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Jacques Brasserie

204 E. 85th St., New York, NY 10028 40.778052 -73.954378
nr. Third Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-327-2272 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: French
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

jacquesnyc.com

Hours

Mon-Thu, noon-3pm and 5:30pm-11pm; Fri, noon-3pm and 5:30pm-midnight; Sat, 11:30am-3:30pm and 5:30pm-midnight; Sun, 11:30am-4pm and 5:30pm-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6 at 86th St.

Prices

$18-$29

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

80th St. to 95th St., Fifth Ave. to York Ave.

Profile

Low key and inviting, this two-room restaurant and bar serves French standards in a typically French setting—as we Americans like to imagine it, anyway. Posters of vintage ads and bohemian scenes à la Toulouse-Lautrec plaster the dark wooden walls, interrupted only by a few prominent mirrors and white lacy half-curtains stringing the windows. In the noisier front room, there's a TV and large bar, amply stocked with Belgian beer and outfitted with bar stools comfortable enough for dining. Almost all the remaining indoor seating takes the form of banquettes; the entry room has a central one shaped like a horseshoe, while another runs the perimeter of the stately main room. At most tables, you're likely to spot middle-aged groups and local families sharing the deservedly popular house specialty, moules frites: a steaming pot of mussels and a helping of crispy, thick, and salty fries. Fresh, plump, and not at all gritty, the mussels come with a choice of six sauces, encompassing the traditional (mild garlic, chardonnay, and parsley) and the far-flung (Thai ginger and lemon grass). Despite other crowd pleasers like roasted chicken with zesty mashed potatoes, much of the menu feels like a letdown. The flimsy trout, steeped in a bland buttery sauce, is a particular disappointment.

Extra

Monday is Belgian Night Feast with moules frites plus a Belgian draft for $20 (cash only). Every night, ladies can buy one drink at the bar and get a complimentary second drink.

Recommended Dishes

Tarte a l'oignon et chevre, $11; poulet rotis, $21; moules frites marinières, $20

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