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About Jacques Brasserie

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!

204-206 E 85th Street
New York, NY 10028
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Dinner: 4:00pm-11:00pm
(Fri & Sat, dinner til midnight)

Bar Menu: Daily 4-5pm

Brunch: 11:30am-3:30pm
(Sunday brunch until 4:00)

Cross Street:
between 2nd and 3rd Avenues

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options

Phone Number:
(212) 327-2272

Website:
http://www.jacquesbrasserie.com/

Catering:
Groups of 30 and up.

Parking Details:
Public Lot, 85th and 2nd Avenue.

Public Transit:
4,5,6 Trains.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Jacques Brasserie Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (28)
Good for a Date (17)
Great for Lunch (16)
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Great for Brunch (16)
Casual (14)
Authentic (12)
Cozy (12)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Romantic (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Business Meals (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Live Music (4)
Fun (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

People seemed happy. We were seated right away, the server was attentive and very good, and the the menu offered plenty of choices at a variety of prices. We had the trout and the branzino, and both were well handled and presented. We left before dessert because it was snowing and we had a long drive home, but we'll snag the chocolate souffle next time.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

I have been to this restaurant many times through the years and I was never disappointed. Great food, good service and ambiance. I love the moules marinieres with a glass of cincerre and a creme brûlée for desert. There is live music Thursday - Saturday at night. Great outdoor seating during summer time.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Tres francais. A quite satisfactory cassoulet. Attentive, not obsequious, service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Bistro dining on the UES - easy and delicious menu choices.
Good wines and relaxed atmosphere.
Favorite for mussels and frites, but even the omelettes are yummy!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Comfort Food, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Had a great meal. The waiter got an appetizer order wrong but it worked out ok.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Always a reliable, extremely charming place.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was authentically French bistro. The frisbee salad, the duck and the salmon were excellent. Very friendly staff. A bit crowded...but it's a bistro!

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

I have gone many times to Jacques brasserie, for brunch and dinner. I love their food.
Last Sunday it was a disaster. There were not many people when we arrived. The waiter took our order, and we waited, and waited, and waited... It took almost one and 1/2 hour to get our food. The waiter apologized, I am sure it was not his fault. There were probably short in the kitchen. I was embarrassed as I was the one suggesting the restaurant. I will think twice before going back !

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Always great. Special evening events. Fabulous brunch.

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Always a delight

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 (Louisville)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We were greeted enthusiastically at the door. Small place so don't go if that bothers you. The salad was excellent and both of our seafood meals were outstanding. The only complaint was an inattentive waitress. She didn't seem to want to wait on us and did not check with us during our meal and did not offer desserts to us.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed dinner there with my friend - particularly because of the corner table we had. It was a bit noisy but the food was very good, the menu selections great, and overall most enjoyable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

This is our go-to French bistro. We have had terrific meals for lunch, dinner and brunch. The servers are always extra caring, especially to my 12 year old son who loves the steak frites and crispy fries!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Excellent! Best steak I have had in years! Service was exceptional! Will definitely be back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Although food was up to it's usual high standards Saturday night, it was very crowded and service was both slow and erratic.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Always wonderful!
Reliably good and the jazz nights are great fun!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The onions in the French onion soup were undercooked which was a disappointment as the broth was wonderful. The fries were great. Service was attention without being over bearing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

The food and ambiance were fine. We especially liked the apple/arugala salad and the bouilliabase (sp?). But the service was very lax. We had to keep hailing the waiter and busboy for everything from taking our order to bringing bread to bringing the check. It became annoying.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Ordered plat du jour fish soup. Sent it back3 times Too Cold! Lots of apologies but no improvement. Would never go back! Too many excellent French restaurants in NYC. So don’t try this one

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Good food and company. Very cozy

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years dinner was wonderful. Music, delicious food and excellent service made the evening one to remember.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Four friends gathered for Christmas lunch at Jacques Brasserie and we all left satisfied, well-fed and considering a return. We ordered from the special holiday menu and the standard menu and all the food was well prepared and nicely presented.

The staff, from the hostess to our server enhanced the holiday spirit and were efficient and friendly.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Live Music, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Its always a delight to have dinner here. Attentive service, well crafted menu, comfy and charming.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Live Music
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We go to Jacques quite often when getting together with friends. The ambiance seems straight out of a Paris bistro. Food is good and the noise level is very reasonable so one can have a nice conversation without shouting.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent food and presentation, wonderful service, relaxed ambiance -- couldn't ask for anything more! Love it and will be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food was terrific and the atmosphere was charming! I will be back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

I am very fortunate to have this neighborhood restaurant . Always wonderful

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great neighborhood spot. I really enjoyed my french soup and Steak frites.we will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Enjoyed a lovely anniversary dinner here. The service and the food was outstanding. Highly recommended.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Classic French brasserie fare at reasonable prices, favored by knowledgeable neighborhood residents. Quiet for weekday lunch; a little noisier at Sunday brunch, but worth it for the food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I have eaten here before. I love the atmosphere and the dishes are very tasty. However, the server was too enthusiastic to take plates away, forgot to return quickly when we asked for more time, the kitchen did not have the teas listed on the menu.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The real deal. No pretense. No loud music. Brasserrie decor. Good food. Fair prices.
A classic treasure as opposed to an ephemeral hot spot.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Delicious food and a truly romantic setting. Authentic French ambiance and menu

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Jacques is a proto typical brasserie. It's noisy, congested and lots of fun. The food is very good and typical of an authentic brasserie. Best moules/frites in town. Enjoy.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Very disappointing culinary experience this evening. Green salads were fine. However, the kitchen was very slow in sending the main courses and we had to wait over 30 minutes for one chicken and two orders of moules. One dish came out with cold over cooked moules. We sent it back. The maitre D didn't even come to apologize. We skipped desserts. Overall, poor management, not worth coming back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Solid French traditional cuisine served in an imported from France environment, including the music!

Reminded me of “Midnight in Paris!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Service was very slow and spotty,not the norm there

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Best meal in the city we have had in a while! I️ plan to take my parents here one night.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Ordered the hangar steak, which was the best I have ever had. Perfectly rare/medium rare served with a mustard-based sauce on the side. French fries accompanied the meal and were delicious dipped in the sauce.

Fantastic. Only improvement would have been to serve it on a warmed plate. It cooled down pretty quickly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Used to love this place, maybe they changed chefs, but it has declined substantially

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