About Le Parisien

Le Parisien is the go-to neighborhood bistrot for Murray Hill, offering classic French food like steak frites, escargots and moules marinieres, paired with a well-edited list of french wines.
Chef Johnathan Masse brings his expert knowledge of comfort food, having most recently served as sous chef at the Waverly Inn, and also for Chef Jonathan Waxman of Barbuto. Along with owner Christian Merand, formerly of Jean-Claude in Soho, they have created a restaurant that focuses on serving consistently great traditional food with a lively and unmistakeably French atmosphere.

Also open daily for lunch and brunch on weekends.

163 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
lunch and dinner 7 days / week
Brunch Saturday and Sunday

Cross Street:
3rd Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 889-5489

Website:
http://leparisiennyc.com/

Parking Details:
Take the #6 train to 33rd Street.

Executive Chef:
Johnathan Masse

Additional:
Beer, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Le Parisien will be open on Christmas Eve.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Come celebrate New Year’s Eve with us ! Le Parisien will be serving a $55.00,3 course Prix FIxe menu.Seatings at 6pm,6.30 pm,7.30 pm,8pm,9pm and 9.30 pm

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Le Parisien Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (38)
Authentic (29)
Casual (29)
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Cozy (24)
Good for a Date (23)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Romantic (14)
Fun (11)
Creative Cuisine (11)
Great for Lunch (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Great for Brunch (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Special Occasion (5)
Business Meals (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good for Groups (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
People Watching (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 4 days ago

I had the trout and it was excellent, my wife had the salmon and she said it was also excellent.
I would definitely eat their again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (London)·Dined 5 days ago

We've been to La Parisian several times and always enjoy the delicious and authentic French cuisine. The menu is not too big or too small but just right. I had the roasted artichoke salad and it was well prepared and the mussels with tomatoes and chorizo and amazing fries. Cant' wait to go back!

Tags: Late-night Find, Sunday Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Great little piece of France in Manhattan. Authentic and well-executed choices across the board. Nice wines at value prices.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 7 days ago

Cozy little French restaurant with delicious food. Just what we were looking for!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Loved the mussels! The broth was so flavorful we wanted to drink it! Sesame tuna is yummy and the mushrooms have a lemon flavor. Chicken special was completely eaten as well as the salmon. Friendly service and fair prices. It is small so go early or make a reservation!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 6, 2017

This is a little neighborhood gem! He beat French food in town!

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

A small, cozy, busy place authentically French, albeit a bit salty. Very pleasant service. A great addition to the neighborhood.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

This is a lovely, romantic little place and the service was cordial and efficient; my calves liver was perfectly done. The restaurant is so small, however, that once it is filled the noise level can seriously detract from the atmosphere. A quibble, though.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Memorable evening.... It's always a pleasure to be treated to fantastic meal , but meeting a friend from the past at the same time is ultimate . Well done Christien, well done !

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Le Parisian never dissapoints! This tiny place is like a portal to Paris. The food, the ambiance, the people, and the mood while all wonderful do not hold a candle to the excellent food. This last visit I tried something new, the skate fish and I am glad I did. Inventive, delishious, and the perfect portion made it a must order again. Be prepared to be sitting in a tight setting and you will get to know your neighboring diners well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, People Watching, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was great.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Disappointing food. Salmon was way over cooked; it was obvious that it had been previously cooked as the food was brought out in 5 minutes from ordering. Worst salmon dish i have ever had in a restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Wonderful as always, the French cooking and wonderful deserts are to be remembered!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Authentic, intimate French bistro; menu has an eclectic, modern flair along with the traditional touches and dishes. A surprise find near NYU hospital.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent food and a cozy place. Great escape from the crowds in midtown. French onion soup was to die for. Best creme brulee I've had in ages. Profiteroles fresh and delicious.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Only one complaint. Freezing cold, arrived 5:10 for a 5:30 reservation and they would not allow us inside as they opened at 5:30. It was a bad way to start off the evening, but they made up for it in a great dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

This restaurant is a real treasure in these days of so many restaurants being forced to close because of huge rent increases. The food and wine are delicious, the service great and a good value.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Delicious food and bustling like a Paris cafe should!

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Wish it was in our neighborhood.

My wife and I recently spent about a month in Paris, after living in New York City for less than two years. The highlight of the trip for us was the abundance of good, reasonably affordable food. There's just not enough of that in Manhattan: there are good restaurants here, and cheap restaurants, but the two categories rarely overlap.

Le Parisien offers affordable--not cheap, but affordable--authentic French food in a lively setting. Noise levels were a little on the loud side, but not so loud that it was difficult to carry on a conversation. The kitchen wasn't fast, but also wasn't too slow: the food came out at a very relaxed pace. They don't have a wine list so much as a (n apparently) rotating lineup of a few choice, affordable bottles--not intimidating and makes choosing easy.

Great experience overall. We'll be back.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

We bring all our friends from out of the city to this restaurant where every plate is wonderful!

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

This is a fun, cozy neighborhood bistro. The food is consistently good. The hosts are friendly and gracious, welcoming but not intrusive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

In a neighborhood that has been described as a gastronomic wasteland, this little restaurant stands out as an exception. Expect typical French dishes, well prepared and efficiently served. Yes, it's small, it's cramped, it can get noisy-ish when full up, but it's fun to go to and the menu's a welcome departure from the glut of Irish bars, sports bars, and occasional Mexican and Thai taste-alikes that typify the neighborhood.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Love this place. Great ambience and food. Always go here when I am in NYC. Great service.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 6, 2017

We ate early as we've noticed that this little restaurant gets packed later in the evening and the noise is able to ruin a great meal.

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

Very good food. Very small restaurant. Stingy with tables. Three people had to share a small 2 person table because they didn't want to waste an extra seat. We were asked to move after one person couldn't come. Not too welcoming an environment. Best of luck to them.

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

Great staff / great food
Very authentic French

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great authentic neighborhood French bistro. Food was very good as was the service.

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

Excellent!!!!

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Very good bistro fair, good value, friendly atmosphere. Crowded and noisy.

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

Fantastic, fantastic. Great service and great food. Had roasted chicken..my friend had mussels. My roasted chicken portion was small but delicious. I highly recommend.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

My partner and I came in from each our ends of the world to meet in New York and have a special dinner together. We're both foodies and Frenchies and scout out our dinning adventures prior to going. This was a truly memorable meal, we split the endive/walnut and blue cheese salad and had the lamb and the steak frites for mains and the mille feuille for dessert. I can't remember to have had such an authentic and well-prepared French meal outside of France (and where a medium rare steak really is rare/medium!) It's a tiny place but somehow there always seemed to be room for an extra guest at a table. The ambiance is intimate and loud - just how it should be. My very best recommendations, we'll surely be coming back next time we're in NYC.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 20, 2017

A great find! Wonderful neighborhood french bistro.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Cute little French restaurant with excellent tasty food. Delicious, time after time, it is always well prepared great quality food!

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We wisely made a reservation for 4 for a Wednesday evening dinner. Le Parisien is a small, popular local French bistro. It’s rare to find open seating for dinner.
The food and wine is always good. I’ve had most of the items on the dinner menu and never been disappointed (except maybe for the portion size of the duck confit).

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Goregous food, gorgeous decor, gorgeous waitress/manager. What more can you ask for.

Tags: Casual, Romantic, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

lunch for two with my cousin visiting from D.C. Perfect spot to talk and dine. Delightful staff. Delicious food - we chose soups and salads. Will be recommending this neighborhood gem to others.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Unfortunately, the server didn't tell us what spices were in the dishes even though we asked it was a constant surprise and NOT a good one. As in food allergies etc. Also, how do you mess up mashed potatoes, they tasted like they were out of a box. Too bad, we had heard such good things. Upon telling the waitress about the food repeatedly there was no care or wanting to make things better, instead it was a shrug and a so what! There are a million amazing places to eat in the city with lovely service, excellent food and care for the patrons, this is NOT one of them.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Very disappointed after reading good review. The mussels were very bland. The carpaccio okay.

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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Authentic bistro cuisine at affordable prices. Perfect when you need a 'french-fix'!

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

The appetizers were very good- a combination of carpaccio, classic french onion soup, duck pate. The main courses proved to be hit or miss- the steak and fries, a french bistro staple was tough and hard to chew on. The liver was requested medium -rare and was brought in well done. While the waiter quickly requested a replacement and the second plate was properly cooked as requested, the veal itself was poor quality. The veal had multiple muscle tissue crossing it and was hard to cut and chew. The desserts - creme brule and apple tart cake wer good. Overall, the main course ruined the overall impression, hence i would not recommend the place.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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