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Bistro Chez Jean Pierre


Name: Harris Fried
Occupation: Financial Advisor
Lives in: Palm Beach
Restaurant Pick: Bistro Chez Jean-Pierre
Reviewed Bistro Chez Jean-Pierre: 09/01/11

Well unless you know where CIP is it can be hard to find. Part of the charm and mystique is great art everywhere which I always enjoy. CIP is a PB institution. The service is attentive and friendly. Fresh baked bread and butter, signals you are in for a special dining experience. The ingredients are the best, from meat to fish to poultry – veggies are delicious especially pureed carrots (baby food for grown –ups) and the French fries are awesome.

A larger and well-chosen wine list is something for everyone at affordable prices (some selections under $30). Desserts are made in-house. Like everything, expect to pay around $75 to $85 per person.

Name: Miss Finesse
Occupation: Actress/Singer/Celebrity Interviewer
Lives in: Ft. Lauderdale
Restaurant Pick: Darbster
Reviewed Bistro Chez Jean-Pierre: 08/27/11 at 8:30 p.m.

The friendliness and professionalism of the staff at Bistro Chez Jean-Pierre were outstanding. We experienced flawless service and wonderful food. We got lost and were running late for our 8:30 pm reservation. Upon phoning the restaurant and asking for directions, the lovely woman who answered the phone (I believe she may have been the owner) actually stayed on the phone with us for 10 minutes. She guided us landmark by landmark to assure we found the restaurant. Seriously, who does that? It was a very impactful and pleasant gesture that was the start of a wonderful evening.

Upon valet parking the car, we were greeted and given seating options of either the main dining area surrounded by eclectic art or a romantic corner. We opted for a romantic corner with a bird’s eye view of the entire restaurant. Much to our surprise, the atmosphere was far from Palm Beach pompous and was very friendly and relaxed. The appropriate jazzy background music added to the low-key atmosphere. Our lovely waitress, Catherine, immediately came to our table and took our order. My dinner companion (who happens to be a French chef) ordered the Onion Tart appetizer and I had the French Onion Soup. We were both underwhelmed with our appetizer choices. Although the dishes were good, they were both lacking a boldness of flavor we were both expecting. I was a little bit disappointed as I had my heart set on ordering the lobster…they were out lobster so I opted for the Dover Sole Meuniere. Wow! The sole was phenomenal. It was cooked to perfection, flaky and was superbly seasoned. The rice and carrots served with the spinach were outstanding. My tablemate had the Roasted Duck with thyme and honey sauce, gratin potatoes, tomato chutney and ratatouille. He was impressed…as was I. The duck was both perfectly crispy and tender at the same time with a distinctive sweet and savory flavor.

For dessert, I had the Chocolate Profiterolles and my companion had the Frozen Hazelnut Soufflé. Both desserts were lip-smacking good. The Profiterolles were bathed in a generous portion of amazing chocolate and the hazelnut soufflé was lovely.

If you’re looking for impeccable service and fresh, tasty French cuisine that is just Ooh-la-la delicious…Bistro Chez Jean-Pierre in West Palm Beach is the place to go.

Name: Michelle Stern
Occupation: Yoga Instructor
Lives in: Cooper City
Restaurant Pick: Geronimo’s Bar & Grill
Reviewed Bistro Chez Jean-Pierre: 08/27/11

We parked across the street from the restaurant and walked in. What we thought was the front door after entering, was really the back door, as we walked right into the server station. We were greeted promptly and addressed by name, when we advised the host of our reservation. We were the first patrons there and were escorted to a cozy corner table. Right away I noticed two things: one, the unusual artwork and two, a musty odor. Our server took our appetizer and wine order. Upon his return we placed the order for our entrees. We observed other patrons beginning to arrive. Someone who appeared to be the owner came up to greet the other tables in the dining room. We had an overall pleasant dining experience; due largely to the attentiveness of our server. The food was good, just not memorable. The dishes lacked spice and flavor, the lobster was overcooked. I did have sticker shock when the bill arrived, as the prices were very high.

Restaurant Information

Location: 132 North County Road, Palm Beach, FL 33480
Parking: Valet
Phone: (561) 833-1171
Restaurant Owners: Nicole and Jean Pierre Leverrier
Executive Chef: Jean Pierre Leverrier
Pastry Chef: Jean Pierre Leverrier

Restaurant Hours:
Monday – 5:30pm – 10:30pm 
Tuesday – 5:30pm – 10:30pm 
Wednesday- 5:30pm – 10:30pm 
Thursday – 5:30pm – 10:30pm 
Friday – 5:30pm – 10:30pm 
Saturday – 5:30pm – 10:30pm 
Sunday – Closed

Restaurant Hours:
Monday – 5:30pm – 10:30pm 
Tuesday – 5:30pm – 10:30pm 
Wednesday- 5:30pm – 10:30pm 
Thursday – 5:30pm – 10:30pm 
Friday – 5:30pm – 10:30pm 
Saturday – 5:30pm – 10:30pm 
Sunday – Closed

Meals Served: Dinner 
Prix Fix Menu: Summer only May – October 
Take-Out: yes 
Delivery: no 
Average Dinner Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 15% gratuity, w/o alcohol): $70.00 
Average Lunch Price Range (per person, full meal, tax, 15% gratuity, w/o alcohol): N/A 
Payment Options: Accept AmEx, Visa, Mastercard 
Accept Reservations: yes
Need Reservations: recommended

Accommodations for Children: yes
Dining Style: fine dining 
Disabled Access: yes
Restaurant Size: 168 seats 
Accommodate Groups: yes
Private Dining Room: yes