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“Wonderful dinner”

Joelles French Bistro
Ranked #13 of 36 Restaurants in Skaneateles
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

We were invited to Joelle's French Bistro for a private dinner. It was a preset dinner menu with your choice of 4 different entrees. We chose the grilled salmon with a basil sauce and the Moroccan chicken meatballs with couscous. Both were hot and delicious. An appetizer plate consisted of samples of leek, spinach and potato soup, beet, apple and walnut salad, crispy Boursin roll and a sun-dried tomato creme brûlée. The dessert plate consisted of samples of chocolate mousse, biscotti and a wonderful mango panacotta. It was a great meal and the special menu was perfect. We would definitely return. The perfect spot for a special evening.

2  Thank katherine f
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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We went there celebrating our 41st anniversary.

One thing we can count on is a wonderful dining experience. The wife, "Joelle" is the chef and her husband is the mater de

Staff is attentive, food fantastic , and a wonderful atmosphere.

2  Thank Paul H
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Have been going since opening 11 years ago. Warmest hospitality thanks to Alain; greatest food thanks to Joelle. Oh, she's nice too. So, French and Moroccan cuisine, great wine list and all properly priced. The interior decor is smart and the back patio is quite convivial. All romantic.

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2  Thank Charles-and-Yumi
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

We had dinner at Joelle's on a comfortable Saturday night, and sat outside on their back patio and ate dinner as we watched the sun set. Joelle's is a place to be savored and not rushed. You have the table for the night and you can sit back and enjoy your entire meal, which will be superb. We started with the roasted pear salad and the grilled romaine salad, had the rack of lamb and pork tenderloin for dinner. Finished with the coconut rum creme carmel and their excellent French press coffee. All of it was perfect. Don't forget to ask if they have their home made limoncello -- crisp and tart and not overly sweet. Joelle's is a bit out of the way, but certainly worth the trip.

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2  Thank Ardbegpreffered
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

joelle is in the kitchen and does a great job. her partner, alain, is the front man and is efficient and convivial. the food and service are excellent. however the wine menu is distressingly small for a restaurant that serves this quality food.there are less than 10 whites and 10 reds total, to choose from. speaking of small, the dining room is small too, having been constructed to be the breakfast room of a bed and breakfast.

BEWARE: their web site is totally obsolete and incorrect. their days of operation, hours of operation and menu, are old and can not be relied on.

Call ahead and be sure you have a reservation before you get off the phone. They take days off whenever they feel like it. Instead of being open 6 days/week, it's currently only 3 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday.)

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5  Thank chris k
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