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Madame Claude Bis

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390 4th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-2225
+1 201-876-8800
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Wed 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Jersey City, New Jersey
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59 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is tucked away on 4th Street in Jersey City but it is worth the exploration. Food is excellent and fresh and the price completely reasonable. Do the house carafe as the price is perfect for a tasty wine. We had appetizers of the mesclun salad, escargot, and the special which baby octopus braised in a curry sauce. Main... More 

Thank scbaileyphd
Madison, New Jersey
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 25, 2016

We enjoyed our recent visit to Madame Claude's, we were excited to see their new location and it did not disappoint! Loved the venue, much larger than the original restaurant, and the food is just as good. The service and ambiance were first rate. One drawback was that the restaurant was noisy and it was difficult to have a conversation,... More 

Thank aurorahermo
Jersey City, New Jersey
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2016

We were wonderfully surprised at the new location of Madame Claude! The food was exceptional. The Tuesday night French Jazz was wonderful and not so crowded! Awesome service, we had a great time!

Thank Susan R
Owasso, Oklahoma
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

Prefaced with I've never been to France not am I an expert at French cuisine. This was my first exposure to this establishment and French food. Environment is romantic and intimate. Great date night location but also good for adult couples. Quiet enough to visit with others at table. Loved the décor and cozy feeling. Variety of entrees with specials... More 

Thank A4andB
Jersey City, New Jersey
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451 reviews
295 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2016

I see the few reviews that say this restaurant does not serve "real" French food -- you'd have to ask all the French people who eat here why they come, again and again. Forget the Americans who think they know French food, perhaps remembering the tourist bistros in Paris that live off Americans. The food, ambiance and service here has... More 

Thank Andrew K
Hamburg, Germany
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2016

Went there for my husbands birthday and were very disappointed as the service was bad and slow. They forget to ask for drinks took them a long time to bring them, then one drink was not the one we ordered. Annoying! The food was not tasty at all. We had escargots they were OK, but the calamari in white wine... More 

Thank Andrea E
Jersey City, New Jersey
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

On the positive the space is really cool. Exposed brick throughout. Intimate, cozy, and lively. The food itself is just OK. IMO not worth the price, which is a bit high for JC. I don't know if they were having a bad night but the wine was terrible and $12-13 a glass you expect more. Wife and I had 2... More 

Thank Hubbito
Jersey City, New Jersey
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

This place was cozy and very small. The decor was crazy and unique. I liked that it was byob so it was less pricey. On Thursdays Manouche Bag plays music live. I'll miss the old location but looking forward to trying the new expanded one.

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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 3, 2016

Went there with curiosity, but was very disappointed, the French onion soup was stuffed with Mozzarella cheese, on top of which some small pieces of Gruyere cheese were sprinkled, the broth was simple, not very taste. The main course was good, my steak was tasty and my friend's chicken was also good, but it did not taste like French cuisine....,... More 

Thank Frank G
Hoboken, New Jersey
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115 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2016

Someone at work recommended this restaurant to me so we tried it out one Saturday night. Luckily we went before 6, so there was still room. The restaurant only seats 30 in a warm intimate environment. This is bistro food as you'd expect to find it in France. The space is rustic, rather than faux french, also like you'd find... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$15 - $20
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
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Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 390 4th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-2225
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
  • Phone Number: +1 201-876-8800

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