we eat here weekly, it is
we eat here weekly, it is a great casual neighborhood spot, and , because of it's very French attitude, very romantic. I have eaten almost everything on the menu, and each dish is consistently delicious. Wine by the bottle is very reasonably priced. The service is warm and friendly but unobtrusive.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
I have settled into a routine
I have settled into a routine of skate almost every time I am there (which is quite often). Despite lots of other excellent choices on the menu, the skate is so delicious i have no plans to change any time soon.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
A welcome addition
We love Jean Claude, and are thrilled to have discovered it. Food is consistently interesting. The staff is lovely. It has become one of our regular local spots.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fit for Frenchies
I'm not French, but if I were I'd want to go to a restaurant with great food, a wine list as big as the menu, impeccable service (because I have high standards you know), and waiters that speak French!! Jean-Claude delivers all the way! Would definitely come here again.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've been here half a dozen times with different friends. No one has ever been disappointed. It's a tiny little gem in the neighborhood and you really forget that you're near the 2nd avenue Subway mess. For some reason, it always feels as if I got out of town for dinner.
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food is pure French Bistro - well prepared, well presented, and good. The staff is amiable. I have been many times and will continue to go.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great neighborhood bistro
Perfect service and good food makes for a great evening with friends. Try it you won't be disappointed.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dining experience
We had two appetizers, one main course, and one dessert, and all was great!! We had a hard time selecting on a good wine, but we ended up with a very reasonable priced Rioja, and enjoyed it. I very much recommend this place for dinner with friends, family, or a date.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice renovation to our local
Nice renovation to our local favorite - it now feels more airy and spacious. the menu has enough variety for us to eat here at least once a week, the food is delicious, and the service is accommodating. and something about the french atmosphere makes it very romantic...
9/3/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood spot
Very good food at reasonable prices and friendly service. No complaints. Would definitely recommend for lunch, dinner or brunch.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
A mix of expected French bistro dishes with interesting unexpected touches, like the African squid. Service was impeccable, food prepared perfectly, ambience relaxing and prices affordable for the neighborhood. The waiter was very attentive to our need to make an 8 o'clock curtain.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Felt like we were in Paris
Felt like we were in Paris -- lovely, intimate, casual room; classic menu, with everything we had being beautifully prepared and flavorful. Wine selections limited but well -chosen and well-priced. Service was friendly and neighborhoody. Absolutely delightedful meal and experience.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
My favorite neighborhood restaurant
This is my go to place in the neighborhood. They have a lovely lunch menu and serve a late lunch. The food is always good, the staff friendly, the ambience very French. I'm there at least once a week.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Neighborhood Find!
Food is FAB...something for everyone...very well prices...very accomodating staff and Jean Claude is lovely and always wants to please.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the escargot and calamare for appetizers -- both very tasty; needed extra bread to max out on the escargot's garlic butter. The honey-lime glazed duck breast was good. But the "gotta come back" was the bread pudding for desert -- best I've ever had.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice restaurant
The food is very good, the ambiance is nice - not too noisy so we could actually carry on a conversation! - and the staff is lovely. I will be going back. It is a very nice restaurant.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful little restaurant.
Wonderful little restaurant. The food is always excellent - we have eaten up and down the menu several times, and have never been disappointed. The service is warm and friendly, and the prices (especially for the UES) are reasonable. And it feels very French and romantic!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Lovely little find!
Their uptown version is a winner. We had a lovely dinner Saturday night. Reservations are a must. The restaurant is tiny and there wasn't an empty seat. There is no bar so nowhere to wait. Being able to order the wine by the half liter is perfect for two and reasonably priced. The duck was cooked to a turn, perfectly pink, tender and moist with the most intricately flavored vegetable melange underneath. The steak frites is what you would expect in a good French brasserie. The bread pudding for desert was custard and just sweet enough. not cloying like many. Jean Claude will definitely be added into our dinner rotation. The only downer was large table of 8 rowdy diners that made hearing your dinner partner difficult.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and service are always wonderful. I recommend the tuna tartare and the skate.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Lovely Brunch
Jean Claude was a lovely choice for brunch or lunch. The food was very good, it's cozy and a great place for good food and conversation. Plus they don't rush you.
12/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
We are always searching for a fabulous neighborhood restaurant restaurant that is at once gourmet and reasonably priced with a very nice ambience and excellent service. We found it here and have gone back weekly!
12/9/2013 4:00:00 PM