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/Private Rooms, 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
We chose Beaujolais Bistro for our 10-ye ...
We chose Beaujolais Bistro for our 10-year anniversary dinner and as usual they did not disappoint. The drinks were perfect as usual; bartender definitely knows how to craft a cocktail. Went for the mussels as an appetizer and they were delicious and plenty for two. I chose the hangar steak frites with bearnaise sauce and it was cooked to perfection. Hubby chose the lobster, scallop and prawns and he enjoyed every perfect bite. David took very good care of us and we will always return!
Excellent, but definitely not cheap Fren ...
Excellent, but definitely not cheap French food. Great neighborhood with view of Truckee River.
Delicious meal, the best Mojito I've had ...
Delicious meal, the best Mojito I've had in ages. Staff very friendly. A wonderful dining experience.
Excellent and very nice to go there, foo ...
Excellent and very nice to go there, food is great
What a great dining experience for start ...
What a great dining experience for start to finish. Fine food, excellent service in a romantic setting with views out the window or the fireplace....looking forward to dining there again...soon !
We had a very nice experience. Over all ...
We had a very nice experience. Over all food and service was good. Its an expensive dining experience and Im not sure al the food was really worth the price. Brussel sprout appt.was strangely cut into really small pieces. Charcuterie platter was miserly. Entrees nicely sized but accompanying vegetables were burnt.
Good/great but pricey. Courteous knowled ...
Good/great but pricey. Courteous knowledgeable staff, prompt service, eclectic menu and we enjoyed our food very much.
The view is nice of the river. Too much ...
The view is nice of the river. Too much spice on my wife's lamb though. The creme Brule was perfect. Good not great.
We will be back for more!
The friendly staff seated us as soon as we arrived (we were 15 minutes early) and we had views from two windows. I tried the Bacon-Wrapped Dates appetizer and knew I was in in for a great meal. The Pre Fixe menu was enough food for two even though it was intended for one person, but I had the Liberty Duck and it was fantastic! The menu changes daily and my wife and I can't wait to taste whatever the Chef can make!
This is one of our favorite restaurants ...
This is one of our favorite restaurants because the food is so delicious and it is served by very considerate and efficient staff members. Yum!
Fab special occasion restaurant
We went for my boyfriend's 30th birthday and it was nothing short of amazing. The wine list was extensive and so many great options! The oysters were so amazing, both kinds! Our waiter was very attentive as well as the busboy, we were taken care of from beginning to end. Will definitely go back and love that it is right by the river in a cozy little house.
FANTASTIC FRENCH EVENING
THE RESTAURANT IS SET IN A BEAUTIFULLY RESTORED OLD HOUSE 1 BLOCK FROM THE TRUCKEE RIVER WHICH CAN BE SEEN AND HEARD FROM THE FRONT PORCH AND SEEN FROM MANY OF THE ROOMS OF THE HOUSE. I HAD ESCARGOT WHICH WERE AS GOOD AS ANY I'VE EVER HAD IN FRANCE. I FOLLOWED THAT WITH THEIR VERSION OF PAELLA. WITH CHICKEN, SHRIMP, CHORIZO, SALMON, SHELL FISH AND RICE IN A LIGHT, TASTY SAUCE. I LOVED IT. MY FRIEND HAD THE HOUSE SALAD WITH A VARIETY OF GREENS AND GRATED VEGETABLES WITH THE VERY FLAVORFUL HOUSE DRESSING. SHE ALSO HAD THE PUFFED PASTRY VEGETABLE PLATE WHICH SHE LOVED--WOULD GO BACK JUST FOR THESE TWO THINGS, BUT SAW OTHER THINGS ON THE MENU THAT WE WANT TO TRY. SERVICE WAS ATTENTIVE. WAITERS KNEW THE MENU AND WERE HELPED US MAKE INFORMED CHOICES ABOUT FOOD AND WINE.
Another great meal at Beaujolais Bistro
We love this place and have eaten here several times. The menu is ever changing, and NEVER fails to please. Service is great. Can't say enough.
We've been going to Beaujolais for years. The food is dependably always excellent and the new location is hip and fun. Our only complaint is that it was fairly busy and crowded and it didn't feel as "special" as it may have in the past. We were there for my birthday and we had to tell the waiter even though my husband had told them when he made the reservation. That said, we had a very nice time and we plan to return.
We always enjoy the experience at Beaujo ...
We always enjoy the experience at Beaujolais. The food is always amazing and the service was perfect.
Mommy 'n Daddy date night
It had been over 4 months since we had a chance to go out just the 2 of us, and my wife is a huge fan of French fine dining. We had a rabbit appetizer that consisted of a fruit preserve on top of stewed rabbit meat served in a mason jar, which we scooped out and put on to seasoned baguette toast . We shared the beet salad - beets, citrus, greens and balsamic (?) -- light and refreshing. My wife had the duck, which was served rare and came with scalloped potatoes, and she said it was excellent. I had the skirt steak medium rare, it was cooked to perfection and came with a tarragon béarnaise sauce that was delightful on both the meat and the frites. We had the walnut financier for desert which was good.
There were four of us dining and we had three different entrees, and three different desserts. All were excellent. It's really worth it when you go out for a nice meal and everything is delicious and obviously prepared with care. The staff is wonderful and the ambience is so special. It is our go to place for special dinners.
Great place. Great food. Great service. ...
Great place. Great food. Great service. The only bad is that the seats are really close together and it's hard to have a conversation.
A quiet place in unexpected serene area. Nice view of the river. Food excellent and service was great.
Took 6 people for dinner. Was my son's 26 th Birthday. Slow service. My Strip bass entree came out undercooked . By the time they brought me a another order my guests had already completed there dinner. Replacement order was also undercooked . I refused it. So I never got my entree . 300.00 meal . I'm not going back at this time.
One of our favorites
We have been to Beaujolais Bistro many times before and it has never disappointed us. The food is freshly prepared and delicious. The servers are courteous and efficient. We took our waiters advice and were so pleased with his choices. The restaurant is right across the street from the Truckee river and is really a lovely area .
The food was very good, as was the servi ...
The food was very good, as was the service. The servers were very knowledgeable and were able to explain the menu items. The ambiance was very nice and calm, perfect for a date night.
Had a group for business. Made reservations three months in advance. My group was skeptical about the menu, but clean plates all around!
The food is excellent! I highly recommen ...
The food is excellent! I highly recommend it.
Good food, ok service
My husband and I dined at Beaujolais during our recent weekend in Reno. When we walked in we saw that the space was very romantic and upscale, yet comfortable. We ordered some wine and oysters, and settled in for a nice meal. What ended up happening was kind of disappointing, especially considering the price point of the restaurant. While the food was good (8 of 10?), the service lacked professionalism. Not that the staff wasn't nice or friendly; they were. It's just that we never knew who was attending to us. Now, I've been to many restaurants where service is shared amongst the staff, and usually the staff is so well trained that although you may not have that "one person" who sees you through your entire experience, you always feel like you are taken care of. That did not happen at Beaujolais. It may have been an off-night for the staff, but there were a few times that we thought we had been forgotten. I don't believe they had any "specials" per se, but our initial waiter didn't tell us about the food or the restaurant. After we ordered our appetizers, it was a loooooong time before anyone took our entree order. Much longer than what could be accounted for by just spacing the courses out. I ordered a second glass of wine and it took so long to arrive that I thought it had been forgotten. No one seemed to be on top of refilling waters, either. Overall, the food was good. The braised lamb with cous cous was tender and flavorful. My husband loved his beef bourguignon. The space was romantic. I would have liked to have been paid more attention to, though.
Even on a bad night they are good
In Reno this place is among my top three along with Lulu's and 4th Street Bistro. This evening was a little rocky. Owner/chef and manager were uncharacteristically not there. (they need days off too). Service was a little less attentive than usual at first, then our server pulled it out -- by bringing a great bottle of wine (different than we had first thought) and just acknowledged things were a little strained that night. Go there and enjoy.
Good Show ~ No Dough
The restaurant was very pleasant to be at. The food (two of us so only two of the entrees tasted), unfortunately, a bit disappointing.
Another satisfied customer
Second time here. Overall, we enjoy coming to this restaurant. Server was a little odd to say the least, I assume it's just his personality - socially awkward? Food is always great. I would give food 4.5, not 5. Prices are relatively high, but that's what you expect for fine dining.
Execellent food, good cozy environment, ...
Execellent food, good cozy environment, but noisy.
Beaujolais Bistro has never failed to meet our expectations and our dining experience this week was no different. From the moment we stepped inside the staff made us feel welcome and started what was a great service experience. The wine list was definitive and the food was exceptional. Watching a master chef such as Bill prepare the meal truly added to the ambiance for a special evening. The entire experience was exceptional.
Overall amazing. 5 stars to food and service.
We had a couple signature cocktails and they were very good. The food made by a chef was delicious, hot and got to us in a timely manner. The service was all you could ask for, they had great teamwork! Will be back soon.
Our waiter seemed to be thrown off his g ...
Our waiter seemed to be thrown off his game once we asked for his advice on white wine with our meal. He didn't seem to know the wine selection very well. Had to ask for assistance a couple of times. Food presentation was nice. Risotto very mushy and bland. Waiter seemed to be avoiding us during the main course. Didn't check on us once while we ate. Don't feel like the value was there for dropping nearly $185 on dinner for 2. Hope it was an off night. Won't be returning.
The chef here never disappoints, always a new selection daily. With so many great choices it's hard to decide which direction to go! I settled in with a French 75 cocktail to review the menu, only to decide on the fresh pasta with exotic mushrooms, artichoke hearts and more shaved truffles than I have ever experienced outside Italy! It was beyond exceptional! My husband settled on the sweetbreads and he was not disappointed either! The gingerbread cake with a dollop of salted carmel ice cream was sublime! My favorite date night!
A Must Try! One of the Best in Reno
The service was perfect, the servers were helpful and very attentive. The food was delicious (try the scallops) the scallops were cooked to perfection, no sand bits at all. The beet salad is very tasty and the sweet breads were succulent as well. We brought in our own bottle of wine, they decanted it for us and gave it plenty of time to open up. The wood burning fireplace was a nice feature and the restaurants lighting was dim and romantic. Oh yes, you’ll have to try the Persimmon cocktail! On a different note, it was a little chilly inside even know I was directly in front of the fireplace. The water server never poured from the side and a small amount of ice splashed and hit me. Not really a big deal… Enjoy! I would definitely go back again and again…
Sad to say just bad
I have dined here in the past and it has been enjoyable but this last time was not. First I order a martini up and it came in a champagne glass and tasted like it still had remnants of one of their fruity drinks in it, I asked about it and was told that is the only glasses they have, then I order oysters that were so un-fresh that you could not have used them as bait. The duck of course was great but then desert came and it was still frozen. There was no care or interest from the staff at all. I love restaurants and never leave less then 20% tip,which I did leave them for at one time I was in the industry and I often look past a mistake here or there but I am sad to say this was just bad across the board
Best spot in Reno
Excellent spot! Great atmosphere and great food. This is French food without the heavy French sauces. A small menu but covers all the bases-meat, fish, vegetarian. My only gripe is the sweetbreads are not a main dish every night! The sweetbreads are outstanding. Try this place- you will not be disappointed.
Unique gem in Reno
Beautiful building, lovely decor. The food was superb. Service was excellent.
Wonderful quiet birthday dinner for two!
Escargot and venison was excellent. The birthday girl had Tubot that was prepared perfectly. A nice bottle of Chard started the meal off and we finished with an awesome hazelnut caramel desert. Thank you for making a special birthday really enjoyable.
i have been going to B.B. since it opened on West St. and it is my favourite restaurant. However this visit my meal was disappointing. The shrimp mushroom cigars dry and could not identify any shrimp. The Venison tough as rubber and so much sauce on it this also masked any flavor though the sauce itself was excellent! Also the accompaniments to this main course were excellent . The service was excellent as usual.
Perfect for date night
My husband and I love good food. We loved Beaujolais Bistro all around. Lee, our server, was fantastic. He offered great and tasteful suggestions that we took him up on throughout the meal. The ambiance was nice, not too loud and not quiet where you feel everyone can hear your conversation. The food was exquisite from the appetizers through dessert. We highly recommend Beaujolais and we will be dining there again.
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