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Jules Bistro

4.4
377 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Top Tags:
  • Live Music
  • Cozy
  • Romantic
A taste of Boulevard St. Germain on St. Mark’s, Jules Bistro has captivated diners for twenty five years with its amber coziness, nightly live jazz and authentic French bistro cuisine.
Whether you’re stopping by for a glass of red, settling in for a romantic meal or enjoying the music, Jules Bistro delivers a memorable experience with the reassurance "we’ll always have Paris."
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Dinner : Monday - Sunday: 5.00pm - 11.30pm
Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 12.00pm - 4.00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11.00am - 4.00pm
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Phone number
(212) 477-5560
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Octavio Torres
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
2nd Avenue
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Public transit
Subways: L at 3rd Avenue, 6 at Astor Place or N/R to 8th Street NYU.
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Entertainment
The hottest spot to enjoy the finest jazz in the East Village, and never with a cover!

Nightly performances run from 7:30pm to 10:30pm, in addition to Sunday brunch from 12pm to 3pm. Please consult our website and Facebook page for our weekly lineup.
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 377 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipcp123 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Really fun brunch with live jazz! The food was delicious. Definitely recommend the duck confit hash!

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vipLeeya448 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Brunch at Jules Bistro is always great! Good food, live music on Sundays, good for groups, takes reservations, helpful and attentive staff. Everything you want in a brunch! Been meaning to try dinner too. Lots of my friends have brought out of town guests who have all been impressed too.

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Sparrow (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

Had a great time on a beautiful snowy night in the Village. Food was good. Tables were tightly spaced, and the noise level was unbelievably loud that the musicians could hardly be heard.

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Cindy (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Services excellent. Homemade pate--delicious!

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Lala (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

The jazz band changes weekly so not sure when I will see this band again. However had a yummy dinner, delicious wine and lively music.

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MariellaC (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Splendid night to spend my birthday there. Great place to Jazz it Up. Great vibes, service, ambiance, and company. Couldn’t ask for more.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

We ordered two bottles of wine, both which were bad (cooked) and they charged us for one of them.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Jules Bistro was terrible. First off, this place smells worse than a fraternity covered in alcohol after a party- the stench was absoluly disgusting and made me want to leave right after walking in. The reason we stayed was because of the “Live Music” which I specifically called about the week of and confirmed would be happening, and which was scheduled and advertised on their website... There was no live music. There was no apology. There was no note of this or mention of this ever prior to my arrival and sitting down. That was the only reason I was dining there, to experience the music with brunch and my date. With no music, you’re just sitting in one of the worst restaurants in nyc at a terrible place setting with subpar “French want-to-be” food. Place was a let down and I’d never go back or recommend anyone to waste their time attempting to go.

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MicheleG (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Highly recommend the mushroom and fig appetizer, the skate entré with the Côtes de Rhone Chardonnay

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RupanD (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food. The best octopus I've had in Toronto - beautifully marinated and so tender.

Just loved it!

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ArmeleChouchen (Raleigh)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

I am French, so I can recognise between fake and true French bistros. Jules is a real one. Good food, friendly staff (better than in France), nice decor.

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BMaverick17 (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Fantastic service and food was delicious as was the lovely old world French ambience with great jazz.

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vipGuiMartins (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Great live music in a little bistro kind of place. The food was good and the service very good.

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OpenTable Diner (Berlin)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

The ambience was amazing, with the low lights and the wonderful live music, very good food, I would definitely recommend a night out there!

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vipcmferrari (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Jules transports you to France with it's food, friendly French staff, laid back atmosphere and incredible jazz music!!!

I was able to score a reservation for Saturday night last-minute, and when my friend was late to meet me, they had no problem seating me right away - the unpretentious vibe is breath of fresh air in NY!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants in New York. Everyone I've brought here loves it too.

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vipRoxanne (Portland)
3.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

We were sat right by the front door despite having a reservation... it was below freezing outside, so it was quite unpleasant any time someone entered or exited the restaurant. I'm not sure why they didn't seat us at one of the many other tables that could accommodate 6 guests. The music was lovely.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Very loud with the live music, very very cold on a 32F day in NYC. The servers were wearing UGGS and wool cardigans over turtlenecks while we shivered in our seats. A bit shabby by now.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Band was great

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Great experience! Need to get credit cards working.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent Jazz and the Muchroom Plateau was to die for!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

A pleasant stop, with well prepared food and low key, casual entertainment.

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vipKEENJ (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

French bistro in the East Village with very good food and live music seven nights a week. The space is intimate and seating is tight but overall an enjoyable dinner.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Loved everything about it

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OpenTable Diner (Mexico City)
2.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Very bad experience, we ordered 2 bottles of wine, many apetizers and they kept me saying that we needed to decide quick because they were really busy and I had to order a main course, really don’t understand how they could treat a customer like these, will never go back again and will not recommend, there are really great restaurants in manhattan so this is not worthy a try.

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vipShannam (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

I have been going to Jules for years. It's a lovely spot. It can get a bit loud if it is full and the band playing. That being said the music is always good as is the vibe and food.

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FamilyFriendlyNewYork (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Food theme is French, and pretty authentic and tasty (beats Les Halles bigly; then again, not hard to do). Atmosphere is quaint, cozy. We were not there on music night, so it was quiet and relaxing, yet busy. Brunch and off-hours are family-friendly.

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vipTheFoodGhost (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Great atmosphere. Quality menu. Jazz without pretension.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

The food was absolutely delicious and service wonderful. I've found a new favorite spot!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

We all loved it - from a 16 yr old girl to 60 year old man! Cool jazz, GREAT food. fun staff.
This is a keeper. We'll be back.
I think it is a great value for quality of food and music.

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