Jeanne & Gaston, Contemporary French Cuisine In The West Village

JEANNE & GASTON -- LOGO

Jeanne & Gaston

212 West 14th Street

(Between Seventh Avenue & Eighth Avenue)

New York, NY 10011

WEB SITE:

http://www.jeanneandgaston.com

TELEPHONE: (212) 675-3773

FAX:(212) 675-3775

HOURS: Lunch:                  11:45 AM -    4:00 PM, Mon.-Fri.

Dinner:               4:00 PM  -  10:30 PM, Sun.-Thurs.

4:00 PM -   11:00 PM, Fri.-Sat.

Brunch:                  11:00 AM -     3:30 PM, Sat.-Sun.

Happy Hour:            4:00 PM -     7:00 PM, Mon.-Fri.

CUISINE:Contemporary French

(Restaurateur/Chef Claude Godard crafts a

menu featuring an eclectic selection of

classic French dishes, refining and updating

them with a modern flair. In addition,

he showcases a selection of Burgundy

specialty dishes from original family

recipes.)

CREDIT CARDS:All major

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JEANNE & GASTON -- GARDEN PHOTO

The Enchanting Garden

Eureka!  It is still possible to discover a terrific restaurant at an affordable price. This delightful French spot, close to the Meatpacking District, is just such a discovery. The handsome 16-foot long custom-made, L-shaped mahogany and porcelain tiled bar features an impressive selection of global wines with a particular emphasis on French wines.  A variety of wines are available by the glass and carafe and there are lots of choices for well under $50 a bottle. In addition,The Lunch, Dinner, and Brunch Menus are available at the bar.

 

JEANNE & GASTON -- DINING ROOM PHOTO1

The Cozy Main Dining Room

The dining room is enhanced by a 17-foot high original pressed tin ceiling, handsome mahogany chairs, custom-made  imported French leather taupe banquettes, exposed brick walls ,an Indonesian antique wood armoire converted into a wine cabinet, and French windows overlooking a lively street.

Best of all,  a lovely seasonal landscaped garden seats 40 people. It features potted plants, red dogwood trees, wooden fence, wrought iron and faux rattan tables and chairs, lanterns, and an antique sculptured limestone fountain.It is open April through October.

Prices are soothing: all dinner appetizers are $13 and entrees are $26 (with a few $2 or $3 surcharges) and  there is a three course fixed price dinner for $40, Restaurateur/Chef Claude Godard is a serious, hands on, first-rate chef. The kitchen turns out classy and delicious offerings, worthy of a two star restaurant. Go easy on the lovely, warm dinner rolls and sweet butter. We loved such appetizers as a perfectly cooked Veal Sweetbread Tarte with Spinach Salad,  an elegant Duck Foie-Gras & Petit Pols Parfait, with the fluff of foie gras resting atop a puree of sweet peas, and  a delicious Tuna "Tartare" & Tomato Duo, with Cucumber Cream.

jean and gaston salmon

Recommended entrees include succulent "Prince Edward" Island Mussels Mariniere, a moist Berkshire Pork Chop Charcutiere  with Red Potatoes and baby sour  pickles, and tender Grilled Leg Of Lamb,Eggplant And White Bean Salsa.

jean and gaston lamb

Presentations are pretty but not overdone and service is attentive and personal.

jean and gaston dessert

Don’t miss the beautiful desserts. We would be hesitant to test a soufflé in most restaurants that are not of the luxury class, but a Souffle Grand Marnier ( also available in chocolate, praline or raspberry) was masterful and worth the 15 minute wait (and $3 supplement). Housemade French Donuts (a special)  were also excellent.

 

JEANNE & GASTON -- OWNER-CHEF CLAUDE GODARD PHOTO

Restaurateur/Chef Claude Godard At Work

Owner and Maître Cuisinier de France (France Master Chef), Claude Godard, third generation of chefs, is continuing and keeping a generation’s long tradition of Bourguignon style of cooking. The restaurant is named after his grandparents, Jeanne, his grandmother and Gaston, his grandfather.

They would be proud.


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In a Nutshell

CONTEMPORARY FRENCH RESTAURATEUR/CHEF CLAUDE GODARD* CRAFTS A MENU FEATURING AN ECLECTIC SELECTION OF CLASSIC FRENCH DISHES, REFINING AND UPDATING THEM WITH A MODERN FLAIR. IN ADDITION, HE SHOWCASES A SELECTION OF BURGUNDY SPECIALTY DISHES FROM ORIGINAL FAMILY RECIPES AT JEANNE & GASTON.** THE STYLISH, SOPHISTICATED DINING ROOM IS ENHANCED BY A 17-FOOT HIGH ORIGINAL PRESSED TIN CEILING, HANDSOME MAHOGANY AND PORCELAIN TILED BAR AND MAHOGANY CHAIRS. A LOVELY SEASONAL LANDSCAPED GARDEN SEATS 40 PEOPLE. IT FEATURES POTTED PLANTS, RED DOGWOOD TREES A WOODEN FENCE AND AN ANTIQUE SCULPTURED LIMESTONE FOUNTAIN TO CREATE A RELAXING, MODERN SETTING WITH A RUSTIC LOOK. THERE IS A $40 FIXED PRICE DINNER AND GENTLE PRICES WITH APPETIZERS AT $13 AND ENTREES AT $26. A PERFECT DINNER MIGHT START WITH THE DELICIOUS VEAL SWEETBREAD TART, MOVING ON TO A LOVELY GRILLED LEG OF LAMB OR BLACK INK AND GOAT-CHEESE RAVIOLI. DESSERTS AND WINES ARE EXCELLENT AT JEANNE & GASTON, 212 WEST 14TH STREET (BETWEEN SEVENTH AVENUE & EIGHTH AVENUE.


PRICE RANGE:Lunch (entrees): $12.00 – $17.00

2-Course Prix Fixe Lunch: $21.00

Dinner (appetizers): $13.00

Dinner (entrees): $26.00

3-Course Prix Fixe Dinner : $40.00

2-Course Prix Fixe Brunch: $18.00

DRESS:Smart Casual

RESERVATIONS:Recommended

SEATING CAPACITY:Dining Room: 32

Seasonal Garden: 40

NUMBER OF ROOMS:1

(Seasonal Garden seats 40)

PARTY FACILITIES:Available upon request

DESIGNER:Pierre Court Design

EXECUTIVE CHEF:Claude Godard

PASTRY CHEF:Claude Godard

WINE DIRECTOR:Claude Godard

OWNER:Claude Godard

OPENING DATE:December, 2011


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