Bagatelle - NY

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571 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Hailing from France, Brand Essence owners Aymeric Clemente and Remi Laba teamed up in February 2008 to create a restaurant that is wholly French Mediterranean in atmosphere and cuisine. The ambiance is reminiscent of a bustling Parisian bistro, with classic decor and architecture paired with chic and bold artwork., lively music, and a relaxed yet sexy vibe, making you feel as if you've escaped to Europe if only for a day.
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Sun 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Mon - Wed 5:30PM - 10:30PM
Thu - Fri 5:30PM - 7:00PM

What 571 People Are Saying
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T
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Hay que vivirla.

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T
Toronto
25 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Great steak and seafood. A bit overpriced but not ridiculous. Service was good and the place itself is beautiful.

OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It was our 15 year wedding anniversary and we heard about how fun this place was. It wasn’t until about 1040-11 when the music started getting live. We made our reservations at 8:30, had I known it started later I probably would’ve pushed my reservations back more. I think this needs to be stated in the review however I would definitely recommend it because the music, ambience, food was really great! Such a fun place!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Had very bad oysters and a very rude waiter. The manager was very nice.

JP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food and service was great but this is not what I’d consider a “bistro”. Additionally we were rushed out as soon as the check was paid. We were only seated about 2 hours.

MT
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

At our recent dinner at Bagatelle, we enjoyed the excellent food, attentive service and pleasant ambiance. The menu offered several attractive options, and the wine list provided some very nice pairings.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Reserve una mesa para las 10 de la noche me y tuvimos que esperar 1 hora para que nos den una mesa! El ambiente es muy divertido. La comida normal. Lo pasamos muy bien

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Immediately when we got to the restaurant they treated us with disrespect. They rolled their eyes. The waiter and the manager both yelled were aggressive. There was HAIR in the burrata!!!!

Bagatelle - NY
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. It is very disappointing to know that we fell so far short of our expectations, and most importantly, yours. Please provide me with a little more information, including the name on your reservation, so that I may address this with our team. If you prefer, you may contact me directly at clara@bistrotbagatelle. Warm regards, Clara

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For my friend’s birthday, amazing!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

We booked the table for 22 and it went available only as 00 after we have to complain with the manager. Tho hostess was very rude and didn’t want to solve the issue. Will never go back to this restaurant.

T
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The food was very good. We were out for a design meeting dinner. I rarely say this, but the staff was VERY stuffy and standoffish. The food was pricey, but tasty. The dining room is beautiful. I so wanted to love it as it is right near my office. I will keep dining local and keep reviewing my favorites.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

By way of introduction, simply do not eat at this sad excuse for a dining experience. Our alleged waiter Gregory was unprofessional and rude and was deplorable from the start. Not to mention his disregard for his profession and whatever dignity left at Bagatelle. Further, the restaurant was unnecessarily cold much to match the food. Who has cold food? Really?? I paid over $150 per person for pasta that was cold? I cannot believe I’m writing this as I was expecting to be blown away. I feel like I was robbed. This place is running on reputation alone and if they keep serving guests in this manor they will be out of business before the new year. Don’t eat here and choose a more posh, more fun, and more deliverable restaurant. Bagatelle and Gregory- you should be ashamed.

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Querétaro
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Excelente lugar. Clásico y con una cocina deliciosa. El ambiente buenísimo después de las 10 cuando se convierte de restaurant formal en antro , súper bien!!

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OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite places to eat in NYC

A
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Seems like it fits in well in the Meatpacking District. We came in at 6:30 and there were only a few tables filled, not many more when we left around 8. This was surprising given its reputation. The food was good, especially the leek vinaigrette. I was not wowed by the desserts. The service was pleasant and attentive. Overall though, it was very expensive, even for the restaurant week deal.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food is delectable besides the pizza could be better.
For an upscale restaurant the decor was deceiving.
The website said no sneakers. Yet....

F
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The service was really bad , like they don’t really care about the guests!
And food not good enough,

Bagatelle - NY
Responded on August 19, 2019

Hello, I am very disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your recent experience with us. If you can please provide me with a little more information, including the name on your reservation, I will certainly look into this matter. If you prefer, I can be contacted directly at clara@bistrotbagatelle Thank you.

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OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Tardaron más de una hora en llevar la cena

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience4

The food was ok. The duck was overcooked and everything else was just ok. Service was wonderful.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely Love this place! Amazing food, drinks and music!

L
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter first of all was amazing. He was helpful and fun and very engaging. His suggestions were excellent. Perfect waiter.

DF
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We went there during Restaurant Week for lunch. Cocktails were amazing and so was the first course. The entrees were only “meh.” Great service

OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was outstanding, the food was delightful, the wine list was great but not enough range in prices. Wine great wines in all categories we found this list to be a bit snobbish, but overall a great experience.

B
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthdau celebration during restaurant week!

RG
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

After 2 hours of waiting our dinners, fish of the day and lobster ravioli came out cold. Bad night in the kitchen, they closed the restaurant and compted the whole bill

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Anniversary

FO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

We went during Restaurant Week for their lunch menu. There were 4 appetizer choices and 3 for entrees. We both ordered the gnocchi. When the bill came there was an extra $12 added to the bill. It seems that in very small print under the choice it said that there was an additional $6 for this choice. Neither of us noticed it. It should have been written in the same size print as everything else or the waiter should have asked us if w were aware of it. I'm sorry that I didn't ask to speak to a manager but we were in a rush. Also, I ordered the steak which was very fatty. I guess I should have complained about it at the time but I didn't.

b
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

terrible service, ran out of all cabernet and pizza came out burnt

B
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent eating experience, Fantastic evening! In summary, our experience was spot on. Great quality and Value - The cocktails and the Ribeye were incredible!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

DC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

They weren’t busy and we waited for almost 20 minutes for a waiter come to our table - they were all concerned about getting the table ready for dinner and it was just 4pm. The waitress brought the wrong order and we had to wait the food to get ready again. The wrong order was placed in our bill and we had to request to remove. The atmosphere is nice and the vibe too. The customers dress up nicely. The drinks are good and the food fine to good. However, we don’t feel a need to comeback again. One time was enough.

JV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance and amazing food in the heart of the meatpacking district. Ate outside in beautiful weather but inside is absolutely gorgeous. The truffle gnocchi is a standout. Service also excellent!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I were visiting NYC and we had to come out and party at Bagatelle. We experienced an amazing time. Music was excellent the Dj played the most recent and energetic music. Food was delicious! Highly recommend 👌🏻

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

Words experience ever. We had issue w the staff and manager . I will no longer come to bagatelle

Bagatelle - NY
Responded on July 3, 2019

Hello, I am very disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your recent experience with us. If you can please provide me with a little more information, including the name on your reservation, I will certainly look into this matter. If you prefer, I can be contacted directly at clara@bistrotbagatelle Thank you.

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LM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, perfect atmosphere and excellent service!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall2food5service1ambience3

Terrible terrible service. Worst I’ve had in 10 years in nyc

Bagatelle - NY
Responded on July 3, 2019

Hello, I am very disappointed to hear that you did not enjoy your recent experience with us. If you can please provide me with a little more information, including the name on your reservation, I will certainly look into this matter. If you prefer, I can be contacted directly at clara@bistrotbagatelle Thank you.

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KR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Music was really loud which made you kind of have to yell to hold a conversation. Service was prompt and food and drinks came out quickly. We had the veal and halibut for entrees. Very good.
Pretty good French red wine selection.

OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Sat outside but inside is gorgeous. Highly recommend this place

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best places in NY

SS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Walking up to the restaurant you forget you're in Manhattan as it looks like a small European piazza. The "to share or not to share" options were large enough TO SHARE. Some more than others. all the food tasted fresh, and made with an artistry I could never recreate. I would def go back.