About Le Parisien

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.

163 East 33rd Street
New York, NY 10016
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
lunch and dinner 7 days / week
Brunch Saturday and Sunday

Cross Street:
3rd Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 889-5489

Website:
http://leparisiennyc.com/

Parking Details:
Take the #6 train to 33rd Street.

Executive Chef:
Johnathan Masse

Additional:
Beer, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Le Parisien Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (40)
Authentic (32)
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Cozy (26)
Good for a Date (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Comfort Food (14)
Great for Lunch (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Romantic (11)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Fun (7)
Great for Brunch (6)
Business Meals (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Good for Groups (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 17, 2016

service is rushed, food is tasteless & overpriced, tables are too close to each other. had a grilled artichoke salad for $13 that was a pile of arugula & canned artichokes lightly browned! very disappointing. the busboy took my plate out from under me while I still had the fork in my mouth. horrid, rushed service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 17, 2016

the food is impeccable

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 (Charleston)·Dined on March 14, 2016

Super tiny, a bit rough around the edges. Brusque service

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 (London)·Dined on March 12, 2016

Delicious food in a small neighbourhood bistro with good buzz. If I lived closer I'd dine there often. No nonsense efficient service. Very good value

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 8, 2016

While I enjoyed my steak and my husband his salmon, we found the tables spaced too close together and the noise level didn't lend itself to conversation.

Not very friendly wait staff. Our waitress never asked how we were enjoying our food, or if we needed anything.

Based on the aforementioned, we won't be back anytime soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 6, 2016

Has feel of authentic French bistro Even though the tables are quite close together this adds to its Gallic charm . Really good food & wine I felt I was back in France.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 5, 2016

I have been to Le Parisien with friends and family multiple times, eaten almost everything on the menu and never been disappointed. This most recent visit, we had three different kinds of mussels, which were all spectacular, salad and creme brulee. The service is courteous and swift but not hovering. I do recommend making a reservation because it's becoming better and better known as a find.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2016

But don't tell anyone. Great Honest Food that still has flavor in NYC! Fast, move you out service.. Classic Bistro. Fantastic Value for the Price

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on March 4, 2016

I can't say enough about this place. The casual setting, delicious food, excellent wine, great service, and unbeatable prices! Everything mixed together made for a truly spectacular evening. Highly recommend Le Parisien! Definitely make a reservation since there are limited tables and was full throughout the evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2016

Outstanding escargot and mussels.
Great service and ambiance.
Highly recommended.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 1, 2016

A fantastic little place, great food and service. Would definitely come back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 29, 2016

Wonderful dishes, healthy and tasty.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Delicious food in a charming little boîte. About 12 -15 tables. We can recommend the skate, the special zucchini soup, the endive salad, and the tarte tatin. Wines by the glass fell short for us. Very limited wine list and those we drank were sub-par. Efficient, friendly service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 23, 2016

Their amazing Steak tartare should be on the menu year round. We'd go a lot more in the winter if it was. Otherwise it was great.

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 (Dublin)·Dined on February 19, 2016

I totally recommend this place. Food was delicious and the place was very cozy. Also, we received the best service! I'm happy to hace discovered this place!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2016

Tough to find a good French spot in Murray Hill. This is a solid find. Been for dinner and brunch. Menu is not very extensive, but what they do, they do well. Typical French fare just done in excellent quality.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 15, 2016

It's the best Bistro in the City. But don't tell anyone. Great Honest Food that still has flavor in NYC! Fast, move you out service.. Classic Bistro. Fantastic Value for the Price

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Great food, great service, but tables a little too close together.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2016

We love Le Parisien; the food is always top-quality and it's a cozy neighborhood favorite. I feel like we have our own busy bistro tucked away right by Lex and 33rd. But it's not like no one knows it--the place is always packed, for good reason. Hard to find something so dependable and reasonable these days.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Set menu was excellent in its choices and diversity on Valentines Day. Perfectly cozy in an authentic European way. Finished the night with a trip to the top of the Empire State Building for additionally romantic flair.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2016

I came here with my boyfriend on Valentine's day for the pre-fixe menu. Each course was delicious, I LOVED my salmon with veggie risotto main course which the waiter recommended for me. The restaurant is small and cozy--so beware that you will be sitting very close to the people next to you. This didn't bother us one bit though. The staff were all nice and attentive. Overall it was a great dinner we were really happy with our choice to come here.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 13, 2016

My fiancé and I dropped by here on a whim late last year and loved everything. We just re-visited for a Valentines Day celebration and couldn't have been more happy. Great staff, incredible food, fair prices. Love, love, love...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2016

The food was good and I would return. The space is very small and while we did go here late on a Friday evening I was disappointed that they were out of creme brûlée and the apple tart. Additionally I chose this restaurant because I wanted something very specific which I found out they did not have on their winter menu; however, the restaurant's website did not specify whether the menus available online was for spring or winter.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on February 12, 2016

This restaurant has authentic French food and atmosphere. It is reasonably priced and the staff are warm and welcoming. It is small though, so make a reservation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2016

Le Parisien is not a large restaurant but it has wonderful ambiance and the food is really quite good. The dishes are very nicely presented and delicious. The menu is not extensive but there is sufficient variety as well as specials so you can avoid repeats. Although not repeating some of the dishes is hard. This is one of our go to places in NYC.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2016

LE PARISIEN is a wonderfully warm bistro, a little bit of Paris in the Murray Hill area. Everyone there is so personable and the food is always well prepared and plated with care. The atmosphere is one that Collette would have recognized and felt at home in. I have tried everything on the menu and it is all wonderful. Don't pass up a chance to have a wonderful evening at Le Parisien.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 29, 2016

As many other reviewers have said, this small, intimate space has wonderful atmosphere; you really do feel transported to someplace very far east of 33rd and 3rd--i.e. to France. The portion of moules I had was very generous, loved the choice of 4 ways to serve them, and my husband, a coq au vin affianado, was extremely pleased with his. We will definitely go back. We were searching the neighborhood and found this thanks to Open Table!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2016

I can't believe I never heard of this place. I just took my chances in checking the neighborhood on Open Table and took a chance on Le Parisien. As a big francophile this is now going to be my go to place in Murray Hill!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2016

Love le Parisien. Makes me feel like I am back in Paris. Its crowded and pretty impossible to have a private conversation BUT if love great bistro food and ambiance at good prices this is the place!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2016

Nice Paris style bistro
Enjoyed casual lunch in an unrushed atmosphere. I had endive salad with roquefort & pears (very tasty). My dining companion had mussels and she also liked it very much. The space is very cozy but can feel a little tight. Quite a lovely place -I'd like to try it for dinner next time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2016

In a very small space, the owners of Le Parisien have created bistro French food of a high quality. My skate was superb accompanied by caramelized onions & artichoke puree; my husband had Rainbow trout with lentils which was good, but not superb. The tarte tantan was delicious & the prices were moderate.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2016

Small place with a wonderful French atmosphere. Felt as if we were back in Paris

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2016

Le Parisien was definitely a find. A very small restaurant, it was good we made reservations. The food and wine were very good. It was a bit noisy and we were seated in a crowded area where you could listen to the next table's conversation. But overall, i would go there again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2016

Highly recommend this neighborhood gem for a delicious dinner with friends or a loved one - no kids. The duck, coq au vin and creme brulee are my personal favorites. However, I've never had a bad meal here.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2016

interesting little place on the east side of nyc in the murray hill section, very good food at moderate prices and extremely attentive service. only suggestion, would be for a somewhat larger wine list.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2016

The restaurant is very small and some tables do not offer quite enough room to stretch your legs while eating. That being said, the food and service were very good and I plan on revisiting again soon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2016

We had a very nice dinner but we accidentally spilled a glass of wine that caused some spray towards our neighbor. We apologized but they were not so accepting. The wait staff gave them a glass of wine on the house and cleaned our mess with efficiency and politeness. I can not say more about how well the staff handled a difficult situation during a very busy time. I will always recommend this restaurant for the food and the great staff!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2016

The last order for lunch menus is quiet early- it's 2:15PM. I enjoyed food especially Croque-Monsieur. Salad for side was so good also. I'll definitely visit again for a weekend brunch.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 2, 2016

A very nice Paris bistro experience. Exactly the food you expect and want with realistic prices. Came here in the Fall and then came back after New Year - what better endorsement.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 31, 2015

We tried its white wine. It tastes great! And the food was very delicious. We like the order of courses very much. As part of my girlfriend's words, it was very similar to what she got in France. We came on New Year's Eve, so the food was special for the peculiar day.

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