Claudette

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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, Roey's 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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 1food 4service 2ambience 4

A mouse ran across our table twice and they did nothing.... so I’d say it’s safe to not dine here.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service!

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s
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

We were ignored for a good 30 minutes and that didn’t change as the meal progressed.
We had to beg for service.

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

We loved our dinner!! Food was delicious, service was great and overall experience was lovely. We will be back

F
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and ambiance

ED
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Fantastic brunch. Best French Toast ever, and great omelette. Although it is a bit pricy, it is cozy and unpretentious. Great attention from the host and waitstaff. Highly recommended for a weekend treat.

VA
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food
Service too
Recommend it to people watch

MA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was just Ok. Food was good. Drinks were good! Cute atmosphere.

S
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat. Love the sweet potato falaffel. Very welcoming staff.

AG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Good food but ridiculously overpriced
Bad French wine at least 10X too expensive
We sent back a very acidic wine ($68) - very bad reaction of the waitress who ostracized instead of apologizing - we just felt guilty...

EV
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Appetizers and entrees are reliably good, as is the service. But this last visit was much louder than ever before.—hard to have a conversation. Rustic floor boards made our table and chairs wobbly. Dessert menu was very limited, not very exciting and our lemon tart was pedestrian.

c
New York Area
126 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

While the service was fine, the food was terrible. The portions were completely inadequate and not well prepared or tasty. On the basis of this experience, I would not return to Claudette nor would I recommend it.

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place, food is always good and fresh, like the team that works here and always a good experience

SM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Claudette never disappoints. The service is always great and the food is always delicious. The ambiance is unpretentious and the room is casually elegant. It can get a bit loud on a crowded winter evening, but there's no way you can avoid that in New York it seems. On a warm weather day, with the doors open to 5th Avenue, the atmosphere can be both vibrant and quietly soothing at the same time.

LT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Excellent food and ambiance. A lovely experience except for a rude server.

OT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service. My entire family enjoyed the experience.

GG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Both maitre d' and hostess were very welcoming upon entering the restaurant. On requesting outside seating, they said people were leaving shortly and that would be possible. Our waitress, busboy, and any service person in our vicinity was very helpful, warm and considerate. I also loved the bottoms up coffee cup - for $4.50, that was a nice touch. Omelette was terrific, as was the brioche French Toast and all that came with it. Perfect for outdoors. Indoors, very pretty but certainly noisier.

PR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

I have never written a poor review but in this instance, I must make an exception. Simply put, this restaurant is a pretentious sham. I have travelled to France several times and any similarity to a restaurant serving French cuisine is purely coincidental. All the classics were absent, in entrees as well as desserts and not a single baguette to be found. A true Frenchman would have cringed at the menu choices. I had salmon and scallops (only 4 were served as a main entree) and my Husband had octopus and Artic char. We were not impressed with the food, the taste being so-so at best. We were so unhappy with this meal that we left after the entrees. Moreover, the cost of the meal was expensive with so little given in return. A truly disappointing experience. C’est la vie.

k
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant where we went for brunch as we are vegetarians. Outside is nice this time of year

I
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This was my first time there and I can honestly say it’s very interesting.

MA
New York Area
150 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The octopus and lamb and of course rose de Provence were perfect for date night:

EB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place. Great service and food.

KN
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and great food- highly recommended.

T
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My gal pal's and I came here for our monthly dinner. We had a very hands on waitress who let us try multiple kinds of wines before committing to a bottle. Everything was delicious, particularly the truffle hummus.

c
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely place - perfect for a summer lunch. Decor mostly white with a country French ambiance. They offer a two-course prix fixe lunch with somewhat limited options,plus $8 glasses of wine. For spice-avoiders, be advised - many of the dishes feature harissa, the North African red seasoning. I would definitely return, and try an outdoor table, if the NY weather isn't so hot and humid as it was on my initial visit.

RT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The weekday breakfast buffet is a Mediterranean getaway on Lower Fifth Avenue. Instead of chaffing dishes of larded eggs and sausages, Claudette's elegant spread starts with glass bowls of creamy almond and vegetable gazpacho. Follow that with seasoned watermelon and feta skewers. Moving on, there is the revelation of a boldly-spiced Israeli salad, savory lamb koftas and warm, homemade pitas. You won't leave hungry. Gracious service. Outdoor seating on the avenue. And because I'm doing the low carb thing, I didn't even mind that they charged extra for pastries and fruit juice. Highly recommended.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was quieter outside. Go figure. But a wonderful meal.

RW
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire experience was amazing. The food and the staff knocked it out of the park.

HH
London
19 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent and unique food. Strong service orientation. Friendly waiters and staff. Little noisy but cute and warm ambience.

FG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Claudette is an awesome neighborhood gem. Great food, service and ambience.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I was disappointed in the French Toast; it was mushy. Coffee was quite good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 2

We had an $18 little cup of hummus that was supposed to have garlic and truffle. First, there was no truffle there, and I would say Sabra’s hummus is golden right next to this. Chicken was greasy and pita bread was flavorless. Very unfortunate experience to a place I always wanted to try. not coming back :(

F
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food - presentation and value.
Highly recommend.

MA
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for restaurant week. Compared to other restaurants, the offerings were on par with the regular, superb menu. Gazpacho was fresh and different, the vegetarian tagine was spicy and filling and the preserved lemon tart had a perfect filling (crust a little thick). Waiter was attentive but not intrusive and kept our wine chilled but out of the way. All in all a great night especially for a restaurant week menu.

LG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food but interestingly menu more Mediterranean than French imo..

WS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got the best table in house, next to the bar with room to spread out. It was more quiet back there and the staff really took care of us. It was a birthday celebration (mine!) and we will all come back again!

OS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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R
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you eat outside, the noise level is fine. Inside more of a problem for us.
Service is always excellent and the food, delicious.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

The crispy artichokes were good. But the Bouillabaisse should have been a shining star, and it was very disappointing.

AK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Service was slow. Food was mediocre. Always worth trying new restaurants, but won’t be back to this one.

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