Great food and casual/cozy/friendly environment. Have lived in the neighborhood for 12 years and had not visited before. It will now become a local, casual favorite.
outstanding! what a find. this will be my new go-to in NY!
We found this place on the internet which can be a gamble but we really enjoyed the food and the people. We would go back in a heartbeat!
The food and family-like ambience were awesome! We really enjoyed the mussels, lamb shank, and the duck confit.
Le Parisienne is a small hole-in-the-wall neighborhood restaurant that might have the best steak frites in NYC. It’s in the classic Paris bistro mold: good food and service, no nonsense ambience, and great value. And New Yorkers have realized that. I’ve never known it to be empty. A place to take your foodie friends who really understand good food and don’t confuse ambience with quality.
Everything was so, so good! On vacation for a few days, and may try to fit this restaurant in again before going home.
We dine here often. Always good. Make sure you make a reservation as it fills up.
Very nice, great food, cute authentic. Lovely neighborhood gem
Wonderful! Delicious food! Best profiteroles ever!
Authentic French food and ambiance, which is hard to find in NYC these days. Just a few tables so it's advisable to reserve in advance. But even if there's a line, it's well worth the wait.
Even though we called ahead to advise that we would be about 5 minutes late (which we were) for our reservation, we had to wait 15 minutes for a table since one was not ready. The food is good and reliable, but it would be nice if they could vary the menu choices from time to time .
The space has a slightly scuzzy charm, but a cleaner, expanded space would be welcome, that is, as long as they remain close to the current location
QUALITY OF THE FOOD AND WINE WAS NOT AS GOOD IN THE PAST, NOT SURE WHY I HAVE BEEN DINNING THERE FOR MANY YEARS.
As always - Le Parisien delivers. It's French cooking at its best, simple and delicious with an amazingly friendly staff.
Great food and outstanding service. I would highly recommend the Duck Confit and the Steak Frites. Anna, the hostess was so warm and welcoming!
Cute place with attentive friendly service. My wife and I had two different duck dishes and both were excellent. Very reasonable wine list with of bottles in the $40-60 range - short list overall but all good.
Shared a good mussel dish as an apitizer with wonderful pommes frites - just a reminder who originated fries and still holds the crown. Protifiles with chocolate sauce for dessert - basic but perfect.
One thing I loved is even though the place was fully booked we never felt rushed, there was room to breathe between courses.
Very tight seating means we couldn't help but hear a bit of the couple next to us fighting from the jump, but otherwise a great night.
Reservations highly recommended.
This place is a gem. Great food, reasonably priced, excellent service. A little crowded and noisy, but so what. Its the food that counts. Its like being in Paris
Hole in the wall kind of place. Loved the food. 👍
This is a neighborhood gem!
A little bit of Paris in NYC. A charming French bistro. Wonderful food. A solid wine selection. Terrific deserts.
It was our first visit and it won't be our last! The food was great and the service even better.
We like this place. It’s a cross between a rough around the edges NYC neighborhood café and a backstreet Parisian bistro. The menu is by-the-book bistro, no imaginative leaps here, but everything is beautifully made. If you’re craving bistro and you can’t make it to Paris, you found your place.
Did my research and settled on Le Parisien because I wanted a cozy, authentic French bistro. We were not disappointed. The food from start to finish was delicious. The place is very small, and one must be mindful not to linger too long, as they have different seating times each night. I believe the owners were there, working hard to keep all patrons served well and in a timely fashion. We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and will return when next in NYC.
I came here for a birthday dinner (third time now) and was not disappointed. The mussels are fresh and delicious. The special was divine. They have a good wine list and the servers are so attentive and friendly!
This time we had dessert and I would literally come here JUST for the profiteroles. It was the perfect finish to this dinner.
I found Le Parisien a few years ago when looking for Chicken. I have since tried to come back each time I am in NYC. Food is consistent, service professional, attentive but not hovering. So reminds me of dinner in any French city.
A cute French niche for an affordable brunch.
Friendly service and food arrived promptly.
Great food. A little bit loud to my taste, and a little bit too close to other tables. But it’s a French restaurant. No complaints.
Restaurant is always a safe bet for very good food !!
Great little French place. Always have great food there. It can get a bit cramped but that’s part of the NYC experience. Still one of my favorite places to come when I visit.
Le Parisien is a gem in Kips Bay! Always delicious and feels like a true Parisian bistro. Great hole-in the wall!
Very pleased with our dinner here. Place is tiny and we were fortunate to be seated at the window. The food here is first rate and authentic. Wine list small but perfectly matched to menu. Will definitely go back next time in town.
A small restaurant that is exactly what it says it is... traditional French bistro food. Think escargots, onion soup, duck confit, etc. Not innovative, but that's the point. You go here to refresh some distant memory of visiting France back when bistro food was your definition of "great French cuisine". Service was good with waiters with French accents. Kitchen staff (which you pass by enroute to the restroom) were not French. No matter. Food was good. A bit noisy, so a little challenging for conversation. On a cold winter's night - it was just what wanted!
All for of us had an absolutely delicious meal here! One of the best dinners I had in a while. Can whole heartedly recommend the artichoke salad, onion soup, duck confit, steak frites. Don’t skip dessert either! My single criticism about the meal was that the profiteroles weren’t filled with cream like I expected but vanilla ice cream instead.
We were greeted with big smiles from both proprietors into this cozy, charming French Bistro space. A large blackboard gave exactly enough information regarding wines that were thoughtfully offered. A variety of Italian, French and Argentine by the glass, 1/2 Litre or bottle. The service was informative, cheerful and not rushed. There are about 15-20 tables, it seems, which makes this a cozy, romantic, almost secret enclave feeling. It felt as though we were in
Paris, on a side street or almost anywhere in a small town in France or Italy. Completely recommend for comfort food with a twist (roasted fresh artichoke and tomato salad with lemon tarragon dressing), French Onion Soup (not gloppy or burned or too sweet, just perfect). My husband had seared tuna over wild rice. My choice was the 1/2 roasted chicken over mushrooms with a side of spinach and garlic. Perfectly prepared! There is a Floating Island on the dessert menu which we will order next time. This is a neighborhood find!
Wonderful food. First time here. My only complaint is that the host/hostess came over 4 times to get our dinner order within the first 10 minutes Of sitting down (we had a 6:00 reservation and were seated on time. I ordered a glass of wine immediately but like to drink for 15-20 minutes before I order food. After the 4th time they asked if we were ready to order (6:10) I told him a bit irritated that I would let him know when we were ready to order. Then he finally said they need to turn over the table. I asked him when. He said 7:30. I told him NO problem that we’d be gone by then. We were done by 7:15 as I knew we would be. Just rude of them to be so aggressive.
We dined at Le Parisien this past Saturday after participating in the Women’s March. The restaurant is very small and is suitable for couples who want a delicious French meal in a space that feels a little bit like Paris. Tables are close together and do not really permit very private conversations. The wine list is limited so you won’t spend a lot of time choosing the perfect bottle. The food is delicious and beautifully presented. I loved the sautéed pork medallions and my wife enjoyed the trout with lentils. Dessert was equally good with the Apple tarte being my selection. Wait staff was courteous and efficient. This is a nice neighborhood bistro for a tasty meal without the kids.
Great service, and dinner which included onion soup, escargot and mussels Parisien. Everything is good to eat. Always a great evening.
We had a REALLY delicious meal. The service was friendly and efficient . The restaurant is small and cozy so a reservation is a good idea.
Best onion soup ever. Their skate fish did is fabulous. Mussels were very good but have had better.
Excellent, cozy, nice selection of wines by glass and delicious lunch choices.
Able to hear yourself so noise level good.
Food is great, service is warm and efficient and not overly fussy. Food came out much too quickly though and there was not enough time between courses. Everything else is so authentically French so this surprised me. Tables are very close together (again typical of a French bistrot), but maybe just a bit too close. Great wine values.