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Permanently Closed - Chez Jacqueline

480 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Romantic
  • Fit for Foodies

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - Since its opening 30 years ago, Chez Jacqueline has managed to capture the real and true flavors of the Côte d'Azur. Located on MacDougal Street in the West Village, the charming neighborhood bistro offers simple (direct) sustaining food for which Nice is famed. Whether it's the traditional 'soupe de poissons' served with garlic croutons and rouille or the Daube Nicoise, tender braised beef in a pungent, red wine sauce, Chez Jacqueline's cuisine is as close as one can come to Nice in New York.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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French, Provencal
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm; Brunch: Saturday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 505-0727
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
We are happy to assist you in the planning of your perfect party. Our comfortable dining room will provide seating for approximately 52 and our bar offers additional seating. Please contact us for availability and to plan your ideal seating arrangement and menu.
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Private party contact
Ive or Frank: (212) 505-0727
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Cross street
Houston Street
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Parking details
Street parking is commonly available, however in the immediate area Parking Garages are available on West Houston St. between 6th Ave. and Varick St. (across the street from the "Film Forum") and also on West 3rd St. between MacDougal St. and 6th Ave. (only two blocks from the restaurant).
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Public transit
6 train to Bleecker St., 4 train to West 4th St., and 1 train to Houston St.
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 480 People Are SayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.8  based on all time ratings
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipKathy (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on April 24, 2017

They closed permanently so we paid for an uber to go all the way there for nothing. Your services needs to be more on top of things like this

vipCSRNYC (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2017

reliable neighborhood French bistro with excellent food

joanpv (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 29, 2016

The overall dinner was good, however, the fish entree was not fresh.
Service was fine, ambiance is good.

vipsoxfan (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 26, 2016

Not garlicky enough for a restaurant that purports to be Provencal cuisine.

OpenTable Diner (Ottawa)
4.0  Dined on December 11, 2016

This restaurant is an old favourite that caters to Greenwich Village locals. The food is standard French bistro, always tasty, reliably good; the ambiance traditional French country style; the service friendly. Their pre-theater menu is especially good value.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 1, 2016

there were 3 of us and we all order the same dishes and they were delicious and the portions were just right, the goat cheese croquettes were way too small and only 4 on a plate, they should of gave us 6 so each of us could have 2 each. Keep up the great food and hope u last another 40 years.


MikeNativeNewYorker (Caribbean)
5.0  Dined on October 29, 2016

Have been going to Cafe Jacqueline for years and have never had a bad meal or experience. Easily my favorite restaurant of this ilk in the Village/Soho area. Def on the Real !

Fannyciska (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 24, 2016

Great food, good atmosphere, a lot of profesionalism. Very good restaurant.

vipBonnie (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on October 21, 2016

CJ advertises that it has been in existence for 30 years--and it feels like it. The best part of our experience there was the waiter. He was excellent, but nothing else was. The glass of wine was fine, the martini not (avoid). At 8:00 on a Friday night there was one other two, the rest of the restaurant was empty and stayed mostly that was until we left. A very strange feeling....The bread was fine, the pasta okay, the mussels not. And the bill without dessert but with tip was over $100. We won't be back.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 18, 2016

Excellent dinner with friends. Delicious food, charming ambience, caring service.

HenrikVangPoulsen (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 16, 2016

A perfect little gem - we stumbled over it by pure luck - their meat was excelent and the service was perfect

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 16, 2016

We were able to take advantage of a prix fixe meal: an outstanding value. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the portions were not smaller despite the value. If you are in the city between 5 and 6:30, you can't find a better dinner than this.

vipNicole (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 15, 2016

If you are looking for authentic French cuisine with a quaint, rustic ambiance and fantastic service Chez Jacqueline should be on your list. The onion soup, trout almandine, & the daube nicoise were standout items :)

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on September 22, 2016

We met friends from DC and had drinks at the bar our table was ready on time . The service was professional, the food was very good in addition to an interesting menu the specials were great.

OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on September 10, 2016

A good meal for four with appetizers and dessert, meat and fish specials were both excellent. They had menu items that are rare, and authentic.