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Jacques

20 Prince St., New York, NY 10012 40.722778 -73.994401
nr. Elizabeth St.   See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-966-8886 Send to Phone

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  • Scene: Bar Food, Brunch, Classic NY, Lounge, Private Party Space, Restaurant & Bar
Photo by Konstantin Sergeyev

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Official Website

jacquesnyc.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, 11:30am-11pm; Fri-Sat, 11:30am-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Spring St.; N, R at Prince St.

Payment Methods

American Express

Profile

If at first you don't succeed, reinvent. That seems to be Jacques Ouari's philosophy. His fusiony, unfortunately named Mix It morphed into the prickly Porcupine before he decided to shuck experimentation and let his true self come out. This time, Ouari slightly tweaks an already established formula by giving the Nolita version of his successful, eponymous Upper East Side brasserie a North African touch. Colorful bazaar-style lanterns dot the ceiling of an otherwise familiar bistro setting—mirrors, dark wood blinds, wine-colored curtains—and the crowd of local boutique owners and stylish Euros seem to approve. The menu follows suit by offering not only the expected classics like steak frites and escargot, but more exotic dishes like a coconut curry dipping sauce and couscous with merguez, lamb, and chicken. The proven entities, like risotto enriched with slow cooked veal chunks and moules frites in a tangy white wine, shallot, and parsley broth, are the best bets, however—perhaps another sign that it's just best to be yourself? If so, for Jacques, the third time will indeed be the charm.

Extra

The restaurant's weekend prix-fixe brunch, which includes beverage and main course, is a rare area bargain.

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