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6725 Washington St. (Madison St.) Send to Phone
Philippe Jeanty's upscale answer to standard steak and seafood fare.

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: Having built a superlative reputation for himself at nearby Bistro Jeanty, chef Philippe Jeanty suffered admitted growing pains when he acquired this property in 2003, at first trying to mirror his country French success down the street. Still decorated with Provençal antiques, tiles and lace from its Père Jeanty iteration, the intimate surroundings afford a sense of intimacy and grace. Now with a seafood and steakhouse moniker, the menu embraces far more than mere slabs of meat and includes artisanal pizzas and composed salads. An example is a frisée salad with Hoffman Farm mesquite-grilled quail and house-smoked bacon. Roasted sea scallops are sandwiched between a sweet pea sauce, fresh corn kernels, butter-whipped potatoes and red onions rings. Kobe beef short ribs are served on ethereal mashed potatoes and a perfectly viscous dark sauce, all below a dollop of sweetened horseradish cream that ties together the mélange of rich, elegant flavors. A daily risotto is based on the season's offerings. Jeanty's version of crème brûlée includes fresh pears and two layers of Valrhona chocolate, providing a creamy depth beyond the standard custard. The wine list is not the massive tome found in most wine country restaurants, but includes well-known European and New World wines as well as many international and Napa rarities.


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