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Jean Claude 2, New York, NY

Jean Claude 2

4.6
4.6
1254 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 1,254 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

1,254 Reviews
  1. dinnerateight

    New York City

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy dinner at Jean Claude 2. The food, atmosphere and service are lovely. It's a "go-to" place for us.

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  2. CaroleP

    New York City

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious, the service lovely, the single annoyance was the noise level. Wow, was it loud. Nonetheless, an excellent experience.

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  3. Brunch

    New York City

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The new money grab has been put into place with this restaurant. They are now charging an additional 3% for credit card use. On principle I won’t go back.

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  4. mart

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a nice table by the window. The food was excellent and so was the service.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Very pedestrian food and poor ambience. Overpriced and underserved.

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  6. Nancy

    New York City

    189 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    189 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A lovely French bistro with a broad menu, good food and attentive staff!

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  7. Foodie

    Fort Lauderdale

    84 reviews

    5.0

    84 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service is always spot on. The food is fresh and delicious. Love the bread they bring to the table. Very nice wine list.

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  8. Pierre

    New York City

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I finally found a good Croque Monsieur in New York, not an easy task. The secret is spreading mustard on both inside faces of the bread before cooking. They do not do it systematically (they will when enough diners ask for it), but they oblige if you request it. Also, I prefer my croques darker and more gratinated. I forgot to ask, but the one I had yesterday was thick, juicy with cheese, and overall very good. The escargos were tempting, I just had no room for both, but they smelled delicious , were served in the shell with the right pliers, and did not seem over-frozen as in most cases here. Definitely worth more visits.

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  9. DawnH

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful restaurant near Weill Cornell. The food is excellent and it has a nice neighborhood feel.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing, the service was incredible and the ambiance was superb

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  11. Eileen

    New York City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Each time my friends and I go to Jean Claude 2 we are delighted both with the food and the service. The staff members are professional, efficient and all are delightful.

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  12. DaniT

    New York City

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Since the customer base skews on the more mature side and tables are closely spaced, some sort of noise proofing would be appreciated.

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  13. Jomur

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice French Bistro food! Enjoyed it thoroughly. The French onion soup was so flavorful, from the cheese to the excellent broth! The Escargot was so garlicky & delicious. The Hanger steak was cooked to order and the chicken w mushrooms and tarragon au jus was very flavorful and tender. Chocolate mousse is very dense! I would suggest a Creme Brulee dish instead of a ramekin would be better for a larger area of the caramelized sugar, but the custard was very good.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food. Great spot for slow eating and long conversations.

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  15. BlancaD

    New York City

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent from appetizer to dessert. Staff was wonderful.

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  16. BonnieH

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I dine at this restaurant at least once a month. I feel as though I’m in France. The food is delicious and the service is very friendly. I’m especially in love with the skate dish ( la raie). The combination of flavors with the fish, mushrooms, capers and cous-cous and balsamic glaze js heavenly. The apple tart (tarte tatin) is “to die for”.

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  17. Nina

    New York City

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious! An excellent experience: wonderful food in a cheerful environment with attentive but not excessively solicitous waiters. We shall return!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I had the Scallops for the second time and they were delicious. Highly recommend. My friend had the Hanger Steak and enjoyed it too.

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  19. karenk

    New York City

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Classic French cuisine. Food was very good. Nothing surprising or extraordinary. Service great!

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  20. misstheclassics

    New York City

    154 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Have eaten several times. Generally, very satisfied. However, today had the steak frites - it was good, but not up to steak house quality. To be fair, it may have been the cut (type) of meat. I assume, from its shape that it was a strip steak or a sirloin. Whatever cut, it didn't have the flavor of a good steak house cut. This may just be, in part, a reflection of the fact I usually opt for a rib steak or filet mignon and get it flame broiled. The fries were excellent as were the other courses. I thought the portions were a bit on the small side except for the Napoleon which was very large - a big cube and a bit different from the typical Napoleon. My wife loved it.

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  21. BobbyD

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere is lovely. A quiet venue so you can talk. The French red wine list is small, but all of the choices are outstanding! And that's from someone with a Chateau in Bordeaux.

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  22. ReneeL

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A very pleasant neighborhood bistro, with excellent , caring service

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  23. wendys

    New York City

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was wonderful. Have eaten here three times and this is definitely a favorite. Best onion soup!

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  24. Nancy

    New York City

    189 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    189 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for a friends get-together over lunch. Attentive service and good food!

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  25. ChrisPitino

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Neighborhood "Gem". Excellent foodservice and Hospitality!!! Thank you Joshua and team for really making our Valentine's dinner very special!!!

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice great staff they really care about everything

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charming bistro with superb food and excellent service. One of the best meals I’ve ever had. A delight to go to.

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  28. Drob

    New York City

    174 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    174 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Crowd tends older. Classic French fare. Very hands-on service. Some dishes (like the Duck Confit and French Onion Soup) are excellent.

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  29. mart

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent in every way we had a delicious meal and service

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  30. nina

    New York City

    314 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    314 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very enjoyable bistro. Had lunch there. Comfortable and good menu. Omelet is a bit thick - and filling wasn't hot enough, but didn't have time to ask for it to be reheated. It looked like others' meals were much more interesting anyway and I would order something different next time. Fries were good!

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  31. DeniseP

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I love Jean Claude 2 My friends and I stuck with them through the Pandemic and the food only got better. It’s has the ambience of a French country Cafe. Excellent food at good value.

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  32. MichaelW

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was pleased to find Jean Claude 2 among the many restaurants in the neighborhood. Our party of 4 enjoyed the food and the ambience--it's a very charming place. The service was excellent and I felt we were well cared for. My main complaint is the pricing: I couldn't find the menu on the website, and the prices we paid were typically 20%-50% more than the only image of the menu I could find on the internet. Is it reasonable for the quality? Yes, but it feels almost like they're hiding the menu prices. If you don't have that expectation going on, you will enjoy it and overall, I can certainly recommend it.

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  33. SueG

    New York City

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great neighborhood restaurant. Excellent food, service and authentic atmosphere.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. I’d recommend the steak sandwich for lunch.

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  35. UESue

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and very tasty food. Super comfortable.

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  36. Birmingham

    New York City

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    All was good , even the mocktail. A bit noisy and would have enjoyed some French Cabernet music 🎶.

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  37. Joanne

    New York City

    74 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always. it was a delicious evening. The bread was warm. My companion had the loin of lamb special and i had the honey glazed duck. I had a taste of her lamb and it was moist as promised. She didn't want the mashed potatoes so they substituted ratatouille. My duck was delicious, with wilted lettuce and shitake mushrooms. We shared a caesar salad beforehand and the warm tarte tartin for dessert. Our waiter was delightful and service was lovely--they didn't rush us. A lovely evening. My taste buds were happy.

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  38. MarkG441

    New York City

    88 reviews

    4.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very solid bistro fare in a pleasant neighborhood place.

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  39. LizP

    New York City

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about this restaurant is charming — from the decor to the staff to the food and drinks!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    32 reviews

    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This is not a 'fancy' place, but it has excellent food, attentive service and a comfortable ambiance.

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FAQs

Jean Claude 2 is rated 4.6 stars by 1254 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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