Jacques Brasserie
Jacques Brasserie

Jacques Brasserie

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jacquesbrasserie.com/
  • Phone: 2123272272
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch/Dinner:
    Sunday-Thursday- 12:00pm-11:00pm
    Friday-Saturday - 12:00pm-12:00am

    Brunch:
    Saturday - 11:30-3:30pm
    Sunday - 11:30-4:00pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: French
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Groups of 30 and up.
  • Private Party Facilities: Private parties from 35 to 50 people.
  • Private Party Contact: events@jrgnyc.com 2123272272
  • Special Events: email events@jrgnyc.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
  • Public Transit: 4,5,6 Trains.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Public Lot, 85th and 2nd Avenue.
A word from Jacques Brasserie
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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Jacques Brasserie reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (40)great for brunch (25)romantic (19)great for lunch (18)fit for foodies (14)good for groups (12)special occasion (11)great for outdoor dining (7)kid-friendly (5)vibrant bar scene (5)notable wine list (5)late-night find (4)hot spot (3)Show More
  • AnneVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The tuna Niçoise salad is wonderful and the outdoor seating on a relatively quiet side street is a treat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely Lunch
    vsk8s
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I took a friend here for a birthday lunch, and was pleased with the choice--just a few blocks from the Metropolitan Museum, which was our next stop. It was quiet, other diners weren't sitting on top of us, as so often happens in Manhattan restaurants, and the luncheon menu had plenty of good choices, as did the wines-by-the-glass list. We enjoyed the food and the attentive service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrible food
    twoplusoneVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    A tip for the restaurant - an old baguette will be stale and hard even if heated in the oven for a little. Never serve old bread. Tips for the customers: 1. don't order the Pain Perdu, it was bad. 2. don't order the croque madame - it's terrible. 3. don't order the croque monsieur - it's appalling. 4. don't go there at all, it's a waste of time and money. The waiter was very kind!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabuous Bouillebaisse
    UsedtoloveSpigoloVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I had their Thursday night special and it was special indeed. I will definite be going back. Many of the other entrees looked excellent as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great option in the neighborhood
    FoodhunterVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Jacques Brasserie is a great option in the neighborhood. I had tickets for a movie nearby and they fully understood and did their best to bring the food on time, which was delicious. I strongly recommend the place for anybody.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FISH!
    Luvgreatfood
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    If you are a fish and seafood lover this is the place for you. Actually, I did not pay much attention to the rest of the menu which you can see online. I already knew that I was there for their mussels and I followed that with trout. Both were excellent. Also, as I knew I would eat bread to enjoy the delicious sauce from the mussels, they were nice enough to substitute a small green salad for the french fries that came with the mussels.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always awesome
    Eastsidebetty
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Popped in with out of town guests for an early lunch Never disappoints! Jacque Burger is amazing!!! I rarely eat more than a few bites of most burgers bit polished this off without a problem. The apple offsets the blue cheese in the most wonderful way The French fries are always the best!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK, been to better
    drfurfero
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    My friend and I went to Jacques Brasserie for the Loire Valley Week special. We were very disappointed. The only thing that the restaurant offered was terrine with a glass of wine for $20. So, we veered from the special and ordered off the menu. My friend had a Caesar Salade with grilled chicken breast, croutons, some cherry tomatoes, and blue cheese dressing and I had a roasted chicken breast sandwich with tomato, basil, and mayo on baguette. While the food was good, it was not out of the ordinary. The cote du rhone wine was mediocre. Would I go back? Maybe, if I were in the neighborhood, but I would not go out of my way to eat here again.
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  • Customer care lacking
    ArleeneaVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    In a restaurant that was fairly empty when we arrived, my partner and I waited 40 minutes for the first course to arrive, only to be served the entree instead of the appetizer. Fish was rather dry, chicken was somewhat tasteless. Although 2nd drink was comped, I was unhappy with the care and service, as well as the quality of food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always love Jacques
    Lauren919
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Can't go wrong with Jacques, especially for Mother's Day. Kitchen closes between late lunch time and dinner, so be sure to come earlier or around dinner for full menu.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed it
    wocaplelVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    We have been here a few times and have enjoyed it. The onion soup has a little to much Worcestershire sauce and onions don't seem caramelized enough for my taste but I still order it. What can I say, I'm picky about my soup! Food is very good and all the waiters and staff are friendly. We will go back
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old Friends Always Prevail
    BestFF
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    The restaurant was packed; the staff, shorthanded due to loss of service of a waiter who'd had an accident, bustled about nonstop. Still, the apple martinis, sancerre, salmon tartare,salade caprese, bouilliabaise, Thai mussels, steak, and café liegeois, were as delicious as always, the overall dining experience as tasty, festive and congenial as anticipated. Jacques is a winner, dispatches challenges with professional aplomb. Our party of four--two in from out-of-town especially for the occasion--had a great time. We look forward to a return engagement soon.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good French food and atmosphere!
    Datenight913
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Reminded me of many Parisian bistros, the food was very good and the mussels were excellent. We would definitely go there again.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 43 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 354 reviews are from the Jacques Brasserie reviews archive.
  • Running a scam
    EileenVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    They don't give you change from your bill, if you have the unfortunate luck of paying in cash. For example, if your change, after you have paid the check, comes to $16.40, you will only get $16 back. When I asked them where my change was, they say they round off the bill and keep the change. Ridiculous! What if all establishments started doing that? It's unethical and inappropriate. Stay far away!
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  • Once you sit a disregard for you
    theirfanVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Don't bother to book thru opentable unless you hold onto receipt or print out a copy of your credit card statement, because rest assured you will have to write to get points, no matter how clear you are about checking in, and them 'confirming' that they checked you in.
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  • Fabulous!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Top of my list! The food is always delicious with a wonderful presentation. The staff are courteous and on their game. It was my third time there and every experience is better than the next!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent French food
    EileenVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Delightful setting, great food, reasonable prices.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Keep on coming back!
    steveentVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I work and in the neighborhood, have come for business lunch and brought friends for dinner. It is always a great experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jacques Brasserie a Bust!
    Alioopsnyc
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    This restaurant is never consistent, but when good, it can be very good. This was our last visit. From our table (right under speakers after requesting quiet spot) to the incredibly inept service;the meal, microwaved and returned 20 minutes too late having been presented with the appetizer and kept aside, awful. The chicken, simple French fare, might have been a redeeming feature, but it was like no roast chicken I've ever had! Swimming in, what! cumin?! When the maitre'd came over I very nicely said that as a regular customer, the place was a bit off tonight. Our comment was met with a sincere "sorry", but nothing else was said or done. The atmosphere is very authentic, but everything else was horrible. Stay away.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neighborhhod little gem
    ConsistentVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Mussels were great and had a very vibrant energy and grat food
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Old Neighborhood Standby
    Wineluver13
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    My husband and I have been going to Jacques over years and always enjoy their delicious food and friendly service. This is standard French fare at affordable prices. If you want to have an enjoyable dining experience, whether it is intimate or with a group, look no further than Jacques.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good mussels. The French
    Gr8stakeVIP
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    Very good mussels. The French fries were terribly limp.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classic Bistro
    Jess
    Dined on 2/25/2014
    All the classic French bistro standards, perfectly done. The service is attentive, but not overbearing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • burger was great as usual
    senoritaVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    but, unfortunately, our "usual waiter was not in residence at our usual table and he was wonderful and our waiter was OK but not the same solicitous attention but still always a fun festive atmosphere
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints!
    steveentVIP
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    I have eaten here for business lunches as well as dinner with friends and family. Lunches have been excellent, quiet environment, great atmosphere for communication. Nights on weekends can be noisy but I have always been able to converse, food is always good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good neighborhood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Everyone enjoyed their meal (steak frites, French onion soup, terrific salads). However, I ordered a hamburger which was the worst burger ever. It crumbled when bitten into.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • valentines day spectacular
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Made reservations week before for a different night but had to change then cancel them. I decided to do valentines day as an alternative. Food was displayed and presented well ,service was very good, and the food was delicious. Would highly recommend jaques to anyone lookin f2f for the french effect.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfortable/French/Neighborhood
    DiscerningdinerVIP
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Cozy, authentic and welcoming French brasserie - well located near the East side subway at 86th St. Service outstanding; classic French fare prepared with care. Bar suitable for locals dropping by, small tables plus bar stools, and separate restaurant space very comfortable and just formal enough to make it feel like one is 'going out' to eat.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food !
    Sunshine
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner with two great salads, two martinis and two bloody Mary's. One of the salads was a bit pricey for $14. The other salad was $11. The total with tip was $150 which is not so little so we could not frequent the restaurant regularly but will definitely be back and it is just a block from where we live.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday Night at Jaques
    tastytreat
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    My husband and I ate at Jaques Friday night and it was fine. The service was efficient. The food was good, the wine was very tasty. I can't say anything bad about the meal.
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  • Very good French Food
    akidderz
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    This was my first time eating at this Restaurant. The crowd was a mix of older neighborhood people and younger couples and groups. The food was first rate. Most of the people at our table orders mussels and scallops (which I tried and thought were excellent). I had a steak and was impressed at the exact right cook (perfect outside, warm pink all through the inside). Service was slightly slow, especially when it came time to collect our check. Otherwise excellent.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Mood and Delicious Wine
    WineLover
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    They sat us in a corner booth, a very romantic spot. The restaurant was full of people chatting, however it was not too loud that we couldn't hear ourselves, and not too quiet that we had to whisper. The service was very attentive, even though he probably had a fake french accent. The oysters were delicious we started with, as was the white wine we had by the glass. I had the pheasant, the special, and it was incredible, topped with cranberry sauce. My date had the duck, and I did not find it as delicious as when we normally order duck, but it was still pretty good. The duck came out rare instead of medium rare, but that is better than being too cooked. Overall a very romantic dinner, and my favorite part was the mood set by the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French brasserie with Belgian flair
    JLaB
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We've dined here several times since moving to the neighborhood, often as walk-in, sometimes with advance reservations. Atmosphere is warm and friendly. Food is excellent: typical french fare with special mussels dishes. Nightly specials are excellent. Couscous Royale (with lamb shank & chicken and extra sauce on the side) was especially good. Wines by the glass are good quality. Definitely recommend for pleasant, relaxed dining with friends, as a twosome or even solo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Return Engagement
    BestFF
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    Jacques Brasserie is like an old friend you're happy to meet and wonder why it's been so long between visits. The food is always tasty and fresh--menu favorites are traditional French onion soup, steak tartare, moules frites poulette with chives and cream, bouillabaisse on Thursdays, ending with a dessert of Café Liegeois, a vanilla and coffee ice cream coupe topped with whipped cream, espresso and chocolate sauce. The room, warm and inviting, could be in a bistro on the Left Bank; service is friendly and professional. A bientot, I promise!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific bistro
    Jess
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Feels like dining in Paris! Classic dishes beautifully prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid
    Allanah2000VIP
    Dined on 12/29/2013
    A place that I feel of I'm looking to be satisfied I go to as it's never special but always consistent
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A touch of France
    Brendan
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    This is a real French restaurant. Never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Felt like I was in Normandy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 12/18/2013
    Love the Mussels and the traditional french feeling. I felt like I was in a small bistro in Normandy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great little neighborhood restauran
    steveentVIP
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    Jaques brings a little bit of Paris to the UES, I look forward to eating their for small business lunches or an intimate dinner with friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic and delicious
    Jess
    Dined on 11/30/2013
    Has been around for a while, and remains true to its roots. Feels like being in Paris--and tastes that way as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.