Food was classic French bistro and nicely prepared. Overall the experience was very pleasant.
Everything about it just works. It's one of my favorites. It's a simply a great French bistro.
Le Parisien is a cozy French restaurant that has a lot of character. My boyfriend and I ordered the French Onion Soup, Escargots, Mussels in White Wine Sauce and Steak Frites - we enjoyed every single bite. This restaurant may not be glamorous and seating is a bit cramped, but food is affordable and delicious so I would definitely recommend.
I had the trout and it was excellent, my wife had the salmon and she said it was also excellent.
I would definitely eat their again.
We've been to La Parisian several times and always enjoy the delicious and authentic French cuisine. The menu is not too big or too small but just right. I had the roasted artichoke salad and it was well prepared and the mussels with tomatoes and chorizo and amazing fries. Cant' wait to go back!
Great little piece of France in Manhattan. Authentic and well-executed choices across the board. Nice wines at value prices.
Cozy little French restaurant with delicious food. Just what we were looking for!
Loved the mussels! The broth was so flavorful we wanted to drink it! Sesame tuna is yummy and the mushrooms have a lemon flavor. Chicken special was completely eaten as well as the salmon. Friendly service and fair prices. It is small so go early or make a reservation!
This is a little neighborhood gem! He beat French food in town!
A small, cozy, busy place authentically French, albeit a bit salty. Very pleasant service. A great addition to the neighborhood.
This is a lovely, romantic little place and the service was cordial and efficient; my calves liver was perfectly done. The restaurant is so small, however, that once it is filled the noise level can seriously detract from the atmosphere. A quibble, though.
Memorable evening.... It's always a pleasure to be treated to fantastic meal , but meeting a friend from the past at the same time is ultimate . Well done Christien, well done !
Le Parisian never dissapoints! This tiny place is like a portal to Paris. The food, the ambiance, the people, and the mood while all wonderful do not hold a candle to the excellent food. This last visit I tried something new, the skate fish and I am glad I did. Inventive, delishious, and the perfect portion made it a must order again. Be prepared to be sitting in a tight setting and you will get to know your neighboring diners well.
Food was great.
Disappointing food. Salmon was way over cooked; it was obvious that it had been previously cooked as the food was brought out in 5 minutes from ordering. Worst salmon dish i have ever had in a restaurant.
Wonderful as always, the French cooking and wonderful deserts are to be remembered!
Authentic, intimate French bistro; menu has an eclectic, modern flair along with the traditional touches and dishes. A surprise find near NYU hospital.
Excellent food and a cozy place. Great escape from the crowds in midtown. French onion soup was to die for. Best creme brulee I've had in ages. Profiteroles fresh and delicious.
Only one complaint. Freezing cold, arrived 5:10 for a 5:30 reservation and they would not allow us inside as they opened at 5:30. It was a bad way to start off the evening, but they made up for it in a great dining experience.
This restaurant is a real treasure in these days of so many restaurants being forced to close because of huge rent increases. The food and wine are delicious, the service great and a good value.
Delicious food and bustling like a Paris cafe should!
Wish it was in our neighborhood.
My wife and I recently spent about a month in Paris, after living in New York City for less than two years. The highlight of the trip for us was the abundance of good, reasonably affordable food. There's just not enough of that in Manhattan: there are good restaurants here, and cheap restaurants, but the two categories rarely overlap.
Le Parisien offers affordable--not cheap, but affordable--authentic French food in a lively setting. Noise levels were a little on the loud side, but not so loud that it was difficult to carry on a conversation. The kitchen wasn't fast, but also wasn't too slow: the food came out at a very relaxed pace. They don't have a wine list so much as a (n apparently) rotating lineup of a few choice, affordable bottles--not intimidating and makes choosing easy.
Great experience overall. We'll be back.
We bring all our friends from out of the city to this restaurant where every plate is wonderful!
This is a fun, cozy neighborhood bistro. The food is consistently good. The hosts are friendly and gracious, welcoming but not intrusive.
In a neighborhood that has been described as a gastronomic wasteland, this little restaurant stands out as an exception. Expect typical French dishes, well prepared and efficiently served. Yes, it's small, it's cramped, it can get noisy-ish when full up, but it's fun to go to and the menu's a welcome departure from the glut of Irish bars, sports bars, and occasional Mexican and Thai taste-alikes that typify the neighborhood.
Love this place. Great ambience and food. Always go here when I am in NYC. Great service.
We ate early as we've noticed that this little restaurant gets packed later in the evening and the noise is able to ruin a great meal.
Very good food. Very small restaurant. Stingy with tables. Three people had to share a small 2 person table because they didn't want to waste an extra seat. We were asked to move after one person couldn't come. Not too welcoming an environment. Best of luck to them.
Great staff / great food
Very authentic French
Great authentic neighborhood French bistro. Food was very good as was the service.
Very good bistro fair, good value, friendly atmosphere. Crowded and noisy.
Fantastic, fantastic. Great service and great food. Had roasted chicken..my friend had mussels. My roasted chicken portion was small but delicious. I highly recommend.
My partner and I came in from each our ends of the world to meet in New York and have a special dinner together. We're both foodies and Frenchies and scout out our dinning adventures prior to going. This was a truly memorable meal, we split the endive/walnut and blue cheese salad and had the lamb and the steak frites for mains and the mille feuille for dessert. I can't remember to have had such an authentic and well-prepared French meal outside of France (and where a medium rare steak really is rare/medium!) It's a tiny place but somehow there always seemed to be room for an extra guest at a table. The ambiance is intimate and loud - just how it should be. My very best recommendations, we'll surely be coming back next time we're in NYC.
A great find! Wonderful neighborhood french bistro.
Cute little French restaurant with excellent tasty food. Delicious, time after time, it is always well prepared great quality food!
We wisely made a reservation for 4 for a Wednesday evening dinner. Le Parisien is a small, popular local French bistro. It’s rare to find open seating for dinner.
The food and wine is always good. I’ve had most of the items on the dinner menu and never been disappointed (except maybe for the portion size of the duck confit).
Goregous food, gorgeous decor, gorgeous waitress/manager. What more can you ask for.
lunch for two with my cousin visiting from D.C. Perfect spot to talk and dine. Delightful staff. Delicious food - we chose soups and salads. Will be recommending this neighborhood gem to others.
Unfortunately, the server didn't tell us what spices were in the dishes even though we asked it was a constant surprise and NOT a good one. As in food allergies etc. Also, how do you mess up mashed potatoes, they tasted like they were out of a box. Too bad, we had heard such good things. Upon telling the waitress about the food repeatedly there was no care or wanting to make things better, instead it was a shrug and a so what! There are a million amazing places to eat in the city with lovely service, excellent food and care for the patrons, this is NOT one of them.