Call us at: 505-345-3241 4959 Pan American West Fwy #A, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Traditional French Food

French cuisine has evolved over centuries of social and political change; from visually striking grand banquets eaten by hand among the aristocracy to the rise and fall of cooking guilds and into the construction of modern bistros, restaurants, and cafés, evolution of the cooking has been consistently determined by the shifts in French culture.

Food preparation and choices also greatly relied on the region of France in which a particular chef lived. Only the freshest ingredients of the season are used to create elegant dishes worthy of hearty home cooking as well as fine dining. Inspiration for the traditional French foods found on Café Jean Pierre’smenu came from Chef Jean Pierre Gozard’s upbringing in Burgundy, France.

Burgundy is most well-known for its exquisite, high-quality wines including Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Chef Jean Pierre incorporates the classical French training he received from his mother and several French chefs as well as his unique passion for traditional French foods into each of his dishes at Café Jean Pierre.

A few of the classic dishes of the Burgundy region that you may see on Chef Jean Pierre’s seasonally adapted menu include coq au vin, beef bourguignon, and Époisses de Bourgogne cheese. These full flavored, elegant dishes are created with traditional cooking techniques such as intensifying the flavor of liquids through reduction, using stocks for every sauce, and mounting sauces with butter.

Chef Jean Pierre believes in preserving French culture and food by spreading the aromas and tastes of Burgundy, France throughout Albuquerque, New Mexico. If you enjoy full flavored, savory, elegant cuisine, contact Café Jean Pierre to reserve your opportunity for a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Chef Jean Pierre’s passion for authentic French food has brought the essence of France to your doorstep.

Call 505-345-3241 today for a taste
of traditional French food!

Bon Appétit!


Tues-Sat: 11:30am-2pm

Tues-Thurs: 5:30-8:30pm
Fri-Sat: 5:30-9pm

Closed Sundays & Mondays

I have truly enjoyed dining at Café Jean Pierre. The food is wonderful and the service is exceptional. I’ve referred numerous friends—all of whom have thanked me and repeated how much they appreciate the fine dining here. They also have “spread the word” and referred their friends and relatives. Thank you sooo much for providing such a special dining experience! ~Tricia D.
We lived in the Loire Valley for two years and Belgium for two years. A frequent trip from Colorado would not be complete without tasting La vrai cuisine francaise at Café Jean Pierre. The Chef's desire to please is incredible. For a taste of France in New Mexico, this is the place. It's charming! ~Lorraine and Glenn B.
My friend brought me here for my birthday. This food is amazing. It's the best I've ever eaten. The service is great. The café is charming, quiet and elegant. I love it. ~Mary W.
Café Jean Pierre is my favorite place to eat. The food is excellent and skillfully prepared with the freshest ingredients. My stomach and mouth think they've died and gone to heaven! The service is friendly and you are warmly welcomed. Everyone I have brought here has been very pleased and said they definitely will come again. ~Libba C.
Café Jean Pierre is the best restaurant in town. The food is outstanding! I've told every one of my friends and they agree that it's the best meal ever. ~Vicky C
Fabulous food, wonderful atmosphere! I can’t get past the veal; it was scrumptious! ~ Heather
Personal service, great food and wine. I come here at least once a month and have never been disappointed. ~Jackie