18 Cornelia Street
New York, NY 10014Neighborhood:
ProvencalPrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://legigotrestaurant.com/
- Phone: (212) 627-3737
- Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX
- Cuisine: Provencal
- Executive Chef: Alioune Ndiaye
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
- Private Party Facilities: Available for private parties. Full buy out required.
- Private Party Contact: Pamela Decaire 2126273737x
A word from Le Gigot
Provencal cuisine in an intimate, cozy setting. A zinc bar, banquettes, flowers, and an attentive staff ensure your comfort and satisfaction. Seasonal ingredients and simplicity of preparation distinguish our food.Continued
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Le Gigot reviews from OpenTable diners
98 reviews since July 31, 2014
- Ambiance4.4Noise LevelModerate
neighborhood gem (77)fit for foodies (63)romantic (53)special occasion (29)notable wine list (16)great for lunch (13)great for brunch (11)late-night find (5)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (1)kid-friendly (1)good for groups (1)Show More
- HadtotryitDined on 11/23/2014Was warm an cozy. Food was a bit stale. Hanger steak ha a sauce that was very dense and flat. Ordered medium rare came in medium. Lamb cooked well but sauce lacked flavor. Calamari sauce was sweet and thick.Special Features:
- Provençal paradiseOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 11/20/2014Exceptional service. The staff was very attentive and friendly with great suggestions. I had a spectacular crab cake. Definitely one of the best I've ever had. I also ordered the boullabaise which was a cornucopia of seafood. The decor is cozy and charming like a trip to a small bistro in Provence.To finish off the meal a delightful brioche bread pudding with mixed berries and creme anglaise. The perfect end to my meal. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening and will be back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Delish and excellent experieceMaggieVIPDined on 11/20/2014Food is delish! Service was even better. We had a late lunch and the food was beyond words. The price is steep but I don't mind paying for quality taste and service. What a great find on this cute little street.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Never DisappointsBlondie8Dined on 11/15/2014My husband and I had dinner here 11/14. He loves to come for the bouillabaisse and that's what he got this time. The broth was rich and very saffron infused. The fish was tender. I had the duck confit and that was perfect as well. Finished off with a creme brûlée and I tried not to eat any but did anyway! This was our third visit here and I know we will be back again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Very Enjoyablewineguy1982Dined on 11/15/2014Had lunch. You can order brunch, lunch or dinner during the day. Cramped seating, but you get used to it. Very good bread with soft spreadable butter. Crab cakes were great. Tasty duck confit but a small portion. Had to order a burger after eating the duck. Burger was also delicious. Excellent beef bourguignon, this dish is very rich, the beef sauce seemed Carmelized, and it was a large portion. Definitely for a big appetite like mine. The meat was so tender. Fantastic creme brûlée also very good ice cream. They have wine but we brought our own. There is a corkage fee. Service was good. We were pleased and will return for another old world French meal.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Authentic French cuisine911GT3Dined on 11/8/2014This small, cozy restaurants reminds me of those ones in rural cities in France. The dishes are traditional, stable and good. I wish the restaurant could offer a little bit more choices of wine.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 11/6/2014Been going for over 15 years and never disappoints. Have taken many friends and all want to return. When in NYC it is on the top of my listSpecial Features:
- Quaint, excellent service and foodATNYCDined on 11/5/2014I've been to Le Gigot twice and have been extremely pleased both times. The service is really spectacular, super friendly, attentive, and informative. Plus, it's such a cute romantic place. I went with a different friend each time and they were both really impressed as well. Everything we had was delicious. I highly recommend the seafood risotto (an indulgence but the best risotto I've ever had), the scallops, and the duck confit. The lobster salad and crabcake were also delicious. The atmosphere is quaint and romantic, with lovely lighting and layout. It's a tiny place, so probably not the best for large groups. But, definitely for small groups or a romantic evening. I'll be going back for sure, a new favorite place.Special Features:
- Wonderful, as alwaysrta1023Dined on 11/4/2014I have been coming here for 20 years or so and it has never disappointed me once...lovely setting, outstanding service and delicious food...I'll keep coming back as long as they'll let me...Special Features:
- I love Le Gigot!Westsidemolly9VIPDined on 11/2/2014Intimate, friendly staff including the owner who I've known since the first time I went there, over ten years ago. Wonderful food. A very special place.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- WonderfulDavidlillianVIPDined on 11/2/2014A tiny gem in the West Village. Food is great and love the cozy ambiance. What sets this restaurant aside is the terrific service. All the service personnel are just superb. Friendly, knowledgeable and extremely helpful. For dinner we had oysters and escargots as starters. Leg of lamb and sea scallops for the main course and the brioche pudding for dessert. We shared the latter. Our wine was a Bordeaux. Very highly recommendedSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- low lights and quietbeachbunnyDined on 10/30/2014A wonderful place to celebrate our anniversary with some friends. They plate-split our shared appetizers-we had a bottle of great wine and all our dishes were super tasty and well presented. The service was friendly and professional. It's a small place and was mostly full yet we could converse in a normal voice and enjoy the ambiance and the meal. The chocolate "bread pudding" dessert was fabulous. It was our first time there and we'll return for our next "occasion" night out.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Strangely empty but very goodyummyVIPDined on 10/28/2014Went on a Wednesday night. Weather was good. Restaurants on the street were bustling. This place was empty. Maybe 3-4 tables. Odd. But food was delicious. And wine recommendation was perfect. Reviews had been positive, was happy with experience, so I don't know why it was not bustling like every other restaurant in the area. Upside was that we had no problem having a conversation without straining to hear. Would come back.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Quality!JOhnDined on 10/24/2014The crab cakes are delicious. I had the chicken which was a bit dry, however the sauce was rich with flavor and more than made up for it. We shared the chocolate cake--yum! We will return! Great food, attentive service, reasonably priced. Oh, they only accept Amex cards.Special Features:
- Paris on Cornelia StreetVillageFoodieDined on 10/15/2014A gem of a restaurant. Wonderful food and classic Left Bank ambiance. Small and intimate. We' been enjoying this restaurant for years.Special Features:
- Excellent FoodProvonchakDined on 10/11/2014I have been here a couple of times now and each was an excellent experience. This time we brought a long another couple, and they agree. Le Gigot is a restaurant worth going to again and again. You are warmly greeted as to head to the bar. Since it is small you would think the wait staff would be banging into each and every chair. Not here. It is a well choreographed dance. The food is fantastic! Tomatoes with goat cheese, asapargus soup, crab cake, and the escargot, all flavorful and delicious! The leg of lamb was tender and juicy. The rabbit was perfect. I loved the cheese course. Then an after dinner drink of port. The food and the service was impeccable. Be sure to make a reservation!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- West Village GemJohnVIPDined on 10/11/2014Le Gigot is a tiny restaurant but they have a surprisingly extensive menu. We shared mussels and an heirloom tomato salad with goat cheese as appetizers then rack of lamb and half grilled chicken as main courses. Everything was delicious and nicely presented.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- BonnieVIPDined on 10/11/2014When we don't go to Le Gigot with some frequency, we miss it--and our last evening there is a good reminder of why. What some call cramped we call cozy and we never have to shout in order to speak: so civilized. Oysters, calamari, a seafood salad main course special and hanger steak (all just the right sized portions) were complemented by a Cote de Rhone. Everything was excellent with the exception of the wine which was good enough but began to flatten too soon after being opened. Service as always, friendly yet professional. Without a reservation most are turned away because the restaurant books up.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Another terrific mealOpenTable Diner Since 2007VIPDined on 10/10/2014Our favorite neighborhood restaurant in a neighborhood that's filled with great restaurants.Special Features:
- Lovely placePbcnewyorkVIPDined on 10/7/2014I have eaten at Le Gigot many times and have always enjoyed the experience. It is an old-style Village neighborhood place where two people can still have a conversation. Warmly lit by candles and frequented by diners of all ages, Le Gigot is perfect for people who want dining to be the experience it should be--an opportunity to be together with people you enjoy talking to, rather than just sitting with a rowdy group and shouting to be heard. The food is consistently good, but not super creative or gourmet splashy--very traditional French fare. Always tasty.Special Features:
- No complaintsVillageEaterDined on 10/3/2014Great food, somewhat traditional French. I had oysters and rabbit (which is not common in restaurants in New York or Paris). The sauce was deeply flavorful, the rabbit not too dry (as it often is). My dining companions were very happy with Boeuf Bourgignon and a special, crab cakes. One issue: the wine list seemed a bit conservative, constrained, and priced on the high side.Special Features:
- A Classic Parisian BistroGeobiancoVIPDined on 10/2/2014A classic Parisian bistro in all respects. Cozy atmosphere and great food!Special Features:
- OpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/30/2014Delicious food. Chicken was cooked perfectly. Service top notch but still friendly.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Greenwich Village Must DopaminnycDined on 9/30/2014Beautiful setting and beautiful food - will recommend to all Australians travelling to NYC.Special Features:
- Best French Food in NeighborhoodDavidMVIPDined on 9/28/2014I've been coming here for years and love the food, the ambiance and the care that the serving team puts into everything they do. It's small and you may have to squeeze in but that is romantic and charming too.Special Features:
- Great find in NYOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 9/20/2014Very attentive wait staff and friendly. Cosy spot but has a nice french bistro vibe. Fantastic food and the bouillabaisse was just excellent!!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Very specialjohnkeittVIPDined on 9/20/2014Le Gigot is a very special and welcoming place on a quiet street in the West Village. Intimate and friendly, with a wonderful seasonal menu that is very well executed. A thoughtful and innovative take on traditional french cooking. The cassoulet is extraordinary. Weekend lunch is terrific.Special Features:
- Amazing food. outstanding serviceCaroDined on 9/19/2014Simply loved it. A great find fr you are in need for a French food fixSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Charmant!OpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 9/19/2014The restaurant is charming, like a little bit of the Left Bank in the Village. Staff was welcoming and helpful with wine and food selection. Dishes were attractively presented and tasty. I only regretted my decision to sit in a spot which I later realized left no room for pushing my chair back from the table a bit. The place is tiny.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Wine ListOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 9/16/2014Great approachable wine list, outstanding food but even better service.Special Features:
- Like being in PariseatressDined on 9/16/2014Le Gigot is a treasure of Cornelia Street. Small, quirky, very French in the best possible way. Briny oysters, steak frites, tarte tatin. All quite perfect. Excellent, welcoming service. Solid wine list.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent foodOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 9/10/2014Go for the quaint ambiance and stay for the cooking. ExcellentSpecial Features:
- Romantic date restaurantOkcPickyEaterVIPDined on 8/24/2014Fabulous French cuisine in an intimate setting, conveniently located. Would definitely recommend.Special Features:
- Intimate French BistrotwocatsDined on 8/21/2014If you love the Provencal experience and food, this is the place. Small, simple, relaxed, and refined, Le Gigot provides a neighborhood dining experience with classic southern French fare. The wine list is small but well appointed with wines from a range of French appellations. Pate and lapin were my selections accompanied with a reasonably priced St Emilion. Finished with the bread pudding. All delicious! Highly recommend Le Gigot and will be back myself.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Efficiancy and Romance Side by SidehkwhVIPDined on 8/9/2014This little jewel box takes advantage of every square inch to economize its space yet it's so typically French in its charm. I love that you can sit side by side. The waiters are very attentive and the food is great. We had a summer dinner where they and we took advantage of the fresh summer vegetables. In this case heirloom tomatoes with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Delicious. Le gigot, the lamb, was off the charts and not too heavy, cooked just right. The rabbit was meaty and stewed in a wine reduction sauce. Out of this world.Special Features:
- A GemDavidlillianVIPDined on 8/9/2014Wonderful spot in the West Village. Great food, superb service and a very cozy ambiance. Le Gigot is a small restaurant but delivers great French bistro food. We had escargots and an heirloom tomato salad as starters, seafood risotto and beef bourguignon for our main courses. We skipped dessert and had capuchino instead. Our wine was a white Bordeaux. Great eveningSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great & Reliable Provencal CuisineCFMcGVIPDined on 8/8/2014A small neighborhood gem on Cornelia St., Le Gigot is a quaint yet rustic bistro with a balanced French menu. Coupled with friendly service and nicely portioned fare, this is a regular spot for folks in the West Village.Special Features:
- Cute and Hidden French Restaurant12345Dined on 8/5/2014My friend and I went here for a quick lunch a couple days ago. It was nearly empty the whole time we were there, but I don't understand why. The restaurant is so adorable and offers great food at good prices (comparative to other NYC restaurants) with great service. Highly recommended!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A great findpasadena117VIPDined on 8/2/2014I'm not one to write reviews, but felt inclined to do so for Le Gigot because I had a truly wonderful dining experience. I found them by searching for high ratings in lower manhattan, priced at $$. The restaurants with 5 star ratings were from few people reviewing them, verses Le Gigot (along with La Esquina) had 100+ reviews, and still maintained a 4.5 star average. That impressed me enough to give it a try. The atmosphere was pleasant, warmly decorated, and made me feel like I was in France. We ordered the crab cakes (which have no filling!), oysters, beef bourguignon, and leg of lamb with potatoes au gratin. All were delicious and the presentation and service impeccable. I give them extra points for good taste in music..!(Leonard Cohen)Special Features:
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- Best NYC experiencePygmalionDined on 7/30/2014We spent a week in NYC celebrating a special anniversary and Le Gigot was the highlight. One of the top five restaurant meals in the last thirty years. Attentive service, spectacular food, an all-star in every respect, and a most reasonable price to boot. Cannot praise this restaurant highly enough.Special Features: