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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
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.
I have always been impressed with the food when I have had dinner here. We were celebrating my husband's and best friend's birthdays at this dinner and choose the pre fix menu with wine pairing. It was fantastic. My only negative note I would have is when each course of wine and food was delivered to the table it was never explained. That being said the food and wine pairing was amazing!
This has become our go-to spot for fine dining in Reno. I have yet to have even a minor gripe about any part of the service or food. The drinks are hand-crafted, consistent, and exquisite. The French Onion Soup is by far the best that I have ever had. It is business casual, but there's absolutely no pretentiousness about it. The servers and their support staff are all amazing. It's extremely clean, the food is fresh, and the menu rotates along the same theme, but with seasonal changes to ensure the peak freshness of the ingredients.
Each course was a unique experience. The quality of the food, from the warm Rosemary bread to the most creative deserts was exquisite. Rarely can you get a filet mignon you can cut with a fork. We look forward to more visits, and the opportunity to explore more of the desert selections. And kudos to our waiter who was an expert in all things Beaujolais, and most helpful with just the right recommendations based on our interest and dietary limitations. The staff goes all out to make your visit positively memorable. Highly recommended.
So wonderful to find an authentic french restaurant in Reno. The onion soup was one of the best ever. We had the scallops & the beef bourguinon - both excellent. Service was outstanding - Lee was our server. A real treat after getting fed up with wonderful restaurants that are still inside noisy casinos.
The best restaurant in Reno. We dine here for all of our special days (holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, etc.), and they always deliver an excellent meal. Melody almost always waits on us and she is a gem. She is super-friendly, knows the wine and dinner menus, can always explain how the dishes are prepared, and is always there when you need something.
The French Onion soup was rich and just the right amount of slight creaminess from the wonderful cheeses used - And The Cassoulet was perfection from the balance of the cannellini beans - garlic- and sausage, pork belly, and duck confit. Nothing could have been better on a cold December night!
Beaujolais Biatro has always been a favorite for our fancy French dinners in Reno. However this was a very frustrating experience. We booked thru Open Table well in advance. I called two days before to confirm the reservation and requested a window table. When we arrived they had no tables available even though they had our reservation. They had no note from my call for a window table. The attendant offered no excuse and no apology. He just said they were busy and suggested we have our holiday dinner at the bar. I told him we were not sitting on a bar stool to have our holiday dinner and said I was very disappointed. He interpreted that to mean I wanted him to throw someone out to make room for us and he said he wouldn't do it. I assured him disappointment did not mean I expected him to throw out a seated patron. The other French restaurant was a drive so we waited at the bar. He did not offer us a beverage on the house which I thought would have been the right way to handle it. We resolved to leave no tip if we ever got a table. Thirty minutes later we were seated by Jana who apologized profusely with no prompting by us. She delivered excellent service and the food was very good. She also comped us two desserts for our inconvenience. Jana saved the day and we were able to relax. We left her a very good tip because she rectified the problem. However, I would think twice before another fancy and expensive service fiasco there. Next time we will dine the The Fourth Street Bistro.
We did not like it nor will we ever return. My GF selected it for a special occasion based on the ratings. For this price point, you have every right to expect good service and exceptional food. We received neither. We asked for lemon in our water and didn't get it. Three other tables were seated after us, and they all received their water, drinks and bread before we did. Each time we had to be the one to hail a server - for the lemon, bread and to place our wine order. While the wine was very good, it took 15-20 minutes to get the bottle. When we asked for additional vegetables with our means, we received 1 1/2 baby carrots, a slice of fennel, and a small plop (2 T?) cooked spinach - for both of us. No one checked back to see how our food was, or if we needed anything else. And no, it was not very busy... it was Sunday evening. We will never go back.
Great from top to bottom. Service and food. It wasn't too busy and the chef came out to greet us and ask how our meal was. A nice touch. We had one of the later reservations and the only issue was that staff was cleaning up as we were still eating so it felt a bit rushed so we didn't have dessert and just ordered the bill. I would definitely recommend and we are going back again for our anniversary.
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