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Jean Claude 2
Jean Claude 2

Jean Claude 2 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.jeanclaudenyc.com
  • Email: Jeanclauderestaurant@gmail.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
  • "Always a pleasant dinner. We had short ribs to die for. Granddaughter had salmon and ate every bite. A really friendly and nice French restaurant."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Always great.really tasty food,manager owner is a true gentelmen,always making sure everyone is having a good time."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "our favorite date-night restaurant. the food is very good - my chicken was moist and delicious. wine is reasonably priced. and the atmosphere is...well..our little part of France when we can't get abroad!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Nice restaurant with a great food, personal service. Not my first time there and will be again."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This was a pleasant surprise! a really quaint bistro with good food! staff is friendly and it is nice place to talk you can actually hear yourself ! very relaxing! will go there again!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Went with 2 friends for a first visit so we could sample more dishes, and all were excellent - skate with couscous, hangar steak and the special lamb loin. Portions were more than adequate, sauces to die for! Beet/Belgian endive salad had a nice delicate goat cheese dressing. Creme brulee was a little thin, dark chocolate mousse excellent. Bit of a wait between the salad and the entree. It's a small restaurant, easy to pass by, but worth the effort to seek out!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "This restaurant is everything that you would want in a bistrot: very good reasonably priced food; good wine selection; friendly and competent staff; and rustic atmosphere. I will return often."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "This was our first visit to Jean Claude 2. We each had onion soup, which was rich, filled with sweet onions and topped with a generous portion of delicious cheese. A hit! We ordered the salmon and the mussels with french fries. the salmon was good but the mussels were excellent! we used the crusty bread to soak up the delicious sauce. The mussels themselves were fresh-tasing and perfectly cooked. The apple tart for dessert was acceptable with very soft, falling-apart apples. one of us liked it... the other thought it should have had individual apple slices. definitely worth another visit!"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "We keep going back because we always have great food and overall pleasant experience."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Always consistent.amazing food,great value and very good service"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "As always it's one of our favorite 'neighborhood finds'! Delicious, friendly, relaxed and very yummy 'bistro-French' foods!"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Thank heaven for this place in UESide. Treasure of traditional French food all cooked to a turn. Potatoes dauphinois were sublime as was hanger steak. Staff so warm and kind and knowledgeable. Would return again and again!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Wonderfull food and service.very charming bistro and lovely staff."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Just a bad meal. Service fine but food was horrid; wine list left a lot to be desired but food was a real disappointment."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Quick fix or leisurely french,with exceptionally good food.small but not rote french menu, plates well thought out with meat and fish,starch and sauce.pleasant but not overbearing Staff.great neighborhood dining ."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "We really enjoyed our dinner at Claude 2 - we were looking for an authentic french bistro that had great food with reasonable prices. This place is great - steak with frites was excellent!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "It's a pleasant neighborhood bistro.the is really tasty,and of good quality.i been coming here since they opened.never been disappointed."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "May not be Paris but its a good way to experience classic bistro food. Room gets a little noisy at times. Service is quite good, and efficient. Some of the dishes border on the ordinary but overall a reasonably priced meal."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We have been going to this restaurant for awhile and have never been disappointed. The food is delicious and interesting. This is the first time I went for lunch and was very pleased with the choices."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "What a great restaurant!! Cozy and romantic ambience, warm welcoming service, and delicious food (we had the pork roast and the salmon)."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Small gem in the ues.loved the food.and the service was good.the mussels were fantastic so was the skate.i am looking forward to returning"
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The place is charming, and the food is good. But best of all is the service. They couldn't have been more accommodating. Thank you Jean Claude and thank you to our waitress."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Great little bistro.amazing food. ,very relaxed and attentif service.this will be my to go place"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Since we are not football fans we manage to dine out during the super bowl. We had our very own private restaurant. The service couldn't have been better and the noise level was very quiet. The food was very reasonable and very good. Would be back on a more normal evening and give a better review then."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "Great for special occasions. One of the few places that serve skate. The deserts, especially the bread pudding are among the best. Wonderful service. Please make a reservation at this very popular place - and schedule an early dinner which will add more for your experience and joy."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "I am a fan of this place.i am really happy they opened around the block from me.the food is always good and the service very friendly"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "This was my first time dining at Jean Claude. It was a great experience and I will return. The food was wonderful. My guest and I each had a fish dish which was well prepared, amply sized and presented beautifully. Service was efficient, but not pushy. Very reminiscent of bistros in Paris that I visted years ago."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Once more I enjoyed my diner at this charming little bistro.i had the steak and fries ,it was a very good quality meat ,the fries were just the way I like them.my partner had a skate fish and she too loved it"
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "Steak Frites is a classic at every French bistro I know and can normally be relied upon to be excellent. Here the fries were soggy and the steak mediocre."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We spent a leisurely afternoon enjoying excellent food and service at Jean Claude last week. The pace of lunch was leisurely which is just what we wanted. The dressing on our salads was the best I've had in a long time. And our omelets were filled with fresh ingredients and served piping hot. Other diners were served more quickly---but we specified that we were not in a hurry and felt unrushed. Overall a perfect afternoon in a welcoming atmosphere. My one negative is the temperature. It was biting cold outside and the front windows did little to keep the cold out. Nonetheless, we will be back!"
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Enjoyed a quiet lunch with French bistro music lilting in the background."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Enjoyed everything at this cosy little bistro.food was really tasty and well executed .service very friendly.i ll go back and will recommend it."
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "I have tried almost everything.every dish is tasty,well prepared and cooked to perfection.the owner host is a gentlemen he is always taking sure everyone is satisfied.this place become my favorite one in the neighborhood"
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "The food is largely good, with a few slip-ups. Kitchen always overcooks the salmon. Quality of steak is mediocre. Too much garlic in beet salad. Still, nice ambiance and overall decent ( but not wonderful) food."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "Food is consistently good. Always enjoy the mussels and frites . The dressing on the house salad is one of my all time favorites. The salmon entree was perfectly cooked."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Even though we eat here frequently, New Year's Eve was really special. Thankfully, they did not do a "special" overpriced dinner, they stuck to their excellent regular menu. The restaurant looked festive and beautiful, and even though every table was full will more people coming in, the service was well paced, and we were not rushed. The food was delicious: an original squid appetizer with moroccan spices, pork roast, skate, and the best bread pudding ever."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I took my mother to Jean Claude for her birthday. She had been there before and thoroughly enjoy her food. Her sister had ordered the bouillabaise, and my mother was looking forward to ordering that this time. However it was not on the menu.we had delicious dinners anyway. As we left my mother took the card for the restaurant and told the owner that she will be calling regularly to find out when they will be serving the bouillabaise. The owner said don't bother calling, whenever you want it call me up and I will have it ready for you that evening. My mother was thrilled!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "I love this place.it's a pleasant neighborhood bistro.with no pretensions to be anything more than it is.the food is well prepared and excellent.the service is always attentif and very friendly."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Cute little place, perfect for lunch. My only disappointment was that they didn't have hot chocolate but did have good espresso."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "I had Mussels that were excellent & so were the fries. Also had the French Onion Soup which was also great. Would recommend this place & their food. Will return soon. My dinner mate had the hake fish which he said was also very good."
    Dined on 12/25/2013