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Jean Pierre Bakery and Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
French, Cafe, European, Wine Bar
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601 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5423
+1 970-385-0122
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Today
08:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun - Wed 08:00 - 16:00
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Durango, Colorado
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The ambience makes you feel like you are at a French sidewalk cafe. The French owner-chef's (Michel) crepes & his fab customer service make it quite clear that he has spent many years in the restaurant business. And-. In the summer Michel's surreally humongous & gorgeous flower pots are enough reason to visit there!

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Thank Geriswingle
Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We only bought pastries to go from the bakery. Wonderful bakery especially considering they are baking at altitude. The butter croissant was buttery and flaky. The apricot jam in the apricot croissant was a fruity, chunky and sweet treat. We also got some macarons (ok, we bought all six flavors) which were tasty but a bit too crumbly.

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Thank Dan G
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed pastries, freshly squeezed orange juice, and coffee. The selection of baked goods is very tempting. Everything we tried was very good.

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Thank Michelle T
Durango, Colorado
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I often choose this restaurant for special celebrations & for taking visiting family & friends out. The food is always superb. The service is great. We love the atmosphere. It is near the Durango & Silverton railroad at the corner of Main St.& College Ave. Although some people claim it is expensive it is almost exactly the... More 

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Thank Jerry C
Glasgow, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just had dinner in this charming French eatery in the historic centre of Durango. I've been in the US for two weeks (touring in Arizona, New Mexico and now Colorado) and this is by far the best meal to date. Lamb chops cooked with garlic and rosemary to die for. Friendly service / relaxed ambience. Excellent choice of wine.

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Thank Joan M
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53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This French bakery is situated right on main. It smells absolutely amazing. The pastries are delightful and the breakfast was good. The prices are a little high for what you get. My son loved the elephant ears and my crepes were good also. Just a little pricey.

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Thank stacey s
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

This bakery has THE BEST pastries!!! I looked forward to coming back this year for some yummy goodness!!! I highly recommend this place!

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Thank Jayme C
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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291 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Decided to stop at the bakery for an after dinner drink and dessert. Great atmosphere for enjoying time with friends. Wine and port went well with the pastries. Even got to take home a loaf of sourdough bread (the last one!).

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Thank Marsha K
Albuquerque, NM
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60 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This place needs a REALLY good cleaning! The dust is so thick all over the place, it not only gives a musty smell but makes it uncomfortable for those with asthma to enjoy it. The staff blames it on being old... this is beyond a "vintage" look. Its downright filthy and unhealthy especially with uncovered - and very expensive- pastries... More 

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Thank AngelaGNM
Gallup, New Mexico
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

The most delectable, delicious, decadet pastries this side of France. Your tongue will beat your brains out while you decide which 3 or 5 yummiest to limit yourself. Really, you can't taste only one...although one is filling. Breathtaking croissants, really good cheese, egg, green Chile pastries. Everything is so good.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
French, Cafe, European, Wine Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 16:00
Monday
08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 16:00
Thursday
08:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 601 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301-5423
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Durango
  • Phone Number: +1 970-385-0122

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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