Bagatelle - NY

4.4
487 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 487 People Are Saying
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London
270 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Bagatelle NY was amazing.
Fantastic front-of-house and waiter who looked after us all night.
Their signature gnocchi was perfect. Sorry... Bagatelle London... it was better than yours and yours was amazing.
Tomahawk steak for three was ample and delightful as was the tuna tartare.
Faultless. A perfect evening.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 2service 5ambience 5

45’ wait with reservation

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1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Posto bello, cibo buono e atmosfere da discoteca, prezzo un Po alto, ma data la tipologia del locale comprensibile

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Very loud in the restaurant

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JM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service (as always) 👌🏽
Polite and funny server (as always) 👌🏽
Fantastic food (as always) 👌🏽
A night to remember (after 7 bottles, not always) 🤫😇🤣🍾🥂

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N
Atlanta
58 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fund place! Great food and excellent service!

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LB
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Ours was a 21st birthday celebration with 7:30 reservation on a Wednesday evening. We were open to and prepared for either a quiet evening or a lively one. This evening was quiet which made conversation easy. The food was delicious and the music was perfect. Our server, Andrea, made the evening special for all. Thank you!

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Todo muy bien

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JK
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been there at least 20 times and it never disappoints. Love the place. Great experience

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Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing! The mushroom risotto is the best

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T
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

I would love to be able to review the food and everything else. Unfortunately we waited over an hour to be seated which is unacceptable. We were too hungry to wait any longer so we left to get food somewhere else...

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JI
Kent
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WOW!! What an amazing restaurant, the food was amazing and the ambiance even better.

A must when you visit NYC.

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and waiters were excellent however the hostess stand workers were so unfriendly and obnoxious. We asked to move our table because they were seating us by the bathroom and they could not be bothered to accommodate us. We finally made it a point to be accommodated followed by the front staff talking terribly about us to our faces. Once we sat down the service was excellent and the food was even better.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sweet surprise with lively hip atmosphere

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SW
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and service. Our waiter was excellent and the food authentic French cooking. But the atmosphere was extremely loud.

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j
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend’ s we’re running late but they never made me feel bad, very courteous. Once we were all there we had a wonderful time the food was amazing.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

El lugar es bonito pero tiene muy mal servicio y al parecer hoy tenían solamente uno o dos meseros y nunca nos trajeron la cena. Era nuestro aniversario y nos lo echaron a perder. Pedimos Champagne y la pusieron a enfriar fuera de nuestra vista, tuvimos que pedirla a nuestra mesa. Le pides algo al mesero o al capitán y se ríen o discuten contigo. No lo recomendamos.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My birthday! They made it extra wonderful! ♥️

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Take my review with a couple grains of salt:

Grain 1 - The last time I went was on a Sunday night. The place was basically all mine. I think only two other parties came through for dinner. So the service was amazing but there was no other option than for it to be amazing.

Grain 2 - I've been there for brunch but that was years ago. The day I visited for lunch we actually left before the situation fully leveled up.

Anyways, I arrived on Sunday night, about 15 minutes early, for my dinner reservation. I was greeted by both the hostess and a gentleman who would end up being my server. He actually seemed more knowledgeable than the hostess. My companion ended up being an hour and a half late! In which time, I got to know the bartender (who lived in Singapore at one time). I cracked jokes with the server too. Meanwhile, I had two "Smooth50" cocktails. It had a citrus taste but I can't remember the ingredients... VERY good though.

When my buddy finally arrived, we were seated quickly. The server very politely and understandably let us know that the kitchen was going to close soon. So we sent our orders in, taking account some of his suggestions. We had the Tuna Tartar and Gnocchi appetizers, followed by the blackened Halibut and the Scalloped Ravioli entrees. I thought the Tuna Tartar was better than the Gnocchi but my companion like them the same. We shared a dessert but I don't remember what it was (Don't read too much into that).

Afterwards, the chef came out to greet us and see how we liked everything. We of course reported that it was all great. I received a cocktail, on the house towards the end (I think they took pity on my having waited forever for my friend to arrive). It was a nice gesture and earned them that final star.

Bottom line: If you've got a free Sunday night, you should go, hang out with the staff for a while and then have dinner. You won't regret it. In fact, you'll try and scheme up excuses to go back. Mark it!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

Reception desk and manager were rude and did not let us sit after making us wait for 30mins

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our waiter was so sweet and helpful. The food was delish. It was VERY off-putting that when we went to sit down we got a stern reminder from the hostess that we would need to leave in 2 hours. We were a party of two and there at the very first seating. There was no way we were going to be there for 2 hours or more. It was just super rude and unwelcoming.

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DL
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place with great food, vibes and people! The food is outstanding!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Do not go there for the food. Service was unacceptable and I will never go again.

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MH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We came early on a Saturday night for a group dinner, I have been here before and the food is great and the vibe, the service is not so great which we knew going in. We arrived 7:15pm to get drinks before 7:30pm dinner, they kept us outside---they could have offered a glass of champagne at the bar while waiting for them to "clear tables" etc. Seems to be a High School hang out -lots of High school kids at large tables--service inconsistent. food is good--save it for brunch unless in HS

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Miami
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lugar excelente para divertirse,cenar disfrutar con los amigos

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TP
London
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Lots of fun. Great atmosphere, delicious food and a great choice of wine. Everyone really enjoyed themselves.

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DP
Mexico City
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything about Bagatelle is simply amazing. Every time I come to this place I love it. Definitely worth the money spent. It’s a place to go out dining and have late night fun.

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All excellent

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M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here on a Sunday afternoon to celebrate my Birthday! Had a great brunch for 8ppl which was like a Saturday night party! Delicious food, great music and atmosphere! Would come back again!

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N
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Food was great. To say this was a trendy party scene, is vastly understating it. After about 9pm-ish this turns into a loud club and you can't hear your date. I wouldn't go on a dinner date or with spouse. This atmosphere was not in any reviews so it was unexpected.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The appetizer was so bad we couldn’t eat it. They recommend something else and didin’t charge us for the appetizer. The music was so incredibly loud that we could not have a conversation anymore while it was not busy on the part where people would should have dancing. There were more tables having diner.

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P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I was not blown away it was okay overall. Food was average service was ok but very slow. The hostess wasn’t friendly at all. I would had expected a better service for a $$ restaurant. If you don’t care much about the food or service it’s a good spot to party.

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DF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love Bagatelle. So much fun. Loved the ambiance, food and great music. Vibe is lively... a great night!

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

Really bad!

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Mexico City
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Increíble lugar y ambiente

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MV
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable!

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E
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Fue malísima experiencia porque reservamos con tiempo porque sabemos que es un lugar concurrido, nos cancelaron un día antes sin más razón que tenían un grupo más grande. Y nosotros que reservamos con tiempo nos quedamos sin reserva para cenar. Muy mal bagatelle.

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PL
Montreal
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good good, but noise and expansive. The decoration is nice.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Todo optimo ,buena comida ,buena música ,ambiente muy agradable ,precios razonables

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Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

If you like art and enjoy some new fusion

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