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Jacques Brasserie

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204 E 85th St, Ste 206, New York City, NY 10028 (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
+1 212-327-2272
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17:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Wed 17:00 - 02:00
Thu - Sat 17:00 - 03:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just had a beautiful, romantic evening at Jacques. We've been there before, many times, but tonight was special. Soft jazz in the background, a glass of champagne on arrival and just a slow dinner, candlelight and roses. A very special quiet moment within the hustle of Manhattan. French food at its best, simple, excellent service and being allowed to... More 

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Thank Ana E
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Since opening in 2000, Jacques has had its ups and downs, but now seems to have settled into a reliable bistro. If you make multiple visits, you may see the same faces, and the bartender, Sal Fella, greets you warmly. You may dine on the same fare as a Paris bistro: escargots, foie gras, onion soup, and frisée des lardons.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Advised to make a reservation, we did and were happy to have done so. The brasserie was packed when we got there; however, they apparently know how to time their table seatings. The tables are very NYC close - so close that people tend to engage with adjacent diners. Having a "service-dog" nearby eating out of its bowl was a... More 

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New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

What a disappointment! Hubby and I ordered mussels--way too many were unopened, which means they're inedible. Those that were edible contained the skimpiest excuse for mussels. And they should be ashamed for what they passed off as French baguette--soggy crust. No draft beer because of a problem with their tap, so they recommended the most expensive bottled beer. They've lost... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

The restaurant is located on the corner of 3rd Avenue and East 85th Street and has two rooms and outdoor seating. Interior is kind of dingy, windows need cleaning and cutlery are with fingerprints. Trout was good, but portion could be bigger. Mariniers mussels with chardonnay, garlic and parsley were very good – mussels are their specialty. Overpriced.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Take a quick trip to Paris in this Upper East Side French restaurant. Jacques links like it has been in Paris for years even though it is in New York City. French music waifs through the two dining rooms. The first room has a bar along with casual tables for drinking or eating along red leather banquets and a white... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

20 Years in Manhattan and this was the worst experience I've ever had in an restaurant. I've had terrible service, mediocre food and tiny portions but the food was just BAD. A friend and I stopped in for brunch after a little shopping in the area. It wasn't terribly busy but nearly all the outdoor tables were filled. The menu... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

decent food nothing I remember stands out. Good place for lunch. Nice dining room and quiet for conversation

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Asked some employees at a close-by museum where locals go for drinks, and this was one of their suggestions. went on Saturday afternoon and had a nice drink, good bar tender, helpful staff, would like to try again for food. would go again for drinks.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

My steak tartare was delicious, and they happily made me an appetizer-sized portion. The French onion soup was great, topped with lots of sticky yummy grilled cheese. My friend's mussels mariniere were also fabulous. The waiter (Jose) was the perfect balance of friendly and professional, and he even came running out after us because my friend left his credit card... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$75
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
17:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 02:00
Thursday
17:00 - 03:00
Friday
17:00 - 03:00
Saturday
17:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 E 85th St, Ste 206, New York City, NY 10028
    (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: 4,5,6 Trains.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-327-2272
Description
Jacques Brasserie is a relaxing sanctuary deep in the heart of the Upper East Side. Low key and inviting, this two-room restaurant and bar serves classic French dishes amongst dark wooden walls adorned with vintage poster advertisements and bohemian scenes a la Toulouse-Lautrec. Open seven days a week, Jacques Brasserie serves lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.​Our chef creates everything in house, producing classic dishes such as French Onion Soup, Escargot, Steak Frites, Poulet Roti, Salade Nicoise and our most popular dish, Moules Frites.​Committed to serving the finest local and seasonal products, prepared in a stylish yet simple manner, a meal at Jacques Brasserie will captivate your senses. ​Bon Appetit!​

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