We had a lovely evening last night at a quiet 2nd floor table at Jeanty at Jacks. This is one of those spots that definitely offers another sense of time and place, with its lovely iron work, period bas relief on the walls and good, solid bistro food.
I started with a delicious torchon of duck foie gras and brioche toast, while Jesse had the roasted beet salad. This he pronounced good although not as good as ones that we've made at home.
He then went for the coq au vin and noodles, which really is an exemplary version. I decided to try the sole meuniere, another classic I sometimes make at home. This was perfectly cooked, with a great balance between the butter and lemon. It was served on a bed of delicious creamy potatos. We also enjoyed a side of perfectly cooked haricots verts.
For dessert, we split a well-made tarte tatin.
For wine, we shared a bottle of the Zind-Hubrecht "Zind" which was mislabeled as a pinot gris on the winelist. It's not -- and in fact is the only Alsatian wine I know with a "name" rather than varietal designation as it is a blend of three white grapes (mostly auxerois), including Chardonnay -- which is not allowed in traditional Alsatian wines. It was a good choice though -- big and rich as all that producer's wines are and an excellent match with the sole.
Jeanty at Jacks is highly recommended when you want a delicious if traditional meal in a very beautiful setting. We are lucky to have something of this caliber where it is relatively easy to score a last minute evening reservation due to its middle of the financial district location.