Jacques Brasserie

4.5
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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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m
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

food always good ., waitress attentive., love the atmosphere.
wish you would bring back the onion tart you u used to make.
maggie.

MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jacques Brasserie is our go-to location for dinner after movies on Saturday night. The food is beautifully prepared and always delicious. The service is top notch without being overbearing. A special bonus on Saturday nights is the live music.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfection.

CG
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We've just rediscovered Jacques Brasserie, a delightful French bistro with traditional favorites like moules and frites, boeuf bourguignon, onion soup, etc. Warm, energetic atmosphere. A neighborhood treasure.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Go early and you will have a very pleasant experience. I would guess they get crowded at dinner and it will have the ambience of a busy French bistro

c
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was good and very relaxing atmosphere

AN
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Love Jacques Brasserie. It never disappoints. The food is always good and the ambiance reminds me of Paris!

UW
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always love coming to this neighborhood favorite! Nice wine/beer selection and always a warm reception.

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Anniversary

ET
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere, food, and people. We absolutely love this place and will certainly be coming back. Everything is delicious right down to the fries.

d
London
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great feel, genuine french bistro and "french or french colony" staff give a great experience.
Menu good and the traditional. not overly fancy.
price was good, better value than you typical New York "french bistro"

BA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great meal. Jacques never disappoints. Like being in Paris.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for an early dinner.
Servings were plentiful and the food was excellent .
Staff was friendly and very attentive.

W
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good in all respects except extremely noisy. Hard to converse with person sitting at the same table.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great for what it is: old school bistro.

TE
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Testily prepared fish and salads. Outstanding moules y frites!!

RB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food poor
Ambiance dark

DG
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent, traditional French specialties in a charming atmosphere. I am still swooning over the crepes suzettes.

s
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Mussels were overcooked and dry. Skirt steak had to be sent back when medium rare request came to the table medium well

LS
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

lovely ambience, good food, quiet room--perfect place to meet and eat with your good friends.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have found a new gem for our NYC visits!

j
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Always a pleasant place for lunch with a friend--the food is good and the atmosphere is calm.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Mediocre food truly terrible service.

e
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The setting is lovely. We were 5 for dinner and could hear each other. The food is good. (It is not terrific.) Service was very nice. This is also one of the few places in the neighborhood taking brunch reservations on the weekend.

MT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love this place for lunch. Perfect menu. Quiet enough for conversation, and great service.

J
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I didn’t know what we felt like eating, so decided to try a couple of things. Our server was fine with that, and we ended up sharing mussels, then scallops and finally a thin apple tart. All fabulous, all beautifully presented. What started as a “blah” evening ended up great. All restaurants should aim for this!

PS
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A great, rock solid brassiere.
There are now too few bistros like this in NYC.
I can’t wait to go back for another bowl of those wonderful mussels

F
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Very nice. Caesar dressing could use a bit of help and not quite so much would be great.

DI
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Café was a lovely and charming neighborhood restaurant with good food and excellent service. Nice attention to detail such as the warmed milk for coffee and the room temperature butter for your bread.

s
New York Area
152 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

well, the burger was correctly cooked for once but the fries were very greasy as was the burger - teh accompanying lettuce leaves were limp - but the bun was not crisp or toasted - the apple slices were also drenched in grease as opposed to imparting a fresh taste - had not gone back in a long while but decided to give them another chance but wouldn't go back in a hurry if ever - shame because the ambiance and the location are great and the service is almost always so pleasant and attentive
there are a lot better burgers in NYC for less money
also suffering sticker shock after three weeks in Europe in Italy (Verona), Austria (Fuschl and Vienna) and Spain (San Sebastian and Madrid) where you can eat and drink so much better for so much less money even in "expensive" restaurants

G
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A wonderful neighborhood restaurant, serving classic French bistro dishes, sometimes with a Middle East influence. Service was outstanding and noise level was, for a NYC restaurant . quite good.

L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They should offer a lunch menu or price fix. This restaurant is a bit too pricy for what it offers, for a lunch.

N
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great brasserie with wonderful mussels and good service.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great French restaurant! Thank you for wonderful evening.

EM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic every time!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good, although expensive

D
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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