Le Singe Vert
Le Singe Vert

Le Singe Vert

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.lesingevert.com/
  • Phone: 2123664100
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday to Friday Lunch: Noon to 4pm
    Monday to Sunday Dinner: 5pm to Midnight
    Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11:30am to 4 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Pascal Condomine
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact us for details.
  • Private Party Contact: Celine Labarre 212-366-4100
  • Entertainment: Please refer to our website and Facebook page for the latest information on our live musical acts.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 19 and 20th Streets
  • Public Transit: Subway:
    1 to 18th Street
    A/C/E to 23rd Street
    F/M to 14th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Little Man Parking Garage at 150 West 20th street between 7th & 8th Avenues
    212.627.4505
A word from Le Singe Vert
The Marais is reborn in Chelsea at Le Singe Vert, courtesy of the brass coat racks, long wooden bar, distressed mirrors and wicker chairs – all antiques owner Georges Forgeois sourced personally from his travels in France and North Africa.

In addition to the allure of the authentic surroundings, Le Singe Vert boasts a unique duality as both an energetic bistro and romantic hideaway treasured by a variety of guests: Singles grabbing a bite before a night on the town, families relishing a three-course meal and enamored couples enjoying a quiet evening in a secluded corner.

The menu of classic bistro fare appeals to this eclectic crowd, beginning with enticing offerings from the raw bar, to the outstanding steak frites, and of course the decadent chilled pot au chocolat for dessert. Although always festive, “Le Singe” is truly the place to be on holidays, especially for its legendary parties on Halloween, Valentine’s Day and Gay Pride.
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Le Singe Vert reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (32)great for outdoor dining (22)romantic (20)fit for foodies (18)great for brunch (12)special occasion (11)great for lunch (10)vibrant bar scene (7)good for groups (6)late-night find (6)notable wine list (6)hot spot (6)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Friendly French food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    After frequenting Le Singe when it first opened twenty years ago I moved away from the city and was pleasantly surprised that it is still thriving. The quality of the cuisine remains consistently good. The "magret de canard" was excellent as was the country pate I began with.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    It's the best restaurant in Manhattan. Everything on the menu is great and the staff is fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Magnifique
    jprivate7
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    I just love this neighborhood spot and will keep going back again and again ! The food, service, and overall vibe are just want I want in my neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorites
    Petercares
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    This is a great French restaurant with an excellent menu, good service and lots of friendly people. I have been here many times. The trout is exceptional, and the French Onion soup a delight. My companion was in love with the mussels and the excellent sauce which accompanied them. Always a delight.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Enjoyable
    matteo
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great Service, Nice people, a small treasure of french food. Perfect for small groups and the lonely business traveler seeking good food on the road.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing.
    KEEPINGITREALAND100
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Other places were booked - now I know why. Food was average with not so average prices. Bland steak with diner french fries. Roasted chicken with no flavor, but lots of oil and mushy vegetables. I thought these were two dishes that didn't need to be over worked. The vert salad and escargot were decent - we should have stopped there. Experience with the bartender left the worst taste of all. Martini tasted bitter, so I asked for a replacement. Bartender was more concerned with his ego and was very rude about replacing it. It's not like we asked for the meal to be replaced too. Bottom line - we should have ordered pizza and stayed home. Bummer.
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  • Great Neighborhood Spot
    AndrewVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Decent food, but it has a fun vibe and ambience and great service. Good neighborhood spot.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GastonSingeVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food was ok but nothing great. Server was a bit unfriendly and hard to find.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love Le Marais in Chelsea
    BrooklynDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Le Singe Vert is definitely my "go to" French bistro! I can always count on the welcome, the service and the food! Had the artichaut salad as an appetizer -- love the fresh Parmesan sliced on top. Of course, I ordered the raie fish (skate) -- perfectly cooked and served with lots of capers and lemon over mashed Yukon Gold potatoes. Don't usually mention the bread but it is great Real French bread served with real butter!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome little French Bistro
    Claymore
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We were really struck at the similarities between Le Singe Vert, and a little place in Quebec City we happened upon during a previous vacation. The food is classic French: Duck Confit, Steak Frites, etc.. The wine list is short, but competent. The waitstaff didn't really know their wines but there was little to decide upon. After dinner cognac selection was great, but I'd recommend to the restaurant owner they shoud add a Madeira to the list to accompany the cheese plate. Overall a terrific evening was had by all and my only regret is that we visited too late in the season to get foie gras, which I am sure would have been fabulous. We already have decided we'll return at our earliest opportunity.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid French Fare
    AndrewVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Solid French fare and good neighborhood spot. The burger, steak tartare, and tuna tartare were particularly good. Good food, service, and ambience. A bit expensive, but recommended overall.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We are in Paris!
    sullygrahamVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This is the second time we've dined here and the whole experience brings you to Paris! The food is delicious and authentic. The service is friendly and professional.
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  • best steak frites ever!
    ChelseaJoeVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I've always had great food here. The escargot is amazing. The absolute best Steak Tartar in the city, and the steak frites are to die for.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrible food
    Toro2014VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    I used to live un the area and went there many times as the food was good and it was fun. Went there yesterday and the food was inedible. Don't waste time and money, go somewhere else.
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  • Paris in Chelsea
    BrooklynDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Love this bistro -- so Parisian. Even the servers speak French! As usual, I ordered the Salade Nicoise and the tuna came just as I requested -- rare. The muscadet is perfect with the salad and with any fish dish. Wonderful wait staff -- all of them. I always go for lunch when I'm in the neighborhood. And, of course, for dinner as well.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Could not understand one word the server said. Food was great!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 28 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 235 reviews are from the Le Singe Vert reviews archive.
  • need to fix the AC
    lunchwithdrinks
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    An otherwise wonderful lunch in a low key Parisian style bistro was marred by underperforming AC.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cute Place
    jojonycVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    We went for lunch, nice outdoor seating, very French. I ordered lunch special $18 ( appetizer + entree ). Food was very good and came in decent portion, which is a surprise to me. Will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VERY FRENCH!
    SpiceVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Enjoyed brunch on a beautiful day in New York. Sitting outside is lovely. The subway and the street makes it a bit noisy at times but you can zone it out. The parisienne omlette was divine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paris in Chelsea
    BrooklynDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Authentic bistro food. Had the steak frites. Perfect. The frites were double-fried and crisp. Asked for mustard instead of catsup and it was the spicier French Dijon as it should be. Meat was perfectly cooked -- rare but not "bleu" as I requested. And for dessert, nothing beats the carmelized apple tart with vanilla ice cream. What Gould be better!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paris in Chelsea
    BrooklynDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Still the best Paris bistro for my money. Had my favorite -- skate in brown butter with lemons and capers -- and, of course, mashed potatoes! Delicious as usual. The apple tarte with vanilla ice cream was perfect -- carmelized and warm. Their muscadet is very good and affordable. A perfect accompaniement to the tuna tartare and the skate.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A piece of the Quartier Latin in NY
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    It gets better every time, the ideal French Café. Very lively, great menu, thank you for the perfect mix!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a fine lunch....
    jaymu
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    really good French basics - salade nicoise, ceased salad, steak frites. Nothing super special - not a place to seek out for grand special occasions but if you need lunch in that area for family or clients - it hits the spot. And, it actually reminded me a little of places we'd eaten at in paris... same things on the menu, same basic quality of food, same thoughtful but slightly shabby ambience. enjoy.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OK But not the best.
    BenAround9
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Their are similar restaurants in NYC that are more buttoned up with their service and hospitality. The food is very good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for special occasions
    Just1203
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Great meal, although the creme brule wasn't so good. Is questionable as to why we have to pay an extra $2 just to have a sauce with my steak. That comes as standard elsewhere. Inspite of this, we enjoyed our meal in our regular hangout.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expensive
    lyonspeVIP
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    This restaurant is in my neighborhood and I really want to love it but it is just too expensive for what you get. It has the ambiance of a great neighborhood restaurant and the prices of high-end New York restaurant. When I go I find the both the service and the food pretty good. But $36 for Steak Frites and few wine options under $50 prohibits me from stopping by for a quick bite.
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  • brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    It was mother's day and they were kind to give out a rose to the Mom. They were a little slow at seating us, seemed a little disorganized and we did have a reservation. My dish was fine- a salad with fresh tuan . My boyfriend did not love his eggs. They looked fine to me but he wasn't entirely happy. Coffee was great. Our first time there was better ...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • DinearoundVIP
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We had short ribs. It was a special and was much more fat than meat. Very disappointed in them. Our friends had tuna and Branzino and both were delicious. Liked the place, very cosy and comfortable. Would go back but would order something else
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  • Very enjoyable evening
    sally
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    I would definitely come back to this restaurant. I wanted to sit by the window but the hostess warned me that live music was starting nearby in 30 minutes and I may not be happy with the noise level. That is because I requested a quiet table in my reservation. I decided to take a chance because the seating in the restaurant seemed a little tight and at least I would not feel sandwiched in at the table by the window. I did really appreciate the warning however! Very thoughtful. As it turned out, the music was wonderful and not at all overwhelmingly loud. The singer had a really amazing voice. It really added the enjoyment of my dinner and visit with a very good old friend. Food was also very good! Great atmosphere and attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great find
    RayUWSVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Located in an area with a lot of choices Le Singe Vert is worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • needs improvement
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    the food was fair to very good, but the service needs to be greatly improved
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappointed
    PhilVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    This is one of those go to restaurants that never disappoints. The onion soup and escargots are terrific and the Skate is reliable favorite. It feels like a French Bistro and in warm weather (if we ever have any again) it is great to sit outside or just inside when they open the doors. Brought friends for the first time who travel frequently to Paris and they loved it as well.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Gem
    Satisfied
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Wonderful food. Knowledgable waiters. Nice Ambience Good menu. Made my A list
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    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful once again
    Petercares
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    I have been here many times, and always found the food and the service excellent. Took a friend who loves fine restaurants. He loved it as well.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Paris in Chelsea
    BrooklynDinerVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    My favorite bistro in NYC! For lunch or dinner, Le Singe Vert is a perfect dining place for a Francophile! For lunch the Salade Nicoise and for dinner the skate in brown butter with capers! What could be better. A glass or two of Muscadet with either -- good and reasonably priced. The service is always pleasant -- even when the bistro is packed on a weekend evening. The frisee salad is a good second choice for lunch -- loads of lardons!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Classic bistro with a twist
    metropolitaineVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    If you find yourself yearning for a classic French bistro--moules frites, profiteroles, oysters, onglet--you could do a lot worse than Le Singe Vert. It ticks all the boxes for decor (tiled floor, coat rack, cafe chairs, cozy banquettes), ambiance, and service, but every so often spins a predictable classic in an unpredictable way. Case in point: hanger steak, not with a clump of greens and fries (not that there's anything wrong with that), but with a marrow bone and a scoop of risotto. Salade verte not with the usual mesclun but with soft, meltingly verdant bibb lettuce. The bar was hopping the night I went and the clientele ran the gamut from twenty- to eighty-somethings, all basking in the unobtrusive service and tasty dishes. Go!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ChelseaGirlVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Normally we have had excellent service here (and we have eaten here dozens of times). This time, however, was a mess. The waitress clearly had forgotten to put the order in for my food. My very simple salad and side vegetable dishes arrived over an hour after my two lunch companions had eaten their entrees. We eat here all the time, and love Singe Vert. This was clearly an aberration that we hope will not happen again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • a must go
    rcinnycVIP
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    like being in Paris ,food service and ambiance a cut above most
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Consistently French and good
    GreekGormand
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    I go with friends now and many of them have become regulars. The food is always consistently good and you feel like you are in a French bistro. The staff is friendly and attentive but not overbearing. You never hear any complaints from other diners.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Good
    GreekGormand
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    A special restaurant that is inviting and pleasant with great French fare.....I thought I was in Paris.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic