Claudette

4.6
1163 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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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

We will have a special Valentine's Day 3-course prix fixe menu available for $95 per person, as well as optional wine pairings. Please note that we have a 72-hour cancellation policy, which if not observed may incur a $25 per person charge.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

What 1163 People Are Saying
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Richmond
59 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A neighborhood gem with some of the most delicious food I have ever eaten. The butter lettuce salad was delicious- who knew this simple item could be so amazing. The lamb tangine was one of the most delicious dish I have ever eaten. Our server made recommendations for all of the dishes we chose to make the meal perfect. Oh and the pot de creme - oh my goodness - amazing.

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MW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Such a cute place! Loved the decor and the food was very good. Noise level was off the charts—-struggled to hear each other at the table—we were literally yelling!! Service was slow. 20 minutes to take our order. Had to wait for a second round of drinks. I’d go back but maybe just for drinks and apps at the bar.

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J
New York Area
358 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Sunday Brunch is very popular here. The setting is charming & relaxing. Mushroom omelette & a special of steak & eggs were both perfectly prepared & delicious. We will definitely be back.

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e
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Claudette is a great restaurant, but the service is pretty bad on Sundays during brunch. I had to wait 20 minutes to get an iced coffee that I ordered at the beginning of the meal.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice place, I’ve ordered the French toast and it was delicious. Nice decoration and good service. Too bad they don’t sell individual pastries, just the basket of pastries to share.

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u
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered the salmon which was amazing. Very soft, and the flavors and textures complemented each other very well

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DR
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Guilleme is such a wonderful server! This was my third time to the restaurant, while being served by Guilleme, and I was very pleased! He is delightful and always makes the perfect wine and food recommendations. I will definitely be back for a fourth visit!

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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I'm an older woman. I came to celebrate my friend's birthday. I mentioned I would like a birthday recognition — twice. But no candle arrived on the dessert! And we could hardly hear each other.

Now, this may be the kind of atmosphere that younger people prefer. Maybe they like shouting at each other. I notice that measures have been taken to dampen the sound. But it's still too loud to be enjoyable. And the birthday information — mentioned twice — fell through the cracks. So, I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to a friend and I don't think I will be going back.

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JB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ambience is cozy, modern French country
Service is friendly and attentive, un-rushed but not slow
Menu is interesting South of France and North African
The food is delicious, portions are satisfying, although the food is so good, you want more of everything!
Wine list is varied with a wide range of prices
All in all 5 stars

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening
Very creative cuisine and excellent selection of wines

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P
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent, as always.

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S
New Orleans
16 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time at this neighborhood restaurant. Loved it!! The food was excellent and the atmosphere is outstanding. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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MS
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Brunch - a little expensive to be considered a “$” restaurant but food was good.

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

Love going here for brunch. We prefer it to dinner at this venue.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. Beautiful decor

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

The food is delicious, the waiters are knowledgeable and friendly. Will go back for sure!

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MJ
New York Area
113 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always a total delight. Could become my new favorite brunch place. Our server Michael was fabulous! Made a lovely celebration even better

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AK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely birthday lunch at Claudette. There were three of us. It was perfect. The staff were wonderful and attentive. The food delicious and the atmosphere welcoming. We didn't want to leave. We'll be back.

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JS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant with really good food and great service

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DT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

New Year's eve dinner was disaster. They were out of truffle soup which they did not even told us, lobster gnocchi contained NO LOBSTER at all and gnocchi were overcooked. At the end they overcharged us for two cocktails ($30.00) we already paid at the bar before got seated.
Such a fiasco of something supposed to be a festive dinner. A food truck will do just about the same for $10 per person.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Très joli restaurant où nous avons passé le repas de réveillon. Nourriture très bonne peut-être un peu épicée pour les jeunes palais. Le service était sympathique mais un peu rapide pour un soir où nous aurions aimé prendre un peu le temps.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was my birthday dinner & NYE and we joined them for the early seating of their Pre Fix menu. EVERYONE, from the host stand, to back servers, to cooks were genuinely hospitable. Never experienced anything like it. Guillaum our server was so wonderful, had the food not been as thoughtful and delicious, I’m positive we wouldn’t have minded. Claudette doesn’t just serve food and drink, they create an experience.

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SS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food!
Soon again!

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GN
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The pork chops were the best we have ever tasted! The mushroom source that came with them was exceptional.
Our waitress was cheerful, friendly, nice and helpful! What more can one ask for?
Kudos to the chef!

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MG
New England
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We found Claudette charming, with good food and great service-

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F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

appetizers are amazing here!

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WH
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous.
Fabulous waitress
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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was last minute reservation that I made to meet with friends, and we were not sure if we want to dine at a table or sit at the bar.
The hostess was super nice accommodating us.
We ended up spending the night at the bar, ordering food and drinks.
Brendan was the bartender who was just perfect for out group. Hydrated us just right, and you have to try their cocktails!
We ordered mostly apps, and they were just perfect size finger food!
I liked how the manager was checking on every guest if everything was ok (even us at the bar).
Highly recommend this place!

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MJ
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything about this restaurant!!

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JG
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Very poor meal

Chicken uncook
Bread was dark black toasted for pate

Never go there it is not a French restaurant

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SM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've loved Claudette since the day it opened. The food never fails to please, the service is always great, and you are surrounded by happy faces.

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MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place! It was noisy because it was Christmas dinner.I think in regular evening it’s quite

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E
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Claudette is and will always be one of our favorite neighborhood restaurant! Food is impeccable! Service is top notch and always welcoming! The ambiance is warm and beautiful!
Thank you!

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M
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Porkchop was raw on the inside but the bread and hummus was really good. The chicken was also really good.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Holiday dinner

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N
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I had never been here before and we had a most delightful lunch. The beet salad is not to be BEAT! So tasty. Go for lunch. Not sure about other meals.

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KD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious and original menu every time I visit. One of my favorite restaurants!

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Dallas
125 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great time at Claudette. The place is welcoming and tables are well spaced. The wine by glass selection is perfect for us. The food was good although we had a little disappointment with the main plate.

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PR
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I am very sorry to write this about a restaurant that we have been to multiple times (both by ourselves and with guests) and have recommended to others who were very pleased at their experience. Perhaps it was an off night -- our roasted black bass was dry and the sauce and latke accompaniments were not nearly as good as we had had in the past. The latke had a lovely shredded texture and was very crisp on the outside, but the center was too thick and therefore was soft and oily. The sauce was very buttery, but lacking in depth and punch - although there were sliced olives in it -- they were outclassed by the buttery taste. AT $41 this main should be exquisite, unfortunately on December 16th, it was not. I was reluctant to send the fish back - since we had 2 guests with us. Only after dinner did they remark that the fish was dry. They and we enjoyed our appetizers and the atmosphere is lovely, but sad to say our main course was not up to standard.

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OT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Has gone downhill.

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