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About Papillon Bistro and Bar
Papillon is a stunning classic French Bistro featuring an elegant rustic decor that brings you back through time to a provincial town in France. The exquisite decor is the perfect setting for Papillon's culinary delights. Our ambience is the ideal environment for young professionals to meet and socialize.
New York, NY 10022
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:00am-4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am-4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday 4:00pm-10:30pm
5th Ave & Madison Ave
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Parking garage across the street from Papillon.
E,V train @ 5th Ave
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Papillon Bistro and Bar Ratings and Reviews
Made a reservation for six people @5:00 PM far in advance. Received a call at 3:30 to confirm and was told the dinning room was closed and we were being put up in the bar. When we arrived our reserved table had been given to someone else. We were crammed into small round table. I also noticed today that I was over charged on my bill. Been here many times. This was a poor experience.
We planned to see the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and Saks 5th Ave windows and wanted to find a place to stop for dinner. We looked for a spot a few blocks away as not to get trapped with 'tourist prices" in the heart of Rockefeller Center. Papillon fit the bill perfectly. The place was very charming and it was decorated really cute for Christmas. The building has a lot of character. We ordered a Caesar Salad (very nice) as an appy. He had the sauted Shrimp, I had the spaghetti carbonara. We enjoyed our meals and the pricing was very reasonable for NYC. it was a bit too loud when we were there - as there was a private party close by to where we were seated. That said that December in NYC. I would go back to try again when the area isn't overrun with tourist and holiday parties. Would recommend.
Since the service was so dismal, I tend to think that the manager had a sick day. People waited and waited to order their meal or for their food to come. Once it came, the food was okay (mediocre). The place was pretty and well-located. I felt so sorry for the two young mothers with their fussy, hungry toddlers, who waited for 50 minutes for their food to arrive. The toddlers weren't that good at waiting. The staff (only seen occasionally) acted like they had no idea what was going on . I won't be returning, unfortunately.
This is a great restaurant to visit during the holiday season - the decorations are the best! Staff are friendly (if not a little hurried during a busy session) and the food is good. I took a friend here for dinner before attending Radio City - perfect location. We ordered the mussels (excellent), the beet salad (also pretty good) and the steak tartar (just ok, a little flavourless) to share.
Took a little while to get the check, and they brought us the wrong one at first, but certainly wasn't a significant issue. Would recommend as a solid choice in midtown.
Tremendously disappointing. I have seen this place hoping all work-week long and always wanting to try it when it was less busy, so went in for Sunday brunch. Food was served cold and waitress did not seem to be able to keep up with 5 tables of 2 - 3 apiece. A little business advice: Don't let young adults run your business without a little senior over-sight. Exorbitant price for wine-by-the-glass. Would not recommend going in for anything other than a beer after work - good selection there.
THERE WEB SITE IS VERY MISLEADING, THE PICTURE SHOWS A BEAUTY FULL FRONT PATIO WITH BUSHES AND NICE TABLES BUT ITS THE ITALIAN RESTAURANT NEXT DOOR, THEY MAKE IT LOOK LIKE ITS THEM BUT ITS NOT, THE RESTAURANT IS A DUMP, I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE !!!!!
From the outside everything looks attractive. Inside the decor is nice, but there is a musty smell and everything looks dirty and feels sticky. We were seated in a dark corner with only 2 other people in this very large restaurant. That should of been a hint to leave, but there are not many other places near where we were staying to eat. Food was ok, but I would likely not go back unless I could get a sidewalk table.
The place, with original Soviet times emigré Russian lady pianist, mustachioed Italian with the welcoming manners of a 1910s cavalry officer and entertaining operatic duets, is quite fun and so are the nubile young ladies and cosmopolitan men about town. The menu, with overcooked rice and only a limited choice, is as (un)exciting as the one served at the United Nations' delegates lounge or at an English Public School, but the ambience is far better. The dining area could use a spot of fresh paint, but is comfortable and not exceedingly noisy, and the wine list (this being New York) is not too outrageously prices. Overall, an amusing place. Service is generally included. Expect a total bill of approximately $ 350 for four with 2 bottles of good Argentinian wine.
awful. won't go back anytime soon. soon as we walked in the smell of disinfectant hit us like a sledgehammer and it never dissipated. After being seated it took 15 minutes before we got any water. 20 minutes after that our food arrived. For a restaurant that caters to a lunchtime business crowd the entire experience was unacceptable
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