317 Montgomery St.
Syracuse, NY 13202Neighborhood:
Fusion / EclecticPrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.parisarestaurant.com/
- Phone: 3155655118
- Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 9:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Fusion / Eclectic
- Executive Chef: Chance Bear
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
- Catering: We offer a wide variety of off site catering from black tie events to family gatherings
A word from Parisa
We are a Modern fusion restaurant that specializes in using fresh local ingredientsContinued
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Parisa reviews from OpenTable diners
- Gourmet SurpriseOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 7/13/2013A storefront restaurant serving carefully prepared and generous portions in a fusion of Persion and American cuisine.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Another excellent lunch at ParisaKennyGDined on 7/10/2013Chance Bear did another excellent job for lunch this past week. I had a well prepared pear and walnet salad with grilled chicken that was excellent while my guest had the special of the day"Goulosh" While I am not a big van of goulosh my guest said it was outstanding and took what he couldn't finish home for dinner that evening. I would highlly recommend this restaurant anytime any place.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Lunched at ParisaOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 6/25/2013We had a party of 5 for lunch, we got there just as the doors opened for the lunch service. The dining area is a big open space but there is an alcove by the front windows where we were seated the space was overall nice but felt a little cramped but it was good to have that space for the reduced noise level. I had the grilled ham and swiss with french fries and it was very good, my coworkers didn't seem as thrilled with their salads. Do note... if you go there for dinner the lunch menu is VERY different. Dinner seems to be fancier. I may push this up to a 4 star or 5 with a dinner service.Special Features:
- One of better places in SyracuseVermonmoonlightDined on 6/20/2013Dined with three women friends. We were all "fussy" in our own ways, asked lots of questions and were treated very well despite it! I thought the food was very very good and there aren't many restaurants in Syracuse that I think are really up to snuff despite the wealth of good fresh local ingredients. We each got different dishes so we were able to sample each other's dinners ad I would have been happy with any one of them. Don't know why this place is not more popular! I would definitely eat here again.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Sunday brunch was not as enjoyablejskfDined on 6/16/2013Sunday brunch was not as enjoyable as dinner which has interesting menu. Service was not as good as dinner either. Probably it was understaffed on Father's day.
- EnjoyedGeo1Dined on 6/14/2013Very much enjoyed our dinner. A local restaurant with character and charm. Food was great - unique items, but not strange. Service was excellent. If you want a fun and pleasurable dinning experience go here.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- wonderfulOpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 5/29/2013Great restaurant. We do not do salt or black pepper and they were very accommodating. Great service, excellent food.Special Features:
- Great place for lunch in alunchmetDined on 5/28/2013Great place for lunch in a historic section of Syracuse. The service is great and the food is excellent with reasonable prices.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- A little bit of Europe!pelicanDined on 5/18/2013My daughters and I found Parisa to be a wonderful dining experience. The food was amazing and the owner is lovely. The atmosphere is perfect, dark with candles and great for good conversation. The bar was a little bit scattered when we arrived but we were in no hurry.Special Features:
- Wow Again!!OpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 5/18/2013Second time at this restaurant and another great meal. Food was great and the server suggested the perfect wine to go with our meal. Meal was so good we didn't leave room for dessert, but we'll be back and make sure we save room next time. I had one of the specials which was halibut. cooked perfectly!! Definitely be back. Great little gem on Montgomery!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Nice Spot for Sunday BrunchOnVacationDined on 5/12/2013Went for brunch after my son's graduation at Syracuse University. It's a short drive from campus, and on a Sunday you can find street parking. It was pleasant, there was a good choice of brunch dishes and we all agreed it was a relaxing place where you could hold a conversation. The home fries are great. It's not a big room, though, so I'm glad we made reservations on OpenTable in advance. Moderate prices, too! Recommended for parents visiting their Syracuse students -- much less hectic than Marshall Street.Special Features:
- Great Eatery in D'TownJoshDined on 5/12/2013Sunday's brunch was a great time. The food was pretty good, the menu original, and the dining space quaint and original. I loved the old photos of Syracuse on every wall. Eat here. You'll like it.Special Features:
- Perfect Mother's Day BrunchcampstefDined on 5/12/2013While at the OnCenter for a dance competition, I thought I could get away for a brunch with my dancer. Doing a local search Parisa came up with high reviews for their food quality and brunch. Went to open table and boom, got a table at the perfect time. Checked out the menu on line and when we sat down we were able to immediately order, given our tight time frame. Even WIth special requests the order came quickly and we were out in 35 minutes. The fritatta was fantastic, I think a little heavy on the meat. My daughter had the benedict which was very lemony but tasty. Service was fantastic. Great place, look forward to next timeSpecial Features:
- Perfect ServicecindizzleDined on 5/4/2013What a pleasure to have such great service to accompany the wonderful food. Varied menu with specials, nice wine list, terrific desserts made in-house. The food was great. We will be sure to visit again!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Good addition to the Syracuse fineretiredlocalDined on 4/26/2013Our second time at Parisa. We dined before going to the Opera. The place was full of like minded people. The wait staff were a little harried by all the people wanting to dine at the same time but they coped well. The ambiance is pleasant but nothing special. I had the Seared Halibut special and it was excellent. My wife had the Duck at it was nothing special. For dessert we had their house made carrot cake and creme brulee which was similarly excellent and so so respectively. The wine list is small and reasonably priced. We had a bottle of Hermann Wiemer Fingerlakes Riesling. Quite good. They do not have an expresso machine but the drip coffee was very good. Overall it came to $130 with tip which is quite reasonable.Special Features:
- excellent, inventive cuisinefussybudgetDined on 4/26/2013excellent, inventive cuisine - reasonable pricing, great restaurant!!Special Features:
- Can only just my recent lunchOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 4/24/2013Can only just my recent lunch and it was very good. Service very attentive, nice crowd, very ample portions! Glad I went.Special Features:
- The atmosphere and food wereOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 4/20/2013The atmosphere and food were amazing. Everyone in our party was very pleased with their dinner selections. If you are looking for a wait staff that hovers over you, this is not the place for you. It was very nice to not feel like we were being rushed out the door. When we needed something, it was provided. But we were left to relax and enjoy our meal. The prices are a little too high to become a regular choice, but well worth it for special occasions. The Grilled Vegetable Tower was a little over priced compared to the other choices. For a few dollars more, you could get a steak. The price was a little unreasonable for vegetables. However, my wife said that it was very good.
- Outstanding! Parisa has instantlyOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 4/20/2013Outstanding! Parisa has instantly become one of our favorite restaurants in Syracuse. All five of us had a wonderful meal.Special Features:
- This restaurant's new chefOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 4/18/2013This restaurant's new chef this has an interesting Perisian-influenced menu. The limited menu features predominately beef dishes with a fish and poultry choice. The tuna entree was perfectly prepared and delicious. Server was very helpful, attentive and friendly. In a low traffic section of downtown, hopefully word of mouth will increase patronage allowing this small, local gem to thrive.
- Now, Parisa is one of ourOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 4/16/2013Now, Parisa is one of our top 5 restaurants in CNY! Stong compliments to the chef. Wall hangings about historical Syracuse and wood floors are enjoyable as well. This was perfect for our wedding anniversary.Special Features:
- Lovely Sunday brunchOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 3/31/2013I've been waiting to try this place forever, and it did not disappoint. A lovely Easter brunch, with wonderful, personable (attentive, not overbearing) service. The grilled lamb and eggs and mimosas were favorites with my family. Mine choice was the best Belgian waffle I've ever tasted. So light and delicious. We'll be back for dinner and dessert. Can't wait to try the Persian-influenced dishes.Special Features:
- I only have to describe ParisaOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 3/31/2013I only have to describe Parisa in 2 words: FINE DINING! There is NO restaurant in town quite like Parisa. The food is made to perfection, the atmosphere is so great and the service is fantastic! I recommend Parisa to anyone anytime!Special Features:
- The tables were a too closeOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 3/24/2013The tables were a too close for my taste. The food was ok nothing stood out for me. The wine slushies were deliciousSpecial Features:
- I enjoyed my evening. TheSyrafoodieDined on 3/13/2013I enjoyed my evening. The server was knowledgeable about the food and wine. I thought it a tad pricey, but I would return. The lamb was well-prepared. Very light traffic and that felt like a good thing-- that a busy night would have been a strain. Good addition to Syracuse offerings.Special Features:
- We were a party of five.AvalonDined on 2/27/2013We were a party of five. The wait staff was cordial, helpful and friendly. We all appreciated the two additional entree items offered that evening. The shrimp were very good. The short rib soup was excellent. The Persian meatballs were tasty. The steak and Mahi Mahi were delicious. The desserts were EXCELLENT; chocolate cake and creme brule. The carrot cake was more like a spice rum cake. All in all a great dining experience.Special Features:
- The waitstaff could have beenftsmjsVIPDined on 2/26/2013The waitstaff could have been a little more attentive to the water glasses and wine glasses being full during our meal and it was rather chilly in the front rooms by the windows. Otherwise the food was good and we had a good time at the Parisa.Special Features:
- It is nice to have the PersianjskfDined on 2/26/2013It is nice to have the Persian restaurant in Syracuse. We were there when the restaurant offered only the 3 course menu which was interesting enough that we did not have problem of what to order. The cuisine was similar to Ottoman empire cuisine we experienced in Turkey. Grilled shrimp and Persian meatballs for appetizers were very good. Persian soup had unigue flavor. Short ribs and salmon for main course were cooked with some flavorful but mild spices. Wine selection was limited but reasonable priced. The front small partitioned room became claustrophobic when all 4 tables were occupied, although the main dining room and bar looked spacious. Service was professional and personable at the beginning but less so when they were busy.Special Features:
- Food was fantastic, serviceOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 2/24/2013Food was fantastic, service was slow ans waitor was rude.Special Features:
- The food was delicious andOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 2/23/2013The food was delicious and unique. I loved the middle eastern spices. I even ordered dessert, which I rarely do. The server said every dessert was made on the premises that day. I highly recommend the pear tart - yummy. The menu is quite small- a few more entree choices would be nice.Special Features:
- Good food in a Parisian atmosphereKathyMDined on 2/22/2013We ate there during Dining Week so there was a limited menu. Both entrees were delicious, particularly the salmon dish. The salads were very fresh with a delicious homemade dressing in the side. The fried zucchini appetizer (billed a being similar to tempura) was too heavy and greasy. The shrimps skewers were much better. Service was quick, although rather businesslike rather than being casual and friendly. The small room in which we were seated was a bit too cozy since there was a larger group at one of the tables which made the space a bit noisy. Would have been better with just tables of couples or maybe a threesome. Other than that, the atmosphere reminded me of dining in small cares in Paris.
- A nice surpriseOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 2/20/2013I was looking for an early dinner and came across several favorable reviews and thought I would give it a try. It was previously Brickyard Alley which I thought was fairly mediocre and lacking in its accoutrements. Parisa is much better. The food was excellent and a fairly good wine selection. Our party had either the Short Ribs or the Lamb and both were excellent. I also should mention our service was excellent; attentive, informative but not over the top. We will be returning.Special Features:
- The food was good. I wouldOpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 2/19/2013The food was good. I would try the restaurant again. We were there for restaurant week and were happy with the choices.
- Outstanding!OpenTable Diner Since 2009Dined on 2/19/2013A friend and I recently went to Parisa for the first time, encouraged by "Dining Week" and an article in the local paper. Parisa surpassed our expectations! The food was delicious and beautifully presented, the facility charming, the pesonable owner came to our table a few times to check on us and talk about the food, and also to share with us the history of the building and his labor of love in restoring the old brick walls. Our waiter Daniel provided the best service I have ever had in the Syracuse area; attentive, professional, helpful with menu suggestions and his knowledge of the menu, relacing silver; truly the best! I'll be back!Special Features:
- Went there to enjoy SyracuseNYMJVIPDined on 2/19/2013Went there to enjoy Syracuse Dining Week. Excellent selections!
- I was there during DiningOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 2/16/2013I was there during Dining Week, so they had a limited menu -- but the food and the service were great. I will definitely return.Special Features:
- Just great! All fresh! OneOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 2/13/2013Just great! All fresh! One of the best custards to try!Special Features:
- too badOpenTable Diner Since 2013Dined on 2/1/2013I was disappointed. The character of the restaurant was all that I had hoped for,, but the food just wasn't...Special Features:
- Great dinner outing!KennyGDined on 1/19/2013I often go to Parisa for lunch, but we decided to head out to downtown Syracuse for a spcial birthday dinner for my wife and our kids. Chance the chef lived up to our expectations with a great variety of dinners and options. Our waiter was very accomodating and it turned out to be an outstanding evening!! A must visit restaurant in downtown Syracue. Much quieter than busy Armory Square!Special Features:
- Possibly best Restaurant in CuseOpenTable Diner Since 2014Dined on 1/18/2013Walked in and waited at the entry way for about 1 minute. There were only three tables seated and a waitress walked past us without acknowledging us. After walking by a second time the waitress said, "Hello," and asked us if we had a reservation (we did), but we stood there waiting to be seated. Eventually our waiter pointed us to our table. The restaurant was mostly empty on a Friday night. We found the service to be less than punctual, but extremely friendly. The food was outstanding. Food-wise this is the best restaurant I have been to in Syracuse. What it lacked that night in "atmosphere" it made up for in the flavors of its dishes (I had roasted lamb over mashed potatoes, my date had fried Haddock over seafood mac & cheese).Special Features: