up. But if you are ready for a 5 star experience outdoors, this is the place. Highly recommend this to anyone who wants a special meal in these trying times.

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GeoffF
Coahuila
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

New chef is adding WAY more salt than before. It almost every dish, and it just doesn't need it. 😭

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly perfect

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KarenG
San Diego
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative food and wine pairing. Excellent flavors, excellent service and beautiful setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful evening “under the stars” at Jeune et Jolie. The decor is extremely charming and our waiter was knowledgeable, making excellent pairing recommendations. Dinner consisted of five courses, 3 of the 5 were outstanding and the other two were very good, however I’m being picky due to the price point. We managed to try almost every specialty cocktail on the menu and honestly you can’t go wrong with any of them and all were perfectly balanced and unique. I would definitely recommend coming here for a special evening!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Best restaurant in San Diego. The food and service is impeccable. As someone who is rarely impressed with the food scene in San Diego, this is a world class food experience. So happy to finally have an exceptional restaurant here. This is my 4th time at Jeune et Jolie and every time is near perfection.

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RichardM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This dinner has to be in the top three of meals I've ever had in my life, and I've had very nice meals all over the world! We had the Starry Nights prix fixe menu, and every dish was exquisite, and the wine pairings were wonderful. The wait staff were attentive, friendly and informed, but not pretentious. Hats off to the chef!

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vipBillF
San Diego
24 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific! Great flavorful dishes, superb service and lovely environment.

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ChezBozzy
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything was quite good and unique. Definitely a gastronome experience as opposed to a relaxing evening under the stars experience. Glad to have experienced, will now look forward to a return to a slower paced evening where each diner opts for their preferred courses.

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vipJohnnyB
San Diego
41 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

amuse bouche was good to very good; steak tartare was outstanding in multiple flavors and consistency, one of the best I have had in many years; the calamari was interesting; the monkfish (poor mans lobster) did not come together and I am not a monkfish fan, use lobster; the agneau was very tasty but the eggplant was not tasty. we did not stay for dessert because we had been there for almost 2 hours and the seats are very uncomfortable. the kitchen service was slower than it was 2 weeks ago. i would come to this restaurant at least once every 2 weeks, if not more often but only if food quality was better like king crab, lobster, dover, dungeness crab or other great sole and meats and charge more or if you need to stay under $100 eliminate a course and serve quicker.

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Sinema
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our evening at Jeune et Jolie! The service was kind and impeccible. We enjoyed the prix fixed 5 course meal. We left feeling pleasant....not full. We loved the additional oyster and muscles appetizer (especially the horseradish oyster). Our servers were lovely and we felt safe during the pandemic. Thank you to all. We highly recommend

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vipJudiM
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was our second visit. We ended up with the last table next to the parking lot. If this were my establishment I would forego that table and add some lattice to hide the view. The food was wonderful as before.

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MicaelaM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly an experience to eat at this restaurant. Everything here is perfection; from the ambiance and service to the incredible food :)

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CeeJ
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dinner under the stars was even better than anticipated; exquisite food, friendly ever ready service, and surprising little extras. My sister and I had read the reviews, and we were intrigued. But I was a bit skeptical, could it live up to such high expectations. It can, it was a delicious and memorable meal. A sublime prix fixe menu with tax and tip included was a great value at 95.00. I have already told my friends, and I can't wait to return myself.

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VioletS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Had to request to switch to a different table away from a boisterous group. After the switch, the ambiance was much better by the plants. Food was excellent, price reasonable, and service great. Really enjoyed the amuse bouches as well. Will be back.

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Ryan
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We love Jeune et Jolie, but this was not the smoothest nights of service we've had. We got a reservation for a vegan tasting menu in the "Starry Nights" setting after looking forward to this night for several months. The ambiance was wonderful and the food was delicious but not once did our food come with a description of vegan food. Every dish needed clarification if not an exchange. "Scallops?" "Shrimp?"
I'm not unrealistic to think that vegan food is on the minds of every person working at a French restaurant but for $190 you would think we wouldn't need clarification or an exchange on every dish. It's all about presentation right? If you botch five out of five then you aren't trying. We'll be going back to Jeune but we'll be hoping that we won't have to question each presentation.

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obispo
San Diego
38 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

given that the restaurant had to convert their parking to outdoor dining and no tables are provided in the charming interior it was a lovely experience and each dish of the prix fixe meal was delicious.

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MichelleS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This was our first dine-out in 6 months. The restaurant did as well as it could given the COVID restrictions, placing all seating outdoors and spacing tables at least six feet apart. Given that, the noise level was thankfully low. Even with space heaters, the food tended to cool off faster than I would have liked. I was satisfied with my food, although my partner said there was grit in his mussels and the duck was mealy. The server was calm and the pacing was good. One employee, however, took our used utensils out of our bowls and laid them on the bare table, rather than taking them away and replacing them. Overall it was a pleasant experience. This has been one of our favorite places to eat in Carlsbad and we hope to return in the future.

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vipBoldR
Cleveland
28 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is the reason why we keep coming back. Waited to be seated for more than 30 minutes past our OpenTable reservation time. Not unusual for this place. Hostess was kind enough to comp us a round of cocktails. Needed to remind staff about our wine pairing halfway through our 2nd course. Got the wrong check from another table so that had to be corrected after we departed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience2

Food is very good with friendly service, however noise level way to high that night.

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Cruiser
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I have ever had! Extraordinary service, every dish prepared with an elegant touch.

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vipLuckydonna
San Diego
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were outdoors but the heaters kept us warm. They have done an exceptional job at creating a charming setting to dine in. Food tasted spectacular. The wait staff were efficient and cordial. Loved it all

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best meal I’ve ever had.

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OrvaH
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mixed drink was the best that I have ever had. Staff is friendly and very efficient. Food is out of this world. Diners were coming from as far away as La Jolla.

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Jeune et Jolie is rated 4.8 stars by 1319 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.