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Chez Jacqueline

Chez Jacqueline Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://chezjacquelinerestaurant.com
  • Phone: (212) 505-0727
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm; Brunch: Saturday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Provencal
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We are happy to assist you in the planning of your perfect party. Our comfortable dining room will provide seating for approximately 52 and our bar offers additional seating. Please contact us for availability and to plan your ideal seating arrangement and menu.
  • Private Party Contact: Ive or Frank (212) 505-0727

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Houston Street
  • Public Transit: 6 train to Bleecker St., 4 train to West 4th St., and 1 train to Houston St.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street parking is commonly available, however in the immediate area Parking Garages are available on West Houston St. between 6th Ave. and Varick St. (across the street from the "Film Forum") and also on West 3rd St. between MacDougal St. and 6th Ave. (only two blocks from the restaurant).
A word from Chez Jacqueline
Since its opening 30 years ago, Chez Jacqueline has managed to capture the real and true flavors of the Côte d'Azur. Located on MacDougal Street in the West Village, the charming neighborhood bistro offers simple (direct) sustaining food for which Nice is famed. Whether it's the traditional 'soupe de poissons' served with garlic croutons and rouille or the Daube Nicoise, tender braised beef in a pungent, red wine sauce, Chez Jacqueline's cuisine is as close as one can come to Nice in New York.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent ambiance and a little of the left bank in the west village. Was a great experience, superb Alsacian food and wine."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "This restaurant was in a nice part of the Village, but the food seemed hardly French. The escargot looked like it was boiled in water with a few peppers and tomatoes thrown into a bowl with it. The veal medallions seemed like a dish you could get at any American restaurant. We hardly saw anything there that reminded us of French cuisine. Bottom line: a nice place to sit and have a drink and soak in the Village neighborhood, but I wouldn't have dinner there again."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "We had a group of nine and the table just accommodated us, although tight. Food, service and cozy atmosphere was excellent. If in the West Village area and are fond on French bistro cuisine, Chez Jacqueline is the place."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "I always enjoy a meal at this lovely neighborhood gem and have never been disappointed. The Tuesday night mussel fest is a great summer treat, the staff is always friendly, and the food is terrific."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Prices were high. Portions were small. Place was cramped."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I ate at Chez Jacqueline many years ago and really enjoyed my visit. (It is one of the few places I had walked into and said, "Feed me," which I am prone to do.) They did wonderfully then, and this time around the food and service were equal. On this visitI had my wife and my 15 year old grandson in tow. They both said it was their favorite restaurant of our trip to NYC from California. (Actually, he's from Minnesota). We will return!"
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Seven of us went for brunch last Sunday and five of us were disappointed with our meals. The place was pretty much empty, so I guess others have learned what we now know...."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Really great food!! Didn't know what to expect, but I must say it was beyond my expectation! Will definitely come back again! "
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "I love this place! Their service is impeccable, I had a reservation for 5 people but when I got there we had 3 more people. They accomodated us only in a few minutes. Then we had more people arriving to our table an hour later and they switched our table to a bigger one with no problem. Food and wine were delicious, not pricey!! This is a real French gem in the Village that is not overrated, and the prices are not crazy high as some other French restaurants in the city!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Its our favorite date place andvworth th hour + drive!"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Went because it was near Minetta Lane theater. Had a reservation but kept us waiting by the door. Tables crammed close together and uncomfortable. Had to keep flagging down the waiter. Food was average -- mussels were tiny and veal was nothing special. Would rather have had pizza Better restaurants in the neighborhood"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This was our second visit to Chez Jacqueline. The first was with a voucher I received as a gift. The waiter, I don't know his name was attentive and actually remembered us from our first visit. The food was excellent and the service matched the food. It's a good stop if you're in the Village."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Haven't been in the Village since the 60's when I lived in NY. It was so touching to go to the Minetta Theater on Minetta Lane, then down MacDougal to the sweet, charming Chez Josephine. Brought tears to my eyes. Food was good and the service utterly charming and bright. Will return on next trip to NY in January. Merci beaucoup, Josephine!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "The food was good but overpriced. Service was ok. Would not comeback..."
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "Came across this gem a few years ago, and return whenever I can, especially during the cooler months. Traditional, French comfort food, with my favorite escargot in the city--always cooked perfectly. The duck is another favorite, asome of the best I've ever had. They have a long table in the middle that would be great for a large group, with two and four tops around the edge that offer cozy, romantic seating for smaller groups and couples."
    Dined on 12/8/2013
  • "Chez Jacqueline is a charming restaurant. The ambiance is very warm and quaint. Nice for a romantic dinner for two. The waiter was a little gruff or seemed annoyed for some reason at first, but warmed up and the service was good. The food was very good. I had the onion tartlet appetizer and the black linguini with saffron lobster sauce. The tartlet very good, but the linguini was delicious. My husband had the raddichio and apple salad and the hanger steak, also delicious. Enjoyed the food and the ambiance.We can highly recommend Chez Jacqueline."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "We all (4 of us) had a lovely dinner. Two of us had the lamb, one trout amandine and one papparadelle pasta. All of us enjoyed or dinners very much. The lamb was pefectly cooked and tender. The seafood soup appetizer was delicious as was the beet salad with the best goat cheese I've ever tasted! Desserts were reasonably priced and quite good as well. The best part of our dinner was our waiter Anthony! He made the meal special. We will definately return!"
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "I have been coming to this place for many years, but this last meal was a disappointment. I ordered something different from my usual choices and so did my partner. Out of 6 dishes we ordered we only liked 1 ( cauliflower gratin). The wine was also mediocre. I think this place decided to cater to the lower end of the customers at lower costs. If you are looking for affordability, this is okay. The service was very nice as well and the atmosphere."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "Consistently excellent food. Very cute little place that always makes for a special evening."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "As always, superb meal and service......really nothing to add except the staff and service and actual tasty meals guarantee a lovely evening. There is literally nothing lacking. Guests are made to feel welcome and actively helped in ordering."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "My husband and I drive in from CT to eat here. We absolutely love it -"
    Dined on 9/29/2013
  • "An overall pleasure to dine there for reasons you feel without transposing to words."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "The food was very good and our server was excellent."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "I've been there since 1980, has met my expectations always."
    Dined on 9/13/2013
  • "the restaurant was charming and very french in ambiance. the staff wasn't french but efficient and fairly expedient. the food was very good and pretty much what I expected. they didn't give us the exact table we wanted but all in all it was a pleasant experience and my friend enjoyed the food for her birthday."
    Dined on 9/10/2013
  • "The restaurant was OK. I ordered vichyssoise which was thin and bland. My hanger steak was tough. My husband had the crab cakes which he liked and his duck was fair. The apple tart was good. Service was good. The Nicholas Pinot was also very good. Overall it was not awful but not memorable either."
    Dined on 9/8/2013
  • "The food was just amazing. The restaurant was very busy and crowded, but we found the environment enjoyable. We were seated at a 6 top table with another couple (they occupied one end and we the other). It wasn't a huge deal and it didn't feel as though we were any closer to them than we'd be if they were just at another two top table beside us. The lighting made for a romantic night out and we'd certainly return. Tip: Try to get a table by the windows."
    Dined on 9/1/2013
  • "We had a delightful experience! We enjoyed all that we ordered, from the chicken with summer squash and tomatoes, to the cauliflower gratin with bechamel, to the flourless chocolate cake with a glass of ruby port. We will definitely come back when we return to New York!"
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "The ambience was very French in a cozy, romantic setting. The service was very good, courteous and friendly. We loved the food! We'll definitely be back!"
    Dined on 8/30/2013
  • "The French music in the background, the relaxed feel of the place and the simple provancale menu all add up to one very lovely meal."
    Dined on 8/28/2013
  • "Decent quaint little neighborhood place with good food and average service. Ambiance is quite different, such as what a restaurant might have looked in the 1800's. Owner very accommodating and concerned about his business and goodwill."
    Dined on 8/18/2013
  • "The food was definitely acceptable and the ambience was pleasant. The staff expressed an interest in us having an enjoyable evening. I would have preferred the courses to be brought out more leisurely and that the water glasses be watched/filled so we didn't have to ask repeatedly. The wine list was very good, particularly for the price point. We much enjoyed the chardonnay we selected."
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "I would highly recommend. Great service. Only downside was the mussels.I would not recommend unless you prefer the saltier seafood taste."
    Dined on 8/15/2013
  • "Our dishes were tasty. Our server was friendly,and gave us good suggestions."
    Dined on 8/6/2013
  • "Had wanted to go here for ages and finally made it. On a blissfully quiet corner of the Village, it reminds us of wonderful times in Paris. Menu varied and the food is very good if not exceptional. We'll be back soon."
    Dined on 8/6/2013
  • "Food is fair but overpriced for the amount of money. Escargot came in 3-4 pieces in a small ramekin. Cheese platter was of average quality you can find in supermarket. Hanger steak and duck were tasty but not exceptional. Service is slow and only 2 waiters for whole restaurant."
    Dined on 8/1/2013
  • "This was our second time here. The service was better the first time. I did not like our seats this time. There is a big table in the middle of the floor and that is where we were seated. Our chairs were constantly being bumped and when we said something to our waiter he was somewhat sarcastic. We asked to change seats because there were a lot of available tables at the time and they said that we couldn't. I will give it another try because I like the food and we had a good experience the first time and then I will make my decision whether or not I will return."
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "Once again we were transported to a little side street in Paris and had legitimate cafe food and terrific price! The owners and the staff all are obviously concerned that their guests enjoy their meal and their evening!!! Bon Soir."
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "We went to Chez Jacqueline on the hottest day of July - it was 107 in NYC with the heat index - and their air conditioner was broken. We stayed anyway. The service started off very good - the waiter was friendly and very knowledgable about the food and chose a great chardonnay to go with our meals. He disappeared for long periods of time, was not very attentive, and we were 1 of 2 tables. The food was decent - honestly, it felt as though the chef had not used salt or pepper on anything. The escargot was perfectly cooked but bland, the chicken livers had a burnt taste although they did not look burnt. Pork Milanese was nice, the chicken was a little dry. Everything needed seasoning! Creme brulee and peach melba were great!"
    Dined on 7/19/2013