Very Authentic FrenchAt lunch at Cantine Parisienne yesterday, the restaurant was almost empty. Please don't this adorable place go away! The concrete-heavy room (walls and floors) would be Spartan except for huge windows, cheerful chairs, and wonderful flowers everywhere. You will not find more authentic French anywhere in NYC. Not the highly sauced, haute cuisine version, but simple, excellent food. My rillettes were perfectly made, and a very generous portion. My onion soup reminded me of Les Halles (in 1960s Paris, that is!): hearty, cheesy, delicious. And the proprietor/wait staff are the best kind of French: attractive and friendly. Highly recommended.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMUnsure what to thinkThe food at Cantine Parisienne was good... but it did not blow my mind. The Burrata appetizer was fantastic, but the steak tartare was FAR too garlicky. Service was excellent, and our waiter was actually French! However, I was a little surprised that we were the only patrons at 1pm on a Saturday. You would think there would be a few brunchers or lunchers or even hotel guests in the restaurant, but no. The space was beautiful and open and sunlit. Not sure why it was so empty.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGoing to be my new French cantine !Great place great food !!! Love it and want to go back already ! Want to try the whole menu !4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!Cantine Parisienne is excellent. Loved it!!!! The food is fresh, well seasoned, well proportioned and hits the spot.
There is a dish on the menu to please every eater! The "Gateau de Crabe" is absolutely FANTASTIC, we are talking about Milos level. The "Steak Frites" is also EXCELLENT, it's definitely reaches the best steakhouses in town. The staff is not pretentious, always warm and friendly. The interior is at once stylish and comfortable...
Bottom line, a wonderful experience. I will definitely go back!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe service was stupendous!The service was stupendous! We had the most charming waiter from Bordeaux. Très gentile et très sympa!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice food, ambiance,Very nice food, ambiance, attentive waiters... But it was nearly empty!!! Apart from the lack of fellows, it was perfect4/13/2013 12:00:00 AM