Celebrated my mother's 82nd
Celebrated my mother's 82nd birthday here. Very attentive and no problem bringing our own birthday cake. The food is great but the waiters and service really are the best.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentic French Cuisine
I live in Brooklyn but am willing to travel to the Upper East side in the 80's to eat at Jacques. I have eaten there twice already and highly recommend it to my friends. Food is always delicious and the menu is varied enough to satisfy almost everyone. My most favorite appetizer is the goat cheese and onion tart and I'm not even a cheese person! If you want good hearty French food, Jacques is the place to go.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A must Visit
A magical dinner in a great neighborhood.
You must have the mussels, and get extra bread to enjoy the broth
What an wonderful time we had
The service was superb, the food amazing and I most certainly will be back
A must visit
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this restaurant. Although in my neighborhood, I'd hop a cab to go there. Excellent cuisine and service. I prefer the front room. The decible level in the back room is quite high when crowded, which it usually is.
4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
try to eat here 2-3 times
try to eat here 2-3 times monthly. I feel I am back in Paris in a quiet out of the way local brasserie.
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food at Jacques is always
The food at Jacques is always good value and delicious.
The staff are great.
We love it!
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a reservation for 12.
We had a reservation for 12. The food was fantastic, the service was great, the ambiance, everything.
The salads were so tasty and the entrees.
Can't wait to go back.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a very quiet and civilized
We had a very quiet and civilized meal, with outstanding attentive service. The food was very good--outstanding: we three all had fish, prepared different ways, and all agreed the fish was tasty and fresh, good portion sizes. Gracious service, good value for quality of the food.
4/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
We loved the Restaurant
My husband had dinner here a little while ago with a friend and said how much he enjoyed the meal - so naturally I insisted we go there. We found a typical Brasserie style French restaurant with brasserie type foods - I was reminded of the many places I dined while living in Paris. I had the mussels with Dijon Mustard and garlic which was delicious but my husband found his salmon with lentils to be a bit overcooked. Service is - uh, relaxed. Pleasant personnel but very casual, to say the least. Still, not a reason to forego a meal - just don't be in a hurry!
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
escargot to die for
Another superb lunch here, with the best escargot on the planet. Had eggs benedict this time, also among the best I've ever eaten.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
where am I?
i loved this place and felt like i was in france while dining! it was very authentic and loved eating outside. would definitely go back when i am in the neighborhood again.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was fantastic. The staff was lovely and accommodating. We sat outside and swapped dishes so we could taste everything. Fantastic.
5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been coming to Jacques for years - its a favourite of ours in the neighbourhood. The atmosphere is easy-going, the food is always good, and the prices are reasonable. I almost always have the moules and they have never disappointed.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Like being transported to France!
Great service, great music and decor. Food was very good. I had salad Nicoise. The tuna was cooked perfectly. My only critique was that the dressing was too light and lacked character. Bread was warm and freshly baked and yummy. My friends enjoyed the onion soup and croque Monsieur. I would visit again if in the neighborhood.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is a nice restaurant. the food and the service are quite good. We enjoyed ourselves and will eat here again.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great dinner!!
This was another great dinner at Jacques. We enjoyed the food tremendously. Service was excellent with a smile. They have a versatile menu that can cover most diners interests. Will definitely be back as this restaurant is consistently good.
Eat there now!
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Absolutely loved our visit
Absolutely loved our visit to Jacques when we visited NYC from France. It was recommended to us by someone that had been. We had brunch there and it was a lovely atmosphere. Service was excellent. Would definitely recommend it to everyone !
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fantastic spot in UES
We had a great time and they were extremely accommodating.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent selection of wines by the glass. Decor and bar are beautiful as so are the wait staff. Friendly Energetic. The place was alive.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful dinner of classically prepared bistro foods...the Frisse salad and sweetbreads were delish.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Father's Day brunch!
We were so excited to try Jacques and it did not disappoint. Food was delicious & our server recommended the smoked salmon benedict. Fabulous!!!!! Portions were perfect for the kids too. Will definitely go back here again.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Real Parisian brasserie feel.
Real Parisian brasserie feel. Very enjoyable outdoor dinner.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fine Parisian dining.
A lovely meal, with excellent service. The escargots ( while only 6) were the best I've had on the East Side - tender, not rubbery. We all had the steak frites (first visit). - very nice and well prepared. The wine list, while not overly extensive, had some interesting choices, including a '95 Bordeaux recommended by the maitre'd that was delicious. We'll go back soon to this little gem off 3rd Avenue.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went on a late evening (around closing time) but you would have never known. The service and food was excellent. The risotto was heavenly. We had the Moules Provencale which was absolutely delicious. The portions are very generous. Would come back again
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The wonderful experience!
Well, I'm a Brazilian girl, and I really loved this place.
The service is consistently great , the food is amazing and the desserts are awesome!
When I came back to New York, for sure I'll visit Jacques again!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Been here many times for special occasions. They never disappoint. Far better than other French restaurants we've tried . Beautiful space. Great wine list. Great service. Food always interesting, fresh and delicious.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always enjoyable. The burger should be on a top-10 in NYC List. It is huge, perfectly cooked and fairly priced.
Enjoy cocktails, many beers and regular drinks with friends. Waitstaff is always accommodating, as is the chef. They never say no, we can't do that.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
good for lunch
Great venue for lunch with friends. Good selcetion on menu and ambiance encourages conversation. Staff friendly and attentive and there is no rush to leave.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
How had I not gone here sooner?
Great food. Fun waiters. Good variety for those who may not like French food as much as the others in the party. I have wondered, in the days since we were there, what took me so long to stop in? Don't be like me. Stop in!
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
fresh, reliable, fun
Always fresh and reliable; Good selection; good beer and wine; great ambiance.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everyone in our party (5) enjoyed their meal BUT the winners at the table were those who ordered off the TRADITION section of the menu...Delicious!!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
very nice neighborhood find.
This is a very nice small restaurant. Good food and service and pleasant atmosphere. Will definitely return.
7/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bistro food at reasonable prices
I have been here many times and love the mussels (have tried 3 varieties) , the burger and the duck. I brought two friends who had never been. We shared the beet salad and endive salad, both very good and not over dressed. Had a wonderful bottle of Sancerre, relatively reasonable price. They raved about the salmon and the branzino, I liked the way my cod was cooked but it just needed a little salt in the preparation. We shared the crepes Suzette's and were glad we did. Brasserie decor, dark wood panelling, red leather, lace curtains and framed posters; pleasant and semi-casual. Good wine list and good Belgian beer list. Our waiter was attentive without hovering. My friends thanked me for introducing them to Jacques's and will return.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were promptly greeted at
We were promptly greeted at the door by the maître d' and given a wonderful table. The waitstaff was prompt and attentive, but allowed us plenty of time to make decisions. Our meal was truly wonderful, the best we have had in quite some time.
7/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were back in NYC after a 10 years absence, wondering about changes in the upper East neighborhood. Jacques is still there even if the crew and captain are 10 years younger. Excellent food, friendly wines. And at least a not-Starbucks expresso.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Decent Restaurant
Thinking back to this meal, it was good.
There was nothing wrong with it, but it's not a favourite either. We did take home the flyer for their bottomless brunch though.
It has a very bistro feel - red leather, wood etc. We had a 6pm reservation and it was dead inside when we arrived, but soon picked up. We were there on a Tues.
I had the Moules Frites Mariniere and it was nice. The sauce tasted VERY buttery, probably a little overkill. The others had the Hanger steak and the burger. There were no complaints at all, just no gasps of delight either. We drank the Pinot Grigio and it was the same story.
Overall, and I can't put my finger on why we didn't LOOOOVE it, but it was good meal and a good place to pop into before doing something else
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great time
I alway have a good dinner at Jacques, everyone I take there always enjoys it. Service is very attentive.
They have a great bar, wonderful cocktails.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
another joyful experience
the service could not have been better - when i commented that the last few times there had not been enough apple and blue cheese on the burger which is what sets the Jacques burger apart - the waiter returned to see if there was enough and then brought me two small dishes of apple and blue cheese in case i wanted them - now that is service - he has always been a good waiter but last Friday night he outdid himself!
9/5/2013 5:00:00 PM
Staff was friendly, atmosphere
Staff was friendly, atmosphere congenial. Food was great, way more interesting than some of the other top-rated places in the neighborhood and elsewhere. Wine list goes on forever and geared towards the high end.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Dining Delight
Dining at Jacques Brasserie is like taking a mini European country holiday. The food is fresh, delicious and beautifully prepared. Mmmmm, those mussels are to die for, the Café Liegeois a sinfully irresistible dessert. The wood-paneled dining room is elegant and well-appointed. Service is knowledgeable and thoughtful, with care taken to make your and your guests dining experience a pleasure conducive to good eating, comfort and witty conversation. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water and brings a smile to my lips. I'm already planning my next visit.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and wonderful service makes it a pleasure to eat here.
10/9/2013 5:00:00 PM
loved it! Waiter was attentive,
loved it! Waiter was attentive, and did not hesitate in replacing our 'wine by the glass' when it was not good..
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Classic French Bistro
We stopped by here after attending an event in the neighborhood. Relaxing atmosphere, steady service, quality, classic food. Good people watching too -- Martha Stewart was there the night we dined.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another lovely family dinner
We know we all will find something delicious to eat for every taste and plenty of time at the table to talk.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was delicious, the
The food was delicious, the price right and the room comfortable for a conversation. We will return.
10/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good food and service. Great
Good food and service. Great for small group meetings, able to hear those at your table with little difficulty. All of the staff is quite attentive, a little bit of Paris in NYC.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely UES brunch spot.
Everything from omelettes to burgers.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
hodden french gem
I love this place and will back again. The atmosphere of Jacques Brasserie es really french, chic and charm.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentic and delicious
Has been around for a while, and remains true to its roots. Feels like being in Paris--and tastes that way as well.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great little neighborhood restauran
Jaques brings a little bit of Paris to the UES, I look forward to eating their for small business lunches or an intimate dinner with friends.
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM