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Jean Claude 2
Jean Claude 2

Jean Claude 2 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jeanclaudenyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 249-3400
  • 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.
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Diner Reviews
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Lovely food, simply prepared. Not a fancy restaurant. Fun to go to a low keyed neighborhood restaurant."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "I love this restaurant.wonderfull food and service."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Very personable service. Delicious gazpacho and tarte tatin."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Nicely prepared French bistro food in a pleasant setting and with good service; I'll be back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "As a local restaurant,a great place for French food at a reasonable price."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Not often you find such a special place like Jean-Claude. Small,intimate great choices on the menu, want to return soon."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "They never change the menu has been the same since it opened. That makes it difficult to go there to often"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Food was delicious and service excellent. Small but good wine list. A great neighborhood restaurant."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Food was well prepared and choices were varied. Service was attentive. We enjoyed a pleasant meal and will return."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Lovely nice French food, lovely atmosphere, good prices"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "I always enjoy everything at this little neighborhood gem.fopd is consistently very good.and service very pleasant ."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "and just when I thought it couldn't get any better, Jean Claude had a special of tilapia served atop leeks and artichokes...superb!! "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Love this place always consistent good food and very friendly dessert"
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Food is consistantly great...service is attentive. All over a great place"
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Very good food, nicely prepared, reasonably priced. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "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!!!"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We love this french bistro with it's pleasant athmosphere and genuine food which is varied and appropriate for all occasions, dinner or brunch, lunch. Their skate is outstanding as is the steak aux poivre and the classic creme brulee."
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "a throwback to my paris days great atmosphere and congenial host"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Loved it as much as the first time we went. The food is fabulous and prices are good. Had the cod and loved it!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Intimate space with a select menu of classic French dishes. Pleasant staff, relaxed atmosphere."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Awesome food and incredible prices.the service impeccable and very friendly ."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Great food--service but VERY loud and uncomfortable--but will definitely return-"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Having eaten here twice, we can say this restaurant reminds us of casual restaurants in a couple of our favorite sections of Paris. It's a good, basic restaurant. The lunch portions were less plentiful than the dinner portions, and the thinner salmon was cooked more than I had requested. Nevertheless dinner with my husband (skate and salmon), when we were walking by, and lunch with my brother (steak aux pommes frites and salmon) was tasty and enjoyable. We'll all return for a good, relaxed meal with decent wines. [We also reserved for lunch March 20 BUT did NOT receive a confirmation email from the restaurant, canceled by 'phone (medical emergency), YET regrettably labeled "no show" anyway because of a name mismatch.]"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "My favorite place in the neighborhood Glad they opens around from my house.good food good service."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "The food was good but I was disappointed that the restaurant didn't offer a special menu for Easter brunch, just their regular lunch menu, which was fairly limited. The restaurant was practically empty, which tells you something, I think. We were visiting NYC and treating our son and girlfriend and so it was a special event for us. I felt that the service was only fair. Nothing terribly wrong; it just seemed that they didn't really care very much. And considering that they didn't have many patrons at 1:00 pm on Easter Sunday, I would have expected just a bit more attention. I thought that they could have been quite good if they had only put in a little more effort. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "This is one of those old fashioned gems. the restaurant is delightfully small. The crowd is older and the noise level reflects that. There were no children ruining the ambiance when we were there. The food is classic French bistro. There are no pretentions and the food is cooked to perfection. The prices are reasonable. The onion soup was beefy, the crouton crisp and the cheese not too stringy and best of all not too salty like most restaurants make it. The duck breast was cooked medium rare and very tender. The pork dijonaise was juicy and well balance. It actually tasted like pork. The option of getting 1/2 liters of wine is perfect when you want a little more than one glass, but everyone is drinking something different. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Went here for the first time -- I live in the neighborhood. Food and service were great. I will return!"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Just looking for a decent meal before a performance on 74th between 1st and 2nd and this lovely neighborhood french restaurant was perfect. Terrific North African calamari in a coriander vinaigrette sauce, perfect hangar steak, lovely creme brulee, terrific service from the moment we walked in"
    Dined on 4/18/2014