A Fabulous French Bistro in the Heart of Napa Valley
We recently enjoyed lunch at Bistro Jeanty during a wine tour of the Napa Valley. This French bistro is located in downtown Yountville in the heart of the valley. The owner and chef, Philippe Jeanty, came from France to help open Chandon Restaurant where he later served as Executive Chef until leaving in 1998 to open up his own restaurant.
When you walk into the restaurant, you feel at home. The atmosphere is casual and intimate. The yellow walls, soft French music, and blazing fire in the fireplace create a feeling of warmth and intimacy.
Steve ordered the Cassoulet, a hearty meal of sausage and duck served with French white beans. It was a great combination. The sausage was delicious and the duck was moist and tender. I decided on Coq au Vin. The chicken and mushrooms were covered in a rich bacon and red wine stew. It was delicious.
The food at this French bistro is hearty and filling. The meals are prepared using fresh quality ingredients. Everyone was friendly and the service was excellent. We never ran out of water or bread. They have a nice wine list and also serve wine by the glass and beer.
We return to this Bistro Jeanty again and again for both lunch and dinner. We always feel that we have come home as we enter the front door. They do such a great job creating an authentic bistro atmosphere that is welcoming. The food is outstanding. This is the place to stop for lunch or dinner while on a California wine tour. We often will share an entrée so we will have room for dessert.
Other Things to do in Yountville
The Napa Valley is famous for the world class wines produced here. Napa, and particularly Yountville, is also famous for its exceptional restaurants. The valley attracts visitors who appreciate both fine wines and gourmet food. Many great chefs live and work the Napa Valley. It’s a great place to take a cooking class. Find the Best Napa Valley Cooking School
Plan to go wine tasting at the many wonderful Yountville Wineries. Some wineries have tasting rooms conveniently located in Yountville’s charming downtown area. Wineries are also scattered around the scenic area surrounded by rolling hills of vineyards.
Bistro Jeanty Restaurant
The Bistro’s Website
Address: 6510 Washington St., Yountville, CA 94599
Telephone: (707) 944-0103
From Highway 29 take the Yountville exit. Drive east on to California Drive. Turn left on to Washington Street. It will be on the right side of the road.