Pascalou
Pascalou

Pascalou

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pascalou.info/
  • Phone: 2125347522
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:45pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:45pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Pascal Bonhomme
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Catering: Dinner parties up to 10, delivered or picked up.
  • Private Party Facilities: The upstairs dining room seats up to 22 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Pascal Bonhomme 2125347522

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 93rd Street
  • Public Transit: 4 train to 96th Street, 4, 5 & 6 trains to 86th Street, and M1, M2, M3 & M4 buses to within one block of the restaurant.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking with meters available after 7pm. Parking garage also located around the corner.
A word from Pascalou
Chef owned French, cozy & quaint Upper East Side bistro with innovated French influence.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary French
Pascalou reviews from OpenTable diners
81 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (56)great for lunch (35)fit for foodies (26)great for brunch (25)romantic (18)great for outdoor dining (12)special occasion (11)good for groups (6)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (3)notable wine list (3)hot spot (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Warm and welcoming. Fun and joyous . Feels like we're in a European bistro.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro
    ChrisGVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    This tiny, sweet, neighborhood bistro has a nice variety on its menu, with tasty food and good service.
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  • great food
    nelchikz
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    We had a very nice dinner as we visited our daughter in college. it's great for a small family event. food excellent! topped by great dessert.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Reliable
    JanDVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    You can count on this neighborhood French restaurant to always serve excellent food and to have excellent service. I had Cornish hen and they were delicious. The fish stew is also delicious.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • A pleasent suprise
    54thfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    After a day at the Met, a very nice way to end the day. A reminder of the days when New York's small intimate restaurants served good food at reasonable prices and the waiter was an old acquaintance. We will be back and recommend to all our friends...
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Disappointing
    LizS
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    This was our 3rd time at this restaurant, and after having experienced their excellent Chocolate Soufflé our last 2 visits, there was frankly not much on the menu this time to excite us. Not much "French" food either - no great pates or pastries, not even onion soup. The white wine was barely chilled. My soft shell crab was fine, nothing special though, no flavoring. The bread, however, was delicious. If you decide to eat here, you won't leave upset by the experience, but you won't be counting the days until your next visit either.
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  • Perfect in every way!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Went here after day at the museum and it was perfect- great food, service, atmosphere and pricing! Plan on returning and will definitely recommend to family and friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delightful lunch option
    JoanVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    French cuisine well prepared and graciously served in pleasant environment.
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    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not just a neighborhood bistro
    Lechattigre102
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Pascalou is a wonderful neighborhood French bistro that raises the bar for local restaurants. The chef creates delicious dishes with a wonderful combination of ingredients and flavors. The service is excellent and one is allowed to linger and enjoy the ambience. This friendly, bustling bistro has captured the spirit of France. I can't wait to return.
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  • Rosie
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    the food is always excellent! and the service is quite good and friendly.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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  • Madison avenue delight at sunset
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    every dish masterfully prepared when the duck arrived too overdone for my friend a new serving to her liking was brought and a delicious chocolate desert was offered us with out charge
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • myjoy
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great menu with something for everyone at a reasonable price
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    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • quaint little place
    kwit
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Great lunch food, cute atmosphere, a little noisy from street traffic but overall good experience
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    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Wonderful menu and never disappointing. The service and the ambiance, particularly upstairs, is outstanding. The food is always fresh and beautifully presented. The prix fixe lunch and early bird dinner menus are very reasonable and have a large and varied menu. Their pomegranate martinis are exceptional and a wonderful summer cocktail.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Gem in the neighborhood.
    1hungrytiger
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    How quaint and adorable is Pascalou with a terrific wine list and an extensive menu of yummy items. We had a really pleasant dinner with friends that was unhurried and fun.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Business dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Came here with a few colleagues and I was extremely pleased with the choice. The menu is interesting and everything we had was delicious and nicely presented. Not to mention very reasonable prices for the area. All in all, lives up to the positive reviews and I look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    so2muchVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    This is an authentic French dining experience. Food is very well prepared with always a delicious sauce
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch at Pascalou
    irisfleur
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    I had lunch with two friends prior to going to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We do this three or four times a year. The restaurant was unusually empty and quiet, probably because many of its regular patrons are in the Hamptons for the summer. It is far enough from the museum that not too many tourists go there. Two of us had the red bean soup with shrimp and one had the salad with goat cheese. All were equally delicious. We all had skate wing for our entree. We often order this because it is delicious and it is not usually found on other restaurant menus. We all had the chocolate mousse for dessert, which was rich and velvety. We had wine with our meal. The service was excellent and friendly. The cost was very reasonable, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Great every time!
    BarGar
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    My boyfriend and I found this place quite by accident and have been going back time and time again, conisidering it "our place". That is how it is, just a comfortable place, a bit romantic, feels like Paris!! Never had a bad meal here.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • Been there before
    HennyVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    ALways can count on it being delightful and nutritious with good service and well located.
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    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service worse than usual
    madison
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Although not as unwelcoming as usual, had to ask for my beverage 3 times, water glasses had to be changed 2 x because of lipstick stains. We were sitting outside and 15 minutes after getting our menus needed to go inside to look for a waiter. (Only 3-4 other tables were occupied). 3 different service staff asked for our orders. good value and food, however there are many places with value and good food. We will think twice before going again.
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    great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • Charming neighborhood spot
    myfav
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We were delighted with the food--soft shell crab, skate, risotto were all outstanding. The portions were abundant…at least two "doggie bags" went home for lunch the next day. The service was excellent; the owner very attentive. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fingertips
    Fingertips
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Waitstaff was fairly disinterested, not particularly attentive in asking if we needed anything. there were problems in paying the bill, as well.The food is quite good and doesn't deserve to He people who serve it.
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wait till noon
    2ndtimerVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Arrived there at 11:30 for lunch. Only one server and he was busy helping in the kitchen and setting up. Rest of wait staff arrived about noon. Better to go at noon when they are better prepared. Duck wrap is excellent as are the salads. They also have a reasonably priced prix fixe lunch menu.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good French fare
    Happydiner
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    I was introduced to Pascalou by a colleague, and I've now eaten lunch there twice. The food and atmosphere are excellent; the place is an obvious favorite with neighborhood residents. The cafe could easily find a place on Rue St. Germain in Paris.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Moms 80th birthday
    5060
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We booked a table for 10 ppl at 8 o'clock and had the upstairs to ourselves. A big group will be best at this cozy, cute restaurant outside of prime time. Everyone LOVED the food - and I'd say 2 of my brothers qualify as foodies - and the service was incredibly patient and professional with my offbeat and persnickety mother, who insisted on ordering after everyone got their appetizers so she cd see what the food was like... (For example). We had a delightful dinner - even mom was pleased.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    This is our kitchen away from home, except the cook is better. Healthy, varied and delicious!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • Grand-mere
    LCdinerVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Reliable. Lovely prix-fixe lunch. A bit of Parisian "attitude" at times. Very crowded at lunch and dinner. Excellent duck confit . Usually pleasant experience. Tiny, cramped dining room at street level. Low ceiling small dining room up stairs.
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    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Great food - Mgmt could be better
    AbcdefVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    Pascalou had some great food options for a Sunday brunch. The service was fine, but the real issue came when I tried to use a restaurant.com coupon. I noted in my opentable reservation ahead of time that I would be using it, but then received an odd voicemail telling me that I could not combine it with the Prix Fixe Brunch options, since it was a "promotion" and the coupon said that it cannot be combined with a promotion. In my mind, Prix Fixe is not a promotion and I thought it was a little shady of them to try and pass it off as one. The table next to us encountered the same issues with coupon + promotion and eventually the mgmt agreed to apply it, but it will really make me think twice about eating there again. A little awkward to argue.
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    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • Bad waitress
    FormerteacherVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    The waitress had an attitude and gave us poor service.
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    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • local goodie
    LynnS
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Pascalou is a favorite for it's wonderful service, good menu, wine list and cocktails.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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  • enjoyable
    NYCUES
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Food was delicious. Outdoor seating is extremely limited and space tight, but food makes it worthwhile. Will definitely dine there again.
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    great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • Diet2eatVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This is our fourth time eating at the Robert and not once have we been able to sit at a window. I asked how long in advance must I call to make a reservation and sit at a window and the reply was at least one month.
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    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LoveGoodDiningVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Small, tight and delightful. A neighbor treasure that consistently delivers a wonderful meal. You can go for dinner every day for a week, have something different time, and enjoy every meal.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Wonderful!
    mews4598VIP
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    The food is delicious and well priced. Go!! It is a lovely lunch or dinner spot. Always busy.
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    great for brunch, great for lunch
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  • Neighborhood Favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The menu is always delicious and varied. The staff is welcoming. We eat here whenever we don't want to cook at home.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always excellent
    Rosie
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    I am never disappointed at Pascalou. The food is always excellent. The service could be a little better, but in general it is always an excellent choice.
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    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • I always like it here
    jerry
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    I've had lunch here from time to time over the years and I always like it. I always order the same thing and it's always prepared well.
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    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent French Food
    JanDVIP
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    Reliable Upper East Side French restaurant has been in the neighborhood for years and always ddliv era good food and service in a relatively quiet atmosphere.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gem of a find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    An absolute gem. The menu is enormous for such a small place, the prices are reasonable and the food is well prepared and well presented. I have eaten there several times and each time is better than the last, if that's possible. Highly recommend it of you are in the neighborhood.
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    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 41 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 386 reviews are from the Pascalou reviews archive.