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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 good45%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“lunch” (49 reviews)
“steak frites” (6 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
22 E 54th St, New York City, NY 10022-4203
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Reviewed 2 days 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 5 days 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

Thank Michael A
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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.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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

1  Thank mexit
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

I had lunch here today for the first time. The restaurant was beautifully decorated for Halloween. The staff was very friendly. And the whole place was clean. I had the vegetarian quiche. I’m sorry to say it was awful. It tasted as if it was...More

Thank alegriamanianera
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

I visited Papillon twice while in NYC recently. Once for drinks on a Friday night which was pumping with the after work crowd and fantastic tunes. The other, for dinner with the girls before hitting the Beacon theatre across town to see Jerry Seinfeld. Again...More

1  Thank MARNIE Y
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

In Midtown Manhattan on business this week. Decided to meet an old high school buddy for lunch at Papillon Bistro since it was only about two blocks from my conference hotel. Fantastic decor and vibe. Feels like a Mediterranean bistro coupled with an Irish pub....More

1  Thank TheThirdBert
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Stopped in for lunch with a friend. We loved the French bistro atmosphere. This restaurant offered good salad options as well as entrees. Service was pleasant, quick and accommodating. It was not noisy, and we were not on top of the people next to us....More

1  Thank Christine P
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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
US$31 - US$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
Bar Scene, Groups
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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