My family was in town for a visit and I was looking for a place to take them for brunch. Jacques isn’t a restaurant you’d just happen to stumble upon, as it’s located on a side street, but luckily I had done my research ahead of time to find an establishment that could accommodate 7 adults and a baby without an hour’s wait, and Jacques Brasserie turned out to be exactly what I needed.
Time Out says:
The dining room’s old-world details are gorgeous, and the service is welcoming. The kitchen produces some quirky creations: A tart lemon sauce complements savory foie gras; a thin bed of lasagna supports a colorful medley of shrimp, asparagus, sweet peppers and fresh sage; but fruity duck à l’orange and garlicky prune gnocchi were an odd couple.
Moules Frites, aka mussels and fries, is a classic combination. I don’t really get why, but it just works. Originated in Belgium but also very popular in France, the classic combo is now enjoyed in the states as well. When I heard about Jacques Brasserie’s Belgian Feast special, I had to try it out. I mean, mussels, fries and a draft beer for $22? Not bad. Not bad at ALL.
About Bastille Day Party at Jacques Brasserie
To kick off Bastille Day, Jacques Brasserie is bringing the epic Bal des Pompiers or “Dance of the Firemen” to New York City for the first time ever! Join this celebration of France on Saturday, July 13th from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM and enjoy street-style French bites, delicious cocktails, a live DJ, and a Petanque tournament!
CLAUDINE RENÉE ROLAND PÉPIN never planned to pursue a career in food, much less marry a chef. The American-born daughter of the French master chef Jacques Pépin, Ms. Pépin, 35, said: ”Are you kidding? I’ve seen what those guys do, day in, day out. It’s such a hard life.”