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Le Parisien

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Midtown
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163 E 33rd St, New York City, NY 10016-4644 (3rd Avenue)
+1 212-889-5489
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Today
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Brooklyn, New York
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Dined here with my beau in a last-minute decision on Friday night. What a delightful meal! We had the beet salad, duck confit and steak frites. All of the food was delicious. I really enjoyed my steak frites - the steam was perfectly cooked to medium-rare and the fries crispy and soft. We had wine (quite a bit) and both... More 

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Houston, Texas
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63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed a lovely anniversary dinner while on a recent trip to NYC. The restaurant is small, only a few tables, but very quaint. We were seated in a make shift table near the front door and received personal attention from the owner. Steak frites was very good. Would recommend!

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Thank Natalie N
New York City, New York
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33 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

My girlfriend and I always come here. It is our go-to neighborhood nook for Parisian experience. We even came here our New Years Eve dinner! The food is always delicious and freshly made. I recommend the French Onion Soup. Looking for a relaxing brunch location? Well this is also a fantastic choice. The service has also always been so polite... More 

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Montauk, NY
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35 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

Tiny, but we were comfortable and the sound level was not bad. Excellent, very quick (almost too quick) service. Authentic french flavors, seasonings. Very, very poor piece of calves liver. Sorry to hear no onion soup on lunch menu.

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Thank southforker39
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Had lobster bisque-spicy broth, 3 shreds either crab or lobster, and a salad dressed with old oil, chunks of cheese. Chefs from Central America, not France. My husband liked his chicken. Would not return.

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Thank Margaret C
New York City, New York
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290 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This was our second excellent dinner at Le Parisien within the year. Friendly service. Filled with happy diners and lively conservation. Our duck pate, endive salad, skate, mussels marinieres and creme brûlée were delicious.

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Thank Wendell D
New York, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

We've been going to Le Parisien for years and only now I decided to write a review of this amazing gem in midtown. On the outside the restaurant seems very unassuming. when you step in - it's like being teleported to a small Parisian restaurant. The menu consists of very well known and simple staples of the french kitchen. this... More 

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Best value overall that I have encountered in NYC. The food is excellent, the ambiance is very French. I have been there four time, and it is now my favorite place in NYC. Quaint, romantic, gourmet...

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Small restaurant that serves incredible food. Definitely need to book ahead as it really is quite small. The best Skate I have had in the United States. The colleague I dined with went back a few weeks later on his next trip to New York.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

There is not a lot of good restaurants in this area but this is a hidden gem. Such a quaint place where you feel like you are in Paris. It also helps that the manager is French. I wanted to try everything like the pate, the escargot but I went w/ the French onion soup. It was just ok. I... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 45
Cuisine
French, European
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Monday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
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
Description
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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