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Chez Jacqueline (Village) brunch: report

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Chez Jacqueline (Village) brunch: report

simetrias | Jul 28, 2002 08:57 PM

Brunch today was at Chez Jacqueline (http://www.chezjacqueline.com), an elegant Souther French restaurant on McDougal just n. of Houston in the Village. We were skeptical at first, since the place was empty, but people arrived around2+. In a word, it was fabulous. The prix fixe is 15.50 and includes either a mimosa, bloody mary, or o.j. You have a choice of starters, entrees, and, for dessert, creme caramel OR coffee/tea. We both had escargot baked in puff pastery. Extremely nice, with carefully-made filling of tomoto, parsely, onion etc. Then I had the eggs benedict w/ salmon, and my partner had the frittata. My eggs were outstanding: the sauce, delicate, the salmon, good quality. Came with some potatoes and greens (nice touch). Frittata (leeks, bacon, etc). was also well prepared and tasty, espec. when accompanied with the excellent (and warm) bread. The dessert was simple but refreshing. All of this presented beautifully, by a French waitstaff happy to please (I asked for rum instead of vodka in the bloody mary: no problem). I'd go back in a second, for brunch, or the prix fixe dinner (26$ I think), which also looked outstanding. This place gets high marks for romantic atmosphere, authentic French, or a good place to bring those relative who visit ya at NYU, kids!

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