While the slightly imperious owner, Madame J, does attract a certain buzz of smoke-perfumed habitués to her table (and to the busy bar), the dining room is generally tranquil. A simple menu of standards from Southern France (beef stew, shredded salt cod, roast rabbit) is pleasantly matched by casual presentation, but pricing can sometimes seem at odds with the middle-of-the-road food ($24.50 for a tapenade-slathered snapper over decent but unremarkable vegetables). The place is homey and romantic. Unfortunately, the location, between the cacophony of Houston Street and the rowdy riffraff of Bleecker Street, is decidedly un-Nice.
|Venue name:||Chez Jacqueline||Contact:|
72 MacDougal St
|Cross street:||between Bleecker and Houston Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 5–11:30pm; Fri noon–11pm; Sat noon–11:30pm; Sun noon–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F, V to W 4th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $20. AmEx, MC, V|