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Papillon Bistro & Bar

22 E 54th St, New York City, NY 10022-4203
+1 212-754-9006
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good46%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
22 E 54th St, New York City, NY 10022-4203
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A large group of us were among many such large groups in this very popular and bustling bar in mid-town with many nooks, rooms and two large floors. It is an easy menu, a friendly bar and not over the top expensive. But it can...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Busy, loud and great for a group on friends. Good wine list and easy menu at a fair price. Our server was focused and attentive even with everything going on.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have eaten here several times, mostly because it is convenient for someone in New York who I visit. After several visits, however, I think I can recommend it. We have found it to be consistent: decent food, not outrageous prices, and efficient service. My...More

Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you walk in the first impression is of a bar/cafe in paris. The decor is perfect, although the tables are a bit more spaced out here. We were walking past and noticed a premier league game we wanted to watch so popped in. Unlike...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One of the better business lunch spots in midtown. Consistent excellent French food. Prices reasonable. A bit loud and a bit crowded at.times. otherwise definitely put on your agenda. Pro tip.. grilled tuna sandwich!

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If familiar with this area, one common thread is that it lacks "fun". The place is on the stuffy side and its work work work. This place allows you to loosen the tie and enjoy a frosty beverage while eating some great grub. Boasting a...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Great hamburgers and beer. Good service. No frills, no big deal but very fast. Order food and it is there. I loved the tomato soup.

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Reviewed 8 December 2017

We were in NYC for a work event, and due to some mis-communication, needed a reservation quickly for a table of 6+. Searching TripAdvisor, we found Papillon in the categories of "bistros" nearby. Very sad for all. This is a restaurant entirely designed for tourists,...More

Thank Jandrewbarr65
Reviewed 7 December 2017

We planned to see the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and Saks 5th Ave windows and wanted to find a place to stop for dinner. We looked for a spot a few blocks away as not to get trapped with 'tourist prices" in the heart of...More

Thank LynnmarieLINY
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Atmosphere is more toward socializing. Bar and some tables downstairs. Bar on second flood that abuts main dining room. I noticed that the menu had many French style offerings but no full of sauces. Had to have the mussels with fries and absolutely loved the...More

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1 January 2017|
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Response from Dale P | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. I'd go business casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 50
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 4:00 am
10:00 am - 4:00 am
10:00 am - 4:00 am
10:00 am - 4:00 am
10:00 am - 4:00 am
10:00 am - 4:00 am
10:00 am - 4:00 am
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
  • E-mail
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