Le Paris
Le Paris

Le Paris

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.leparisbistrot.com/
  • Phone: (212) 289-0997
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Patrick Laurent
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering options are available.
  • Private Party Facilities: A fee is charged for the rental of the site and meals are offered according to budget per person.
  • Private Party Contact: Patrick or Carmen 2122890997

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 92nd & 93rd Streets
  • Public Transit: 6 train to 96th Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Le Paris
Formerly known as Bistro du Nord, the owner P. Laurent has re-invented the decor, food, and ambiance, creating a delightfully modern Parisian style bistro, "Le Paris." The menu offers new and improved dishes as well as the previous three course Pre-Theater Menu, served 5-7p.m. daily. The classic bistro fare includes duck confit, moules marinieres, steak tartar, grilled black angus au poivre, Kobe burger, lamb shank, calf liver, oysters, as well as a tempting fromage du jour and a large selection of wines by the glass or bottle at very reasonable prices. In addition, you can prepare your own fish or meat dishes, "simply done" with a choice of sauce and garnitures. At "Le Paris" you will feel transported to a romantic riverside table in Paris, complete with strains of music francaise and twinkling candlelight - a truly memorable dinning experience.
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Le Paris reviews from OpenTable diners
60 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (43)fit for foodies (19)romantic (14)special occasion (11)great for lunch (9)great for brunch (7)notable wine list (4)good for groups (3)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (1)vibrant bar scene (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Where you from? Wisconsin
    GoodbutnotgoodenoughVIP
    Dined on 11/25/2014
    How do you say, mediocre. Ok if you are hungry, otherwise try any place else.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • What a GREAT restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We were in New York City for our first ever visit and were delighted to find this marvelous restaurant. The service was very attentive without being obtrusive, The wine list was not extensive, had nice selections and was very fairly priced. The food was great, my duck was done perfectly and my wife had the lamb shank. Save room for the apple tart, easily the best we ever had--even in France.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My new favorite
    NickC
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    This is my favorite French bistro in New York. It has replaced the old La Goulue in my heart. It's traditional bistro with a twist that never fails to please the palate and is packed every night with people from the neighborhood. May it stay where it is forever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Little Gem
    Charlottesmum
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Cozy soppy for a French meal. Service was terrific. Good was very good. Would definitely recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RodneyVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    My favorite place in Carnegie Hill. A real French bistro, run by French people. Menu has choices for all with daily specials that are always worth paying attention to. It is simply an outstanding, friendly, charming, pleasant place to dine, especially if you are going on to the Guggenheim or 92Y.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tight space
    RSR1VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The food and service is good overall but the restaurant is extremely tight. Was surprised to learn there isn't a cheese plate on the menu given it's a french bistro. Also, the server handed the check which was $185 for two without the check holder, is that professional? We will not go back until the over cramped space is addressed and some of the wait staff is properly trained.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Service was veerrry slow..
    diner4everVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We had show tickets and told them when we sat down .it took an hour to bring the entrees out; We rushed through dinner and left.bmy husband had no time for the dessert included in his Prix fixe and they didn't even offer to pack it up for him. I had the escargot and frogs legs but both sauces were not garlicky enough and a bit oily instead of buttery. Not terrible but not great. Many other restaurant choices on this street.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pre-theater offering
    b3ck
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    For $19.95 you get three courses, all very good. Service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paris in New York
    Stephanie
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This restaurant is actually nicer than some of the ones I've been to in Paris, as far as ambiance and certainly for service. The only problem is that it is very small, especially on the main floor, so you are better off sitting upstairs. The food was on a par with French food, and they had a good variety. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Authentic French Bistro
    RWBGWCHVIP
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    We lived in Paris for 4 years. Le Paris is as close as you can come to an authentic French Bistro in NYC. Great Terrine de Canard , Cassoullet, Jaret dAgneau---all the standards well done
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • EDDIE
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    pleasantly surprised. food was better than antincipated. service was friendly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect little lunch place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    My parents love coming here when they are visiting me from California; my dad says its the best french onion soup he has ever had. For this time around (I think this is my 3rd or 4th time here), my fiance had their express lunch which came with a large bowl of their soup of the day, an omelette with pomme frites and creme caramel for desert and he loved it. I tasted the creme caramel and it was awesome. My dad had the french onion soup and a burger and he loved that too. I on the other hand have had other items on the menu and this time I tried the mussels and I wasn't very pleased - I removed many of them and put them in the broth so that my family wouldn't feel bad that I didn't enjoy my lunch. I love mussels, but these were not good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extraordinary evening at Le Paris
    critiqueomatic
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    My husband and I were in New York for a few days. We were delighted to find a small, welcoming place in a lively neighborhood within walking distance of our hotel. The waiter/bartender/host spoke with a beautiful accent, and was attentive and very helpful. In other places, one can feel rushed, but at Le Paris, we felt so comfortable throughout the dinner. We ordered cocktails, and the Manhattan was the best we've ever had in Manhattan or anywhere. The food (Branzino and Filet Mignon, both specials that night) were perfectly prepared. The restaurant's decor added much to the warm feeling. (chalkboard calligraphy, framed photos, etc.) We have visited Paris, and this was a lovely way to remember.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfection
    NickC
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I loved this place immediately. The interior is warm and evokes my favorite things in Paris. The staff is welcoming. The menu is traditional bistro food done with unique twists and great style. The prices are neither high nor low and all reasonable. I would gladly eat here once a week for the rest of my life.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic Experience
    OregonVisitor
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    My husband and I relived our evenings in France over many years at this charming spot. The service was gracious and accommodating and the menu offerings transported us back to past travels. Best of all, the food lived up to our expectations - very authentic! Space is at a premium here but the staff and other patrons all take that into account and we had a most comfortable dining experience. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch, great service
    UncleBernieVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    So many good choices, and a willingness to accommodate everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RodneyVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    A genuine french bistro with a wonderful french staff and a nice menu with sufficient breadth to satisfy all tastes. It is a neighborhood place but first time visitors feel welcome. Convenient to 92Y and the Guggenheim .
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Le Paris
    InMyOpinion
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This is a small neighborhood restaurant and that is its only fault. However, while it is a bit cramped, the dining experience was wonderful. The service is outstanding and the food is excellent. We were there for my oldest son's birthday and we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly and I would recommend it to all.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good basic french bistro
    ParisinNYC
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Comfortable even for dining alone. You feel like you are in Paris. Would go back if I am in Carnegie Hill and with in 10 block of the Museum of the City of New York.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wish the food was better.Paris, NYC
    FoodwomanVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    The quality of the steak was disappointing...seemed not grass fed, as noted, but processed. Love the atmosphere and vibe.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Beef Tartar
    NCgirlVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This is a small restaurant with an EXTREMELY HOT ladies room, at least 110 degrees, I feared I would faint, and very, very tiny. I ordered French Onion Soup and sauteed scallops; the soup was ok but not strong on flavor as it was made with a vegetarian broth, and the four scallops were ok also but nothing I would order again. I did not feel the bread was worth the calories and; La Bonne Soup, our favorite French bistro, has good bread. My husband's tartar was delicious; I do not usually eat it, but he had so much, he kept feeding it to me and I willingly helped him finish it. The lemon tart was very tart. The restaurant was completely full and thus service was somewhat slow, however the food came out in a timely manner once it was ordered.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Charming French
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Nice three-course lunch for $18.95. Well prepared crepes and creme caramel. If you are looking for a traditional taste of France, this is a safe choice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • Good Food, Great Service
    PothedinerVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We have eaten here many times and it nerved disappoints. Good French food and great service. Small intimate neighbor restaurant with a touch of Paris. Onion soup, artichoke excellent appetizers. Will be returning.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 37 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 351 reviews are from the Le Paris reviews archive.
  • Pleasant French dining
    Sarabee
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We went to celebrate my daughter's birthday. Her nine year old came, too. The menu isn't exactly kid-oriented but she loved the chocolate cake for dessert. We were early so chose items from the pre-theatre menu which is quite a bargain. My salad was good, with just enough dressing to make the frisee appealing. My burger was delicious and prepared very well. A pleasant experience altogether.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely Le Paris
    DougVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Le Paris is one of our neighborhood go-to restaurants because of its consistently good food and relatively moderate prices. My only gripe (a modest one) is that sometimes specials can be surprisingly expensive. Still, you might think you were in Paris with the mostly French staff and inviting, cozy atmosphere. Desserts are uniformly great. I can't say I've ever gotten a bad meal here.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Touch of Paris
    PothedinerVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    I always feel I'm dining in Paris. Never disappointed. Good food and great service.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great lamb shank
    WineBar
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    So soft and tender. Amazing flavor. The wines are accurately priced too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food!
    KdiningVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    Our waitress was very kind to us and we even got a taste of our wine before our glasses were served. All dishes were well made.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we picked the wrong day
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    we have been there many times...today there was a party of young girls from a nearby school celebrating the end of the school year. The noise level was intolerable upstairs. They were able to reseat us downstairs after a brief delay. Much better. We have enjoyed it in the past and will certainly go back again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wasn't impressed
    autumn
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Went there for lunch and ordered the prix-fix. There were 2 eyelashes (or very short hair) in my salad, and although I informed the server, there was only a quick apology and nothing more. I expected an offer of a replacement or a partial refund. The pasta was very oily. My friend's ordered seemed to be fine though. The place is quiet, small and sweet, but I won't be going back due to poor service.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Adorable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    This is a sweet cafe that we enjoy at least once a month. Reasonable prices and wonderful good and service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and great value
    Paraplu
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Their $20 3 course meal is an outstanding value. We loved the onion soup and main courses as well as the great dessert. A nice selection of items and a great value
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local French bistro
    PickyEaterVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Accommodating, friendly, every course on target. Nice moderate wine selection
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint bistro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Cute little french restaurant in the upper east side. Mussels with fries good but needed more seasoning. Service was fine but it's very close quarters. Tables side by side..hard to talk.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, special occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • anxious to close up
    kalefatigueVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Had an okay meal, arriving at 8pm, but felt rather rushed from the start. Our waitress was repeatedly ready for our order way before we were, and it was not until I noticed the staff emptying the cash register/whatever it was, at the bar, that I realized we were the last there and it was 9pm. All eyes upon us, it was time to go and let them go home. Nice neighborhood place but never after 8 on a weeknight!
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  • Lovely dining in the UES
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Every time we go to Le Paris we have a wonderful time! The staff is very helpful, the food is consistently good, the place is very intimate. The balcony is specially charming, it feels like the Left Bank!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • loved the brunch
    momofhnr
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Went there for sunday brunch with my 3 sisters. The food was excellent service was great. My sisters from other states enjoyed everything the restaurant offered. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • A Feel of Paris
    PothedinerVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Great neighborhood restaurant and a feel of Paris. Food is always good as is the service. Special salmon appetizer was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Le Paris a winner
    RodneyVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    Le Paris is the genuine article, a real French bistro run by French people. Eclectic menu with a good variety of choices. Everything well prepared and presented. Very friendly service offered to both regulars (of whom there are a lot) and newcomers alike. A true neighborhood gem. Convenient to the Guggenheim and 92Y among other museums nearby.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Sitting by the open window onto 5th avenue on a balmy spring night, my husband and I had a lovely dining experience at le Paris. Both of us had an excellently prepared fish main course and fresh salad starter. Portions were perfectly sized, the service was gracious, and there was a nice selection of wines by the glass. We also loved the cozy , rustic, casually elegant ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.