Le Parisien

4.7
1674 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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Perfect Paris bistro

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vipMillie
Edinburgh
37 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
5 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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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.

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vipIRay
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good and fast service, friendly staff. The trout was very good, loved the wine and overall, was just a very nice experience. This was my first time and I really enjoyed it. Will certainly go back!

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Smith1194
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our go to neighborhood restaurant. Great food and service. What more could someone ask for.
Thank you.

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TheCocobeloco
Jacksonville
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fresh, fantastic and delicious. This is my good to treat when I am monthly in the city. A true gem of a restaurant. I always have the same dinner The Steak Frits….my monthly reward dinner! Always on spot, I don’t eat red meat very often and I never EVER have fries! Until I found this gem, now once a month I treat myself ,I am never disappointed, although after 3-4 months I don’t gobble the fries down like a crazy lady cos I know I will be back in a few weeks. Highly recommend! Very much a neighborhood restaurant, great vibe. Never rushed.
By the way The onion soup is too die for!

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vipJeffreyG
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Delicious food. Excellent wine, great service.
Entree: pork loin, duck confit: excellent.
Desserts: tarte tatin, peach Melba: not quite as great.
Service, ambiance: magnificent, a lovely intimate dining experience.

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Andrea
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was hot outside with no breeze under the covered area which made it uncomfortable. Service was efficient but not very caring. The folding chairs were uncomfortable for my back. Food and wine were fabulous as usual.

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vipRoger
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the neighborhood feel of this Paris style bistro. Paris in New York when you need a bit of comfort French dishes!

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Diane
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful authentic French Bistro food. A quick trip to Paris!

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vipJann
New York Area
406 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We shared escargot, perfectly garlicky, sopping up remaining sauce with baquette slices. Endive salad with pears, candied walnut the other—Bistrot steak frites was flavorful & satisfying. Floating Island dessert is a rare gem.

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JosephF
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Best Bistro in the city period. I have been to supposedly the top bistros in the city. The taste seasoning in the food and finesse cannot be matched.

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vipDianeS
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty close to a neighborhood bistro in Paris! Atmosphere, food and general nonchalance.

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CaseyP
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

True French cuisine in a cozy, friendly neighborhood setting.

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AmandaB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood gem with authentic bistro feel. Definitely have the duck confit - it is scrumptious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
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 on July 21, 2021
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 on July 18, 2021
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
8 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.

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 1674 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.