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Posted by DINNERAT 8 on 01/02/2011
No tribute to French cuisine that's for certain. I was there with a friend a couple on a recent Sat evening...after being seated it was clear that there was but one waiter for the restaurant...we were served an appetizer that had no resemblance to anything edible, then the main course called a Risotto, would be better named as Rice -mush, and the creme brulee was a poor excuse for pudding. Best to pass on this once charming bistro.
Posted by annoymous on 09/02/2010
I have been there 2 times , the first time was for drinks with a friend, the second was for dinner, we ordered steaks that were way overcooked , it was like chewing rubber.
Posted by anonymous on 02/21/2010
I went to Chez Jaqueline in January 2010 with my father. I found the restaurant on menupages and was skeptical as to what to expect. I was so glad we went though. The food was absolutely outstanding!! We split a salad and an appetizer. The salade Jaqueline was quite good! We also had a pear tart with blue cheese or something like that--it was a special. Though I picked off the blue cheese, as I cannot stand it, the tart was amazing! For a main, I had the poulet roti aux courgettes et tomatoes persilees which was cooked to perfection! The chicken and vegetables were moist and the broth tasted lovely. My father had the special of duck wrapped in apple and bacon, which I tried and was wonderful! For dessert, I had the flourless chocolate cake. It was pretty good, I must say, but not the best chocolate cake I've eaten. My father had the tarte tatin de Jaqueline which I didn't try, but he seemed to love. Overall, the dining experience was good! We were one of the only English speaking couples in the restaurant, which we found to be really cool. The waitress was helpful, but definitely was in no rush at all. We were in the restaurant for a good two hours, so I definitely wouldn't recommend this for a quick meal, but it makes a great sit down dinner! I cannot recommend enough, and we will definitely be returning.
Posted by Kat on 02/07/2010
After having trouble finding a place that would seat a party of 13 or more we decided to try this place out. it was our 5th anniversary and we did a vow renewal prior to brunch. The prices were great and that added to the interest. We got there early, and were seated at the big community table right away. We weren't even asked for drink orders for about 15 minutes. Then we waited for our food for at least half an hour. I ordered the french toast and it was literally charred on the bottom, as was the other french toast on the table. we sent them back, got new ones and they were better. The portions were TINY. No one was full when we left. Several others tried out the steak dishes and everyone had gummy steaks. We only got the check because we asked for it after being finished for 20 minutes. The waiter wasn't very attentive and seemed to not care about us at all. we entered the place at about 2:30 and didn't leave until close to 5pm. When asked if they could make a croque madame we were told no. Most of the menu wasn't really french per say either, just standard food.
Posted by Kaity Heffer on 06/30/2009
The other night at Chez Jacqueline we had a blast! It was my birthday and I had big group coming over. What I did not know when I maid the reservation trough menu pages, that they have big long community table, perfect for parties like this. I felt like I am somewhere in south France, not north of Houston street! We ordered bunch of appetizers for the table and they were all amazing! You have to try Panisse, the chickpea bred from Provence and really good escargots, they make them here like nowhere in the city! You will be pleasently surprised! Food was authentic,I felt like two years ago when I was traveling trough South France. Servis was great, the waiters made our night. Good selection of music put everybody in the happy mood. At the end they opened few bottles of champagne for us on the house! My friends were very happy and we had really good time. I honestly recommend this place if you wanna have private party, they really take care of you!
Posted by Anonymous on 02/16/2009
I inadvertently ordered the beef stew last night. It was so overcooked that it actually was not possible to pick up a piece of beef with my fork. It would just fall appart. It seemed to be cooking for days before it was served to me. Asking for a glass of Merlot or Cabernet is a waste of time. I was forced to order Pinot noir at $9.00. It was worth about $1.00. My guest ordered the calves liver. If the slice were any thinner you might be able to read the Times thru it.The desert which was supposed to be apple tart turned out to be slices of over cooked seasoned sliced apples with no underlying crust to be seen. My bill for the evening turned out to be with tip $114.00. At half that it would still be overpriced.
Posted by Massimo in Brooklyn on 10/15/2008
Good spot in the lower Village, very close to several independent movie houses. The food is good (try the calf liver, if you have the taste for that sort of things), and the price is right (for a French place). The wine list is the problem: mostly (or exclusively French), which in my experience isn't exactly the best bet, unfortunately.