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About Jubilee 1st Avenue

Sutton Place's favorite kitchen for the past 20 years, Jubilee brings elegance to casual dining in a quaint and vibrant atmosphere. Famous for serving a delicious variety of mussels. OUR SPECIALS ARE POSTED DAILY ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE. Other specialties include Striped bass, Dover Sole Meuniere, Sea Scallops, Steak Frites,Tuna, Salmon and Steak Tartare, and French cuisine essentials such as steak Tartare, escargots and profiteroles.
HAPPY HOUR Specials Every Day from 5 to 6:30 PM and from 9PM to Closing.
BRUNCH on Saturdays & Sundays. $28.50 Prix Fixe or A La Carte
$29.50 LUNCH AND PRE THEATER 2 COURSE PRIX MENU Monday thru Friday, INCLUDES ONE GLASS OF WINE OR BEER.
Available for private parties Contact : ILDA ARAUJO @ jubileerestaurant@yahoo.com

948 First Avenue
New York, NY 10022
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Contemporary French, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturdays and Sundays 12:00 pm to 4 pm

Lunch: Monday thru Friday: 12:00 pm to 4 pm

Dinner 7 days a week:
Monday & Sunday 4 pm to 10 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 4 pm to 10:30 pm
Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 4 pm to 11:00 pm

Cross Street:
52nd and 53rd street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 888-3569

Website:
http://www.jubilee.nyc/

Parking Details:
PARKING
$12 for 3hours Parking for our guests at CENTRAL PARKING SYSTEM
which is conveniently located 425 East & 53rd street between First Avenue & Sutton Place present your parking ticket to us for validation sticker .
To receive discount, validation ticket must be presented to parking garage cashier at time of check out

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
$31 TWO COURSE MENU, Monday to Friday
INCLUDES A GLASS OF WINE OR BEER
PRIX FIXE MENU INCLUDES Endive Salad with Blue Cheese, Apples, Walnuts and Vinaigrette Maison, Mussels Any Style from our Mussel Menu
With French Fries or Salad, Broiled Salmon with Ratatouille & a Black Olive Sauce, Kobe Beef Burger with French Fries & Salad, Chicken Paillard With Sherry Tomatoes & Arugula Salad
OR CHOOSE FROM OUR A LA CARTE MENU


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Jubilee 1st Avenue Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

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97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (44)
Quiet Conversation (30)
Good for a Date (28)
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Cozy (28)
Authentic (24)
Special Occasion (23)
Good for Anniversaries (21)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Romantic (17)
Business Meals (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Great for Brunch (14)
Casual (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Comfort Food (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Disabled Access (7)
Seasonal (7)
Fun (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Great Beer (3)
Happy Hour (3)
People Watching (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a wonderful time, service was great, dinner & dessert were delicious!!
Nice atmosphere, appetizers were delicious...we had fish soup, onion soup and the pate.
All recommended! Scallops over orzo , the ravioli, and steak...all perfect!
The carrot cake was as well, very very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Central Coast)·Dined 3 days ago

Warm reception, excellent service, quiet table for conversation, like eating at a club or in a private home, typical French bistro menu with great variety and skilled preparation. An all together lovely evening. Gave us a quiet table as we had requested.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent service!
Food was very good.
A generous brunch menu.
Would certainly return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

Very nice place with good food friendly service, the only reason I didn't give 5-stars is because this is just below the level of the snobby ones in the area of decor, ambiance, and service. The food portions are generous, well dressed, and excellent tasting.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Usually enjoy our dinner there but the rib eye steak was very disappointing. Very tough and tasteless

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 (Richmond)·Dined on January 3, 2018

LOVE THIS RESTAURANT!!! An all time nyc fav. First time having pre theater....they had us in and out, great value, ceasar salad disappointing but steak frites and moules delicious as well as profiteroles. Outstanding service!!! One of my all time favorites!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This is our go-to neighborhood favorite. We have spent the last 5 New Years Eves here as well. The food is consistently delicious and the service attentive. My only suggestion is to play a selection of music that is more in keeping with a quiet dining experience.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent local country French restaurant. Great food, moderate price and consistent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

They never rush customers out, a very relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

50th anniversary. Delicious dinner. Wonderful service. Couldn’t have been nicer. I highly recommend the coq au vin. My husband loved his escargot and scallops. Our new favorite French restaurant !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Good food and service. We loved the bronzino entree and the tuna and salmon tartare appetizer. Also a good choice of desserts and a nice wine list too

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent food and service was more than attentive

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Nice experience.
The only rub was they were sticklers for the pre-fixe time expiration of 6:30. We were 5 minutes late to place the dinner order (we had our drinks inside the pre-fixe window), and our delay was in part due to some extraordinary circumstances; however, they wouldn't budge. But for other matters the service went beyond the norm. The place was not full yet either. Perhaps someone should talk to the kitchen.
Otherwise, fine place, we'll be going back.

Tags: Disabled Access, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent food and decor as always.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Nothing special.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

favorite Neighborhood Place food and service is always good

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Somewhat of an institution in a city losing both its moderate and deluxe French offerings. While not truly a French bistro nor deluxe dining Jubilee fits into a unique niche of comfort French. A diverse menu yet of you are a fan of mussels, this is the place to visit. Other items include French classics as well as cafe' fare. For those who may wish to try and save a few $, consider visiting before 6:30P for the 2-course prix-fixe for $31, by NYC standards a good value.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

We've been here multiple times. Always good. Very happy to recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent food and service! What else would one want??????

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 15, 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful dinner here on a Friday night. The restaurant was full but not loud, nor were the tables crowded together. It is in Midtown East in the Sutton Place neighbirhood and seemed to have many regulars dining there....we will certainly be back!! There is a prix fixe option which we did not choose; it seemed quite extensive but I believe it might have had time limitations....check with the restaurant if this is of interest. We ordered a la carte and the prices were very reasonable. My husband especially enjoyed the fois gras appetizer. We also had the escargot which were very good, and I had the beet salad which was fresh and crisp without being drowned in dressing. For our entrees we had the beef tartare and the scallops and then chocolate molten cake for a decadent finish to a great meal. The service was superb, and the atmosphere was perfect and cozy, but tables were situated so you didn't feel like you were sharing your personal space or conversation with the neighboring table. We had a very nice evening and will definitely return!!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 15, 2017

I wanted to find a neighborhood French place as I remembered from my childhood to take my family to in NYC and Jubilee fit that to a T. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The only reason I did not give a “five stars” is because IMHO, the portions were too big. I know that the Chef probably did that after his own soul-searching and to please modern day Americans but I am Old School. Leave the large portions to Asian (non-Japanese) and American restaurants please! I would like to know that if I go to a Japanese or a French restaurant that I will be satisfied with flavors and presentations and not overwhelmed with portion size.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Nice enough, but not what the old Jubilee was. Both the Chicken Coq au Vin and the Dover Sole were poor and uninspired. These are must-do-right dishes for a place like this. A shame.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Have been coming to this site since it was Billy’s. More than just a local restaurant, Jubilee is very special: the food, the service, and the ambience. As usual, the evening was excellent.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Had another wonderful meal at one of our favorite restaurants. Service and surroundings were wonderful.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

we were seated promptly. Service was excellent-prompt, but not rushed. We were 4, and each had a different dish, and all were satisfied. Reasonably quiet.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Wonderful food but the service was awful.
It took way too long for anyone to come take drink orders and foid orders.

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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Jubilee is an anachronism - a neighborhood gem with excellent food and service. On Sundays & Mondays they even offer the pre-theater Prix Fixe menu until closing which is a real bargain. If you like mussels, I'm not sure there's a better place in New York. All in all, one of my favorites.

Tags: Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Fabulous atmosphere and food. As first time dinners, we very much enjoyed the experience and will definitely be back!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent. We used to visit more regularly, and had always enjoyed. First time to new location . Everything was great, especially mussels

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Jubilee is a great bistro! We weregivenfantastic service, Drinks came 123 and were perfect. Dinner was excellent. Great menu selections and great preparation. The Blueberry Souffle topped out a great dinner!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great fish soup and rack of lamb. The mussels with fries are always a favorite. Nice wine list.
Very efficient service (even when one of our guests spilled his glass of wine).
So glad Jubilee is in my neighborhood.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great food, great food and great food! Ambience is lovely and cozy the service is top notch and the Mixologist/Bar Master Brian is lovely and charming!

Tags: Seasonal, Casual, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

One of our neighborhood favorites. Terrific French bistro. We bring out-of-town guests, and they return on their own on future trips.

Tags: Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful food, the worlds best truffle pate and great service

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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Very nice french restaurant with a nice menu, great service , and nice ambiance .

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Reliably good

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Jubilee was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint. Very wonderful French food, a mixture of classic dishes and newer interpretations.
Service was extremely attentive but not hovering.
The ambiance of the restaurant is not over stated and very conducive to pleasant dining and conversation.
Eating at Jubilee is not just a a meal, it is an overall experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

I only gave 3 stars for food because it was ordinary food at upscale prices. An "heirloom" tomato salad was our first course. The dressing was well balanced, there was feta, and the tomatoes were delicious but ordinary, not heirloom. For our entrées we both got rack of lamb with potato au gratin and a grilled tomato. The lamb was done as requested and served with a dark gravy, the potatoes were bland and the tomato had green stuff on top. There was nothing interesting nor exceptional about the flavors. With that, it was easy not to order from the (also) boring dessert menu.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

What a delightful French treat! Food was great! Moules Frites were divine. My bouillabaisse was delicious, lots fish & clams, warm smoky broth.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Lovely evening.

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