6510 Washington St.
Yountville, CA 94599
Why did we dine here? – Bistro Jeanty was one of the last major restaurants in Yountville that we have not reviewed. Has any foodie knows, this town is an eaters paradise. As good a reason as any to give it a try! They lost their Michelin star a couple years back, so we did not have high expectations. Would this place make up for not going to Redd?
Insider Tip – Make reservations, this place is still busy during peak times.
Cuisine – French
Location – Yountville
Opened – 1998
Service – Bistro Jeanty had adequate service, but not top notch service like most of the other venues in this town. There were long pauses and some hailing was necessary.
Verdict – Bistro Jeanty serves up decent classic French cuisine in a very homey atmosphere. We would probably pick Bouchon over this restaurant if we were forced to pick one French restaurant to visit in Yountville. Bouchon has better service and slightly better food, but lacks all the classic dishes here.
Signature Dishes – Cream of Tomato soup, Coq Au Vin, steak Frites.
Bistro Jeanty’s Menu reads like a classic French menu with all the dishes foodies know and love. They have an ever changing special menu that adds more classic dishes.
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Crême de Tomate en Croute Tomato soup in puff pastry ($10.50) is their classic signature dish with creamy tomato soup covered with a classic Golden Brown puff pastry. Definitely a must order.
French onion soup ($9.50) was on the special board and proved to be a solid rendition, with lots of cheese, robust oniony unique broth.
Coq au Vin Chicken, mushrooms, bacon and red wine stew ($17.50) is another classic dish here, they provide two reasonable pieces of tender chicken drenched in a very winey sauce with bacon and onions. They recommend ordering the egg noodles ($5.50) if you order this dish, and we can vouch for this recommendation, the dish needs more starch and the noodles help sop up the tasty sauce.
Beef Bourguignon ($26.50) was on the specials board and is one of our favorites, so we have to try it. (Josephine Chez Dumonet in Paris created these positive memories!) This dish proved to be tastefully arranged, possessing solid flavors, carrots, onions, fat still overly present in the tender meat chunks. Someday we will return to France..
Frites ($4.50) a nice cone full of thinly sliced fries. Not too salty, not too greasy, solid.
OK: (Order if you like this dish)
Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)