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Jacques 1534

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

  • Cuisine: African/Moroccan, French, Mediterranean
  • Price Range: $$$

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Official Website

jacquesnyc.com

Hours

Tue, 5pm-11pm; Wed-Sat, noon-midnight; Sun, noon-11pm; Mon, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

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

Prices

$15-$29

Payment Methods

Cash Only, American Express

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

With its tile floor, dim lighting, and large mirrors tilted over deep red banquettes, Jacques is like every other striving-to-be-sexy French bistro you’ve ever walked into. But thanks to a few Moroccan flourishes—colored chandeliers, carved woodwork over the bar—it has a slightly more exotic feel. The menu, too, straddles French classics (escargots, steak tartare) and more ambitious North African fare, like a shrimp tajine and, in winter, African chorba soup, a veggie-beef concoction with a fragrant nutmeg broth. The traditional stuff is good, not great, but it gets style points: Crispy trout amandine is served over an unexpected jumble of diced sweet and white potatoes. But the pleasantly spicy merguez in the Moroccan version of steak-frites is a winner, and the crispy, salty fries would please any nationality. Jacques won’t transport you to Balthazar or Marrakesh, but the highly designed plates, at least, are Nolita-worthy. And so is the scene on the front patio, where lithe locals and the Euro and Middle Eastern smokers who love them gather to flirt and drink.

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