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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.
Reno, NV 89503
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) 323-2227
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
Beaujolais Bistro offers traditional French cuisine in a cozy old house atmosphere in a beautiful and largely unknown location near the Truckee River west of downtown. The food is usually excellent. We've been 3 times. I marked it down a little this time due to the exceedingly salty duck confit. But the bacon wrapped date appetizer and the strawberry gazpacho were absolutely excellent. A wonderful and different option from the casino dining in Reno.
What a fantastic meal! Our party of four each got something different, and we were all very impressed, even my food snob father! I put 4 stars for ambiance only because it was chilly, and we were even sitting by the fireplace. They said something was wrong with the heater. But the view is beautiful and the house itself is charming. We were treated very well, not rushed at all even on a busy Mothers Day evening. This is my favorite Reno restaurant thus far.
This was a great place to bring my French girlfriend for dinner. A little bit of home for her. The food was wonderful....service was a 10....beautiful decor.....all made for a special evening. I rarely write reviews....but I was impressed by the whole experience.
When this bistro was located on West Street I found the service, ambiance and especially the food to be just what I expect from a French bistro. The move to nearer the river has improved the view and added more room between tables. I had a duck breast, which was accompanied by broccoli and scalloped potatoes for the main. There are so many ways to destroy a duck breast while it's still in the kitchen, but it came to me at the perfect temperature and doneness with a gentle sauce that did not distract. Wonderful dining experience.
Booked here for an anniversary dinner and was extremely happy. Food was amazing from the bacon wrapped dates to the lamb and stuffed pork chop. Service was one of the best and the river out front of restaurant was perfect to sit at after dinner. Would love to come back when in the area.
We love both a romantic dinner at BB , as well as gathering with friends for sharing the incredible apps and vast wine selection. I like to start with the mushroom cigars and brussels and my most recent entree, the pork chop, was delicious! The ambiance is cozy and classy; the lighting is just right.
I also enjoy meeting clients at the bar for their happy hour small plates and unique array of cocktails. If you haven't been, go and be delightfully surprised!
Wow! I loved everything about this establishment . . . the location on quiet Riverside Drive across the street from the Truckee river made for a lovely setting. One negative: if you have a reservation, leave extra time to find parking in this mostly residential neighborhood. This was a birthday date, and everything was prepared and served in a way that made me feel well cared for. We ate early, so staffing was light to begin, but once we had our drinks and appetizer things progressed smoothly. Cuisine is seasonal and changes, but I highly recommend the Bibb lettuce salad with mixed nuts and the lamb shoulder, as well as the orange creme brûlée. We also had the chocolate cake but it was too chocolatey (never thought I'd type those words!) and not sweet enough for me. The consistency was lovely, though. The menu was thoughtful, creative, and offered a wide selection for those with different tastes and appetites. We will return!
I made a reservation online. Then I personally called to arrange for a specific table at 7pm and was promised that table.
When we arrived there was a couple sitting at that table and I was told that they don't guarantee tables causing us to wait 30 extra minutes for our table. Very disappointing.
Great ambience. Most of our food was fantastic. I ordered the stuffed pork chop and 60% of it was fat. I made out server aware and she said she would talk to the chef. Instead of bringing me a new one or taking it off the bill, the chef comped us a $10 dessert. Not the best customer service I've experienced, but certainly not the worst. Just a bit disappointing for a $200 dinner.
Important business dinner. We got the window table over looking the raging Truckee River. Got there early and wait for my party at the bar. Signature dinners were great and made with great skill. Everyone in our group enjoy the food and the restaurant. We will be back.
Under-whelming. Neat interior space, the front area of a previous home, but the service was woefully slow and inattentive on a Friday evening 7:00 seating, even with some tables empty. We waited 15 minutes for our entrees after our appetizers were done. Bread wasn't even warmed, salad had way too much dressing, halibut was a bit over-cooked . . . I think that this place fancies itself as upscale as shown by its prices, but we are foodies, and we were decidedly not impressed and will not return.
Food was greasy. Ordered lobster & was a small portion of was seemed to be langustino smothered in butter. Horrible. Was served the worst calamari that I have ever had. Tasted like deep fried onion ring batter, couldn't finish, Beet salad was ok. Have been to many French restaurants in different states & this restaurant can't begin to compare. Very expensive for very low quality. Stay away unless you want to waste your money.
We've been here a dozen times over the last 3+ years....and I have to say, this was not a good experience. 1: It took 1/2 hour from the time we sat down and ordered an app for the app to arrive and for them to open our wine....we sat there and finally snagged another server to go track down our server. 2: I ordered the boneless lamb shank (w/ lentils, yogurt, carrots...)....The only problem is I think someone Thought Vanilla Yogurt was the same as Plain Yogurt....they are not....the sweetness really messed up the dish. 3: There was a party of 6 with two small children seated at the opposite end of the dining room...You know that High Pitched Squeal kids are now emitting...well...that went on our entire meal....over and over and over. So, people who bring toddlers to a find dining restaurant....if you can't control them - don't bring them.....Wait Staff...when the balance of your diners are turning around and pleading with their eyes for the party to Get Out...DON'T offer dessert...DON'T offer coffee....offer them the Check and the Door.
Server and bus boy were nice and attentive. Bartender was in "la la land." We were almost finished with our appetizers before our drinks were served. We had to ask server to see about our drinks. Restaurant and bar were not busy. My husband's ordered the duck breast. It was flavorful but extremely tough. He should have sent it back to the kitchen.
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