Le Perigord
Le Perigord

Le Perigord

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://leperigord.com/
  • Phone: 2127556244x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm;
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Joël Benjamin
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: Located in the heart of New York, Le Périgord offers the opportunity to host an event in the French tradition. Our back room offers a private venue for up to 40 guests and our main dining room is available for an even larger crowd. Our attention to detail, excellent service and premier French cuisine will ensure your event is unforgettable.For lunch or for dinner, Le Périgord is the perfect venue or your private event.

    Le Périgord hosts birthday parties, corporate luncheons, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, baby showers, retirement parties, and more. Our midtown Manhattan location means we’re easily accessible to all of your guests from New York, New Jersey, Westchester, and Long Island. At the heart of our hospitality lies the elegant French cuisine and large selection of wine that Le Périgord is famous for. From the first bite of appetizer to the last taste of our soufflé, you’re in for a treat.

    For more information, please contact us at (212) 755-6244.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 1st Avenue
  • Public Transit: Subway:
    6 train to 51st Street
    E and M trains to Lexington Avenue/53rd Street

    Buses:
    The M50, M15, M57 and M31 buses all stop near Le Périgord.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking is available nearby on 51st, 52nd and 53rd Streets. See http://goo.gl/QWybD2 .

    Parking garages can be found at http://goo.gl/JPXMHy .
A word from Le Perigord
Now celebrating its fiftieth anniversary under the ownership of Georges Briguet, since 1964 Le Périgord has offered classic French cuisine in an elegant setting in midtown Manhattan. Recently renovated, Le Périgord is a premier destination for French cuisine in New York. The New York Times calls it “a French restaurant the way French restaurants used to be,” complete with white tablecloths and exemplary service from wait staff in tuxedos.
Besides tableside service of Dover sole, duck à l’orange and rack of lamb, the traditional menu also includes such staples as individual beef Wellington, pike quenelles, coquilles St. Jacques and kidneys in mustard sauce. And don’t forget to leave room for the fabulous soufflés and the legendary “temptation trolley” of desserts, which always includes such timeless favorites as tarte Tatin, chocolate mousse and floating islands. The extensive, award-wining wine list includes a fine selection of old and recent vintages at sensible prices.
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Le Perigord reviews from OpenTable diners
167 reviews since May 20, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (91)fit for foodies (72)neighborhood gem (72)romantic (64)great for lunch (51)notable wine list (42)good for groups (14)great for brunch (8)late-night find (3)hot spot (3)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Le Perigord -50 Years of Excellence
    Irishfe53VIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Serene. Perfect. An ideal dinner. There are lots of things Le Perigord is not but what is has been and continues to be is wonderful classic French dining. It is not a bistro. It does not have outdoor dining. It does not have music. On Tuesday night it had the best frogs legs and soft shell crabs I have had in years. The proud founder and owner Georges Briquet explained that "we sauté them "naked" which means simply and without bread crumbs. They were memorable. My companion is a fan of Le Perigord's beef Wellington and was very happy with it. The dessert cart continues to be lavish but people ask for fewer tastes and smaller portions. Wine list remains strong. And where else in NYC do you get traditional full servings of espresso?
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 86 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 20, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 1170 reviews are from the Le Perigord reviews archive.
  • Excellent restaurant
    jonesy2312
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    The food, service, and selection are outstanding. I would highly recommend the restaurant for a romantic night out or a group business meeting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Traditional French Food
    Clementine
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This is a great restaurant for traditional French food. The wine list is extensive and the desserts are excellent. The pre-fix dinner menu is a terrific bargain. It also has a wonderful lunch menu. This is not the restaurant for those who want fusion food in small portions at extravagant prices. The owner is always present and speaks to all dinner guests as if they were old friends. The staff is professional and very helpful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day
    Slim
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This is an excellent restaurant for all occasions. The service was very attentive and polite and the food was excellent. This restaurant definitely does justice to the classic French cuisine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Some things should never change!
    amymone
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We had a perfect meal at Le Perigord on Friday night. Our first visit, but we were treated like we were important customers, given a very nice corner table, and served as though we were Important People. The food is impeccable old-style French cuisine with great care to each element of the meal. Waiters are inobtrusive but always around to help in every way. If you need to be studying your cell phone the whole time, this place will be wasted on you. It's like going on a ride in a beautiful limousine; just relax and enjoy it! We particularly recommend the beet and endive salad and the sweetbreads. The duck looks amazing -- we'll have that next time! It's the 50th anniversary of this wonderful restaurant. May it live for 50 more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic French
    Bobn
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    I had been to Le Perigord many times many years ago and had a hankering for the classic cuisine that they used to serve that is somewhat hard to find now. I also wanted to take my 30+ son to a place where his mother and I used to dine when he was and infant. While the decor was unchanged from what I remembered from many years ago, we were delighted with the menu, food and the service. I would recommend it for a foodie who wants to experience a classic French meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Hospitality in New York
    IntrepidVIP
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Delightful classic cuisine and cordiality. Always a pleasant experience.
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    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Remains Terrific Dining Experience
    PaulVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    We had not been to Le Perigord for a few decades, having moved from NYC. It was celebrating its 50ith birthday (although in a different location), complete with the original menu from which you could order (as well as the current one). We had the three course prix fix dinner, having courses from both menus. The food was superb and the service exceptional. The deserts were to die for. We could not have had a better dining experience. All of this for $68/person. I would be tempted to return to New York just to return to Le Perigord. We will definitely return! Just don't know when
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love it!
    AgourmayVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    One of a dying breed in NYC, serving traditional, classic French food in an elegant setting. Enjoy it while it lasts.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • midwestVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Wonderful classic French food. The wait staff reminded me of Le Grand Vefour in Paris. I enjooyed the simple classic modern decor as well. Prix Fixe was a good value.
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  • Classic place for a great meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Walking into Le Perigord felt like walking back in time. The experience is all about the food and the attentive service. I got the feeling that the place had not changed in the 50 years that it has been open, but that was comforting. It was an older crowd and obviously was filled with people who had loved the experience for years. We enjoyed a classic French meal.
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    special occasion, Notable Wine List
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A New York Treasure
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    There was a time when New York City had several extraordinary French restaurants with extraordinary cuisine, superb wines and management who treated all customers with civility, grace and charm. Now there only is one. There are newcomers who have interesting cuisine. Also good wine lists. But the personal touch is absent or graceless. There is nothing left which compares. Come soon as La Caravelle, to mention only one of the old standards, was gone in a flash. We hope that Georges and his son, Christopher, will continue for fifty more years. Le Perigord is in a class of it's own.
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    Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
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  • consistent year round!
    Msab
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Most people or restaurants have only a couple of attributes. Le Perigord has old world charm, tuxedo service, and fabulous food too. Initially, our thoughts on the restaurant location were questionable. The place is not chic nor trendy. There are a few couples, business people, and large families. It is also located between the UN and Sutton Place, not an evening destination. Don't be fooled! It is a hidden gem that has lasted through the test of time. George Briguet has led this restaurant for nearly 40 years and has mastered French cuisine. Even for Manhattan, you will be impressed with the sumptuous fillet mignon, Dover sole, duck, and pheasant. Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic restaurant
    Francophile
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    I was trying to impress my girlfriend so I brought her here for our monthly date night, and she was blown away. That of course means, I was blown away too, lol. Unlike a lot of other places, they have an option of doing a prix fixe or ordering a la carte. We chose to order a la carte. everything was super good, but I must say, the lobster bisque and the veal medallions were remarkable. The bisque was a perfect consistency and so rich, but not so heavy that I didn’t want my entree. The veal medallions were tender and had that perfect veal game balance to them.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Classic
    FreddyVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2014
    There is no where in NYC that matches Le Perigord for style or quality. Everything about it is top of the class!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French
    billVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Classic french dining as it used to be 30 years ago. Old style with an adept chef in the kitchen. Brings back the memories of haute cuisine as it used to be. A wonderful evening .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Old school ambience and cuisine
    bookladyVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    This was my second time dining here. I had the pike quenelles as an appetizer and veal with morel mushroom sauce as my entree. Both dishes were excellent. The server also brought me a few extras such as amuse bouche and mini dessert since I was too full to order a regular dessert. I ordered a glass of red Cote du Rhone to have with the veal but was offered a half-glass of a white wine to have with the fish appetizer. I turned it down and just had water with the first course but appreciated the offer. That shows a thoughtfulness that is not always demonstrated at a restaurant. This restaurant has a long history of gracious dining and caters to an older clientele but provides a relaxed and satisfying dining experience.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • A Special Occasion
    namronnik
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    My wife and I visited Perigord after a long absence to celebrate her birthday. Food Superb! We both had the duck which I highly recommend. The service was excellent; the wines top notch and the ambiance was up to our expectations; although somewhat pricey we will return again.
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Old-Fashioned (in best way) French
    sjlmVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Beautiful flowers, friendly French owner who has been there for 50 yrs, lovely service, delicious baguettes, great cold appetizer plate (a meal in itself), excellent duck and lamb, a don't-miss-it pear tart. Not redone in cold, steely, noisy-music style. In other words, doesn't cater to the 20s/30s set, thank goodness.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dependably delicious!
    Sallybird
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Been coming here for years. Imagine! Fabulous food and you can have a conversation! The dessert cart is to die for. Floating island and chocolate mousse or soufflés? What's not to love? Heartily recommend.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • french gem in east midtown
    davidb
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    le perigord continues to provide an outstanding dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one of the last old world
    TonyVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    one of the last old world French cuisine restaurants with classic dishes such as crispy duck, soufflé, foie grai
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • amazing fish
    MidtownGirl
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The halibut seemed to melt in my mouth. How can you prepare a meaty fish to be so incredibly tender and tasty? I don't know, but Le Perigord does.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Worth going
    Havasu
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Everything we ordered was great. The wine by the glass was a very generous pour. It was a mature crowd. Seeing suits and ties was refreshing.
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    fit for foodies
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  • One of the very few classic
    frequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    One of the very few classic French reataurants left in NYC. The buffet froid to start is a wonderful combination of pate, celeri remoulade, shrimp, etc. Duck, Dover sole, beef Wellington, all beautifully prepared. The dessert cart is a wonder. So hard to make choice.
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    fit for foodies
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  • NY Restaurant Week 2014
    CraftBeerFan18
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    We went for dinner here as part of restaurant week and had a great food! We will definitely be coming back to try many of the other items listed on the menu.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Professional old fashion delight
    LLELA99
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Went for Rest Week. Good varied selection. Everything was wonderful. 3 appetizers and 3 main courses were uniformly delicious. Fruit tart desert was a treat. Even the bread was very good. Service professional and friendly.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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  • great old fashioned french
    maggie
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    great old fashioned french restaurant. if you want a taste of what rap table service is - go here!
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    romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authentic French
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Very nice. Beautiful atmosphere with enough sophistication but not "snobbish". Great food
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    romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great special occasion resturant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Ate at this resturant during resturant week and the food,service and ambience was superb. Would certainly recommend this resturant and would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back in the good old times
    Frenchie
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    No other restaurant in the world is more reliable than le Perigord. Maitre d's, waiters were (almost) born there and most likely will die serving the very same (great) dishes since the last century (maybe not but it feels like it). Memories of "well rewarded" romantic dinners, anniversaries, kids' birthdays, commencement parties and friends'gatherings vividly come back just by looking at the same tables I was year after year, or was it yesterday? Go there, truly enjoy the great food and start building your own memories one by one, meal by meal. You'll not be desappointed, I guaranty it.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic French
    UncleJim
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    A meal at Perigord takes one back, in a very good way, to the menus and service of long ago. The menu is familiar, the service is attentive without being intrusive, the table flowers and napery are fresh, the conversation is subdued, and the food is plentiful and perfectly prepared/presented. Who could ask for more!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Le Perigord
    rockdove
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    Enjoyed Restaurant Week menu - I had scallops, which were the best I've ever had, making me forget all about the undercooked and strangely bland pea soup that preceded it. My companion also disliked the soup, it definitely needs work, but he liked his beef bourgnion fine. He also enjoyed mousse for dessert, I had the floating island which was way too sweet and cloying. Good coffee followed, excellent service.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 444
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/3/2014
    I had a lovely experience having dinner there. The food was very good and so was the service. Great overall!
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  • Dependable
    CRBLIVIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    We went for restaurant week. The service was excellent and the food was very good --it just felt a little "mass produced" because it came out very quickly. The butternutsquash soup was a bit bland. The "chef's pate" was more of a quiche--it was very tasty but they served it warm--not hot. Not sure if that was what they were going for since I overheard the table next to us complain that it was not hot.
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    romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • French Experience
    DrSam
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Very authentic and good quality French cuisine. 2 things don't match: the espresso is better than in France and the service is a lot more friendly ;-)).
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service was excellent. Food
    Chic
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Service was excellent. Food was scrumptious. Can't wait to go back!
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    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    DDeanVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    I went for dinner during NY Restaurant Week. I ordered the scallops, which were good. The service was OK. I think I was expecting more--a little disappointed.
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  • Splendid!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    The atmosphere is exquisite. The service and the food are impeccable!
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    lovedit
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    This is an old-fashioned French restaurant. The food is excellent, the salmon was cooked perfectly. Since the people at the next table were talking in French it felt almost like eating in Paris.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.