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“2-Star Michelin restaurant worth going to!”
Review of Maison Jeunet

Maison Jeunet
Ranked #1 of 24 Restaurants in Arbois
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: The Guardian has called it 'the best restaurant in France', and H��tel Jean-Paul Jeunet was voted 'Establishment of the Year 2006' by the prestigious restaurant guide Gault Millau ��� so its safe to say that the 2-Michelin-starred Restaurant Jean-Paul Jeunet in Arbois is a highly desirable dining destination. Tucked away in a far-flung corner of Jura, the restaurant is renowned for Jeunet's light, contemporary cuisine which is filled with flavours from yesteryear. Best known for using traditional ingredients in exceptional ways, Jeunet's signature dishes include foie gras poached in Macvin caramel; buttered snails cooked in liquorice flavoured bouillon; and warm chocolate soup flavoured with pine bark. The rustic dining room ��� decorated with colourful canvases and an open Franche-Comt�� fireplace - exudes an atmosphere of hushed awe, and this divine establishment is guaranteed to impress even the most spoiled gourmands.
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Since Februar 2016 a new couple has taken over the Hotel and Restaurant from the old owners. We have been going to the Hotel / restaurant for many years.

The interior has been redesigned and has a modern look. The reception is excellent and the staff is extremely friendly and helpful. The rooms have not been changed. The menu contains an 8 course dinner which was nearly perfect and extremely creative and innovative. Only 1 course was not really great and also very salty. Keep up the great work.

The service in the restaurant is a little un-coordinated (everybody does everything for all the tables) and a "boss" (head waiter) in the restaurant is really missing. The restaurant staff seems to be under stress and when we compare it to the pass times we have been there, they have little time for some small talk and a joke. But still worth going!

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Reviewed 17 May 2016

My wife and I spent 2 days in Arbois during our exploration of the Jura - stayed at the hotel in order to eat here. What a delight it was! There is no doubt that they deserve their Michelin stars. It was so good, that we returned for dinner the next night as well.

We had each of the chef's tasting menus ( the smaller 6 course the first night and the 8 course menu the second night) with regional wines recommended by the sommelier for each course.

The dining experience each night was flawless! The staff was welcoming and professionally polite. Everyone spoke English well, and we had no trouble understanding the explanations of each course. Every course was outstanding - imaginative, perfect ingredients, perfectly prepared and presented. The meal was appropriately paced. The wines were perfectly matched.

I can not imagine how the experience could be improved. It well worth travelling to Arbois just to eat here. I hope that I will be able to visit again.

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Thank James C
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Reviewed 31 March 2016

We had dinner at La Maison Jeunet on a Sunday evening during an extended weekend focused on the discovery of the Jura wines. La Maison Jeunet is an institution in Arbois and has been operating for decades. Jean-Paul Jeunet actually recently gave up the lead to a new chef, not unknown in the house though, Steven Naessens. There were 2 tasting menus. A 6 course menu at 120€ and a 8 course menu at 150€. We went for the 6 course menu. The restaurant has one Michelin star and that calls for steeper price. However I consider that the quality of the food did not quite justify to pay 120€ without wines. The menu was excellent of course but there were a few minor details here and there that you just do not forgive at this price level. Two of the first three dishes were slow cooked white fishes at low temperature. The dishes were excellent overall due to the extreme tastiness of the vegetables and the seasoning. However both fished lacked some taste despite the great texture given by the cooking process. Frog legs were served between the two fishes and had a similar problem of comparatively neutral meat with deliciously potent vegetables and seasoning. The lamb was to die for. It was a perfectly balanced dish that I can only praise. We finished with cheese and a terrific dessert plate. The restaurant actually has a pastry chef. You can taste that for sure. What really transformed the evening and made me forget the above mentioned critics was the sommelier. We did not want to go for a bottle and asked him to select 3 glasses to accompany our meal. He came back with an excellent selection which not only beautifully paired with the courses but also gave us great insights in the local wine offer. Throughout the dinner, the sommelier made himself available to extensively answer our questions on the Jura vineyards. I ordered a fourth glass to go with the cheese. He recommended a vin jaune but instead of bringing one glass he brought two half-glasses of vin jaune from the same vintage but from different terroirs so that I could compare them. We had an unforgettable experience that night!

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Thank Herve L
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Reviewed 30 March 2016

We had a lovely dinner here.The service is great, it is really like watching a ballet performance. Don't expect a quick dinner here, Lovely dishes, which present local Jura specialities.

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Reviewed 13 November 2015

Everything was delicious here, the most memorable item for me being the "marcassin" (juvenile wild boar) delicately blended with herbs. The distinctive local "vin jaune" is a treat in such expert hands, as was the Ploussard red "La Chamade" 2008 from Philippe Bornard in the neighboring village of Pupillin. The decor successfully blends rustic and elegant. Good service.

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