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Permanently Closed - Le Paris

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489 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

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About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Formerly known as Bistro du Nord, the owner P. Laurent has re-invented the decor, food, and ambiance, creating a delightfully modern Parisian style bistro, "Le Paris." The menu offers new and improved dishes as well as the previous three course Pre-Theater Menu, served 5-7p.m. daily. The classic bistro fare includes duck confit, moules marinieres, steak tartar, grilled black angus au poivre, Kobe burger, lamb shank, calf liver, oysters, as well as a tempting fromage du jour and a large selection of wines by the glass or bottle at very reasonable prices. In addition, you can prepare your own fish or meat dishes, "simply done" with a choice of sauce and garnitures. At "Le Paris" you will feel transported to a romantic riverside table in Paris, complete with strains of music francaise and twinkling candlelight - a truly memorable dinning experience.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 289-0997
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Payment options
AMEX, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Patrick Laurent
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Private party facilities
A fee is charged for the rental of the site and meals are offered according to budget per person.
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Private party contact
Patrick or Carmen: (212) 289-0997
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Catering
Catering options are available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
92nd & 93rd Streets
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Public transit
6 train to 96th Street.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
3.7
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 17, 2017

Food was excellent, service was attentive, efficient and friendly.

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3.0Dined on April 16, 2017

A generally decent neighborhood french restaurant. The Easter Brunch pre-fix was a decent deal and the food was tasty. I had the steak tartare and my wife had the smoked salmon eggs. The portions were good sized and generally pretty tasty. I would go back

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2017

Great neighborhood restaurant! Always a good meal. Feels like you are in Paris.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2017

I had the Salmon and string beans and that was the best Salmn I ever had. My husband's steak had a good flavor but he said it was difficult to cut and chew. The salad was quite delicious, too. The service was excellent; we would eat there again...for the Salmon.

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4.0Dined on February 27, 2017

I was very pleasantly surprised by the food; there's been a great leap forward since Bistro du Nord days.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2017

Always consistent and good! Great onion soup & Pate. First class and polite and FAST

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2017

I went for Valentine's Day with my wife to this restaurant. It was our first time at the restaurant. It is a small restaurant with a cute layout. The food was good but over priced in my opinion. The waitress gave great food recommendations. We took our own bottle of wine and there was a small corking fee of $20.

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4.0Dined on January 28, 2017

Rather similar to Pascalou three doors down. Only sour note was the cost. I'm going to start writing down the prices given on the internet menu and holding places to them.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2017

Delicious food as always. The Coq au Vin is better than in France and onion soup is to perfect for chilly weather. The only downside is that the tall blonde waitress seemed to rush us, even though plenty of tables were available.

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4.0Dined on January 21, 2017

Good French food accompanied by French music. Good place to take the family but make a reaservation because seating is limited but worth it.

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4.0Dined on January 8, 2017

Le Paris is a neighborhood French restaurant that is neo bistro in atmosphere and menu. I say neo because it is a small place (bar and a few tables street level, more tables on flight up) with a modest but comprehensive menu and daily specials which are usually the way to go (but the pre fixe menu is the cheapest way to go). The service is exceptionally friendly and a single diner will feel comfortable here.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2017

As always, exquisite food, beautiful atmosphere, attentive staff. It was pretty empty due to the weather but everything was great. Go for the profiteroles!

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2017

Good French Bistro. Excellent French standards (onion soup, pate, coquille St. Jacques, profiteroles) and reasonable wine list.

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4.0Dined on January 5, 2017

Had lunch today with four friends- everyone left very happy! The onion soup was perfect, steak tartar was great, moules frites super as were all the lunch salads! Perfect destination after a visit to the Jewish Museum around the corner.

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2016

Overpriced, food not good, waiter pushy

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3.0Dined on December 25, 2016

Liked most of it.
I wish the dishwasher was awake that day. Fish-smell wine glass and dirty plates ruined the whole experience of the restaurant. Also, we ordered medium-rare but they cooked to super well-done. these are critical mistakes a restaurant can make.

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3.0Dined on December 23, 2016

Well, although we've eaten there many, many time, we hadn't been there in about a year. I was excited to look at their menu on Open Table, noticing they had seemingly changed it back to what it was a few years ago when it was a great place. Well. The menu on Open Table was an old one and in fact the menu Friday night is exactly why we stopped going.

I'll say the Onion Soup was good (not great mind you) and I had it with the minute steak from the pre theatre menu, which was horrible, embarrassing for a restaurant to serve. My wife's dinner was equally forgettable.

In addition, they've taken their by the glass Red wine prices up to the $14-$16 range, very pricey for what the place is.

We won't be going back. Too bad.

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4.0Dined on December 14, 2016

They have a lot of new staff so obviously working out the kinks.
The atmosphere has changed from a serene neighborhood dining place to a bit more frenetic including the music...my issue with them at the moment is that they did not give me Open Table credit...over all still a good neighborhood restaurant.

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4.0Dined on December 6, 2016

we go to this restaurant as one of our go to restaurants in the neighborhood

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2.0Dined on December 4, 2016

Went to this place for a brunch date. The food was amazing the service was a bit strange due to the fact that one waiter kind of just dropped off a cappuccino at our table and walked away. He didn't even ask who it was for. We had to call over another waitress to make sure it was a cappuccino and then we had to switch drinks to get our order right. It was unnecessary extra work. Our food took quite a while to get to us and our server kept forgetting things we had asked him for. Which is understandable since it seemed to be busy. Overall everything was good and the atmosphere of the place is nice.

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2016

Great brunch. Good service and exquisite food!

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3.0Dined on December 2, 2016

Generally charming and welcoming but upstairs is always too crowded, hot and noisy. On this evening, the fabulous front downstairs table they saved for us (and I had requested) would have been too cold whenever someone entered so we sat upstairs. The entire place was jumping with noise; the table next to us had drunk and were so loud it overpowered the room, and the young seemingly inexperienced waiter seemed not to have his act together. The place was so hot we ate very quickly once we got our food and raced out. This is generally a favorite neighborhood place but winter night make it too uncomfortably claustrophobic.

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4.0Dined on November 28, 2016

My brother and I enjoyed our dinner. This was his first time eating French cuisine and he enjoyed. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on November 19, 2016

Terrific all around. Friendly, intimate, good food and good value. Definitely a repeat.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2016

A very good value (between 5 and 7) for three course meals. Along with friends of ours, we have been eating at Paris Bistro for years. The food is always very good as are the wait staff and friendly atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on November 7, 2016

Excellent French Bistro. Food is outstanding. Everything on the menu is delicious.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2016

This restaurant although small in size was "big " in service and delivery! The food was incredibly delicious and the service extraordinary!

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2.0Dined on November 4, 2016

Mediocre food, a ok wine selection, mediocre waitstaff, mediocre ambiance... nothing to brag about.

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4.0Dined on October 15, 2016

Saturday brunch was relaxed and cozy-- conjured memories of Paris. The food was quite good (crepes, fries and champagne), upstairs setting was charming, and the price quite right.

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5.0Dined on October 9, 2016

Food was amazing, however the service was outstanding I think the waiter was called Michael - you should ask for his section as it really made experience very special. Thank you everybody!

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4.0Dined on October 6, 2016

Close to our hotel, this was the perfect spot to have a nice, informal meal after a day of activity.

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2.0Dined on July 31, 2016

used to love their food but was very disappointed this last meal...chef on holiday?

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3.0Dined on July 31, 2016

Service was slow, but the food, location and ambiance sort of makes up for it. Nice UES / Carnegie Hill spot, close to museums.

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5.0Dined on July 28, 2016

Adorable restaurant with great food and friendly service. The downstairs tables are close together but if you want more privacy you can go upstairs.

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5.0Dined on July 3, 2016

Neighborhood gem.

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4.0Dined on June 25, 2016

A neighborhood Bistro that always has good homemade French food. Nothing fancy but the basics always taste good.

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3.0Dined on June 12, 2016

My parents and I stumbled upon this place about 4-5 years ago and every time they come out to visit me from California, they like to come here for lunch (because my dad says its the best onion soup ever). The food here is great (except one time I had mussels that weren't very good) but the service is just lacking. We always just ignored the service because the food was so good but this last time it may have been enough for us to rethink us going here again. Our server was not friendly and made many mistakes on our order to the point that two people were waiting for their food while our other two people had no choice but to begin eating because it was getting cold. And then by the time one of the redone meals came out, it still wasn't right. But instead of asking if she could fix the issue right away (she went to go double check with the kitchen I guess if we really were telling the truth) she waited about 5-10 minutes and then came back and asked if we wanted it redone again the correct way (and the way we had asked for it to be done the first and second times...) it just became so aggravating. There are plenty of other amazing restaurants on Madison and on the same block - but it is a shame that their servers aren't more professional and friendly because even though we didn't frequent there often we were loyal patrons.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2016

Delightful meal on a busy Friday night. This was our first time and we all had the duck entree, which was outstanding. Service is very good and appreciate it that they bring the wine bottle to the table for "by the glass" to make sure you are getting what you order . Busy but friendly. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2016

Under new management, this old standby (formerly Bistro du Nord) delivers delicious food at reasonable prices. It's truly a little slice of Paris right here on the UES. For appetizers, we had the house made burrata, which was wonderful and some salads which were tasty. 3 of us had the lamb shank, which we all loved. One had the calves liver which he deemed the best he had ever had. Desserts were amazing. The tarte tatin and the chocolate cake (can't remember what they called it) were outstanding and plenty for us to share. Service was great, too. We wanted time to visit and didn't want to rush through dinner. They respected that. Overall, super place. Highly recommend if you want a lovely, casual evening.

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2016

Very French with very good food and enjoyable ambiance. Able to hear my lunch partner without straining. In the spring, particularly enjoyed the small table in the front window. The menu is French but with Lenny of choices. Everything from snails to grilled tuna was great.

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