My favorite neighborhood spot.
My favorite neighborhood spot. The food is always a notch better than the other French or pseudo-French places in the area, and it's quiet enough for a proper conversation. A nice wine list, and a very nice place for morning coffee and a brioche. Dinner is always a bit more expensive than I remember, but worth it.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
The best French restaurant
The best French restaurant above 86th street on the west side.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
A very good french restaurant without being too stuffy. Great food and good service makes this a relaxing place to enjoy company.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Absolutely delightful -
Just disappointed that usual Tuesday/Thursday guitarist was not performing - we specially went for the music! Hope guitarist will be performing next time.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great neighborhood hang
Wonderful food, great ambience. Amazing live guitar. Great evening with three friends.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've always loved Lunch & Dinner at PicNic so I was excited to bring a dear friend visiting from Moscow for Brunch on Sunday. I was a bit frightened when I read the menu, it wasn't exciting in the least, but once the food arrived it didn't disappoint in any way!!! BRILLIANT as always!!!!!! Food descriptions on the brunch menu are an injustice to the food!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Good Neighborhood Bistro
I love Picnic. It is a convenient neighborhood Bistro with very good food avaialble at Lunch and Dinner. Lunch is a very casual setting, but the room is transformed for dinner by the simple expedient of covering the tables with white linen table clothes and candles. Service is always very good and attentive and food is always well prepared with a French recipe. Wines are above average especially the French vintages. Top it off with moderate pricing and I should really be going more often.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant outdoor dining on the UWS
We enjoyed an early dinner outside. The gazpacho was good, much spicier than usual. The steak tartare is a favorite. One of us tried the grilled sardine appetizer and it was great. This place deserves the support of the neighborhood.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
My friends (out of town foodies) had trout and paella which they found delicious. I had the pepper steak that was also perfectly cooked and the service was great. Lovely neighborhood spot!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Pleasant spot to have lunch
Pleasant spot to have lunch on the Upper West Side. Great frite. Good omelet
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
3 of us each enjoyed his meal. good food, modified the way requested. Very nice and accommodating waitress.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the most wonderful meal. Perfectly cooked duck breast for me and steak for my husband. A good wine and yummy deserts. The place was quiet enough so you could talk without shouting and the service was very friendly.
We will definitely come back as we think it's one of the best meals we have had in our time in the city. Perfectly cooked, well presented and good portion size and to top it all it is within walking distance of our apartment, just perfect.
Have to try brunch next...
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
nice service, birthday celebration low-key but fun there -- I go there often --
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Picnic is a brilliant UWS secret!
We love Picnic! Have been there both for lunch and dinner. Both were excellent. And Andrew Schulman, the guitarist who
plays there Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights is a wonder. But if you want a peaceful, relaxing dinner with his gentle music, for us the only night to go is Tuesday. Our last visit was on a Saturday and the place was jam-packed and noisy. Great for the restaurant, just a bit loud for me. Still though, definitely one of my favorite places to go and for those of us who live in the neighborhood, so convenient! I always seem to go for the salmon tartare followed by the duck confit and then chocolate mousse!!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
More than a Picnic
A great neighborhood spot! Besides wonderful food, the restaurant features a wonderful jazz guitarist on the weekends.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cozy for brunch and lunch
Went for brunch and stayed for lunch! Cute and cozy and it was not crowded the Friday after Thanksgiving so the four of us could hear each other. Great service and hearty and good food. Don't know how service and noise level would be if more crowded though.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM