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Madame Claude Cafe

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364 4th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
201-876-8800
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4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Wed 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 0
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A wonderful experience!

Our friends introduced us to Madame Claude and were so kind to make a reservation (usually they only go here on special occasions as it is their favorite)! The service was extremely friendly and the food was great. As a vegetarian I did experience the same as in France and that the food choices... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Squeegee1982
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New York
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New York
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42 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our friends introduced us to Madame Claude and were so kind to make a reservation (usually they only go here on special occasions as it is their favorite)! The service was extremely friendly and the food was great. As a vegetarian I did experience the same as in France and that the food choices were limited, but there was so... More 

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Thank Squeegee1982
New York City, New York
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

This is a quaint little French restaurant in the ever improving jersey city neighborhood. The food for us was ok but we were a little spoiled as we had just returned from a trip to France. My duck did not inspire me in any was and it was a bit dry. But my wife's crepe was good. Perhaps our expectations... More 

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Thank Chris V
new jersey
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The first impression was one of caution but don't let that stop you. Dining outside in warmer weather is definitely preferable to an inside table (stuffy, cramped, warm) but a few orders of mussels in different broths with a bottle of wine (BYOB) before any of the crepes or hanger steak, then followed by the mousse and a dessert crepe... More 

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Thank KarenP1C
West Orange
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103 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

A very small but cozy place. Tables are very close to each other, so there is little to no privacy But the food and the warmth of the hosts are well worth the minor inconvenience.

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Thank GreaterJersey
Middlesex County, NJ
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Went with Jersey City "natives" who live a few blocks away. This is a friendly little BYOB bistro with a great vibe. Wonderful salmon crepes and a lentil salad. I'm not much of a meat eater, but my companions both had the pork loin (their favorite) and it was moist and flavorful. I thought the crème brûlée was a bit... More 

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Thank jgmjr
Jersey City, New Jersey
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92 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The owners are wonderful it a cozy spot and BYOB. The escargot was awesome and their savory crepes are really good. It gets packed in there so you may want to try to make a reservation. Also its cash only.

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Thank Kelz812
Stewartsville, New Jersey
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131 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This a small cozy place - tables right next to each other, no private conversations here! BYOB and cash only. We were graciously welcomed by the owners. The food was great.The waitress was perfect. We had escargot, seasoned perfectly and tender. There was an octopus special, delicious sauce. Warm fresh bread. Had a Moroccan dish with couscous, lamb sausage, and... More 

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Thank rorudupa
Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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166 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

You’ll feel instantly at home after receiving a warm and hearty welcome from the owners and staff. “It’s nice to see you again” was heard throughout the evening. Madame Claude Café is the perfect neighborhood retreat where you are encouraged to linger and enjoy the evening. It’s a small, intimate, unpretentious space with a stamped tin ceiling and only 14... More 

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Thank DonnaandCraig
Hackensack, New Jersey
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My american Friends advice me to go to this place , and describe the food like amazing and a small place with french spirit . As I am French , I was very excited to go ... and very disappointed. I order mushroom stuffed in cream in 'appetizer' to share with my friend, the plate came with three poor mushroom,... More 

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Thank val1008
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

This is an amazing place. I found it by chance while searching the internet for places to eat in Jersey City. The menu posted online looked promising, but I was still unsure of what our experience there would be like. That is, until we stepped in the place. It's a cute little French cafe, easy to miss if you don't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 364 4th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
  • Phone Number: 201-876-8800

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?