Jubilee 1st Avenue
Jubilee 1st Avenue

Jubilee 1st Avenue

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.jubileeny.net/
  • Phone: 212 888-3569x
  • 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
123 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (93)fit for foodies (39)romantic (25)special occasion (22)great for lunch (18)great for brunch (15)good for groups (11)notable wine list (5)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (2)hot spot (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • 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
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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.
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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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.
  • Barely Passable for French Fare
    JohnL
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We don't go as much as when the restaurant was at it's original location. The new place, although nicely decorated. just doesn't match up. We decided to go again as it is very near to our home and conveninent to say the least. We ordered the mussels which generally are always good. This time they were "fair". Our main course was the pork chop for myself and the duck for my guest. Neither of these were worth mentioning. The duck was minimal and tough and not up to par for French style cooking. My pork chop was decent but the flavor was bland. Maybe it was an off night but we had a similar experience prior and prior to that. Maybe others go there to drink and socialize and the food is secondary but we feel the food must be first!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Evening
    Abbo
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The five of us came after Night Out After Crime. We were able to relax, have a drink and nice dinner. Luke, the host, made us feel very comfortable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • smokey
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Wonderful as ususal! Have been going to Jubilee many years. The food is always fresh and consistently wonderful....a true neighborhood gem.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Dinner
    Abbo
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Good food! Our waiter, Marcello, was excellent. The host, Luke, was personable and accommodating.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mussels first!
    Tangoer
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This restaurant is consistently good. Mussels, fries and oh the grand marnier soufflé ...
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • it was nice neighborhood restaurant
    Takami
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I loved ambience. most food was good, but our expectation was too high on food. So some disapointment, but over all very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • EsmeraldaVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    I like the friendly neighborhood ambience created by the attentive management. The food is creative, fresh and well prepared. The menu offers a wide choice of creative appetizers and entrees. The wine list is french dominated and fairly priced. I have returned often as Jubilee is the best choice in a neighborhood starving for good food choices.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine charming French/Belgian bistro
    DRDP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Although the new location is not quite as appealing as the old, the food and service remain excellent. The mussels are great and the monkfish is among the very best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • What I had was great
    Profiterolejunkie
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Definitely would suggest having the fish soup. The profiteroles the best I ever had! Just divine. Restaurant recommended to me. I will definitely recommend restaurant to my friends and family. I cannot wait to return again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner July 5th
    LauraVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Had a lovely dinner at Jubilee Saturday night. With neighborhood folks out of town on a summer weekend we had no trouble getting in at the last minute. My husband had a delicious steak au poivre and i had soft shell crabs - two little ones - disappointing for the price tag, and a little bland as well. Great service; good acoustics for people who like to relax and talk over a nice meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 88 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 492 reviews are from the Jubilee 1st Avenue reviews archive.
  • hele
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    jubilee is always good and inviting, we enjoy going
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Smiles
    AbandonedVIP
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    More SMILES everyone...your guests want to feel wel-come! Food was very good, thanks!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • mussels
    CrinkVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    You can get a reasonably priced meal here for two by ordering mussels and salad for one person, mussels and fries for the other, and then sharing the salad and fries. There is a wide selection of preparations for the mussels, but they have taken the Calvados and pancetta recipe off the menu. I thought that preparation was the best.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Tadek
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    One of the best restaurants in the neighborhood, especially excellent for its mussels.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always the best
    PapapatVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    This was our sixth time there and it never fails to live up to a very high standard My wife and others in our party all raved about the scallops as the best they've had anywhere. My rack of lamb was done just right. We have friends who have never been there so next week we get to enjoy it once again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic