Jeune et Jolie
A Modern French Restaurant dedicated to celebrating the idea of a transportive dining experience, we are inspired by the unpretentious sophistication characteristic of modern French cuisine and a culture of genuine hospitality.
I was with my parents, who don't usually go out to restaurants like this, and was afraid they'd be intimidated by the menu. But our waiter (with a great mustache btw) was amicable and funny, and took the time to explain everything on the menu in a non-pretentious manner, while giving us insight to the dishes (how each ingredient and flavor contributes to the overall dining experience, to the techniques required to achieve certain textures, etc). He was knowledgeable about cooking and his passion was contagious.
The atmosphere enhanced the experience. The layout of the bar, the decor, the staff, music choice, lighting, tableware, everything. The open-kitchen set up made for a show. You're able to see the inner workings of a kitchen in real time. You can see the hands that prepare your food and the delicate care they dedicate to every dish. It connects the product to the process and makes you savor each bite that much more.
The food itself was incredible. It gave me a greater appreciation for food, and reminded me that, while it's a necessity that we tend to autopilot, dining can be just as enlightening of an experience as reading a good book or watching a great film.
Dining at Jeune et Jolie was unforgettable and I'll be sharing my enthusiasm for the experience for some time to come.
Sitting at the end of the horseshoe shaped bar watching drinks being made and looking beyond straight into the open kitchen at the talented, efficient cooks is an absolute pleasure. The food is exquisite and the service impeccable.
Hats off to this talented chef Andrew and his team. What a wonderful spontaneous dinner. Frog legs were beyond my expectations & the service!!! Don’t even know where to start. Our bartender was very educated on ingredients and food preparation & paired our food with exceptional cocktails. This has truly become our date night spot. Privileged to have been a campfire employee/part of the family! Honored to enjoy amazing food & unity with my loved ones.
This visit to "Jeune et Jolie" allowed four friends from San Clemente and Vista to enjoy the $35 three-course prix fixe dinner served only on Mondays and for entire parties. It included the best (savory, not sweet) pumpkin soup with nut-like, crispy shallots, a steelhead also perfectly cooked with crispy skin over a middlin' couscous, and a mille feuille on which the chef might go back to the drawing board. Our engaging server, Brent, drew our attention to the cocktail menu. Absinthe-infused drinks were available for only $6 each before 6 pm. Of course, we ran the bill up with wine, but overall the restaurant left us feeling both "young and beautiful, heureux et satisfait."
Lovely to look at, but limited brunch menu and a little pricey for food served and portion size. Tried it because of positive newspaper review and clever name
Amazing meal! From start to finish we thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Each course was beautifully presented and delicious. We did not feel rushed during service and our server was friendly and knowledgeable. Can’t wait to come back.
Incredible food and impeccable service. One of my favorite restaurants in San Diego.
Experience was very nice. Food was good, service was good. After hearing the buzz and reading the reviews I think I expected a bit more in all aspects of the experience..... but would definitely recommend to others. One negative was the noise level. Our server had a very quiet voice and it was difficult for us to even hear her description of our options and the dishes themselves
This place is just fabulous! I went here about a year ago, close to the time they first opened, and I liked it and was eager to return. Brunch menu is limited, but the cocktail menu abounds with creativity! Employes are all friendly and happy to be working at such a showcase.
Came for brunch so can’t speak to the dinner menu, which I hear is the main appeal. Brunch was good, albeit in small portions. We had the eggs on toast — more like a single muffin cut in half — with smoked salmon, coffee, and mimosas. The decor was a little too Instagram-y/over the top for my taste. One may appreciate the attempted tribute to France, but the fact that none of the staff is French (including the chef and owner) or speaks French (thus butchering pronunciations altogether) feels a bit pretentious. The menu items are single French words (“Tartine” = toast; “Lapin” = rabbit etc.) that would never be used on their own to describe actual French dishes. As a native French person I was a little annoyed. Service was impeccable and the food was good nonetheless. Brunch was about $90 (with tip) for two, which could legitimately be deemed overpriced.
Everything was just wonderful. My favorite brunch in north county by far. Great ambience for meeting with friends, gorgeous decor, and impeccable service. Me own woe is they charged me $16 for a 10 oz bloody merry. Nothing special at all. No amazing garnishes or anything. Was very disappointed in that. They also charged me $15 for a vodka soda water with mint. Very overpriced drinks. Stick to wine event though they have a small selection.
This was my third time dining at Jeune et Jolie and I was not very pleased with our experience from the start. We had a 7:30pm reservation and when we arrived a couple minutes after 7:30, the host had informed us that the previous reservation was running a bit behind and were still waiting on their desserts. The hosts had said that they do not allow double standing at the bar on the weekends and told us we had to go to Campfire to wait or walk around until our table was ready. I had told them that we had just come from Carruth Wine Cellars next to Campfire before dinner and that we rushed to finish our wine to make it to our reservation only to be told that our table wasn’t ready and we had to go back where we just were to wait. I received a call that our table was getting reset and that we could head back over. We did not get sat until 8:20pm and were starving. There was no acknowledgment from the host, server, or even a manager that we were seated 50 min behind our reservation. Aside from all of that, dinner was delicious and our server Jess was great. Working in the industry, I was a bit disappointed that there was no recovery taken and the lack of attention due to the huge delay in seating. I expected more from the restaurant and left with a bad taste in my mouth because of our experience tonight. Not sure I would return in the future.
excellent menu with many great choices. the King Crab legs were fresh, sweet and delicious and good value as was the Jidori chicken. the baguette and butter were special. service was a little slow but a manager was very attentive and helped take our order. will return.
Just lovely - transported us both
Ate at bar ; both food and service was fantastic. One of SD’s best restaurant experiences.
I wish there was another star. Hands down the best restaurant in Carlsbad. Perfect date night. Feels like you are in the movie “Burnt”!!
Interesting modern French menu. Meant to be a DIY tasting menu. So everything is quite small. But the prices are quite high. That is why I rated the value as just good. It’s expensive to eat enough to make a full dinner. That said, each item was gorgeous and creative and delicious. I will definitely go back. But not often. I eat out a lot and spend a lot but this place will be reserved for special occasions. Its sister restaurant down the block, Campfire, is also pricey, but a much easier, less fussy place for creative and outstandingly delicious food.
Finally the server was not good. I didn’t get my drink for 35 minutes and had to remind them twice. They took it off the bill, but still.... Then, at the end she asked if we want dessert and we said yes. She brought the menus but never came back. When we saw her next, she appeared with our check, which we had not asked for, and said thanks for coming. So no dessert.
PS, I also didn’t get my drink the night before at Campfire and had to be comped. What is it with this company. They don’t want me to have drinks or dessert.
The staff is amazing and so friendly. But the Chef is unbelievable, he really cares about his food. You can see it and taste it. I highly recommend for foodies and people who enjoy a nice meal. The presentation of the food is beautiful.
Amazing food! Bigger portions would be lovely and less pressure from the wait staff on ordering according to their program.
We had a delicious meal and great drinks! It was a little noisy and we were sitting right next to other parties. It would be nice to have a little more space between the tables.
Amazing quality and presentation. Our server was wonderful. Each dish was a work of art. Tasted as good as it looked.
Food portions are small and the menu items, while inventively prepared and attractively presented, delivered mediocre flavor and texture on the night we visited. Excellent service. Probably worth another try but first experience was just so-so.
Took my gals out for a celebratory dinner and we were all blown away with dinner! The specials on Monday are such a steal. You must go now!
Amazing dining experience! Love the chef’s table and excellent service. The food is to die for. So creative and chic and modern and great ambience for any event. Chef’s choice is a must try - absolutely delish. Highly recommend!
Great 4 course meal. Creative dishes and unexpected flavors: amuse bouche savory soup with lime, for example
I've had dinner and brunch at Jeune et Jolie, and had two entirely different experiences. I'll start by saying the food was really excellent, high quality ingredients and innovative dishes for both meals. The service, on the other hand was polar opposites. At dinner, service was exemplary. The host (a gentlemen with a mustache) made everyone feel welcome, service was attentive, knowledgeable and friendly, truly a first class experience. The scallops and the beef were exquisite, and the bread and butter amazing.
Sunday brunch, on the other hand, was a service disappointment. I didn't have a setup, and asked for one several times before finally receiving. Coffee refills were not provided (despite requests), and water was not refilled without running down a server. I was in the restaurant for 55 minutes before food finally appeared (including a long delay to place the order). This was more challenging as my son has autism, and waiting can be challenging (though he handled it like a champ). The brunch food, my ouef, the French Toast and the Tartine were very good, and the beignets quite excellent, but the overall experience was impacted by the service.
I'll be back for dinner, but will stay away from brunch in the future. It's surprising, given the truly exemplary dinner service.
Amazing experience! Food is unreal, beautiful setting right down to the cutlery :) worth the money spent.
Everything we ordered was delicious. Especially the beignets. But as we were told by others, the portions are small.
Lovely setting and great service. We lingered over our lunch for a couple of hours and did not feel like we had to rush out.
Our server, Jenelle I think it was, was an amazing waitress, and so friendly! We are frequent customers and have never been let down.
A very beautiful experience for the senses..food and service were superb.
Great service, delicious food, and special treatment for our anniversary dinner ❣️
Amazing service they took. Fantastic care of us the entire night. It was our anniversary and they brought us complimentary drinks and special soups from the chef. Absolutely amazing.
We had an excellent experience, with a dinner on New Year's Day - it turned out to be an unexpectedly wonderful celebratory meal. Great food, backed by excellent service. We can't wait to go back to try the tasting menu!
First time there. After you get used to the barking in the kitchen from the staff you get caught up with the energy and atmosphere of the place. Food and service quite good. Will return
great food, service and a bit noisy as they are always busy on holidays and weekends.
This is my favorite North County restaurant and have enjoyed every dining experience we have had here. This time for brunch as i was craving their omelette, a perfect French omelette. We started with the Beignets, delicious as well. My husband always goes for the Oeuf and is very tasty.
Mimosa and coffee for beverages, we will be back again soon!
Absolutely delicious. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Loved the restaurant!
Great food, great service.
Great restaurant for special occasions. It's a bit pricey for the portion size, but the food is good. Ambience makes you feel like you are in a bistro cafe in Paris!
Always an amazing dining experience. The service is top notch and the flavors are delicious. Cannot wait for our next visit!