Keith McNally's new restaurant, which we will only be referring to as "New Pulinos," because how do you say those words? New Pulino's is a lot like old Pulino's, anyway.
Cherche Midi was fantastic. Staff is very professional and attentive. Food was excellent. Ambience was romantic. Great location.
Good food, good service and good atmosphere. Most dishes around 30$.
While our waiter was really nice, I would not recommend this restaurant. The dishes were not wholly clean, the tablecloth had a stain on it, and the food was not good. I was looking forward to these amazing looking pommes frites (which are still pictured on their website), but they don't make them anymore. My cut of steak didn't taste very fresh either. Not sure if perhaps the chefs who opened the place have now left, but I don't plan to go back.
The ambiance is very cool and the prime rib was amazing.
Extrêmement décevant pour le prix . Nourriture très ordinaire . Joli décor point à la ligne.
Great food...although the prime rib was not quite as good as the hype, but overall a great meal!
One of our favorite restaurants. Excellent bistro cuisine, classically Parisian. Portions are large, the steak frites and duck entrees are especially delicious, as are the beet salad and garlic shrimp starters. Wine by the glass is pricey, but very good; the nice 20-ounce carafe of Cotes du Rhone at $24 is a bargain.
Delicious food, although some service bumps. Although they knew it was our anniversary, never acknowledged (a minor quibble). Server dropped check without asking as we were finishing dessert. We ordered an after-dinner drink and coffee, and server seemed to complain under her breath when delivering. Might have been a misunderstanding, but it sort of hurt the mood.
Overall the experience was all right, but probably won't go back. The salmon dinner was fishy, the potato puffs that came with the prime rib were just like potato chips and the selection of side vegetables is extremely limited. The service was fair, we had to ask several times to have dishes removed from the table once we were done with them.
Friendly hostess, great & informed bar tender and attentive wait staff
I expected Baltazar quality food and service, was disappointed with both.
One of my NYC faves
Always fun time with great food
The best fries in NYC !!
Amazing food , great ambience and good customer service..
Bartender came up with great drinks. Food was great
Love this place!! Never had a bad meal or a bad experience here. Food is delish! Best steak frite in the city for my money and service is always on point!
This was my first time at Cherche Midi and it surely won't be my last. The restaurant has a cool yet high-end vibe. (I still can't believe that fabulous restaurants like Cherche Midi have found their way to Houston & Bowery!) The food was absolutely delicious, the service was first-rate (our waiter was so attentive and so charming!), and the prix-fixe lunch (which I did not expect the restaurant to offer) was a real bargain. I can't wait to return! Next time, I'll try dinner.
Warm, inviting space with terrific food. We went for lunch and will definitely return for dinner.
After reading few ecstatic reviews, decided to try this spot ourselves. Well, I'm starting to suspect food critics in extreme bias, as this place is truly forgettable. Except great waiters,waitresses and nice, pseudo-Parisian decor, there is nothing to be particularly excited about. Best advise: skip it.
Such a great restaurant!!! The niçoise salad is still the best salad in the city...the fries, burgers, drinks, staff (Anna - is the sweetest hostess...she’ll remember your name and favorite food!!!) Hands down the best people and food in one spot
And you can hear people at your table
Meeting friends for brunch. Location was important as we could meet in the middle - classic French bistro Sunday brunch. I found everything " fine" . Menu as expected, service as expected. No issues at all, just don't need to go to Bowery fro brunch when I live UES. Plenty of "fine" brunch spots closer.
very authentic french bistro esque vibe...great service interesting food
Very poor service. They were trying to rush our table the entire time. Food also overrated
Always liked Mcnally's spots. From back in the Odeon days till now this guy knows how to do a NYC restaurant. Always feel comfortable going to any of his places. Food is consistantly good as well as the service. Went on my Birthday this time. Could have gone anywhere.
Always love this restaurant. Excellent food and friendly service if a little slow at times. Relaxed warm atmosphere. Kale salad, Farro risotto and pot de fromage (?) were all perfect tonight but the food is always great.
Ended up closing out the night. We didn’t even realize the time but the staff let us sit and talk the night away. Really delicious food, amazing service, great ambiance coupled with good friends made for a stand out night. Thank you, Cherche Midi!
Attentive service. Cosy
Delicious meal with great service and ambiance. We will definitely visit again soon.
We went with a group of friends during restaurant week.
The food was really good and the ambiance of a true French restaurant.
However, I guess because we were not paying full price, the waitress kept coming back to check if we would ask for the check and leave, which was pretty annoying (therefore the 3 star for service rating).
Prices are steep. A cocktail before dinner, with tax and tip, cost me 17 bucks.
Still, a nice place for a special occasion.
Chose tasting menu of rigatoni.
Avocado&citrus salad was great - delicate delicate that all came together - loved it.
Rigatoni - great textures, but the whole dish didnt have any signature - disappointing, bunch of great ingridients prepared well that were thrown together - no kick at all.
Dessert - disaster!
Cold bread pudding, which was by design?! I sent it back
Cheesecake was bland and uninsteresting, too cold as well - if that makes any sense.
Signature burger was great!
Checked it out for restaurant week and it was yum! The kale salad is amazing. Staff was friendly. Food was good. It was a pleasant surprise.
really enjoyed our Cherche Midi burger and great fries; save room for a fantastic chocolate souffle; round leather seating on left side of the restaurant near bar is cozy; best was the service, leveled our table without needing to ask, actually brought sweetener with the ice tea, a rarity these days, and friendly all the way around.
Was a bit disappointed at their level of service during this visit. Other time when I’ve fined there, the service was far better and impressive. This time the level of service was definitely a notch or two down.
Drinks and the ambiance were nice.
excellent French food, excellent service, very pleasant ambience. good for a date, very classy, informal, cool crowd, excellent cocktails. nice to bring visitors.
Lovely and delicious with a great staff
Cozy bistro with a european feel, good food, hip crowd, service was just ok...
Being a Keith McNally restaurant, Cherche Midi has the potential to be as good as Balthazar but it's missing the energy, the french brasserie flair and the baked goods!
Bring croissants to Cherche Midi! What's a french bistro without croissants at minimum!!
Food was amazing and service was just the right amount of friendly and knowledgeable!