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Chez Jacqueline - Permanently Closed

3.8
3.8
480 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Permanently Closed - Since its opening 30 years ago, Chez Jacqueline has managed to capture the real and true flavors of the Côte d'Azur. Located on MacDougal Street in the West Village, the charming neighborhood bistro offers simple (direct) sustaining food for which Nice is famed. Whether it's the traditional 'soupe de poissons' served with garlic croutons and rouille or the Daube Nicoise, tender braised beef in a pungent, red wine sauce, Chez Jacqueline's cuisine is as close as one can come to Nice in New York.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Provencal

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm; Brunch: Saturday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 505-0727

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    We are happy to assist you in the planning of your perfect party. Our comfortable dining room will provide seating for approximately 52 and our bar offers additional seating. Please contact us for availability and to plan your ideal seating arrangement and menu.

  • Private party contact

    Ive or Frank: (212) 505-0727

  • Neighborhood

    West Village

  • Cross street

    Houston Street

  • Parking details

    Street parking is commonly available, however in the immediate area Parking Garages are available on West Houston St. between 6th Ave. and Varick St. (across the street from the "Film Forum") and also on West 3rd St. between MacDougal St. and 6th Ave. (only two blocks from the restaurant).

  • Public transit

    6 train to Bleecker St., 4 train to West 4th St., and 1 train to Houston St.

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 480 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.8
3.8 based on all time ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. K

    Kathy

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2017

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    They closed permanently so we paid for an uber to go all the way there for nothing. Your services needs to be more on top of things like this
  2. CS

    CSRNYC

    New York Area

    94 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2017

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    reliable neighborhood French bistro with excellent food
  3. j

    joanpv

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2016

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    The overall dinner was good, however, the fish entree was not fresh. Service was fine, ambiance is good.
  4. s

    soxfan

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not garlicky enough for a restaurant that purports to be Provencal cuisine.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 11, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This restaurant is an old favourite that caters to Greenwich Village locals. The food is standard French bistro, always tasty, reliably good; the ambiance traditional French country style; the service friendly. Their pre-theater menu is especially good value.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    there were 3 of us and we all order the same dishes and they were delicious and the portions were just right, the goat cheese croquettes were way too small and only 4 on a plate, they should of gave us 6 so each of us could have 2 each. Keep up the great food and hope u last another 40 years. Cheers Donna
  7. MN

    MikeNativeNewYorker

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have been going to Cafe Jacqueline for years and have never had a bad meal or experience. Easily my favorite restaurant of this ilk in the Village/Soho area. Def on the Real !
  8. F

    Fannyciska

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, good atmosphere, a lot of profesionalism. Very good restaurant.
  9. B

    Bonnie

    New York Area

    855 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    855 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2016

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    CJ advertises that it has been in existence for 30 years--and it feels like it. The best part of our experience there was the waiter. He was excellent, but nothing else was. The glass of wine was fine, the martini not (avoid). At 8:00 on a Friday night there was one other two, the rest of the restaurant was empty and stayed mostly that was until we left. A very strange feeling....The bread was fine, the pasta okay, the mussels not. And the bill without dessert but with tip was over $100. We won't be back.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner with friends. Delicious food, charming ambience, caring service.
  11. HV

    HenrikVangPoulsen

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect little gem - we stumbled over it by pure luck - their meat was excelent and the service was perfect
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were able to take advantage of a prix fixe meal: an outstanding value. We were pleasantly surprised to find that the portions were not smaller despite the value. If you are in the city between 5 and 6:30, you can't find a better dinner than this.
  13. N

    Nicole

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you are looking for authentic French cuisine with a quaint, rustic ambiance and fantastic service Chez Jacqueline should be on your list. The onion soup, trout almandine, & the daube nicoise were standout items :)
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We met friends from DC and had drinks at the bar our table was ready on time . The service was professional, the food was very good in addition to an interesting menu the specials were great.
  15. m

    marcb

    Cleveland

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    A good meal for four with appetizers and dessert, meat and fish specials were both excellent. They had menu items that are rare, and authentic.
  16. RA

    RominaA

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2016

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Informal, cosy, great food, nice jazzy music.... Perfect! We were a group of 20 and they had no problem accommodating a large party (unlike most places that impose a set menu and a booking fee), very friendly staff
  17. W

    Wanderer

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Chez Jacqueline serves Provençale style bistro fare in a pleasant vaguely old-world/genteel-but-slightly-run-down setting. It's a very good neighborhood standard.
  18. m

    momanoodle

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We'very eaten there many time and have never been disappointed! Food and service are always wonderful! It is a gem that stands on its own despite all the neighborhood gentrification.
  19. W

    Wiz1

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite restaurants. Everything is great. Great food, friendly service. Quaint French restaurant. My go to place.
  20. j

    jeanie

    Charlotte

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Good food , we each had lamb Wine was good Good service Very reasonable
  21. J

    Jdav

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE this place. My husband came in after running several blocks in a downpour. We were DRENCHED! They offered us napkins to dry off and then the waitress brought a table cloth for me to wrap up in as I was cold. The service was friendly and on it. The food was fantastic and we particularly enjoyed the Onion Soup. I highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to returning when I return to NYC next year.
  22. AC

    AndrewC

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A really lovely experience. Food was wonderful, service was good, and the environs were charming. I want with my daughter, and we were able to relax and eat well for 2.5 hours. Get the foie gras if it's available.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful place. So accommodating and fun. I Staff if great and so is the food! Love going back. I have been there to celebrate several birthdays and they help to make them special.
  24. BL

    BethL

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2016

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Perfect find for a birthday dinner! Louis was amazing and so sweet! Def will be back!
  25. L

    Lilyrose32

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful onion tart and mussels and great wait staff.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Recently had dinner on a weekday night with some with colleagues. Decided to go to Chez Jacqueline since it's near the office. The weather was beautiful this night and the window of the restaurant were all open and the lights fairly dim. It was a lovely ambiance. We shared appetizers which were all good - grilled shrimp, haricots verts with chicken livers and olive tapenade. Meal was spaced out just perfectly. Entrees came out of the kitchen still steaming and were all outstanding. I've had too many meals at pricey NYC restaurants where the entrees are served barely warm. Ugh! I had the black linguini with seafood which was fantastic. Portion sizes are more than generous. Bread is delicious and served warm - no charge for bread which I know some restaurants are now doing. Geez. Will definitely visit again and highly recommend.
  27. SS

    SujS

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the red snapper special, deliciously fresh. Bandol rose complemented it perfectly. This restaurant has everything you would expect in a traditional French bistro. Wonderful service on a consistent basis.
  28. CS

    CSRNYC

    New York Area

    94 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Excellent bistro fare. Most recent visit I had mussels with white wine sauce and a potato gallette. So filling I declined a dessert -- but highly recommend the tarte tatin.
  29. JL

    JackieL

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2016

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    The food was excellent, the service was very good, the staff was friendly and accommodating. The restaurant is comfortable and quiet, you can hear each other speak.
  30. H

    Hagop

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2016

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Creme brûlée was the best part of the meal!
  31. M

    12Many

    New York Area

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I took my family to Chez Jacqueline for a pre-theater dinner. I have been here before several times. I have always had at least a good meal here, but this time everything was perfect! The food was delicious and our waiter was very friendly and helpful. All around it was simply a terrific meal.
  32. LB

    LordBrut

    New York Area

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2016

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service is outstanding but food just alright. Overall value good. Would go back just to deal with the wait staff and manager
  33. n

    nathbeck

    New York Area

    156 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    156 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a really pleasant dinner here - quite a small place; soups and entrees (I had a black pasta, my wife had the cassoulet) were all very nice, tasty, etc. Nice service, nice ambiance, quiet but nice music. Also a very nice price (and a moderately priced wine list by NY standards). We will add this place to our list.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2015

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Knowledgeable server with great recommendations. Quaint, intimate ambiance.
  35. e

    expertfoodie

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2015

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Honestly, everything was really good, carpaccio was fantastic, desserts impressive, steak perfect temperature and the price was reasonable... I'll be back.
  36. FP

    FPBear

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2015

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    You should be aware that Chez Jacqueline will cancel your reservation after you've paid your check. Yes, they cancel it with Open Table so they don't have to pay any thing. This is the third time this has happened, and each time I call back it was a "mistake" THREE TIMES!?!? The food has gotten worse, and the attitude as well. Very snooty for such a casual Village place. We will never go back again and would definitely NOT recommend it!!
  37. DM

    DavidM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2015

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I've eaten here a couple of times, when attending events at the Greene Space (in the neighborhood.) It's friendly, warm, cozy; and the food is reliably good. Only disappointment on my most recent visit was the cheese board -- inadequately described by the server, and not sufficiently varied -- just 3 cheeses (including a mess of stilton which had fallen apart, and a tiny wedge of brie...) I know this place can do better than that. Cheeses notwithstanding, I will come back to this enclave of warmth, civilization and (mostly) good food.
  38. d

    divinefind

    New York Area

    145 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    145 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2015

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    kind of ok. I won't elaborate.. but it isn't what it used to be.. and they could definitely cook their food longer.
  39. ST

    SteveT

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals this year. Great food. Awesome atmosphere. Terrific service. We will be back!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chez Jacqueline has re-opened and its adoring patrons breath a sigh of relief!

FAQs

Chez Jacqueline - Permanently Closed offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 505-0727.

Chez Jacqueline - Permanently Closed is rated 3.8 stars by 480 OpenTable diners.

Permanently Closed

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Houston Street

  • Neighborhood

    West Village

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm; Brunch: Saturday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Provencal

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking is commonly available, however in the immediate area Parking Garages are available on West Houston St. between 6th Ave. and Varick St. (across the street from the "Film Forum") and also on West 3rd St. between MacDougal St. and 6th Ave. (only two blocks from the restaurant).

  • Public transit

    6 train to Bleecker St., 4 train to West 4th St., and 1 train to Houston St.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 505-0727

  • Private party facilities

    We are happy to assist you in the planning of your perfect party. Our comfortable dining room will provide seating for approximately 52 and our bar offers additional seating. Please contact us for availability and to plan your ideal seating arrangement and menu.

  • Private party contact

    Ive or Frank: (212) 505-0727

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