Feeling Fancy at JeanRo Bistro

March 11, 2010

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I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking that you’re about to read another blog post about JeanRo Bistro — see more photos of its interior, maybe get a few shots of the food. Okay, so maybe you’re right. But there’s a reason I’m taking you with me on this trodden trail. Honest.

http://kyleschen.com/2013/02/26/i-have-nothing-to-say/ I just love the interior design. Sometimes when I’m daydreaming, I imagine that JeanRo Bistro is my apartment. In this dream, I am also somehow one of those effortlessly cool French ladies. Not the kind with a permanently pouty face and a smoking habit — the kind with perfectly tousled hair and lots of scarfs to wear with summer dresses.

Are you picturing the right one? Good. Now we can move on to the design.

It’s supposed to feel comfortable and fancy and like you could just park your dog at the door while you go have some Charcuterie. And it does. The vibe is eclectic; exposed brick meets up with embellished trimwork, track lighting spans the ceiling, a chalkboard reveals the day’s specials.

The organizer in me loves the clean lines and the meticulously spaced artwork. It’s like an amusement park for a food obsessed graphic designer with touch of OCD.

For this reason — the reason being that I am an atmosphere junkie — I spent the late evening hour yesterday eating blood orange, lavender, and chamomile panna cotta. I might as well just tell you that I also ate much of my dining companion’s desert, it was far too chocolatey not to impose. I hope you will agree that it was an appropriate social blunder, given the photo below.

I do love my nightcaps at JeanRo Bistro. Even if the glasses, plates and front door spell the name of a chef who is no longer there.

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Chris S March 11, 2010 at 9:50 am

One of my favorite restaurants in the city, which is why I am there probably 3 – 4 days out of every week!

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Courtney March 11, 2010 at 11:36 am

You’re there that often? You do love it. What do you get?

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Chris S March 15, 2010 at 8:43 am

I have some standards, usually its just for a quick escape during lunch for something small. French onion soup + frites more often than not :) But I usually show up for half price beer night and half price wine night and just chill at the bar with my favorite bar tenders in the city.

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5chw4r7z March 12, 2010 at 7:40 am

I had thought the signage out front was a million years old, until I met the guy who painted it.
The rust spots, look close, paint.
He’s a real Hemingway bohemian type.
Lots of things downtown that look really old, he painted to look that way.

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