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26 Seats

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168 Avenue B, New York City, NY 10009-4646
+1 212-677-4787
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17:00 - 23:00
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Sun 16:30 - 23:00
Tue - Wed 17:00 - 23:00
Thu 16:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 00:00
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Showing 27: English reviews
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

We found this restaurant by chance, good find, enjoyed it very much. The food was lovely, my husband has the rib-eye which was cooked to perfection, my son and I had the sea bass in lemon garlic and tarragon sauce which was also very good. The service was spot-on, from a very pleasant young man.

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Thank jill1242014
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5 reviews
Reviewed 10 March 2016

I had the Entrecote, which was absolutely delicious. The cheese plate was perfect with a fine bottle of Merlot. This French restaurant is a very nice spot with a very good service and music selection.

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Thank Andrew W
New York
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

I really can't say enough about how both charming and delicious this gem turned out to be. We were one of two couples here on a very cold night. The food was fresh and service was flawless. If you are looking for both a romantic spot and outstanding food then this place is perfect.

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Thank ginandre
New York City, New York
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121 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2016

Laura and I went for an early New Year's Eve dinner at this small, intimate bistro in Alphabet City. We started off with a bottle of Alsace Pinot Blanc, a luscious, distinctive wine without the commonality of Chard, and a fruity opulence. From the NYE prix fixe menu ($49), I ordered Feuillete aux Fruits de Mer (flaky pastry, excellent seafood),... More 

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Thank Flushing G
Miami, Florida
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40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2015 via mobile

I had the ribeye, escargot and merlot. Everything was perfect. The area was also a first for me and there's a lot to do there. Many bars open late. Try to make reservations because I believe the name says it all. Only 26 seats. I counted

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1 Thank Emelyn1017
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2015

This is our third visit to 26 seats and I'm sorry I have not reviewed them before. Everything is just perfect from the quaint atmosphere to the music to the perfect hot bread on the table and the food... ohh the food, it's lovely. Last night my husband had the french onion soup and the lamb shank, I had the... More 

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3 Thank Layla8484
Wilmington
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

An intimate Parisian bistro in the East Village. An amazing find. Exceptional cooking. Relaxed, knowledgeable service. Wines are a value. Recommended with reservation.

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3 Thank Abesbestfood
Singapore, Singapore
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2014

Cute little restaurant located in a lively neighborhood, great food! Yummy creamy escargot not too garlicky and really good Fillet mignon, it's got good reviews too. Reservations needed.

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4 Thank Lenastt
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2014 via mobile

Cute place, with friendly service and nice atmosphere. Food is ok, nothing exceptional, could probably find better French place.

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1 Thank Xlodes
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75 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2014 via mobile

A charming little restaurant in the East Village. Cosy setting (I think I counted 29 seats so perhaps it seats more than 26 :-) The staff are friendly and accommodating. We went early before a show on a Saturday night and were made to feel very special. Entrecôte Flambée au Cognac et Sauce au Poivre (Grilled ribeye steak with peppercorn... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
French
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:00
Thursday
16:30 - 23:00
Friday
16:30 - 00:00
Saturday
16:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 168 Avenue B, New York City, NY 10009-4646
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-677-4787

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in East Village

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East Village
There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village, which offers plenty of unique small businesses catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the old-time neighbourhood feel that you can still experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to wander up and down the streets searching for the newest hip spot, or an old-school favorite. In the center of the neighbourhood, Tompkins Square Park serves as a gathering point for the New Yorkers that call the East Village home. The people-watching here is hard to beat.
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