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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

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

99% would recommend it to a friend

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Special Occasion (10)
Romantic (9)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Great for Brunch (4)
Fun (4)
Healthy (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Business Meals (2)
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Worth the Drive (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We went on Valentine's Day and they had a special menu. The food was excellent and the service spectacular. We are looking forward to going back and trying the regular menu. I had stuffed filet of sole and my wife had crispy duck. We were very happy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

We went to our favorite romantic restaurant in the City for Valentines. It did not disappoint.

The hostess Lotti is the one who creates the magic. She is beautiful and charming.

Recommend it highly....

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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

We understand now why this wonderful restaurant has been a mainstay on the UES

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined 6 days ago

The food was really good, very nice ambiance, but our waiter was not nice, i guess he was tired or maybe he had a rough day! The rest perfect!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

We just love the place , I did not want to let everyone know about the gem but have to

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Always a pleasure. Food is delicous with many choises to please all. Service is super! Loved French onion soup on a snowy day; others happy with rare tuna, and seafood risotto. Wine choice of Pouilly Fume was perfect.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Casual, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Nice old fasioned good french food. Increasingly unique in nyc. Pricing fair. Very small so tables close of necessity.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Their early evening prix-fixe is a bargain with many great choices but the best thing about the restaurant is that the food is delicious! and the people who go there are nice and interesting and we had a wonderful conversation with our "neighbors"! It is small - not fancy but a perfect bistrot.. and with Italian and Asian specialties as well as French.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Good food for reasonable price. The lamb chops were delicious! Tables are a bit close together and there are no high chairs, just booster seats.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We went there for a Sunday brunch after going to The Met. It was very good - food was tasty, service was top notch, and the price was very good.

Took a look at the dinner menu, and that look very appealing as well.

This is definitely a place we will return to.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Truly a gem on the UES. Perfect spot for an after the museum, tho I understand brunch is superb, too. Lovely atmosphere, professional staff and delicious food.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Pascalou has excellent imaginative dishes and the staff is usually efficient and friendly. However, our waiter was not at all interested and was almost surly. It was a real turn off.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

We have had lunch here many times. It is usually good and occasionally better.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 22, 2018

The only down to this was the uncomfortable chairs at the round table up front. Really good food and nice service. Well worth the cost.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Small, quaint and delightful on main level, not so much on upper level. Food is wonderful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

One of our favorite local spots.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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 on January 16, 2018

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 28, 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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 (Columbus)·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 23, 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 16, 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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 (New York Area)·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 9, 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 6, 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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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 1, 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 November 30, 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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 (San Francisco)·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 18, 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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