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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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4.5

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4.5

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4.4

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4.3

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99% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (36)
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Romantic (19)
Authentic (19)
Special Occasion (18)
Business Meals (16)
Pre/post Theatre (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Good for Anniversaries (14)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Great for Lunch (11)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Casual (10)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Worth the Drive (7)
Good for Groups (6)
Fun (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Happy Hour (4)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great Valentine dinner. Never disappoints’

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

I have been to the restaurant many times because it offers honest price for an honest food and drinks. The tables are not too close to each other and you can talk.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Always great mussels in a quiet and charming environment where you can actually have a real conversation. Jubilee is our go to place for date night.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

We went for their pre-theatre prix fixe and it was lovely. Excellent service and food and an incredible price for a meal with a glass of wine before a show. Really started our evening perfectly. Very cosy and romantic. Would highly recommend.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Always just perfect.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Overall great experience very good staff and great food.
Our waiter was very helpful in choosing a great bottle of wine at $55.
Foies gras and coq a vin were excellent !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I love the food and service at Jubilee, the only reason it didn't get a perfect rating is that the service is just a little slow. For a business lunch it took 1 1/2 hours to finish and it won't always be convenient to get away for a lunch that will last longer than the hour allotted by the office.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

It’s always fabulous. Onion soup was amazing. Mussels never disappoint. We live this restaurant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We really enjoy dining at Jubilee. Very pleasant ambiance, friendly staff, food is delivered promptly. Excellent value and the branzino is out of this world.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Good food and service

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We have been going to Jubilee for years when visiting NYC. This is our first visit to their new location. It corrected the only deficiencies in the original location. It is much quieter and thus easier to talk and the tables are separated sufficiently so that you are not part of the neighboring table's discussion. Food was great! And ,service outstanding.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Went for dinner with sister and nephew (22) - place is quiet and cozy and the service was great. All our meals were very tasty, wine was excellent and desserts delicious. We would definitely go back and recommend to friends. Very relaxing evening

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Jubilee is a reliable favorite that never disappoints. Excellent french/mediterannian fare in quiet, charming setting. Good value for the quality, especially with the pre-fixe.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Had a 730 reservation for 2 on a Sunday night which I made the evening before. I tried to change it the day of to three but they weren’t accommodating at all. They told me they could seat me an hour later to change but i couldn’t do it. Then 5 minutes before, they told me they could do a half hour before... again not good for us. Then we ended up waiting a while for our table. I live in the neighborhood and like the food a lot but would think twice about choosing them as far as their lack of flexibility.. it was only a one person change.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Very good mussels.
Service very good.
Very relaxed time.
Good brunch menu.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Always great and always delicious

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 (Austin)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Wonderful, as always.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Excellent as always

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Everything we ate was delicious. On Monday there is a prix fixe all evening- made the meal a better value for what we would have eaten anyway. Enjoyed everything. The muscles provencale are fabulous if you are a garlic lover.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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 on January 14, 2018

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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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Soup and Mussels were both excellent. Loved the ambiance and décor but it was a little on the quiet side

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

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 December 31, 2017

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 30, 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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vip
 (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 27, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 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 23, 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 22, 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 19, 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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 (New England)·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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