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Madame Claude Bis

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390 4th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-2225
+1 201-876-8800
17:00 - 00:00
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Sun 10:00 - 22:00
Tue - Wed 17:00 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 17:00 - 00:00
Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

The cons: can get very crowded, service not always speedy or professional (but always friendly), closes too early, no alcohol service (see below) OUTRAGEOUSLY still refuses to accept credit cards. The pros: good food, value for the money, BYOB (see below). While it's nice to save money on wine, if you did not show up with your own bottle there... More 

2 Thank Bruce W
Brooklyn, NY
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Food was very good at a birthday dinner on a Sunday night. We got there at 6 and it was empty (tho we had reservation) but it soon filled up. It's a BYOB so you save money there. We were all offering each other tastes of our courses and they were all delicious. We hadn't asked for anything special but... More 

Thank pierrefromBayRidge
New Haven CT
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128 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2013

Great food reasonable prices. Had a birthday party for my son 8 persons. We had 3 aps that we split, the mussels were great, the scallops app very good. I had the chicken risotto, the salmon and the steak were all very good. 3 apps 8 dinners 4 sides 240.00 plus a 20% tip for all parties over 6 .... More 

Thank VizziOne
New York, NY
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2013

I have lived in Jersey City for over 6 years now, I have heard about Madame Claude but never tried it until recently when a few guests can in from out of town. We mostly ordered the specials which were delicious! Scallops and escargot were amazing! Three of us ordered the fish special and it was unbelievable! The service was... More 

Thank Ciao33
Jersey City, New Jersey
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

The food here is very good. I have tried a variety of dishes here, and every one of them was a delight. Not a great deal of choices, but each one is a winner. Keep in mind this is a cash only restaurant, so come prepared.

Thank hvcriq
Jersey City, New Jersey
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98 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2012

This is a cute place tucked into an odd corner of Jersey City. It is French and offers tasty, fresh food. My party almost all ordered the same thing--salmon crepes. Most of the people I was with seemed to very much enjoy them. To be honest, I didn't think mine was particularly tasty and came with a heavy sauce that... More 

Thank augieray
Westwood, New Jersey
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2012

The last I heard, I thought the place had closed. Four meals and four disasters. I was truly embarrassed to have brought guests here. If they khave reopened, I hope they have improved.

1 Thank John F
Jersey City, New Jersey
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235 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2012 via mobile

I would not expect for people to come from far away to eat here, but if you are in the vecinity, that small joint make a lot of people happy in the area. Decent french fare at a reasonable price ( I beleive the most expensive plate was for 22 bucks). My favorite there is a classic escargots. Daily special... More 

3 Thank Alain L
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2012

A unique restaurant. Very small, serving outstanding food in a real Paris bistro atmosphere. We visited the website before going and were alerted to bring our own wine. When we arrived, be were promptly seated and our wine bottle put into a cooling vase. We chose to share escargot for starters and were thrilled to find they were as good... More 

2 Thank kidoncorner
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2012

This little French place was doomed to failure--4 or 5 places had lasted less than a year. It has now been there for about 8--pre-dates gentrification. Unfortunately success has made them a bit sloppy and the food is hit or miss. The duck used to be good (always) and now in can be so greasy that it is inedible--same for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 20
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 00:00
17:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 390 4th St, Jersey City, NJ 07302-2225
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
  • Phone Number: +1 201-876-8800

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?