Jean Claude 2

4.5
798 Reviews
$30 and under
French
"We have proudly served fine French cuisine to our SOHO neighborhood for over 20 years! We are excited about our new location in the Upper East Side". Bon Appétit.

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What 798 people are saying
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CarolS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently good. Friendly service and pleasant atmosphere.

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vipjamesr
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Family getting together first time since pandemic started!

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vipRobbie
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Iceberg, walnut, roquefort salad for starter was quite tasty. Excellent skate fish for main
course. Partner had salmon which was also enjoyed. Good service and very reasonable for eastside. Highly recommend.

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RonaldB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the scallops, skate & foie gras were all excellent & the portions were good

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vipNYOrangecat
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best French bistro in UES hands down. Everthing was so delicious.

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vipBetsyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were recognized and welcomed back after pandemic absence. The restaurant has been expanded inside and outside seating is abundant. Staff is attentive, food is fantastic and we were so happy to be back in our neighborhood favorite!

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DebR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great! We both ordered the skate and it was delicious, as was the crème brûlée for dessert. Highly recommend!

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vipGarywasthere
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not the first time we’ve been to the restaurant the food is terrific and they now have a full bar. Even better. The waiter never wrote down anything & remembered everything and got it all right good service. We will be back. Thanks for a good evening Jean Claude 2.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food , really nice ambiance, relaxed but attentive service. Very comfortable covid-wise.

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viparlenebdm
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food, atmosphere and the attentiveness of the staff. The mussels were plump and flavorful, the fries thin, crisp and had the taste of fresh oil. And it is always a treat to request mayonnaise for the fries and not get an odd look.

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AndyPatNYC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Consistently very good French Bistro. Nice sidewalk set-up.

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sfeater
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

The food wasn't bad but the service is appalling. My waiter brought me scallops instead of the foie gras poêlé I had ordered as an appetizer. I think the problem here is that the waiters aren't French so if you are French and order with a French accent they don't understand. Probably best to point. My hanger steak with shallots was quite good and so was the gratin dauphinois. When I got my cheque, the waiter had forgotten to include my glass of wine. Not a way to run a restaurant....

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vipMozley
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding venue, particularly on the sidewalk. Staff are consistently friendly, highly accomodating, very professional.

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JoanS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a gorgeous spring day. Food and ambience felt authentically French. Great service. Delicious meals. Will definitely return.

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vipTK719
New York Area
280 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch at Jean Claude 2. My beet salad, tuna and bread pudding were all delicious. Very good service and most reasonable prices. Excellent dining option on the UES.

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vipSandyR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First experience if Indoor dining, with two other couples, since March 2020. Felt perfectly safe, great social distancing. The food was delicious, and service was attentive. Will come back frequently.

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Renny
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely lunch outdoors. Highly recommended. Lovely menu!

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Tangoer
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was with a friend and we both ordered the skate, which was as usual delicious.

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vipDeWayne
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a GREAT restaurant. It was a cold find off of Open Table. I was impressed by the large selection of entrees available and the pricing. The restaurant is quaint - there is outdoor covered eating and and open patio doors that lead inside the restaurant. Along one wall are seats for two, while in the middle of the restaurant are tables to accommodate 4 person dining. The food was outstanding! I had the Salad Verte which was accompanied by goat cheese topped croutons - delicious. My entrée was Steak au Poivre. It was very tender and the pepper sauce was perfect! The pommes frites go without saying! Who doesn't love crispy "French" french fries? My dining companions had Poulet Roti (roasted organic chicken) over chicken-basic puree as well as Porc a la Dijonnaise which was sliced pork loin with a mustard seed vinaigrette accompanied by with fingerling potatoes and brussel sprouts. They both had a French beer and said it was delicious.

The portions are more than adequate - which unfortunately did not leave any room for desert. The staff are attentive - your water glass or beverage glass did not remain empty for very long.

We were all impressed with the food and recommend this restaurant without reservation! Delicious!

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vipDeniseS
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely local French restaurant. Food is always wonderful as is the service and ambience.
Great sidewalk dining also. Comfortable..casual..French..💙

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was the first birthday we could celebrate in public. Thanks for making it great.

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JamesW22
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Clean and open inside. Service is friendly. Food is great. Will def be back.

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vipResurgence
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Traditional French cuisine. Ample portions. Nothing memorable though

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service wonderful as always. Food is delicious. Highly recommend!

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vipCarolB
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. A wonderful, friendly neighborhood restaurant

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vipritak
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant Waiters polite food wonderful

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d301
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a really lovely time, the food was great. The service was great. We eat inside but the doors were wide open so it didn’t feel uncomfortable at all. Highly recommend!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Steak was tough. Creme brulee was partially cold. Waiter (not I) decided (for me) when I was finished with a beverage (I wasn’t).

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KaLo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We ordered the skate and mussels which were both delicious. Started with the beet salad which was also great. Service was friendly. The only issue was that they had no Rose wine-something about the delivery not arriving. We enjoyed the Sancerre but was disappointed about the Rose. I would go back again.

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leonardE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and accommodating staff - my husband is in a wheelchair. A great experience.

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vipavideater
Tampa
203 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The food was disappointing. Beet salad not as good as previous years, green salad nice mix of lettuces, but dressing was sharply garlicky. Skate preparation was acceptable, but not anything special. My salmon was cooked to my requests, but I found the spinach and oyster mushrooms seriously overcooked. Creme brûlée and bread pudding were the high points, and our waiter was very pleasant.

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JeffreyT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Very good authentic French bistro food, courteous and friendly service, outdoor seating pleasant.

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JoyceM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We dined outside on the patio. There was quite good table spacing but no dividers The food was very good. One had the Mussels and they were the biggest, most tender mussels ever. The pork dish was also excellent and as for escargot “Oo la la”

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vipPickyPicky
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food!

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vipSheilaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I have dined herebefore. I had the duck last night, and there was hardly any duck on the plate. Also, my gin and tonic was so "light" I asked the waiter to put a little more gin in it. The noiselevel is awful.

I have enjoyed it before, but last night was not good.

Sheila Levin

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and even better service.

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vipUESPNWS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent as always. The frites order could be more plentiful. And martini price is a bit high for a second Avenue restaurant- they are typically $11-13 bucks in the area. 17 is way too high.

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vipKaye
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for brunch inside or outdoors

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vipLCMK
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great casual restaurant. Pretty, good food and lively ambience.

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vipBigRose128
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

All dishes were excellent. Escargot and salad were good.

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Jean Claude 2 is rated 4.5 stars by 798 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.