Paul & Jimmy's Restaurant
Paul & Jimmy's Restaurant

Paul & Jimmy's Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://paulandjimmys.com/
  • Phone: 2124759540x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 1:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday, Monday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Greg Azzollini
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Delivery, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Paul & Jimmy"s offers catering for all: office functions, special events, and gatherings of all sizes. Please call for all inquires,
  • Private Party Facilities: A Gramercy Park Landmark since 1950 we can accomodate semi private parties up to 40 and private parties from 40 to 75 or cocktail parties to 100 guests.
  • Private Party Contact: Greg Azzollini 2124759540
  • Special Events: Available for private parties Saturday and Sunday from 1:00- 5:00 pm for up to 70 people.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Park Ave S. & Irving Pl.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Union Square: N R Q W 4 5 6 L
A word from Paul & Jimmy's Restaurant
Paul & Jimmy's Restaurant has been a landmark in the historic Gramercy Park neighborhood since 1950. The father and son tandem of Louis and Greg Azzollini continue to serve old-country-style Italian dishes, as well as, innovative specials prepared daily. All plates are crafted with the freshest of ingredients, many sourced locally from the farmers market. Louis always welcomes you as part of the family and Chef Greg makes sure each dish would proudly be served to "Nonna."
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Paul & Jimmy's Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
14 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.9
    Service3.4
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (9)fit for foodies (8)good for groups (5)special occasion (4)great for brunch (3)great for lunch (2)romantic (1)notable wine list (1)great for outdoor dining (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • We were meeting friends and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 12/2/2011
    We were meeting friends and wanted a place where we could talk undisturbed while enjoying our meal. As usual, Paul and Jimmy's filled the bill.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was very good at reasonable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/1/2011
    Food was very good at reasonable prices. But the service was so wonderful it made this experience perfect. The waiter was solicitous without hovering yet managed to be there when we needed him. That's a fine line to walk! The interior was a little dated (think 1980s Brooklyn Italian) but it didn't interfere with the experience. It was a great price...especially for the neighborhood! At 8:00 there were only three tables. By 9:30 there were about 15!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outstanding service, fabulous
    Mrscritical
    Dined on 11/30/2011
    Outstanding service, fabulous food, relaxing and comfortable atmosphere. All together a very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • An old time, long time favorite.
    larry
    Dined on 11/17/2011
    An old time, long time favorite. Hasn't lost anything over the years. Food is well prepared. Can use a facelift.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Nice Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/11/2011
    Hidden gem. Great ambiance, great food, very reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The way Italian food should be
    KWR57VIP
    Dined on 11/9/2011
    Just like mama used to make it... P&J is definitely a "neighborhood gem"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was good but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/4/2011
    The food was good but the service was exceptional. The price fixe menu offered great options. Loved the location!
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were going to theater in
    BonnieVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2011
    We were going to theater in the neighborhood and Paul & Jimmy's worked for dinner. The ambiance is Old World and comfortable as is the service. The food is fine, neither bad nor exceptional. A functional restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This restaurant was SO NOISY!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/15/2011
    This restaurant was SO NOISY! The food was pretty good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great experience
    NYCfoodie
    Dined on 10/15/2011
    Our entire experience was great ! We will definately make a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great neighborhood find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/7/2011
    This was our first visit to Paul & Jimmy's and we will definitely be back. The food was wonderful, with the menu including both traditional classics and updated modern dishes. The service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were greeted with a smile
    PlaygoerVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2011
    We were greeted with a smile at the door and shown to our table. There is a lovely ambience here and the service was very good. They deal well with food allergies. The flavors and presentation of the food were very good, but the veal in each of our dishes (marsale and picata) was very tough. So, we will return, but next time stick with the pasta.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • VERY pleasant atmosphere and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/28/2011
    VERY pleasant atmosphere and staff. The menu choices were abundant and nicely priced. A good value. Unfortunately, you have to look carefully for the restaurant. A large overhead scaffold obstructs your view from the street. But, the restaurant is worth looking for...one of those NYC gems that could be a regular visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicioso!
    GoodfoodlousyservioeVIP
    Dined on 9/24/2011
    The food, service and ambiance was excellent, however because we had a later reservation (8:30 pm), our dinner finished to loud dance music as a large party came in. The music was pretty bad and definitely loud. Thank goodness it was during dessert only.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reliably good food. Always
    CLGdinerVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2011
    Reliably good food. Always seems to be a noisy group whenever we dine there. Price fixe is always an excellent choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We went to Paul and Jimmy's
    BBinSTLVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2011
    We went to Paul and Jimmy's for a special occasion. The staff was great, the food timing was perfect and everything was delicious. Thanks for a great evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A restfull place and excellent food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/22/2011
    Try Paul & Jimmy's when in Manhattan near Union Square it was a perfect and quiet place. After trying different options we ended twice in this beautiful place. Service was once perfect and the second time rushed. But at the end the food is wonderfull. Try the veal chop in any of the several ways they make it, and also the mozzarella and pastas are perfectly cooked. We enjoyed the wellcome by the owners and everything in this very quiet place in the Gramercy neighborhood is good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was a pre-movie meal so
    TheMurrayVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2011
    It was a pre-movie meal so we sadly couldn't linger. Very enjoyable meal will return
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great neighborhood find. Waiter
    EaterVIP
    Dined on 8/4/2011
    Great neighborhood find. Waiter offered options for chicken special (on or off the bone, dark or white meat or both). The zabaglione is among the best I've had anywhere, light in texture but flavorful and not too sweet.
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  • Off the Beaten Path in Gramercy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/15/2011
    My wife and I were heading out for a nighttime cruise, so I decided to start out with a pre-cruise dinner. After reviewing Zagat's, I decided on Paul & Jimmy's. I went in with low expectations, to be honest, but we were pleasantly surprised. We started out with their version of baked clams and a caesar salad, both of which were delicious. For the main course, my wife tried the Veal Parmigiana while I had the Petto di Pollo alla Bolognese. Both meals were delicious; the veal was pounded paper thin and was very tender, while the chicken, which was bathed in a marsala and butter sauce and topped with prosciutto and mozzarella, was tender and juicy. We also liked that the dishes came with veggies instead of pasta. Overall, a great meal!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was good but the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/13/2011
    The food was good but the service, while fast, was snobbish. The waiter could not figure out how to divide the check among three groups of people and made no effort to find out how to do it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love this place. Have been
    WaltVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2011
    Love this place. Have been going here for years and it's always great!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Dated interior. Service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2011
    Dated interior. Service was slow. Food mediocre. Won't be back.
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  • Nice place, I don't think
    CCNYCVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2011
    Nice place, I don't think the waiter was thrilled with a table full of women and he wasn't particularly helpful or interested in checking in with us, but it was still a nice place and the food was fine.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had to ask for menus, the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/24/2011
    We had to ask for menus, the food was terrible, the bruschetta was on soggy bread and tasted like glorified tomato paste, the bolognese was so salty it was painful to eat. the serving size of the wine was the best part. it was a large glass.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time to this Italian
    KipsBay
    Dined on 6/24/2011
    First time to this Italian Restaurant. Nice local find.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food. Homemade pasta
    YummVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2011
    Great food. Homemade pasta was delicious and they were happy for me to choose the type of noodle I wanted even though it was not on the menu!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/12/2011
    Very comfortable setting and great ambiance for a neighborhood Italian restaurant. Prompt service and food very well prepared. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We really enjoy this restaurant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/26/2011
    We really enjoy this restaurant. Staff have a sense of humor and I like that.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
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    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/14/2011
    Went to dine here to start off a bachelorette party for my cousin. The food was great, the service was great. We had a wonderful time and walked out of there very happy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Italian Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    We went on Mothers Day so crowded & loud However the staff coped very well with everything. This is a wonderful Neighborhood restaurant with real Italian food. The chicken catchitori on The bone is the best ever! recommend for quiet evening, staff very friendly & knowledgeable About the cuisine!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • i went with a party of 5.
    alisVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2011
    i went with a party of 5. service was not great. i enjoyed my entree- the scallops. my guests thought it was "ok". that it was not enough food, and that it wasnt great. some had the pre-fixe which was a great deal if you liked what was on it. over all- it was fine.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • wonderful first time experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 4/23/2011
    wonderful first time experience at this neighborhood gem that has a proven track record of over 3o years
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Get the Prosciutto and watermelon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/23/2011
    Get the Prosciutto and watermelon as an app...had the chicken and sausage as my main dish and it was awesome
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This was our second time at
    GOODSTUFFVIP
    Dined on 3/25/2011
    This was our second time at this restaurant and the service is always professional and helpful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • An great accidental discovery!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/19/2011
    We LOVED Paul and Jimmy's! It was packed with charming older couples when our group got there, but they accommodated us easily and still provided great service. The food was great, and we all said we felt completely removed from new York while we were there (in a good way). I'd definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I haven't been back to this
    LeeS38
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    I haven't been back to this restaurant in 15 years. Well 14 of them I moved to Phoenix. But now that I tried it again after being in to NYC for more than 1 1/2 years, I didn't know what to expect. The food was exceptional. The wait staff was young. And though professional, it seemed that the orders were taken without any personality and were mindlessly delivered. When I asked which dish was good? Everything was. Which again was not the answer I was looking for. The Branzino was terrific and the artichoke appetizer was exceptional. We weren't served the complimentary 30th anniversary cordial which was a mistake since we knew about it when making the reservation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A wonderful evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/27/2011
    A wonderful dinner with great service and a fabulous wine. We enjoyed it very much.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very tasty traditional Italian
    Thomas
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    Very tasty traditional Italian food. staff friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I lived in CHelsea for twenty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 1/22/2011
    I lived in CHelsea for twenty years and didnt know about this place! Fantastic real old world charm.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet