Le Parisien

4.7
1684 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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Sciencelady
Nashville
1 review
Dined a day ago
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 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

GREAT OMELLETTES AND ICED COFFEE

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vipNitaK
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
65 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.

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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.

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Andrea
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat outside. The weather wonderful. As usual food and wine the best. Chairs outdoors not that comfortable but LE Parisian worth the discomfort!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside. There was some noise from a place next door, and the block is hardly picturesque, but it didn’t matter. The food and service were lovey.

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vipJann
New York Area
406 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Perfect Paris bistro

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vipMillie
Edinburgh
42 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go to place when we’re in New York, always enjoyable !

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TrevorA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough good things about Le Parisien. It’s absolutely fabulous.

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NANCYF
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We chose to eat inside and it was nice and quiet. The staff were very attentive and professional as well as welcoming. Our dinners were very flavorful and prepared perfectly. We enjoyed Le Parisien very much.

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vipShushka
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are outside for brunch. We had a lovely time and a great experience. The food was delicious. I had the French toast and my friend had the egg scramble. We also shared the craft of Bellini.

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vipMaureenG
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

After being in lockdown for so many months, my husband and I were dying to split a bottle of Sancerre and feast on escargot and mussels Meunier. I googled French bistros in NYC and this one popped up at the top of the list rating-wise. It is a cute little hole in the wall but does have ample outdoor seating. The food was EXCELLENT, except for the chocolate mousse (my husband said it was a bit dense instead of light and airy as expected). The owner or manager immediately took it off the bill. The creme brulee was EXACTLY what one would expect. Creamy interior with a nice crunchy almost burnt sugar topping. The escargots were tender and super-garlicky and the mussels perfect. I would highly recommend this spot. Also, there is a parking garage across the street that charges $10 regardless of how long you stay. This rate is for Saturday and Sunday nights only!

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OpenTable Diner
Jacksonville
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

This was my wife’s and my third time coming. As always the food is fantastic. Service was slower than usual, but it looks like they were short staffed. Regardless, the food was outstanding and we’ll certainly be back the next time we’re in NYC.

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Tatiiana
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really cute place with a relaxed ambience. The staff was friendly and the brunch was delicious!

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Yankee
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent!!

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viploveandhugs
Detroit
43 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely as always. You can absolutely count on the quality of the food & service—love that! A wonderful neighborhood gem. Outdoor spot is perfect.

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vipemdt
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

J’adore! Whenever I need a sure-fire steak frites: Le Parisien!

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KomalS
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le Parisien has been one of my favorite French restaurants for many years and this visit like all others was very memorable. Hands down the best duck confit.

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LaurenK
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best French restaurants in NYC. Highly recommend!

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vipRrrr
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice neighborhood French spot---the bistrot steak with frites and dressed salad was delicious. It would have been nice to have a hunk of baguette to mop up the sauce, though. The wine was a good pour. I saw a lot of people getting the $18 brunch, which looked like a great deal.

The outdoor dining setup is simple but nice.

Service was friendly, but a little slow, which is understandable in light of current labor shortages.

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renate
Dallas
29 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt right at home, and the food was very french and tasty. We thoroughly enjoyed our food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delightful evening!!!

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vipmcon
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely staff and excellent bistro fare as always.

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vipBennewyork13
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the steak frites and it was excellent, just like a Parisian bistro! The Sancerre wine is also great

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WilliamB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While it is not overpriced (by Manhattan standards), we like to go there on special occasions. The food is always wonderful.

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JanetE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is consistently good and the service is wonderful.

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AsherM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, this place never disappoints. The food is always 10/10 and the service is fabulous. I’d always recommend the endive salad & steak frites.

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ShelleyLynn
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started with frisee salad. Then skate with potatoes and string beans—always my favorite. White wine made it heavenly. Floating island ended the perfect outdoor meal. We ate early, 6 p.m., before the crowd arrived. Service was personal and friendly French.

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Steve
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

dined outdoors and weather perfect. staff friendly and professional. food was excellent along with a suggested Gigondas. very reasonable for nyc. second visit. highly recommend

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vipAlitzaPia
Tallahassee
36 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and the service are excellent! A neighborhood gem. Our 2nd time.

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 1684 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.