About Jules Bistro

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."

65 Saint Marks Place
New York, NY 10003
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Dinner : Monday - Sunday: 5.00pm - 11.30pm
Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 12.00pm - 4.00pm
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11.00am - 4.00pm

Cross Street:
2nd Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 477-5560

Website:
http://www.julesbistro.com/

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.

Public Transit:
Subways: L at 3rd Avenue, 6 at Astor Place or N/R to 8th Street NYU.

Executive Chef:
Pascal Condomine

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Specials

Ladies Night!

Tuesdays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

6 oysters and a glass of white wine $20

Wednesdays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Les Lundis chez Jules!

Mondays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Specials

Ladies Night!

Tuesdays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Details

50% off sparkling wine by the glass. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Oct 29, 2017 - Mar 1, 2018 on Tuesdays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends at Jules Bistro. We will be offering our traditional 3 course prix-fixe menu from 12pm until 11pm at $29! Along with our A la carte menu.
Live jazz starts at 7.30pm

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Come celebrate Christmas Eve with us. Enjoy our full A la carte menu, along with French traditional holiday specials. Live music starts at 7.30pm.

6 oysters and a glass of white wine $20

Wednesdays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Details

Enjoy our special offer every Tuesday!. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Oct 29, 2017 - Mar 1, 2018 on Wednesdays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

Les Lundis chez Jules!

Mondays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Details

Join us every Monday evening with the Flamenco and Spanish inspired guitar of François Wiss! Jules offers a special 3 course dinner menu for $25. Excludes Tax and Tip. Special valid Oct 29, 2017 - Mar 1, 2018 on Mondays from 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

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Jules Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2016

Very nice experience. I mostly wanted to hear Satish Robertson play,the experience was beautiful.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 14, 2016

Whery Noise and whery dark,Could not se what i was eating.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2016

Jazz is always good. Energy is upbeat. Lots of beautiful people. And most of all, Moishe, the waiter was lot of fun.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 4, 2016

excellent restaurant francais
tres bon menu
tres bon accueil
à faire
animation jazz tous les soirs

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on August 27, 2016

Music was accordion... Interesting. They don't have hard liquor so bloody marys are off the table.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2016

This was our first visit to Jules Bistro. Jules Bistro is a French restaurant, but during the summer Olympics they offer Brazilian specials, a Brazilian prix fixe, the Olympics playing on every TV in the house, and a wonderful Bossa Nova and Jazz band featuring the beautiful Carlota Gurascier. We shared both the Brazilian prix fixe and a traditional French dish starting with Les Escargots and then the Magret de Canard a L’Orange that was all delicious. After a bit of a rocky start with a newly hired server, a seasoned server took over our table and the service was impeccable in traditional French fashion.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2016

I reserved at Jules for my husband's 50th birthday. He is Swiss French/American and loves French food. I read the reviews of Jules and thought it sounded great. The atmosphere is really charming, very cozy, and yes, french feeling. Also the music was wonderful. The meal was delicious- very french, nicely balanced and well presented. I only had one complaint, which was that the escargot was too heavy, oily and bland.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2016

Appetizers: the Terrine de Foie Gras is something I just love, but I was a bit dissapointed. Not that tasty and the brioche not very good, the Tatare de Thon was very good though. For the mains the cote de boeuf and potato wedges was excellent. The music was really good, not as jazzy as I expected, which I liked :-)

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2016

I had the special crab salad and I ate every last bit of it. Loved the ambiance of the place with the Sinatra live band to entertain you.

Don't sit outside, the area is next to trash cans from the apartments upstairs. On a summer night, I got bit by skeeters so I moved inside. Other than that, I'd definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 24, 2016

This long time main stay of the Saint Marks Place scene is probably the best French bistro in the lower east side. It's menu has everything the gastronome would be looking for in provincial French dining. Ambience is exactly what you would be looking for and the Jazz scene after 9pm is just an added breathe of the Parisian flare. Prefect for a date or a group of friends looking for great eats. Start with a cheese board, then try the Steak Frite, finish with Île Flottante... something I have not found in any Manhattan bistros! Magnifique!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2016

Excellent, if small, menu. Very attentive service. Superb music (Ed Cherry jazz trio) which is what brought me there.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 19, 2016

Excellent dining experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 15, 2016

I was very impressed with Jules Bistro. The food was great, the servers were extremely friendly, and the music started up at 8:30. Couldn't ask for more. Great spot in the East Village!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2016

The food, service, wine list, and the performance were impeccable! We had an amazing time fun time and will definitely return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2016

We went there for a birthday celebration. Loved everything. Friendly staff, good food, and amazing jazz. Highly recommend for any occasion. Definitely will be back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on June 9, 2016

Had a wonderful meal while listening to a great sax trio. Couldn't believe there was no cover - the group passed a bucket around for donations and I definitely donated! The music was perfect for the venue and the meal. I had probably the BEST sauvignon blanc I've ever had here too - it was so smooth and rich. I had the half roasted chicken, which was nearly melt in your mouth. Will definitely go back on a return trip to the city, loved it!

Tags: Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 5, 2016

The service was extremely slow and inept- spilling overfilled pitchers of water and orange juice on the table more than once. Band was way too loud and constantly asking for tips. Food was ok. I would not go back.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on June 2, 2016

We came for the Jazz but enjoyed the entire experience! The food and wine were outstanding (steak frites and lamb with Basmati rice), Olga, our server was fantastic.
The Jazz musician Bill Wraley was doing his own brand of Jazz but was very entertaining.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 22, 2016

One of our fall back places and it is always reliable. This time we tried both kinds of mussels and they blew us away! Love this place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (London)·Dined on May 14, 2016

Nice food and ambiance, but a little crowded.
If you like french food and jazz, this is the place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 6, 2016

We wanted to love Jules Bistro, and would have had the service been much better. We were seated immediately but waited 25 minutes for our wine order to be taken. Our food was served before the bread arrived although the other tables were enjoying theirs. We thought the tables were very cramped together for our preference. However, the steak frites and pan seared skate were delicious. You will enjoy Jules as long as you know what to expect.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2016

A charming environment with excellent food. My date and I each had a fish dish, mine being the skate and she had the salmon- They were delicious , the French onion soup divine. The wine was good and the atmosphere very French- Are you a Francophile? It was a sexy charming environment that entertains your soul with a feel of Europe and a sexy grit that only NYC can provide.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on April 16, 2016

The restaurant didn't accept our reservation so we weren't able to dine there as they were full. Apparently they don't accept reservations on Open Table.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2016

It's easy to see (and taste) the reason that Jules has been a neighborhood fixture for decades: excellent food and excellent service. I dined with a friend and we both enjoyed our steaks and sides, great wine, dessert and lovely atmosphere. Jules is very reliable quality-wise and a real treat whether it's a special occasion or not.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 4, 2016

We had seen 'Jules Bistro' earlier in the week when we were exploring the East Village district and thought it looked good for our last evening in the City. It was a Monday night so probably not their busiest night...There were several people at the bar when we arrived and some good live music - a fusion of jazz and world music. The service was great with very attentive staff.
The food was delicious and served well.
The manageress/hostess who welcomed us at the restaurant also joined in with the entertainment and actually had an amazing voice! She certainly added to the ambience of the restaurant. A very enjoyable evening!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 29, 2016

I've been here a few times. The food is good, but not spectacular. The real reason to come here is the jazz. Its definitely fun to change up the regular dinner date and see some live music while eating. Usually the musicians are pretty good. As for the service-- its OK, sometimes slow.
The place has a quaint french vibe to it. Not fancy or anything, but has a lot of character.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 26, 2016

Overall I was happy with my experience there. The live music was excellent and the atmosphere was lively. The lardons et roquefort, l'epaule d'agneau, le saumon grille, and chocolate lava cake were delicious. However, if you have a nut allergy, double check you food. I'm not sure if the waitress had a difficult time hearing me because of the volume of the music or not; I definitely had trouble hearing her. I would definitely go back though

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2016

I like the resturant, it is cosy.
The food not as good and way overpriced for that experience.
Really nothing special. Staff very friendly

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2016

My wife and I had a wonderful time at Jules Bistro on Saturday night. The food was excellent, the wait staff was friendly and accommodating, and the jazz trumpet player, Satish Robertson, was terrific. I was impressed with how well the staff navigated through tight spaces while carrying many dishes. The only drawback for us was the noise level, which made it difficult to have a conversation and to hear the music, which was the principal reason we had come. If you want to hear the music, try to request a table up close, or try going on a weeknight when it may be less crowded. But the food was good enough to make a visit worthwhile even if you cannot hear the music.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2016

It was a great experience! Amazing environment, great band and super service!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 27, 2016

The duck was excellent and recommended. The fish of the day was disappointing - both the quality of the fish (snapper) and the salty tomato based sauce served over top. When we told the manager there was no effort made to replace or refund.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2016

Jules was a super cute, little French spot tucked away on St. Mark's. As soon as we walked up, I saw there was live music (little french, little bluesy, little Hawaiian) but very nice. A little awk that the band walked around collecting tips, but I get the hustle and they didn't come to our table more than one time all morning. We had a cute brunch, I had the french toast prix fixe, which was a little sparse to be honest- I definitely was still hungry afterward and my portion was very small compared to the egg dishes you could choose from. The mimosas were unlimited as long as we were there for just $9 more than the original prix fixe cost. They seemed a bit... mild tbh. I barely ate anything bc the portion was small and had a good amount of drinks, but never quite felt a buzz. The server was super friendly, but I felt bad because we were waiting a lot and it wasn't his fault. It was peak brunch hour when we first arrived and he was serving the entire place with no help. He was very friendly though and definitely did better once the crowd faded, but I ate my meal with no syrup because he never came back and I didn't want to wait anymore. Still would go back though! Just maybe on a slower day, and definitely would order a different meal (or a side to make it more filling). it was very yummy food though!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Horrendous wait even though had a reservation. Host kept telling us he'd be seating us next, pointing to the table he was going to give us, then giving it to someone else. Finally got sat in the back near a very frigid draft. No one came by to take drink orders, so we left.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2016

We went there on Valentine's Day. The ambience, the food, our waitress, live music, it was all amazing! We were impressed and very satisfied. Definitely going back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Found this gem while looking for a place to spend Valentine's Day. It was very romantic and the Jazz was a great touch. I would recommend this place to anyone.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2016

We always have a great time here! Food, music and ambiance is fun,relaxing and good!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2016

We were seated in the front of the restaurant (I hadn't realized they had a huge back room) against a pole, which turned out to be pretty awkward. I kept having to avoid getting knocked into by the staff as they walked by. The food was good although on the pricey side for the portions. But I liked the look and feel of the place and would go back to hear the bands.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2016

Came here for one year with the girlfriend.
Live jazz on a Saturday night at 8:30. Waiters all were either from France or French speakers, food was French and fantastic, service was wonderful. Reasonably priced bottle of chardonnay for the table @ $40. Ambience was beautiful, dinner plates weren't crazy expensive, most items under $30. The duck was moist and tender and melted in your mouth. They brought us over complimentary champagne because I mentioned it was our one year.

Highly recommended wonderful place

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2016

love this place!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2016

Both the appetizers and main courses were vastly too salty. Made us wonder what mistakes they were trying to cover up. If you want decent French Bistro fare with your live jazz, go instead to Matisse at 2nd Avenue and E 49th St. The Avalon band that plays there is Parisian style, to better match the atmosphere.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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