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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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

PLease join us for Thanksgiving at Jacques! We will be serving à la carte Brunch and Dinner with fabulous Thanksgiving specials.

Jacques Brasserie Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (24)
Casual (16)
Authentic (13)
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Good for a Date (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Bar Seating (7)
Cozy (7)
Business Meals (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Romantic (6)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Live Music (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
People Watching (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

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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food5
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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.

1 person found this review helpful.
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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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food5
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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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 25, 2017

We had a lovely evening sitting outside and enjoying the wine and food. Exceptionally friendly staff and nice Bistro atmosphere. Will definitely return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Went for brunch, nice varied menu, Good food, great French Fries, very pleasant brasserie decor.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

It's always wonderful when we come to jacques. Thank you!

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

So lovely to have a bit of Paris right here in New York. The service is excellent, the mussels, sublime, and the warm salmon salad was just fabulous. Try the trout, too!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

My wife and I celebrated our one year anniversary at Jaques and we're very happy that we did. The dining room was beautiful and the service was excellent. We ordered the hanger steak and the scallops. The steak was delicious and the frittes were perfectly cut and yummy. The scallops were excellent too. The service was attentive, but not overbearing. We will definitely dine there again.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 23, 2017

This lovely restaurant was selected as a place for a group of friends to get together after a long time apart. It's perfect for such occasions. The only wrinkle in our experience was the long length of time between placing orders and receiving them. I would recommend this restaurant highly.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

What a Wonderful old NYC French restaurant. My wife had the in-season Soft Shell Crab she said was fabulous. I had the Steak Tartare which I loved. Tradional old restaurants in brownstones in NY are getting harder to find. Omar's attention to a request we had, and Julia's great service were a big plus. Thank you both. Don't miss Jacques.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 20, 2017

It was our first time dining at Jacques. The food was very good. This is a real French brasserie. We loved the live jazz. The server told us they have live music every Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. We will definitely be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great food, especially the muscles. The bread is also amazing! They will also offer you a salad if you don't want the fries which is a great option.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Very pleasant, real French menu and food which are hard to find! Look forward to going back often.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Ideal for a casual Sunday brunch. Excellent omelets and French toast, in a setting that allowed for comfortable conversation.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Second time coming here, fantastic food, fantastic service. Definitely my go to for a great vibe and awesome french cuisine now.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Not our first time at Jacques Brasserie, but it has been several years.
The service was wonderful and the food as special as always.
We were there early on a Sat. Night - 5:45 ....perfect time.
We came for the mussels and the onion soup which did not disappoint.
We will return some day soon.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Good food, good service, complete menu. A wonderful afternoon lunch for Father's Day!

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

Quaint French brasserie

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Good brunch. My friend and I like to eat leisurely and talk. It was perfect for that. It was a 90 degree day so I couldn't tell you if it is pleasant to eat outside.
The brunch menu is varied .They have good wines

Tags: Casual, Afternoon Tea, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

I passed this place a few times and always meant to give it a try. Finally went Memorial day weekend for brunch with a friend. When we arrived it was not crowded. Very nice tables outside. The restaurant started filling up after we arrived. Very nice French menu and great spicy Bloody Mary's. They were very accommodating and the service was very good....filling water glasses constantly. I would definitely go back and try dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 18, 2017

So French the waiters are Algerian! Good food, true Brasserie atmosphere, great service

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

For Mother's Day we had 6 adults and a baby who stayed in a baby carriage. They gave us a great table that had room around it for the carriage. Despite the holiday the service was excellent and everybody was very cheerful and accommodating. We were not rushed despite the packed house. There were quite a few babies so it was really a nice scene for Mother's Day. It's certainly a welcoming place for families. The food and drink were very good as well.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great atmosphere, especially in the bar room. Charming restaurant manager. Outstanding service. The best mussels I have ever had. So far everything we have tried has been delicious. The shrimp and guacamole was excellent.
Great wines.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Unplanned and found this little gem of a place. Came in from the pouring rain and felt totally taken care of . Wonderful food served in a caring manner. My husband and had the most romantic evening ever. We will come back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 5, 2017

The food was excellent and very "Parisian." The service was superb. It's a neighborhood treasure. I had the duck and would go back just for that!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Too noisey amd crowded.

Expected charming, quiet French restaurant.

Tables too close.

Tags: Live Music, Great for Outdoor Dining
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