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.
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Jean Claude 2 reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (51)romantic (18)fit for foodies (16)great for lunch (10)great for brunch (8)special occasion (5)late-night find (5)good for groups (3)kid-friendly (3)notable wine list (2)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • 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.
  • 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
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    • 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!!!
    foodiefinds
    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
  • consistently good
    lovetoeat
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 83 reviews are from the Jean Claude 2 reviews archive.
  • pots
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    a throwback to my paris days great atmosphere and congenial host
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely spot in every way
    creamcheese
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Loved it as much as the first time we went. The food is fabulous and prices are good. Had the cod and loved it!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Dinner
    Filmnight
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Intimate space with a select menu of classic French dishes. Pleasant staff, relaxed atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and great value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/1/2014
    Awesome food and incredible prices.the service impeccable and very friendly .
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Robby
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Great food--service but VERY loud and uncomfortable--but will definitely return-
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • An Authentic French Bistro
    Alix
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    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.]
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always consistent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    My favorite place in the neighborhood Glad they opens around from my house.good food good service.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Lunch-Brunch
    TryingNewPlaces
    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.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The way we were!
    CityCatnycVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Went here for the first time -- I live in the neighborhood. Food and service were great. I will return!
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food great valu great service
    StuartVIP
    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
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate