Muted jazz and smoked mirrors are almost as seductive as the $22 two-course prix fixe (served from 9:30pm to close Thursday through Saturday) at this French neighborhood spot. No matter the hour, the room is often full. Lighter dishes include a grilled shrimp Caesar salad, and the mascarpone cheesecake is a creamy way to end the meal.
|Venue name:||Café Joul||Contact:|
1070 First Ave
|Cross street:||between 58th and 59th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu noon–3:30pm, 5:30–10:30pm; Fri noon–3:30pm, 5:30–11pm; Sat 10:30am–3:30pm, 5:30–11pm; Sun 10:30am–3:30pm, 5:30–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: N, R to Lexington Ave–59th St; 4, 5, 6 to 59th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $22. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|