Permanently Closed - Chez Jacqueline

3.8
480 Reviews
$30 and under
French

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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.
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3.8based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.7
service
3.7
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3.9
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vipKathy
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2017
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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

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vipCSRNYC
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

reliable neighborhood French bistro with excellent food

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joanpv
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2016
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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

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vipsoxfan
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Cheers
Donna

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MikeNativeNewYorker
Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !

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Fannyciska
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipBonnie
New York Area
850 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2016
Overall3food2service5ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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HenrikVangPoulsen
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipNicole
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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marcb
Cleveland
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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.

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RominaA
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2016
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Informal, cosy, great food, nice jazzy music.... Perfect! We were a group of 20 and they had no problem accommodating a large party (unlike most places that impose a set menu and a booking fee), very friendly staff

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vipWanderer
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Chez Jacqueline serves Provençale style bistro fare in a pleasant vaguely old-world/genteel-but-slightly-run-down setting. It's a very good neighborhood standard.

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momanoodle
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We'very eaten there many time and have never been disappointed!
Food and service are always wonderful! It is a gem that stands on its own despite all the neighborhood gentrification.

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Wiz1
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants. Everything is great. Great food, friendly service. Quaint French restaurant. My go to place.

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vipjeanie
Charlotte
84 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good food , we each had lamb
Wine was good
Good service
Very reasonable

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Jdav
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE this place. My husband came in after running several blocks in a downpour. We were DRENCHED! They offered us napkins to dry off and then the waitress brought a table cloth for me to wrap up in as I was cold. The service was friendly and on it. The food was fantastic and we particularly enjoyed the Onion Soup. I highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to returning when I return to NYC next year.

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AndrewC
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A really lovely experience. Food was wonderful, service was good, and the environs were charming. I want with my daughter, and we were able to relax and eat well for 2.5 hours. Get the foie gras if it's available.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place. So accommodating and fun. I Staff if great and so is the food! Love going back. I have been there to celebrate several birthdays and they help to make them special.

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BethL
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Perfect find for a birthday dinner! Louis was amazing and so sweet! Def will be back!

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Lilyrose32
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful onion tart and mussels and great wait staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Recently had dinner on a weekday night with some with colleagues. Decided to go to Chez Jacqueline since it's near the office. The weather was beautiful this night and the window of the restaurant were all open and the lights fairly dim. It was a lovely ambiance. We shared appetizers which were all good - grilled shrimp, haricots verts with chicken livers and olive tapenade. Meal was spaced out just perfectly. Entrees came out of the kitchen still steaming and were all outstanding. I've had too many meals at pricey NYC restaurants where the entrees are served barely warm. Ugh! I had the black linguini with seafood which was fantastic. Portion sizes are more than generous. Bread is delicious and served warm - no charge for bread which I know some restaurants are now doing. Geez. Will definitely visit again and highly recommend.

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vipSujS
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the red snapper special, deliciously fresh. Bandol rose complemented it perfectly. This restaurant has everything you would expect in a traditional French bistro. Wonderful service on a consistent basis.

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vipCSRNYC
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent bistro fare. Most recent visit I had mussels with white wine sauce and a potato gallette. So filling I declined a dessert -- but highly recommend the tarte tatin.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2016
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food was excellent, the service was very good, the staff was friendly and accommodating. The restaurant is comfortable and quiet, you can hear each other speak.

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vipHagop
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2016
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Creme brûlée was the best part of the meal!

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vip12Many
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I took my family to Chez Jacqueline for a pre-theater dinner. I have been here before several times. I have always had at least a good meal here, but this time everything was perfect! The food was delicious and our waiter was very friendly and helpful. All around it was simply a terrific meal.

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vipLordBrut
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2016
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service is outstanding but food just alright. Overall value good. Would go back just to deal with the wait staff and manager

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vipnathbeck
New York Area
153 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really pleasant dinner here - quite a small place; soups and entrees (I had a black pasta, my wife had the cassoulet) were all very nice, tasty, etc. Nice service, nice ambiance, quiet but nice music. Also a very nice price (and a moderately priced wine list by NY standards). We will add this place to our list.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2015
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Knowledgeable server with great recommendations. Quaint, intimate ambiance.

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expertfoodie
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2015
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Honestly, everything was really good, carpaccio was fantastic, desserts impressive, steak perfect temperature and the price was reasonable... I'll be back.

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vipFPBear
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2015
Overall1food1service2ambience2

You should be aware that Chez Jacqueline will cancel your reservation after you've paid your check. Yes, they cancel it with Open Table so they don't have to pay any thing. This is the third time this has happened, and each time I call back it was a "mistake" THREE TIMES!?!?
The food has gotten worse, and the attitude as well. Very snooty for such a casual Village place. We will never go back again and would definitely NOT recommend it!!

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DavidM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I've eaten here a couple of times, when attending events at the Greene Space (in the neighborhood.) It's friendly, warm, cozy; and the food is reliably good. Only disappointment on my most recent visit was the cheese board -- inadequately described by the server, and not sufficiently varied -- just 3 cheeses (including a mess of stilton which had fallen apart, and a tiny wedge of brie...) I know this place can do better than that. Cheeses notwithstanding, I will come back to this enclave of warmth, civilization and (mostly) good food.

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vipdivinefind
New York Area
145 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2015
Overall2food2service3ambience2

kind of ok. I won't elaborate.. but it isn't what it used to be..
and they could definitely cook their food longer.

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vipSteveT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best meals this year. Great food. Awesome atmosphere. Terrific service. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2015
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chez Jacqueline has re-opened and its adoring patrons breath a sigh of relief!

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Permanently Closed - Chez Jacqueline offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 505-0727.

Permanently Closed - Chez Jacqueline is rated 3.8 stars by 480 OpenTable diners.