Jacques 1534
Jacques 1534

Jacques 1534

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jacques1534.com/
  • Phone: 2129668886
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:
    Monday-Friday 11:30-5pm
    Brunch:
    Saturday-Sunday 11:30-4:30pm
    Dinner:
    Monday-Friday 5:30-11:30pm
    Saturday-Sunday 5:30-12:00am
    bars, cocktails and wine served late
  • Payment Options: AMEX
  • Cuisine: French, Gastro Pub
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Special Events: email events@jrgnyc.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Mott and Elizabeth
  • Public Transit: 6 to Spring Street or N,R to Prince Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available after 6pm, or parking is available in a private lot at Bowery and Prince.
A word from Jacques 1534
Just steps away from the bustling streets of Nolita, Jacques 1534 brings a fresh and creative approach to the traditional French Gastropub, with a locally sourced menu and expertly crafted cocktails.

Upstairs, our bar and restaurant serves delicious French Gastropub cuisine, superb wines, signature hand-crafted cocktails and European draft beer. Perfect for lunch, brunch and dinner, our sidewalk patio is great for people watching. Continue your evening or start your night and escape down the stairway to cocktail heaven to our dimly lit underground lounge where you can enjoy fine crafted cocktails and small plates.

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Jacques 1534 reviews from OpenTable diners
4 reviews since June 28, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.5
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3
    Noise LevelModerate
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (2)neighborhood gem (2)great for brunch (1)great for outdoor dining (1)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)romantic (1)special occasion (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Great night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Went on a date the my wife, really enjoyable experience, the food was real amazing, crab salad was delicious, my lovely wife had Escargot of course, nothing to say, for the main course the meat was perfectly cooked and her fish was excellent, the dessert was simple and elegant they even flambe our crepes at the table. definitely going back, we saw the Brunch menu looks quite nice. The bartender was really professional and made us interesting cocktail, service impeccable cute smile.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • rootabaga
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    they had some seriously good mussels here. They have mussels in different broths and the chicken one is not to be missed. They serve it up with a side of french fries and it's just terrific. Their steak was also very good. Tender and grilled to perfection. Others had the trout which I believe was amazing. Also very tender, moist, and flavorful. We saved room for dessert elsewhere though, so I have yet to try their desserts here. A nice romantic lighting to the atmosphere in this place, Also a bit on the noisy end. Service was very friendly and informative and efficient. Prices were also reasonable. Walked out of here satisfied. Not bad for french food.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Liars and aggressive
    AngryFrenchMen
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    We came to Jacques for the French Restaurant week. When we arrived, not only did they not offer what they said they did on the website but they asserted that we were confused and mistaken. After showing them the page directly, they put it on the website that would have made a mistake and didn't offer any sort of sorry (we had told them that we came especially for the french week) and even better got irritated and started being aggressive in their exchange to us. Eventually we ordered the regular food which was not good (egg benedict salmon with bad salmon, bad cream, etc.). And above all this is not a French restaurant! They are part of those restaurants which claim to be French but there is in fact nothing french about it!
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  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating3
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    • Ambiance2
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  • The following 69 reviews are from the Jacques 1534 reviews archive.
  • A NY favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Will definitely go back when we are in NYC. Great food and wonderful cocktails.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Chef is Terrible
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The new chef is terrible and the restaurant is pinching pennies to serve the cheapest worst ingredients. All the while, the prices have gone up 20%. French toast for example-- used to be made with a brioche type of loaf bread in thick slices. Now they literally use thin, sliced, sandwich bread like Wonder Bread. Eggs Benedict-- Chef doesn't know how to poach an egg. 3 of 6 of us in the group ordered Eggs Benedict and all of our eggs were hard boiled and shriveled. It comes with fries and they literally counted out 10 fries and put them on the plate. It used to be my go-to place for big groups b/c there is no line and the food was decent or rather good. This place now sucks. Don't go here.
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  • a little disappointed by the
    pigi
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    a little disappointed by the food, but the service was diligent and very nice. Beautiful dining room also
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    notable wine list, romantic
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  • The beauty of this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    The beauty of this restaurant is that it is reminiscent of the many bistros in Paris that are standard but homey and feel very local - something like the London pubs. Located where Prince Street becomes more Little Italy than Soho, the ambience on Saturday night felt like this was the place where friends meet, eat and have fun. It was dark and warm inside. The glimmer of the outdoor heater also added to the feeling. The food was good; mussels and striped bass were ordered, the service was friendly with no over attention. If I lived closer I could imagine frequenting this place.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • Reasonable priced French food. Wou
    LarryVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Reasonable priced French food. Would have preferred a few more choices among the entrées Very good wine list
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  • Good but could have been great
    KaffakVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Great location, great food. We had no problem getting a table and we sat just at the edge of the restaurant on a beautiful night so the front was open to the outside. It's a quaint place and my only problem was that there was a man sitting at an outside table (5ft from our table) chain smoking the entire time. Within an hour he must have smoked 10-15 cigarettes and the staff kept going up to talk to him to talk as if he was the owner or a repeat customer. Either way, it was extremely rude and I had to eat through and breathe in his smoke the entire meal. It completely ruined my experience. If I ever do go back, I'll be sitting at the back of the restaurant.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • AMAZING SPOT
    rootabaga
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    The service lives up to the hype. It's not snobby at all, Sonny was the the friendliest server I've ever met. A friend asked how the french fries were done, and before you know it a free side of french fries came out. That's service. The food is exceptional and the menu changes every season. Every dish is executed to perfection, you won't be disappointed. Get the stone bass and the cripsy artichokes, and the famous chocolate souffle out of this world. Great place
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Painfully slow
    bscbny
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    We had friends in from out of town and went to Jacques for lunch close to soho. Our lunch took over an hour to receive and we ordered grilled cheese and grilled chicken sandwiches. There were 4 tables of diners when we arrived, we were the last table left when finished. Grilled cheese was burnt on one side to boot, we live in the city and have never had slower service.
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  • The waiter let us longer forever,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/17/2013
    The waiter let us longer forever, which was nice but if you're in a hurry this might not he your place! We went for a reasonably priced price-fixed lunch, but my small coffee cup never got refilled--but I never asked either.
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    good for groups, great for brunch
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  • Great little gem in the heart
    Keegsta
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Great little gem in the heart of soho. Took my girlfriend here in Valentine's day and she loved everythjng about it. The decor was very old rustic feel almost like going into an old French cafe. It has a lot of character and that's what my girlfriend loved so much about it. It was my first time here so I can't really recommend what's good. I had the brick oven rotisserie chicken and it was very delicious. My gf had mussels with French fries. Loved their fries!!..should also try their "friends with benefit" cocktail..a must try!!.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • I've dined here several times
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/14/2012
    I've dined here several times and it never disappoints. Friendly, knowledgable staff. Good vibe.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Descend to elevate your experience.
    jameslucas
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    The food here is nothing special, but the cocktails in the "1534" basement bar are worth a trek.
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    vibrant bar scene
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  • Neighborhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2012
    Really very good food and great ambiance. I had the couscous and it was just perfect.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Excellent neighborhood restaurant,
    NorthVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2012
    Excellent neighborhood restaurant, extensive menu and very reasonable prices. We will return.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Fit for Foodies and Vibrant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/27/2012
    It is our favorite restaurant all around. Good food, Excellent service, friendly atmosphere for watching the Olympics, enjoyable place to brings friends and it is very entertaining if you love the NYC scene and who doesn't (you can sit half indoor and half outdoors)
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    fit for foodies
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  • This is your typical French
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2012
    This is your typical French bistro - they do it right and the food is good. The reason I gave three stars is because there are several others in NY who do the same thing. But not to detract from the quality of this place - definitely a good option if you're in SoHo and want yummy French food in a cozy setting.
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    good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Loved it... the food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2012
    Loved it... the food and service were both great. It turned out to be a wonderful spot to catch up with an old friend. Want to go there again soon!
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    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Great, solid French comfort
    Foodie4VIP
    Dined on 4/3/2012
    Great, solid French comfort food! Will definitely go back!
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Went here for dinner with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/31/2012
    Went here for dinner with two friends. Made reservations and looked place up online but were surprised to find that cash and amex are the only payment options when we arrived (there is a sketchy ATM next door though). Food was good and service was friendly and prompt! Our wine glasses were never empty and all the entrees and appetizers came out quickly and were delicious.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • great find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/10/2012
    A good experience over all. Great food, service, wine list and abiance.
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    neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Service and atmosphere! Loved it.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/19/2012
    I was looking for a very simple French place to celebrate my wife's birthday and have a casual and laid-back French experience for her to discover (I am French myself). The food was basic but good. That's what people need to realize: French cuisine isn't just about upscale ingredients. Most of the most popular French dishes started out as "poor people's food", and in all honesty, that's where my preference goes. Jacques delivered on that aspect. We ordered a bottle of Riesling, which was good. The wine list is pretty diverse, although not impressive, nice enough to give an overview of what France offers wine-wise. The dessert came with a candle on top. The waiters and the entire room sang Happy Birthday for my wife, which she enjoyed!
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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  • We kept it simple, in keeping
    hughVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2012
    We kept it simple, in keeping with the French peasant cuisine featured here. Both the veal risotto and the cassoulet were first rate: tasty, subtle, and hearty.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • My girlfriend wanted to go
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/24/2011
    My girlfriend wanted to go after she heard about the place in a movie. It was an amazing experience, we were in Paris for a couple hours. The waiter was very kind and friendly all the time, he even gave us some recommendations for NYC. The food is very good although not outstanding, the only exception are the desserts, they were exquisite.
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    notable wine list, romantic
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  • We were a group of seven who
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/3/2011
    We were a group of seven who were pleased with the restaurant and service. We ended up spending more time than we planned so most of us couldn't the special exhibit at the New Museum. Food was very good.
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Had one of their house specials:
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/26/2011
    Had one of their house specials: a French classic -- steamed mussles with herbs and white wine. it arrived dry.
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  • This is one of my favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/24/2011
    This is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. The food is always delicious and it's a great place to go with friends or on a date. Definitely try the roasted chicken -- it's the best I've ever had.
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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  • Good food and service - but
    Nediva18VIP
    Dined on 7/23/2011
    Good food and service - but I recommend they get rid of the dead flowers - very off putting.
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  • Food and service are fair
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/12/2011
    Food and service are fair for a brunch. Unexcited staff, tired atmosphere and mediocre food makes this a brunch of last resort.
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  • Delightful
    HARCVIP
    Dined on 5/23/2011
    A charming, neighborhood find. Had not been before but will definitelyngo again. Very French/authentic feeling without trying too hard. Nice, relaxed but attentive service, all my favorite bistrot food groups on the menu and a reasonable wine list. Also made me a great Old Fashioned! What's not to love?!
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    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • horrible food unfortunately,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    horrible food unfortunately, although the French fries were good! won't ever go back though
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  • The prix fix brunch was fabulous,
    actressginnyVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2011
    The prix fix brunch was fabulous, and the bloody mary amazing! Waiters were charming, and the neighborhood so fun to walk around. Will definitely be recommending Jacques to anyone else!
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    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • they always do a good job,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    they always do a good job, service was a little slow but not a big deal at all.
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    fit for foodies
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  • great food and atmosphere.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    great food and atmosphere. attentive and courteous waitress. the mixed green salad was a little boring, but the frisee w/lardons was excellent - but anything with lardons is great! the steak au poivre was very good, and the mussels were outstanding.
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    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • I can't believe I've never
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 12/25/2010
    I can't believe I've never been to Jacques! I will become a regular for sure. Authentic, tasty French/Moroccan food, great fish, staff couldn't have been nicer/more welcoming. And a moderate wine list. Neighborhood gem for sure.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • The maître d' had an attitude
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 12/20/2010
    The maître d' had an attitude and didn't seem to care about our satisfaction. He also left the front door open for a long period of time so cold air and cigarette smoke came into the restaurant. They played Sade's greatest hits a little too loud on the stereo. The food was pretty good but all in all it was a sub-par experience. Would not recommend. Go spend your money elsewhere -- where the staff will appreciate you.
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  • Most delicious chocolate fondue
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/9/2010
    Most delicious chocolate fondue with profiterole dippers. Moules with frites and other entrees wonderful. My daughter's favorite NYC spot so when had lunch there for her birthday. A little dingy - could use a little face-lift or just a good scrubbing.
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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  • We frequent Jacques on the
    LmontMomVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2010
    We frequent Jacques on the Upper East Side so this was a nice change for us. It was great to be able to get some of our favorites at a much closer location. It's a smaller menu but we still found enough to choose from.
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