We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Cafe Joul

1070 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10022-2202 (Manhattan)
212-759-3131
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #4,535 of 11,664 Restaurants in New York City
Reserve with OpenTable
Cafe Joul is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Sat 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: French
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: East 58th and East 59th Streets
Transit: N, R, 4, 5, 6 trains on 59th and Third Avenue.
Write a Review

33 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    10
    10
    11
    0
    2
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I love this restaurant & made a special trip with a friend from London to have the fish cassoulet. At 8PM on a Thursday they had run out, then they said they had run out of the liver which is fabulous & a second choice. I ended up having the mussels. They were so small that if I had blinked... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I know the owner of Joul from the gym on 59th St. we both attend. He has to work off the quality cuisine he serves at the restaurant he owns where his wife, who I think is German, is maitresse d. The place used to drive us nuts because the metal ceiling kept you from hearing yourself think but the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Merto Ny
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Cafe Joul is a very good, cozy, local upper east side French/Belgian restaurant. It has a small but well thought out menu and a simple but good wine list. The standout dishes for us were the mussels in any of the sauces[ we tried each], the the frites, the liver and the apple tart dessert with gelato. The staff is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Cafe Joul is an easygoing French/Belgian bistro in the East 50s. Locals swear by it, visitors will enjoy it. It's low key, the food is delicious, the service, friendly and efficient, and the ambience is cozy. Drop in for weekend brunch or a full dine.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Vancouver Island, Canada
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

This small french bistro style restaurant was recommended to us by our B&B host. We walked the 2 blocks and were seated quickly on a Friday night although we did not have a reservation. We decided to both order the steak frites with green peppercorn sauce, one medium, one medium rare. We started with a bit of nice bread on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Willemstad, Curacao
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

We ordered two hamburgers and two Samuel Adams and I paid $ 82. I really think that was very expensive. Yes, the burger was good and yes, there were french fries, but nothing else.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Syracuse, New York
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Husband enjoyed poached eggs w Canadian bacon. I gorged on toast stuffed with Gruyere and grilled ham topped with sunny up eggs. I have found cheaper brunches but this is French and fabulous!

Was this review helpful? Yes
new york
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

This is a nice neighborhood spot, I love their salads and their main course liver dish is great! Not everyone likes liver, but if you do, and if you are in the neighborhood, I highly recommend a visit here.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York City, New York
Top Contributor
462 reviews 462 reviews
228 restaurant reviews
273 helpful votes 273 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

A neighborhood bistro, yes, friendly to non - regular -customers, NO! We have been there a couple of times before, all mediocre, but it's in our neighborhood, it's no really expensive and it's quiet, so keep trying. After this visit, though, I think we give up. We start with a request for oilve oil instead of butter. The table next... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Always a pleasure to eat here. A neighbourhood gem with a fabulous menu, delicious specials, friendly attentive service, and a great wine list. A go-to when guests come into town and we need a special treat.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Cafe Joul also viewed

 

Been to Cafe Joul? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Cafe Joul, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing