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About Pascalou

Chef owned French, cozy & quaint Upper East Side bistro with innovated French influence.

1308 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10128
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:45pm; Dinner: Monday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:45pm

Cross Street:
93rd Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 534-7522

Website:
http://www.pascalou.info/

Catering:
Dinner parties up to 10, delivered or picked up.

Parking Details:
Street parking with meters available after 7pm. Parking garage also located around the corner.

Public Transit:
4 train to 96th Street, 4, 5 & 6 trains to 86th Street, and M1, M2, M3 & M4 buses to within one block of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Pascal Bonhomme

Private Party Facilities:
The upstairs dining room seats up to 22 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Pascal Bonhomme: (212) 534-7522

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

Pascalou Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Romantic (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Healthy (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
People Watching (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Business Meals (2)
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Fun (2)
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Worth the Drive (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

A very homey place with a French feel. Wonderful menu and everything tastes good. Service is good enough

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Afternoon Tea
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·Dined 6 days ago

A classic Upper East Side cozy restaurant with mostly a clearly local clientele. There used to be so many places like this: casually atmospheric, cozy and friendly, and good food at reasonable prices. It is really lovely. Very convenient to the 92nd Street Y and a very well priced prix fixe.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Great price fixed twilight dinner from 5-6:30. Highly recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This is a delightful bistro -- perfect for a cozy meal for a few friends or a couple. Excellent food -- with a superb brunch, especially "Eggs in a Nest" -- and many good dinner options. A particularly good value for New York City and close to the Guggenheim.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Food was very delicious. Service was fast and great.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Best hidden gem in the upper Eastside. I’ve been going to Pascalou for nearly 20 years, and it only gets better! Traditional French food very well prepared, and an excellent and inexpensive wine list. This is a no-brainer!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

2nd time at this restaurant and we enjoyed our meal. We had escargot and Fois Gras for appetizers, both excellent. My wife and daughter had Skate and they thought it was very well prepared and tasty. I had Duck Leg confit, unfortunately it was dry. It was ok. For dessert we had the soufflé and berry shortcake both very well done. Our wait staff was very attentive and friendly. Cozy upstairs without a lot of noise. Would certainly go again

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

The restaurant overall was lovely. The server was courteous and willing to give suggestions. The food was very good. And the menu was chock full of choices. The ambiance - well the space itself was quaint but we were seated near a table of “extroverts” who seemed to want to share their stories and opinions with the entire restaurant because they were so loud and kind of obnoxious.

It was a cold evening and every time the door opened to slow in newcomers they would hold the door open since there was little room in the entrance for the party to stand and the entire area would grow quite cold. I discovered that there was a second upstairs dining area which was quieter and away from the entrance towards the end of our meal. Had I known this existed I would have asked to sit there ( it was pretty empty when I went in search of the bathroom).

We were celebrating a special occasion and when making the reservation this was shared but the staff did not acknowledge or give us any special attention which is fine but then why ask in the first place?

All in all it was a lovely dinner despite the level of noise and the cold air. I would return but only in the spring/summer/early fall when the weather is a bit warmer.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Having previously enjoyed dinner at Pascalou, my wife and I came in for brunch on Christmas Eve and was surprised to find the place dark, with no one to greet us, and the music at best inappropriate (for brunch in general and for Christmas Eve in particular).

The bread for the French toast was not a quality Challah or even nice French bread — it was more of a hard crusted slice of white bread. They served fresh fruit with it but did not recognize that the fruit should be only berries (but not raspberries) and bananas (and definitely never cantaloupe), which are meant to be eaten with the maple syrup and French toast. They offered a thimbleful of maple syrup, which was inadequate.

Let’s just say, perhaps brunch is not their “thing”.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We each had a different salmon dish and both were cooked perfectly. Waitress was pleasant and efficient. We sat upstairs which was very cozy.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Absolutely outstanding French bistro with a very creative take on traditional bistro fare. Very fresh ingredients and healthy cooking. Neighborhood favorite. Small but charming--try to sit downstairs and avoid cramped upstairs. Highly recommended

Tags: Fun, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

This neighborhood gem never disappoints and always makes us happy. Great choice of dishes and the type of place you’ll want to return to, again and again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Pascalou is my go-to place in this area. Quiet, good food, good service, comfortable. Not as pretentious and over-priced as other restaurants on Madison ave.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Cozy
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Excellent food preparation of standard bistro fare and good service. The prix fixe menu, available before 6.30 p.m. is varied and very good value

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Wonderful! We waited for Lottie who was coming on at 10 pm, but missed her.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Pascalou is my go-to gem in Carnegie Hill for any and all occasions - casual solo lunch, or entertaining a friend for dinner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

I went with a party of 4 and we were promptly seated upon arrival. We all ordered different entrees but each was outstanding. I would definitely go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We had amazingly good food here. The duck confit and the filet mignon were outstanding.

Tags: Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 27, 2017

a real find uptown for good cooking and nice service!

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food is always delicious.

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

French restaurant, healthy, cozy.
Family friendly.
Kind service.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Pescalou always delivers! Tasty food, excellent presentation and reasonable prices. This is my go to restaurant on the upper east side! Particularly attractive is their prefix twilight dinner and prefix lunch menus!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I was looking for authentic French cuisine and Pescalou delivered. Attentive service, cozy atmosphere, high quality yet reasonably priced food and wine. I look forward to returning.

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had a delicious Sunday lunch. The brunch menu was very tempting but I decided to have the Niçoise salad with grilled salmon, which was excellent. One friend had the crab cake and salad. The other friend had the onion tart. Both seemed to thoroughly enjoy their meal. We shared the French apple tart with vanilla ice cream. We all said we would definitely come back even though the restaurant is quite small and the tables are very close to each other.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

My rave is for the excellent late-lunch three eggs and ham plate. My wife said her scallops were good. The desserts were over the top refreshing.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

I love this restaurant. Delicious food - especially the calve's liver!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Twilight menu items were smaller than regular items on menu. Would have been nice to have known this in advance.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

My friend and I celebrated her birthday with dinner at Pascalou. The meal was excellent - escargots and breast of duck for me; pate and lemon sole for her. And the two desserts we shared - Chocolate Souffle and Warm Strawberries - were superb. The place is cozy - maybe a bit too cozy for my liking; since it's very small, it feels cramped and claustrophobic.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We have eaten here often and have never been disappointed. Food is excellent and atmosphere strikes just the right chord.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Had another great meal.came here with 4 other friends. We had the skate and spaghetti pomodoro with goat cheese, pesto and parmasan on the side to add if you like. Everything was delicious including the salads and bread pudding desert. We had the twilight dinner which is great value.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Love the variety of pascalou’s menu. Wonderful appetizers make a great light meal. Fish entrees were excellent. Our server was charming and provided excellent service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always reliable, very tasty, varied menu. We love coming here after visiting the Met Museum.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Loved the lunch. Fresh and delicious. Service friendly and prompt.

Tags: People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great restaurant - recommend it highly!!!

Variety, excellent food and ambiance - a terrific place to dine

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Authentic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

The price fixed is the best value in town. The food is delicious the service is terrific and for a great price.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Stopped by for week-day lunch. Close to Guggenheim Museum. Did the 3-course lunch menu....salad, duck and chocolate mousse for dessert. Delicious and excellent value. Charming cafe interior. Good spot if you are in the neighborhood.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Extensive (if a bit scattered) menu with some French classics and Asian-fusion dishes. We went for an early dinner, trying to make a movie afterwards, and found the early bird prize-fixe menu on the back page. For $24.95 you can get a three-course dinner. Choose wisely and it’s a great deal. Quite a number of choices, including mussels vinaigrette, lamb chops, roasted salmon, pasta dishes, etc. Dishes were well executed, but service was uniformly slow. If you’re not in a rush to get somewhere afterward, this restaurant is a great choice. Just allow a minimum of 1-1/2 to 2 hours for the three courses.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I had a reservation for 6:30pm and arrived at that time. There was no table available and I was asked to wait 10 minutes. After more than 10 minutes, my friend said she wanted to go elsewhere which we did. The restaurant seemed hot and noisy. However, I have eaten lunch there a few times and liked the food a lot. Perhaps it is better for lunch than dinner.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Been here a few years ago and came back and it didn't disappoint. Great lunch in the afternoon, will make my way back when I'm back in town again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Met an old friend for quiet conversation. Salad and mussels with a great rose made for a lovely evening. Service and hostess also wonderful. Love Pascalou. Had my birthday party there. Cozy... a special ambiance

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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