Jean Claude 2

4.5
767 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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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JeffreyT
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

JM
JoyceM
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
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 a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food!

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vipSheilaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and even better service.

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vipUESPNWS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for brunch inside or outdoors

LC
vipLCMK
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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vipBigRose128
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

All dishes were excellent. Escargot and salad were good.

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EvelynC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The food was very good. my only complaint is that my steak was overcooked. I asked for medium rare and what I received was medium

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DeniseP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I and my guest had a lovely lunch. Her first time there. We both emjoyed it.

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vipElaineS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Waiter was professional but not very friendly. The vegetable platter entree for $24 was skimpy and totally not worth it. The fish and steak were good. The wine was excellent.

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Loveagoodmeal
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Crowded on Mother's Day, so a bit noisy, but the service was good, and the food very good. Delicious sesame forward tuna tartar. Copious serving of yummy plump mussels. My companions enjoyed duck and cod.

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MEME
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Reservations were very easy to secure, even on Mother's Day.
Outdoor, but covered, dining.

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baba
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

service left much to be desired. slow and inattentive

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vipEliseZ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

On a busy Mother's Day, the food was excellent. It was a bit chilly, but that's to be expected on a rainy night when doors and windows are open for ventilation. I would have liked it quieter, but it certainly was a reasonable noise level.

It was great to see the restaurant busy and our fellow diners looked happy and relaxed. There is a lovely ambience. Servers were pleasant. We had tuna tartar and it was very good - a little sesame oil and fresh tuna. The skate was good - the balsamic reduction a bit heavy for my taste, but overall a very tasty dish. The stake au poivre was delicious. A nice cold martini and good bread rounded out the meal.

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SteveB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I took my family there on Sunday for Mother's Day. We had not been in a restaurant in NYC since the beginning of the pandemic. We love Jean Claude 2, and we will definitely go back whenever we want to eat French food in a Parisian atmosphere.

I strongly recommend it to people who want to eat great food in a calm ambience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Awesome experience overall! Wouldn’t mind going back

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viphuntermusic
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Our omelets were very very good. But the prices were higher than I would think were appropriate for the service and atmosphere of this bistro.

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DeniseP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love this place. I’ve been going to JC2 since it opened. Quite a long time now.
The food has just been getting better and better. For a relaxed good meal this is the place.

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ElizabthS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is very good and very French bistro. Love the whole ambiance

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vipMozley
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Spectacular service. We've become regular customers.

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vipritak
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very positive only problem got email from open table stating never showed up for reservation. Have receipt

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vipSilks66
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Favorite restaurant in NYC. Well run, great food

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greg
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very Nice , great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal!

LT
LoisT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Best onion soup ever!

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Tangoer
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always had a great meal. Usually calf liver. This is a one the skate was incredibly well prepared , pan fried over couscous, portobello and broiled tomato with a tarragon and balsamic reduction👏

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vipLOVE2DINE
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite French Restaurants. Delicious food. Excellent outdoor dining.

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MariaO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always.

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vipFoodie123
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. My Moules Marinieres was delicious.

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vipJohnS
London
8 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday. Very pleasant and good basic food

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vipRhodro
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Pleasant, friendly, accommodating, but portions were a little smaller than they could be, especially for the price.
Food was not hot, though we did not send it back.

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sfeater
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Disappointing. I'd been there 2 weeks ago for dinner and had enjoyed it but this time was a most unpleasant experience. My friend ordered a white eg omelette with onions and got fried eggs with a yolk and no onions. My croque-madame was just meh. We waited an unconscionable amount of time for the tarte tatin we ordered and finally, the service was terrible. The right hand literally didn't know what the left hand was doing. When I got the bill, they had of course charged me the extra $3 for the non-existent onions so had to get that changed. Doubt very much I'd give this place another try.

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vipLCMK
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Sooooo happy to see Jean-Claude II back and bigger and thriving....it was jumping the night we were there and everything came together. Same great menu with ample choices, delicious fare, a full bar, wonderful service and ambience. It was a delight!

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Sophie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friend and I had a very nice lunch two days ago. The owner was there along with two waiters, so the service was swift and efficient. The food is reliable and refills for tea and coffee came in a timely fashion. At another occasion, a week ago, there was only one waiter, so the service was not as good and it took a long time to get served. So we will return when we know the owner is around.

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vipelle
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have always loved this wonderful little French restaurant. The food is delicious and the service is excellent. Lovely wine list and great outdoor seating as well

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service

CG
vipConGo
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outside dining on Second Avenue makes for some noise. The ambience and the food were perfect for a spring lunch. Can't wait to go into the newly enlarged inside, covid permitting!

JM
vipJimM
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I've eaten here before and always enjoyed it. This time, with a group of 5, my expectations were surpassed once again. Great service, friendly staff, excellent food - perfect Sunday brunch.

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Jean Claude 2 is rated 4.5 stars by 767 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.