Jubilee 1st Avenue

4.5
1150 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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. $30.50 Prix Fixe or A La Carte
$32.00 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
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary French, Mediterranean
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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
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Phone number
(212) 888-3569
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
52nd and 53rd street
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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
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Special events & promotions
$32 TWO COURSE MENU, Monday to Friday
INCLUDES A GLASS OF WINE OR BEER
PRIX FIXE MENU INCLUDES Field Green Salad with Balsamic And Tarragon Dressing, Romaine Caesar Salad, Jubilee Homemade Country Pate, Mussels Any Style from our Mussel Menu
With French Fries or Salad, Broiled Salmon with Ratatouille & Thyme Jus, Organic Wagyu Beef Burger with French Fries & Salad, Stuffed Chicken Thigh With Mushrooms, Roasted Potatoes & Garlic Sauce
OR CHOOSE FROM OUR A LA CARTE MENU


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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1150 People Are Saying
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C
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Imaginative food
Excellent chef
Good value with better food than the celebrity chefs

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JR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Pricey but pleasant. Not noisy and the pork chop I ate was excellent. So was the desert. We had profiteroles.

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O
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We arrived towards closing time, but the staff were very warm and welcoming the food and service were very good. We actually came all the way from Ohio for dinner here :)

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f
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

The service on October 4th was exceptionally poor. There were very few people in the restaurant and yet the service was slow and inattentive. We have dined here before and this was a uniquely unpleasant experience. We mentioned that this was a special birthday celebration and absolutely nothing was done or offered to mark this occasion. I ordered a coffee and it took at least 20 minutes for me to receive it. After several requests about the birthday, still nothing was proffered. When the check came, we were astounded to see that the coffee cost $7. That is a preposterous amount for a cup of coffee.
I will have to find another neighborhood restaurant to replace Jubilee.

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L
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Never disappoints Mussels are the best I have ever had. Wonderful and friendly staff. Nice clientele

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m
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Jubilee was wonderful as usual even though it was very crowded, unusual for lunch time. The crowd was obviously not expected since there was only one waitress. Despite the problem for her, the service was excellent, she managed very well. Fortunately, the large groups were not noisy. One friend was at Jubilee for the first time and loved it. He also was right in suspecting that the large groups were from the UN which was just finishing up the yearly high level meeting. As always, the mussels were delicious as was my favorite dessert, profiterolles.

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R
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, good service. Jubilee is a neighborhood gem

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JR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Have been coming here for years. Wonderful atmosphere. Love to sit at the bar and chat with bartender and other guests. Great and attentive servers. Food is always reliable and tasty. Maybe the best French fries in the city! A bit pricey for what it is but I keep coming back.

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L
Hawaii
17 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great dishes, snails,pate,lamb soups, but some dishes much better than others. My favorite lamb mussels with sausage onion soup, pate cheese plate and the amazing souffles
Great birthday spot

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EC
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best French Onion Soup around! A great French bistro, with lots of choices of Mussels and terrific fries.

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p
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

A favorite comfortable place for hearty food. Love the scallops in mushroom risotto. All the varieties of mussels are good.

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l
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite NYC restaurant! Mussels provencal are the best

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P
Montreal
123 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We usually go here 2-3 times a summer and including this visit are never disappointed. The rack of lamb was superb as was my wife’s steak tartare. Our friend’s sea scallops were outstanding as well. The service was excellent from the waitress who seated us and took our drink orders to the waiters who took the dinner orders and those who brought the food and cleared the table. Professionals all.
A must visit if ever in NYC.

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 1

Extremely overpriced for average food.

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C
Austin
94 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come to Jubilee any time we visit New York.. The food is tasty, well prepared and the whole scene is lovely.

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JT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good never fails best neighborhood restaurant

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JA
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always so wonderful and reliable for a great evening!

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NM
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Husbands first visit to NY.

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JM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best real French restaurant in the city. Nothing fancy, just great food and a comfortable atmosphere .

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AL
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The service was, at best, casual. The restaurant was 3/4 empty but the personnel waiting on tables was quite insufficient.

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A
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Consistently excellent

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LM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Most enjoyable. No complaints. Will definitely return with friends.

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s
New York Area
104 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Took our friends out to celebrate their anniversary. The salads and the tuna tartare were good appetizers. Loved the bronzino presentation. The shuffle was a good dessert.

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D
New York Area
436 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent dinner. I had gazpacho soup and a wonderful chicken and mashed potatoes main. The humble chicken was delicious. For dessert a terrific blueberry souflle. My wife had the 10 ounce steak with fries and salad. For dessert the grand mariner souffle. For wine we had a moderately priced French Chardonnay. Overall a restaurant that is just hard to beat. Lots of hot new places around but nothing could beat last nights dinner. We highly recommend Jubilee

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C
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

the restaurant has a somewhat limited menu but the food is good quality, fresh, and generally well prepared. the wait staff are awkward and the service is NOT up to the quality service one should get when paying this price. When I had difficulty getting up to leave no one offered to help me from my chair, nor helped us with the door, and it was not very late.

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JC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Service was a bit slow. Otherwise food was exceptional

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GG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary in Jubilee. Enjoyed a bottle of sancerre with our meal: salmon & tuna tartare plus grilled octopus as appetizers; scallops with orzo and branzino as our entrees. This was only my second time here (my husband's first). Won't be our last since we enjoyed everything about Jubilee! Merci!

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!

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LT
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I love this restaurant. It is one of my favorite restaurants, particularly for mussels which of course is a signature dish. However, Mussels Vinaigrette is truly my favorite style and for some reason this has been taken off the menu. Usually I can ask for this preparation but on my last visit I was told no, not possible. I was very disappointed and I hope this preparation is either added to the menu OR will be prepared as requested in the future. It is a particularly wonderful summer dish!

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DJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service was very attentive!
Even the manager jumped to the street to bring a package we forgot
Fair price for brunch includes 3 drinks each.
Bravo to the staff in absence of Luc!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service and ambience. Will return without hesitation.

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h
New York Area
142 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It is always nice to have dinner with friends at the red restaurant. The menu offers many choices and everything is nicely prepared and presented. Our friend uses a motorized scooter and she was taken care of by the staff in a very nice manner. We appreciated this service.

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DE
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been there many times and it is always great food and service

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C
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reliable neighborhood spot, outstanding mussels

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g
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time; thought it fabulous. Food, service, charm. Loved it. Best selection of mussels I have ever seen. Our waitress was helpful in suggesting to try different items. In nyc for 5 days staying in theater district yet drove to east side to the restaurant. Would do again in a heartbeat.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!

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CW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely neighborhood spot with consistently good food.

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JE
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem! Entering Jubilee feels like walking into an elegant, European home, an oasis offering refuge from the bustling city Street right outside. The menu reflects french and international classics, prepared from fresh, fine ingredients ”comme il faut”. Excellent, attentive and friendly service, in a pleasant atmosphere. Luckily I discovered Jubilee though it has existed for some 20 years now.

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NY
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Jubilee is a Neighborhood Gem
Jubilee offers truly good French fare in a pleasant, more spacious environment than other bistros. (The 1st Avenue location is a wonderful upgrade). The service is pleasant and attentive and the food is very well prepared and tasty. The mussels are divine in various preparations (garlic, parsley, butter is unbelievably delicious), and are served with perfectly cooked , crispy fries or salad. The scallops and risotto with mushrooms are so very good, as is the gazpacho and the house burger. The fig and goat cheese Napoleon is more of a salad than it is a Napoleon, but it is still quite tasty. The soufflés are incredible. Yes, while we are addicted to chocolate, the seasonal soufflés ( think fresh, summer blueberries) are mouth wateringly delicious, and the chocolate soufflé is outstanding. Enjoy this gem of a restaurant for dinner or Sunday brunch ( you can get your typical brunch fare as well as mussels and delicious French options). Whatever meal you choose to enjoy at Jubilee, you willmost certainly be pleased by the delicious food and pleasant atmosphere.

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LS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I hadnt been to Jubilee since it was located on E 54th An old firned and I were in town and decided to check out The food was amazing and the best was we could actually have a conversation While the restaurant was filled the tables arent on top of each other. Looking forward to going back again!!

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