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Jeanty at Jacks Friday Night

Big Larry | May 8, 200611:55 AM     2

Had a simple but solid meal at Jeanty at Jacks Friday night. Had an 8PM reservation but i'm not sure one would have been needed. We were seated promptly on the second floor in the back corner, which was nice as we could see everything going on. We started with the escargot. I would have rather had oysters and one of the pates, but my girlfriend said that we are rarely at a place where one can order escargot and we can get oysters and charcuterie any time in SF, so we had the snails. They were good. Nothing special though. The garlic/basil/butter sauce was very good to sop up the bread with, but the snails don't taste like too much. They weren't rubbery though, so it was satisfying. Next up was a beet and mache salad that was quite nice. I was surprised at how large a serving we ended up getting. We were served a serving bowl full of sizeable pieces of tasty beets, a little mache, a little cheese, and a few pieces of citrus that escapes me. There was plenty for the both of us and it was a super simple but good salad. For entrees I had the steak tartare and she had the steak frites. The steak tartare was good, but I was disappointed that they mix it up with the capers, etc. before they bring it out. It was a little salty for my taste, and I would prefer if it came out with a mound of raw meat, surrounded by all the garnishes for you to mix yourself. The waiter said that the 'sauce' is mixed up earlier in the day and they simply add it to the ground steak, but if I requested it i could have it served seperate next time. He was accomodating though and brought me an extra egg yolk per my request. The fries served with it were good and dipped in the bearnaise sauce served with my dining partners steak were excellent. Her steak was OK. She had it cooked medium, which to me is way overdone, but it was a sizeable ribeye, though not as marbled as I would have liked. But she liked it so that's all that matters I guess. To drink we had a carafe of their house white wine, which was actually very nice (and only $19). It's a 750ML pour and in my opinion quite a good deal. And we skipped dessert as it ended up being a pretty sizeable meal. Overall the service was good, but it was definitely dragged out and a tad bit slow, which wasn't a problem as the company was good. But for $90 before tip it was very very affordable and a great evening. I'll be going back. Word.

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