Paul & Jimmy's Restaurant
Paul & Jimmy's Restaurant

Paul & Jimmy's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://paulandjimmys.com/
  • Phone: 2124759540x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday, Monday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Greg Azzollini
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Delivery, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Paul & Jimmy"s offers catering for all: office functions, special events, and gatherings of all sizes. Please call for all inquires,
  • Private Party Facilities: A Gramercy Park Landmark since 1950 we can accomodate semi private parties up to 40 and private parties from 40 to 75 or cocktail parties to 100 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Greg Azzollini 2124759540
  • Special Events: Available for private parties Saturday and Sunday from 1:00- 5:00 pm for up to 70 people.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Park Ave S. & Irving Pl.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Union Square: N R Q W 4 5 6 L
A word from Paul & Jimmy's Restaurant
Paul & Jimmy's Restaurant has been a landmark in the historic Gramercy Park neighborhood since 1950. The father and son tandem of Louis and Greg Azzollini continue to serve old-country-style Italian dishes, as well as, innovative specials prepared daily. All plates are crafted with the freshest of ingredients, many sourced locally from the farmers market. Louis always welcomes you as part of the family and Chef Greg makes sure each dish would proudly be served to "Nonna."
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Paul & Jimmy's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
16 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.3
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (9)fit for foodies (7)good for groups (5)special occasion (4)great for brunch (3)kid-friendly (2)great for lunch (2)romantic (2)notable wine list (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Won t return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Found a hair in our food and the matre de argued that no one had hair that long and suggested it was our hair. Food was average at best and the waiter pushed us to spend money. In all of my years dining i have never had such an experience - very un professional.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beautiful decor
    Feeder1321
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Loved the look of the restaurant. Really liked the ravioli bolognese. Salad and appetizers did not stand out as great. Service was good. There are so many restaurants in Manhattan. They should get all their menu items tasting delicious. One thing I do not understand about restaurants theories is food needs to be great.
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    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paul and Jimmy
    Dennis
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Nice neighborhood restaurant...spacious seating. Typical Italian specialties. Plus salmon bisque soup was great. Not cheap, but what is in Grammercy area?
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • You Get What You Need
    pandapaVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The menu is traditional Italian fare with little surprises,elation or disappointment. You walk in and you feel you have been there before. Service is professional and attentive. No pretentious wines or prices.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • it was an OK.
    Susan
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    It was an OK restaurant, not very Italian. The food had cheap ingredients....
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  • Solid Italian Fare
    AndrewVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Solid Italian fare at reasonable prices. Very good for brunch / lunch and for large groups.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LizzieVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Service is the weak link. I read the online reviews and many mentioned the poor service but I thought that at lunch they would not be busy and that would not be an issue. I was wrong. It is too bad because other than that the place is very good. I had to flag the waiter down every time we wanted something even though the restaurant was not very busy. When I made the reservation I asked that they put a candle in my friend's dessert because I was treating her for her birthday. That is a request I have made at many restaurants Paul and Jimmy's didn't do it. A little thing but just symptomatic of their careless service.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVED IT -- A SMALL TREASURE
    Jaytee
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Our group of four loved everything about Paul and Jimmy's. We had never set foot in the place before but we were warmly greeted and felt at home immediately. We had a great table abutting the sidewalk cafe. The restaurant is well appointed but has a welcoming, casual feel with a nice hum of energy. Our waiter was a total pro -- funny, unobtrusive but with a sixth sense for knowing when we needed something. We dug into the very good food -- high quality Italian with wonderful modern touches. We are definitely going back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance3.6
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 127 reviews are from the Paul & Jimmy's Restaurant reviews archive.
  • Lisa
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Good food and service with reasonable prices. Pleasant atmosphere .
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Still great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Outstanding service and wonderful Italian cuisine. Doesn't get better than this!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, great service
    nice4dinner
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Had a lovely evening with a few friends. They have good food, nice music and great service.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Experience
    Dolph7811
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    We had a 7:30 reservation for 6 people and sat right down without any wait. Our waiter was very doting. We never felt rushed during our time there and the food was perfectly spaced between courses.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Be considerate of nearby patrons...
    WaryoneVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Though we really liked the atmosphere and the food was very good; the noisy, self-absorbed diners at the table next to us took away from our otherwise enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the best Italian food
    Nomnom
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Had a dinner for 12 here on Saturday. The food was amazing and the staff friendly. Not too expensive and good wine list
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paul & Jimmy's for a great meal
    BobdiVIP
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    Great food and outstanding service. Wait staff and Maitre d' make you feel right at home. Good wine list and drinks are made to perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    We were looking for a quiet restaurant with a warm and pleasant ambience, attentive service and old world charm and we found it in Paul and Jimmy's. I ordered branzino which was made to absolute perfection. Others ordered veal dishes which they were very happy with. The bread was crusty and delicious and the service was prompt and courteous. Music was playing quietly in the background and the manager offered to put jazz and old standards on his ipod when my husband said he might be coming back later in the week with friends but would prefer a different kind of music than was playing the night we were there. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this restaurant to a friend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Linda
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    My daughters and I (3 of us) decided to go family style ....first course, caesar salad and tri-colored salad -- caesar was exceptional! Entrees: chicken parm, chicken francese and ravioli bolognese - basic choices but our palates couldn't have been more pleased with the exception of dessert -- cannoli, tiramisu and chocolate cake .....truly an enjoyable evening, great company and great food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm and friendly
    Jonni
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    I'm gluten-free and the pasta was wonderful. A warm, welcoming feeling overal.l
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre food, crowded tables,
    ManoloVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Mediocre food, crowded tables, inattentive waiters
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent Italian, Warm Ambiance
    Joey
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    Dinner with my fiancee Pros: -Greeted by the owner -Warm & authentic atmosphere -Server was the perfect balance between being attentive, creating conversation and yet allowing us to truly enjoy our dinner and time together - More than generous portions. We shared the Eggplant and Calamari apps. I had Chicken Francaise (excellent) (had espresso instead of dessert as we were too full). I recommend Paul & Jimmy's for date night, drinks and apps with colleagues and meals out with the family. I'll be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wish SF had this place!
    YingMeiVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    Love Paul and Jimmy's. Got introduced to it via The Taste of Gramercy - great charitable event. The overall experience here is superb - excellent service, great food, wonderful cozy ambience. A lovely spot for anyone IN or OUT of the neighborhood. We dine here during our quarterly visits from San Francisco!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I brought a group of eight
    mogo19VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    I brought a group of eight to Paul & Jimmy's after sampling some of their eats at the Taste of Gramercy event hosted by the Gramercy Neighborhood Association. This was our first time dining in the restaurant and we were very pleased. The food was delicious and the staff was extremely accomodating to our group. Our favorite dish was the eggplant rolatini. I'll definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for Large Groups
    PatsPickVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2013
    We had a superb dinner for 25 people and had a need to complete the dinner within 2 hours. We arranged to be served family style so the food kept flowing, from appetizers, pasta, chicken, veal and dessert. The food and service were excellent and the staff was very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Grandma's Birthday
    NYCDiner9
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    Family outing for grandma's birthday. It's definitely an old neighborhood spot; the crowd appeared on the older/local side. Good Italian food, reasonably priced (prixe fix dinner for $30) with a nice, relaxed atmosphere. Perfect for celebrating the birthday of someone looking for a quieter spot but still in a convenient location (not far from Union Square).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    Paul and Jimmy's is always good and sometimes it's spectacular. Staff are welcoming, accommodating, and friendly. The kitchen is willing to make reasonable substitutions when possible, and the menu ranges enough so most everyone can find something to eat. The food ranges from good to excellent; the portions are generous without being crazy. The noise level is tolerable (for those of us who like to talk with our companions over dinner). It is a neighborhood staple, and rightly so.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If you want a good basic red
    ChuckkVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    If you want a good basic red sauce Italian around Union Square, do it. We went for lunch and were the only people there on a Wednesday around 12:30. Both had pastas and both were excellent.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls Night Out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    We enjoyed a delicious meal before theater. Our waiter was friendly, funny and accommodating. We will return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • my secret place
    saturnadd
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    paul & jimmys is a neighborhood gem. We eat there every chance we get. We have never had lunch there but did this time we did. It was wonderful. The prix-fix lunch was fabulous. The server was charming, friendly, competent & not intrusive. I highly recommend Paul and Jimmys. We love this place. We have gone there for years, usually post matinee this time pre theater. It has a wonderful ambiance. We love hearing Frank Sinatra playing all the time. This restaurant is a real gem. The owner is friendly and always welcoming. We never feel like strangers even tho we only get there a few times a year. It's always great food, great service and the perfect ambiance for good conversation. Looking for something great this is it
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Disappointed
    SaraVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Picked this place because they advertise gluten free menu on their website and menu; it's a treat for someone who's allergic to gluten to go to an Italian restaurant & enjoy a pasta dish. We had an early reservation-6pm; when the waiter handed us menus I asked him if gluten free pasta options were available, he said "I think we ran out." Surprised they would run out at 6pm on a Saturday night, so I asked him to check; he said yes, we're out of gluten-free pasta but we do have whole wheat! (Eeek, tells me restaurant doesn't take gluten-free seriously at all -- there is nothing the least bit gluten-free about whole wheat!). I ended up having a risotto dish which was average; my husband had NY Sirloin which he said was tough.Will not be back.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Spot in Gramercy Park
    Eddie
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    If a restaurant has been serving lunch and dinner since 1950, they must be doing something right. Classic Italian fare served in a comfortable dining room right off Gramercy Park. Moderately priced with something for everyone, from children to grandparents.
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    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My friends and I had a wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    My friends and I had a wonderful time celebrating my best friends birthday. The food was very good and very reasonable. When I made the reservation I mentioned it was my friends birthday and they remembered and they brought out a piece of cake and sang HB! Also we were not rushed it was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A little more pricey than
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/21/2013
    A little more pricey than your $$ listed in open table but food was good
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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  • I bring my parents to Paul
    lpete
    Dined on 2/18/2013
    I bring my parents to Paul + Jimmy's when they come in to visit from Long Island. We all love it there. The food is always excellent and great service.
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    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • A friendly, warm Italian
    gramercygourmet
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    A friendly, warm Italian restaurant which I go to when I want perfect broiled salmon or pasta fagioli or linguini with clam sauce. The service is always gracious and the soft lighting creates a romantic atmosphere. Although I've dined here often, I still feel like it's a treat to visit.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Terrible. Dingy looking place.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    Terrible. Dingy looking place. Terrible service ... had to wave someone down for everything, including pepper after deliver of main course. I ordered branzino expecting a full fish and got half a small fillet.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Warm & casual Italian restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Warm & casual Italian restaurant that serves good food. We came with a group of 22 amd everything was treated just right from the owner to the waiters. Made us take our time and food was amazing prepared and served all together. The price fix is also a good deal to check out. Didn't rush us at all and accomodated us with 11 checks,one for each couple. No doubt many of our party will be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Everything was perfect except
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/2/2013
    Everything was perfect except had to wait a very long time for the check. Had to ask for it 3 times before they gave it to us. Great food moderate prices good experiance would go back again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very friendly staff, the owner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/29/2013
    Very friendly staff, the owner was in the restaurant and got up to shake our Hands and ask us how are meal was when we left. Had a great truffle pasta!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service is attentive, warm
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    Service is attentive, warm welcome, bread, water and little bruschetta served immediately. The menu looked mouth-watering but I imagine the food is a little hit and miss here. We had a delicious pasta bolognaise and gnocchi appetizer which were warming and homestyle - but which we could have gone without after the bread and bruschetta! A fish dish from the specials and a chicken entree which were very tasty. The vegetables were a bit sad on the plate and we didn't recieve the side dish we ordered (and no doubt paid for) but overall it was a very nice meal. Little pricey with the wine, but we would go back.
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Italian food; the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    Wonderful Italian food; the pre-fixe dinner is a great deal
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet