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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (26)
Good for a Date (17)
Great for Lunch (15)
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Authentic (14)
Great for Brunch (13)
Casual (12)
Quiet Conversation (12)
Special Occasion (10)
Cozy (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Romantic (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Business Meals (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Good for Groups (4)
Live Music (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Healthy (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Fun (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Seasonal (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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 14, 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 13, 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 12, 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 12, 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 5, 2018

Good food and company. Very cozy

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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 23, 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 19, 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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·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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·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 15, 2017

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 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 11, 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 10, 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 30, 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 26, 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 12, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great food great ambiance . We have been coming here since this restaurant opened. our favorite spot in the neighborhood.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Always delightful, authentic French brasserie food. On Th-Sat there is live Cabaret music in the bar area which carries through the small restaurant but nice to experience in the main room (vs over speakers). We love it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

My friend and I had a wonderful lunch. The onion soup and escargots were great. The onion soup is memorable, with it's generous amt. of yummy cheese. Jacques has a lovely Parisian setting.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Nice atmosphere with good diverse French bistro food menu with a nice wine list and very good service

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

I have been to Jacques before but thought the food on this visit was better than before.
We had delicious food and lovely service.

I just wish they did not turn down the lights so much.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Food was delicious, waiter very pleasant. Was quiet which surprised me because I'd only my been when it was packed.

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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Went for a birthday celebration. Main dining room was very comfortable and reminded one of what a French restaurant should look like.
Waiter was very good. We each ordered different dishes and all agreed it was excellent.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Food is very good- service could be better. Outdoors is great- the band inside near the bar even better! Met nice folks at the bar every time I've been there.

Tags: People Watching, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

The food and service at Jacques are generally dependably good.
On this particular night they forgot two ingredients on the beet and goat cheese salad (no goat cheese! which they brought on our request).
In addition the entrees took a VERY long time to come which seemed odd early on a Friday of Labor Day weekend on the upper east side (many people are away so things are quiet).
We still had a nice dinner and they gave us an additional glass of wine due to the wait.
These small glitches certainly won't stop me from going back.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 29, 2017

A very enjoyable dinner. Food was very tasty and was prepared in accordance with our specifications. The waiters were friendly and polite, if occasionally not around when we needed something...It was the perfect place to have a cozy dinner for two on a rainy night. Very, very pleased.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

We went for lunch and were disappointed at the quality of the food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We arrived early for our reservation so we sat at the bar to have a drink. Our bartender (I'm not going to spell her name right but I think it was Yulie - she's from Poland) was awesome as was the manager (who jokingly told us his name was Omar Sharif). We decided to sit at the bar to have our dinner. My daughter and I split the steak and my mother had red snapper. All were delicious! We had a wonderful night. The drinks, food and service were all excellent. My daughter has moved to the upper east side so we'll be back next time I come to visit!

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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