Jubilee 1st Avenue
Jubilee 1st Avenue

Jubilee 1st Avenue

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jubileeny.net/
  • Phone: (212) 888-3569
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturdays and Sundays 12:00 pm to 3 pm

    Lunch: Monday thru Friday: 12l00 pm to 3 pm

    Dinner 7 days a week:
    Monday & Sunday 5:30 pm to 10 pm
    Tuesday & Wednesday: 5:30 pm to 10:30 pm
    Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 5:30 pm to 11:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, French, Contemporary French
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: $28 TWO COURSE MENU, Monday to Friday
    INCLUDES A GLASS OF WINE OR BEER
    PRIX FIXE MENU INCLUDES Endive Salad with Blue Cheese, Apples, Walnuts and Vinaigrette Maison, Mussels Any Style from our Mussel Menu
    With French Fries or Salad, Broiled Salmon with Ratatouille & a Black Olive Sauce, Kobe Beef Burger with French Fries & Salad, Chicken Paillard With Sherry Tomatoes & Arugula Salad
    OR CHOOSE FROM OUR A LA CARTE MENU


Getting there

  • Cross Street: 52nd and 53rd street
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: PARKING
    $12 for 3hours Parking for our guests at CENTRAL PARKING SYSTEM
    which is conveniently located 425 East & 53rd street between First Avenue & Sutton Place present your parking ticket to us for validation sticker .
    To receive discount, validation ticket must be presented to parking garage cashier at time of check out
A word from Jubilee 1st Avenue
Sutton Place's favorite kitchen for the past 19 years, Jubilee brings elegance to casual dining in a quaint and vibrant atmosphere. Famous for serving a delicious variety of mussels. OUR SPECIALS ARE POSTED DAILY ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE. Other specialties include Striped bass, Dover Sole Meuniere, Sea Scallops, Steak Frites,Tuna, Salmon and Steak Tartare, and French cuisine essentials such as steak tartare, escargots and profiteroles. HAPPY HOUR Specials Every Day from 5 to 6:30 PM and from 9PM to Closing. Open for BRUNCH on Saturday & Sunday. $28 LUNCH AND PRE THEATER 2 COURSE PRIX MENU Monday thru Friday, INCLUDES ONE GLASS OF WINE OR BEER. Available for private parties.
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Jubilee 1st Avenue reviews from OpenTable diners
129 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (100)fit for foodies (45)special occasion (26)romantic (23)great for brunch (17)great for lunch (17)good for groups (13)notable wine list (7)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (3)vibrant bar scene (1)great for outdoor dining (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Wonderful Neighborhood Place
    Abbo
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    It's always a pleasure eating at Jubilee restaurant. The place is very welcoming and inviting. Marcello, our waiter, is extremely service minded and was very helpful throughout the meal. Ilda, the owner, walked around and stopped at our table to say hello. She made everyone at the table feel very special The fish and the duck were cooked perfectly and the sauces added a special touch to the dishes. The drinks were excellent.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Favorite
    Peter
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Whether for business or pleasure, Jubilee provides a dining experience worthy of it's name. It is a celebration of fine French food and delightful continental service. She is our neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful!
    mothergotham
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    The space is warm and charming. We enjoyed sharing a plate of mussels they serve on the half shell as an appetizer. Entrees were very nicely prepared and presented. The sea scallops on a bed of orzo and their coq au vin were hits. We ended with Grand Marnier soufflés. A delightful dinner all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    Having brunch at Jubilee is a treat. Just perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 50s East Refuge
    bearelanVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    there are surprisingly few good neighborhood restaurants in the East 50th. This is one. Good food and service. Recommend>
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy still!
    Julie
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    As a DC native we don't get to NYC very often but when we do we love to go to Jubilee. Food was amazing, the restaurant is welcoming and cozy and the staff is great. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BarbaraVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Absolutely my favorite neighborhood restaurant except for Perigore
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • just so so
    patgVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    The food wasn't as good as it should have been at this price point...front of the house very good...the food disappointed, waiters good. We wanted to find a French neighborhood place that we could always fall back on, but it won't be here.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Susan
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My two friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and the whole experience at Jubilee. I like this venue more than when Jubilee was on 54th Street - more room.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • menu for any palate
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I always have mussels and while I vow to choose side of salad, I love the fries, hot, fresh and plentiful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always good
    Nance
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    You can always I depend on Jubilee to deliver a tasty meal. The bistro feel of the restaurant is most welcoming, the service friendly and the food always well seasoned and delicious. If I had to find fault with something, my steak was a bit overlooked, which made it too chewy and tough. The peppercorn sauce saved it, but they need a better quality of beef and need to follow cooking directions a bit better. Otherwise, a most enjoyable time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dinner
    Susdem
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Time and time again, Jubilee continues to impress! Whether it is a business dinner or friends catching up, it is a perfect place to gather!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mussel Memory
    StanleymanlyVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    If you love mussels, this is the place for you. Prepared 15 different ways. There had been a problem on my wife's last visit. Mussels provencal, small, overcooked. A manager sent my wife a card with her name on it and the word mussels and told her to present it on her next visit. She did, but the manager no longer worked there, and the current manager said the best she could do was offer a complimentary glass of wine. The mussels were fine this time, as was my free range chicken breast and a friend's huge bucket of mussels. When the check came, the cost of the glass of Sancerre was not deducted. We questioned the check and the manager authorized the deduction. Food is decent, service fair. I doubt if we will go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Went for brunch. Food is good (classic brunch fare well executed). Wine is affordable. Service was adequate. Intimate atmosphere. No music which f=great to have real conversation with your friends and family around the table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Jubilee plus & minus
    neighborhoodguests
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The three of us had dinner at Jubilee this week. Remembering ther "old" Jubilee in its former location, we expected good french cooking. That expectation was only partially met. The steak was very good, as was the wine. The mussels did not have much taste, perhaps cooked in too much water, and neither did the quenelles. As if the cook had become afraid to add herbs and spices and fresh onion, leek and garlic in the mussels. The appetizer, the beet and goat cheese salad was a bit bland, too. Jubilee is a pleasant place to have dinner, but needs to jazz up its food to make us come back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oysterbayboy
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Wonderful food, but not pretentious. Excellent service with pleasant staff. Very good wine list. Good value. We always enjoy going there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely Meal
    LenoxVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    delicious main dishes: coq au vin, skate fish with butternut squash and dessserts; profiteroles and apple tart. nice to be in a busy restaurant and still able to hear the converation at your table.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Favorite neighborhood restaurant
    loveditVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    3 of us took a friend to lunch for her birthday. I was the only one who had been to Jubilee before. We all had delicious food and good wine. We had the fixed price lunch (appetizer and entrée and wine) and added dessert as well. We were never rushed, we stayed for over 3 hours. I have brought others here and recommended it as well, they all enjoyed it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Usually Spectacular
    Buongustaio
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Usually, the offerings are spectacular down to the very last bite. Three of us had dinner Monday night: Calamari, mouth-watering, tender. Could hear Oliver's plea in the back of my head "Please, sir, I want some more. "Cassoulet, four stars; Chicken and mashed, great for a comfort dish; moules marinère, usually spectacular, but that evening, gritty (kitchen, please soak out the sand longer, as you usually do) and a little "gamey" as opposed to fresh. Dessert: Grand Marnier mousse sent us to heaven. Their wine list is excellent. Come and be pampered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for special occasions
    bhbelleVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    First impression was good. We were greeted by a friendly hostess who didn't mind that we preferred a different table than the one first offered to us. Our food - Dover Sole for my husband and Rack of Lamb for me - was delicious, as were the side dishes. Our server was friendly and efficient. Although on the expensive side, especially the wine list, it is a delightful place to celebrate a special occasion. We look forward to our next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Coming Back in December
    Rowrowrowboat
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had such a good time that we are booking for an important family gathering prior to a wedding: bride's dad to meet groom's mom and extended family. We could not be happier with the service nor the food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always enjoy Jubilee.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    A really nice place in the hood. Food, service, atmosphere all good. My only diasppointment is they have substituted fois gras for their former chicken liver pate which is not to my liking and very expensive - $18.50 for three small slices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Mussels 3 Ways & Chocolate Souffle
    TeacherOnVacation
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Excellent quaint spot with a fun assortment of mussel preparations, decent wine list and tremendous chocolate soufflé. A little noisy and packed, but it carries the atmosphere of a crowded french bistro capable of authentic french cuisine. The staff was friendly and the food of good value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Local Restaurant
    Abbo
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Very good fresh fish and salads. Very attentive and pleasant service from Ahmed
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • FairCritic
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Food and service were terrific and cost reasonable for NYC. This is a place that can be a regular for locals and visitors when you want good food with no hassle. There was no attitude about sharing appetizers/entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good but Expensive
    brklyn
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Nice neighborhood French Restaurant...escargot wonderful...however it is pricey.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good neighborhood spot
    Sp213
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Comfortable tables - good for conversation. Wine list limited and overpriced, but corkage permitted at $20/ bottle . food very good and fairly priced.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthdaydinner
    Swedishvisitor
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    A perfect place for a birthdaydinner (60 year) in NY. Good service and very good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Evening
    Abbo
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Nice table in the back room. Very good soup, meat, and fish. Service, by our waiter Marcello, was very professional and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jubilee Remains very good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Had dinner this past weekend and as usual Jubilee was very good. Food offered some new selections which is always good, service was very good and a good time was had by all.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful restaurant
    loveditVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Jubillee has the best Mussels in town, we shared it as our appetizer. The Skate fish, which was a special, was excellent. My friend said her glass of wine tasted watered down, they replaced it. This is my favorite neighborhood restaurant
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Superb
    Overpriced
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    We thoroughly enjoyed the food, the service, the ambiance. From the moment we arrived we were greeted by a friendly person who brought us to our table. We were served immediately for drinks and told about the specials. All four of us were pleased with our meal and will return soon. The decor is charming and inviting. Well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always outstanding!!
    fortlauderdalefoodyVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    This is the first time I have been to the new location and I am so relieved that everything that makes Jubilee sp[ecial is still there!!! It is superb! The food is excellent, the service excellent and I love the ambiance!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Disappointing Experience
    xxxxVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Having dined at this restaurant for years, imagine my chagrin when I had the first bad meal ever. The mussels were tiny and served without a small shellfish fork. By the time the waiter (who was called to bring the utensil) came back, the food was cold. So for this meal I will not fill in the recommendation section.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The mussels didn't seem as good to me this time as they usually do.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • $14 Dewar's
    Not2picky
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Mostly a pleasant experience after they turned down the a/c a bit. The food was excellent as was the service. Soufflé was undercooked but was returned nicely finished and was delicious. I would certainly return but will have my Scotch elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Music Too Loud
    LoudMusic
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I've eaten here many times, especially since they moved right across the street from me, and always have a good experience. Such was the case Friday evening (August 19), EXCEPT that for the first time the music (inoffensive jazz) was MUCH TOO LOUD. This has never been my experience before with Jubilee, either at their previous location or the present one. Actually, this is the case in most restaurants, but until last week Jubilee did not offend. You can tell most restaurants to turn their music way down, unless they are catering to rock-deaf teenagers.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • convenient
    neighborVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    nice for a hamburger lunch if you want something more than McDonalds
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistently good...
    54thfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Have enjoyed Jubilee since the early nineties on 54th and at the new location on 1st. Miss the charm of the original but the food is as good as ever and we have never been disappointed in over 30+ visits...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The food was really delicious. The staff was very friendly and attentive. I would definitely recommend this restaurant, and we will return on our next visit to the city.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.