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Jean Claude 2

4.6
4.6
990 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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Booked 12 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch/Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 249-3400

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

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Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 990 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. f

    foodie

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of our favorite places. The staff is excellent. Our friends said that the duck was the best they had ever had. We love the steak frites. We are outside- charming and quiet.

  2. VO

    VOLE

    Houston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food. Waiters very nice. All good!! Steak au poivre particularly good.

  3. B

    Bianca

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambiance, food and service. Kamal the owner was very gracious, Jamal our waiter was very attentive and courteous, and Albin’s help was great. Best muscles we had in a long time and the escargot was exquisite. All with very good value. We will be back. Left bank on the Upper East Side.

  4. M

    Mjsg

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Very pleasant. Service great. Food delicious!

  5. JF

    JohnF

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    It's the old world savoir faire on the Upper East Side, with panache and genuine personability; a delicious meal in very congenial surroundings!

  6. LC

    LCMK

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Always a delight to be at Jean Claude....great food, service and ambience.

  7. GH

    GabrielleH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The wait staff were EXTREMELY polite and knew the menu well. The service was timely and the food was delicious!

  8. A

    Adikam

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    Small menu selection, good food but not outstanding. Plain, nothing elaborate. A little expensive for what it is. We each had a glass of table wine, shared an appetizer and a desert, had 2 main courses and coffee. Bill was $166.

  9. N

    Nycculturista

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Classic French brasserie simply and perfectly prepared. My friend’s salmon fillet was large, though I would have loved another scallop or two in my Coquilles St. Jacques.Staff was nice—only a tad slow, as outdoor cafe took much of their attention. Noted several tables of diners speaking French. This place deserves to have grown during the pandemic!

  10. a

    anon

    New York Area

    63 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4

    The prices keep rising & the food keeps getting worse. Brunch was ridiculously expensive & the entrees--omelet and croque monsieur-- were awful. Dinner is so disappointing--every dish is swimming in sauce & every sauce is exactly the same, despite what the waiters say.

  11. s

    sandrak

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food, great service, casual ambience, and affordably priced

  12. t

    tt2dine

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We continue to go back because the owner is charming and always helpful and friendly.

  13. PP

    PPluvsfood

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    Very mediocre French food. We were a party of 5 and ordered four different meat entrees and a fish dish. After waiting over an hour, we received plates of food smothered in an unappetizing looking brown sauce covering both meat and vegetables. The sauce tasted almost the same on all three dishes even though the descriptions were completely different. Total cop out. When questioned, the server said they use a veal stock to make all the sauces. No wonder they tasted so similar. The sauce on my duck completely masked the delicate taste of the meat. The fish was cooked well but came on a bed of spinach that was cold. The bread they served at the beginning of the meal was warm and crusty but when we asked for some additional bread (because the food took so long) we were given cold, stale baguette that tasted nothing like the first bread. I'd give this place a pass.

  14. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    100 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    We had delicious food at this charming restaurant - duck, cod, escargots and chocolate mousse. So good! Service was fine.

  15. YS

    YukiS

    Tokyo

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3

    Food is a memorable while noise level is extremely high.

  16. AL

    AnneL

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Overall great experience although service, while courteous, was very slow.

  17. V

    Veronica

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Yummy authentic French food! Everything tasted delicious and they were very gracious with the service. I hope to come back again to try some of the other stuff on the menu that looked enticing.

  18. SL

    SusanL

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    The host and staff couldn't be more gracious and attentive. The range of foot choices were great,. We ended with sharing 2 desserts, because we enjoyed the whole experience that much.

  19. LC

    LCMK

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always good food, great ambience and excellent service. Always a pleasure to be there.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    We used to go to the restaurant a lot. Since it enlarged the food has not been as good.

  21. S

    Sparky

    New York Area

    192 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    192 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Celebrated two birthdays. The Service was very good, although at times difficult to understand the waiter, the food was delicious, (love the salmon) and the outdoor setting is perfect. Noise level was unbearable but due to street traffic. Had a wonderful celebration.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything about Jean Claude 2 is amazing! We absolutely love the authentic french dishes that they serve and the service is very lovely and welcoming. If you want the real authentic French experience and cuisine Jean Claude 2 is the spot to go! 10/10

  23. M

    Moorea11

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We visit quite often because the restaurant is consistently good. We are warmly greeted and the food is well presented. This time we had a problem with out reservation and they worked hard to accommodate us. I made a reservation for two and there were three of us on a very busy night.

  24. NG

    NancyG

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our meal was outstanding!

  25. EC

    EstherC

    London

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Excellent place for lunch. Highly recommend the steak sandwich.

  26. S

    Stevelicious

    Phoenix

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and terrific service

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Entrees were excellent!

  28. LC

    LCMK

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Jean Claude 2 is always great....wonderful service and ambience, good French Bistro menu and the food is invariably excellent. We love going there!

  29. MF

    MurielF

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have never had a bad meal there. I live that restaurant!

  30. V

    Viol1

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    I have eaten at this great neighborhood restaurant many times - and I’m from the West Side. Food is reliably good and tasty. Service, while friendly and accommodating, was a bit sloppy, probably because of “breaking in” new hires - it must be tough for restaurants to hire these days. Restaurant is a bit noisier since enlarging the space. The biggest draw is the value: moderate prices for pretty decent food, try the roasted chicken, you won’t be disappointed.

  31. A

    Anonymous

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    our go to brunch place. never disappoints. the service is so personal and cordial.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Coworker goodbye

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great neighborhood place. Good value.

  34. VE

    VEGGOS

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service were superb. First time in a long time in NYC since the pandemic where I didn't feel that I was being gouged in some way. Every dish we had was Paris-worthy and reasonably priced. The space was open and not claustrophobic, allowed for conversation, and utterly pleasant. We weren't rushed out for the next setting and it was just a wonderful, leisurely evening with excellent food and wine. The wine list is not extensive and it has the usual 400% NYC mark-up to cover the price of food and rent, but at least the $12 bottles going for $40 were well-chosen and very tasty. Some nice discoveries, actually. Will definitely come back. Most enjoyable evening out in a long time. Chapeau.

  35. CR

    CatherineR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had the most delicious calf liver with shallots, balsamic sauce and homemade mashed potatoes. A classic always consistant! Tarte Tatin uniqueness, light on crust and tart. Delicious.

  36. t

    teddybearwine

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Attentive service, excellent food had by all 3 of us -- I highly recommend the Coquelle St. Jacques for a starter. Definitely worth a repeat visit soon.

  37. JS

    JerryS

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We always enjoy dining there. They are extremely courteous and attentive. And the food! Everything is delicious.

  38. D

    Delishdish

    New York Area

    104 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    A lovely neighborhood spot that feels very much like it could be in Paris. Terrific bread! Authentic menu that is reasonably priced. We go fairly often for lunch - try the pan bagnat, the omelets - and don't miss the fries!

  39. S

    Shelly

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was delicious Staff so friendly Lovely spot for dinner

  40. BM

    BarbaraM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is the perfect place for a quiet dinner with unrushed service, a varied menu, nice ambience and quiet enough for good conversation.

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Jean Claude 2 is rated 4.6 stars by 990 OpenTable diners.

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Booked 12 times today
Google Map for Jean Claude 2

1343 2nd Avenue New York, NY 10021

Additional information

  • Cross street

    70 and 71 street

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch/Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:30pm - 11:00pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    6train to 68th street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

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