Le Parisien

4.7
1645 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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  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ate in street table area. Beautiful evening. Food and service great despite not in the restaurant proper.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The food is OK. After dinner the waitress run into us in the sidewalk asking why we gave less than 18% tip. This is the first time I see someone begging for tip. When I come back I promisse to tip 30%, but for today, for this rude behavior and harassment I gave 2 stars rating (the restaurant is old and needs repair).

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GCWN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I have been to this restaurant many times in the past. The food this time seemed somewhat bland compared to previous meals. Moreover, bread on the side was not provided with the meal. I ordered the grilled salmon, which was fresh and good but it along with the couscous that accompanied it could have had more flavor seasonings. The apple tatin and creme brulee were not as I remember from the past, although certainly edible. I hope these changes are somehow due to pandemic, and that the previous level of really tasty meals will be restored. Sitting outside was very pleasant for most of the dining time, until just before leaving a homeless man wandered into the shed-like enclosure to panhandle--I immediately put on my face masks for protection. I think the restaurant staff should be on the look out for this kind of situation, which given the pandemic was disturbing.

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Diane
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very authentic, yet creative, French bistro food. All dishes were outstanding. Even better than in the past. The best part is that the value is high. Prices are reasonable, especially considering the high quality of the food. The ambiance is Parisian, relaxed, and stylish.

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vipTheresaH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food amazing - ambiance romantic - small and quaint - just love this place - have eaten here for several years - never disappoints

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Sarah
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Great food and great wine

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WFF2016
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, service, and ambiance - this place is a real gem!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food and service was absolutely wonderful! Delicious & authentic French food, and a wonderfully helpful and courteous staff. I thoroughly enjoyed the mussels and escargot. The wine was perfectly paired, as well. This was a great after work dinner spot with two of my girlfriends as a weekly get-together. My only complaint is that the temperature inside of the restaurant was extremely hot and stuffy, BUT this is a small venue and it is 92° in NYC right now. So this complaint truly doesn’t even reflect the staff or food at all. Thank you Le Parisien!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

We have been to le Parisien many times with no complaints. This last time, the service was awful, the order was wrong, and the steak was so tough that my husband couldn’t eat it. As soon as we sat down the waitperson asked what we wanted. She didn’t offer to tell us the specials or ask if we wanted a drink. My husband ordered the onion soup but was brought a cold gazpacho like soup. After waiting several minutes trying to get her attention to no avail, he ate the soup that was brought to him. We were not asked if we wanted dessert despite the fact that we had mentioned we were celebrating a birthday when we made the reservation. Very disappointed

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vipAmeliaT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed this meal!

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Ny4walking
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming neighborhood find. Great food and service.

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DonF
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The real deal. Best French I've ever had. Escargot, Pate, duck confit, tart tatin, creme brulee, all amazing

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DeeGee
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and service were incredible. Prices are reasonable. The tuna was the best I’ve ever had.

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vipNYFoodie
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great no frills brunch place. We sat outdoors and the prices were reasonable.

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vipMomijiYuki
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love Le Parisien. Excellent authentic French cuisine without any of the stuffiness. Gracious and kind service. Food quality is consistently superb. Special enough for an “occasion” but casual enough for every day. The perfect sweet spot.

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victoria
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

loved it, so fun and everything was great - we got the salade frisée and the steak-frites!

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ChristineH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to this restaurant the food was excellent.

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AkinwunmiD
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Food was delicious -- sat outdoors and enjoyed it. Waiter seemed a bit rushed, not very conversational. A little stiff. My wife's portion bistro steak was great, yet I got the duck special and it was very tiny - 2 lil pieces that could be eaten in a few bites, with spinach and some puree...very disappointed for the price of it - would hardly constitute an appetizer.

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vipebe9800
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Neighborhood Gem!

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vipDwm72
London
5 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Best in neighborhood

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calvink
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

This restaurant are outstanding, the price are reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing, the best restaurant in the neighborhood. Isabella takes amazing care of all her guests, the mussels, the steak frites, the Gigondas the roast chicken, it's all fantastic. Feels like you are back in France.

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BasakE
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It is a cosy small restaurant for a nice lunch or brunch, not a fancy place. Food was delicious 😋 and prices were ok

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vipphotogal
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It’s a very good neighborhood restaurant. The food is good and the service friendly.

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vipICarryOn
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Le Paresien and it was another very enjoyable dining experience. Thank you very much!

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vipWindsor1336
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Consistently excellent cuisine - a go-to for French fare.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience4

Met a friend for a Sunday brunch here. They have outdoors seating w/ table hand sanitizers. On a hot day it might be too warm but otherwise great sidewalk seating. The pre fix brunch menu items at 18$ come with a coffee (sadly they don’t carry decaf ). The food was amazing. We both had mushroom omelette with Asiago cheese that same with a mini side of greens and fries. The rest of the menu looked great too.

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vipMillie
Edinburgh
36 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have always loved it here and were thrilled that they now have outdoor dining ! Everything was delicious!

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vipFromNJ
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A good neighborhood bistro. Decent wines for the price.

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RomanO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch deal was great and the food was delicious

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vipHarlemJim
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delightful meal at a reasonable price. Definitely a great place in my work neighborhood.

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JonP
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outstandingservice, food was excellent, and a great vibe

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vipnajak10
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Not our first time at Le Parisien, I was there a week prior. Had to introduce our friends to this wonderful find in Kipps Bay area of NYC.

Food, Service and just general friendliness as usual. We will be there again and again

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is such a hidden gem! The food is real Parisian cuisine and the people are very friendly!

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vipBethesdaEater
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A pleasant place to dine for French food, with some outdoor dining.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Consistently wonderful!!!

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vipMichelW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect neighborhood gem. Very reasonably priced. We'll definitely go back/

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most authentic French cuisine in the city, we will be back!!!!

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RoseC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly, helpful staff--always attentive, never pushy. Delicious food, fun people-watching on the street.

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LewG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and attentive service make for a wonderful evening dining experience. Very nice outdoor dining setup.

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 1645 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.