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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“souffle” (12 reviews)
“escargot” (20 reviews)
French, European
$$ - $$$
365 W 50th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10019-6605
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were recommended this place by my sister from Long Island and by golly it lived up to her description. Very traditional French style bistro, small but excellent menu. The soufflé was to die for, the ladies were adorable very attentive and chatty. This was...More

Thank Alison B
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Lovely little French restaurant! Only noticed it due to the French flag outside the building, otherwise it doesn’t look much at all from the outside. Inside it’s really quaint and lovely staff, nice pictures everywhere, lots of jigsaw puzzles everywhere too! Very reasonable prices, small...More

Thank Sam L
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

I absolutely adore this place! The fabulous family that runs it are not only French, they’re quintessentially French! This is a very small place with the best food! Seriously, very, very small. Very bistro. Small tables. The whole place seats maybe 30 people. Make reservations...More

Thank Hilary R
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Excellent beouf bourguignon and the service is good. The location is convenient for the theater and Times Square.

Thank Carol B
Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

Cute little restaurant in the Theatre district with a great menu but mediocre food. The wine list is minimal, especially for a French restaurant. What is most striking though is the owner or manager. Dressed all in black, with black eyeshadow and black nail polish,...More

1  Thank Vincent d
Reviewed 6 February 2018

If you like French Cuisine but you are looking for your dinner to be prepared by the likes of Ducasse, Boulud, Bouley , Tourendel, George or Ripert... this is not the place. There is nothing exquisite about it.. it is however refreshingly simple, warm and...More

Thank acrist623
Reviewed 29 January 2018

This place is reminiscent of all of the French Bistros that were in NYC decades ago. I'm not even certain that there is a name on the front of the place but there is a French flag hanging and their menus posted mention their name....More

Thank jbgshrink
Reviewed 19 January 2018

For decades, I have gone to Chez Napoleon every time I visit New York, and gave it previously a five star review. My last experience was not a happy one, however. I reserved for three people but one of them could not get there on...More

Thank j0s763
Reviewed 8 January 2018

This is a lovely quaint little French restaurant where you are most likely going to be greeted and seated by the charming owner. Don't expect any modern riff on French food here - it is strictly classic French cooking here. That means an emphasis on...More

Thank BostonNix
Reviewed 3 January 2018

And I still go back every other month. The food is so french: sole meuniere, moule napoleon, rillettes, confit de canard. Anytime, I need some French comfort food, instead of flying back to Paris, I just make a reservation there! And the service is so...More

Thank Matt M
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14 February 2018|
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Response from acrist623 | Reviewed this property |
I’m not a chef but I can’t see why not.. sad that you suffer from celiac disease.. good luck.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 35 - USD 35
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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