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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (39)
Cozy (19)
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Authentic (12)
Casual (11)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Great for Brunch (7)
Good for a Date (5)
Romantic (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Healthy (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

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 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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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Pascalou is a neighborhood favorite...always good service and good food.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

It was delicious! Only problem was there wasn’t any air conditioning.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent as always

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

I go to Pascalou quite often with friends and family. Last Saturday I went with friends that I have invited there before and another one who had never gone. He loved it and will go back.
It is the restaurant that I prefer for excellent French food. There is a big choice for the early dinner and the portions are fine.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Have dined there for both lunch and dinner on several occasions and each was outstanding. Excellent quality of food and wine; delicious dishes; attentive and responsive services; a very Parisian "feel." Very good value for price.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

The restaurant is small and intimate, very cute. The menu is extensive, it was difficult to make a choice. We had the shrimp appetizer. It was very good, I would love to see that as an entree. It's one of those rare dishes that you remember days later. Our entrees were also very delicious. The desert serving size are big; definitely shareable. The waiter was a bit inattentive but the bust boy was great. Overall, a great experience. I will definitely go back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 20, 2017

A business meeting over lunch was very pleasant on a lovely warm fall day. The salads were fresh with interesting ingredients. Service was initially prompt, but it took forever to get coffee and the check.

Tags: Healthy, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

There were two couples and all of us enjoyed our meals and had excellent service. Highly recommended.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

This was a chance to share a delicious meal and provide a gracious setting for conversation with a dear friend. The service was attentive and yet unobtrusive. Just perfect. We will be back regularly.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Perfect for dinner with a friend. Feels and tastes like a bistro in Paris.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 5, 2017

I have been here many times before and have thoroughly enjoyed it. Tues night, of all nights, they were so crowded, they could not adequately service us. Orders, request, food were all delayed. Food itself was very good but experience unpleasant. Restaurant should have fewer tables and more help.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Nothing to bring me back. Nothing bad just better options nearby

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 1, 2017

The last two times I was here the food I ordered was terrible!
I had ordered the Foie Gras with cranberries and orange which was awful; I sent it back
Foolishly I thought perhaps it had improved! Wrong! Tiny portion of so called foie gras tasted and had the mouth feel of undercooked chicken liver with connecting tissue! There was an over abundance of sauce (perhaps to disguise the poor quality of the whatever it was! Sauce so tart as to pucker my mouth.
My next course was the Tuna tartar which used to be wonderful. Tiny portion of Tuna mixed with enough vinegar for four portions. The vinegar permitted all greens,; another way to disguise portion size, seaweed, and ginger,
The cheese soufflé we had for dessert was, thank goodness excellent.
The proprietor is a sour faced unpleasant "hostess".
We had a lovely eager young woman as our server.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Maitre d' was kind enough to locate us at a quiet table upstairs, and the food is always excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

We've always had a great experience at Pascalou, but our last visit was a bit of a disappointment. My wife's salmon was seriously undercooked. They did take it back and cooked it more thoroughly, but by the time it got back to our table the rice side dish was cold and the vegetables were wilted. They offered us free dessert to make up for it, so that was nice, but it would have been nicer if the food was cooked properly in the first place.

We will be back, though. As I said, normally the food it terrific.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 26, 2017

My husband and I just ate an early dinner there this past weekend. I had the twilight prix fix menu and it was excellent and great value. I had the warm mussel appetizer, the pasta and bread pudding for desert. Everything was excellent. My husband ordered from the regular menu and we both enjoyed the meal and will be returning shortly. The Chardonnay was wonderful !

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Good value especially the twilight menu. Wonderful wait staff

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 16, 2017

Excellent food, good service and good value. Strongly recommended. The only downside is that it is rather crowded.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Always enjoy dining here....feel like in Paris bistro. Excellent service and many choices. Reasonable prices and good size portions

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·Dined on August 10, 2017

This place is simply prfect - great service - great food - what else do you need?

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 6, 2017

It is one of our favorite neighborhood places.
Always good food made with love by owner chef Pascal from local good quality ingredients.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Good food served with a French flair, very reasonably priced, I will be back!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 31, 2017

WE love soft shelled crabs.... went there and had a throughly excellent lunch!
Merci!

Tags: Authentic, Seasonal, Cozy, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

My first time to Pascalou. It's a small place but I didn't feel crowded. They have a very nice prix fixe menu. I ordered the salad, the lamb chops and for dessert, the bread pudding. The salad was very good. The lamb chops were excellent; tender, tasted delicious. I'm partial to bread pudding and this was wonderful.

I will definitely go back and recommend it to anyone.

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