Jean Claude 2
Jean Claude 2

Jean Claude 2

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jeanclaudenyc.com/
  • Phone: 2122493400
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch/Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 70 and 71 street
  • Public Transit: 6train to 68th street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Jean Claude 2
"We have proudly served fine French cuisine to our SOHO neighborhood for over 20 years! We are excited about our new location in the Upper East Side". Bon Appétit.
Continued
Foodspotting photos
See all photos
Jean Claude 2 reviews from OpenTable diners
68 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (54)fit for foodies (18)romantic (15)great for lunch (13)great for brunch (9)late-night find (6)special occasion (4)good for groups (3)notable wine list (2)kid-friendly (2)hot spot (2)vibrant bar scene (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Disappointed
    Hate2cookVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Have eaten lunch here many times and while not gourmet, have always found it to be good. This was the first time I went for dinner. We were all disappointed in our meal, the roast chicken. It was bland, and the accompanying side overlooked. As the evening was warm, the front windows and door were open to the street, and the street noise made conversation near impossible. While this is a good neighborhood restaurant for lunch or brunch, I wouldn't recommend for dinner.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find!
    PandoraVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Jean Claude 2 has become a new favorite. The food was delicious!! We ordered the Skate which was fabulous, hanger steak also great, along with a beat salad and side of spinach. Everything was very flavorful and tasty. Do not leave without ordering the bread pudding. It's not somthing we would have ever normally ordered but I read several other favorable reviews and they were no exaggeration. The prices were reasonable given the quality of the food. The portions were large. The service was fantastic. The acoustics were great! We were seated next to a large birthday party yet the volume in the room remained pleasant to dine in. We will be returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dsgnchickVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    we have eaten here two nights in a row, we enjoy it so much! the tilapia special was outstanding!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • As good as before
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Great high-quality French food at a relative bargain. Food as good as the original downtown. I gave ambiance a 4 because the background music was terrible, it's otherwise a 5. Great service, great food, and wine list is well-priced.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely service
    EaterVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    We were greeted promptly and taken care of well throughout the evening. Our bus man was just terrific. The food was just ok as was the bread. The place needs to put on the a/c when it is warm. Dunk ordered medium rare came out rare and not hot enough. The service, however, made the evening enjoyable.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Great food ,very friendly service,very reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Homey, Dependable, Tasty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Another lovely evening, good meal, nicely priced/value wine and comfortable, professional, friendly service. Love this place. We bring out-of-town guests who want to sample a true neighborhood place (the neighborhood here could equally be the Marais in Paris!).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely perfect!
    annetteVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Everything about Jean Claude 2 is exceptional. Very friendly services, pleasant decor, but most especially, the outstanding food! Not to be missed. Try it once and you will be hooked! We will return as often as possible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Outstanding food,very nice service.really like this place a lot
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dsgnchickVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Despite the fact that we come here weekly, I am always amazed by how great the food is!! The lamb loin special is exceptional!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not good
    criticaldinerVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    We went for lunch after reading good reviews. We ordered Onion Soup and Gazpacho. The onion soup was good while the gazpacho tasted like a can of tomato puree. On line the menu said the onion soup was $8 but in the restaurant it is $10. My wife ordered eggs benedict, the English muffin was undercooked and she was served the hard end of the ham which should have been thrown out. I ordered the steak sandwich which consisted of small pieces of meat and was certainly not worth $17 as I recall. Overall it was way overpriced for a sub standard lunch. In fairness we chose not to complain which was our fault. The French fries were great.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Noah
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Excellent food and service.very reasonable.few places like this one left in the coty
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood place
    2LBdining
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This was our 2nd visit to JC2. Everything was very good again. We all had steaks and they were perfectly prepared. Very nice wait staff. We totally recommend!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very pleasant lunch...
    Alix
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    My brother, who lives in a different part of town, occasionally meets me at Jean Claude for a long, conversational meal. This restaurant is great for enjoying very good food, accommodating service, and conversation that allows each person to hear the other(s) well, very important to me and a major part of my restaurant choice along with food, service, and ambience. Having enjoyed delicious meals here with both my husband and my brother, I will be back with them and with others who enjoy real French food in a bistro setting. My brother has relished both a steak aux pommes frites and an omelet; my husband and I find the salmon really tasty. We always have a delightful time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this neighborhood spot
    lad1golfer
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This is my favorite neighborhood restaurant. The owner is always there and is gracious and friendly. The food is always delicious. Everyone I take there loves it.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    This is a quaint restaurant in the Upper East Side. It is a small space on busy Second Avenue. It has a great ambiance. We were able to enjoy a great dinner right off the bustle of the street. This French motif restaurant had very good food and a reasonably priced wine list.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dsgnchickVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We wouldn't be here at least once a week if the food and service wasn't consistently excellent. LOVED the lamb loin special!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • PIPMDVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Lovely food, simply prepared. Not a fancy restaurant. Fun to go to a low keyed neighborhood restaurant.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful place
    Noah
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I love this restaurant.wonderfull food and service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • niceplace
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Very personable service. Delicious gazpacho and tarte tatin.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely little spot
    catlaw71
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Nicely prepared French bistro food in a pleasant setting and with good service; I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    Luvgdfd
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    As a local restaurant,a great place for French food at a reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Not often you find such a special place like Jean-Claude. Small,intimate great choices on the menu, want to return soon.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jean claude
    veraVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    They never change the menu has been the same since it opened. That makes it difficult to go there to often
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dsgnchickVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    We eat at Jean Claude frequently, but I am always surprised by how good the food is. The bouillabase special is excellent, as is the tilapia special!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet French gem
    crisVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    After going by several times we finally made it last week and we are so glad we did. Jean Claude 2 is small with a lovely brick wall and a most pleasant atmosphere. We ordered the special soup of the day, gazpacho which turned out to be excellent, very fresh flavor. For our main courses the escargot was superb and the mussels were very good. The service was friendly without being overbearing. We ordered wine by the glass and we were pleased with our selection. Reasonably priced we will certainly go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It Gets better and better
    Noah
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We have been fans of jean Claude since it opened.it has always been outstanding but I believe it has even gotten better in the last year and since the owner is always there.i had the skate fish and it was the best i ever had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dsgnchickVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    I have been dreaming about bouillabaisse all day, and providentially, it was a special this night! And Jean Claude mades a wonderful version - the fish is always perfectly cooked, and the broth is flavorful....my dream came true!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful bistro food
    BeachcomberVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Food was delicious and service excellent. Small but good wine list. A great neighborhood restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 95 reviews are from the Jean Claude 2 reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Food was well prepared and choices were varied. Service was attentive. We enjoyed a pleasant meal and will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Monica10021
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Lovely nice French food, lovely atmosphere, good prices
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • love it
    Cather123VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Adorable bistro with really good food. The skate was terrific, and unusual in a balsamic sauce. Large portion, served with couscous. Reasonable prices and good selection. Wish I lived closer, but I will go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    I always enjoy everything at this little neighborhood gem.fopd is consistently very good.and service very pleasant .
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dsgnchickVIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    and just when I thought it couldn't get any better, Jean Claude had a special of tilapia served atop leeks and artichokes...superb!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very friendly and great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    Love this place always consistent good food and very friendly dessert
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • joyboyVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Lovely! We had a group of eight and everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. Mussels & pomme frites were a particular highlight. Save room for chocolate mousse & apple tartine.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    Rebo
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Food is very mediocre and disappointing. Nice spot, coud be terrific bistro, but the food's just not very good.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great neighborhood find!
    asch
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Food is consistantly great...service is attentive. All over a great place
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good food & good value
    L101
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Very good food, nicely prepared, reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • brasserie find!!!
    foodiefindsVIP
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    Incredible grilled skate with a surprising balsamic viniagrette reduction and the roast beet salad was sublime...gazpacho was resfreshing and the staff could not be more accomodating!!! We'll be returning for the mussel next!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate