Le Parisien
Le Parisien

Le Parisien

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://leparisiennyc.com/
  • Phone: 2128895489x
  • Hours of Operation:
    lunch and dinner 7 days / week
    Brunch Saturday and Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Johnathan Masse
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 3rd Avenue
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Take the #6 train to 33rd Street.
A word from Le Parisien
Le Parisien is the go-to neighborhood bistrot for Murray Hill, offering classic French food like steak frites, escargots and moules marinieres, paired with a well-edited list of french wines.
Chef Johnathan Masse brings his expert knowledge of comfort food, having most recently served as sous chef at the Waverly Inn, and also for Chef Jonathan Waxman of Barbuto. Along with owner Christian Merand, formerly of Jean-Claude in Soho, they have created a restaurant that focuses on serving consistently great traditional food with a lively and unmistakeably French atmosphere.

Also open daily for lunch and brunch on weekends.
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Le Parisien reviews from OpenTable diners
100 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (72)fit for foodies (38)romantic (34)great for brunch (17)great for lunch (17)special occasion (13)notable wine list (13)late-night find (6)hot spot (2)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • An honestly modest petit-restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/13/2011
    An honestly modest petit-restaurant without pretensions or glitz that serves an honest French repast. Particularly good are the mussels --plump and perfectly cooked in various styles-- and the hanger steak. The wine list is fairly priced and there are good selections available by the bottle, half-liter or bottle.
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  • A little neighborhood French
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/9/2011
    A little neighborhood French place with excellent food, an interesting menu, and an attentive staff. Recommend to anyone who likes great food in a relaxed atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • I am nuts over their mussels
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    I am nuts over their mussels and they have an enire section in their menu with just mussels in different sauces. The lamb and salmon dishes stand out, as well. This place used to be our neighborhood's secret. Now the word's out and even regulars need to make reservations. The place is cozy, the staff always warm and welcoming and we have yet to have something on their menu we we weren't more than pleased with. All of the above at a moderate price. Brunch is a steal.
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • For anyone who loves Paris,
    debb
    Dined on 5/8/2011
    For anyone who loves Paris, this is a good spot to go. We went for Mother's Day brunch and I really loved it. It's a very charming little neighborhood cafe, not overpriced, with very good food. It has all the charm of a little french cafe.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • Le Parisien is a little slice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/7/2011
    Le Parisien is a little slice of the left bank, but the staff is far friendlier! It's good french bistro fare. I had the chilled spring pea soup which was delicious. It's also nice that they offer several good wines by the 1/2 liter at very reasonable prices. We will definitely be back.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Very solid food at very reasonable
    MkayVIP
    Dined on 5/1/2011
    Very solid food at very reasonable prices. The menu was very standard for a bistro--moules, steak frites, salmon etc. It would have been nice to see a special or two that was a little more adventuresome. The crust on the tarte tatin was soggy. The decor is very basic--but the reasonsble prices and cheerful service compensate for that.
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  • This was the first time I
    MitsoudeMurrayHillVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2011
    This was the first time I have had lunch there. Very French. Food was great and they have a special brunch menu which is very affordable. A little bit of Paris in Murray Hill.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
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  • We had 2 versions of moules
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/23/2011
    We had 2 versions of moules frites; both very nice; the gingery Thai were something very special. Warm, neighborhood bistro feel. Pleasant staff. Few tables. We ate early with no problem being seated, but clearly they prefer reservations (and so would diners.)
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    neighborhood gem
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  • I have been here several times
    MitsoudeMurrayHillVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2011
    I have been here several times since it changed ownership. Again, another great meal. If you are looking for a bit of Paris bistro life, no better place to go.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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  • The atmosphere, the food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/17/2011
    The atmosphere, the food, the wine...all very good! I would eat here again and also let friends know about it...a memorable evening for sure!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • This place is so cute and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/6/2011
    This place is so cute and everything we ate was delicious. Very typical and authentic French bistro fare, prepared very well. Prices are reasonable and the service was very attentive. Recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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  • 4 Train Meets Paris
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/5/2011
    Who knew that Paris was so close? Le Parisien is like stepping off the 4 train and into a quaint Parisian bistro.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • The restaurant is small, ecclectica
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/30/2011
    The restaurant is small, ecclectically appointed, with a good and attentive waitstaff and a very good kitchen crew. Food is ample in portions and well prepared. Prices are moderate and the wine list small but well-chosen and affordable by the glass, carafe or full bottle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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  • This is a true French Bistro
    MitsoudeMurrayHillVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2011
    This is a true French Bistro in terms of both the menu and the ambiance. Many regulars are French which confirms Le Parisien's authenticity and quality. The wine list is excellent and the service is very personal. Reservations are a must as it is an intimate space. In this neighborhood, a wonderful place to eat a good meal without a TV blaring and the endless cacophony of those folk living on parental handouts.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • We were greeted warmly and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/28/2011
    We were greeted warmly and received good, friendly service.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great deal for brunch, good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/27/2011
    Great deal for brunch, good price for one drink + food! It gets a little loud/crowded at prime brunch time, but if you head there by noon or 1pm you can still get a seat!
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    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Paris hidden on East 33rd Street
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/26/2011
    Went for brunch based on yelp reviews and was not disappointed. At $12.95 it is a good value. In a neighborhood that is tricky to find something other than bar food this is a true Parisian find. We will be returning for dinner soon-as we told the owner.
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    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Charming restaurant run by
    mipiaceVIP
    Dined on 3/18/2011
    Charming restaurant run by a cute French couple. Food is outstanding, prices are very reasonable. We lived in France and this takes us back. Its the real thing!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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  • This newbie has very-high
    dehillerinVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2011
    This newbie has very-high level french bistro fare, surprising for a hole-in-the-wall without table linen.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant Neighborhood Gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    Visited Le Parisien for brunch recently – having learned about the favorable set pricing of just below $13 (as of this writing) which includes your entrée choice and a beverage – mimosa, sangria, orange juice or coffee; not at all bad by Manhattan standards. The bistro is small, intimate and charming with sort of a rustic feel. The ambiance is pretty characteristic of a typical Parisian eatery. In true Parisian fashion, the menu features a decent range of ‘omelette’s which I absolutely love. I decided to try the one stuffed with mushrooms and asiago cheese -- served with a side of mixed green salad and frites (fries). Very tasty. One small negative: my OJ arrived with cubes in it (a pet peeve). Overall a simple, good dining experiece.
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    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • I have been visiting Le parisien
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/4/2011
    I have been visiting Le parisien several times lately.I always enjoyed it.Food is excellent ,the service is very professional and gracious,the owner is a very nice frenchman .The beet salad is a must,also liked the steak frites and the fish (salmon or sole)I also tried their brunch on week ends and at 12,99$ it is the best deal in town.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Such a pleasant surprise.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/4/2011
    Such a pleasant surprise. The new owners at this older spot have changed the restaurant into a neighborhood gem. DELICIOUS dishes, good wine; a most pleasant experience.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Having a reservation was a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/3/2011
    Having a reservation was a loose idea. We were seated a half-hour after our reservation time, and I think it would have been the same had we not had a reservation. The food was fine, not great. Cute little neighborhood place, but I think it was the company that made the night memorable, not the restaurant.
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  • Very quaint w/ excellent food.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/27/2011
    Very quaint w/ excellent food. We were late, but the manager/owner was a extra rude which was not appreciated. it being our fault, I would not detract from this rest, as the food was delicious - we have a group of 6 for brunch, and all in all, they were very accommodating. Would definitely recc.
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    great for brunch
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  • We found this little restaurant
    nyccrlygrl
    Dined on 2/26/2011
    We found this little restaurant as we exited the 2nd Ave Deli and wanted to try it out. We made reservations and our table was ready within minutes of arriving. The food was excellent. Our party of 4 order as many different dishes and no one was disappointed. The desserts were good as well, although the Crème Brûlée was not as firm as it should have been. We very much enjoyed ourselves and saw they serve a brunch which we are looking forward to trying very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The best French food I've
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/19/2011
    The best French food I've had in NYC. Very flavorful food, non-pretentious and reasonably priced. I can't wait to return.
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    neighborhood gem, romantic
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  • A little bit of Paris on 33rd...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 2/18/2011
    I felt like I was back in Paris -- what could be better than that???
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    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • I went with my bf for Valentine's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2011
    I went with my bf for Valentine's day. I was not impressed at the special menu for the day but some choices looked ok. In my opinion, the food was a little under-average for a French restaurant. As the night went by, the kitchen ran out of plates and offered alternative options. However, I don't believe that these looked great. My main course was bland, although dessert was much better. Perhaps I will give it a second try for regular menu options and see if it is worth trying a third time.
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    romantic
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  • Good food - tiny space
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/12/2011
    I went to Le Parisien for dinner with a date. The food was good but not great. I've certainly had better French food. The tables are too close to each other and very tiny. The chairs were also small and uncomfortable. It seemed to me they had too many tables in such a small room. Our French waitress was a little bit obnoxious and did not smile at us even once. The price was reasonable. It was overall a fair experience and I wouldn't go back there.
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  • Le Parisien is small, fun
    ChefduJour
    Dined on 1/29/2011
    Le Parisien is small, fun and lively. The food is more classic than inventive but, expertly prepared. I intend to become a regular even though I live in Jersey.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Close tables, good food -
    TCPMo
    Dined on 1/29/2011
    Close tables, good food - a. Bistro that brought back fond memories of France.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A neighborhood gem
    Kathy
    Dined on 1/28/2011
    Found this little gem by googling restaurants in the Murray Hill area, where I was staying while visiting NYC. Absolutley charming, but tiny place, so I would recommend reservations. An obvious favorite of the locals- in fact a girl at the next table remarked that it was her absolute favorite place to eat. Food was very good!
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    neighborhood gem
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  • I ate at Le Parisien on a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/27/2011
    I ate at Le Parisien on a Thursday night and the tiny dining room was packed. The food and service were great. I had the endive and roquefort salad and the duck entree. The salad was good, not great. The duck was very tasty and cooked perfectly. My companion had the app special which was a salad with duck confit and the pork tenderloin. She enjoyed her salad but loved the pork, so much that she kept pointing out to me that she ate every morsel (something she almost never does). We split a delicious bread pudding dessert. Service was great. The place was packed and on the loud side, but it was possible to have a very good conversation and the noise never felt distracting.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • The food is nothing to write
    Zeeg
    Dined on 1/25/2011
    The food is nothing to write home about. The few things that were good the portions are very small. Good onion soup. On the reservation I wrote a note that we were celebrating two birthday. It was not acknowledged at all even by a congratulation.
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  • Everything about this French
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 1/22/2011
    Everything about this French Restaurant is amazing; the food the ambiance and the staff. It's like stepping into a bistro in Paris. Charming - never disappointing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • I booked for a Saturday because
    FernleighVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2011
    I booked for a Saturday because the OT listing indicated lunch was available. I arrived to discover it was brunch only. Had the listing been clearer, I would not have bothered, even in this neighborhood with its paucity of good alternatives. That said, the lunchy part of the brunch food was good, but not worth any real effort to obtain. The service was perfunctory and the setting almost dismal. Sadly, I can't recommend this restaurant.
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  • I'm glad to have a French
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 1/12/2011
    I'm glad to have a French bistro in my neighborhood. Intimate, romantic, it truly makes you feel you're in Paris. The owners come to your table frequently to check how things are, always with a smile. My friend and I both ordered the same food: roasted duck breast with butternut squash raviolo, and then the tart tatin. We both agreed in opinions: the duck dish was too small for $26 (just 4 slices of an unmemorable duck) but the tart tatin serving was delicious. I would recommend Le Parisien but don't think I would go back when I want duck, because Artisanal, just a couple of blocks away, offers on Sundays a fantastic (and much more generous) duck confit for $24.50.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate