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Jacques 1534

Just steps away from the bustling streets of Nolita, Jacques 1534 brings a fresh and creative approach to the traditional French Gastropub, with a locally sourced menu and expertly crafted cocktails.

Upstairs, our bar and restaurant serves delicious French Gastropub cuisine, superb wines, signature hand-crafted cocktails and European draft beer. Perfect for lunch, brunch and dinner, our sidewalk patio is great for people watching. Continue your evening or start your night and escape down the stairway to cocktail heaven to our dimly lit underground lounge where you can enjoy fine crafted cocktails and small plates.

35 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
(35 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 35 reviews
5 stars
(14)
4 stars
(8)
3 stars
(9)
2 stars
(4)
1 star
(0)
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
1.8 / 3
Moderate
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • romantic(11)
  • neighborhood gem(10)
  • fit for foodies(6)
  • good for groups(5)
  • great for brunch(5)
  • great for lunch(4)
Jacques 1534 Reviews List
Review 1 for Jacques 1534
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 5/03/2015
 2013
Dined on 5/03/2015
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 5/03/2015
 2013
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Review 2 for Jacques 1534
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 6/07/2015
 2013
Dined on 6/07/2015
 2013
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/07/2015
 2013
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Review 3 for Jacques 1534
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/25/2015
 2009
Dined on 3/25/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/25/2015
 2009
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Review 4 for Jacques 1534
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"This would have been great if our reservation wasn't delayed 40min and only two servers for the whole restaurant!!!"
Dined on 10/10/2015
 2008
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Review 5 for Jacques 1534
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 10/02/2015
 2009
Dined on 10/02/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 10/02/2015
 2009
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Review 6 for Jacques 1534
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 9/14/2015
 2012
Dined on 9/14/2015
 2012
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 9/14/2015
 2012
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Review 7 for Jacques 1534
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Really not good at all staff trying to make a mediocre to bad restaurant good!
There are reasons places like Flex Mussels are always crowed they serve real mussels broth with no flavor...
Chicken, pasta not good
Left hungry
"
Dined on 9/12/2015
 2014
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Review 8 for Jacques 1534
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Good but not great

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Food was fine but not special in any way. I generally don't expect ordinary from a gastropub. Seems like that word is thrown around too lightly these days. service was less than attentive but they were nice. Restaurant was not open at time listed on open table."
Dined on 7/19/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 9 for Jacques 1534
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

French Restaurant Week Fail

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had made a reservation for French Restaurant Week since the restaurant had advertised that it would be participating. When we got there, we were told they do not participate in French Restaurant Week and had no idea what it was. We pointed out that there was a sign on their window advertising that they would be partaking in it and they just shrugged and said they don't know why that's there but if they were to do it, they could charge us $17.89 each for a small appetizer of pate and a glass of wine."
Dined on 7/13/2015
 2015
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Review 10 for Jacques 1534
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Nice Cafe

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/15/2015
 2014
Dined on 7/15/2015
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"This is a Parisienne like cafe. The menu is reminiscent of my experience in the brasseries. I had pillar which was perfectly prepared."
Dined on 7/15/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 11 for Jacques 1534
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 7/14/2015
 2006
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem
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Review 12 for Jacques 1534
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Handy and reliable

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/12/2015
 2006
Dined on 7/12/2015
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Good, reliable bistro menu. Comfortable and convenient. Had a pleasant Sunday brunch and a nice lunch. The food is not exceptional, but a croque monsieur is a croque monsieur. Could have turned down the music, but this is NY."
Dined on 7/12/2015
 2006
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 13 for Jacques 1534
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/14/2015
 2004
Dined on 7/14/2015
 2004
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/14/2015
 2004
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Review 14 for Jacques 1534
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 7/10/2015
 2008
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Review 15 for Jacques 1534
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 6/29/2015
 2009
Dined on 6/29/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/29/2015
 2009
Special Features: romantic, great for outdoor dining
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Review 16 for Jacques 1534
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 6/28/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for brunch
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Review 17 for Jacques 1534
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

A relaxing evening.....

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Our overall experience was very pleasant. The restaurant was relatively empty at the time of our reservation as most patrons have a a tendency to eat a bit later. The staff was extremely friendly, although it was our waitress's first day at the restaurant and she was not that familiar with the menu or wines. The ambience really projected a very casual French Bistro atmosphere as the front window /doors opened up giving it an open air feeling. The menu is very diversified and most likely there's something for everyone. Everyone enjoyed their meals which included the tuna tartare, trout, hanger steak and mussels and apple tart. Definitely would go back and recommend it to others."
Dined on 6/23/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 18 for Jacques 1534
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

SUPERBE

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/05/2015
 2015
Dined on 5/05/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The service is great, people are very nice with you. Our waiter forgot to say "enjoy" after serving us our food, so he walked back to us and apologized!
Most importantly the food was really good. Obviously, the chef is french and so it feels like back home! (I am french, and so very picky with french restaurant).
Be prepared to pay around $50 for a three courses meal and wine, but the food is worth the money!
"
Dined on 5/05/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 19 for Jacques 1534
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 5/10/2015
 2014
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Great food. The bacon Gruyere cheese pizza was amazing! The mussel appetizer was perfect. 3 of us had scrumptious salmon and the cold seafood salad was tasty.. We had a wonderful Mother's Day lunch! We will go back."
Dined on 5/10/2015
 2014
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Review 20 for Jacques 1534
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

So-so

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"While there wasn't anything particularly wrong with the dining experience, there also wasn't anything particularly great about it."
Dined on 4/25/2015
 2014
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 21 for Jacques 1534
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/19/2015
 2012
Dined on 4/19/2015
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/19/2015
 2012
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Review 22 for Jacques 1534
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Nice and Cute

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The service was good we went for a late brunch. They have a nice assortment to choose from of food."
Dined on 3/15/2015
 2009
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Review 23 for Jacques 1534
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

AMAZING

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"was really good! I made a reservation online for my wife's birthday and they brought out our dessert with a lit up candle! I didn't even have to remind the waiter to do that.
The food was great! Especially their French Onion Soup!! DELICIOUS!"
Dined on 3/05/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, fit for foodies
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Review 24 for Jacques 1534
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"always delicious Mussels & Frites!!! We love going here because it is small - quiet & intimate. We invited friends to join us & it was a perfect evening-"
Dined on 2/13/2015
 2010
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 25 for Jacques 1534
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

good and nice place

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"i went here with my girlfriends. The food was very refreshing. I think we went for some type of ladies night promotion.
It's such an elegant atmosphere. Very relaxing and good for a glass of wine! A lot of people on dates. The waiter was very attentive which is always good.
great food will be back soon"
Dined on 2/04/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Jacques 1534
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

FINALY GETTING BETTER AGAIN!!!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"It's delicious and classy. A perfect place to enjoy food, drinks, and life. So happy I stayed. Food is delicious! French influence and atmosphere. Must go! Perfect for a group lounge atmosphere or even a date.
Wine list is a must see. Full stocked bar and televisions available at the bar as well. Well thought out and elegant.
Regular for 7 years"
Dined on 1/21/2015
 2011
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, hot spot, fit for foodies
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Ratings-Only Reviews for Jacques 1534
Based on the average of (9) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
7 out of 8 recommend this product
Food 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Noise Level
2.4 / 3
Energetic