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Cafe Joul - CLOSED

1070 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10022-2202
+1 212-759-3131
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good37%
  • Average24%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
26 Apr 2016
“Sadly, Thi is Long Gone!”
31 Dec 2015
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1070 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10022-2202
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1 - 10 of 42 reviews

Reviewed 27 April 2016

Always enjoyed eating here. The food was solid and the atmosphere simple and casual. It was a great local restaurant but the space is now empty.

Thank stewater
Reviewed 1 January 2016

Was an excellent French Bistro that closed over the summer. So sorry to see it go. At the moment, it does not look like they'll be reopening in a new location.

Thank acgoldy
Reviewed 4 June 2015 via mobile

I promised to drive our visiting nephew to LaGuardia airport. Knowing he would stay on the East Side I found the high ranked Cafe Joul on TripAdvisor, attracted by their $24 Prix Fixe weekend brunch -- including a wake-up drink (Mimosa, Bloody Mary etc.) My...More

Thank Pops07024
Reviewed 27 May 2015

The service was great, the staff really nice and attentive, and great food. Somewhat expensive,but it's NYC, so no surprise.

Thank jim493
Reviewed 5 May 2015

It isn't necessarily fancy, but this cozy, family-run French bistro is affordable, delicious and authentically French. Monsieur Vernejoul, the chef and owner is the real deal. His uncomplicated but accomplished approach to bistro cuisine is worth a second try. And a third. A nice addition...More

1  Thank Steve K
Reviewed 25 March 2015

This is a small, out of the way place in midtown. It had a nice neighborhood ambiance. The server was prompt and friendly. The meal was excellent - a salad made with a goat cheese stuffed pretzel was original, and the duck was done exactly...More

2  Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 25 March 2015

My family has been enjoying Cafe Joul since discovering it a few years ago and dine there frequently. The restaurant is intimate, comfortable and the owner and staff friendly and accommodating. The food is excellent and varied and changes often. The brunch is also a...More

2  Thank 847gailr
Reviewed 18 February 2015

A first visit for me and I liked the place very much. The food and service were very good. Its a sweet, unpretentious neighborhood restaurant. An adult restaurant - meaning not noisy and its on Open Table.

2  Thank Janet D
Reviewed 22 January 2015

My husband claims that Joul has the 'best burger' he's ever had. I go for the more classic French fare which is consistently good as well. The food is carefully prepared and of high quality. I first to Joul with my parents who loved the...More

2  Thank D82mouth
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Cafe Joul is a very cheery and welcoming cafe on the east side. It offers consistent French cuisine in a pleasant atmosphere. I have been here for Sunday brunch: the eggs Benedict stand out. At lunch, try their excellent burger. At dinner, the best offering...More

1  Thank EANYC
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1070 1st Ave, New York City, NY 10022-2202
    (East 58th and East 59th Streets)
  • Public Transportation: N, R, 4, 5, 6 trains on 59th and Third Avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-759-3131
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