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Sel et Poivre Restaurant
853 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10065
Upper East Side
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Sel et Poivre Restaurant Details
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
French, Mediterranean, Wild Game
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
We cater to all events please call for more information and ask for Christian.
between 64st and 65st
6 Line to Lexington and 53rd (walk up 6 blocks) or Hunter College (walk down 5 blocks)
A word from Sel et Poivre Restaurant
Welcome to Sel et Poivre Restaurant a classic french Bistro located on the upper east side and serving the neighborhood for 24 for years.
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We had a 7 pm show so we needed a
really early dinner. We were the first people in the restaurant and were treated very well. The service was pleasant without being overly-fussy and the food was good."
Dined on 2/4/2014
Loved my lunch at Sel et Poivre.
Needed someplace close to the Winter Antiques Show and this fit the bill. Charming vintage ambiance, delicious food and the service was absolutely wonderful. I had the prix fixe lunch (14.95) and chose the country pate, steak frites and chocolate terrine. All were very declicious, especially accompanied by some Cotes du Rhone. My friend had the French onion soup and the tuna sandwich and the Sancerre and gave it all raves. Wait staff couldn't have been friendlier or nicer. All in all, a lovely experience and I would go back again in a minute."
Dined on 1/25/2014
One of our favorite spots. Food is
old fashion french, but it is the local flavor and helpful staff that bring us here everytime we visit NYC. Love the ambiance."
Dined on 1/25/2014
Been a favorite for many years.
All the bistro classics from France and nice crowd who own and operate."
Dined on 1/20/2014
We discovered Sel et Poivre in the
80s and loved its easy neighborhood charm and reliable French food. For some time, we thought it had gone out of business and so were delighted to discover it still around!! The skate, the mussels, steak frites--all favorite French standards along a with decent Cotes du Rhone by the glass, all for reasonable prices. And one doesn't have to shriek to be heard. A pleasure."
Dined on 1/9/2014
A wonderful find. Very authentic
bistro in look, feel and menu. Small and fun with the bistro food prepared well. Evidently known only to locals since the concierge at our high end hotel, one block away, did not know of it. Big mistake. Not everyone will like a real bistro with real bistro food, but for those who do, this is a jewel. The only thing not French is their friendliness to strangers."
Dined on 1/9/2014
I always try to go out of my way
every time I come to NYC to have a lovekly lunch at this restaurant. I am passionate for cassoulet (the Friday special) and this place has a very fine version of it. I have tried some of the other dishes and have never been disappointed. The service is very good as well, although I would recommend the waiters not to try to speak French."
Dined on 12/27/2013
Great Bread & Butter, killer
burger and Perfect Chicken Sandwich!"
Dined on 12/28/2013
Great food and ambiance. I highly
recommend this for small or large dinner parties.."
Dined on 12/21/2013
Love this local restaurant. On
this visit they made my friend and I the most perfect hamburgers. The split pea soup special was equally perfect on a cold night. Can't wait to come back."
Dined on 12/16/2013
it's our reliable neighborhood
go-to place. The food is variably good to very-good. This time, the venison special was delicious, but the steak frites was only so-so, lacking flavor. The quality seems to be slipping a bit recently."
Dined on 12/9/2013
We had a lovely evening: food,
setting and service exceptional. first but not the last time we will visit."
Dined on 12/7/2013
I go often and think that I am
back in France although I speak Spanish to the waiters and struggle in German with one of the owners. Adore the place."
Dined on 12/3/2013
Nothing spectacular but good
service, good food, and most importantly not super expensive."
Dined on 11/30/2013
This is our favorite neighborhood
restaurant; the menu I'd quite varied and consistently delicious! Wonderful staff and the prices are very reasonable for NYC. They enjoy a loyal following."
Dined on 11/29/2013
Everything was very good and we
enjoyed our dinner very much. But the place could use a bit of refurbishing."
Dined on 11/22/2013
There was nothing outstanding
about this place. It definitely did not match up to their description of being homey and welcoming. Besides the nice decor, everything else was everything but. The wait staff were impatient and borderline rude. The only nice thing I could say about them was they brought food to the table. Bottom line basic; very robotic like and emotionless. Luckily it was a short lunch, any longer and it would be uncomfortable. Even if the staff were having an off day, that's no excuse for the bland food. Any average Joe could have cooked better in his home kitchen. Just like the staff, the food had no flare or taste."
Dined on 11/24/2013
very nice traditional French
restaurant -- try the frogs' legs!"
Dined on 11/22/2013
First time eating there. Really
enjoyed ourselves Wil definitely go back"
Dined on 11/15/2013
Home away from home for us, food
always reliable without being too fancy, great friendly service, a pleasure to deal with Christian ( Owner) who always makes you feel special."
Dined on 11/14/2013
It is the perfect place for a
leisurely lunch to catch up with friends or great for after shopping, etc. It was busy but not overly crowded or loud. The dining room was very comfortable and relaxed and staff didn't rush us to order, etc. We had the omelet with fries and the chicken salad, both were good. There were a few other items on the menu that I would like to try and the creams brûlée was delicious!!"
Dined on 11/14/2013
I've going to Sel et Poivre for
almost 15 years and the staff has not changed. This is such a great testimony to a well-run establishment. They are so warm and welcoming."
Dined on 11/9/2013
We had Sunday lunch for two
couples. Two of us were returning, and two of us were new to the restaurant. We ordered the prix-fixe lunch for $18.95. For appetizers among the four of us, we had zucchini soup, green bean salad, and mesclun salad. All were excellent. For entrees, three of us had grilled salmon with green beans and white beans, and one of us had the fettucine. Our first-time visiting friend said it was the best salmon she had ever eaten. We agreed. We loved the preparation. For dessert, we ordered mango sorbet, profiterole, and the chocolate mousse. All the preparations were appealing and delectable. In sum, we had a delightful, delicious lunch. Our friends (and we as well) definitely plan to return."
Dined on 11/10/2013
In the past when I have requested
something in making an open table reservation like a quiet table, the restaurant has done its best to honor such. This establishment seemed to go out of its way NOT to . This was worsened by the non-attentive service."
Dined on 11/8/2013
We hadn't been here in a while,
and I guess we need to put it on the "go more often" list. The food is always consistent and good, and the service is pleasant and attentive. It does get an older crowd, so it tends not to be noisy (which is great, as I hate shouting across the table)"
Dined on 11/3/2013
Great place to go in the
neighborhood. Lovely ambience. Hard to find skate and theirs is excellent."
Dined on 11/3/2013
I enjoy this restaurant for the
ambiance, the civilized crowd, the very authentic Frenchness of the whole thing and the food, but this time my dinner was not up to par. The coq au vin was overcooked. The chicken was dry, the sauce gelatinous -- as though it had been sitting on a burner for waaaaay to long. There was also precious little sauce to begin with, as if the kitchen staff had to scrape the bottom of the pot to get enough to plate. Nothing to mix with the mashed potatoes and, well, isn't that was sauce is for? Everything else, like anything else I've ever ordered here, was just fine. My dining companion had the calves kidneys and loved it. His salade des haricots verts was excellent and the chocolate dessert yummy. I will go back."
Dined on 10/30/2013
Three women friends made this a
pre-concert stop on a recent Saturday evening. It worked out pretty well, considering one of us was her usual late-to-arrive self. Appreciated the convenience of a pre-fixe dinner at a reasonable price, as well as option to get half-bottle of wine. Food was satisfactory, maybe suffered a little due to the busiest time of the evening. All in all, would return. Only complaint was one diner, who got a single glass of wine, found it undrinkable. It had obviously been left uncorked too long, but no free replacement was offered."
Dined on 10/27/2013
Even though the restaurant was
half empty, we were given a terrible table. When we asked for a different table, we were told they were all reserved. Service was indifferent-we had to flag down our waitress several times. Will not return."
Dined on 10/17/2013
Always a delight to eat here - as
soon as you walk through the front door you are immediately transported to France."
Dined on 10/14/2013
For many years, my wife and I had
been wanting to try Sel et Poivre, but, for a number of logistical or geographic reasons, never got around to doing so. A very significant birthday seemed a perfect opportunity to have our first experience and six close relatives were invited to share that experience. Happily, it turned out to be a lovely time in every way. Making a reservation was simple and we were given a beautiful table. With only one exception (the steak in one guest's steak frites order was a bit tough and undercooked), the food was very good. High praise was given for duck a l'orange, salmon, risotto, mussels, crepes, and frites. Bread and fruit sorbets were absolutely wonderful. Staff efficient and excellent ambiance. We'll be back!"
Dined on 10/12/2013
This is really a favorite of mine
for lunch. It is nestled in between a harsh and abrasive environments of mid town. It allows you to disconnect from the hustle of New York and find a kind, quite! & supportive environment with a reasonable fix price menu. The service is always polite and warm. I admire them a great deal. There seems to be a few mishaps when trying to request the table I want. Otherwise, I am grateful for a place to take my colleagues in an area that is out of my range. They offer an affordable choice that makes it worthwhile for what I am seeking. I recommend this cozy spot and good food and lovely service. Thanks!"
Dined on 10/1/2013
Four of us ladies enjoyed a
delightful Sunday brunch . The restaurant was very convenient for the 59 East 59th Street theatre which we were attending for the matinee performance. Will certainly keep it in mind for any time I am in the area."
Dined on 9/29/2013
Sel et Poivre has a wonderful
menu, including one of my favorites - frogs legs - that are not too easy to find. The food is superb and the staff is very attentive. It is always a wonderful dining experience!"
Dined on 9/29/2013
Everything they do, they do well.
The staff are attentive. The food quality is consistently high. Good selection of alcohol. Paris in the heart of New York City."
Dined on 9/28/2013
Put plainly and simply, a place
like this should have better, more carefully prepared food. The frites in the steak and frites were not freshly made, and that is a big disappointment for such a restaurant."
Dined on 9/23/2013
Great french food - so hard to
find anymore. This restaurant is one of the few remaining restaurants that really serve french food. The food is always fresh, delicious and served with a smile."
Dined on 9/2/2013
This was the second time for me at
Sel & Poivre and I was very happy both times. My friends loved it too. I would definitely recommend the place. I had the pre-fixe lunch menu and it was delicious, portions just right."
Dined on 8/31/2013
Wonderful neighborhood French
bistro that couldn't be more accommodating and friendly. Delicious food, great menu, great service."
Dined on 8/25/2013
Recently had lunch at Sel et
Poivre and could not stop raving about it. The food was delicious and beautifully displayed the service was impeccable. It was a friendly lovely little restaurant and I can't wait to try it for dinner. I highly recommend this neighborhood gem either for a meal between friends or trying to make an impression with a client."
Dined on 8/15/2013
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