About Beaujolais Bistro
Chef Bill Gilbert's charming French style bistro in downtown Reno celebrates authentic French cooking as well as modern interpretation of French cuisine.
We serve Niman Ranch beef, lamb, and pork, Liberty Duck, and much of our organic produce is sourced locally including wild and exotic mushrooms from Connie Green.
Our extensive bar and wine list is available early for your pleasure. Outdoor seating is also available seasonally. Private dining arrangements are available on request.
We are proud to be voted "Reno's Best French Restaurant" for over a decade, and "Reno's Most Romantic Restaurant" in 2014 by the Reno News & Review.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday through Sunday 5-9p.m. Bar open at 4pm.
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Validated Parking at the Parking Gallery
at the corner of 1st and Sierra
Private Party Facilities:
Private dining room
Private Party Contact:
Bill Gilbert: 775-323-2227x
Banquet, Beer, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Bastille Day, July 14
Beaujolais Nouveau on the 3rd Thursday in November.
Beaujolais Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Birthday celebration for my wife. They t ...
Birthday celebration for my wife.
They tried very hard to make it a intimate dinner.
We both like Rabbit, it wasn't what were used to,
the sausage didn't quite reach the top billing.
Otherwise they would be 5 star.
The ambience was fantastic, the hostess ...
The ambience was fantastic, the hostess greeted us with a very friendly smile and seated us immediately, the waiter went above and beyond for service handling any problems and the food was outstanding, wine list is short and sweet, not confusing... my mom is French and was visiting so I took her there, "tres bon"
The food at Beaujolais Bistro was phenom ...
The food at Beaujolais Bistro was phenomenal. I had been there before but my wife hadn't, and she really wanted to celebrate our anniversary there. We ordered a salad, appetizer, two meals and a dessert and everything was absolutely wonderful. A very friendly busboy was great about bringing us bread, and when he noticed we were admiring the old brick, he told us about the history of the building. My wife and I discussed how we wished our busboy would have been our waiter. Our waiter was not fantastic and in fact, was a bit awkward. I have received better service at day-to-day restaurants and it was not what I would have expected for a fine dining experience where things like service count. If she had been a better server, I think the overall experience would have been more special.
Most of our food and wine was very good ...
Most of our food and wine was very good but.... The lamb dish was very bad as described by our guest and my chicken dish tasted really off.
We have had very good dinners here in the past but this one was a disappointment.
Good food, good atmosphere, we enjoyed o ...
Good food, good atmosphere, we enjoyed ourselves. Pretty much exactly what I expected based on other reviews. My only minor gripe is that we were not seated until nearly 30 minutes after our reservation time, but we waited at the bar where we enjoyed some excellent drinks.
Pleasant setting and ambiance inside and ...
Pleasant setting and ambiance inside and outside. Service was very accommodating. Air conditioner blasts one in various areas, so had to move to different table. Generally tasty well-presented food, but not a diverse selection. Steak frites was tasty but the toughest I can ever remember, fries were excellent. Avocado/artichoke soup was so-so. Artichoke bottom appetizer was delicious but not fantastic. Wife's chicken dish was outstandingly original and delectable. Overall somewhat too pricey for what you get (we had no pre-dinner drinks or wine this time). I would think and think again before returning, or recommending, which is not to say it should be off my list or anyone else's. The potential exists to be a totally pleasing place.
The food at was over the top - Bill is a ...
The food at was over the top - Bill is an uber-talented chef. This is one of our favorite restaurants in Reno. Bill's menu never fails to impress and he should be called the "small plate king"...talented ideas and love of ingredients with superior culinary skills.
Beaujolais Bistro continues to be our fa ...
Beaujolais Bistro continues to be our favorite. The menu always has something unusual, and you can count on it being expertly prepared and served. This evening we chose a Prix Fixe dinner, consisting of mussels, which according to my wife were delectable (I don't eat mussels, so I had their delicious onion soup), soft shell crab a la muniere which was heavenly, Arctic Char, prepared with vegetables and seasoning, done to a turn, a cheese and nut plate which I actually didn't understand but was good, and dessert was a fig and date pastry topped with vanilla bean ice cream. The service, as always, was superb, and while I'm not a wine drinker, I'd bet the wine pairings were expertly done. Beaujolais is not inexpensive, but the meal there has always been well worth the cost.
A hidden gem in a lovely old neighborhoo ...
A hidden gem in a lovely old neighborhood that few know of right on the river east of town. Wonderful job of turning an old house into a charming restaurant. Superb French food. We've been twice and loved it both times. One negative this time -- the seat I had was directly facing west into the sun with no blinds or shade of any kind to stop the glare. Had to go get my sunglasses out of my car. I think I had the only seat in the house like this. But it would take a small effort/expense with great returns to put some sort of shade on that window. It happens enough that a passing waitress made a comment about how bad my seat was, but it would be better in 20 minutes (which it was).
Came back here for the first time in a w ...
Came back here for the first time in a while and food was good as always. But service was very uneven. We were seated and given water and bread, and then no one ever came back. I finally got up and ordered drinks at the bar for us. I asked someone passing by who our server was and that made them realize we didn't have one. One Server brought our main courses, set them down and then walked away without pouring wine (or even offering to). We ordered a creme brûlée dessert that was supposed to come with shortbread, but didn't. The server who brought that course told us they ran out. When the check came I mentioned it and that server told us the pastry chef hadn't come in that day. So I pointed out it shouldn't have been on the menu and as a result one dessert was taken off the check. We were going to bring some out of town friends here, but based on this experience we may not.
The setting outdoors was lovely, but the ...
The setting outdoors was lovely, but the service was very slow. We wanted to order dessert but didn't want to wait a half hour for it. The server was apologetic, but management should have had enough staff available to cover all the tables without such long waits.
We were all very excited about trying Be ...
We were all very excited about trying Beaujolais since all in our party are foodies and have heard positive reviews from friends. We had ordered the pre fix menu. Drinks and appetizers were excellent however, our entrees were all over seasoned (and we truly love seasoning!) and the wait staff (although accommodating) was not the friendliest. Was a bit disappointed.
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