Jules Bistro is a New York City restaurant featuring live jazz 7 nights a week. This is not the place to go for a quiet, romantic dinner for two. However, if you enjoy great music, very good food, and happen to snag an outdoor table in the summer, you will be in East village heaven! Jules is not cheap, but there is no cover for the music and it does boast a bustling scene with a friendly laid-back staff.
I have enjoyed great French wine and a delicious beer collection. Frites are amazing, so is the merguez omlette if you are there at brunch. The only 2 negatives to be aware of: they accept cash or Amex only and they do not have a full bar, only beer and wine and some lovely champagne cocktails!
The pace of service is very European as no one is rushing you to get in or out. Food may take a little while (by New York standards), but one can listen to the music,enjoy your company and relax. I also like being here alone at times, it is a fine choice for that. Be aware that the music inside is a little loud at times.
When you are staying at Ivy Terrace, checking out Jules Bistro is a must.