Le Perigord
Le Perigord

Le Perigord

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://leperigord.com/
  • Phone: 2127556244x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Joël 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: Located in the heart of New York, Le Périgord offers the opportunity to host an event in the French tradition. Our back room offers a private venue for up to 40 guests and our main dining room is available for an even larger crowd. Our attention to detail, excellent service and premier French cuisine will ensure your event is unforgettable.For lunch or for dinner, Le Périgord is the perfect venue or your private event.

    Le Périgord hosts birthday parties, corporate luncheons, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, baby showers, retirement parties, and more. Our midtown Manhattan location means we’re easily accessible to all of your guests from New York, New Jersey, Westchester, and Long Island. At the heart of our hospitality lies the elegant French cuisine and large selection of wine that Le Périgord is famous for. From the first bite of appetizer to the last taste of our soufflé, you’re in for a treat.

    For more information, please contact us at (212) 755-6244.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st Avenue
  • Public Transit: Subway:
    6 train to 51st Street
    E and M trains to Lexington Avenue/53rd Street

    Buses:
    The M50, M15, M57 and M31 buses all stop near Le Périgord.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available nearby on 51st, 52nd and 53rd Streets. See http://goo.gl/QWybD2 .

    Parking garages can be found at http://goo.gl/JPXMHy .
A word from Le Perigord
Now celebrating its fiftieth anniversary under the ownership of Georges Briguet, since 1964 Le Périgord has offered classic French cuisine in an elegant setting in midtown Manhattan. Recently renovated, Le Périgord is a premier destination for French cuisine in New York. The New York Times calls it “a French restaurant the way French restaurants used to be,” complete with white tablecloths and exemplary service from wait staff in tuxedos.
Besides tableside service of Dover sole, duck à l’orange and rack of lamb, the traditional menu also includes such staples as individual beef Wellington, pike quenelles, 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 old and recent vintages at sensible prices.
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Le Perigord reviews from OpenTable diners
167 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (92)neighborhood gem (74)fit for foodies (71)romantic (65)great for lunch (50)notable wine list (41)good for groups (14)great for brunch (8)late-night find (3)hot spot (3)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Consistent good performance
    suttonplaceVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Le Perigord provides very good food with excellent service on a consistent basis. They never disappoint. It is avery comfortable setting.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still Kicking
    gourmayVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Le Perigord is one of two top end classic French cuisine restaurants left in NYC - the other La Grenouille. It is to be enjoyed before it's too late. Celebrating its 50th anniversary.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Joey
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The food was great from appetizer to dessert. The service was impeccable. The waiters were exceedingly attentive and gracious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant evening
    nightout
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    A very pleasant dinner. We will dine there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New York Institution
    gws58VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Le Perigord is a New York City stalwart of French Cuisine and throw back to a time when simple, fine French fare was the norm. Then came "le nouvelle cuisine", architectural presentation, star chefs and egocentric owners! When I visit Le Perigord (where I have stopped in from time to time since I was a teenager!) I feel like time has stood still. The same classic food, the same staff, the same décor. I try to get there during Restaurant Week (month?) because it is such a bargain as this is a pricey place. Some in my party were less than completely happy with their choice but I enjoyed every bite and a sweet and engaging Captain made this visit special and enjoyable.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old favorite still reliable
    eastsoutalotVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This restaurant has been around a long time and ALWAYS pleases - good service, nice presentation, good food and an atmosphere inducive to discussion with your eating companions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I am thoroughly impressed with Le Perigord. Every course I ordered was delicious, the service was fast and the waiters were very attentive to us. The restaurant had a very clean and calm atmosphere. I will definitely be returning to this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Restaurant week 2014
    Kayla
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The ambiance of the restaurant was good with a hint of 80's offices furniture. The crowd was a mix of older people and group of working adults. The food was fabulous(highly recommend the veal kidney and lamb chops for entrees). They have excellent serving waiters. They are very attentive and know their food well(good recommendation). The service speed was just right without the feeling of being chased. Overall, I think it would be a good place to come for high service french food.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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  • Old School French
    tastymateVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Great classic French restaurant. Most of these old-school places are disappearing, but this one lives on. It's hard to find top notch, formal, and professional service, and they have it here. Definitely worth a visit.
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  • unknown
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My guest and I truly enjoyed the food and the wine. Service was confused because we kept being served by different staff. It is very old school, but worth the visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Restaurant week gem
    CathieVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We had a fantastic celebratory lunch at Le Perigord during restaurant week. I will definitely return, even without the restaurant week deal. The banquette we sat at faced outward to the lovely restaurant; the waitstaff were very attentive, and the food was top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Avoid Restaurant Week Menu
    BoomerWoman1948
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    My husband called the Restaurant Week menu selections airline food. The dessert were better. Also,very poor service.
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  • ladybugVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    One of the really nice thing about ale Perigord, in addition to their very good cuisine, is that you can actually "dine" and talk with your companions.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ruthie66
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Service and greeting were very casual. No one was at front to seat you. Many empty tables. We were not asked if we even had a reservation. We pointed to a banquet table in the back and were able to sit there. Service was of the old French style, captain taking order and served by long standing older waiters in white jackets. No give or take either way or chat. Food was excellent and realize restaurant has been in business for 50 years, but patrons should be treated a little warmly, or that might be only for long term clientele, not just restaurant week subscribers.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • foodie
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Excellent! Classic French Food, Service and Ambience. 5 Stars! All 4 of us
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Trvlady
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We were a group of six ex-coworkers that had not seen each other in over 20 years. We could not have picked a better place. We had a wonderful lunch and were not hurried one bit to finish our meal, in fact we closed the place while they were getting ready for the dinner service. I highly recommend this wonderful old world restaurant. You don't see service like this any more.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AlCas
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    excellent food, restaurant week menu outstanding value, service impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Poor Service and Over the Hill
    PVDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Went for dinner with my wife, daughter and a family friend. Food was good not great and would not prompt me to write a review either way. But the service was atrocious --- had to all but beg for someone to take our order and then another 20 minute begging exercise to order a bottle of wine. Given the number of vibrant, creative restaurants in New York where the owner is anxious to earn your business, the chef yearning to prove he is a culinary star and the server aiming for a good tip, why anyone would go to drab, out dated, mediocre Le Perigord is beyond me.
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  • Great Old World French Restaurant
    LilyVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    This was my first time at Le Perigord and I will definitely return. Everything was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • must try their lamb
    madame2828VIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Not too many places that does lamb perfectly, but they sure did when I was there, food was very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • No thanks!
    Luv2Eat
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Service was so slow and the food was lacking, needless to say, we would not return.
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  • Keeps on Ticking
    misstheclassicsVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Although there was mild slippage on recent prior visits, seems to have returned to its old self. Just celebrated 50 years in business -- a not so easy task today -- and is undergoing renovations (8-2014). Service superb and food extremely good, well prepared and presented. A bit busier than usual (even for restaurant week visits - which this was), but still able to conduct a conversation although noise level up slightly with bigger crowd.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our "go to" French restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We had a delightful birthday party dinner at Le Perigord with really good French food and excellent service. You have the experience of fine French dining at Le Perigord.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Best.
    Ellis
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Very nice people. My french wasn't too good but I don't think they mind. I made a mistake for not dressing nicer because i was out all day. Fancy fancy restaurant ~
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    My wife and I had dinner with two friends. The NYC Restaurant Week menu is excellent. We all enjoyed our dinner there. The restaurant is very reliable and quiet. Each of us tried different appetizers, entrees and desserts, which were excellent. The restaurant was quite full but we were not hurried at all.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Excellent as usual - menu and decor seem to have been upgraded
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Don't Miss Eating @ Le Perigord
    stefan
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Even under the duress of Restaurant Week, the quality of their food and service shone through! After a brief wait, we were ushered to a lovely quiet table. The wine list ran the gamut (the Provencal Rose @ $45 was exquisite) and their pate de la maison was "incroyable." Diners now seem to gravitate to either noisy comfort food locales or overpriced minimalist "outhere" cuisine. There is absolutely nothing wrong with classic French cuisine and it's great here. All you naysayers, should give it a try. We'll be back. Merci Bien
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic and delicious
    TryingNYCcuisine
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We enjoyed a romantic Friday night dinner at Le Perigord! We were treated beautifully, from initial seating through to leaving. We were not rushed, we enjoyed some wine before even ordering our meal, and then enjoyed two delicious dinners - one off their restaurant week menu and one off the regular menu. The food was a delight to the eye as well as the palate and the ambiance, while crowded, did not encroach on our enjoyment.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunny
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Service was okay, however the food was way below expectation.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    LOULOU
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We went for Restaurant Week dinner. The pate was delicious, the tart wasn't special. My chicken was dry and the crab cakes nothing special. The frozen souffle was very good and the fruit tart was good, but not exceptional.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was perfect!
    Elizabeth
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    It was a Restaurant Week lunch. We were celebrating the 68th wedding anniversary of special friends, during Restaurant Week. They were charmed. My request for a table near the door, so they would not have to walk too far, was accommodated. The food was delicious and beautifully presented. A lovely fruit tart with a lit candle was brought to them in addition to the dessert they'd ordered. We would go back in a NY minute.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated
    Luv2eat
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The food was very salty. We ordered the pate that was blah. The crabcakes and my salmon dish were very salty. The waiters were very hard to get a hold of. We sat there waiting for the check and then for our card back for at least 20 minutes.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch
    Charlieonthefly
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    I ate lunch here during Restaurant Week. Appetizer was chef pate with ratatouille. Main course was lamb with artichokes. Desert was white and dark chocolate mousse with Grand Marnier sauce. Everything was delicious. Although the restaurant was full, the food came out quickly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • An Odd Compromise
    MeriendaVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The good stuff: amazing food! And that's about the only good thing to say. The rest -- namely the service -- was extremely poor. They brought us the wrong appetizers twice (1st incorrect; 2nd incorrect; 3rd, for some reason, incorrect). Then they brought our entres to the table next to us. Dessert was fine. Now the bill. My friends puts half the bill, I put my card. After waiting for 20 with questioning, they bring the wrong bill with my card missing! That took 10 minutes to sort. Then, they brought us the receipt with my entire card being billed! That took another 10 minutes to sort out. After everything was fixed, all they had to offer was a nice post-dinner drink, nothing else. We declined and that was that. Tread carefully.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Fine Dining
    basilpeppermint
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Le Perigord was a throwback to dining of old... white coat waiters with constant attention. It was a lovely meal!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Midtown East Classic
    Localfoodie
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Great experience! Food is old school French and so are the staff but in good classic way!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad service
    YPWBVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Good menu for restaurant week. Nothing special for a great restaurant. Service slow and bad, no attention at all.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Former culinary powerhouse is back
    blgw
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This legendary setting has survived decades of food trends. A wonderful choice for delightful classical cuisine. The opening line from the host when you enter is "Welcome home." It is good to be home.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Long past its prime
    fsnaxVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Often described as "an institution", Le Perigord stumbles along and puts the old in old school. I just don't get its value proposition given the top notch competition it faces in the Manhattan dining scene. We visited on a Friday evening and slow, inattentive service plagued the entire evening - it took nearly 45 minutes for our appetizers to arrive. The food was generally well prepared and met our expectation for classic French preparation. There was certainly a lack of any real inspiration but perhaps that was a misplaced expectation for a place like this. The old school environment and experience has a certain charm that probably resonates with the regulars but I'm afraid it's not enough to warrant another visit or a recommendation.
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  • Recommended for non restaurant week
    Vanilla11
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I have been to Le Perigord 3 times. The first 2 times were 5 stars for food and service. My recent visit was during New York Restaurant week, I feel that the service was not as good and the food portion is slightly less. I would still go back after restaurant week is over.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate