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Pigalle
Pigalle

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
  • "Not among my favorite places to eat at. Did not care for the choices on the menu and the salmon I was served was small and tasteless, asked for a second vegetable instead of mashed potatoes and was charged $2.00 it. Vegetables were drowning in oil or butter or both. We did not even stay for coffee or dessert. Did not like where we were seated and had to change tables. Would not recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I ate there by myself and sat my the window with my kindle. Although it took awhile to take my order, the wait staff was more attentive after that. The waitress wasn't that familiar with the menu and I was looking for a charcuterie and cheese platter.she said they were small so I ordered the cassoulet which was mostly white beans. Tasty dish though. I then ordered the cheese platter and it was large and delicious. It had four cheeses and three were excellent.it also had a small salad and grapes."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Went for restUrant week but this would have been quite affordable anyway. Service was not great because you have to flag waitstaff down to get served. But delicious and great location for theater goers."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Escargot was delicious. Cassoulet was tasty though the duck leg with it had less meat than it should have. Service was good, pricing as expected. Not the trap one would expect in the theatre district."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "This is my first review that is less than favorable. The room was large and too loud a noise vloume. I suspected that my wine is diluted. The photo on open table represent a more intimate setting. We intended to have a meal but instead opted for a drink and an appetizer. This restaurant was not what we expected and a disappointment."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Food here is good. Service this trip was average. Close to the theater."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Date and I had a less then ideal dining experience. We felt totally neglected by our server. Frequently, we had to awkwardly reach around to pour our own white wine. We were desperate to leave by the end and our waiter aggressively pushed dessert. Once we politely declined, he rushed away and tried to clear our wine glasses despite us having a quarter bottle left. Do not recommend this place."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Went early so had a choice of seating. Dinner was well paced, we were left to enjoy our conversation and the wine ( a very good malbec). Service was good, so was every thing we ordered. Apart from the construction on the Avenue the noise level was tolerable. Will be back."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "It was a great place to go before attending a play nearby. We were here for NYC Restaurant Week and were not disappointed"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "My husband and I ate at Pigalle before the theatre since the location was perfect and we had had enjoyable dinners there before. While I am glad we were seated near the wide-open doors on a summery, sunny afternoon, the road construction outside made it much more noisy than usual. However, we were still easily able to talk and listen to each other across the table as we enjoyed some tasty meals (my husband had the NY restaurant week prix fix) and mellow, delicious beer and wine. Our server was polite, knowledgeable and attentive and made sure we had plenty of time to relax, eat, and yet get to Cabaret with lots of time to spare. Thank you, Pigalle, for your consistently excellent food and service."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "the food was excellent and the waiter very kind, recognizing that he had made a mistake in our order."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Very noisy. The service was beyond bad. Never a water or coffee refill. Waiter had no clue about the job."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Even our server could not hear. We had to shout our for requests. Stressful ordering but great bistro. Just prepare that bistros are noisy because of the floor and ceiling and glass wall - acoustics create noise in addition to the people enjoying themselves. Great place tho. I'll come when less crowded so it's less noisy."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Food was excellent. Friendly staff. Windows open to sidewalk give feeling of dining outdoors, but with benefit of air conditioning."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Fabulous. Felt, and tasted like we were back in Paris. Loved the open to the sidewalk atmosphere as much as the food and service. Looking forward to our next return visit."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Enjoyed an after-theater dinner from the NYC Restaurant week menu. Substituted the French Onion soup for the available appetizers and were so pleased. Best Onion Soup EVER! Our entrees (the Pork Tenderloin, and the Seared Scallops) were great! But the "pièce de résistance" was the crepes!!!! Would definitely return."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "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