Jean Claude 2

4.5
928 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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vipIntheneighborhood
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect. Have not been in a few years and really missed the great food

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vipPatrickM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Try the escargot! Chicken is amazing. Cod too.

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vipCommish
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening. Food and service good as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Very basic french food with very small portions
I had omelette and crème brûlée and honestly it was very basic
Tap water only or sparkling water
What about still or filtered ?

Too silent

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MarilenaO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Friendly service. Overall a good experience for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The fine music could have been louder so we didn’t need to hear the hushed conversations at every table. Food was delightful, and reasonable priced.

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vipCGNNYC
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So grateful to have Jean-Claude in the neighborhood. Was perfect for a solo lunch. Delicious Pan Bagnat and the included fries were perfect.

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vipSueG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Service, food, ambiance. Perfect. Every time.

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vipColinsCrew
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Always great food, friendly service, nice atmosphere and great value.

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Eusa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent CLASSIC French bistro fare, fresh and well prepared by attentive and amusing staff. Quiet on a Monday nt-- so glad it was open! Foie gras, mussels and baked cod very satisfying. TRULY wonderful choc mousse, and lovely bread pudding in just the right serving size.

Comfortable welcoming room and service.

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vipDIningout
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s the best!
Incredible simply French food!

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JohnG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fine meal, fine ambience, excellent wine, excellent service. Terrific experience. No complaints. I'll be back!

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vipGipsyPop
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great neighborhood place
Service is very accommodating

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theatrelady
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely neighborhood French bistro. The food is yummy with enough choice for everyone but not overwhelming. Service is perfect and the atmosphere is warm and comfortable.

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RobertG
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Great neighborhood place for casual dinner, lunch etc.
I've been here before and will be back again soon.
very enjoyable!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jean Claude is the best!!!! Food never disappoints and the service is top notch. Rudy is the best server in the world! Love bringing family and friends here and it has become a tradition to gather here with family for lunch or dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Skip it. Food is mediocre at best. Service is terrible.

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vipJoeHW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Very nice neighborhood restaurant. I go there often, and find it has improved since they expanded. The restaurant is pleasant, with the tables nicely spaced. The service is attentive, and the food is reliably excellent. And the prices are reasonable, as NY prices go.

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vipLaurieC
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Feels like being in Paris! Had a fantastic lunch at Jean Claude II. We were greeted warmly, the tables were spaced out nicely and the food was amazing. Very eclectic French lunch menu - tons of choices. I had the fluffiest omelette with mushrooms and Gouda - I’d love to know how they make it so fluffy! It was a great lunch dining experience and I’m looking forward to returning again for dinner.

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katharinea
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Disappointed in the food

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einkwell
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good place for brunch/lunch with friends on a Sunday during the holiday season. We all enjoyed our wine and meal and the service was efficient and unhurried.

My one concern is that this is the only restaurant I've been to lately (and that's not many), which did not screen anyone for vaccination, which I found a bit concerning. But, since my party was vaccinated and the restaurant was not crowded, it wasn't a deal breaker.

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Magnus
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Good but not great. Certainly not a genuine French Bistro. The food was good but I've tasted better. Our server made a number of cardinal mistakes (forgetting to bring things we asked for until we asked again (and again)). In at least one case, a request for a side order of Ratatouille was never produced. The steaks were too chewy and much too heavily salted and the Crème Brule was clawingly sweet vs vanilla-accented.

Not sure I'd rush back even though it is in the neighborhood.

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JeremyD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Waiter was helpful but when I asked, he said everything was good. What do you recommend? Everything is good, lol. More convincing if you single out a few signature dishes or popular options. Not a complaint but can't remember the last time that happened.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Felt very rushed. Orders came wrong - fish raw,duck w sauce. Disappointed. First time back since Covid. Was our favorite neighborhood restaurant..

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Angel
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The food was authentic, well prepared, and the presentation was very nice. The waiters provided useful guidance.

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vip46XY
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love to eat at Jean Claude 2. The food is first rate and reasonably priced and the menu has all the best bistro dishes. It’s our go to French restaurant in NYC.

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vipMurielF
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

All good. Delicious salmon.

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vipCitycat65
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant! Dinner with friends and everything was cooked perfectly. Salads, escargot, and tuna tartare to start and then the pork dijonaisse, the duck, two of our favorites and the Bouillabaise, a special treat, were delicious..

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vipDelish
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely French bistro reminiscent of those in France. Delicious food.

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vipritak
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very positive food and service good

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service and excellent food

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CaroE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The space has been increased and all four people in our party loved the food and service. Tables are spaced wel l apart.

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JaneA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Staff was very warm and accommodating. We had brunch/ lunch with friends from out of state, and all enjoyed our meals, and ambiance.

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vipLCMK
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a joy to be at Jean Claude's.....great food and wine, fun ambience, and reasonable prices....doesn't get much better than that!

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Anna
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Jean Claude 2 is solid. Nice personnel. Menu a bit bland, even for a Bistro.
A Thon Tartare dish is presented with absolutely minimal culinary "input": chop up the fish, sprinkle sesame seeds and minor sauce. Place a spoonful of the stuff in middle of plate, add a few lettuce leaves to side.. Dessert menu unimaginative. Specials indistinguishable from main menu. The place can definitely do better especially in view of growing competition.
On the plus side, the menu is reasonably priced and for an afterwork dinner or meeting with a couple of friends, you can't go wrong.

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AlexI
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good place, nice food and good people trying to serve us and make us feeling at home in Paris.

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vipSilks66
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best value for money at a 1st class restaurant

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vipJoanne
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The restaurant added to its initial cramped bistro style space when it attached the empty space next door. The inside is now spacious with more seating options. There's additional seating outside under an enclosed canopy. The food is still excellent and the service by pleasant masked waiters is efficient. I only wish they would add French-style liver and onions to the menu; otherwise all is delicious. Remember to bring proof of vaccination!

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vipritak
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very positive. Waiter wonderful Very safe envitonment

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viplaurettab
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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Jean Claude 2 is rated 4.5 stars by 928 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.