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Le Perigord

Le Perigord Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://leperigord.com
  • Email: chrisleperigord@aol.com
  • Phone: (212) 755-6244
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Joel Benjamin
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions:

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st Avenue
  • Parking: No
A word from Le Perigord
At 49 years old, Le Perigord features classic French cuisine in an elegant setting. Le Perigord just renovated the whole restaurant in 2011, don't forget to come in and take a look at our beautiful new decor.The New York Times calls it "a French restaurant the way French restaurants used to be;" complete with starched white linen tablecloths and exemplary service from wait staff in tuxedos. In addition to tableside service of Dover sole, duck a l'orange and rack of lamb, the traditional fare also includes such staples as individual beef Wellington, quenelles of pike, coquilles St Jacques and kidneys in mustard sauce, and don't forget to leave room for the fabulous soufflés and the legendary "temptation trolley" of desserts which always includes such timeless favorites as tarte Tatin, chocolate mousse and floating islands. The extensive, award-wining wine list includes a fine selection of both old & recent vintages, all at sensible prices.

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Diner Reviews
  • "Beautiful flowers, friendly French owner who has been there for 50 yrs, lovely service, delicious baguettes, great cold appetizer plate (a meal in itself), excellent duck and lamb, a don't-miss-it pear tart. Not redone in cold, steely, noisy-music style. In other words, doesn't cater to the 20s/30s set, thank goodness."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This was my second time dining here. I had the pike quenelles as an appetizer and veal with morel mushroom sauce as my entree. Both dishes were excellent. The server also brought me a few extras such as amuse bouche and mini dessert since I was too full to order a regular dessert. I ordered a glass of red Cote du Rhone to have with the veal but was offered a half-glass of a white wine to have with the fish appetizer. I turned it down and just had water with the first course but appreciated the offer. That shows a thoughtfulness that is not always demonstrated at a restaurant. This restaurant has a long history of gracious dining and caters to an older clientele but provides a relaxed and satisfying dining experience."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My wife and I visited Perigord after a long absence to celebrate her birthday. Food Superb! We both had the duck which I highly recommend. The service was excellent; the wines top notch and the ambiance was up to our expectations; although somewhat pricey we will return again."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Been coming here for years. Imagine! Fabulous food and you can have a conversation! The dessert cart is to die for. Floating island and chocolate mousse or soufflés? What's not to love? Heartily recommend."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "le perigord continues to provide an outstanding dining experience."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Ate at this resturant during resturant week and the food,service and ambience was superb. Would certainly recommend this resturant and would definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "one of the last old world French cuisine restaurants with classic dishes such as crispy duck, soufflé, foie grai"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The halibut seemed to melt in my mouth. How can you prepare a meaty fish to be so incredibly tender and tasty? I don't know, but Le Perigord does."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Everything we ordered was great. The wine by the glass was a very generous pour. It was a mature crowd. Seeing suits and ties was refreshing."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "One of the very few classic French reataurants left in NYC. The buffet froid to start is a wonderful combination of pate, celeri remoulade, shrimp, etc. Duck, Dover sole, beef Wellington, all beautifully prepared. The dessert cart is a wonder. So hard to make choice."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "A meal at Perigord takes one back, in a very good way, to the menus and service of long ago. The menu is familiar, the service is attentive without being intrusive, the table flowers and napery are fresh, the conversation is subdued, and the food is plentiful and perfectly prepared/presented. Who could ask for more!"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Very nice. Beautiful atmosphere with enough sophistication but not "snobbish". Great food"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Went for Rest Week. Good varied selection. Everything was wonderful. 3 appetizers and 3 main courses were uniformly delicious. Fruit tart desert was a treat. Even the bread was very good. Service professional and friendly."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "We went for dinner here as part of restaurant week and had a great food! We will definitely be coming back to try many of the other items listed on the menu."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "great old fashioned french restaurant. if you want a taste of what rap table service is - go here!"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I went for dinner during NY Restaurant Week. I ordered the scallops, which were good. The service was OK. I think I was expecting more--a little disappointed."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Enjoyed Restaurant Week menu - I had scallops, which were the best I've ever had, making me forget all about the undercooked and strangely bland pea soup that preceded it. My companion also disliked the soup, it definitely needs work, but he liked his beef bourgnion fine. He also enjoyed mousse for dessert, I had the floating island which was way too sweet and cloying. Good coffee followed, excellent service."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "No other restaurant in the world is more reliable than le Perigord. Maitre d's, waiters were (almost) born there and most likely will die serving the very same (great) dishes since the last century (maybe not but it feels like it). Memories of "well rewarded" romantic dinners, anniversaries, kids' birthdays, commencement parties and friends'gatherings vividly come back just by looking at the same tables I was year after year, or was it yesterday? Go there, truly enjoy the great food and start building your own memories one by one, meal by meal. You'll not be desappointed, I guaranty it."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I had a lovely experience having dinner there. The food was very good and so was the service. Great overall!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "We went for restaurant week. The service was excellent and the food was very good --it just felt a little "mass produced" because it came out very quickly. The butternutsquash soup was a bit bland. The "chef's pate" was more of a quiche--it was very tasty but they served it warm--not hot. Not sure if that was what they were going for since I overheard the table next to us complain that it was not hot."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Very authentic and good quality French cuisine. 2 things don't match: the espresso is better than in France and the service is a lot more friendly ;-))."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Service was excellent. Food was scrumptious. Can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "This is an old-fashioned French restaurant. The food is excellent, the salmon was cooked perfectly. Since the people at the next table were talking in French it felt almost like eating in Paris."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "The atmosphere is exquisite. The service and the food are impeccable!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Foods good service is good but not fit young people"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Enjoyed dining in this lovely restaurant. Food was great, as well as service. Salmon in saffron sauce was delicious."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "We love coming here. Restaurant week makes this an affordable and wonderful dining experience"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "Don't quite know what happened at lunch but service was missing at every level, from no-one letting my guest knowthat I had called and would be ten minutes late, to no-one taking me to the table and no-one pulling out the table at the too- tight banquette, to having to ask three people for mustard, one of whom didn't understand what I even meant, all this a big minus."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Love the food and the service. From the moment I arrived, the staff were just so hospitable! Using the restaurant week menu, I was able to pick a super yummy classic French dish. Since it was a pre fix, value was amazing. Wine list for the enthusiast is great. You can pick from a range that goes from budget friendly to wine connoisseur level. The reviews specifically commended the place's French looking ambiance but I was not too taken by it. For food, wine and service, would go back anytime."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "My husband and I dined at Le Perigord on Saturday night. We had not been to the restaurant for many years--mistake! The food was wonderful. We both had the duck and it was incredible. The restaurant is lovely and the whole experience made for a perfect evening. We will return very soon."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We wanted a nice romantic traditional French restaurant and Le Perigord met all our expectation. The food was amazing, very classical French with a true admiration for flavours. From appetizers to the entrees and most important the wine list, all I can say is bravo to Monsieur Georges."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had a great dinner at Le Perigord for restaurant week. The servers were gracious (and authentically French!) and the food is absolutely on point. The pâté was fantastic - I feel somewhat qualified to judge as I'm half-French and lived in Paris. A lovely, if overpriced, wine selection as well. This is authentic French cuisine! Although I can't say the same for the bread. Where's the real baguette? They should start buying their bread from Almondine. All in all, though, a wonderful place!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "This restaurant was very fancy and very older in age. My friends and I went here for restaurant and are all in our early 30s and felt incredibly out of place. Everyone was in a blazer and was probably 60yrs or older. None of this would be a problem if we didn't feel as if we were being glared at and if our service was impacted as a result. HOWEVER, that all said, the food was delicious, and their floating island reminded me of my childhood dining out with my Grandparents. Outside of restaurant week it's pretty pricey, but the food seems worth it."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The service & food were top notch. It became somewhat noisy at times. Well worth the higher than (our) normal dinner out cost."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Dining here is a fine return to the 70's, with classic French dishes like boeuf bourguinon, pate de campagne with celeri remoulade and ,of course, cornichons, roast chicken, sole meuniere, chocolate mousse, floating island, with elderly waiters scurrying around, serving each course efficiently, and refilling your wine glass just at the right time. This is one of the very few classic French restaurants left in Manhattan, and it's wonderful that it still exists."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "Service is very good and the room is attractive, but the pate appetizer was nothing special, and the boeuf bourguignon was too salty and not nearly as good as I could make at home -- and I'm no cook --I've had much, much better elsewhere. The chocolate mousse was tasty enough, but I've had better, and it was literally only a tiny scoop -- almost comical. There was absolutely nothing that great about the meal -- I'm only glad I paid restaurant week prices. In all fairness my two companions seemed to enjoy their meal -- scallops and chicken, although neither seemed that wild about it. I honestly could not recommend this place. One positive note: The wine glasses were nearly full -- hurrah!"
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "Went here for Restaurant Week dinner. I had the pate du chef (excellent), the salmon entree (excellent), and the floating island dessert (fair). The chocolate mousse was also not that good. Service was attentive and friendly. The place was a bit stuffy."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "expensive but worth it reasonable fixed price luncheon menu available"
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "Le Perigord is an old fashioned French restaurant. The ambiance is very continental. The food is always good and all of us agreed that we enjoyed every mouth full. The service is great! Love the attention. It's always nice to have a very good meal in a very pretty place where you feel well cared for."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My father used to dine here in the 80s & 90s. The place was fading but the last two times I've been there I feel like Perigord is experiencing a Renaissance. The food, the service, & even some subtle updates to the decor are all remarkable improvements. Perigord is back at the top!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014