Le Parisien

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$30 and under
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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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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will be serving dinner on NYE, please join us!!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1455 People Are Saying
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KD
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We enjoyed our brunch here and not needing to wait (take reservations for brunch). The eggs benedict were tasty. The portion was generous with a fresh side of salad (this seems to be an issue at a lot of places) and very crispy fries. Service was friendly and food came out fairly quickly. The mimosa was tasty too. The interior could use a little sprucing up.

We'll be back for more.

EL
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Small little quintessential French café with satisfactory service but wonderful food. A little cramped and fairly noisy - but that's what makes it so French!

G
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The mussels were just ok, but the specials were excellent. Wine was good and affordable. everything was fresh and very French. Loved it.

NF
London
42 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and great service. I would definitely go back.

TG
San Diego
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A small intimate French bistro in mid town manhattan. Not particularly expensive, excellent food, good service. Unexpectedly special in the middle of NYC.

IC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great dinner at Le Parisien. Thank you very much!

D
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find in NYC! Food was fabulous and authentic French bistro fare. Will return any time I am in "the Big Apple"!

l
Berlin
37 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Super cute find. Small unassuming place that transports you from 33rd St to Paris as you walk in the door. Solid food, great mussels, very friendly as packed as they were.

LF
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved my Croque Madame and the fries that I ordered on the side

1
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first visit to LP and it did not disappoint. It was a perfect location to meet up with our friends from Dumbo. The evening started out on a great note with attentive table service, a warm welcome from the hostess/manager (terrific) and warm, fresh crusty French bread on the table. Our friends ordered the salmon and the skate (cooked to perfection) and so was my husband and my sushi grade tuna. The Malbec and Sancerre wine selections were affordable and delicious. And, the dinner ended with a shared delicious ice cream profiterole. We'll be back!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food as always. Wonderful service from Celine. One of the top spots for a friendly, intimate dinner!

NY
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the first time I have ever been to a restaurant where the manager said, "that portion is too small. Let me bring you some more." Yes, this really happened! I ordered the very delicious trout, and the manager (owner?) was unhappy with the portion and voila! Another perfectly cooked piece of fish appeared a few minutes later!! Also, the endive salad is sublime...it's the only such salad I've had in which the endive was roasted, and the quantity of gorgonzola was sufficient. Perfect! Also, the creme brûlée was as good as that in Paris. The garlic scent of the snails that my friend ordered was delicious. The room is small but they still had our table ready at the reservation time. Perfect in every way! No complaints.

RS
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great French bistro. Food and service were very good. Great plac go a quick meal.

MY
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just that perfect mix of neighbourhood cosy and quality cuisine, packaged quaintly in the form of an authentic Parisian brasserie.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Food is not the same as a few years ago.

DV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the eve of my husband’s birthday. It was special enough to have been the evening of his birthday. I live in Quebec so I speak French and found the wait staff delightful, we spoke in French. The food was exquisite (best coq au vin and pappardelle I’ve had in years!) and the wine selection perfect.

TK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Taste was all right but I had 8 tendons in my calf liver.
Suggestion slice the calf liver piece in two. It is too thick.

p
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a consistently good restaurant. The food is good, the service friendly and it's a good value.

TC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came here for dinner. Food was very good, with a classic French bistro menu. The staff were very nice and on their toes..

L
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I loved the place and the service. It is a small and cozy restaurant, with nice decoration, and the food was delicious. There is no prix fix lunch.

c
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food is good, authentic. Space is cramped, crowded, and not up to the level of the food.

d
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service: exceptional. Cramped space: can’t be helped.

BB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A charming and truly French restaurant. Very nice ambiance; wonderful servers. Thoroughly pleasant, relaxed place.

DW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the small cozy space. The mussels were some of the best I’ve ever had and the service was fast but we didn’t feel rushed. Would love to go back.

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience.

OT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived, ordered, the food began to arrive and it was delicious, well prepared and the right temperature. We have had all the appetizers and all the desserts over time....all good as well

JD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Wait staff doubled one order and forgot another item. I've been there is few times and this is the first time this has happened.

M
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent and authentic French food. Good prices. All that is 5 stars. Less one star for the teeny tiny tables crowded in. But we will definitely be back to this neighborhood spot.

J
New York Area
391 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Saturday night & packed as usual. We love this classic neighborhood bistro with all the old favorites on the menu. I am particularly fond of the skate, perfectly cooked with capers as well as Ile Flottante (floating island) for dessert.

l
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Le parisien is a personal favorite. My friends and I have dined there many times. We are looking forward to our next dinner.

R
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place! Food is perfection. It's a small restaurant. Charming.

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great find.
Absolutely delicious food with service to match.
Thoroughly enjoyed booked again whilst there.
Can’t wait.

DK
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful neighborhood place. Great food, great staff. Small but well done wine selection. Plan to go again and again.

t
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always love this patch of old New York.

AE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely place. My boyfriend and I used to live in this neighborhood and we fell in love with the ambiance and the coziness. The food is delightful as are the specials. We keep coming back even though we moved five months ago. Service is excellent and it’s just a nice little romantic place to dine.

f
New York Area
165 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great neighborhood French bistro that’s always bustling and has delicious classic French dishes - several preparations of Mussels , steak that buttery and well seasoned and crisp pomme frites...
Wonderful staff & a pleasure to bring people to dinner for the first time

N
New York Area
148 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A taste of Paris on 33rd Street. Great escargots and moules frites!

NC
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our only complaint is that the tables are so small and the space so tight that it's a balancing act to eat a meal.

TS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like a mini trip to Paris every time. And the food is perfect!

HJ
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely neighborhood restaurant. Food and service always very good. Highly recommend.