Jean Claude

New York City is truly one of the few places where you can literally enjoy a different genres of food every night of the week. When I first moved here in 2007, I took that as an opportunity to try all the different types food and restaurants that this city had to offer. When I first volunteered during New York Fashion Week for the designer Kati Stern, my eyes were opened to a whole new side of New York. The excitement of fashion week is truly overwhelming, but after the shows were over, and the adrenaline levels returned to normal, Kati Stern treated us to something very special. A few days after the show I was invited to join the designer, her husband Sam, her Creative Director Reco Winn, and few of her indusrty colleagues to dinner at the Jean Claude Restaurant, in the Soho neighborhood of New York City.

As you can imagine I was utterly shocked that she and her company would invite me, a common intern, to such a special celebration dinner, but I whipped out my “fancy clothes” and almost skipped there with excitement! Jean Claude is a quaint, French cuisine restaurant located on Sullivan St in Manhattans Soho neighborhood.  Although it is located in a very trendy section of the city, I genuinely felt as if we were dining in Paris that evening. The decor is very authentic of a small Parisian cafe, with wine bottles, corks and antique pictures framing the beige/yellow walls.

The food was just as impressive, I enjoyed the Roasted Codfish served with a roasted potato puree, tomato & caper salpicon, with a ginger sauce $18. It was without a doubt the best Codfish I had ever eaten, and the presentation was absolutely beautiful and elegant. Accompayied by French wine, and Creme Brulee and Tiramisu all around for dessert, it was one of the best meals I had ever eaten. Jean Claude is truly a hidden gem, and the night that I dined there was one of the most magical and enchanting that I will  cherish forever.

Jean Claude

137 Sullivan St
(between Houston St & Prince St)
New York, NY 10012
212. 475.9232




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