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Joelles French Bistro

4423 State Street Rd, Skaneateles, NY 13152-9338
+1 315-685-3063
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“crab” (3 reviews)
“lamb” (2 reviews)
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French, European
4423 State Street Rd, Skaneateles, NY 13152-9338
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Reviewed 19 May 2010

Joelle's is a wonderful French restaurant set inside a small farmhouse just outside the village of Skaneateles. It is very cozy inside with only a handful of tables. The earlier posting that complained about being seated near the lavatory is a bit mis-leading since no...More

Reviewed 18 May 2010

We had a party of 9 and the service was incredible. We showed up more than 30 minutes early for our reservation and we seated and told to take our time. The food was fabulous. We would absolutely frequent again.

Thank mrswheel
Reviewed 26 April 2010

Unlike a couple of other reviews, we had a very pleasant evening at Joelle's. We, too, sat next to the door to the lavatory, but found this to be absolutely no problem whatsoever. The set menu was very reasonably priced (about $35) for 3 wonderful...More

Thank Greg B
Reviewed 22 April 2010

"This was an all-around great experience. The food is excellent, the atmosphere is very romantic, the service efficient and the patio outside is a gem. I would go back here in a heartbeat."

Thank NICKYNewYork
Reviewed 17 April 2010

Excellent, authentic French restaurant just north of the charming lakeside town of Skaneateles. The host, Alain, was warm and welcoming, and the dishes from Joelle's kitchen were superb. We started with the crab soufflé and the beet and apple salad; both were wonderfully prepared and...More

Thank CosmoDesiFoodie
Reviewed 29 January 2010

We've been to Joelle's at least 5 times since they opened and have always had a wonderful time. The food is out of this world, the service is friendly and knowledgable and it's no more expensive than other places in town. To be fair, we...More

1  Thank chrisrussed
Reviewed 28 September 2009

We visited this restaurant in hopes of good food and a pleasant atmosphere ; instead we encountered the most bizarre scene. We started our meal with the most wonderful service the host and his servers were French and the evening seemed it was going to...More

Reviewed 2 September 2009

Stopped by unannouced!!(no reservation)! We were treated to a lovely host! He should have advised us that the table we chose was next to the lavitory, as we informed him we had never been there before and the room was empty. He also should have...More

2  Thank Rupertsgirl
Reviewed 1 August 2009

This place is the real deal if looking for authentic french cuisine with a splash of Morocco. The owners, Joelle (chef) and Alain (host), established the restaurant in an old farm house just outside the village of Skaneateles. The place is quaint so make reservations...More

Thank upstater09
Reviewed 12 December 2008

The touches that you get here you don't get anywhere else. great ambiance, great service and outstanding food. a little out of the way and pricey, but well worth it.

Thank mohican1812
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4423 State Street Rd, Skaneateles, NY 13152-9338
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Skaneateles
  • Phone Number: +1 315-685-3063
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