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May 15, 2011 08:44 AM

Jackie's Bistro -- Eastchester

Went back to Jackie's Bistro yesterday for first time in five years. Was disappointed. Started with Endive Salad, which was actually pretty good. Main course I had the Cassoulet, which I haven't had in a while. Suffice it to say, if you're a fan, is that it doesn't stack up very favorably with La Cote Basque's version. Not by a longshot. Was bland, found myself adding salt, pepper and mustard. The meats were kinda blah too, tasted boiled. I think my home version of franks and beans is way better. And cheaper.

Rest of the table had kidneys, which I won't touch, so can't comment on that. Though they seemed to like it.

Service was typical for there. The daughter served us, and after making an inappropriate crack about my wife asking for all veggies instead of veggies and potato with her kidneys ("come on, that's like getting a 1000 calorie meal then asking for splenda with your coffee. Just enjoy it." "Well, she's diabetic and can't have carbs." "oh.") the service went downhill.

All in all, IF I go back, I'll stick with the Steak Frites. My mistake.

Jackie's Bistro
434 White Plains Rd, Eastchester, NY 10709

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  1. Wow, that's a shame. We've never been and are now even less anxious to go.

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    1. re: foodiemom10583

      We also ate there some weeks ago for the first time in years. Our experience was perfectly fine in terms of the food (Don't remember exactly what we ate -- probably duck or chicken, maybe one lamb. The daughter was chatting fairly loudly with some regulars, and we got to hear more about her personal life than we really cared to, but, otherwise, the experience was fine.