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Paradou

3.6
735 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining

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About

Paradou, in Manhattan's Meat Packing District, serves upscale, modern French cuisine for dinner, as well as for a popular brunch service, in its bright eatery adorned with real foliage. The aioli de la mer platter, laden with 9-spiced tuna, grilled sardines, boquerones, crab-stuffed artichokes, vegetables and saffron aioli, makes a welcoming appetizer option. Some of Paradou's specialty dinner entrées include the grilled and dry aged shell steak entrecote with potato gratin, the poulet au lemon sage marinated Amish chicken with ratatouille and the happy piggie pork belly with andouille powder and beet puree. Paradou also has a vegetarian dish of the day, as well as a slew of desserts made fresh everyday.

Paradou's brunch entrées, such as the wake and bake, with two sunny side up eggs, melted cheese and andouille sausage pieces, perfectly accompany the champagne cocktail specials.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Provencal
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday 11:00am-4:00pm & Sunday 11:00am-7:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Wednesday 6:00pm-11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday 6:00pm-1:00am. We are closed Mondays.
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Phone number
(212) 463-8345
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kfir Ben Ari
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Private party facilities
Our restaurant can be rented out in its entirety for a private event or our garden area can be rented for a semi-private event. Paradou has done everything from weddings, to birthdays, to product launches. Paradou can accommodate events up to 100 guests.
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Private party contact
Vadim: (917) 348-1210
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Catering
We offer catering services reflective of our menu and style - Casual Provencal. We can cater events up to 75 people.
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Cross street
9th Ave & Washington St
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Parking details
The Meatpacking District is one of the few areas in New York City where street parking is easily available.
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Public transit
A,C,E subway @ 8th Ave & 14th St 1,2,3 subway @ 7th Ave & 14th St
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Entertainment
SUNDAY BUBBLES & BEATS BRUNCH - Make your reservation for after 3:30PM and enjoy our fabulous guest DJs in the garden while enjoying unlimited champagne cocktails and delicious food!! We do a wide range of wine tastings, cheese tastings, special menu dinners. THE PARADOU 90: HAPPY HOUR A LA FRANCAISE!!! Because after a day at the office, any office, you need some time to unwind. Talk about the boss, the client, or just breathe. Join us Monday - Friday, 6 - 7:30PM. GLASSES OF HOUSE RED, WHITE, ROSE OR BEER ONLY $5 EACH TASTY PLATES OF CHEESES, PATES & SALUMI ONLY $5 EACH
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Special events & promotions
Every Saturday & Sunday - The Best Brunch Deal in Town!!! Unlimited Champagne Cocktails with Choice of Entree only $30!!! SUNDAY DJ BRUNCH - Bubbles & Beats!! Special Sunday brunches now last all day long from 11AM to 7PM DJ Starts at 3:00PM in our fabulous Garden!!! Free Wine Tuesdays - First we said we would do this until the Dow was back over 12,000. Then we just decided to keep doing it. Make a dinner reservation for Tuesday night and get a free bottle of wine!!! One per table
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.6based on all time ratings
3.7
food
3.5
service
3.5
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
72% of people would recommend it to a friend
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1.0Dined on November 4, 2016

Restaurant was closed - I did not get a notification, and once I realized (the evening of) OpenTable wouldn't let me make a different reservation that conflicted with the time.

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1.0Dined on October 1, 2016

I made reservations for 3:30, when we arrived they told us we still need to wait 15 minutes which would have been fine except we didn't get seated for over AN HOUR LATER. While we were waiting the guy at the door basically told us that even though we've been waiting a while don't let that be an excuse to stay long because " he goes home when we go home and he wants to go home." Once inside we were sat in their"garden" which is a very tiny space where you're crammed at your seat with very little space to even move your chair back. They did however give us champagne as soon as we sat down, so now we were thinking our brunch experience would finally be turned around but no. The waiters asked which juices we would like to mix or champagne with and came back with two dirty glasses which looked poorly cleaned if cleaned at all. When i asked for another class she replied " Oh that's from the strawberry juice from earlier" with no apology or regard to potential allergies. They took our food order pretty quickly however we didn't receive our food for another hour later. The music was HORRIBLE, they seemed to be playing songs from youtube scrambling between workers to find a song to follow the last ( listening to the music from Revel next door would have been a better option). Finally, most tables seemed to be clearing out since it was a little after 6... we however were still not at our 2 hour limit which was promised, so then a worker turns off the music and tells us that we need to leave. We respond that we paid for 2 hours as did everyone else today and should be respected of that 2 hour limit he then began to yell at us to get out and told the waiters to start clearing off our table (which they did). We were rushed and yelled out and we requested to speak to the manger. The manger could care less about our complaints he replied with sarcastic comments and carried on smoking his cigarette. This was hands down the worst brunch experience i ever had.

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4.0Dined on September 10, 2016

Very nice atmosphere, good food, good service. Overall a very nice experience. I would definitely return.

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4.0Dined on August 28, 2016

Delicious dishes (Lobster roll just perfect) . Best service ever.

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1.0Dined on August 25, 2016

The experience was fantastic until the next day when I realized that they had gotten our bill all wrong. While it was my fault for not checking before I paid, they had gotten all the orders wrong and ended up charging an extra $50. In addition, I didn't realize that tip was already included, so I paid an extra $100, and no one had the integrity to tell me that I must have missed the included gratuity. This seemed like more than just an oversight - it feels like the waitstaff knew we would be drinking and intentionally messed up the bill to get more money out of us. This has never happened to me and was the worst dining experience I've ever had.

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4.0Dined on August 21, 2016

Perfect for birthday celebration. The atmosphere was fun and vibrant. Everyone was enjoying themselves and the brunch special was a really great deal. It was really loud and hard to talk, but it wasn't a problem. We enjoyed the music and had a great time.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2016

Great place!

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3.0Dined on July 30, 2016

We didn't sit down until one and half hours after our scheduled reservation. They felt bad, but we didn't receive any type of compensation for the huge inconvenience. In addition, their policy is you get to stay seated 2 hours, but because the party before us went over, they kicked us out prior to our scheduled time.

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4.0Dined on July 17, 2016

A group of 5 of us went to Paradou on a really hot Sunday morning for brunch. Because of the way the restaurant is set up, we were sitting in the courtyard with the sun shining directly on some of us. There didn't seem to be much air moving around, so it grew hot pretty fast. We asked to be moved to a shaded area, as the sun seemed to be just in our spot. The hostess wasn't very nice at all, and wouldn't allow us to move. There were 2 empty seats and we were just going to shift over as the seats were right next to us. When one of my friends started seeing black spots and was about to faint, one of the kind waiters (I didn't catch his name) was able to move us over. Just a side note that none of us were drinking anything except coffee and water. Anyway, besides that, the food was tasty and the atmosphere was a plus.

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5.0Dined on July 17, 2016

I loved it but my only complaint is that it got pretty hot on the rooftop! Wish they had one or two more fans going.

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5.0Dined on July 16, 2016

Honestly the best brunch I've been to in NYC.

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2016

I love the patio, great spot for brunch! The wait staff is great and super nice and accommodating. Also, unlimited mimosas for 2 hours is always a plus :)

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2016

The service was outstanding! The entire atmosphere made us feel like we were back in Paris on our Honeymoon! Salmon tartar was amazing! We will be going back!

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2.0Dined on June 19, 2016

Very vibrant - but also very noisy - the volume of the music made people shout to hear each other and when the whole room was doing this - it took much away from the experience. The food and staff were pleasant.

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4.0Dined on June 2, 2016

I was on the look-out for steak frites and they had a really good one with a Roquefort sauce.
Great burrata and a weird but delish Amaish bacon.
Nice and quiet on a recent Thursday evening, despite the Meat-pak location. Like .

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2.0Dined on May 28, 2016

We were visiting New City from Texas. This place had good reviews and an intriguing menu. They had a great brunch special ($30 for bottomless mimosas and an item off of their brunch menu) We called to ask for reservation times and the woman who answered the phone was extremely rude saying we don't have any reservation times. When we asked about booking one of the open reservation times on OpenTable and she promptly said those are not available and we will cancel any reservation made through the website. Despite this we made the reservation through OpenTable and figured it was worth a shot as we really wanted to try the restaurant. To our delight the reservation was honored we were sat within 10minutes of arriving. From being sat the experience was less than enjoyable. The waiter was scattered brained and impossible to hear. Even after saying multiple times "we cannot hear you" he refused to speak louder. He had to come back 2 times to confirm our order in addition to two other staff members confirming the order. Our order still came out wrong and the food was disappointingly mediocre. The mimosas were also terrible. The champagne was sour and bitter and despite what flavor we tried (they have multiples) the flavor never got better. Overall our experience was not satisfactory and I would not recommend this place for brunch.

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2016

The food was fine. We shared delicious French toast, and a wonderful omelette. The portions were not the size you get in a diner, but the food was superior and the portions were adequate. For dessert we shared a crepe filled with wonderful chocolate and orange flavors.

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2016

Be prepared, it gets LOUD in here, especially an hour in to the unlimited mimosas! The food was great, but what made it so memorable was the incredible service. I wish I had learned our waiter's name, he was amazing, attentive, funny, helpful, and always there with a fresh pitcher of drinks when we needed one! Thank you so much!

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4.0Dined on May 8, 2016

At first when I walked in there is small room with a small bar I was afraid my Mom and family wouldn't like it for Mother's day. We were then led to the backroom which was a bigger tent that was directed nicely. It had a fun vibrant scene. Good for groups not a lot of space at the table. The menu is funny and unique with a lot of good options. They have a good drink brunch option $30 for unlimited drinks that were good Mimosa bellini etc and an entre. I would definitely recommend this place for brunch. The service was great and the price was doable.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2016

LOVE this place. Amazing for brunch! Such a cool vibe and very reasonable price

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3.0Dined on April 23, 2016

Can't sit in the garden area unless you have a large group +10.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2016

The music, the ambiance, the crowd made this restaurant a terrific place to be. The food was good, nothing extraordinary, but the high energy level becomes intoxicating. Fun restaurant for groups although there were lots twosomes.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2016

Had a great time at brunch. Noisy restaurant but fun atmosphere outside in the greenhouse area. Food was delicious! The Bellini's were delicious and there were many flavors to choose from. I really enjoyed the eggs and polenta.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2016

Relaxed restaurant with really good food.
Dined early evening mid-week so really quiet. Food excellent, my steak was cooked just as I wanted.
Very attentive and helpful staff.
Definitely one to go back to.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

Went here for my birthday brunch. It's a energetic environment & for the price, the food was great so were the drinks!

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3.0Dined on January 10, 2016

We arrived at Paradou for our 11am booking and the restaurant was just opening up and the staff were not ready for us. They were not too friendly and welcoming , I felt like we had intruded in their space. We were the only table seated for about 20 minutes and had to ask 3 times for a pot of hot water for our tea. The food was fine, I enjoyed the tuna salad. We were not offered refills for our coffee, perhaps this was not included. Ambience was nice when more diners arrived. Pricey for the food we ordered.

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2016

Great service here, really fun atmosphere and staff immediately put you at ease. Unlimited champagne cocktails were both delicious and deadly! Food was fabulous, I had the streak which was cooked to perfection and my partner had the duck which was also delicious. We would highly recommend for a fun brunch!

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2.0Dined on January 1, 2016

Paradou was a great disappointment. Booked for late morning January 1st brunch, and couldn't wait to leave. The main room in the back is clearly oriented for younger crowd looking for some quick drinking. Very noisy and loud music. Tables are cramped, to the point that staffed told us to seat straight at the table so everyone can fit. Staff, with one exception, was absurdly impolite and with such improper attitude that I can only understand by they being used to mistreat younger crowds. Food was underwhelming. By contrast, the very small room in the front looked as a completely different restaurant. Calm and cosy, even with different music. But we only realized it on the way out...

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1.0Dined on December 31, 2015

Wow what a disappointment last time there they had 1/3 of what was on menu used to be so good now sad

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4.0Dined on November 29, 2015

We had reservations for 2 but the dining area in the back was as loud as being in a club (yes we are old at heart). But it was great. Good food good service and good company. I would go back

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5.0Dined on November 27, 2015

The DUCK REUBEN is one of the best things ever! Also, the unlimited champagne lunch with a handful of different flavours should not be missed.

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5.0Dined on November 22, 2015

The garden room is super cute, but it definitely gets loud on weekends. They start your drinking time at the time of your reservation if you're there or not

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5.0Dined on October 30, 2015

I had such an amazing time there after work on Friday! The food, drinks and staff were simply amazing! Looking forward to having brunch there.

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5.0Dined on September 19, 2015

Brunch at Paradou was phenomenal. Service and food alike were top notch and it didn't hurt that our champagne glasses were never empty! Highly recommend for a group brunch! We will be back.

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2.0Dined on September 12, 2015

service was laughable, sat there for 25 minutes before even being approached by a server.

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4.0Dined on August 27, 2015

I have now gone for brunch and dinner and love this place. The garden is quaint.

Just go for brunch or early dinner. The neighborhood - Meatpacking - turns into club land after the dinner hour. Nothing to do with the restaurant itself, just not a fun exit from a wonderful dinner.

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3.0Dined on August 8, 2015

I knew Paradou as a really good brunch place and wanted to check it out for dinner. Unfortunately the sliders were too dry, pasta was overcooked and lacking spices. Apart from the food experience, we were told that we can't move our reservation to 9pm and were rushing to the place to be on time at 8:30 - but half of the tables were empty also at 9pm.

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4.0Dined on August 7, 2015

Food was enjoyable. We had a table in the back garden and it was great. The waiter was very helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Would recommend.

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3.0Dined on July 9, 2015

Service could not have been better -- attentive, enthusiastic and accurate. Food was all enjoyable if not particularly memorable. Ambiance was lively without being obnoxious.

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4.0Dined on June 19, 2015

the back patio seating is chic and quaint. The lamb and beef sliders are delicious!

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