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Chez Jacques

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1022 S 1st St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1819 (Formerly Jacques French Cafe)
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband has been wanting to try French food for awhile. We stopped in on a Sunday and had dinner. The food was outstanding,the waiter was excellent. We were able to sample wine and soup before we ordered what we wanted. I'll Definitely be back!

1 Thank Ada M
Cleveland, OH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good service, professional and friendly wait staff, quiet/small restaurant but very delicious food and perfect for lunch.

1 Thank uki_guy
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

I read reviews before i went there and now I question if these people were at the same restaurant as I was. It was birthday party, I will start with bad and finish with good; -One ordered half a chicken with pomme frites...funny thing my sister speaks french so when she ordered in french waiter asked her if she is... More 

1 Thank Serbiankings
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Virtually every time that I have driven past the restaurant, I made a mental note that one day I would dine there. It is located in a strange area, as it is/was an industrial area and there really are not homes or even greenery, just a gas station in the area and old factories and warehouses. Yet amidst the grey... More 

1 Thank ProfessorOnzaga
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

I've been to Chez Jacques on several occasions. An afternoon charcouterie board and a bottle in the courtyard in summer is superb. Brunch crepes are to die for. Traditional French meals are authentic. Beef bourguignion is tender, steak frites is delicious. Breakfast lunch or dinner a wonderful choice!

1 Thank Marge B
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016

Chez Jacques is a Crowded Earth Kitchen favorite - impeccable service, truly outstanding food, reasonable prices, and a chef/owner who takes a personal interest in repeat guests. Favorite menu items include the cheese plate, seafood crepes, burgundy beef, bouillabaisse, and plum tart. The beet salad is also lovely, and my dinner companions have had good things to say about many... More 

1 Thank CrowdedEarthKitchen
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

By far, the best crepes in the city. Every dish on the menu is very French. Be ready to fall off your diet, but it's worth it.

Thank John D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

This was not our intended dinner spot, but boy are we glad we ate here! From the outside, it doesn't look like much, but be prepared for true French cuisine. I had the lentil soup, which was rich and flavorful, followed by the Boeuf Bourguignon, which was wonderful and chocolate mousse for dessert that was to die for! My husband... More 

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Dothan, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Went there for our 30th anniversary. My wife is a French food snob and she loved it! Atmosphere was relaxing and the service was very good. We will definitely return if we find ourselves in Milwaukee again.

Thank John B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The restaurant is absolutely charming and the service is very good. The four of us all ordered one of the specials of the evening and while they were very good (fish and pork), they were not outstanding. It's a restaurant worth a visit.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1022 S 1st St, Milwaukee, WI 53204-1819 (Formerly Jacques French Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: 414-672-1040
This touch of Paris in the heart of Milwaukee offers authentic breakfast, lunch and dinner entrees, using ingredients true to French customs and created fresh to each order. New Prix fixe three-course specials each evening for $24. Extensive French wine list, including organics. Available for private parties, catering, take-out.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?