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About Jean Claude 2

"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.

1343 2nd Avenue
New York, NY 10021
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

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

Cross Street:
70 and 71 street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 249-3400

Website:
http://www.jeanclaudenyc.com/

Public Transit:
6train to 68th street

Jean Claude 2 Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (17)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Authentic (8)
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Good for a Date (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Casual (6)
Great for Brunch (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Fun (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Romantic (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

It is always exceptionally good tasting food. I have never had a bad meal there.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Very good French bistro food in an informal setting.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Good reliable food, and pleasant service. The only complaint is that the menu (with the exception of perhaps the soup) hasn't changed since the day they opened. We've been going there that long and we would love to see all updated menu. That being said, we always know we will enjoy well prepared food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

The food, on the whole, was very tasty and nicely presented. The choice of soda was practically nil and what they called Coca Cola is your guess as good as mine. The waiter seemed somewhat unfriendly. BUT the food was very good.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

New Neighborhood Favorite
This was my second trip to Jean Claud 2, but I plan to go back frequently. Both times delicious food, great service, nice ambiance. Well-prepared French comfort food, with some unexpected creative touches.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We had the lamb special of the day and the steak au poivre.
The lamb was very nice, good of taste and combinations.
The steak was black on one side, the waiter said it was from the pepper,
we don't think so. It was probable because they don't clean the grill.
The taste of the meat was good.
We don't think customers should be left with a story.
It's not a neighbourhood gem, 2 courses will be more expensive than the less than 30 euro
which is on open table.

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 (Miami)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Jean Claude II is a jewel of a bistro -- tiny, elegant, non-pretenscious and most important, great food and superb service. We began with a green salad -- fresh and with an outstanding dressing, accompanied with two small pieces of baguette with a goat cheese spread. Far superior to more average croutons and cheese in the salad. The Moules Frites were delicious in an absolutely heavenly broth -- lots of bread for dipping and well prepared frites. Worthy of note -- all of the mussels were appropriately steamed open -- an unusual find. The others at the table had steak frites and were as pleased as I. Dessert of mousse au chocolat and bread pudding put a perfect final to the meal. Highly recomended!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Charming neighborhood French bistro. Very good classic French cuisine. Escargots were delicious as was the lamb. Staff was attentive & very pleasant. We will definitely go back!

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Delightfully surprised to go here for a quiet dinner with my elderly mother this week. Having passed this place dozens of times, I always thought it would be more neighborhood brasserie than 5-star dining. I was wrong. The food was exquisitely plated and tasted divine. Ambiance was festive and cheery. Clearly everyone else in the neighborhood knows what I just discovered about this little red gem on Second Ave.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

A very good restaurant during the week, but overwhelmed when crowded on weekends. Service was slow, spotty and impersonal. Kitchen was obviously slow. One entree came out ok, but the pork loin was dry and leathery, quite overcooked. Worth one more try on a slow night but avoid otherwise.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We come here each time we are in NYC. The friendly service and excellent cuisine is a real draw.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Great local find. Wonderful food and great service in a cozy environment.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2017

The restaurant is small, but cute. The server/host was very friendly and accommodating. Food was overall good and a great local french resto.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on August 30, 2017

very good for a small neighborhood restaurant. not at all pretentious...

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Friendly and nice service. Very fair prices. The wine was good as well. Ordered the beet salad with endive. That was underwhelming and tasteless and not worth it. Very disappointing. Wife had the mussels and frites, which she said was good but not as tasty as our regular place. The roast chicken was way too salty for me and too dry. The basil mashed potatoes were tasty but over whipped into a starchy mess. The chicken was supposed to come with mushrooms and a nice sauce. There was basically no sauce and two tiny slivers of mushrooms. Pretty room and quiet so you can have a conversation. But it was not a dining experience I would try again.

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

Friendly comfortable. Bistro atmosphere with French twist.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Wonderful food. Too bad the tables for two are so close together that you are forced to spend the meal listening to your neighbors discuss in graphic detail all their illnesses.

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

The sauce for steak au poivre was excellent but the steak was all gristle and bone.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Brings us back to Paris . . . cozy feel on a Sunday afternoon. Perfect time since we were the only patrons. Everyone liked their dishes and had an enjoyable meal.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant. Best salmon on upper east side. Delicious food and wonderful atmosphere and attentive service.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Great place where one can eat lovely French food with a bit of a Moroccan twist. Lovely and QUIET place!

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Nice menu and very friendly staff. Wine list is decent and well priced. Unfortunately they do not have a full bar. Very cozy. Feels French.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2017

We went for lunch and the menu is perfect for a light meal with availability of more serious plates. Service is relaxed and professional.

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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2017

The service was impeccable as was the food and choices. However the al'carte menu renders the dinner with friends too expensive

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Great food! Excellent service. Nice ambiance. We will definitely go back to try other entrees.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Went there on a Wednesday to celebrate our anniversary and was not disappointed.
The wait staff are genuinely nice to you and check back often. Had the steak which was generous and delicious. And the onion soup was great. Nice wine list and bottles are very reasonable. Will definitely make this a regular stop since we are in the neighborhood. Definitely a nice dining option if you are looking for French.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Casual, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 31, 2017

This is the first time we have been to this new re-located location, Went to the Village location many times over the years and always a good reasonable choice. Jean Claude II is still very good on all fronts. If there was one minor disappointment I would say they discontinued the prix-fixe menu. Excellent and attentive service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 21, 2017

This is my favorite neighborhood place, serving traditional French bistro food. So the food is not very adventurous, but well prepared, and the reception is friendly and welcoming. Also, it's a great value for the neighborhood.

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

Jean-Claude 2 is a hidden gem in the UES neighborhood. The food is consistently good. The atmosphere is intimate and cozy. My family loves this place for a special event as well as every day dining.

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

Reasonably priced, but when the dish gets put before you, you'll understand why. Portions were small (at least what I ordered) and the hollandaise sauce was probably our of a can.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went for Mothers Day. Very nice restaurant. Atmosphere perfect -- even the music was perfect for the spot and time of day (which is a surprisingly hard thing to get right for some places). Service was GREAT. All staff highly attentive. The food was really just ok. That said - we all had brunch/b'fast. The dinner options are probably much better. (We live close and would def go back and try dinner based on the atmosphere and service).

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Incredible find. Didn't think there were still little French places like this in New York.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Casual, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Loud mediocre French food. Cramped space. Limited wine list. Steak frites only ok. Ok prices but you get what you pay for

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 26, 2017

We dine at Jean Claude regularly, and we always comment on how much we enjoy the food, as if we are re-discovering it each time. My pork loin was the perfect hearty meal for a cold and damp night. Service is always warm, friendly and prompt.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Great food, great service, reasonable prices, and an affordable wine list. The duck I had, and the hangar steak my wife had were delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 2, 2017

Everything was decent except for the French onion soup which arrived cold and smelling of fuel from a gas torch, it was not melted in an oven and the cheese was burnt and black. I would have returned it but the restaurant was clearly understaffed and I was afraid I would never get my food as we waited at least a half hour for the cold soup to arrive.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Lovely as always! I bring all my friends here to this little hideaway whenever they come visit from outside NYC!

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Classic French Bistro food, well prepared with friendly service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 20, 2017

Excellent service

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Healthy, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 17, 2017

I can't believe that Jean Claude has been in my neighborhood for years and I'd never visited. If you can rate a French restaurant by its Onion Soup, then this is the best in the city.

Everything served was delicious. The staff was very nice. And again, the Onion Soup.... was the best I've EVER eaten.

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