14th On The 14th: Jeanne & Gaston Restaurant on a New York Rue

West Village has a new neighbor, a French neighbor to be more precise. Jeanne and Gaston opens on Wednesday, December 14, 2011, at 212 West 14th Street, between 7th and 8th Avenue. Owner and Maitre Cuisinier de France (France MasterChef), 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.  Jeanne & Gaston, is not a typical French Bistro, the restaurant prepares cuisine that is pleasing to one’s palate, showcases an esthetic presentation, and one’s money is well spent at this eatery.

“New York City, has a French kitchen, a Burgundy style kitchen. A style of cooking using basic techniques and from Gaston’s (my grandfather) recipe book. I wanted to stay true to and preserve the Bourguignon art of cooking, that was passed on from my grandfather to my father, and finally on to me,” says Claude Godard.

The designer of Jeanne & Gaston is Pierre Court.  Court has designed other venues, such as the Palace Hotel in NYC and Hôtel Plaza Athénée in Paris.  Claude Godard has another establishment in New York City, Madison Bistro, which opened its doors in 1998 and is located on 238 Madison Avenue between 37th and 38th Street.

The ambience of Jeanne & Gaston is inviting, easy on the eyes, with a classic touch. This place seats 54 and has a French and American arrangement to it. Jeanne & Gaston has an à la carte prix fixe menu (3 courses) at $40. Diners can expect to choose from an array of 12 or more dishes from each course, an option that a typical a la carte does not provide.

Their menu includes an entrée of braised short cooked ribs, Bourguignon style, plat principal, bistro plat consisting of charcuterie and cheese, and for dessert, crepe flambé.  Jeanne & Gaston has an eclectic wine list and full bar consisting of Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc.  Diners can order by carafe (by glass) or bottle.

Whether you enjoy French bistro at an affordable price, a view of a garden with a fountain that transports you from the West Village to Burgundy or simply the taste of wine from Burgundy, Jeanne & Gaston can do just that!

Open Mondays thru Sundays, dinner is served from 4:30 pm to 11 pm.  Jeanne Gaston will start their brunch service at a future date.  Jeanne and Gaston is taking reservations for Christmas and New Year.


Jeanne & Gaston  – 212W 14th Street, New York, NY 10011
Ph. (212) 675-3773 –   http://jeanneandgaston.com/
By subway to Jeanne & Gaston: 1,2,3 or F, M,E,L

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