Jeaune et Jolie – Carlsbad

jeaune et jolie carlsbad

Carlsbad is a forty minute drive north of San Diego, but dinner at Jeaune et Jolie is absolutely worth the time. This Michelin star gem, serving French modern cuisine, is in the sweet spot for fabulous food with reasonable cost.

We experienced the laid back SoCal vibe and casual dress code that made us feel oh, so welcome. From beginning to end our servers and sommelier guided us through the menu with expert knowledge to ensure we enjoyed the best meal possible.

kitchen brigade
Kitchen brigade at work

Indoor dining is a four course, prix-fixe menu with an optional fifth. Each course offered three or four choices of fish, fowl, meat and vegetables to satisfy most palates. Call ahead and they will accommodate vegetarians and vegans too. The optional fifth course was croque madame with locally caught uni and we said yes please!

Dinner at Jeaune et Jolie

The evening began with pre-dinner craft cocktails.

Melon with gin, bonal, blueberry, jasmine and honeydew garnish
Noisette with cognac, rye, pineau de chareutes, creme de cacao, hazlenut, peach and nutmeg


jeaune et jolie carlsbad amberjack crudo
Amberjack crudo with plum, cherry blossom and lime


croissant muffin
Croissant muffin with Brittany butter

Cours Bonus

jeaune et jolie carlsbad uni croque madame
Uni croque madame with jamon iberico and cheese on toast


epe mushroom tart
Cepe mushroom tart with cherry, buckwheat and goat milk


Halibut with spring peas, ramp and grapefruit


jeaune et jolie carlsbad sweetbreads
Veal heart sweetbreads with artichoke, watercress and black garlic

Amuse Bouche

pea puree tart
Pea puree tart with onion and olive oil


gnudi ricotta dumpling
Ricotta dumpling with brassicas and mustard


jeaune et jolie carlsbad monkfish
Monkfish with pork trotters, king trumpet mushroom and sorrel


Kagoshima Prefecture A5 Wagyu with eggplant, smoked tomato and walnut


meyer lemon, grapefruit,fennel and white chocolate
Meyer lemon, grapefruit, fennel and white chocolate


jeaune et jolie carlsbad cerise
Cherry, chocolate, walnut and bay leaf


Jeaune et Jolie – Carlsbad

Executive chef Eric Bost and his team won our hearts with their delicious food and hospitality. Our ride back to San Diego was quite animated while debating our favorite dishes and wine pairings. One thing was unanimous. We all wished we could do it over again!

Learn more about Jeaune et Jolie – Carlsbad and plan your visit at their website – Here.