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Le Paris Bistrot

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Upper East Side
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1312 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10128-1351 (92nd & 93rd Streets)
+1 212-289-0997
11:30 - 23:00
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Mon 23:30 - 23:00
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 23:00
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Palm Harbor, Florida
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

My sister and I happened into this charming spot for a late lunch one day and decided it was the best meal of our 4-day trip to NY. We were seated upstairs at a perfect table overlooking the bar and main dining area below. Service was quick, friendly and the food divine. Crusty bread served with real butter, steaks done... More 

Thank Curlyque99
Carlisle, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

The sort of French bistro that used to be found all over Manhattan, this one has been in the same location, run by the same family (but with a different name) for over 30 years. The country pate, made from duck, is to die for, and it offers the best steak tartare I've ever tasted. Those two items alone are... More 

Thank edward S
Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Le Paris Bistrot is wonderful for anyone who wants the real French experience, both from the standpoint of the atmosphere and the food. So don't go there expecting an American take on a French bistrot, or a frigidly cold hermetically sealed air conditioned room. But if you want a lovely authentic French bistrot meal, this is the place. My Salade... More 

Thank 05Debra
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent food, great service. Very quant but pleasant.... Will definitely be back next time I'm in town.

Thank Sara R
Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

The Italian burrata appetizer was fantastic and the salade nicoise was well prepared and delicious. The staff were friendly, attentive and efficient. There was a beautiful breeze coming in the open front of the restaurant.

Thank 225douglas
martinsville, nj
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267 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

I quivered between giving the restaurant 3 vs 4 stars. I finally gave it 4 . As far as the negatives went, it was very hot and humid in the restaurant. There was air conditioning but they kept the door open. My stuffed artichoke appetizer was horrible. It was the worst artichoke I've ever had. It was tough and flavorless.... More 

Thank robertmaster123
New York City, New York
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113 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

From the outside this looks like a romantic, quaint, if not tiny French cafe. Correct on only one front--tiny. More like tiny and smelly. And loud. And the food was not good. Over warmed bread. Greasy mussel broth. Average onion soup. Cold Brussel sprouts. Separated cream of spinach. Overworked and careless staff. Oh, and loud and smelly.

Thank Ritz1165
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

We live in the neighborhood - but had never tried for some reason. Anyway - we finally did several months ago, and have not stopped coming back since. We have traveled to France many times and have dined in the very best and I can tell you, that the cuisine here is just as good or even better. We have... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016 via mobile

We booked this at the last minute for dinner with friends and were very pleased. Staff was very pleasant and helpful. Food was excellent- everyone enjoyed their dinners. The space felt very European and we were able to have conversations! Cost was reasonable We will definitely come back!

Thank Judy G
Maryland, USA
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

We had the 3-course brunch with mimosas (there were other choices), savory crepes (again, there were other options like french toast, omelettes, etc), and dessert. The decor and service are very nice, though the wait staff did not seem to have any French influence (would have been nice, but not required). The bread was fabulous (warmed and delicious), and the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$80
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
23:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1312 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10128-1351
    (92nd & 93rd Streets)
  • Public Transportation: 6 train to 96th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-289-0997

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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