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Papillon

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Neighbourhood:
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22 E 54th St, New York City, NY 10022-4203 (5th Ave & Madison Ave)
+1 212-754-9006
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10:00 - 04:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 04:00
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New York City, New York
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great place to go for drinks. I don't really see an happy hour special but hey it is what it is. This place has tons of bar space, Upstairs or Down Stairs. Bartenders are great and make great drinks. Especially my boy Jeremy! This is a place you should check out, the vintage decor also is great!

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Thank cetejeda
Ware, Massachusetts
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65 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there for supper a bit early. The New York steak frites was very good. The Striped sea bass was exceptional. Service was reasonably good and the atmosphere was very pleasant. Conversation was possible - a very good thing indeed. While the two entrees were not over prices, the house wine was.

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Thank George G
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41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Because we were staying at the omni we were close to this pub it became our last stop of the day great food great service loved it

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Thank Wendy D
New Jersey USA
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We decided to try a Papillon bistro and were not disappointed. It was a wonderful evening listening to the popular arias and enjoying a beautiful lady pianist. It's the restaurant and you order some food and drink however it's not the main reason we visited the place, although I should say the service and the meal itself were of the... More 

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Thank vs777
London, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This restaurant looked beautiful when we visited in December. There were Christmas fairy lights everywhere and a buzzing atmosphere, but we did notice a strange smell. We thought this would be an excellent place to have our final meal before flying home to London. Big Mistake! Two hours after having the fried shrimp on mushroom risotto I was violently sick... More 

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Thank Sally C
Morristown, New Jersey
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83 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Papillon is such a fun place to eat. Great menu, good food and two great bars, on the main floor and upstairs. Always good!

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Thank EMNJNYC
Jersey City, New Jersey
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430 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Not that many lunch options nearby after a visit to the Museum of Modern Art on a chilly day, so my wife and I decided to give Papillon, a bistro, a try, especially considering their special lunch options in the window. Well, upstairs was closed for lunch, so the seating options were the bar, and the small high tables and... More 

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Thank Andrew K
Bellmore, New York
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88 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Happy hour is always pretty packed. They have two bars, one downstairs, one upstairs. Pretty good selection of craft beer. They also have separate dining areas if you're looking to sit down for dinner (they take reservations on Open Table as well). I've had their burgers, steak frites and most recently the pan seared striped bass. All have been excellent.... More 

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Thank ZQubed
Charleston, South Carolina
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180 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

They say (whoever they are) that you can't go back and have the same experience at the same place twice. Well, as for our recent visit to Papillion's that position rang very true. The food this time was mediocre and the service almost non-existent. Very disappointing.

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Thank Appealing56
Derby, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Chilled burger at the bar with a beer loved it.just off the madness from Trump tower tiffanys crowne plaza!!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
Cuisine
American, Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 04:00
Monday
10:00 - 04:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 04:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 04:00
Thursday
10:00 - 04:00
Friday
10:00 - 04:00
Saturday
10:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 E 54th St, New York City, NY 10022-4203
    (5th Ave & Madison Ave)
  • Public Transportation: E,V train @ 5th Ave
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-754-9006

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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