Alice Troletto and her husband, Mattias Gustafsson own the best French restaurant in Jersey City. Madame Claude’s serves classic dishes and signature French cocktails. They have been reviewed by prestigious papers and food bloggers in the tri-state such as the New York Times, Star Ledger and Jersey Journal.
Recently Madame Claude’s moved from a small location, where they were BYOB, to a larger space at 390 4th Street. Their new spot is charming, rustic, has beautiful décor and much more seating. The menu is mostly the same and features favorites such as escargot, steak frites and delicious crepes. Our favorite is the spicy lamb sausage, mushroom and cream fraiche crepe. There is also a rumor that an oyster bar is in the works! Mattias is in a jazz band called Manouche Bag and they play live “gypsy jazz” every Thursday night at the restaurant. Once again they’ll have a lovely outdoor dining area with hanging lights, a cute garden area and great music.
Alice and Mattias also own Madame Claude’s Wine which is a French wine shop in Jersey City. Sometimes when you walk in you’ll be greeted with live music and complimentary cocktails or wine tastings. It’s the perfect spot to stop at if you’re heading to a party or holiday get-together because they have gift bags and will wrap your bottle nicely. They even have wines labeled for certain occasions so you don’t have to search the store for the perfect champagne for New Year’s Eve or summer crawfish boil.