Le Parisien

4.7
1582 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 1582 people are saying
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boobyhatch
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch outside. It was wonderful as always. Excellent croque monsieur, the fries are amazing and the salad is perfectly dressed.

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ScottR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Outstanding service. Enjoyable outdoor dining.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We ordered the Special - Pappardelle w/tiger shrimp. It was tasteless and boring, definitely not worth ordering again. Having said that, we also ordered the mussels, which were excellent and priced well. We usually brunch here, which never disappoints and I think we’ll stick to that in the future.

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vipGrantM
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Straightforward bistro and brunch menus that are satisfying and comfortably priced. Lovely outdoor seating option.

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Hope
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the food, service and vibe.
Great little place with good food!
I had the wild mushroom omelet with fries and small salad.
Many had the same when they came, I'd go again in a heartbeat it was so yummy.

Outside in sunny weather is my next visit.
Brunch deal with coffee is a steal!
Holly the server is so sweet.

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IlanH
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice place to meet with friends or with date. Nice authentic French atmosphere. Food was very good. Will come back again

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vipRoger
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great local authentic neighborhood Parisian bistro in Manhattan. I lived in Paris for over 10 years, and this bistro takes me back to fond memories of classic French dishes in warm bistros! The wine selection classic and the confit de canard was perfect comfort food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You are in for a fine treat. I have been enjoying this local restaurant for lunch and dinner for years. It is not pretentious in any sense but it takes its excellent cuisine seriously and seldom misses the mark. Menu is wide ranging in covering all basic choices with attention to their special preparations. The wine list is more than adequate to match ones food within a reasonable price. Tables are close and may not be best for a first date unless guest(s) would be impressed with quality served up warmly and simply.

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Balmoral
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic and priced appropriately. My wife and I have been coming here for years and grateful they survived 2020. I highly recommend if you want to experience French ambiance in a quaint little spot.

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PhilipS
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Like a small neighborhood bistro in Paris. Very authentic with exceptional food & service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Duck and Steak were amazing

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vipAndrea
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be back at one of our favorite restaurants. The food and wine was as good as ever. The staff were great and happy to be back too! We felt totally taken care of and safe with COVID measures. The linguine with tiger prawn was excellent. A must have!

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vipTK719
New York Area
245 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most charming French restaurant in NYC! Wonderfully authentic - an absolute gem. My tomato soup, trout with lentils and profiteroles were all delicious. The place is small but so sweet and cozy, and the service was outstanding. Very reasonable prices, too. Be sure to book a reservation before going - the place is very popular. (For good reason!)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good experience. Outdoor seating was good and so was the food.

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vipCulinary97
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food and service though refilling water took a bit.

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PaleoDave
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic French bistro, adequate menu, great food and good wine. What else matters?

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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XiYi
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! I felt like I was back in a Parisian bistrot.

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RichardC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and personal service. Authentic Parisienne restaurant, perfect personal service. Highly recommended.

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CarolineB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The restaurant was closed when I arrived. I don’t understand how they can accept reservation and let the customers on the side walk in front of a closed restaurant. No information, no call, no email, nothing. I cannot say anything about the food but I can say that they do no respect their customers. And Open Table should also make sure the restaurant are opened before offering reservation on their platform

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vipsoundpuke
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait for them to reopen as our go to neighborhood spot

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice cozy space with excellent personal protection between tables. Place has a rustic Parisian romance feel to it. Food was perfect

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vipsoundpuke
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

wonderful Bistro just like being in Paris hopefully they will stay open or if not reopen

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DevinB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great; service was awesome and attentive; music was authentic

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RichardC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always a great time , great service and food . Feels like a cosy family run restaurant

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DebbyB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ate outside just as dinner hour (5 pm) began and appreciated the roof overhead and easy movement of air at table level. It's great to see a classic French bistro thrive at a time like this -- nothing new and self-consciously trendy on the menu, just sold standards like mussels with frites, confit de canard (well executed, with a citric sauce) and profiteroles. Wine can be ordered by the carafe. Definitely going back, even if it's BYOBlanket--no space heaters, at least right now.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent and service very efficient - we’ll go again for sure

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this wonderful neighborhood French place!

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CaitlinK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service. Highly recommend the floating island dessert. Would definitely come back!

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vipJoeL
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Best brunch and eggs Benedict in nomad/Murray hill

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RichardC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great find !! Friendly and personal service and great food. Just like being in a true small Parisienne restaurant. We will definitely be back.

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DOlive
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A true french restaurant owned by and run by some amazing French ex-pats. Everyone was so kind, very helpful, and the food was fantastic.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend le parisian! The meals are delicious and the ambiance with the outdoor seating with hanging lights is just the cherry on top!

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vipemdt
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Merci beaucoup, mes amis!

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Michelle
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff and cute outdoor area! Great prices for brunch. Would recommend!

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RobertT
Fayetteville
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming and perfect like always.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome birthday celebration

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was ok, not as tasty as i was expecting. pate was bland. onion soup was watery. mussels were shriveled not plump or juicy. fries were limp.

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vipBeeP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A great neighborhood bistro with authentic Paris cuisine.

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 1582 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.