Plein Sud
Plein Sud
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Plein Sud

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pleinsudnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2122045555
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 11:00am, Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 10:30am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 12am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 10:30am - 3:30pm; Afternoon: Saturday - Sunday: 3:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary French
  • Executive Chef: Sebastien Agez
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: TORO, the lounge located below Plein Sud accommodates up to 150 people for cocktails and passed hors d'oeuvres affairs and up to 60 people for seated dinner. TORO is equipped with state of the art audiovisual equipment, including built-in projector and screen which makes it the ideal location for meetings and events that require a screen for a presentaion.Our Chef's Table in our Private Dining Room can host sit down dinners from 6 to 18 people. Please contact our Event Director claudia@pleinsudnyc.com or by calling 212.204.5561
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer a private dining room for sit down dinners for up to 20 people, a private room for cocktail receptions for 25 people. Sit down and cocktail receptions in our lower level lounge for up to 130 people. We also offer a lobby bar area for cocktail receptions for up to 50 people.
  • Private Party Contact: Claudia 8776501866
  • Entertainment: Our Toro Lounge is open Wednesday-Saturday beginning at 8:00pm. The Toro Lounge features a Tango Night with a live band on Thursdays and DJ spining on Fridays and Saturdays. Our Toro Lounge is also available for private events.
  • Special Events: Toro Lounge features a live Jazz and Burlesque Show on Wednesdays and DJ spinning on Fridays and Saturdays.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Chambers and West Broadway
  • Public Transit: 1, 2 & 3 trains to Chambers Street and the 4, 5, 6, A, C, N & R trains are within a few blocks of the restaurant.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Plein Sud
Plein Sud Restaurant and Lounge offers a Contemporary-Provencal design, serving rustic and delicious South of France cuisine, wonderful cocktail and wines, in a warm, engaging, personalized and professional environmental at a competitive price.
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Plein Sud reviews from OpenTable diners
  • The service was attentive
    Manhatbizman54
    Dined on 7/16/2013
    The service was attentive and the food very enjoyable.
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    neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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  • very disapointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2013
    poor wine selection, most items on the menu not available....very unimpressive.
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  • We were the ONLY diners for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/11/2013
    We were the ONLY diners for dinner, Hence the service was excellent. They were out of our first three wine selections. Food was fair. Not worth the money.
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  • very disappointing
    SusieVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2013
    We were told "they had not gotten a delivery" so wine selection and menu items were VERY VERY limited. Think this is code for they are closing. The server did her best and was very nice but the food was just ok and not what we had remembered. Onion soup terrible. No escargot, no mussels, no steak frites....very disappointing to come to a french restaurant and not have these items available. They should just close....would never go again anyway.
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  • Poor
    anukiVIP
    Dined on 6/3/2013
    The menu is very limited and the food is very poor. I would not come back or recommend this restaurant to anyone.
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  • good brunch
    lovegoodfood
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    we usually have brunch here on weekends. the food is usually very good. flatbreads, burgers and all the brunch items are well executed. escargot is a great value and easily a main course portion because it is so rich. the service is generally inconsistent, and the kitchen can have off days, but it's a good option for breakfast or a late dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Mother's Day
    food4thought
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Plein Sud was a great choice for Mother's Day. The only potential issue was that the restaurant was only serving regular breakfast until 11am and then switched to a fuller "brunch" menu. But there was nothing on their website or on Open Table about the switch. I had made a 10:30 reservation thinking I could get brunch. Luckily, the restaurant was more than willing to let us get the brunch menu.
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simple and Unsatisfying
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    I had been wanting to come here for a while - passing it all the time in Tribecca and having heard good things. We came early before a show and received terrible service. There were only two other tables occupied so there was no reason it should have been spotty (drinks not refilled until we could grab her attention, food didn't all come out together, etc.). The food itself was just okay - fish and fries tasted bland, the recommended beet tartare tasted simply like the shredded beets I make at home. Brussel sprouts were bland as well and the only good thing was the French 75 cocktail. The waitress even circled the recommended tip % on the receipt before handing it to us - what nerve. Would not go back.
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  • Great for authentic French food.
    Trish
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    We loved this place! everything was so wonderful. The wait staff was fabulous: Engaging, friendly and helpful.The food was perfectly prepared. Having had duck in many places including Paris, we couldn't have been more pleased with this presentation. The kind staff made us feel very special. we will be back soon!!! Trish & Kenny Brill
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • No cook for you!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/18/2013
    Arrived for breakfast. They had, 'no cook'. Amazing. Huge waste of time.
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  • plain food ntr plein sud--
    mascherVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    plain food ntr plein sud-- simply awful-- went for brunch -- the food and overall experience was insipid-- service awful and made worse when the not-to-well trained and not-to busy waiter apologized for not paying more attention to us--Avoid at all cost
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  • The restaurant had only probably
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    The restaurant had only probably only 40% of the wine list available in stock. Also, it took us half an hour from the time we sat down on the table to the time we were served some bread (only upon my request), and 10 more minutes for our glass of wine.
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  • The music playing was too
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    The music playing was too loud and not appropriate for the setting - food was quite good, but overpriced
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  • Slow service, food okay.
    SammyVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2013
    The fish soup and onion soups were very good,,, piping hot and very tasty. However, i ordered a flatbread pizza and it was cold. It might have been due to the slow service, as there were only 2 servers in the entire restaurant when we went for dinner this week. We have been there before with better service on the weekends, but it is very noisy on the weekends. We decided to go mid week, and it was very quiet but service was slow.
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  • Nice Simple Country French
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    Plein Sud is a nice little French restaurant. We were there at seven o'clock for dinner and found the place empty, though seating started picking up at around eight. The decor was low-kew and comfortable. They made a killer Tanq and tonic for me and a delicious cocktail (I forget the name) for my wife! The food was French farm country style; simple and was very nice. I wouldn't make a special trip accross town for it, but if you want a low-key, unpretentious French place in Tribecca, you will wobble away from Plein Sud satiated, pleased and ready for a nap. I recommend painting the town or seeing shows before dinner. You'll be too lethargic to do anything worthwhile after!
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    great for brunch, special occasion
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  • Great for upscale lunch w/ kids
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    We went with our 3-year-old granddaughter and her mother, and it was a great place for lunch with children. They had a kids menu and crayons ready, and a number of families were there, but it was still reasonably quiet. The waitstaff was friendly and understanding about the mess a young child makes, the wine list was decent but was the weakest part of the experience, and the food was very good. There's a nice bar near the entrance, and I'm sure its a great place for a late dinner without children, too.
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    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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  • 11.00 for a watered down Bloody
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/3/2013
    11.00 for a watered down Bloody Mary? Never again.
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  • Loved this place....it has
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/31/2013
    Loved this place....it has great ambiance, decor and the food is great too!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • Everything we had was delicious.
    foodie4life
    Dined on 1/27/2013
    Everything we had was delicious. The service was slow, but that makes for good conversation if you're not in a rush. The French onion soup was the best I've had. The mussels were delicate, fresh and tender, yum! I would definitely go back.
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    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • WE WENT FOR RESTAURANT WEEK.
    FOODIE56VIP
    Dined on 1/25/2013
    WE WENT FOR RESTAURANT WEEK. HAD THE TARTAR, PATE, CANARD, FRICASSEE, CREME BRULEE AND THE CREPES. ORDER OFF THE APPETIZER MENU AND HAD THE ESCARGOT, AS WELL. VERY STRANGE AND BLAND. ALL DISHES WERE NOTHING SPECIAL. THE DUCK WAS WAY OVER COOKED.
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  • Overall I enjoyed my visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/19/2013
    Overall I enjoyed my visit to Plein Sud. If I had to say something negative it would be about the music choice. It was pop music which really didn't fit the ambiance of the place...and it was too loud. It seemed more like a bar experience rather than a sit-down restaurant.
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    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • We were happy to have the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    We were happy to have the restaurant accomodate a our group of 7 people. However the service was poor and we will not consider coming back again. Here's some specific comments: 1. Part of the group did not receive the appetizers on time 2. The waiter was no where to be found to refill our wine glasses 3. The entrees took a long time to be served - aprox. 3o minutes after we finish our appetizers 4. Even though the service was subpar, a 20% tip was added for "groups larger than 6", the restaurant was basically empty, there were no excuses for the subpar service and the pre-set tip was a little outrageous.
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    good for groups
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  • Service was slow in an empty
    Lili
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    Service was slow in an empty restaurant. Out of certain wines completely. Bland beet appetizer but the mussels entree was delicious.
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  • Fair to Bad
    raemikeVIP
    Dined on 12/5/2012
    Average in an area of above average but very expensive. Lamb sandwich was mostly grizzle that I'd give my dog. Frite were oily and generally gross. 130 for two sandwiches a small tar tar app and two soups and 2 wine. A little outrageous for a sandwich that was largely unedible and a restaurant that was empty
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  • Plein Sud - Has gone way downhill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 12/2/2012
    This restaurant was excellent a year ago and now has really gone downhill. I will not go here again.
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  • food was salty; waiter kept
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 11/30/2012
    food was salty; waiter kept disappearing and we constantly had to send our busser to find the waiter.
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  • Decent food for decent price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/24/2012
    I was advised not to go to this place by a friend. I decided to go anyway and after eating there now several times, I don't know why he said not to. The food is decent and priced appropriately. Service was very friendly. I did notice though not a lot of people in the restaurant on each of the occasions I've been there.
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    great for brunch
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  • We hade the steak frites and
    KathyVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2012
    We hade the steak frites and the duck confit, both prepared beautifully. The profiteroles were still crisp and the lemon tart delicious.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Not a great choice for dinner
    NicoleVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2012
    I took a group here for a Sunday evening dinner. The place was pretty much empty, which isn't really here nor there as it was a Sunday evening and it's in downtown Manhattan (which is still affected by the hurricane). The room was nice enough - large, candlelit. The menu looked good. However, it turned out a lot that was offered on the menu wasn't available... When it arrived, the food was sub-par French, overly priced. There was a seeming lack of care in timing / preparation; the hot calamari appetizer I ordered showed up cold. The service was very nice and friendly. I suspect this might be a good spot for brunch, but I don't suggest it as a dinner choice.
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  • This was a bad experience.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    This was a bad experience. Serviced was inattentive, slow, and incompetent. When the simple order came after 1.5 hours, at least it was good, but not great so-called French food. The place was not busy, which was unusual for a Saturday night in New York, at what is a convenient location-- subway at the corner. the wine list was overpriced for a moderately priced restaurant. My wife and I had beer which was rationally priced, but not special. We won’t go back.
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  • Horrible, Insulting Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/9/2012
    One of the worst dinner experiences ever in NYC, mainly because of the service. Waited forever to have a drink order taken. Ordered a Gibson and was given a glass of Gin with ice and a lemon. The waiter made me feel stupid when I told him it wasn't what I ordered. Then had to wait about 20 minutes for a replacement drink. That was the last time we saw the waiter until it was time for our check. The couple seated next to us had similar problems, as they waited their entire meal for water and salt and pepper. The food was ok.
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  • Disappointed.
    tribecalocalVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    We both ordered steak au poive, but one rare and other well done. Both came out medium and burned . Couldn't get attention of one waiter working the entire restaurant. Slow to get any service. We were done with our coffees by the time dessert was finally delivered. Had great meals in the past but that was more Han a year ago. After this, not worth going back.
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  • I went with colleagues on
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/22/2012
    I went with colleagues on a Monday afternoon. The food was good and the restaurant was quiet (empty).
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    great for lunch
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  • If you are a fan of the famous
    JanesterVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2012
    If you are a fan of the famous Provencal fish soup, forget about Plein Sud's version: green not pink, thin not rich, and no rouille or cheese, just two measly little toast slices. It is almost blasphemy that they have it on the menu.
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  • We had resisted trying Plein
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2012
    We had resisted trying Plein Sud, even though we live in the neighborhood, because of the bad reviews of the place under the original chef, Ed Cotton. Since some time has passed, we figured we'd give it a try. Sadly, they seem not to have larned anything from all of the negative reviews. We went on a Sunday night, when there was only one other table, but the service was so slow you would have thought the house was will. The food was incredibly unremarkable. The frisee salad was overdressed and used regular streaky bacon rather than lardons. The rice that accompanied the chicken tasted like nothing so much as butter, and the profiteroles were stale and topped with an anemic splash of chocolate. We will not be returning of our own volition.
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  • Went for the recommended pancakes,
    CaraVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2012
    Went for the recommended pancakes, which were good - but not worth having again and again. They were supposed to have bananas in them and the waitress assured me they were cooked in - they were most definitely not. However, they did comp. my order due to their oversight. The hotel and atmosphere is nice, though.
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    great for brunch
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  • The burger was salty and was
    hipchic2VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2012
    The burger was salty and was overcooked. One order was wrong--we ordered a skirt steak but received a NY strip.
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  • Oustanding server Kyle. Arrived
    L8DinerVIP
    Dined on 9/8/2012
    Oustanding server Kyle. Arrived late so several items sold out. Duck mousse delicious. Burger good but sat too long in heating area before being served. Bottom bun was soggy. Had to be eaten with knife & fork. Carrot soup tasted watered down.
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  • Give your review a title
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2012
    quality has gone down since opening - ingredients do not seem fresh. hostess was clueless and unhelpful
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  • Enjoyed a wonderful meal and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/22/2012
    Enjoyed a wonderful meal and our server was extrordinary!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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