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Paname French Restaurant

4.1
139 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Sunday Lunch
Innovative cuisine....Artfully presented. Chef/Owner at Paname turns out some of the city's most creative fare - spectacular array of fresh seafood and pasta dishes. We offer Prime Black Angus steak and chops, featuring tantalizing appetizers and main courses, prepared in traditional French and contemporary style. Dessert is not to be missed! Great Bar Menu as well - New York Best Value!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, French American, Fusion / Eclectic
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 12:00am - 3:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
3pm Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm dinner reservations are a must for your open table menu
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Phone number
(212) 207-3737
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 56th Street & 57th Street
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 139 People Are Saying
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Meeting friends. Delicious. Attentive servers. Liked the additional small gifts of food in between courses!

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Excellent service and food is terrific

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2.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Boudin noir was crunchy—very unappetizing. Waitress, while clearly new, was kind and accommodating.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Excellent meal with prompt, friendly service. I've eaten at Paname several years, and each time I've enjoyed a great meal.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Food is very nicely prepared with a beautiful presentation - the deserts are artistic masterpieces

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2018

I like the place very cozy, for the food just a suggestion to the chef no garlic in the vodka sauce 😜

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3.0Dined on March 16, 2018

A mild disappointment. Nothing was bad; nothing memorable. The place is tired, the plastic coated menus more appropriate to a greasy spoon.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Nice spot. The restaurant is small and intimate and also very quiet. The food was well prepared and the presentation was very good. We had escargot, steak, tuna tartare and the portions were relatively large and the service was very good. I will be back as it was most certainly a great place for a business lunch with good prices, good service and good food.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

An inviting neighborhood French restaurant. Food is wonderful; also fun to sit at the bar for dinner.

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Not my first visit but definitely the best. A reasonable 3-course prix fixe menu, in which the food was really good, and the service pleasant. And quiet enough to talk. Will definitely return. I recommend it!

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1.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Service was not good at all. Will not dine here again.

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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

Local favorite featuring authentic French food and a warm, charming, casual, typically French ambiance. Chef and inspired owner Bernard and his dedicated staff are genuine, professional, and you can tell they genuinely care about your experience from start to finish. Portions and complimentary bites that sprinkle your table throughout your meal are generous. Great for a romantic evening out, or a large group of celebrating friends. The storefront is unassuming so I imagine neighborhood folks pass this by. Make sure you go in the next time! Fortunate to have these tasty French delights and good people in Midtown East!

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4.0Dined on December 27, 2017

We ordered Prix-Fixe dinner menu. 3 courses at $43(!), and the portion was pretty big. That was very good deal.
And food was very good, and my friend & I both liked the atmosphere. Very cozy and Neighborhood French restaurant.
It seems they have very good brunch menu too. I def try it soon!

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4.0Dined on December 10, 2017

The menu has a wide range of options to accomodate almost any taste, and the food was nicely prepared and beautifully presented.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

What a pleasant surprise. Elegantly presented, sumptuous French food, served up in a cozy neighborhood storefront. Little extras like an amuse bouche, soup palate cleanser between courses, and house made cookies to finish the meal, are all unexpected delights. Attentive service capped a perfect dining experience. Will definitely come back for more.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

I love Paname. superb food wonderful service. It is a gem and I'm lucky to have it in my neighborhood

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Love this place. Just visited for the third time and it is always welcoming and terrific .

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5.0Dined on December 2, 2017

I really liked the atmosphere; it can be difficult to find quiet restaurants that don't cost an arm and a leg, so to speak. The wait staff answered any questions I had and gave excellent service. The only drawback for me was that the menu only included a few items that I really liked since I'm a picky eater. I generally eat seafood and very little pasta. I had a beet salad to begin with that was so-o delicious. My main course was one of the best chicken dishes I've had in a long time; the fact that wine was used in its sauce probably increased its deliciousness.

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4.0Dined on November 30, 2017

Excellent service and delicious and creative food,,in the French style..great wine choices..and a friendly atmosphere..and youncan hear yourself think here..

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4.0Dined on November 19, 2017

Paname has a great prix fixe menu, with a great many options. It's quiet, and the service is unobtrusive. It's almost always empty when we go (Sunday evenings), but it's been around a long time. I hope it continues to thrive.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

A charming but unpretentious neighborhood French bistro. Caesar salad, crabcake appetizer, boullabaise, and lobster ravioli in cream sauce were traditional but very good (and a good value), and the chocolate volcano dessert was great. Only criticism is that the music from the bar seemed a little loud, though not quite loud enough for us to ask that it be turned down.

What impressed us most on our first visit was that the owner took great pleasure in greeting his guests, many of whom were regulars--we could see why. We'll definitely be going back.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Very good food and excellent service. The only slightly weak tasting caesar salad was a slight negative. The pork dish was outstanding as was the taster of the cauliflower cream soup. Definitely recommend this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent food and service! Good atmosphere , pleasant waitress, very good for an early diner or a Saturday brunch.

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4.0Dined on October 28, 2017

We went for brunch. Nice menu, very few people there.

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2017

Excellent food, excellent atmosphere, excellent service and a great welcome. Thank you Bernard and your team!

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

The appetizers were excellent - crab cakes, escargot, beet salad. The entrees were excellent - bouillabaisse, sole. The amuse bouches were a nice surprise. Unfortunately, we all had the crème boulet and it wasn't very good. I'm sure if I had any other dessert I would have given them 5 stars for food.

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5.0Dined on September 6, 2017

Exceptional service, very good food and some special treats. A great experience!

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5.0Dined on September 6, 2017

Paname was absolutely lovely!
We had the prix fixe dinner and it was fantastic!
I had the baby octopus and my partner had the crab cake starter. We both had the lobster ravioli as a main. Everything was amazing!
Our server was terribly pleasant and we enjoyed ourselves immensely.
We will be back!

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2017

Great food at a great price. Very nice people and very good service.

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4.0Dined on August 27, 2017

Gourmet food at more than reasonable prices. I had escargot in little yummy hollowed-out red potatoes and a great garlic-basil dipping sauce, spaghetti bolognese made with ground sirloin and a great chocolate mousse cake. A glass of wine or a cocktail is included in the prix fixe of $28.00. The glass of rose was so good, I had another. Lots of choices in the three offered categories.

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4.0Dined on August 19, 2017

Lovely, low-key restaurant with excellent food and a charming staff. The bouillabaisse was delicious – recommend it highly.

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

This restaurant is truly a wonderful French restaurant in Manhattan. The menu offers many choices. Everything was well prepared and beautifully presented. The chef gives amuse bouchée between courses. We felt as if we were in Paris. This restaurant is truly a neighborhood gem.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

We've enjoyed very much a birthday celebration with friends at Paname. The three-course prix-fixe had plenty of choices, and everyone could taste the various food while sharing the appetizers. The presentation of every plate was outstanding. Service was very attentive and friendly and the quiet ambiance allowed for plenty of conversation. Paname is recommended to any lover of French food in NYC.

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2017

The food was phenomenal, everything was tasty and delicious. The place was quiet, great for chatting with friends like I did but also great for a date.

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2.0Dined on August 3, 2017

The service was lovely in this quiet little spot. Unfortunately, the food was not as great. The prix fixe menu has many options, but we wish there had been half as many that were twice as good. We left with fully bellies but probably won't return.

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2017

Good, not great. Looking at the reviews I thought we had found a truly hidden gem. It's food was good, nothing great though to justify those review. I enjoyed my meal for the price point, but with some many restaurants in the UES, I prob won't return.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2017

What a delightful restaurant with generous portions and attentive staff.

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2017

It feels like home. It's delicious. Inexpensive and great selections of food. I would highly recommend this place for family and friends.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Great neighborhood gem. Excellent service. Great bang for your buck 👌🏼

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4.0Dined on July 18, 2017

Lovely bistro w outstanding 2 or 3 course special for lunch. Very good French food, highly recommended for neighborhood eatery.

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