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Jacques Brasserie

204 E 85th St, Ste 206, New York City, NY 10028-3001
+1 212-327-2272
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“onion soup” (4 reviews)
“escargot” (3 reviews)
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French, European
$$ - $$$
204 E 85th St, Ste 206, New York City, NY 10028-3001
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to visit on a Thursday. Heard the Jazz with Sarah Hayes band. Wow! We were so entertained. Coupled with the incredible menu and the lovely wine! (Try the Chicken) My husband and I enjoyed the best date night...We'll go back!

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed May 8, 2017

This is one of our UES go to places. Always bustling, the menu is just what you expect a brasserie to offer, the surroundings authentic and the wait staff professional.

Thank tdcCT
Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

Very nice service, fabulous st joseph 2010 wine, terrific veal risotto, and great tart tartine Their style. The appetizers are stellar. As well with snails scooped out not cups with extra garland c butter and beet salad. They have daily specials but all dishes were...More

Thank Allan S
Reviewed April 10, 2017

We had dinner here twice in one week - as we really enjoyed the place and the food. It has a lovely cozy ambiance, very good service and food. Their menu is typical French bistro - worth a visit/

1  Thank C L
Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

We just had a beautiful, romantic evening at Jacques. We've been there before, many times, but tonight was special. Soft jazz in the background, a glass of champagne on arrival and just a slow dinner, candlelight and roses. A very special quiet moment within the...More

Thank Ana E
Reviewed January 4, 2017

Since opening in 2000, Jacques has had its ups and downs, but now seems to have settled into a reliable bistro. If you make multiple visits, you may see the same faces, and the bartender, Sal Fella, greets you warmly. You may dine on the...More

Thank 677edgar48
Reviewed December 11, 2016

Advised to make a reservation, we did and were happy to have done so. The brasserie was packed when we got there; however, they apparently know how to time their table seatings. The tables are very NYC close - so close that people tend to...More

Thank Janou J
Reviewed September 10, 2016

What a disappointment! Hubby and I ordered mussels--way too many were unopened, which means they're inedible. Those that were edible contained the skimpiest excuse for mussels. And they should be ashamed for what they passed off as French baguette--soggy crust. No draft beer because of...More

1  Thank Fishy-story
Reviewed August 21, 2016

The restaurant is located on the corner of 3rd Avenue and East 85th Street and has two rooms and outdoor seating. Interior is kind of dingy, windows need cleaning and cutlery are with fingerprints. Trout was good, but portion could be bigger. Mariniers mussels with...More

1  Thank Victor T
Reviewed June 15, 2016

Take a quick trip to Paris in this Upper East Side French restaurant. Jacques links like it has been in Paris for years even though it is in New York City. French music waifs through the two dining rooms. The first room has a bar...More

Thank newyorkcb
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighborhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $75
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
5:00 pm - 3:00 am
5:00 pm - 3:00 am
5:00 pm - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 204 E 85th St, Ste 206, New York City, NY 10028-3001
    (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: 4,5,6 Trains.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-327-2272
  • E-mail
Jacques Brasserie is a relaxing sanctuary deep in the heart of the Upper East Side. Low key and inviting, this two-room restaurant and bar serves classic French dishes amongst dark wooden walls adorned with vintage poster advertisements and bohemian scenes a la Toulouse-Lautrec. Open seven days a week, Jacques Brasserie serves lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.​Our chef creates everything in house, producing classic dishes such as French Onion Soup, Escargot, Steak Frites, Poulet Roti, Salade Nicoise and our most popular dish, Moules Frites.​Committed to serving the finest local and seasonal products, prepared in a stylish yet simple manner, a meal at Jacques Brasserie will captivate your senses. ​Bon Appetit!​
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