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Joelles French Bistro

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4423 State Street Rd, Skaneateles, NY 13152-9338
+1 315-685-3063
17:30 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
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Syracuse, New York
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79 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

My husband surprised me and made reservations here for our anniversary. He chose Jolles French Bistro because it had chicken Moroccan Tagine with dried fruits on the menu. My husband knows how much I wanted to try a tagnine meal and while Morocco is on my " Travel Bucket List", I still am not going there soon, so he thought... More 

Thank Syr2012
Syracuse, New York, United States
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92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2013

The atmosphere was lovely and authentically French. We needed something special to celebrate the end of a string of stressful night shifts. This was definitely it. My dinner started with the blue cheese flan, which was finished at the table using a torch to make the sugar glass crust on top. Heavenly rich, My Husband ordered from the Prix Fixe... More 

Thank Francine C
Wayne, NJ
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2012

The food was excellent. My husband had salad and I had escargot for appetizers followed by lamb (for him) and I had cassoulet. Everything was wonderful. The host stopped by to chat and we even met Joelle, the chef. Anyone visiting Skaneteles must eat there.

Thank NJJoan
Hampton, NH
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2012

We had heard both the hype and the concerns about Joelles, but our B&B hosts had encouraged us to try it. They were right. I had the avocado and beet starter (good, not as flavorful as the visual image was beautiful) and a "to die for" seafood risotto. I had the "tasting plate" of the risotto as I feared it... More 

Thank C F
Hope, NJ
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2012

my hubsand and I visit with family every year in Auburn, NY. We finally were able to have dinner at Joelle's. We were somewhat intimidated by the lack of up-keep of the house on the outside. The grounds were in need of care as well as the house itself. Our dinner was good but not exceptional. We came to realize... More 

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Skaneateles, New York
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2012

Despite the fact that we have summered in Skaneateles for years, this was our first visit to Joelle's and we are kicking ourselves that we didn't come here previously. The ambiance is welcoming with candle lit tables, low lighting, fresh linens and period music. The menu is a comprehensive and sophisticated blend between authentic Moraccan as well as French cuisine... More 

2 Thank 130Rochelle
Syracuse, New York, United States
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

I love Joelle's! The food is fabulous, and the service is perfect. I've been at least 6 or 7 times, and have never had a bad dish, much less meal. The atmosphere is pleasant. The menu is imaginative, but with just enough "old favorites" that one can consider them with great anticipation. The 3-course fixed price menu is fabulous, and... More 

Thank PeggyThompson
Michigan Center, MI
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

After reading an advertisement for Joelles, and passing it everyday on our way to Syracuse, I couldn't miss having Easter Brunch there. It went way beyond our expectations, in food, decor, and service. We will go back on our next trip to Skaneateles.

Thank maggiegilson
Ridgewood, New Jersey
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2012

Joelle's never fails to give a special occasion justice. If you love French cuisine, you will not be disappointed at the well thought out play of flavors on every dish. The chef is very talented, but I will give credit to her passion for creating a truly French dining experience. Whether you choose to seat in the quaint and romantic... More 

Thank jezpass
Macedon, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2012

This is a truly unique experience for my husband and I. The food is so artistically arranged and they serve food you will not find anywhere else. Tne New Beet and Avacado Salad was not only beautiful to look at, but delicious to eat! My husbands Salmon was perfect! We were given personal service and the owners are present and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?