Jacques Brasserie

4.7
1024 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!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
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
What 1024 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.5
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4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJROT
Miami
36 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A really nice dinner with my GF. I will say however that Les Hauts de La Gaffeliere is NOT Chateau La Gaffeliere and when I pointed that out to the waiter when he brought us the bottle he seemed to think I was from Mars. Great food, good value, I'll be back

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NYcitydiner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steak frites is great. Always a terrific experience....

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vipJessicaR
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside for an early dinner at Jacques Brassiere yesterday. Big thanks to the kitchen for accommodating my onion allergy and making me a fresh strawberry compote for my foie terrine appetizer. Wish there had been more toasted bread include as I quickly inhaled the four pieces that it came with. My main was a fantastic roasted chicken dish with gravy that’s making my mouth water even now. Dessert was a nice creme brûlée.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Everyone had a great tine. The service was exceptional. The food was excellent as always

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Moorea11
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We go to this French restaurant for the hamburgers and French fries. T%he unique combination of apples and blue cheese on the burgers is delicious. It did not disappoint.

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vipbmaguide
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pleasant place for lunch.

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PamelaS
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful experience again. However, they brought me the wrong order 2x!

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vipDave
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service, food and atmosphere. Love this place. Just wish we lived closer by!

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Bozo
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Typical French bistro. Great menu. Something for everyone. Food delicious. I had a chicken Ceasar & my friend had an omelette. Bothe excellent. BTW the omelette comes with yummy French fries. Service friendly & professional. Glad to have this restaurant in my neighborhood.

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vipAprilMay
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Consistently good in all respects

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Julialou
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Jacques! Excellent food and friendly service. And the bread is to die for!

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vipchristocino
Houston
229 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly, albeit distracted, servers. Good steak frites.

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RachelE
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A classic Brasserie with lovely food. Both romantic and casual. The acoustics inside are a little strange, we could clearly hear conversations across the room. We have loved this place for years and will continue to go back.

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vipnina
New York Area
263 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very comfortable inside. Plexi panels between tables, but it wasn't busy. More people outdoors. Food is consistently good. Good local where there is a dearth of French bistro style offerings.

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vipLisa
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

I love Jaques the location their outdoor space it all works. I took my daughter there today for a pre-wedding lunch
Celebration, with two other family members. My daughter in law ordered the frisée aux lardons salad, with which added chicken to it. When the bill arrived i saw the salad was $41.00. I’m sorry but that’s outrageous for a salad.
$26.00 for salad then $15 charge for the chicken. It’s more than their hot entrees!
I’m not sure if they have raised their prices during and after pandemic. But they certainly need to reconsider charging $15 for a piece of chicken breast.

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CharlesW
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Authentic French food in a French Cafe environment. The menu is full of French favorites which makes it hard to choose, and means we have to go back to try other dishes. The escargot is delicious! Service is pleasant and efficient. A little pricey for lunch, but the quality of the food justifies the tab.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed environment, friendly and efficient staff, and delicious food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While I’m not a fan of how the outside dining looks curbside (very cramped construction looking) the ambiance inside is beautiful. Our server Joshua was attentive and helpful with food suggestions. The meal itself was delicious; I had the soft shell blue crab over white asparagus while my husband had the pappardelle with mushrooms. Flavorful, not too salty or oily. We’ve already recommended visits to two of our friends :).

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vipElBe
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Average brasserie. Service today was very slow. Spacious outdoor seating. Indoor ambience is charming when available.

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vipUptownJill
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite. Perfect spot for any occasion. The extra effort makes the parking lane across from The Gap seem almost like Paris and the interior experience never disappoints. Excellent wine choices and fabulous service and servers. Love Jacques!

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vipPala150
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect - though I did tell them it was a birthday celebration and would have liked a candle on the dessert

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vipIkeC
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Consistent provider of good food (mussels are the best lunch option) and polite service. Best French in the area combining good value and pleasant experience.

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vipLSMD
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jacques has never disappointed me. Service was outstanding and food delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

It was delicious!

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vipannie
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As always it was fabulous. I eat there quite a lot with my husband and we like to bring guests there.

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vipYellowcat
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Solid traditional French bistro fare. Friendly and unobtrusive service. Will definitely look to return if in the area.

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daniellas
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Long wait for main course and the food was barely room temperature.

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vipwendyl
New York Area
177 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good for local lunch or brunch, or dinner. Authentic bistro cuisine. Outdoor seating available too

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vipramskin
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!! Delicious food, excellent service, great wine list. Thank you guys for always delivering!

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Laury
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Many restaurants have faltered when nice weather and the lifting of restrictions took place. They were not ready for the avalanche of customers clamoring to be given a chance at enjoying life again. Jacques Brasserie is one of my steadfast places that is always dependably good. The steak was not warmed properly, was not medium. This is the first time it happened, in many years and given the circumstances, I will disregard it. I will not be as merciful if it happens again.

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susannes
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have loved this restaurant for a long time. So glad it is open. Had great Caesar salad with chicken. Bread always delicious. Excellent wine selection.

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viptammyw
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was average. Tuna overcooked.

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viprtlovesny
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We sat outdoors and were served drinks and bread quickly. We placed our order and then we sat for an hour. We did ask for a glass of wine on the house, but still never got our food. We told the host that we had not gotten our meal after an hour and we were going to leave. He said something about the kitchen being backed up. We left without having dinner. We have eaten here many times and never experienced such poor service. I would not recommend this restaurant without sharing this. Eventually we will go back, but not for a while. Left a bad taste in our mouths.

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lindap
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot for an early evening gathering for light fair. we had mussels and cheese board and bottle of sancerre. just the right amount of attention from our waitstaff. highly recommend outdoor dining here.

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DavidA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A wonderful soupçon of a France I well remember with friendly service, great atmospherics, a lovely, reasonably priced menu (for NYC dining), and very good brasserie food. I highly recommend Jacques for all of the above.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

29th Wedding Anniversary. You guys did a great job.

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FrankR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a must when in the city. Martini by Kevin GREAT! Roast chicken one of my favorites!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If I cannot be on the Left Bank...I will be at Jacques!

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viptastymate
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate outside. Not a perfect set up, but nice enough with dividers and decent space between tables. The food was great as always. I miss sitting at the bar in the evening!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoy the service. The onion soup was delicious and so was the burger.

FAQs

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

Jacques Brasserie is rated 4.7 stars by 1024 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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