Very nice food, ambiance,
Very nice food, ambiance, attentive waiters... But it was nearly empty!!! Apart from the lack of fellows, it was perfect
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was stupendous!
The service was stupendous! We had the most charming waiter from Bordeaux. Très gentile et très sympa!
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cantine Parisienne is excellent. Loved it!!!! The food is fresh, well seasoned, well proportioned and hits the spot.
There is a dish on the menu to please every eater! The "Gateau de Crabe" is absolutely FANTASTIC, we are talking about Milos level. The "Steak Frites" is also EXCELLENT, it's definitely reaches the best steakhouses in town. The staff is not pretentious, always warm and friendly. The interior is at once stylish and comfortable...
Bottom line, a wonderful experience. I will definitely go back!
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Going to be my new French cantine !
Great place great food !!! Love it and want to go back already ! Want to try the whole menu !
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very Authentic French
At lunch at Cantine Parisienne yesterday, the restaurant was almost empty. Please don't this adorable place go away! The concrete-heavy room (walls and floors) would be Spartan except for huge windows, cheerful chairs, and wonderful flowers everywhere. You will not find more authentic French anywhere in NYC. Not the highly sauced, haute cuisine version, but simple, excellent food. My rillettes were perfectly made, and a very generous portion. My onion soup reminded me of Les Halles (in 1960s Paris, that is!): hearty, cheesy, delicious. And the proprietor/wait staff are the best kind of French: attractive and friendly. Highly recommended.
5/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Soft shell crab tempura, barley risotto, all delicious
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
La Bonne Bouffe
Good eats! Classic French dishes, well prepared. Well-designed, modern setting. A mini-tasting generously offered by our waiter help us choose wines. Over our pre-theater meal, we perused the French magazines and found a couple of great leads for an upcoming trip...to Paris. The restaurant's situated in a great little stretch of the LES. We'll be back for the soupe à l'oignon. Definitely try the crab cake (not classic French, but delicious and copious; great little celery root salad on the side)! The steak tartare was a healthy portion, well seasoned with tabasco.
6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
A gem for French Bistro fans.
A gem for French Bistro fans. Edgy neighborhood adds to the ambiance. Will revisit again soon since the menu is compelling...
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
EXCELLENT cocktails , tasty food , easy going Frenchy atmosphere, very nice place.
Decorated with candles all over the place, it looks good.
Things can get slightly expensive when you line up the cocktails, but overall it is worth it.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food; Nice but slow service
The food here was fantastic! Had the steak frites and boyfriend had the filet with green beans and mushrooms. Really cute downtown exposed ceiling / loft feeling. The server was very nice but slow and he only had a few tables. Took a while to get the food, but it was worth the wait. (I have a feeling they werent rushing on purpose so that they didnt have an empty restaurant though) I hope more people go to this place so they can hire more help and stay open! This place was a little hard to find which may be why its sort of empty - they need a much larger sign on the street, we walked right by it.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, fantastic service.
We dined on a Monday night, and the restaurant was quiet but the food and service were top-notch. Classic French fare done very well with a few pleasant surprises. Nice wine list featuring some less traveled French regions was a great bonus.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed this place. Beautiful setting, well-prepared food and pleasant service. Definitely a bright spot in the neighborhood.
11/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great find
The food is very good and the prices are much more reasonable than other restaurants of the same quality.
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
This restaurant is next to a boutique hotel and looks somewhat spare given the larger than usual space for restaurants in the neighborhood. Was not crowded on a Friday night when we were seated, but gradually filled up later in the evening. Food is very good for the price (the risotto and chicken entrees were standouts, but everyone in our group enjoyed their dishes) and the service was cordial. Very laid back music and vibe. Would definitely come back.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM