We had a great anniversary dinner here, food was excellent.
I wanted a traditional French fine dining experience for my significant other, who is the gourmet in our relationship. Le Perigord delivered exactly that. Appetizers (foie gras and escargot) and main courses (roast duck and veal) were spectacular; desserts were excellent. Only flaw in service was delay in bringing the check. Not cheap, but definitely worth the money for a special occasion.
Worst experience we ever had food poorly prepared and presented. The waiter was embarasaed he took off the the drinks and discounted the bill without being asked.
But we still paid for bad food . Would never consider returning.
Wonderful atmosphere, great service, great food.
What more could you ask for!
The food was ok, nothing special. Nice atmosphere great waiters..
It's difficult to imagine a more welcoming restaurant with such good food. A real treat.
Great and friendly service! Excellent food! Very inclusive menu.
Classic old school Manhattan French restaurant. If you want to know or feel like you have lived on NY's park ave or Sutton Place this is the spot to experience. It is classic French with a warm and welcoming ambience. The food could be better but there is no doubt they are trying to make your evening memorable. My wife grew up in this area and it always brings her back to those special occasions shared with her family. If you want to remember NY as it was there is no better neighborhood spot than this. Gentleman wear a sport coat and show this gem its respect. Certainly after 50 yrs they have earned it.
Excellent classic French with sauces and all great service.
The service was excellent, and the bread, butter, and wine were superb, as were the desserts. The appetizer (pate) and main course (lamb) that I chose were a little disappointing but perhaps I just chose the wrong things. I would definitely go back to try again. (Pate was a little salty and the sauce for the lamb masked the taste of the lamb .) The fish that the table next to mine ordered looked delicious, .however, so when I go again I will try that.
Outstanding classic cuisine which has stayed constant and true to its original excellence.
Dover Sole and Souffle are the reasons to dine together with a classic NYC French Restaurant ambience.
Service could be crisper and worthy of an establishment such as this one, however, the cuisine overlooks that shortcoming.
lovely experience. we felt like we had been transported back in time. very gracious serving. food choices were nice for restaurant week.
If you appreciate a classic restaurant with an old fashioned vibe and traditional French food Le Perigord is a good choice. We ate dinner there during restaurant week. The menu choices were fine, the service somewhat indifferent and the ambiance very pleasant. During regular times this restaurant would be expensive and we would probably dine elsewhere for the money.
Delicious classic French food as usual. Two of us had the Restaurant Week dinner, which was fabulous. Unusual choices (pate with side salads, a vegetable tart that was more like a souffle) both wonderful. One of us had the loin of lamb (extra charge) and the other the Pike Quenelles in Lobster sauce -- both dishes outstanding.. and large portions. The desserts were too sweet, however, for my taste. My husband ordered from the regular menu -- fois gras and roast duck -- both excellent. There are very few restaurants like Le Perigord left in NY. I hope they stay in business forever!
Old reliable classic French style and menu, quiet and dignified.
Delightful lunch with friends; quiet and no pressure to leave. Food is outstanding.
Quaint neighborhood staple with very good service. Food was good but lacked the seasoning necessary to make it pop. Chocolate mousse dessert was too rich.
Fabulous refined dining
Very relaxed and comfortable with a retro elegant ambience. Classic French cuisine cooked to perfection.
is it the Restaurant Week that the service is way less than expected? Food is good though.
Went there for restaurant week. Great selection of food and very ample portions. Been here many times. Love it here.
Everything was fantastic: service, food, ambience, we will be back again next time we are in Manhattan. Loved it all. Can't wait to come back.
It was a beautiful restaurant with delicious French Food. Because the atmosphere was so quiet, it is the type of place that is perfect for a business lunch; the staff was attentive and warm and you weren't packing in next to your fellow diners as you often are in New York restaurants.
very pleasant ambience, excellent food and service.pike dish with lobster sauce was exquisite.very friendly, home like feeling atmosphere.we [five of us] had a wonderful time.
Had an amazing experience here. The wait staff was very friendly and attentive. I ordered the gazpacho, lamb, and fruit tart off the restaurant week menu. The food was great. I highly recommend this restaurant. Will definitely be back!
Great food ! The decorations need to be reviewed, but the quality of the menu is outstanding.
Superb Restaurant Week menu, with generous portions. I enjoyed quenelles, which I haven't had or made in years - just lovely. Good pate, vege tart first courses too. Highly recommended.
We went here during Restaurant Week. Perhaps that explains the inferior quality of the food for such a fine restaurant with such a good reputation. Every dish was just average.
While restaurants come and go, with 50 years in business Le Perigord must be doing something right. Yes the dining scene is dominated by a "mature" clientele. The dining room could be used for a Mad Men episode w/out any alterations. However one goes for the food. Classical French with fresh ingredients, heavy flavorful sauces, a dessert cart and service that is from a generation past which is a good thing.
Be forewarned the menu again is classical French yet there are options for all diners. The Dover Sole is a signature dish. Yet for those who may wish to indulge, Sweet Bread is available (and no this is not with sugar frosting!) The veg tart looses all pretense of healthy when coupled with eggs and flakey dough. However this is the French cuisine of a generation before statins. Enjoy some Rose' during the summer months and you will swear you are in Paris during the 1960's.
Of note while there is not a formal dress code, a jacket for men is appropriate, tie optional. The wait staff are in dinner jackets and their is still a Captain overseeing service. While probably a bit heavy for daily dining; for a special occasion, to impress out of town guests or if you are dining with a foodie, not to be missed. Of note the prix-fixe of approx $85 for dinner is actually somewhat of a value in Manhattan in this day and age. For restaurant week the $42 dinner prix-fixe offers a great opportunity to enjoy classical French on a budget.
Very good value. The kitchen has a great command of fine, classic french food. Suggest the Vegetable tart, Quenelles, and the mouse. Great meal.
The service is always wonderful. Captain was so friendly and happy to make recommendationd and explain menu items. Food was excellent and was pleased that they honored my request for specific table. Warm ambiance and friendly service a welcome change from the attitude you see in some other high end restaurants.
great food, great service, great old world ambiance. highly recommended.
Good food and good service. We will return
Loved this restaurant. A true classy yet relaxed restaurant serving excellent French food. The service is impeccable without being snooty.
You can't do better than the Restaurant Week price. The regular menu is something else.
Waiters were very gracious. We went for "restaurant Week" . Felt we got the same service as if we were ordering off the full price menu. Not always the case at other restaurants!
A cathedral of French dining, service, and ambiance. My party of 3 thoroughly enjoyed our experience.
On July 31, 2016, during the NYC Restaurant Week, my wife and I had dinner with two friends. It was excellent. We had not been there for six months. The owner, Georges Briguet, greeted us when we arrived there. He took us to a nice table. For the appetizers, we had salad, pate, and vegetable tarts. For the main course, we had pike Quenelle with lobster sauce, salmon, and chicken. For dessert, we had floating islands and fruit tarts. It was very quiet there and we had good conversations. This restaurant is very special. When we left, we thanked him. His main concern that we had enjoyed our dinner there.
Everything was lovely; truly an outstanding dining experience where the food, wine, service and décor all were what classic "fine dining" should be, and was in years gone by, but is so difficult to find these days! Le Perigord is a gem and we hope it continues for many more years. Lobster bisque, cold foie gras, beef Wellington and veal morels were very delicious!