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Pigalle Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.pigallenyc.com
  • Phone: (212) 489-2233
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:30am
    Saturday & Sunday: 6:30am - 10:00am
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 12:30am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Geoffrey Bruijneel
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Our executive chef has crafted multiple menus to accommodate every event. Wether it is buffet or family style, a sit down dinner, or breakfast and lunch boxes on the go we will work with you to fulfill your request and specifications. Our fully stocked bar plays host to many varieties of spirits and specialty cocktails. Not to be outdown is our extensive wine list which features wines from around the world.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Corner of 48th street and 8th avenue
  • Public Transit: The C or E trains to 50th street The 1 or 9 trains to 50th street. The N or R trains to 49th street.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Closest parking garage to Pigalle is at 49th street and 8th avenue. Additional parking available at 49th between 8th and 9th avenues and 50th street between 8th and broadway.
A word from Pigalle
A throw back to the 1950's, this authentic Paris cafe in the heart of New York theater district on Eighth Avenue will not only seduce you with its elegant charm and quiet ambiance but will take you to Paris with all its delights. Inside the restaurant, a zinc top bar circles from the main dining room to the cocktail lounge. White,green and gold ceramic tiles line the wall behind the bar leading to a glass enclosed wine room. The main dining area has saffron colored walls, a pastel terracotta tiled floor, and antique mirrors along the ceiling. Wide cylinder shaped sconces form a circe overhead while wall sconces cast a soft glow throughtout the room. Colorful rattan furniture line the front of the room to create a casual cafe feel. Rows of light wood French doors open Champs Elysees style onto the sidewalk of people watching pedestrian at this busy cross section of theater land. This loving re-creation touches all the visual and culinary bases. The essence of a French bistro.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had brunch on Sunday at this restaurant and was deeply disappointed by everything. The service was awful and the food was something that a child could whip up. It seems to us it was just a place that catered to tourists that don't mind eating the worst French food or don't know better. The service was extremely slow and even just getting drinks took a stroke of luck."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Fantastic restaurant. The food is always great and the staff is helpful and friendly."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Wait service was excellent. Her first question was were we going to a show and what time does it start. Food was very tasty and prepared to the doneness requested. However, the portion sizes were a little on the small size consideration the price. For example, $29 for a 9 oz. sirloin au poirve. Otherwise an overall enjoyable experience."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I had rather high expectations for Pigalle as I've been to other restaurants owned by the same restaurant group. Pigalle has that lovely French bistro ambiance, and with the World Cup on in one room, it definitely felt like you were in Paris and not in the theater district in NY. The service, however, left much to be desired. Water and drink glasses went empty until we flagged down the waiter to ask for a second drink and more water. The food did not fare much better. I ordered a burger cooked medium, but it arrived past well done, with no taste besides burnt meat. My husband ordered the steak tartare, and it didn't look freshly prepared. We also had to add in salt and pepper to try to make up for the lack of any other flavor."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Really good food and service, a bit too noisy, but New Yorkers don't mind this. Really great service and will return when in NYC again"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Three of us enjoyed the chopped salad, pasta ala Norma, & a pizza for lunch. The restaurant was almost empty at 1:30 on a weekday but your best bet is to try for the middle room rather than the big back room in which we were seated. The big back room is spacious, bright & airy, but also seemed to have a few diners with children. The noise from the children was amplified throughout the big room & we were happy to have them leave for some peace & quiet. Next time I'll request the middle room which seemed to be for business lunchers & quiet twosomes. Food was excellent and prices were really very reasonable, especially given this perfect location. Nicest decor of any restaurant on 8th St."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Great atmosphere and convenient pre-theater location. Delicious baked Camembert appetizer on prix fixe menu. The rest of the meal was prepared well but not all that special, and the service was extremely slow, not in a way that encourages dining but as in neglect."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Brought friends and we all were disappointed in food quality and we all ordered different entries. Service was similarly poor, waitress never asked whether we liked our meals. Will never return."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Very enjoyable meal with above average food and service."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The food is consistently good. Every time I've gone, everyone I'm with has always liked their meal. The menu has fun options. This last time, the service was the pits. Our server kept forgetting to bring me a drink, was neglectful and then totally messed up two orders. But overall, the place is great so I'll just make sure never to sit in that servers section"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Once again, Pigalle did not disappoint! Since it was a beautiful, summer afternoon in NYC, the French doors were open to allow a view of the vibrant city life passing by. Upon entering we were quickly welcomed and seated at one of the tables at the windows. Our server took our drink order(Cabernet, Pinot, and one of the best Cosmopolitans I ever tasted!). She gave us ample time to ask questions about the menu and just enjoy the atmosphere and our conversation. Our dinner choices were the baby spinach salad with salmon which was superb-fresh greens with yellow and red cherry tomatoes, slices of avocado, and poached salmon in a light dressing! My husband had the gnocchi which was done to perfection and crisp Caesar salad. Merci beaucoup!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Enjoyed food. Noise level was very high pre-theatre. Service was acceptable but could have been more attentive. Would go back."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "The food & service at brunch were very good, but the noise level & ,on Sunday afternoon, the restaurant was too warm & the a/c was not on."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "We enjoyed our brunch there very much. Ir was a first time for us and we will return "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "I was here with a group of 14 for dinner before a Broadway show this past week. Our party ranged from college age to retirees. Everyone enjoyed the food immensely and was complimentary of their experience. I highly recommend Pigalle! "
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "No complaints at all. Food was wonderful and service was quick and good. Went for an early dinner and betting at night it would be even a nicer experience . "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I brought a group to dinner. At first service was good, then it was like we fell off the planet. Food is also just average. The decor is excellent."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I have eaten at Pigalle and recommended it countless times because of the ambiance and food. We were the first table to arrive nevertheless service was slow. We started with absinthe which took almost 30 mins to arrive. Appetizers arrived slow, drinks arrived slow, and then the beef tartare arrived another 30 minutes later; 2 hours had passed. The staff were flustered, the manager dismissive, and the chef used an inferior piece of meat for the tartare. When we tried to pay we were told that the system was down and would take 15 minutes to come back online - other staff members were visibly frustrated. After 10 mins we were told we could pay by cash or continue to wait. After waiting another 10 mins we paid by cash and left. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Pigalle provides delicious food of sensible proportions at an expected price. I enjoyed well prepared Duck with a nice vegetable pairing. Seating is somewhat cramped, and even during week, it fills up Right before shows typically start (that is, it thins out around 7 p.m.)."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The food is fabulous and the chef accomodating. An individual in our party wanted escargot for her appetizer and it was no longer offered on the brunch menu. We asked our waiter to ask the chef and the chef was most accomodating and specially prepared the dish. It was delicious as was the rest of our meals. The bar tender also prepared an alcoholic beverage that he wasn't familiar with. When we told him what made up the drink, he prepared successfully prepared it. Pigalle is a wonderful experience all around."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "You have to get the Creme brûlée at this restaurant! It is one of the best I have ever had. All the food was delicious. We ordered off the menu as the prixe fix menu was dull. Great wine list and excellent service. They were crowded but we didn't feel rushed."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "Really good food. Especially enjoyed the Belgian beers."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Very loud during lunch. Food was good until dessert- worst crème brulee ever. My wife's dessert was bad too_ must of been sitting in fridge for days."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "This is an excellent spot if you're going to a Broadway show in the area as we were that night. My croque madame was a little overdone on the crust, another's salmon was superb, a mixed vegetable platter was very nice as was a paté and soup. This is a great place to go for both light and heavier fare..there are such choices at all hours of the day from salads to "plat principals." I brought two people who'd never been before and they are looking forward to going again to sample other menu choices because there's such a variety. I gave it an outstanding review because though not a fancy restaurant, it hits all the right notes as far as relaxed comfort, "comfort" french food, nice ambiance to sit and talk, excellent wine and service."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Great for pre-theatre. The service is very quick. Food is good. And they don't rush you out."
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "A great place for a larger than average party (we had 8). Everything arrived as it should, hot and at the same time. Food is very good; atmosphere is like a true Paris bistro."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Reasonable prices, great food - who could ask for more. It will be a regular spot for me when I visit NYC. I have been recommending it to everyone!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Having gone to the trouble of making a reservation we were bitterly disappointed to be given a table which was in a circulation walkway. With hindsight we should have said no but being British we are reluctant to make a fuss. From such a start it should have got better but the waiter had none of the social graces that the job required. Acceptable food was delivered and the waiter seemed to disappear. We finally managed to end up talking to the manager who agreed with us in our assessment of the table placing and the attitude of the waiter. A reduced bill was small consolation."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Salmon was served so dry that my companion developed a coughing fit for 10 minutes. They were very gracious and replaced the salmon with something very tasty. I will go back, but it was a disappointment. Part of the trouble was the noise level interfered with the waitress's understanding of the order (no, we did not want well-done salmon)."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "I booked about a week in advance and was given a great table by the windows. The staff was considerate on the phone as I changed the number of guests the day before. The food was very good, and the desserts were excellent. Try the flan. "
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Manhattan prices - great theater location - lackluster food - excellent service"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I usually dine at Pigalle on week nights. First time on a Saturday night and the presentation was different. Once again I succumb to the steamed mussels which this evening were served in a large black caste iron pot. Was good but broth was creamy but not buttery. Like the usual version better but it was still well seasoned with lots of tender sweet mussels. Try 'em, you'll love 'em. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "This place is fantastic! We've usually gone for the breakfast but decided to try it for dinner after a friend of ours (who eats there once a week) recommended it. The prices are pretty amazing for such a great place. The food was spectactular, and the desserts were as good as any I've had in France. We will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Companion and I had enjoyed dinner at Pigalle in 2003. When we found ourselves in Midtown this week, we decided to see if it was as good as we recalled. Long story short? YES. Entrees of seared trout and duck breast were well-prepared, had interesting side vegs, and were beautifully but not fussily plated. I had the impeccable creme brule for dessert; Companion said the pear tart was so good there would've been plate-licking if there were no witnesses. We were most appreciative that the hostess was able to find us a table in the window so we could enjoy evening falling on 8th Ave. Before the pre-theatre crowd thinned out it was noisy, but actually a nice dull roar that was strangely comfortable. Well worth the return visit!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "We had tix for 7 PM at a theatre around the corner. We arrived early for our 5:30 reservation at Pigalle and ordered drinks, later ordered appetizers, the entrees instead of ordering all at once. The crab cake was really crabby! The quiche Lorraine was excellent. Skirt steak cooked exactly to order. Wait staff were available but not in our faces. This was our 2nd time here and will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Good food and service. Especially nice in this neighborhood was being seated before my dining companion arrived."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Food is ok, service pretty bad, waiters rude even that The place was empty"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I've been to Pigalle many times for brunch before Sun. matinee and first time for dinner this week. My friends and I were impressed with the excellent food, service, cocktails and ambiance. Reasonably priced and more local clientele than tourist. One of my go-to restaurants in the theatre district."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We went here after a broadway play, which was only a block away. The ambience was romantic, the food was great, our waiter did a great job despite having a large group of people to wait on. I got an amazing skirt steak and my wife a delicious peppercorn steak. The only minor complaint I would make, is the water/bread server came across very cold and didn't seem to care much for being there."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Have been to Pigalle several times. Food was always very good. Quality of the ingredients was mediocre and disappointing. almost feels like they changed chefs and the food purveyors."
    Dined on 3/29/2014