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“Great atmosphere especially when you can sit outside.”

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JFires Market Bistro
Ranked #22 of 41 Restaurants in Waterloo
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 6 March 2014 via mobile

Great restaurant for something different. Nice food selection. Food is very creative. Inside dining is a little tight sometimes. Great bread pudding.

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Thank Rocky H
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Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

Sit outside if you can. They have a wonderful shady beer garden with live music some nights. Try the wood fired pizza. Every dish has some special touch, like gorgonzola cheese on the pizza.

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Thank maggiepiggie
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

We've eaten here a couple times and I'm always reminded how good it is and ask myself why i don't come back more often. The food is just excellent, from the dinners even to the sandwiches and burgers with hand-cut fries. Personal favorites for appetizers are the Boudin balls, the gumbo and the flatbread pizzas. Really looking forward to warmer weather and hanging out on the patio for a meal or drinks.

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Thank Mark H
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

We visited JFires Market Bistro for a chairty event and had a fine meal under difficult situation. The prime rib was prepared to order and our friends enjoyed the sea food meals.

Nice service with a smile.

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1  Thank rollinsthomas
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Reviewed 6 October 2013

We have made quite a few trips to JFires since it has opened. I am sorry to say that the
food preparation is not as inspired as it was in the beginning. We have seen the bread change
to white toasted plain loaf bread, not even bakery style, on top of that you have to ask for bread or its not served. (told to us by the waiter). The salad dressing is not mixed well and
it is overly vinegary, at times uneatable. We have said something about this only to see it happen again on several occasions. The mussels which had such a great broth with Ricard is now just plain chicken
broth and tasteless. No hit of Richard noticeable, we noticed because we order it every time.
The last two times, it was missing. Informed the server something has changed and was told
she would ask Jen, the chef, well we were informed nothing was different.
The meals are sometimes very good, like my husbands prime rib, but
others are over cooked or very messy like the barbecue shrimp, which recipe has changed and
is not near as good as before.
We kept going back hoping that the original food would show up and the service, which can
be spotty, would finally work its self out, but nothing has changed for the better, things are
getting worse.
Sorry, we will miss the good meals we had, can't keep going back to such a mishmash of a
dining experience.
I could go on about this place but it would be useless, we had such high hopes. Wish you well,
Jen, but you need help.

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Thank traveljunkie292
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