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Le Parisien

163 E 33rd St, New York City, NY 10016-4644
+1 212-889-5489
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“duck confit” (25 reviews)
“steak frites” (28 reviews)
Closes in 18 min
12:00 PM - 2:30 PMAll hours
French, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
163 E 33rd St, New York City, NY 10016-4644
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I just read a couple of negative reviews, but my experience last night, based on a friend's recommendation, was wonderful. This place is a combination of 1) genuine French bistro and 2) neighborhood restaurant frequented by regulars. Are the tables too close? Yes, but we...More

Thank mayhewd
Reviewed 5 days ago

Dinner recently with a friend and the place was super busy on a Friday night. We really liked the vibe in this French bistro which is pretty authentic to the Paris style bistros. Very small restaurant so you will be closely seated among other tables....More

Thank AirSchis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered salmon, it was so overcooked it was obvious it had been previously cooked as they brought it out within 5 minutes of placing our order.

Thank suecinnh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I tried this Bistro during a recent stay in Murray Hill. The place has a lot of charm, but has tables squashed too close together (even for a French cafe) making it so crowded that people literally have to yell to converse...More

Thank whitehorsetravellers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A solid french bistro style restaurant. Solid selection of french wine (note no spirits are served so have your cocktail at home). The atmosphere is very french, tables for two against the wall, easily combined for four or six. Reservations a must! Limited space. Great...More

Thank John L
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We are looking for a new French restaurant since Mon Petit Cafe closed down. We shared a pate as starter and ordered Moules Frites and Veal Liver. To this a glass of wine. The food tasted good. Service very good, The ambiance interesting. Not a...More

Thank Tomberra
Reviewed 8 October 2017

In spite of the good reviews, we would not return. Wild mushroom soup was quite tame except for excess salt. Tuna special was prepared perfectly except for too much salt. The black “brown” rice was under cooked, well tougher than al dente. Owners response: “OK”....More

Thank Morningkil
Reviewed 24 September 2017

A quite cordial proprietor met us as we entered this small but cheery restaurant on 33rd Street. The bistro has perhaps 13 tables and a bar with 4 stools. It is quite compact but cheery and the food was beautifully presented and quite tasty. The...More

Thank NYC1110
Reviewed 21 September 2017

We stumbled upon this place while wandering mid-town. The restaurant is quite small but very cheery. The proprietor was exuberant. The food was very good and reasonably priced. A pleasant place to speak French and have a nice lunch.

Thank Brian S
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Good food. Too close knit. No room to move- Tables extremely crowded- salad was absolutely delicious. Coffee was tasty. definitely nice ambiance. If they had more space it would make it much better and draw more customers

Thank SaraJets
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 163 E 33rd St, New York City, NY 10016-4644
    (3rd Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-889-5489
  • E-mail
Le Parisien is the go-to neighborhood bistrot for Murray Hill, offering classic French food like steak frites, escargots and moules marinieres, paired with a well-edited list of french wines. Chef Johnathan Masse brings his expert knowledge of comfort food, having most recently served as sous chef at the Waverly Inn, and also for Chef Jonathan Waxman of Barbuto. Along with owner Christian Merand, formerly of Jean-Claude in Soho, they have created a restaurant that focuses on serving consistently great traditional food with a lively and unmistakeably French atmosphere. Also open daily for lunch and brunch on weekends.
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