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“A Charm” 4 of 5 stars
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Madame Claude Cafe
364 4th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
201-876-8800
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Ranked #90 of 508 Restaurants in Jersey City
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Nyc
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28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
“A Charm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

I've been coming to Madame Claudes since they opened for weekend breakfasts yet never had a dinner here.

I love the cozy quarters which very much makes me feel like I am in a small Parisian cafe. The entire menu is great. I prefer going in the summer when I can sit outside.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Edison, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Fabulous French BYO in Jersey City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

Brief is best. Jennifer and Paul make you feel soooo at home with scruptious French fare. The quaint space reminded us of little side-street bistro/cafes in Paris. The duck confit was excellent as were the special appetizers and the crepe desserts. Highly recommended, a great value without having to shlep to NYC for great French food!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“C'est vraiment fantastique!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

Okay, okay I cheated. I'm not french. I googled that :)) But seriously though, the food here is quite good. I've only been to Paris once and only for a few days so I don't know how much weight my saying this place tastes authentic will mean to any reader. I have also, to my credit, eaten at a couple of excellent French places in Montreal (as rated by Zagat). Maybe that helps, maybe not. Anyway, I've gone here for dinners but mostly brunches. Delicious, really. The ambiance is Parisian cafe both inside and out. It's quite a shock to find it, of all places, in some hole in the wall in Jersey City. Yup, believe it. Oh, btw, the owners are French and have been here quite a long time. It's easy to spot it at night bec of the charming lights around it. In warm weather there's outdoor seating. The view isn't anything to speak of but it's really quaint and somehow it works.
Venez bientot! (Come visit soon!)

Visited June 2011
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lbuon
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
“Madame Claude's: french comfort food at its best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

Madame Claude's never fails. On warm summer night, sitting outside on an urban sidewalk, is an enchanting escape. Winter nights, sitting inside, is like being in a cocoon. The food is good and unpretentious, and so are the people. Have a chocolate crepe for me, please.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

Authentic French cuisine that's priced right (for what you're getting) with great ambiance and good eats! The servers are pleasant and helpful. Have gone here for dinners and for breakfast. Never fails.

Visited April 2011
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