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Le Parisien

163 E 33rd St, New York City, NY 10016-4644
+1 212-889-5489
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“duck confit” (25 reviews)
“steak frites” (28 reviews)
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French, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
163 E 33rd St, New York City, NY 10016-4644
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A solid french bistro style restaurant. Solid selection of french wine (note no spirits are served so have your cocktail at home). The atmosphere is very french, tables for two against the wall, easily combined for four or six. Reservations a must! Limited space. Great...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are looking for a new French restaurant since Mon Petit Cafe closed down. We shared a pate as starter and ordered Moules Frites and Veal Liver. To this a glass of wine. The food tasted good. Service very good, The ambiance interesting. Not a...More

Thank Tomberra
Reviewed 8 October 2017

In spite of the good reviews, we would not return. Wild mushroom soup was quite tame except for excess salt. Tuna special was prepared perfectly except for too much salt. The black “brown” rice was under cooked, well tougher than al dente. Owners response: “OK”....More

Thank Morningkil
Reviewed 24 September 2017

A quite cordial proprietor met us as we entered this small but cheery restaurant on 33rd Street. The bistro has perhaps 13 tables and a bar with 4 stools. It is quite compact but cheery and the food was beautifully presented and quite tasty. The...More

Thank NYC1110
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We stumbled upon this place while wandering mid-town. The restaurant is quite small but very cheery. The proprietor was exuberant. The food was very good and reasonably priced. A pleasant place to speak French and have a nice lunch.

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Good food. Too close knit. No room to move- Tables extremely crowded- salad was absolutely delicious. Coffee was tasty. definitely nice ambiance. If they had more space it would make it much better and draw more customers

Thank SaraJets
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Wonderful meal. From the escargot and filet mignonette carpaccio appetizers to the entrees of rainbow trout and salmon my wife and I ordered a very satisfying meal made with fresh top quality ingredients by what I can only guess was an experienced chef. A rustic...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I have eaten here 3 times now. Simple, nothing overdone or ostentacious. Just good food. Reminds me so much of being in France.They have made my night 3 times now.

Thank Leslie T
Reviewed 10 July 2017

It's always nice to find a low-key, unpretentious restaurant in New York. Le Parisien is intimate, affordable and the food was all incredible. Definitely order the escargot and the steak frites! I knew I loved this spot even more when I was tearing my bread...More

Thank GoldenGirlDC1
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

This place was amazing. The atmosphere was nice, not too loud, quirky and somewhat small. The staff were great, French, and gave the authentic feel The steak frites was the best I've ever had. The steak and the sauce were cooked perfectly, exactly as I...More

Thank Aaronjlm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 45
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 163 E 33rd St, New York City, NY 10016-4644
    (3rd Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-889-5489
  • E-mail
Le Parisien is the go-to neighborhood bistrot for Murray Hill, offering classic French food like steak frites, escargots and moules marinieres, paired with a well-edited list of french wines. Chef Johnathan Masse brings his expert knowledge of comfort food, having most recently served as sous chef at the Waverly Inn, and also for Chef Jonathan Waxman of Barbuto. Along with owner Christian Merand, formerly of Jean-Claude in Soho, they have created a restaurant that focuses on serving consistently great traditional food with a lively and unmistakeably French atmosphere. Also open daily for lunch and brunch on weekends.
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