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1308 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10128-1351
+1 212-534-7522
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (25 reviews)
“duck confit” (7 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1308 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10128-1351
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Reviewed yesterday

Right around the corner from the Cooper Hewitt Museum. Sure, it's small, but if you aren't LARGE you won't have a problem. As with a recent reviewer, we were at the table by the steps, on the first floor. Yes, the staff and patrons were...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small restaurant in a cramped space. Fairly prompt service. Very high noise level including an annoying motor drone in the background. My asparagus soup appetizer was okay. Main course of duck breast very odd ,not tasting like duck at all . Average wine by the...More

lottie b, Owner at Pascalou, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I am sorry you were so disappointed in my restaurant and do appreciate your feedback. We will look into the issue with the duck breast special, and I do agree we are small and cramped, but unable to change that. Thank you, lottie

Reviewed 1 week ago

Three years ago, we rated this restaurant as "very good." A few days ago we returned and found that the cozy-looking place actually feels very cramped and we were given a minimal table next to the stairs that lead to the upper floor and the...More

Thank MarcosH
lottie b, Owner at Pascalou, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I’m sorry you were so disappointed with Pascalou. We are small and cramped and some nights it is hard to accommodate everyone comfortably. I also apologize for your disappointment in our short rib dinner, I feel this was an anomaly and we are back on...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived 5pm on a Saturday with a reservation and were seated promptly. It looked like a very small place so I didn't balk about being seated near the door to the outside. It was cold out, so it was chilly from people coming and...More

Thank Lois R
lottie b, Owner at Pascalou, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for the 5 star review. I’m sorry you were uncomfortable with your seating, we try to accommodate, but Saturday nights can be quite tight. I am thankful that your dinner made up for the seating and hope to see you when it gets...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled on it by chance and it was a real delight. It was so like a typical small restaurant in France - excellent food, wonderful atmosphere. The server was very helpful. We had "brunch" food even though it was lunch time and it was...More

Thank Frances4612
lottie b, Owner at Pascalou, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the lovely review. Next time you are in the area, please visit us again. Lottie

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely [but small] restaurant with a terrific menu and excellent service. The seating is tight with a some tables on ground level and some upstairs in "back". Bathrooms are upstairs so this is not a fully accessible site if handicapped. The lunch...More

Thank ECB17
lottie b, Owner at Pascalou, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review. Pascal and I are thrilled that you had such a nice experience in our restaurant. Please come in again when you are in the neighborhood. We also offer a diverse prix fixe for dinner, served from 5 to 6:30...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to a museum near by at lunch time, their restaurant was closed. We took the short walk hoping to find a place to eat and hit upon this restaurant.It is small with a decidedly French atmosphere, the service was very good. The food...More

Thank Jocelyn D
lottie b, Owner at Pascalou, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review and the 5 star rating. We appreciate your patronage and welcome you back when you are in the neighborhood.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been here several times and always love the warm atmosphere and quaint decor. The food is basic French and delicious. I've visited other French restaurants in and around the Upper East and West Side but this one is a favorite because it's unpretentious and...More

Thank NonaKim
lottie b, Owner at Pascalou, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review. Pascal and I love that you think so highly of our restaurant. Please come again. Lottie

Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

A favorite on the Upper East Side. Diverse menu. Only had good experiences with staff and high quality food. Don't tell anyone else!

Thank Peter S
lottie b, Owner at Pascalou, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Yes, tell everyone! Thank you for the 5 stars and please come again. Lottie

Reviewed 13 March 2018

Just moved to the neighborhood, and my wife and I eat out very frequently. This place is an absolute gem, with outstanding staff (particularly Ashley the hostess and Mike our waiter). Place has a WV vibe being so cosy, and the food was superb. Wild...More

Thank TruebritSingapore
lottie b, Owner at Pascalou, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Welcome to the neighborhood. We are thrilled that you found us and look forward to seeing you and your family often. Lottie

Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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21 May 2016|
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Response from allerton21 | Reviewed this property |
I do not think they have more than about 40 seats, but it would be definitely necessary to reserve in advance to see what they can accommodate. In the same block of Madison Avenue between 93 and 94 Streets are (listed by... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1308 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10128-1351
    (93rd Street)
  • Public Transportation: 4 train to 96th Street, 4, 5 & 6 trains to 86th Street, and M1, M2, M3 & M4 buses to within one block of the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-534-7522
  • E-mail
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