Jacques Restaurant

Phoenix Street, Cork City

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16 reviews
4 stars - based on 16 reviews
Having been in business for 30 years, we have built up a great network of growers & suppliers, giving us access to the best raw ingredients in Cork . Our aim is to serve simple fresh Cork food, bursting with flavour, in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. Cork beef, lamb, fresh fish, wild-game in season and wonderful local cheese. As with our food we trace our wine from small independent wine makers.
Jacques Restaurant is located at the heart of Cork City near the G.P.O. We are open from 6pm to 10pm (last orders) from Monday to Saturday

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OPENING HOURS

Mon12:00pm - 9:00pm
Tue12:00pm - 9:00pm
Wed12:00pm - 9:00pm
Thu12:00pm - 9:00pm
Fri12:00pm - 9:00pm
Sat12:00pm - 9:00pm
Sun12:00pm - 9:00pm

CAPACITY
60 people

CUISINES
Casual Dining, European, Fish, International, Seafood

FACILITIES

Wine Only Accept major credit cards Coeliac options available Veggie options available Will accept party bookings Bord Failte Approved Member of Restaurant Association of Ireland Seafood available

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Jacques Restaurant

nmjk22
Kildare
21 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:55%

Reviewed 08th January 2015 (visited 3 January 2015 )

I dined here with my partner. The online booking didnt seem to work so I just dropped in at lunch time to book for dinner. The staff were very friendly and polite. When you walk in from Oliver Plunkett St your first impression is that its a small cafe but as you walk in further it extends back to the street behind. The tables were festively decorated and had a nice art deco feel to them, The atmosphere is nice and chilled. The service was very effiecient and we were told they needed the table for 8.45 and we booked it for half six so we had plenty of time. The food was very good. I had the calamari which was nicley spiced. My partner had the carpachio which was lovely and resreshing. We both went for fish for mains. Cod and Monkfish. The cod was lovley but the Monkfish was melt in your mouth good! We both had the salted caramel tart which was really tasty and much better than most restaurant desserts. I would definetly go again the next time I'm in cork.

Jacques Restaurant

laurabluewkd52643177
Cork
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 28th October 2014 (visited 26 October 2014 )

I can't believe how good everything was in Jacques especially as the prices were so reasonable. I went in on the Sunday of the Jazz Festival with my very picky mother and a friend of hers. I had the beef and chorizo stew with champ mash and slaw and my mother and her friend both had the Moroccan chicken pie. My stew was delicious and at €13 was a fab plate of food. We all thoroughly enjoyed our food and the women working in the restaurant were so pleasant. I would definitely recommend Jacques and will be back to try something else from their great and very original menu. A gem of a place with lots of charm and staff that are a credit to the owner.

Jacques Restaurant

pinestreet
Cork
3 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 17th April 2014 (visited 12 April 2014 )

Wonderful Restaurant. Best in Cork.

Jacques Restaurant

samgaeilge

1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 04th April 2013 (visited 23 March 2013 )

I cannot praise Jacques highly enough. The ambience was exquisite,the staff were fantastic and the food,was absolutely delicious. I had the most amazing monkfish I ever tasted,the flavours were superb. I am looking forward to returning soon.

Jacques Restaurant

John2
Cork
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 03rd January 2012 (visited 21 December 2011 )

5 of us went for work dinner at 6pm on the 21st of December. Lovely lovely. A busy night of course but lovely food and very attentive service. The bread was fresh and warm, the black pudding starter tasty and the main course fish cooked to prefection. I was the only drinker and great to be able to buy wine in a bigger quantity then a glass but less than a bottle. We had an out time of 8 and no hassel to move on just a gentle glance, very professional. Only quibble would be some staff were very experienced others not so much. But on the whole great little restaurant rediscovered.

Jacques Restaurant

Toto cork
Cork
7 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 19th October 2011 (visited 22 September 2011 )

O.m .gv I hat a steak medium rare it was melt in the mouth, will go back. Soon because it is a treat, to the taste buds, well done and fair price for what I had that evening and it was a Breslins steak knowing where your meat comes from. It does make a difference thank you for a wonderful evening

Jacques Restaurant

lemonfield
Kilkenny
24 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 09th May 2011 (visited 21 April 2011 )

Wonderful food, great atmosphere and what a value menu for the quality. We were in Cork for a few days before Easter and had just read a review in the Examiner the weekend before extolling the virtues of the food, cooking and service. We had to agree, a three course meal of this quality for E25 was a bargain. The smoked chicken salad was lovely and the hake was beautifully fresh and straight off the boat. The desserts were great and we were offered a glass of prosecco on the house - a really nice touch. Would highly recommend it and look forward to going back next time we are in town.

Jacques Restaurant

Lechuga
Cork
18 reviews

Newbie

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 23rd February 2011 (visited 26 January 2011 )

I was there 2 weeks in a row on a Wednesday when they do there set dinner all night for €25. It was great to be able to go out to dinner at the later time of 8pm and still be able to avail of special offers. I had the hake for main course and it was superbly cooked! So good I had it on my second visit as well! The restaurant is in a great location to continue on to some bars for a drink after.

Jacques Restaurant

cathymomo
Cork
21 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:62%

Reviewed 22nd November 2010 (visited 18 November 2010 )

Hi, Ate here last Thursday for a business meal. Atmosphere was next to none and the service was top notch, with the waiter having the perfect etiquette and balance of being attentive yet not over-bearing at the same time. I got the steak for my main meal. The meat would crumble in your mouth and you could take as many or as little sauteed potato slices as you wished. If also came with the perfect amount of garlic butter (which melted into the steak), onions and mushrooms. As I was so full from the main meal, I only got the ice cream for dessert (under any other circumstances I would most definitely have gone for the chocolate fudge cake as it looked divine). The ice cream was vanilla pod with some raisins and sherry with sugar powered homemade hazelnut biscuits on the side. The sherry was a little strong for my personal liking (everyone loved it), but I crumbled up some of the biscuits and put them into the ice-cream and it was like a dream. Will certainly be coming here again soon!

Jacques Restaurant

itakepleasureinfood
Waterford
5 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 09th May 2010 (visited 25 April 2010 )

Jacques is by far offers the most delicious food I have ever eaten from a restaurant. This was my fifth visit and as per usual the food was well prepared, full of flavour, varying textures to contrast eachother and excite the mouth. I eat out quite a lot and was pleasantly surprised with the quality of food in jacques. They offer 3 menus and so are flexible in price. In comparison to supposed high quality restaurants where one could pay up to 200 euro on a meal for two Jacques food far surpasses these pretentious restaurants where the cooking is merely competant. The wine list is outstanding! The service is of medium standard. The only problem experience was when my partner went to the bathroom there was only 1 cubicle available in the men's room. However I would highly recommend this restaurant without a second thought to lovers of good food.

Jacques Restaurant

fifapeeps
Dublin
5 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 20th March 2010 (visited 19 March 2010 )

We visited here last night for a family occasion. Overall we were left feeling very disappointed by our experience. First of all there was a dirty knife at one of the place settings which we handed back and got little or no apology. For the main course I chose the vegetarian option which read as parsnip,apple, hazelnut, potato gratin in a cashel blue cheese with aubergine and tomato. However, I was bitterly disappointed to receive a lump of potato gratin with parsnips on the side. Luckily, I had ordered a side of red cabbage otherwise it would have been a hungry night. I mentioned to the waiter i was unhappy with my food, to which he replied you can't really taste the aubergine and apple in this dish! May I ask what is the point of putting these ingredients in if you can't taste them??!! I found two hazelnuts through the potato. We were told after almost having an argument with waiter that we would not be charged the whopping €23 for the gratin. Two people at my table ordered monkfish, while it was nicely cooked it was cold. Didn't complain on this one as we hadn't got any satisfaction so far. To finish our night when the bill arrived the famous gratin was included, even though we were promised that we wouldn't be charged. Overall it was most disappointing dining experience, I could not recommend this restaurant. There are far superior places in cork city to eat, without the hassle.

Jacques Restaurant

goodboy
Cork
1 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 13th May 2009 (visited 12 May 2009 )

I went to Jacques last night as a guest. I was a little apprehensive because of the previous review but it was like a totally different experience. First of all the place had a lovely look since I was last there warm colours, good seating candle light..... The food just sung of early summer . I had cork asparagus with a duck egg & lovely mustardy leaves< where can the ordinary person get asparagus in this town? I have tried alll the markets> Then I had lovely spring lamb with delicate lentils lots of fresh mint & gorgeous chard. I finished with a perfect rhubarb custard tart.

Jacques Restaurant

ElaineH
Cork
2 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 06th May 2009 (visited 2 May 2009 )

I very much looked forward to eating in this restaurant I had heard a lot about and so made a reservation last Saturday night. I ordered a green salad to start and when asked what leaves were in the salad, "Not just lettuce" was the disinterested response. Our order was taken in super quick time which lead to to believe that the floor staff were so busy they did not have time to waste - although the restaurant was half empty. We soon found out the reason why they were in such a hurry - to get back to the staff area where it seemed there was a lot more craic to be had than serving the customers. Indeed we had the most definite impression that whoever should have been in charge that night wasn't and while the cat's away... The salad arrived and was adequate. Tasted and looked suspiciously like M&S baby leaf salad though..My partner ordered the goat's cheese and was quite happy with it - the rhubarb compote complemented it perfectly. In the mean time our bottle of white wine was plonked on the table and it took some time to get one of the staff to get us a wine cooler - as the other tables had. Not once during the meal did the staff top up our wine - we had to do that ourselves. Staff were blatantly unaware of what was happening on the floor as the CD playing was left skipping for at least 5 minutes before we asked them to check the CD player. My main course of hake was bland and unappetizing - I can't remember when I had a more tasteless main course. My partner fared better with the chicken curry though which he really liked. The one saving grace of the meal was dessert which was really good - icecream and homemade hazlenut biscuits which were delicious. However overall this restaurant was a huge disappointment and we certainly wont be going back.

Jacques Restaurant

lucymoose

32 reviews

Connoisseur

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 31st July 2008 (visited 5 July 2008 )

This is my favourite 'special occasion' restaurant, and it really has to be a special occasion because it's pretty pricey! I had a superb meal here after my graduation, I ate the poached pears followed by the rack of lamb which was perfectly pink and deliciously complemented by the hummus base, all acommpanied by a delicious rioja. I couldn't face dessert but the fresh berry concotion my mum got was to die for. The service is friendly but not in your face and I love all the old photos of Cork on the walls! I'll be going back once my piggy bank fills up again.

Jacques Restaurant

ClaireJane

5 reviews

First Timer

Credibility Score:52%

Reviewed 24th June 2008 (visited 13 June 2008 )

This is the nicest reataurant I have ever eaten in. It was a work night out with 2 clients from London & another 2 from Dublin & everyone agreed that the food was excellent along with outstanding service. They all asked that I book this restaurant the next time they visit Cork. You might be paying more but it is worth it.

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