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Jacques Brasserie

Upper East Side
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204 E 85th St, Ste 206, New York City, NY 10028-3001 (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
(212) 327-2272
Mon - Wed 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thu - Sat 5:00 pm - 3:00 am
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New York City, New York
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55 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 chardonnay, garlic and parsley were very good – mussels are their specialty. Overpriced.

Thank Victor T
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 along with casual tables for drinking or eating along red leather banquets and a white... More 

Thank newyorkcb
New York City, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

20 Years in Manhattan and this was the worst experience I've ever had in an restaurant. I've had terrible service, mediocre food and tiny portions but the food was just BAD. A friend and I stopped in for brunch after a little shopping in the area. It wasn't terribly busy but nearly all the outdoor tables were filled. The menu... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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396 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

decent food nothing I remember stands out. Good place for lunch. Nice dining room and quiet for conversation

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62 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

Asked some employees at a close-by museum where locals go for drinks, and this was one of their suggestions. went on Saturday afternoon and had a nice drink, good bar tender, helpful staff, would like to try again for food. would go again for drinks.

Thank charles m
San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

My steak tartare was delicious, and they happily made me an appetizer-sized portion. The French onion soup was great, topped with lots of sticky yummy grilled cheese. My friend's mussels mariniere were also fabulous. The waiter (Jose) was the perfect balance of friendly and professional, and he even came running out after us because my friend left his credit card... More 

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New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The restaurant has a nice main dining room and a very appealing outdoor dining area. Unfortunately, that is where anything good ends. I started off with what was a mediocre Onion Soup which lacked onion flavor (and not much onion) as a result of being watery. One of my favorite fishes is Brook Trout but here it did not have... More 

Thank Harvey M
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The menu, the staff, the ambience all make this feel like a local bistro...there, not here! The mussels are always terrific and the fries that accompany them, as well. Their selection of beers is also quite good with a variety of my favorites: Belgian darks. This visit was lunch with a friend much enhanced by a beautiful NYC summer day... More 

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Zealand, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

ordered Mussels with french fries, delivered directly from Heaven! They were marinated in Chardonnay, garlic and parsley, so fantastic! With out a doubt the best Mussels i have ever had! My husband Got the chicken with spinach, and he loved it. The waiters were so Nice to us, best eating out experience, of our NYC vacation!

1 Thank DiJahol
San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We met another couple here for a drink before dinner as they live in the neighborhood. Very authentic French Brasserie with well priced wine and cocktails. I look forward to eating there.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $75
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
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: (212) 327-2272
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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