Elegant dishes, creative cocktails, a charming atmosphere and detailed decor. These are the words I would use to describe Dormont’s newest Parisian Bistro, Jean Louis.

Chef Gaetano Ascione prides himself on creating mouth watering dishes, while cultivating a French menu that fosters relatable, comfort food dishes and less intimidating options which some may associate with French Cuisine.

Jean Louis Parisian Bistro
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My friend Amanda, founder of @boldPittsburgh invited me and other local “foodies” to enjoy an evening at Jean Louis. After trying many of delicious dishes offered here, I can say with confidence that I will be bringing my friends and family back to experience and enjoy this menu.

Jean Louis Parisian Bistro
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Now to the serious stuff…What we ate and drank.  First and foremost, we begin our evening with some cocktails at the bar which included the Floating Cloud, Scotch Walker, Saints & Geese and of course the Classic French Martini. We also popped (a few) bottles of white and red wine during our meal AKA My favorite way to catch up with some friends.

Jean Louis Parisian Bistro
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We started with the Dégustation de Notre Charcuterie, a charcuterie board featuring four different cured meats, whole grain mustard, pickles, peppers and dried fruit.

Jean Louis Parisian Bistro
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We also had the Salade de Laitue, crispy bibb lettuce paired with a mustard vinaigrette, Escargot finished in a garlic and herb sauce and some of the most flavorful Pommes Frites.  

Jean Louis Parisian Bistro
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Jean Louis Parisian Bistro
Image via @gourmandburgh

Other dishes we devoured were things like the Magret De Caneton À L’Orange, duck breast served in a flavorful orange sauce, house made gnocchi paired with a gruyere, truffle sauce (the sauce was naturally a fan favorite so an extra bowl was presented to us to enjoy for dipping. Now thats service.)

Jean Louis Parisian Bistro
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Last but not least, we polished off the meal with chocolate truffles and vanilla ice cream topped with a tomato marmalade. Yes you read that right and trust me, it works.

This menu has something for everyone as well as vegan, vegetarian and gluten free options. look forward to my next visit to Jean Louis.

Shannon Daly

Shannon Daly is the founder and content creator of the social media platform, PittsburghPlates. Her personal and professional life revolve around everything food. Whether she is entertaining, or trying a new local eatery, Shannon loves to use her passion for food and photography to bring together a food focused community, who equally share her passion for all things delicious.

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