Le Privé

4.5
398 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Le Privé is redefining French dining with elegant style, exquisite dishes, charming ambiance, and gracious hospitality in the heart of Hell's Kitchen.
Indoor and outdoor dining available including tented and heated pergola terrace and backyard garden.
Online order for Pick-up available

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
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vipJann
New York Area
409 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Thanksgiving prix fixe dinner included a bottle of wine.

The Good:
Red wine -excellent
Escargot appetizer - delicious

The Disappointing:
Turkey was from a turkey roll not a whole roasted turkey
Gravy was thin consistency & mild flavor
Brussels sprouts with bacon were severely overcooked

Missing:
No stuffing
No cranberry sauce
No pie for dessert

Dessert were so-so.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The chicken and duck liver is really good .

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SueNY27
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service. Beautiful garden for warm weather. Pretty inside.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Probably the worst (non-welcome) ever from the female host. We were rained on really hard around 2PM this afternoon and she literally didn't say anything when I was saying, we have a reservation under Joanne. Sorry we were rained on etc and I literally needed to fix my hair in the ladies room. She just ignored everything. Lacks compassion. The worst host ever. Service was made up for by Chad and the other bartender. Also she didn't look up our reservation so no special occasion table as well. Considering I've bookmarked this in like forever, I was really turned off.

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vipculinarylover
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

First off the table we were seated as was so dark you couldn't see the menu w/o your flashlight. It wasn't just us, the party of 3 next to us who were 25 years younger easy made the exact same comment upon being seated. Absurd to not be able to see it was so ark. Waiter was rude from the start...no name introduction just what can I get you. We had to ask for specials & there wasn't one. The appetizer we ordered (mussels which was actually an entrée offering) were cold. They came in a tureen which should have been covered IMO but to no avail so they were cold. But please note our entree's arrived at the same time as the appetizer. The server who brought everything was like well I didn't take your order.

Our server then showed up & asked me "what do you want me to do"? Really....you need to ask what the hell needs to be done? Of course he was none too happy & it was evident but at that point I was none too happy with his attitude & screw up he didn't take responsibility for.

I sent them back (I had the duck breast & my wife had the mac n cheese) & asked they not be held under the heat lamp but remade. His reply was we don't have heat lamps here which I know is a bunch of BS since I've personally worked in many professional kitchens. I would say everyone of them has had heat lamps up on the expediting line.

The duck was not cooked to my asking. I specifically said "no pink" medium & he suggested I not do that but I said listen I don't want pink. Too bad, I got pink so clearly that was ignored. They took it back to heat it how I don't know but the parsnip puree was lukewarm & the duck was still mildly warm for $32.00!

The mac n' cheese was okay nothing outstanding as we were told it would be but at least it was hot. The bread on the table was really small slices from a really small baguette as one can tell w/ olive oil side.

We will not be back nor should you go unless you care to be really disappointed. It was not worth the price of admission.

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vipNYTheaterLover
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Visiting NYC, looking for a nice pre-theater dinner experience. Broadway Direct suggested Le Prive as a favored spot near our theater. Made a reservation on Open Table. When OT asked for confirmation, confirmed. The day before, Le Prive called to confirm reservation; I called and left a confirming message. The day of, Le Prive called again. Two hours later they cancelled the Open Table reservation. I called to confirm. 1.5 hours before arrival time, they called and asked for a credit card. When we arrived, right on time, there were NO other tables occupied - not one! SIX communications required to secure a reservation where NO other diners apparently planned to go! Too much work.
Food was OK, nothing memorable. We were rushed along, as if there were others waiting for our table (not). We were offered dessert, no menu. Ordered one mousse au chocolat to split -- its texture was solid and dense, not fluffy like mousse should be. Then they charged us $14 for it. Coffee was horrible. I left with a bad taste in my mouth, literally and figuratively.
My advice to theater-goers in the neighborhood: There are many attractive French restaurants nearby. Choose one of them.

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Alvi
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice place. Just went for a couple cups of wine and some cheese and had a wonderful time. Waiters are amazing

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice staff, great food. Very welcoming and helpful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must try!! We had an absolutely incredible experience!!

The food, service, and atmosphere was EXCELLENT. Our waiter Omar took the time to answer any questions we had, offered honest recommendations, and made us feel welcomed.

The manager, Gary, was also extremely kind. He came over and made sure we were happy with our visit. He gave us other suggestions at their sister restaurant next door, and even took the time to bring us over.

Their menu had a great selection, and every dish we ordered was delicious. We will definitely go back when we are in the city again!

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vipCheffolez
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and lovely food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband Peter and I had the opportunity of dinning at Le Privé not long after it opened and found it wonderful. We frequented the restaurant with friends a few times when passing through NYC. Then Covid hit and we have been away nearly two years and hoped and prayed it could survive. It has! Once we were able to travel again we made at trip to East Coast from our home in Hawaii but detoured to NYC to once again dine at Le Privé. What a treat! The two of us dined on French onion soup a fish salad and the fabulous duck. The staff was as courteous as ever, overseen by Fabrice who could not have been more gracious.
The following night we invited friends to join us and each one commented on the exquisite flavor of everything. The duck again was perfect and two thought the bouillabaisse was the best they had ever had. We tried three of the deserts and the were fantastic.
I highly recommend Le Privé and the food and atmosphere are wonderful and prices reasonable

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was wonderful and very attentive. Fabrice came over and greeted us. He remembered us from previous visits!
I had the French onion soup and fish salad. Both were awesome. My husband had the duck which was excellent. Le Privé is our favorite French restaurant in NYC and we were so delighted to know that they had survived the financial crunch of Covid. We will be back on our next trip to the city!

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MichelleM
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent staff, excellent service and excellent food! We were a large group and everyone was pleased! Will definitely visit again when we return to NY! Thanks for taking great care of us!

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EloyY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Located in Hell's Kitchen of Manhattan and prior to our matinee show, my partner and I met an old friend/ex-coworker to catch up at this French establishment. Le Privé means "the secret" in French and a classic neighborhood bistro with both indoor and outdoor dining. Reservation is recommended as it's a cozy place and easily made via Open Table. Upon arrival, we were greeted by the host Christin who was friendly and informative. Inside they have these amazing chandeliers that take you back to the time when we went to Paris. Since it was gorgeous day, we decided to sit outside and our servers were Nate and Gary. Ordering off of their brunch menu, we had Soupe à l'Oignon (Onion soup, gruyere crustade) with a side of fries, Moules Frites (Mussels, dijon mustard, chardonnay, fennel, garlic, and basil) and Le Hamburger consisting of Raclette, pickled green tomato, paprika aioli, arugula on a brioche bun. The dishes were very well prepared, tasty and the portions just right. Unfortunately we didn't have room for desserts but may look into the powdered beignets or creme brûlée next time. The staff was very cordial and the price was comparable to any bistro. So if you're in Hell's Kitchen area and want French, we can recommend this place.

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vipacsntn
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful friendly service, delicious food, great HK vibe

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MayaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful! The food was delicious, service was perfect, and the staff were very easy. Will absolutely be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We have been there several times & have never had a poor experience. This time was a little disappointing in that we ordered the Pate. Immediately one guest noticed it didn’t taste right. When we brought it up to the server, he said it could’ve been the last one in a batch & did replace it however

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service once again. Le Privé is quickly becoming our friend group favorite. The staff is fun and friendly - and the food & drinks men offer something for everyone’s tastes. Thank you for a wonderful time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic - we sat outside but it was a lovely day. The service was sublime - thank you Fabrice and his friend! The food was fabulous.

Also great espresso!!!!

Definitely returning

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AndreaM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely backyard that is a sanctuary in Hell’s Kitchen. Delicious food and drinks. Great service!

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vipihatenicknames
New York Area
261 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Le Prive. Excellent French food in midtown for less than $$$$ is hard to find.
The pate is fabulous and can be shared. The Salade du Jardin was filled with seasonal goodies. The Boulliabaise was fabulous. And of course we ended with beignets
The wait staff was warm,friendly, attentive , and knowledgeable--another thing you don't always find at a French restaurant.

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YinY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our group of eight went to Le Prive to celebrate a new job and a birthday. We were satisfied with both the food and service. The restaurant offered free Prosecco which made the occasion a memorable one. Excellent customer service!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service and delicious French cuisine. Fun and relaxed dining.

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Joanne
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's one of the best places I've been. We had such a great time. Really love it!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service made the experience worth while. The food was very tasty and traditional French. The server’s wine recommendation was on point. Worth trying and going back to try other items. I had the steak frites and my friend had the Bouillabaisse and both were very tasty and satisfying.

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AndyP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience4

Service was not good, to the point a used dish left the table was emptied in the trash and brought back rather than a clean dish being brought out.
Food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I like this place a lot. The food is good and not TOO expensive, and the waitstaff are friendly, helpful, and efficient. Interesting neighborhood, too, if you feel like walking around.

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vipGwinevere
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff and food or excellent at La Privé. I hidden gem in Hells kitchen

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vpetronio
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was simply perfect.

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vipKhoberg17
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Le prive is always my go to for a delicious dinner or brunch. The staff here is always lovely and very accommodating. The food is always to die for as well. The steak frites is the best. Every time I bring a family member or friend here for dinner, they always are raving about it. Thank you!

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joedspin
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A charming and authentic French restaurant. I especially enjoyed the duck entree and the crème brûlée. Our waiter suggested perfect wine pairings.

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BastienB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great ambiance, friendly staff, highly recommend escargot filet mignon and house cocktails

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're hungry, get the Madam for brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place is phenomenal. Everything we ordered was delicious, and it met or exceeded every expectation

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vipAileenS
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall a very nice Sunday brunch spot. Typical french bistro fare but the signature cocktails were delish.

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vipgeneB
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Again, another wonderful dinner with friends at this charming French Bistro.
The BEST service and of course wonderful food

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vipGuifred
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

pre theater dinner. very good. even gave us port after dinner. Service was very attentive.

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vipGwinevere
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I get treated like royalty every time I go to Le Privé. A real gem!

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vipcrasol
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Large family get together. Staff extremely knowledgeable professional and friendly and entire crowd thoroughly enjoyed their meal and said they will return.

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vipscrod
New England
245 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Delicious steak and salmon. First time trying this restaurant and will definitely go back

FAQs

Le Privé offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 837-2795.

Le Privé is rated 4.5 stars by 398 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.