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Jacques Brasserie

4.6
4.6
1134 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 327-2272

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Groups of 8 & up

  • Private party facilities

    Private parties from 8 to 75 people.

  • Private party contact

    Info@jacquesbrasserie.com: (212) 327-2272

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    between 2nd and 3rd Avenues

  • Parking details

    Public Lot, 85th and 2nd Avenue.

  • Public transit

    4,5,6 Trains.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,134 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. NN

    NativeNYC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Dinner was delicious - simply delicious - but the waitress was very oddly hostile. As soon as we sat down we asked for french fries and while she took the order, she advised us that was not how ordering goes. Service went downhill from there but the other servers stepped in cheerfully to take our meal order, bring us more drinks and dessert.
  2. MG

    ManhattanGuy

    New York Area

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Wonderful lunch experience. We will return and hope the great service continues.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Creme brulee and salmon were amazing!
  4. KP

    KristinP

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    This restaurant felt old and worn out. The service was great -- attentive and kind. However, the ratio between the price of the food and my enjoyment of it was very low. The menu seems outdated for contemporary tastes. I was disappointed and embarrassed that I had booked here thinking it would be a nice place for out-of-town visitors after a visit to the MET. Not so.
  5. NY

    NYChicshopper

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great New York upper east side French bistro. Excellent food. I had the roasted chicken which was divine as was the watermelon salad, the tomato and burrata salad and the desserts. It’s not cheap but it is good value. Whether a business lunch or casual dinner—the 5 star food and service makes it very versatile and a top pick.. I’ll be back…
  6. g

    great2eatout

    Chicago

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second time at Jacques Brasserie. The food is outstanding and the service is attentive without being overbearing. We really like it a lot!
  7. JK

    JeromeK

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very pleasant brunch. The food was good, and the service was excellent. Always a reliable choice. Will be happy to come back.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  9. M

    Moorea11

    New York Area

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Local restaurant with French charm which we love. It was early evening so we had the restaurant to ourselves. Our waitress was warm and friendly. We had our usually hamburger with blue cheese and apple, Worth the trip. Reservations are essential after. 6 PM.
  10. PF

    PennFoodie

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The soft shells crabs in a lemon caper sauce were exquisite although the $9 serving of run of the mill, lukewarm pommes frites was sadly disappointing. But the salmon was expertly prepared so an overall enjoyable outdoor dining experience.
  11. BG

    BreuklynGrrrl

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Dusty vibed French Brasserie serving fair to okay food with little to no invention or flair. Good outside seating area expands interior seating, though inside might have charm. The staff was quick and responsive but the food was only okay. Probably reasonable price for the neighborhood but not for the quality. The fresh tuna on my Salad Nicoise was tough and lacking in flavor - huge slabs. Less but fresher fish would have been far better. Husband had Mussel and Fries, a menu mainstay that seemed much better. Would not go again. Chose as a place within walking distance of The Met, wish I'd returned to my Brooklyn hood where the spots are plentiful and the food far tastier.
  12. CW

    CharlesW

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A little bit of Paris on the Upper East Side. Pleasant outdoor seating and good people watching. We come for the escargot, which we think is the best in the city -- bubbly hot and perfectly seasoned. The onion soup is rich and delicious. There is a wide variety of food on the menu. Good for lunch or dinner.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Probably my new favorite spot in the UES. Lovely for a summer date night. Food is amazing (get the burger!), service is wonderful, and the vibe inside and outside is lovely. My go-to place!
  14. NG

    NathanG

    Jacksonville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Classic French brasserie with great food, service and ambience. It checked all the boxes!
  15. MG

    ManhattanGuy

    New York Area

    73 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great waiter....descent food!
  16. JP

    JofinniP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    j'adore le croque-madame. tout est fantastique!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent good, service and ambiance.
  18. JJ

    JaneJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! I've been coming here for about 6 years and am never disappointedl
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Any occasion
  20. D

    Dave

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure to have dinner here.
  21. CG

    CarinG

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    What a nice find on the Upper East Side - a charming brasserie with tasty food, friendly service, and very reasonable prices. I will definitely be returning - regularly!
  22. TC

    ThomasC

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Food took forever to come I asked for my tuna medium rare and it can well done And the chicken was over done
  23. M

    Manny

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My first time at this restaurant. The onion soup was the best I ever had. Entrees were excellent and portions very generous. A little pricy, but worth the extra $$$s
  24. JG

    JackG

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A great place for me and my friends to have a nice leisurely lunch.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food excellent but took just over one hour to get our entrees.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Consistently good food - always a neighborhood favorite.
  27. L

    Ladel

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    In this time of Covid they have provided an excellent outdoor space. The service was caring and attentive and the food prepared professionally was delicious.
  28. S

    Sandshoes

    Las Vegas

    65 reviews

    3.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Fun for brunch Wine list expensive Service uninvolved Cute
  29. LM

    LisaM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    It was a beautiful evening and were seated inside but close to the open front of the restaurant, lovely area to dine. Service was excellent! Dinner was perfectly executed and loved the pomme frites that were served with our dinner. The arugula salad was a winner and don’t skip the gelato for dessert. This was our second time here and will return.
  30. C

    Chewey

    New York Area

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brasserie Jacques has been one of our favorite restaurants for years. Good bistro food is always worth a trip, and this bistro does not disappoint. The new maître'd, Fabrice, is a welcome addition to Jacques, as he is welcoming to all. The menu is excellent and spending time at the bar listening to classic French songs is a treat.
  31. EO

    EllenO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a great neighborhood French restaurant - terrific mussels and allover great food - always a fantastic experience with impeccable service and quiet!
  32. AA

    AliceA

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service!
  33. N

    Nancy

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Extremely pleasant. Excellent food and helpful service. A special evening
  34. G

    Gerry

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Welcomed warmly and given choice of table; wait staff attentive throughout the meal; all courses were well prepared, and delivered for all diners at the same time. There were four different items chosen, and all were delicious. Immaculate tablecloth and silverware and glasses.
  35. JM

    JohnM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite NYC spot! Kevin and crew take the best care of you. Love it here!
  36. CH

    CathyH

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious omelet, very good service, felt like we were having brunch in Paris
  37. EC

    EzequielC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    Too loud Music was like a Mediterranean night club! Could not talk at all They should have softer music and not so loud
  38. AM

    AliMentary2014

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a fabulous authentic French restaurant, perfect for lunch and dinner. Quieter outside than inside, however. Service is attentive, cheerful. helpful.
  39. m

    michaelg

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    so much charm & style with delicious food, drinks and ambiance!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Jacques Brasserie offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 327-2272.

Jacques Brasserie is rated 4.6 stars by 1134 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Google Map for Jacques Brasserie

204-206 E 85th Street New York, NY 10028

Additional information

  • Cross street

    between 2nd and 3rd Avenues

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Daily 11:30 am–4:00 pm Lunch Daily 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Bar Mon–Thu, Sat, Sun 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Public Lot, 85th and 2nd Avenue.

  • Public transit

    4,5,6 Trains.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 327-2272

  • Catering

    Groups of 8 & up

  • Private party facilities

    Private parties from 8 to 75 people.

  • Private party contact

    Info@jacquesbrasserie.com: (212) 327-2272

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