Bagatelle - NY
Bagatelle - NY

Bagatelle - NY

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bistrotbagatelle.com/
  • Phone: (212) 488-2110
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner:
    Sunday: 6:30pm – 10:00pm
    Monday: 5:30pm – 12:00am
    Tuesday: 5:30pm – 12:00am
    Wednesday: 5:30pm – 12:00am
    Thursday: 5:30pm – 1:00am
    Friday: 5:30pm – 1:00am
    Saturday: 7:30pm – 1:00am

    Brunch:
    Saturday: 11:30am – 6:00pm
    Sunday: 11:30am – 5:30pm
  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, French
  • Executive Chef: Sebastien Chamaret
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 9th Ave
  • Public Transit: A,C,E,1,2,3,L trains.
  • Parking: No
A word from Bagatelle - NY
Hailing from France, Brand Essence owners Aymeric Clemente and Remi Laba teamed up in February 2008 to create a restaurant that is wholly French Mediterranean in atmosphere and cuisine. The ambiance is reminiscent of a bustling Parisian bistro, with classic decor and architecture paired with chic and bold artwork., lively music, and a relaxed yet sexy vibe, making you feel as if you've escaped to Europe if only for a day.
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Bagatelle - NY reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
hot spot (28)special occasion (17)good for groups (15)romantic (14)vibrant bar scene (14)late-night find (14)fit for foodies (13)notable wine list (13)neighborhood gem (13)great for brunch (12)great for outdoor dining (11)scenic view (6)great for lunch (3)Show More
  • Tops
    MIRAONORMA
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Celery remoulade, wow. We returned to the resto for this dish. The staff are really tops. White tablecloths. Go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place
    vore
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    I liked the place and the service. Great for people watching. Great food and a vibrant atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 4galsdining
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Food was outstanding. Service was very professional yet friendly and helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Ambiance
    Paula
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Everytime I come to Bagatelle is a great experience. Love it."Beautiful place and beautiful people"
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing night out
    natashaVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We went on a friday night for my birthday and were a table of 6 women. The staff kept rushing us to order our food and drinks and got annoyed when we took our time figuring out what we wanted. I wasnt sure why until we finished our meals and ordered more drinks and were given the check. We didnt ask for it and we still had drinks on the way and were planning on ordering more. The point of us going to bagatelle was to enjoy the atmosphere, music and food. But they wouldnt let us. Our server asked us to pay and leave because there was another table waiting. Then when we said we will still enjoying our drinks (some of them still full), the manager came and asked us to leave right away. Very disappointing. Never again!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A real touch of France ...
    FredVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Always a pleasure to have a dinner at Bagatelle ! Food and wines are great. Service is always very friendly and offbeat
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Know before you go
    anonymous917
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Had reservations for a group of 10. They wouldn't sit us for 45 mins until the whole party was present since that's policy, which is fine if that was posted somewhere. Hostess was rude and not helpful. But it's meatpacking so it's no surprise. Food was good, music was good and crowd was nice.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had a great time at bagatelle Theo our server was phenomenal! I took a friend for a special occasion and we both enjoyed the evening a great deal Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine Cuisine to Bar Scene
    mikeycVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The restaurant makes an interesting transformation between 8pm and 9pm, going from a more fine dining atmosphere to a boisterous bar scene. Wasn't expecting it and neither was my date.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overall, fair
    Honesty
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The room was initially hot-they didn't kick in the AC till the end. Food was very average. The best part of this place is the ambiance. Would come here for just drinks next time.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • it was a great
    Dalex
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    It was a great dining with my friends, the host very hospitable, and I got there I didn't wait to be seat. She made a greeting saying my name since I made a reservation. The waitress was there for us all the time. Nice and quite environment.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Girls Night Spot
    ChantelleAnnette
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I love Bagatelle. Great ambiance, music, food, and service. The champagne list and the macaroon dessert are perfection!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Horrible service. Great food.
    KseniaQ
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Basically got robbed on my birthday. The server sold us a bottle of champagne that was almost $800 after we got one for $130. He never mentioned the price difference. That put a big cloud over the dinner and pretty much ruined everybody's mood for the rest of the night.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Superb
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    One of the best steaks I have ever eaten. We got the rib eye for two that came with pomme frittes and a spinach salad. We also had an appetizer special that was pretty tasty too. Cocktails were excellent and our waiter recommended a wonderful red wine for our dinner. Overall, an amazing dining experience for my birthday. My co-worker informed me about this place because she loves it for brunch but dinner was excellent! After 10-11pm it turns into more of a lounge with a DJ - definitely a great spot to start your night out in the meatpacking!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 79 reviews are from the Bagatelle - NY reviews archive.
  • OD85
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Service was horrible! Food was ok, would only recommend for after work drinks or brunch
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A little over the top
    uppereastsiderVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    With a space this size, i'd recomnend this place reinvent itself as a more casual bistro. Food was good but not exceptional for the price. Place was disconcertingly empty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Zeze1881
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Went here for my birthday dinner! Loved the place! Only thing, it was loud so hard to talk, but it was a blast and the good was good! Def going back
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meatpacking spot
    Nick79VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Great food and scene, best location in Meatpacking.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • JJG1
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Food was average.Both the truffle chicken and black cod lacked were overlooked and lacked any flavor except excess salt .Profiteroles pastry top was dry.Overall disappointed.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Gnocchi Ever!
    SWABVIP
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Love love their truffle Gnocchi..Although as a vegetarian I hope they have lil more options.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Atmosphere made up for the food
    RobbieVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    The food didn't deliver sadly, well below standards but the fun atmosphere saved the evening.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • DanPB
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The steak was overcooked although we had asked for medium rare. The duck was acceptable but not great. The artichoke salad was excellent. The beignet dessert was exceptional. Tuna tartar and tarte tatain were adequate but not memorable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for bar Scene with music
    ShermanVIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Good for happy hours and late night bar hopping. This place is definitely not for food goer or someone expecting to experience good dining. If you are planning to spend on their menu price, suggest go elsewhere then return for the bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bagatelle
    Girondin
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Great food, great service and great atmosphere!!! I had the foie frais sliders for appetizers, which were to die for! The special was the sole au beurre w/ truffle potatoe purée. Finally, I had an amazing Ile Flottante for desert...probably one of the best dinners I've had in many years!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Joe Keneally
    JoeK
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    As always, it was great night. The staff and service was outstanding. We love this place.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A favorite electric scene
    MEANJONVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    I know Bagatelle NYC for a long time now before they moved to the new location and became the hot spot of the meat packing district. Jeremy at the bar is great.Go early and park yourself there as you wait for your table....Do not expect the hostess to come get you when your table is ready as that is never going to happen. So if you entrust Jeremy with your drinks, remember to get up and go and find out where you stand in life with the hostess desk. Electric scene, be ready to get up and dance at the table. Good service and good food. Always dependable if you just want to get lost in the crowd and have a good time. Always have a reservation or eat somewhere else and come in here for the electric atmosphere. It's unsurpassed.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Meal
    Elroy74
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Had a wonderful meal with coworkers here. Sat in a window table opened up to the street. Was a great time and very good food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The most horrible service ever
    Luv4food
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We had a reservation for 10 people at 10:15 and we were seated at 12:30! And the hostess and the manager, instead of being apologetic, they were full of attitude, extremely rude, and lacked manners and professionalism. They were even sarcastic to us when we mentioned that they should have at least apologized for the wait. Bagatelle used to be one of our favorite spots in NY but we are never going back. Such a huge disappointment. We have never encountered such a rude attitude in a restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Used to be better
    GourmandeVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Staff managing reservations arrogant. Noise level too high: I'm all for ambience and St Tropez-like atmosphere, but when the very seats one's in are vibrating violently to ridiculous bass, it's just too much. Also, don't order steak like T-Bone as you won't be able to see enough to cut away the fatty parts. All in all, not enough attention to detail.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for a celebration
    Preyis
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Good food, good service and great ambience. You can start by having a dinner and dancing without going anywhere else
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Some hiccups but good meal.
    rickracerVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Went here on a quiet monday night. Love this part of the city and the restaurant has a great setting for a meal and people-watching. Service was surprisingly slow and inaccurate for what was a very quiet night. Waiter was nice but got my wife's order wrong. They took care of it immediately and showed no hesitation or annoyance so they get points for that. Food was great. Calamari appetizer and the prawn dish for myself and the salmon tartare and scallops for my wife. Very good - nicely prepared, perfectly cooked. No complaints and would certainly go again!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night
    Lov2eat
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Excellent night out, great food took friend from Bahamas loved it
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Late-Night Find, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, good ambiance..but
    Ramon
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Good food, good ambiance..but felt like you have to eat or be there for a limited time....to much pressure ...uncomfortable...
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bagatelle is fantastic
    MrNCVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Great food, champagne and eye candy! What more can you ask for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • They only want your money
    MIMi
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    It was my birthday and it was a bad one.Despite my early reservation, we have been seated only 1 hour!! later, as soon as we sat, the server announced that the kitchen is closing and we need to hurry up with our order. Throughout the night my husband has been asked at least 5 times!! by different people (server, manager, another server) to order $1200 bottle of champagne with "special" service from a "clown" in skimpy underwear. These people literally have dollar signs on their faces, that's the only thing they care about. After 12am this upscale restaurant turned into a fun house where every "lady" feels like she MUST jump on a table and shake it hard. Will I go again? yes, when I feel like I need to waste a lot of money on a messy party..
    Special Features:
    late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always amazing...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Beautiful people, ambiance... Impeccable service and most importantly amazing cuisine...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was actually good but
    Shocked
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Food was actually good but when I ordered a second bottle of wine I was told that there was another reservation at 10.30 and I would have to leave. This had never happened to me before anywhere. Why would I go back to a place that asks me to move even if I am consuming? Terrible experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Did not recieve my dining points!
    LMKAVIP
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    Open table was suppose to give me 1,000 dining points for my 7 PM reservation. NEVER RECIEVED THE POINTS from that night. Can you please fix this??
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • horrible service, rude staff,
    CCnyc
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    horrible service, rude staff, the food was good but the atmosphere ruined it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • French with an Edge
    Natasha
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Bagatelle has a lot going for it, cool location, traditional decor spiced up with not so traditional art, the food is well prepared, and the wine list, although limited, offers great choices, and the service is attentive. The only downer, and this tends to apply to so many restaurants, is why do hostesses feel compelled to try and seat a couple who clearly are out on a romantic dinner date in the rows of two seater tables that are as intimate as a locker room shower.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic