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Le Perigord
Le Perigord

Le Perigord Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://leperigord.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, 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 & Promotions: 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

    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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
Diner Reviews
  • "Food was ok. Seats too close together. Service was bad."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Le Perigord is a fantastic restaurant and has great food. Everyone was very friendly and patient."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Take a journey back in time and dine like a Parisian! French food prepared with all the wonderful sauces and creams that one would expect in French cooking."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Went during Restaurant Week for dinner. Decor and ambiance and overall feel is traditional. Though banquettes were used wisely throughout the dining area, the rest of the tables were very close together. Mixed reviews on the entrees - crab cake was enjoyable, kidney was delicious (especially the sauce), the lamb with the vegetables was extremely bland. The restaurant week menu did not have a dairy-free dessert option but they offered fresh fruit which was a nice accommodation. They also have a $68 prix-fixe menu that looked extensive and of good value. I personally would not go out of my way to return but one of my dining companions said he would."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "A step back in time in the most positive way imaginable, with truly world-class old-world service hardly ever seen in modern times, with classic dishes prepared and presented superbly in an elegant setting."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "nice options and portions sizes for restaurant week. food was delicious and the place was packed."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I've never been to Le Perigord because it's too pricey usually, but it was perfect for Restaurant Week. It has a very good Restaurant Week menu, including some organ meats that I love but can no longer buy in the store, the service is most gracious and the ambience relaxed and friendly."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • " I always enjoy my meals at Le Perigord, the food was delicious. But, if you're not a regular the service is lacking"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Had dinner during Restaurant Week and was very disappointed with the food quality. The salmon was dry and overcooked and the deserts were unexciting to say the least. Service, however, was wonderful. Food might be better off the regular menu. Wine list was impressive."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Really excellent in all aspects. Like a great restaurant in Paris."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Very good cuisine and impeccable service. Old French favourites dishes."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Two guests and my wife took the dare of Restaurant Week and ended up with a terrific set of meals last Monday. Special kudos for the off-menu frog legs fresh from France and the perfectly done lamb. Also for the best, most flavorful crab cakes I have ever had. Gracious but very reserved traditional French service was much appreciated as was a real bargain of a 2009 Volnay we had to wash it all down."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "a class operation in every aspect. a great place to celebrate a special occassion."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Le Perigord was a restaurant that we used to go to "back in the day". It was an old school, delightful French restaurant- nothing cutting edge, but always good, the flowers abundant and beautiful, and the service was always a big part of the experience. So in May, my husband and I decided to go back and see if it was the same civilized, traditional spot we remembered. And it was! We had a great meal, great service, great time. Not so last Saturday when we went back with friends. We had to beg for our main courses an hour into it and beg for our soufflés 2 hours in. ( Ordred when dinner was ordered) Amazingly sloppy. Like they forgot we were there. Big disappointment."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "It was my wife's birthday and it we were looking to go somewhere nice and I am so glad that we chose Le Perigord. The food was amazing, My wife had Salmon and I had Turbot and both were cooked to perfection. We both tried the dessert trolley and then w cheekily got an extra dessert to bring home. The service was professional but friendly. Very experienced and nice people work there. We also had the pleasure of chatting with the wonderful host Georges and that pleasure topped off the night for us. We will be back."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "As usual, Le Perigord is a delightful dining experience."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "In a city where restaurants change hands almost as frequently as waiters change table linens, Le Perigord stands alone. Lutece, Le Cirque, Le Cote Basque and countless others have come and gone, but Le Perigord lives on. Georges is the consummate host, the food is divine in its unwavering classicism, the wait staff is attentive but not intrusive, the floral arrangements are fresh and vibrant and the overall ambience a welcome throwback to more civilized times. Artichokes, Dover Sole. Kidneys, Wellington -- all the classics -- plus the exceptional dessert trolley with a dozen scrumptious choices as the Grande Finale. Heaven on the East Side. To 50 more years!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "True french classics. Escargots, Beef Wellington, Sweetbreads, the menu has it all. No fusion here. I truly think its the last of its kind. the floating islands are to die for. Service A+ and not snobbish or stuffy I felt totally relaxed to ask anything I was not familiar with in the menu. They over heard it was my birthday week and complemented me with a Raspberry Tart with a B candle. Very sweet."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "I was really impressed by the variety that Le Perigord offers, especially given the quality of the food. Le Buffet Froid is impeccable. So many wonderful options, it was very difficult to save room for my entree. The duck with seasonal fruits was divine, and the service was what I remember of classic French restaurants 30 years ago, when waitstaff took pride in their jobs."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I came here last week and was very impressed with the quality of food and service. The Prie Fixe menu is very reasonable at $68 and whereas I was more than satisfied and quite full, I didn't feel overwhelmed or bloated as I have before at some French establishments. The dover sole was one of the best I've ever had, and the dessert trolley was memorable, especially the fruit tart. "Veteran" servers always concern me, as sometimes they work past their prime, but that wasn't the case here, as everyone we had was very knowledgeable and professional. Le Perigord is a really wonderful gem."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I cannot explain my joy in having dined at Le Perigord last week. I had an awful flight, and wanted to unwind with a bit of a splurge and a great bottle of wine. Le Perigord came through on all fronts, except for the fact that it wasn't outrageously priced. Given the quality of the food, I thought $68 for a 3 course prie fixe was very reasonable, especially since many of the high-end French restaurants charge upwards of $100 for less than or equal to the same meal. I could have spent the entire night fantasizing about the wine list, but I was very pleased with what the Sommelier recommended for me. All in all, it was a wonderful recommendation and a memorable night."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Le Perigord's unusually non-fancified styling, and ambiance trapped in the late 1950's caught us by total surprise. Had we entered a nondescript doorway into a decade long left behind? From the shy and deferential waiter to the chrome cold foods trolley, to the 50 year old patron with the Jackie O coiff and suit, everything, and I mean everything couldn't possibly exist so untouched by the explosion of Manhattan hipness right outside the door. More curious than ever, we wondered, "could the food possibly be any good?" After all other than Jackie O we were the only other guests! Without hesitation, each course of our meal provided the freshest, most pure and nuanced french flavors that we have ever experienced in NYC. Absolutely divine."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Excellent dishes given in generous portions, and a variety of desserts displayed on a pastry tray for you to choose from... And all for $32? What a steal!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Perigord is a very fine restaurant. Escargot, Duck, Filet and House smoked salmon were all top shelf. A major problem was a sweetbred preparation which arrived overdone and not very good. However, the waiter, when notified, whisked it away and brought an escargot prepartation which was one of the best ever. Deserts were elegant, the service, impeccable and the ambience lovely and serene."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I started with the lobster bisque and then had the Dover sole meuniere. Both were absolutely excellent! I never thought of this restaurant as a seafood restaurant but there are definitely enough seafood options to qualify."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Just like a traditional French restaurant should be. Tuxedoed servers with heavy accents serving with pride classic French food. A welcome change from the trendy fusiony restaurants in other parts of the city. Great neighborhood for a stroll before and after. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "It's quite amazing that after 50 years in business it still delivers the top level quality of food and services. Truly a gem."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • " The service was very attentive and polite and the food was excellent. Exellent wine list and very generous portions.Though if you looking for romantic spot, this place is not for you. Decor is very outdated, the ceiling is low and the place just doesn't look right. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We just went to Le Perigord this past Saturday evening. We were greeted warmly by the very nice owner. He made us feel immediately welcome. Our server was also very nice. We started with zucchini blossoms, which were delicious. Then we both had the Beef Wellington, which was just delicious. I had a chocolate soufflé for dessert, while my husband had a selection off the tempting dessert cart, a chocolate mousse cake, topped with whipped cream and fresh strawberries. Only downside of the restaurant is that they do not have a bar to sit at and have a drink before dinner. That would have been nice. Also, although the restaurant is lovely, it could use a little sprucing up. It looks a little dated. All in all, a lovely dining experience."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "French cuisine at its best! When the ambience of the restaurant along with the gracious owner-host and the attentive staff is added to the experience it makes for a wonderful dining event."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Serene. Perfect. An ideal dinner. There are lots of things Le Perigord is not but what is has been and continues to be is wonderful classic French dining. It is not a bistro. It does not have outdoor dining. It does not have music. On Tuesday night it had the best frogs legs and soft shell crabs I have had in years. The proud founder and owner Georges Briquet explained that "we sauté them "naked" which means simply and without bread crumbs. They were memorable. My companion is a fan of Le Perigord's beef Wellington and was very happy with it. The dessert cart continues to be lavish but people ask for fewer tastes and smaller portions. Wine list remains strong. And where else in NYC do you get traditional full servings of espresso?"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "The food, service, and selection are outstanding. I would highly recommend the restaurant for a romantic night out or a group business meeting."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant for traditional French food. The wine list is extensive and the desserts are excellent. The pre-fix dinner menu is a terrific bargain. It also has a wonderful lunch menu. This is not the restaurant for those who want fusion food in small portions at extravagant prices. The owner is always present and speaks to all dinner guests as if they were old friends. The staff is professional and very helpful. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This is an excellent restaurant for all occasions. The service was very attentive and polite and the food was excellent. This restaurant definitely does justice to the classic French cuisine."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had a perfect meal at Le Perigord on Friday night. Our first visit, but we were treated like we were important customers, given a very nice corner table, and served as though we were Important People. The food is impeccable old-style French cuisine with great care to each element of the meal. Waiters are inobtrusive but always around to help in every way. If you need to be studying your cell phone the whole time, this place will be wasted on you. It's like going on a ride in a beautiful limousine; just relax and enjoy it! We particularly recommend the beet and endive salad and the sweetbreads. The duck looks amazing -- we'll have that next time! It's the 50th anniversary of this wonderful restaurant. May it live for 50 more. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "I had been to Le Perigord many times many years ago and had a hankering for the classic cuisine that they used to serve that is somewhat hard to find now. I also wanted to take my 30+ son to a place where his mother and I used to dine when he was and infant. While the decor was unchanged from what I remembered from many years ago, we were delighted with the menu, food and the service. I would recommend it for a foodie who wants to experience a classic French meal. "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Delightful classic cuisine and cordiality. Always a pleasant experience."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "We had not been to Le Perigord for a few decades, having moved from NYC. It was celebrating its 50ith birthday (although in a different location), complete with the original menu from which you could order (as well as the current one). We had the three course prix fix dinner, having courses from both menus. The food was superb and the service exceptional. The deserts were to die for. We could not have had a better dining experience. All of this for $68/person. I would be tempted to return to New York just to return to Le Perigord. We will definitely return! Just don't know when"
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "One of a dying breed in NYC, serving traditional, classic French food in an elegant setting. Enjoy it while it lasts."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Wonderful classic French food. The wait staff reminded me of Le Grand Vefour in Paris. I enjooyed the simple classic modern decor as well. Prix Fixe was a good value."
    Dined on 4/26/2014