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Chez Napoleon

365 W 50th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10019-6605
+1 212-265-6980
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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“escargot” (18 reviews)
“souffle” (11 reviews)
All hours
French, European
$$ - $$$
365 W 50th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10019-6605
Neighbourhood: Midtown
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great preparation of classic French entrees, including Cassolet, Sweetbreads, Kidneys,as well as more commonly available others. Appetizers are excellent, I favor the mussels. Service is congenial and attentive. While others may decry that it has not been redecorated in years, it retains a pleasing ambience....More

Thank ssschwartz22
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Can't say enough about the grand old place...charm, traditional french cuisine, friendly service. Everything we had ("sweet breads", lamb) was excellently prepared with the right blend of spices. Salad of greens-- fresh and crispy with the house dressing. And the dessert of caramel custard! (You...More

Thank MrPickwick
Reviewed 23 March 2017

We wanted to like it more than we did. The place is a throwback to restaurants from years ago: white table cloths, ambitious menu, but everything was a bit off: Water was room temp with no ice and never was refilled. Celery root remoulade was...More

1  Thank Susan S
Reviewed 21 March 2017

I have been going to Chez Napoleon for close to 30 years, a wonderful small restaurant close to the theater district. The staff is great, the food is authentic French and really good. Nice cozy set up and and little noise level which means you...More

Thank ChristineBindert
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Having a short holiday in Manhattan. Dinner in a cozy French restaurant in Hell's Kitchen. Bread basket served with house dressing. Beef Bourgugion was excellent. Husband had Steak au Poivre said it was nice cut of beef, prepared well. Served with French fries and spaghetti...More

Thank Tracy S
Reviewed 14 February 2017

As a Napoleonic history fan, I first went to this restaurant because of its name. That was over twenty years ago, and I've been going back ever since whenever I am in New York. Quite simply, I feel back in Paris when I come in....More

Thank j0s763
Reviewed 7 February 2017

The first sign that this restaurant would disappoint was the fact that the butter, served with bread, came in plastic containers of the kind one gets at a fast food restaurant. We opted for the prix fixe menu of the day, and found the asparagus...More

1  Thank niccolo
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Ate here with family recently. Located in Hells Kitchen but walking distance from the theatre district, the restaurant offers 2-3 sittings for dinner. It's quite small so reservations are pretty much mandatory. The menu covers classic French dishes like canard a L'orange, steak frites, coq...More

Thank CCNorth
Reviewed 26 December 2016

First time at this longtime NYC favorite. Read the reviews on Trip Advisor and they we spot on.Both are meals were great and the service too!!!

Thank Rammer66
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We had high hopes for this highly recommended restaurant but they were dashed from the beginning. We selected Bordeaux Superior but were served a Bordeaux with a brand name, but clearly they could have given us any Bordeaux. The escargot was out of a can...More

1  Thank Mel V
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 365 W 50th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10019-6605
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-265-6980
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