Birthday dinner at Jules

posted by Thupamodel on January 30th, 2012 in Wining and Dining

 

I enjoy celebrating my friends’ birthdays in December more than the winter holidays such as Christmas and New Year, most likely because I can relate more to my girlfriends than to Santa (D’ed Moroz in Russian!) I don’t have a large family either, so I am happy to avoid random gift exchange with third cousins I’ve never met, or listening to a drunk uncle who shamelessly enjoys undressing me with his eyes. Instead, I prefer to exchange gifts with three of my girlfriends, and undress the sexy waiter with my own eyes instead!

 

 

Here we are at Jules, a lovely French bistro in the East Village, celebrating the birthday of one of my dearest friends, Agatha. One can never go wrong with French food if celebrating, especially if there is also live jazz involved. The menu is quite authentic, the atmosphere is festive, and the server’s French accent is very thick. What more can you ask for? One can forget that she is New York City’s East Village, instead magically transported to Paris’ Marais…

 

 

At Jules, the menu is classic French, very good and affordable – the only drawback is that it’s either cash only, or American Express. Still, there is redemption in the nightly live jazz. Stop by any day for a glass of wine with escargot, and catch Nina Simone or Chet Baker tunes. A few must-have dishes from the dinner menu:

 

Cassoulet De Pluots Et Figues “Tête De Moine”
oyster mushrooms & figs casserole with frisée, cow milk cheese flowers, apple and walnut dressing $12.50

Escargots À La Provençale
burgundy snails baked in a garlic and parsley butter $12.50

Terrine De Campagne “Mère Azeline”
homemade country terrine, cornichons, toast & greens $9.50

Moules Frites “Jules”
steamed p.e.i. mussels with shallot, lemon, rosemary, garlic & parsley $18

Steak tartare
raw chopped beef filet mignon bound with spicy cocktail sauce, frites, & quail egg $14.50-21.50

Crème Brulée
caramelized vanilla custard $7

 

JULES
65 St Mark’s Pl, Btw 1 & 2 Ave | (212) 477-5560

 



One Comment

jesse

February 28, 2012 @ 10:13 pm

Sounds good. I am starting to love french food.
Its new to me except snails which I first had at
Florent in the west village but tartar of whatever
Animal so far hasn’t steered me wrong anywhere I have gone. Jules sounds
Like a place to take your lover for a forgive me dinner
Or to say goodbye with a smile…

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