Jeanne & Gaston
Jeanne & Gaston

Jeanne & Gaston

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jeanneandgaston.com/
  • Phone: 2126753773
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch:

    Monday - Friday: 11:45am - 4:00pm;
    Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm;


    Brunch:
    Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm;


    Dinner:

    Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm;
    Friday- Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm;
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Claude Godard
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Thursday night Jazz

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 7th and 8th Avenue
  • Public Transit: Subway: 1-2-A-C-E-L stop at 14th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free street parking after 7 PM or Meter before 7 PM. Private lot in our block.
A word from Jeanne & Gaston
Jeanne & Gaston is a French Bistro with a modern twist that is based on a mix of Godard"s family recipes and traditional French recipes.

Diners can enjoy the wonderful cuisine in the restaurant's dining hall that has a modern ambiance with a touch of classic French influence, or at the garden patio during the summer months, all the while retaining its casual and classy atmosphere.
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Jeanne & Gaston reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since May 27, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelQuiet
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (52)neighborhood gem (39)romantic (28)special occasion (21)fit for foodies (19)great for brunch (17)great for lunch (14)good for groups (5)notable wine list (3)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (2)vibrant bar scene (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Let-Down...........
    Foodie
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Had been looking around for good restaurant with a backyard and from the reveiws, this looked like it might be a gem. Maybe I was asking for too much, but, althought the service was very friendly and efficient--wine was fair, food was OK, nothing special and the décor was shabby. Wouldn't go back.
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  • EATING OUTDOORS JUST LOVELY
    Honey
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    I always enjoy my visit to Jeanne & Gaston. I find their garden just perfect for outdoor dining and their menu is excellent. I have always had a delicious luncheon and fine wine as well. Their service is absolutely the best one could ask for.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A wonderful time.
    Petercares
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Restaurant always good, but especially when the back yard is open. Excellent French food and excellent service. Been there many times and will keep coming. Superb
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magnifique!
    BebeVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    I absolutely felt like I was in France when dining one evening in the backyard outdoor patio. Food was superb. A true gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden Gem
    Ricky
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Jeanne & Gaston is a hidden gem (well, it was unknown to me), with great food, amiable and professional staff, and has a wonderful garden. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Brunch Again
    RrubinVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We returned to this fine restaurant for brunch. Their $21 two course brunch is a bargain. The preparation of the food is excellent and the portions are generous.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Nice garden seating in the back!
    darlingdivine
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The staff was very nice here and the food was good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • COURTYARD
    NashDiesel
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The courtyard in the back makes this a lovely place to dine. Delicious food and just okay service.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Charming
    Thomaso
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Have eaten at Jean & Gaston previously but this time our group opted for the patio on a nice summer evening. We were surprised at how nice and pleasant it was. No city noise from 14th could be heard and the food was great as always. We all tried the $29 prix-fixe and were very pleased with out selections and the portions. The staff was very attentive and we never needed to ask for extra water etc. and never felt rushed. Would highly recommend this to all of our freinds to experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wselfny
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We always enjoy coming to Jeanne and Gaston - it's a great spot for a special occasion or a nice dinner with friends. The food is always interesting and well prepared; there's a very nice wine list. Staff is friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French Food Fun
    RrubinVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We went to Jean and Gaston for brunch. For $21 we had a full two course meal which was excellent. You can order a la carte and still enjoy the meal. You can choose from seating in the Garden to the comfort of the a/c.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • hidden gem
    AlejandraVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This was my third time at Jeanne and Gaston, but my first time in the garden. It was serene and a perfect night to dine outdoors. The food is delicious, authentic French food, with a bit of a modern twist. It feels like a great for the quality of food. I had a Lamb Croustillant that was great, I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view
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  • Exceptional
    Foodie
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I love this restaurant! The staff is personable and attentive without being overbearing. The food is phenomenal (we had a shrimp-based daily special and the lobster/avocado Napolean as appetizers, and Le Bourguignon and Chateaubriand as entrees, followed by the cheese board finishing with raspberry souffle and raspberry summer pudding for dessert. Everything was superb! The garden in the back is charming and quiet with some white lights on the trees, candles on the tables and a fountain in the center. Understated and absolutely lovely. We will be going back next month and anytime we feel in need of a special treat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Garden lunch
    GeordyVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Had a lovely lunch in the garden with 4 friends. The $21.99 dollar 2 course menu is not on line or posted outside but is a good deal. $ of us had the tarte flambee to start..like a flatbread, very thin crust pizza with cheese, bacon and tomatoes was light and delicious..and large! Prosciutto and melon also a good choice. Then 3 quenelles..one big one with a great sauce and rice and two..very chikeny chicken crepes! The food was delicious..and we all travel to France frequently, setting and service lovely!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great value, excellent food
    Adam
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    enjoyed a nice meal outside on the patio. it's a welcomed change from the noisy city, very quiet and cozy. the service was a little slow and the waiters weren't' totally in tune with the menu, but that wasn't a problem. i had a great napoleon appetizer and yummy short ribs. others had onion soup, pasta, and chicken, all thumbs up.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • j & g
    esrat
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Absolutely no value for the money. Food was adequate, service spotty. Although billed a s a French bistro, was not particularly either.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • exceptional
    JudyGVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This was our first time here and definitely not our last. We sat outside in the garden in the back and the service was great and the food was delicious. Everything from the appetizer to the entrée to the wonderful soufflé for dessert, was delicious. We will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great French food!
    Thriftyfoodie
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We enjoyed our Bastille Day Dinner at Jeanne & Gaston's very much. Food was delicious, service excellent and reasonably priced.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for a early lunch
    JADACA
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    This is a nice little local restaurant. We went after mass around 11:30. We enjoyed the food and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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  • I will be honest
    DebraVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The back patio is lovely. Really nicely done. The people who work there are just wonderful. Friendly - helpful and ready to answer any questions or any requests. There is a however - however the food was not that wonderful. The pork belly was cooked to death! Food could be better. But the back is that nice. The waitstaff that wonderful. So you can overlook the food. Keep it simple and you should not be disappointed. They do the right thing.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One Year Anniversary- Very Special
    LASunshyne
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Thanks to the small yet effective staff at Jeanne and Gaston for making our One Year Anniversary dinner so special. The courtyard was romantic and quiet. We felt like we'd discovered our own little getaway in the middle of Manhattan. Loved everything I ordered. The seafood napoleon appetizer which was 3 beautiful layers of crab and avocado was only outdone by the braised short ribs I had for dinner. I'd saved our wedding cake and they were kind enough to plate/decorate and present to us at the end of the meal. We have found a new favorite and plan to come back often.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • French treat
    eatingwellandloveit
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This is a lovely neighborhood spot with authentic French food that is delicious. The prix fixe weekend brunch is a treat, and it's a great place to go if you want to sit and talk and dawdle.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quite a Find!
    JABY
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Took a friend her for her Birthday dinner. Loved the food, setting & service. Great value!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice ambience, bad waiters
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    I went to Jeanne and Gaston for my birthday because I didn't have time to plan so I just picked the first french restaurant I found. Cute garden but they have typical plastic outdoor furniture...not very chic, although the candles and streaming lights are cute. The waiters were awful. I asked like 7 times for a place setting and they never brought it until my food came. There were a dozen used glasses on the table at a time. I had to beg for a fork and they didn't even give us enough menus to start, which is annoying considering we spent a ton on food that night. Mehh.... I wouldn't go back. Also, pretty overpriced.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We had gone to Jeanne & Gaston for a Christmas group dinner and we had a good time, good food, good wine, good service. We went for brunch on the way to the Rubin Museum and had another very nice experience. Good brunch choices, and good food for the moderate prices. We are not drinkers but there was a good selection of brunch drinks, plus there is a full bar. It was quiet that day except for the music, and the service was very good. Very enjoyable. We will go again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Outdoor dining on a beautiful summer day with a cool breeze, excellent food and service, could one ask for anything more
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • French Fare
    Flemings
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Our experience at Jeanne & Gaston was very good. The food was great... Love the patio al fresco seating. The service was good but could improve a bit. All in all a good experience. Will return!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • We will return
    ArtemperorVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    This was our first time visiting this restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised on how lovely the outdoor garden was. Very friendly staff. Great food. Great ambience. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden nugget
    JimboVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    When the weather is nice, there is no better place to dine in Manhattan that the outdoor garden at Jeanne and Gaston. The uncomplicated French cuisine is excellent, and they serve pretty good drinks as well. Their prix fixe dinners are reasonable and offer a good selection. Lastly, you can enjoy your dinner in casual attire.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Father's Day brunch
    IgtoutoccVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    It was a lovely day, in a lovely garden in a lovely restaurant. The tart was yummy, the French toast was great. Perhaps a little too much food. Will go back for dinner
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Find
    1005jerome
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    A friend in the West Village recommended Jeanne & Gaston and she was right. It is a lovely restaurant, noise level made it possible to have a conversation, something unusual in most Village eateries. The service was attentive without being intrusive and the food was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice outside space
    Franckyfrog
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Great service, simple but enjoyable brunch menu, very pleasant space in the backyard,
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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  • well prepared food
    timeflies1
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Shared goat cheese appetizer. Crisp but not oily. Date had mussels and I had beef bourginione. Both were excellent as were the pommes frites. The accompaning warm french breads were just as they should be. Only criticism was A/C wasn't on despite a warm day.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jeanne and Gaston
    greasyVIP
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Very nice service, quiet garden in the middle of the City, very good food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth trying
    ittycity
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    I have to say, the outdoor patio is worth the visit alone, especially on a cool spring night in New York. Four of us made a reservation for 8pm on Memorial Day. For whatever reason, the place was dead empty. Even so, they managed to run out of steak, much to the chagrin of one of our numbers. It's a place where you really want to have steak frites. Still, the food was fine, not great, but good. Very much the kind of fare you find in a standard neighborhood restaurant in Paris so, in that way, it actually feels more authentic. I'd go. Especially on an early date when you're beginning to fall in love and nothing else around you matters anyway.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food4
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 176 reviews are from the Jeanne & Gaston reviews archive.
  • Slow service, mediocre food
    ManhattanVillager
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    I went here looking for a nice garden restaurant on pleasant evening. The garden is a little bit dilapidated though very large. Unfortunately, the food and the service were both bad.
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  • Heavenly!!!
    nathalie2k
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    "Heaven" was what i whispered when i took a bite into my Chicken Crepe following my onion soup. The food was excellent, The staff was friendly and courteous. There was never a moment of uneaseness as i have experienced in some other restaurants i've been. The outdoor setting was very relaxing, almost enchanting if the wind wasn't present that day. I would definitely come back again and refer my friends and family to this lovely place :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great jazz
    jazzlover
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    We really enjoyed the jazz music! Food was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely outdoor garden
    NiffVIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    great outdoor garden in the back. had a lovely work lunch there, was nice and quiet. Good neighborhood spot. Service was a little slow considering we were practically the only people there, but friendly guy. good warm bread to start, yummy burger, nicoise salad was nice, but my tuna was overcooked.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing service
    ISTj5
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    We took a group of kids and they Were amazed by the food and the service. The prix fix menu was amazing value. Great food and cocktail selection!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.