Claudette

4.6
1265 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Breathing new life into Lower Fifth Avenue, Claudette is an elegant Provençal restaurant steps from Washington Square Park. Opened in May 2014, Claudette joins her sister restaurants Rosemary's, Rosemary's Pizza and Bobo in offering a warm and inviting atmosphere to share great food with friends and family.

Executive Chef Ari Bokovza’s style celebrates the rich flavors of the Mediterranean and Provence while maintaining a respect for individual ingredients. His menu focuses on local produce, seafood and North African aromatics found in the Provençal kitchen. Claudette's cellar highlights the wines of Southern France, with a wide selection of Rose and Chateauneuf du Pape. The bar offers a list of unique aperitifs, cocktails and an extensive vin au verre selection, including rose on tap.
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For Easter, we will be offering a 2 course prix fixe menu for $40 per person! Please note that we have a 72-hour cancellation policy.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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CB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience at Claudette! Food was wonderful, wait staff was extremely attentive. Went to celebrate a birthday and enjoyed every item ordered! Our table got the falafel, beet salad, cauliflower, and the cheese and salmon skewers. Everything was very good and dessert was amazing.

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j
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious prix fixe lunch menu, nice cocktails and wines by the glass. Amazing desserts. Simply perfect food prepared in the French way. Lovely bright and airy ambience. My friend and I had a lovely time catching up over a wonderful meal!

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S
New England
58 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Restaurant has great vibe and ambience is great The staff are all very attentive and nice .The menu is amazing and everything we ordered was flavorful and tasty and the vegetarian choices were very authentic can’t wait to go back

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CB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food; terrific service

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F
New York Area
237 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Special place in a special location

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l
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always such a pleasure - the staff is wonderful, the menu is short but interesting and everything is a hit. The atmosphere is cozy but comfortable! I've only been for brunch which is my favorite time to go to Claudette.

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LA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My brunch at Claudette was perfection, except for my finding my favorite dessert was no longer available. I frequented Claudette specifically for the Ile Flottante. This dessert made Claudette special for me. I hope they put it back on the menu.

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b
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food, very good / attentive pleasant service. Everything tastes fresh.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic dining experience.

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m
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Charming, delicious food, attentive service. Can’t wait to go back

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r
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is simply a lovely, lovely restaurant with extraordinarily tasty, innovative, and satisfying food. I try to go several times a year. The servers are fun, discrete, and informative. The decor is elegant and rustic. And the FOOD! Truly a treat.

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DG
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

A pleasant atmosphere, good service, and good food!

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V
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I have a weekend brunch at Claudette every couple of months, often with my young adult kids - and the food is consistently great. I think the French toast is the best in the city and the egg dishes are also terrific. It can get a bit noisy on the weekends but the service is fine and you can sit outside in good weather. Definitely recommended.

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JP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely brunch. Great ambiance. French toast was average, martini pricey for small amount. Mushroom omelette was excellent as was the Bloody Marie and the flavor/strength of the coffee.

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JR
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

amazing food amazing vibe.....feels like another country!

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JF
Sydney / NSW
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Interesting, different and subtle use of North African spices in southern French food, reasonable wine list, very generous serves (we over ordered) and friendly staff.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We brought an energetic 4-year-old, 30 minutes early and they couldn’t have been kinder or more attentive. On top of that the food was delicious.

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PJ
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the ambience. Warm and comfortable. Service and food were excellent!

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CJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Was really looking forward to dinner at Claudette after the reviews and seeing pictures. Left scratching my head. $110 for two drinks and three orders of skewers? Service was great, I’ll give them that but I certainly will not be coming back her and won’t be recommending.

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ET
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 3ambience 3

Deafeningly noisy. Too crowded. Martinis tiny. Sad because food was wonderful.

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T
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great spot for friends or a date night. French fare with a Moroccan twist; very flavorful. Excellent service. My friend and I arrived at 9:30p after having taken a yoga class nearby. We ordered several appetizers and a glass of wine each. At that hour, that was filling enough. I would like to return with my husband and try out the tagines. I definitely want to keep this restaurant in the rotation. Très bien.

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F
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Food very good but more moroccan than french. Limited menu but everything well executed. Whole fish was done better than any fish specialist or greek restaurant in town ( except for Le Bernardin )

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AS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent! As always!

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AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Came here on a Tuesday night, fairly busy for the start of the week and food came out okay. Ordered the salmon and It was a bit cold. Was celebrating my birthday but just felt like a regular dinner so I guess if you want to go to a place where they make you feel special on your day, this place isn’t It.

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l
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the vibe with the Moraccan influence. Menu was varied with MANY fabulous choices; brunch scrambled eggs/salmon is highly recommended as well as the french toast. served perfectly in a very cozy environment.
Eclectic drink menu...friendly and informative staff. Will def return!

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OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

The place is very cute, food was good, prices are ok for NY but service was really bad. We had a reservation for 1:30 pm and we were seated until 2:20 because they did not have any tables available. We were told to wait at the bar in the mean time but the bar was full and they wouldn’t serve us any food there, not even small appetizers, just drinks so we had to stand there waiting for almost an hour. We were celebrating a bridal shower so by the time we got a table we were already starving and in a bad mood which made our experience bad. Too bad because the food is very good, Specially the truffle hummus and the eggs Benedict

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M
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great restaurant, very cute French ambiance. Delicious food. Tables slightly small along the walls, and bench seats along wall were a bit higher than the chairs across table, would’ve been nice if they were the same level seats.

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TR
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great brunch, service impeccable. Lovely, relaxed ambiance!

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EC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a gem in the west village. Went for brunch and loved every minute of it. The service was impeccable and the food was outstanding. The ambience was lovely. Will definitely be going back.

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F
Baltimore
20 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great, the food delicious, excellent table and atmosphere. This will always be a must visit when my husband and I are in New York.

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J
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I think they should have lower music level. The restaurant is in my neighborhood and is wonderful but can get too loud.

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M
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My new downtown fave.
Noisy after 730, but worth it.
Excellent food and service...and for me, location.

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AC
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Claudette. It is a lovely spot that feels sophisticated and comfortable at the same time. The food is excellent and the menu different than much of what one sees around town. One of my go-to places for sure!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good. Not outstanding. Wine was good. Service was prompt. Price was very reasonable for NYC and lower 5th Avenue. Good value.

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BC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection

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WH
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous waiter.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Gorgeous place. As a designer I didn’t know where to look. Food was so unusual! Would go back for dinner as this wasn’t their dinner menu.

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M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From beginning to end we were blown away. The front of the house greeted us as if we’ve been long lost friends. Our coats were taken immediately and we were walked to the bar to have a cocktail while our table was being prepared. Our server and manager walked us thru the menu and highlighted the “not to be missed” dishes. This place has the best burrata outside of Europe. The staff is a notch above the rest. They work together to create an outstanding experience for the guests. We felt full, quenched (with great wines of course) and like we can’t wait to come back. This place has it right. They definitely get it!

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SL
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I love the vibe at Claudette and the food is always delicious, but I only gave four stars because although my beet salad was divine, they did not peel the roasted beets, which I found odd. Our waiter was lovely, but also a bit spacey: I canceled my tea order, but then was brought tea anyway, except it wasn't Moroccan mint, but some kind of ginger chamomile tea. He forgot my friend's coffee refill and then never brought her leftovers. Not the end of the world, and he was likely just having a bad day.

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JE
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a very good friend to enjoy this place for the 1st time and she loved it! Specially our waiter, HE is friendly and very knowledgeable! He deserves a 10 over 5!!!

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