Jacques Brasserie

4.6
903 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Jacques Brasserie is a relaxing sanctuary deep in the heart of the Upper East Side. Low key and inviting, this two-room restaurant and bar serves classic French dishes amongst dark wooden walls adorned with vintage poster advertisements and bohemian scenes a la Toulouse-Lautrec.

Open seven days a week, Jacques Brasserie serves lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.

Our chef creates everything in house, producing classic dishes such as French Onion Soup, Escargot, Steak Frites, Poulet Roti, Salade Nicoise and our most popular dish, Moules Frites.

Committed to serving the finest local and seasonal products, prepared in a stylish yet simple manner, a meal at Jacques Brasserie will captivate your senses.

Bon Appetit!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Jacques is one of our favorite neighborhood haunts, for brunch or dinner or cocktails, it is reliable and always a pleasant experience.

A
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious, always great service, always plentiful.
The salads nicioise yesterday was scrumptious. And, the white and dark valrhona chocolate terrine was amazing. It's always a pleasure for me to be there.

EM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic every time!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good, although expensive

D
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Dining at Jacques is always a pleasure particularly outdoors in the spring, summer and early fall. However, the menu is tired. I have almost lost my taste for everything offered because it is so predictable. The quality is excellent but the options need to be expanded and must be more interesting.

SF
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal with amazing service. My second time visiting and I plan to return again.
Thank you!

NR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely spot for any occasion.

LC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is great! The staff is extremely friendly and welcoming every time we go. No matter what dish is chosen for the main course, they have never disappoint!

MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Jacques Brasserie was wonderful. We went there after a movie, and were seated immediately. Food was terrific and service impeccable. We were not rushed - we probably sat there for two hours. And as always, on Saturday night there was a fantastic singer/guitar player.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Experience with food and Service. Jacques is our favorite restaurant now.

AD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again, Jacque's was a wonderful dinner evening and I was so pleased my friend loved her first time at Jacque's! A great neighborhood restaurant!

s
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience. Great for special occasion or just lovely neighborhood night out.

NN
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always dependable both food and service. Noise level is tolerable.

SQ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant on the Upper East Side. We go there every time we’re in town from Pennsylvania. Food is always superb.

PH
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Obnoxious party spoiled the meal. Staff did their best.

C
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great mussels

n
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was extremely good. For example, they anticipated the wine pours perfectly. The menu was good. Mussels were really excellent, papardalla was ok. Nice wine list. Easy walk from museums like the Metropolitan or Guggenheim. The mushrooms in puff pastry appetizer was brilliant. It’s a go to place if you are on the UES.

RM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 3

I have always enjoyed my visits to Jacques Brasserie except for this last time. The noise level was at it’s highest to the point I considered leaving. Regarding the food; I believe the regular chef was on Vacation.

AB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful sitting outside

LS
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always a lovely evening when you’re dining at Jacques.

OT
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Would highly recommend Jacques
The food was very tasty
Specifically the roast chicken preparation was excellent with a delicious complex sauce.
Hanger steak medium rare as requested and tender
Service very attentive
Authentic bistro venue
Great bar with excellent choices for wine/beer
Will return

JD
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding; food was delicious. Ambience was perfect.

KA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the atmosphere. Like being in Paris. Best mussels ever!! Will be back soon.

b
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I love Jacques but the service was not great the other night. Our waiter never came over to offer
coffee or dessert and we even had trouble getting his attention to get our check. Otherwise terrific!

TD
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday night and great mussels are always a great match.

AS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Classic Bistro Fare and Service. Very good. Very fair prices.

G
Detroit
37 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Nice food, French bistro feel with outside seating available. Service was slow and inattentive from both busboy and server—mismatched for cost/service. Many other better choices on UES. Chocolate soufflé was cold at bottom and very much like Costco’s Valrhona chocolate soufflé! Hmmm.

WD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This has long been a neighborhood favorite of mine—and I haven’t lived in that neighborhood for 14 years! Jacques never disappoints.

j
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

A friend and I have been here for lunch a number of times. It's always a pleasant experience. It's quiet so talking is possible. The french fries are especially good.

b
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Went with friends and we all loved our meal ... They had Mussels and loved them ... I had the special - lamb shank. It was absolutely delicious!

c
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch with a friend and we both enjoyed our dishes! We had the shrimp with guacamole and onion soup which were delicious. We then opted for desserts, creme brule and cafe Liegeois.
As always everything was delicious and I will certainly go back again as I have been there numerous times for dinner and always enjoyed the ambience of Jacques! A great place to relax and enjoy a good meal!

RM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I was impressed by the idea of having blankets for the confort of their clients. Good savory dishes with appropriate portions. Soup hot and delicious. Will do it again.

C
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to this restaurant regularly for several years, I live in the neighborhood. It ihas a consistently good food and consistently attentive service. Nice ambiance inside the restaurant, great seating on the outside during the summer. The restaurant is on a side street, the noise level from the traffic and pedestrians is not disruptive.
This restaurant is a neighborhood restaurant, frequented by many regulars. Best cous cous in town! Only on Wednesdays.

HK
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go-to place for great meal at fair prices with excellent service.

KH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

The food was average when factored in with the cost, time and indifference of the staff. We have eaten there a few times because it is in the neighborhood and I like French food. Each time we go hoping for a better experience, and every time we end up getting a bad table and and mediocre fare. I think this was our last visit.

G
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed celebrating Mothers Day

DD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent restaurant - we love it. We try to have dinner there with each visit to NYC we make -

C
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a lovely night. Good food and service. Plan on going back

f
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of our favorite french restaurants. The food is always delicious!

LS
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Have been here several times over the years. It is better for lunch. The soft shell crabs were mushy & I had to send them back. The waiter was very nice & tried his best.

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