Le Parisien

4.7
1709 Reviews
$30 and under
French
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.

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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1709 people are saying
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vipNYMama
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another home run at Le Parisien. Delicious, dependable, French. Parfait!

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JessicaP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we got the escargot, French onion soup, steak frites and creme Brûlée and everything was fantastic will definitely be back soon

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was absolutely amazing! Couldn’t more highly recommend the escargots, French onion soup, steak frites, and crème brulée. All the dishes were cooked to perfection and had great flavor. Le Parisien really feels like we were tucked away at a little hidden gem in Paris, although the indoor dining area could have used a liiitle more space between tables. Would definitely recommend a visit and will be sure to come back here!

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MikeK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Great food and vibe. This is my go to spot to bring my friends

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CamieM
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice Sunday brunch, cozy and friendly. Had the French toast and Croque Monsieur, very good.

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vipCulinary97
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Everything was great except when we had to wait for our floating egg dessert.....it took more than 10 minutes and my friend already finish his double espresso. I was looking straight across me and notice a couple ordering their dessert. I notice they got their espresso and shortly afterwards got their floating egg dessert. This is when I got frustrated and wave to our waiter and told him we order before the other couple and they had their dessert and we haven't receive it yet. Apparently he might not heard us or forgot to put it in the system. I just wanted an apology but none was given. Poor service at that.

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BetsyS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We keep returning to Le Parisien as it is one of the few authentic, casual, warm and cozy French bistros left! Great service. And, the escargot and salad with apples/pears/endive -not to be missed!

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vipChristinaD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely intimate spot, service was excellent, food delicious. Would highly recommend it as a cosy local neighborhood bistro!

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timbo
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! This place feels like Paris!

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vipCaptkev
Las Vegas
71 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great little restaurant from the service to the food i highly recommend this restaurant

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like a short trip to Paris. Always lovely.

BJ
BwayJoe
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood bistro. Never disappoints.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little place to grab a bite while traveling.

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viplonestarfoodie
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere with very good food. Recommend without hesitation!

PJ
vipPaulJ
San Antonio
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming and authentic French cuisine. I love this place. If everyone were to speak French you’d be hard pressed not to think you were in Paris itself. The grilled salmon entree was perfect as was the pinion soup starter. Anyone can have new, come here to experience a tiny slice of France.

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vipsplit
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Parisian bistro... the food is outstanding. A real gem

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our second time dining here. We are outside probably for the last time in 2021 and it was wonderful. Service and food are superior.

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LeifE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great experience! Staff is warm, welcoming and gracious! Food is spot on-daily specials and standard menu!!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Impatient waiter,limited menu, small portions
adequate food,tight seating
not worth the prices

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Nanette
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved the food, service and ambiance of this place. The staff recommendations—endive salad, duck confit and creme brûlée—were spot! And that duck confit is a dream!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and cozy atmosphere. Service was attentive and personable.Very pleased with my dining experience.

NZ
vipNZ620
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, wine and ambience are really delicious and authentic! Love it and will come back again!

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RickE
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Small and unassuming neighborhood restaurant with excellent traditional French food. Great omelets!

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1one1
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was cold and just mediocre the service was too fast not l acing times in between courses

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Peggysmom
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best French food in Manhattan. The restaurant staff is very accommodating and pleasant. The restaurant is small so it is best to make reservations.

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RobertT
Fayetteville
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely spectacular evening.

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Sciencelady
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Bistro menu as expected. Cod and risotto entre was well-prepared and seasoned. Roasted artichoke salad delicious. Servers while rushed (like everywhere these days) were attentive, pleasant, and aimed to please. Outside seating at table for 4 was crowded and rickety, but outdoor dining on a warm fall night was delightful. Would definitely dine there again.

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Proffish
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service. Good food. Good brunch deals. Location is ok and owners and servers are good hosts.

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vipLauriepos
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

GREAT OMELLETTES AND ICED COFFEE

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vipNitaK
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Lovely evening as the server was patient and kind. Great bottle of wine and wonderful Duck special. We enjoyed the country pate and French onion soup. I would definitely check them out.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic ambiance, service and food!
My beat friend and I shared a great bottle of wine and delicious entrees of chicken paillard and striped bass.
Could not have asked for a better evening!

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vipGeorge
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food and service. The only real problem is the chairs used for the seating was not the most comfortable.

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RichardP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. The owner is charming, and the food- has steak frites and pate - was great. And what a great Margeau.

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vipblackshoes60
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A little slice of Paris in Murray Hill! The food is always delicious, fresh and beautifully presented. Strongly recommend!

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WFF2016
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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vipNYMama
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Le Parisien. The outdoor tables had a view of the Empire State Building, which is of course great. The menu is French, perfectly so, and everything was delicious. The dressing on the spinach salad was maybe a little bit sweet, but everything else was delicious. I had the trout with a sauce so delicious that I didn't even object to the tarragon that ambushed me. My family each had the tuna special and really enjoyed it. (Not a food-sharer, so didn't taste it. But they were happy.) Desserts were French too and we loved the tarte tatin and creme brulee. They do not have a full bar, but had a few wine-based cocktails and a French wine list. Last night was such a fine dinner that I'm taking a friend there later in the week.

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DavidM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Encore! Had dinner there last night!
So incroyable good that I returned this evening.

DM
DavidM
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Save the airfare on a trip to Paris. At Le Parisien, you're there.

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OlgaK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

it would be nice to have it decorated a bit more outside. otherwise it was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fabulous from start to finish. Duck confit best I have ever had.

FAQs

Le Parisien offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 889-5489.

Le Parisien is rated 4.7 stars by 1709 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.