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Les Bourgeois Winery & Bistro

Restaurant, Winery/Brewery
Mile marker 177.5
12800 hwy BB
800-690-1830 / 573-698-2300
Directions: Les Bourgeois has its own trail leading directly from Katy Trail, about a mile south of Rocheport (exactly 1/2 mile south of the Ted Jones memorial).

By car: The gift shop is located at the northeast corner of the I-70 Rocheport exit. The bistro and A-frame are on hwy BB about 1/2 mile north of I-70 (on the way to Rocheport).
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Les Bourgeois Winery & Bistro in Rocheport
OCtandem from OC, CA on 06/22/2018 10:44 AM:
This was the best meal we had on the trail. The Bistro is definitely a splurge but it was worth it. The Bistro is the full fancy restaurant, the A frame has wine, sandwiches, and snacks. They are r next to each other and both have spectacular views of the river. Going east from Rocheport on the Katy, you need to look for the trail since the sign is facing the traffic going west. Park your bike below at the bike racks because the 1/3 mile trail is steep. But it's also a lovely little hike.

Les Bourgeois Winery & Bistro in Rocheport
Anonymous on 05/22/2017 03:53 PM:
Does the side trail up from the Katy Trail lead to the A-frame or the main restaurant?

 
Jodygofast from Columbia MO on 05/23/2017 02:06 PM:
The side trail is a quarter mile or so and winds up to the road that to the left takes you to the Bistro and if you head over the hill and down a different short road, you will get to to the A-Frame.

Les Bourgeois Winery & Bistro in Rocheport
Blue Tapp from St. Charles, MO on 04/30/2017 03:07 PM:
We had lunch and wine at the Les Bourgeois A Frame during our Katy Trail trip in early April 2017. We had been nervous about leaving our fully loaded bikes down at the Trail but the hiking trail up to the winery is too steep for bikes and everything in Rocheport was closed so we had no choice. But we shouldn't have worried; the bikes were fine when we got back. We were so glad we stopped there; the food and wine were delicious and the balcony view at the top of the bluff is breathtaking. There is a quarter of a mile hike on a crushed limestone trail up to the winery from the Trail that is steep in a few places. But it is well-maintained and not difficult. I highly recommend this place. You won't regret it!

Les Bourgeois Winery & Bistro in Rocheport
Bill and Sharon Kingston from Omaha, Ne on 06/26/2016 09:39 PM:
We had the wonderful pleasure of dining at the Bistro on June 21st in the early evening and enjoyed a delicious meal and appetizer. The food was excellent and the view spectacular and it was a short ride from the School House B&B. Keep up the great job, we know we will be returning!!

 
DT from Burlington on 06/27/2016 12:49 PM:
The winery isn't far at all from Rocheport, so if you're wondering if you should bike to the trailhead leading up to the winery from the Katy Trail, do it! The hike up the hill was worth it...steep, but not long; however, be warned--the mosquitoes were swarming EVERYWHERE, so we walked up as fast as we could. Unfortunately, the restaurant was closed because the AC wasn't working that day, so we couldn't eat dinner, but we did drink a glass of wine on the terrace next door.

Les Bourgeois Winery & Bistro in Rocheport
Nancy Dunbar from Houston on 09/21/2015 12:34 PM:
The food here was awful. Both my partner and I ordered a very expensive meal and they both were just terrible.
Greasy and boring. Go to drink and maybe have a appetizer but forget eating a meal. View is great

Les Bourgeois Winery & Bistro in Rocheport
MLB from Carmel, IN on 07/17/2014 07:01 AM:
We will be staying in Rocheport while biking the Katy Trail and want to go to Les Bourgeois Winery or the A frame. Is this an easy bike ride? or is walking really the only option. It looks like a small town, so I'm assuming it would be difficult to find someone to shuttle us up there. I can walk forever, but will have an older parent with me. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

 
Trek on 07/17/2014 07:23 AM:
There is quite a hill to walk up from the Katy and on the road. We've ridden down the hill and it was a blast on the tandem....haven't ridden or hiked up either hill.

If it were me, I'd ask the inn keeper if they could shuttle me up. It's not uncommon for many to do things like that.


 
Anonoh on 07/18/2014 07:13 AM:
DNR had a stop sleepover at that winery in the 2011 organized ride and there were many tired riders trying to get up that hill to the winery. I would call for a pick-up too if you are not accustom to the "MO rollers".

 
School House Innkeeper from Rocheport on 07/18/2014 10:50 AM:
Here at the School House we offer complementary shuttle service for our overnight bike-only guests. We'd be happy to host you for your upcoming Rocheport stay!

 
Anonymous on 07/18/2014 02:44 PM:
Yates House Bed & Breakfast in Rocheport offers complimentary transportation to and from Les Bourgeois Bistro and A-Frame (outdoor area). Overnight, biking guests only. We take you up and you have your server call us when ready to return.

 
Yates House Innkeeper from Rocheport, Missouri on 07/18/2014 02:48 PM:
I didn't intend the Yates House comment to show "anonymous". Here's the repair.

 
MLB from Carmel, IN on 07/19/2014 10:55 AM:
Thanks all! I checked with our innkeeper and they said they could shuttle us up an back to the restaurant. I am so glad I asked.

Les Bourgeois Winery & Bistro (Rocheport)
dayhiker from LeClaire, IA on 04/02/2010 08:21 AM:
Les Bourgeois is not open on Mondays. This is important to know before you hike up the hill hungry and out of water. We drove back on Tuesday and enjoyed our lunch.

Les Bourgeois Winery & Bistro (Rocheport)
Anonymous on 05/19/2009 10:01 AM:
What a beautiful place and delicious food! The service was excellent; they seated us immediately even though the place was packed with wedding guests and graduation crowds from the college. Will definitely return and hope to sit on the deck!

 
Local from Columbia from Columbia MO on 06/07/2009 11:57 AM:
Definitely worth a stop while in Rocheport! There aren't many restaurnats to choose from in

Rocheport and the trip up the big hill to the winery's restaurant is well worth it! GREAT FOOD!

Les Bourgeois Winery & Bistro (Rocheport)
Claire from St. Louis on 08/01/2008 05:05 PM:
The food and view were lovely, but our service was a disappointment. After the hostess invited us to wait 30 minutes extra for a window view - at her suggestion - they seated us way in the back by the kitchen. Apparently a local State Senator and his friends had popped in (we had reservations) and they seated him at the table for which we were waiting. They did not offer an explanation and did not say anything until I asked. Had they come over and spoken to us we would have been much more understanding. A well named establishment.

 
Les from Lawrence on 08/03/2008 08:03 PM:
Who was the senator? Good chance to cast a vote!

Les Bourgeois Winery & Bistro (Rocheport)
kittywhiz from Oregon on 06/07/2008 12:19 AM:
We locked our bikes and hiked up from the trail. Lunch and wine were very good and the view is fantastic. Highly recommended.

 
Anonymous from Springfield on 06/11/2008 07:25 PM:
The creme bulee was incredible, and the sandwiches were excellent, and reasonably priced.

Rocheport Trailhead (Rocheport)
jg from Kansas City on 04/25/2007 12:15 PM:
I am going to bike from New Franklin to Rocheport this weekend (4/28) with a friend. We were wanting to wander around Rocheport for a while (probably eat at Le Bourgeois). Can someone tell me how easy it is to park/lock up your bikes in town or at Le Bourgeois? Any help is greatly appreciated!

 
Trek Biker from St. Joseph, MO on 04/25/2007 01:20 PM:
There are bike racks in front of the Trailside in Rocheport that bikes can be locked to. Also there are several lamp posts on the hill at the bistro that many bikes have been locked to. I've never been discouraged from using either of those two.

 
El Toro on 04/25/2007 11:19 PM:
I would agree with the previous post. I rode through Rocheport yesterday and there are plenty of options for securing your bike. Have a great time. Looks like a beautiful weekend is in store!


 
Cliff from Edwardsville Kansas on 04/26/2007 02:19 PM:
You can park your bikes at Trailside Cafe and Bike shop and lock them or ride them up to town and lock them to light post at the different stores. Be sure and stop in the General Store in Rocheport, its a must see. Le Bourgesis is just a little east of Rocheport trailhead and there is a rack you can lock your bike to at the bottom of the hill right along the trail. I have locked my bike there and walked up the hill and never had anyone bother it. Enjoy the walk up the hill! Have a great ride this weekend.

 
ET from Columbia on 04/26/2007 02:46 PM:
I definitely recommend the little trail up the hill to Les Bourgeois--it's a beautiful walk, or a challenging ride! I always walk, and lock my bike at the bottom. Head east from Rocheport, maybe about 1/2 mile, and look for a bench on the right, and bike rack, Les Bourgeouis sign, and gravel trail heading up the hill on the left. This is MUCH nicer than biking up the long, steep shoulderless highway from town to the winery.

 
Canyoncamper from Grand Junction, CO on 10/01/2007 05:39 PM:
Go to Les Bourgois if only for the Gorgonzola Cheesecake. The rest of the selections are great and view is unbeatable.

 
EM from Milwaukee, WI on 04/22/2008 12:32 PM:
There are two dining options here: the swanky Bistro or the A-frame, which has "picnic baskets" consisting of bread, cheese, and slices of salami. Both have spactacular views of the river. The A-frame is definitely low key and has picnic benches. The A-frame has several craft beer choices along with their own wines by the glass or bottle. If you walk up from the trail, the Bistro is immediately on your left and the A-frame is straight ahead across the enormous parking lot.

Les Bourgeois Winery & Bistro (Rocheport)
Anonymous from Olathe, KS on 04/09/2007 04:45 PM:
My husband and I have visited Les Bourgeois many times, including when we rode the KATY Trail in May 2005. This May, we are planning another camping/biking trip with friends and defintely plan on having some wine at the A-Frame. Exquisite views and delicious wines...life doesn't get any better...

Romance
Janie from Scottsdale, AZ on 04/13/2006 05:40 AM:
Any really romantic restaurants/wineries/other on the route?


 
savage24 from KC,MO on 04/13/2006 06:11 AM:
I'm certainly no authority on romance - I'm a fourty year old bachelor headed towards full curmudgeon status - but Les Bourgious Winery at Rocheport gets my vote.

http://www.missouriwine.com/home.htm

A friends sister had her wedding reception at the A-frame several years ago, before the bistro was built. Since they built the bistro it has become a popular for weddings.

 
sbikes from Kansas City on 04/15/2006 11:07 PM:
This is not my area of expertise either...BUT, I have to agree with savage24...Les Bourgious

(sp?) in Rocheport gets my vote as a great choice. I have eaten there many times after riding

the trail (by myself mostly) but, the food is great, the service is excellent and it gets the

romantic vote...the view from the restuarant overlooking the river is fantastic.

 
bryan from Springdale, AR on 04/18/2006 09:07 PM:
Any of you guys seen "Six Days, Seven Nights"? While the Katy isn't an island, I think it applies..."if you don't bring it here, you won't find it here". I been married 28 years next month. Romance is not where you find it, it's where you take it. It can be Sonic or the fanciest french joint you can find. A picnic with some cheese, summer sausage and 5 dollar wine, or filet mignon in a candlelit bistro, don't matter. If you love your partner, make it special...every minute of the day. It took some time to learn this, and we almost hung it up a couple of times, but we kept trying, and we made it. Now, 2 kids, 1 grandchild and a several dogs and cats later, we still don't have it figured out. But we'll just keep trying to figure it out. That's what matters.

 
sbikes from KCMO on 04/18/2006 10:02 PM:
As a woman in her "late" 30's (or possibly early 40's) who hasn't found romance in the way

you have...but, my married friends all assure me it is out there...it is nice to hear success

stories! Thanks for sharing!



P.S. I still think the winery in Rocheport qualifies...candlelight, nice glass of wine, great food!

But, as I said in my earlier posting, what do I know?!!

 
Mark of the Dalton Boys from Austin, TX/Columbia, MO. on 04/19/2006 09:11 AM:
Thanks Bryan - although a bachelor, the "re-grounding" was a pleasure to read...again thanks. Regards....Mark of the Dalton Boys

 
Trek Biker from St. Joseph, MO on 04/19/2006 02:18 PM:
I've seen people finding romance along the Katy.....just barely off the trail even! And, I've seen em in their car at Sonic...prolly the same folks for all I know.



For me....I'll take my romance with me, order from the menu at Les Bourgeois along with a bottle of their Riverboat Red or White over a corndog any day of the week!



http://www.missouriwine.com/BlufftopBistro.htm



It's all good folks!

 
Mike Johnson from Jefferson City on 04/19/2006 02:42 PM:
There are plenty of romantic spots to stop and have a good time at. Les Bougious is one, Summit Winery in Holts Summet near the N Jefferson trail head. Hartsburg has a winery and a couple of really neat resturaunts to eat at.



Best thing to do is decide where your going to start and just go until you find something. Just being on the trail with your loved one and sharing in that experience is going to be pretty romantic in itself.

Les Bourgeois Winery & Bistro (Rocheport)
Dave and Jean from Lincoln, NE on 07/19/2005 05:09 PM:
We came off the trail hot and sweaty,with our three year old son, and walked into the Bistro, which was very spacious with a riverside view. However, we had been looking for the A-Frame of Les Bourgeois. We went over to the A-Frame and were thrilled. We had a lovely outdoor balcony view of the river. We had a "pincic" lunch which was a bottle of wine, a loaf of bread with cheese, summer sausage and mustard. Good place to take a break.