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Joelles French Bistro

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4423 State Street Rd, Skaneateles, NY 13152-9338
+1 315-685-3063
17:30 - 21:30
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Camillus, New York
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

We went there celebrating our 41st anniversary. One thing we can count on is a wonderful dining experience. The wife, "Joelle" is the chef and her husband is the mater de Staff is attentive, food fantastic , and a wonderful atmosphere.

Thank Paul H
New York City
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

Have been going since opening 11 years ago. Warmest hospitality thanks to Alain; greatest food thanks to Joelle. Oh, she's nice too. So, French and Moroccan cuisine, great wine list and all properly priced. The interior decor is smart and the back patio is quite convivial. All romantic.

Thank Charles-and-Yumi
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We had dinner at Joelle's on a comfortable Saturday night, and sat outside on their back patio and ate dinner as we watched the sun set. Joelle's is a place to be savored and not rushed. You have the table for the night and you can sit back and enjoy your entire meal, which will be superb. We started with... More 

1 Thank Ardbegpreffered
Ithaca, New York
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85 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

joelle is in the kitchen and does a great job. her partner, alain, is the front man and is efficient and convivial. the food and service are excellent. however the wine menu is distressingly small for a restaurant that serves this quality food.there are less than 10 whites and 10 reds total, to choose from. speaking of small, the dining... More 

2 Thank chris k
New York
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42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We have eaten in Joelle's on numerous occasions. Always has had a wonderful meal with a great dining experience. The food is French, with a Moroccon dishes as Joelle had lived in Morocco, which is why we live this place. You can get a great couscous dish as well, with fresh soups and vegetables from the garden next door. The... More 

2 Thank Monsieur-Calcutta
Hamilton, New Jersey
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133 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

We went for a day trip to the Finger Lakes and visited the small town (or village) of Skaneatele. I searched online for a good restaurant and this one popped up. I drove over and it was in the middle of farmland, a couple of miles away from the town. The outdoor sitting was nice as it faces the open... More 

1 Thank Pat2012NJ
Cazenovia, New York
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149 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Love everything about this restaurant! The menu selections all beautifully presented, with fresh ingredients. All very tasty and well balanced. The atmosphere and service all of what to be expected.

1 Thank BeachFan711
Scottsdale, Arizona
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151 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Appetizers to dessert had delicious elements and some culinary missteps. The Beet and Avocado Salad (with tomato slices) had a good dressing, a very good fried goat cheese en croute but old tasting beets. The Lobster and Crab Cigar was good. The Duck Legs Confit was very well made, however the sauce had a raw liquor taste and was not... More 

3 Thank MCBW5875
Skaneateles, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Joelle's only does brunch a few times a year(dinner is their thing) and since we were still in FL for the Easter brunch which my daughter & her family raved about, I was delighted to experience it on Mothers Day. Not being a fan of chaotic buffets, this was appealing as it was an elegant, served, 3 course brunch. Everything... More 

2 Thank Carol Ann C
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

I would have expected Joelles to be rated a higher number on Trip Advisors list. I cannot fault the food, atmosphere or service. The three of us gave our meals an excellent rating with matching service. The European French flare was spot on. This was our first visit and it was obvious every other patron was welcomed as a regular.... More 

2 Thank Steve L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4423 State Street Rd, Skaneateles, NY 13152-9338
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Skaneateles
  • Phone Number: +1 315-685-3063

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?