Le Singe Vert

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613 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French

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About

The Marais is reborn in Chelsea at Le Singe Vert, courtesy of the brass coat racks, long wooden bar, distressed mirrors and wicker chairs – all antiques owner Georges Forgeois sourced personally from his travels in France and North Africa.

In addition to the allure of the authentic surroundings, Le Singe Vert boasts a unique duality as both an energetic bistro and romantic hideaway treasured by a variety of guests: Singles grabbing a bite before a night on the town, families relishing a three-course meal and enamored couples enjoying a quiet evening in a secluded corner.

The menu of classic bistro fare appeals to this eclectic crowd, beginning with enticing offerings from the raw bar, to the outstanding steak frites, and of course the decadent chilled pot au chocolat for dessert. Although always festive, “Le Singe” is truly the place to be on holidays, especially for its legendary parties on Halloween, Valentine’s Day and Gay Pride.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Monday to Friday Lunch: 11.30am to 3.45pm
Monday to Sunday Dinner: 5pm to 10.45pm
Saturday & Sunday Brunch: 11am to 3.45pm
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Phone number
(212) 366-4100
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Fernando Merino
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
19 and 20th Streets
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Parking details
Little Man Parking Garage at 150 West 20th street between 7th & 8th Avenues
212.627.4505
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Public transit
Subway:
1 to 18th Street
A/C/E to 23rd Street
F/M to 14th Street
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Entertainment
Please refer to our website and Facebook page for the latest information on our live musical acts.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.1
food
4.0
service
4.0
ambience
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Tahoe
1 review
Reviewed on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food service ambience

Great place for a quick and affordable lunch! I love the croq masseur

G
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Discovered Le Singe by accident about six years ago. I and a few of my friends have been addicted to the food, the ambiance, the attentive waitstaff and delicious bartenders!

GM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I think the waiter forgot about us for a while. Also the runner brought food to the table that wasn’t ours. As always I tipped over 20% but the waiter wasn’t attentive. The food was great as usual. The meat was overcooked (asked for rare and it was barely pink) but the taste was there. I think the temp was more of a waiter issue or it sat under the heat lamp too long.

B
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Although we arrived a few minutes early for our reservation, the hostess “greeted” us by advising us That there were a lot of reservations, and that we would have to vacate our table in an hour and a half. I consider this a very inhospitable way to treat your dinner guests. The restaurant needs to be in control of its timing, and should make its reservations accordingly. As it turns out, there was more than enough time, because the restaurant’s service was prompt. There was no need to make us feel during the entire dinner that we needed to be in a rush. In the future I will give my business to the multiple number of restaurants in New York City that know how to make their guests feel at home

VC
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, cheery ambiance, nice service and a great classical French menu.

DY
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic, the service ws great, but the volume of sound and lack of sound obsortion materials, made the venue VERY loud!

KG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great pre-theatre dinner. Service attentive and aware of our timing which I only mentioned in open table reservation. Cozy and delicious

GM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

There was a slight mix up at the beginning of the evening. The host sat me at a table while my blind date who arrived ten minutes earlier than I had been place at another table. My date had stated the reservation was under my name so I’m not sure the reason it happened. My date texted me and thankfully I hadn’t turned my cell phone to silent yet. Also once I sat with my date it took a while before I received a menu. The waitress and the food more than made up for the mix up with the host. It was my first time there and I will definitely return for dinner again.

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Le Singe is a true find. On our first visit, we were so impressed by the food and the authentic French ambiance. Certainly a gem for a cold winter night. The lobster bisque soup was the best that I have had.
We will become ‘regulars’ as this has become one of our favorite restaurants.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

we'll repeat! great food and time with friends

RN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Great neighborhood restaurant...reliable, constant

MP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3 of us went for Sunday Brunch. We each had a different dish and all were excellent.

GG
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Consistently good, but happy to have a server, Gustafa, that was professional, friendly and inviting. Also great to see Cedric....a real Frenchman in a French restaurant. Will go back again and soon.

HH
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Le Singe Vert never disappoints. It is an authentic French bistro and a neighborhood staple.

S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

An old fashioned French restaurant with lots of ambiance, perfectly good food and nice quiet atmosphere.

JB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I went with to meet my husband for a Halloween dinner. The room was well decorated and lively. The food, though a bit pricey, was good as well as the service.

SC
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Never fails to please. Impeccable service, beautifully presented food and a “with it” crowd.

N
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

I have been twice and both experiences were equally great. The food and atmosphere make for a great evening. A shout out to the host/owner on my most recent visit for taking the time and care to make up for a less than great experience with our server. I’ll go back and am happy to refer others here.

RR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've been eating at Le Singe Vert for years, and the food has always been excellent; the service always friendly and attentive.

T
New England
15 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our third visit and really enjoy the authentic French bistro ambience and very good cuisine. When in NYC we alway make it a point to dine here...our type of place.

K
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated two birthdays
Service was fabulous
Food was well prepared and excellent

NY
New York Area
190 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great French bistro. It has a very warm vibe and the food and service are excellent. They have probably the best oysters in the area.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always great, wonder local vibe

OT
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always an exceptional experience. Been here quite a few times. Never disappoints. The only thing I might have an issue with is how close the tables are. I'm not a big person but when the dining room is full it's pretty hard to get around. I don't know how the staff doesn't. Other than that, the food, service and room is great! Will keep going back!

D
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Magnifique! Great atmosphere, fantastic service and wonderful food. Well done and thank you!

J
New York Area
135 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

My guest's "lava"-free chocolate fondant was the first disappointing course I have ever encountered at Le Singe. (And it was quickly replaced by an alternative and gratis.) But the restaurant is still my 4-star neighborhood fave.

DS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Not as good as it used to be, but food is decent. They used to have a good seafood stew and trout dish. They no longer do.

J
New York Area
135 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

With this week's Dover sole special, the chef broke through his 4-star food rating to a brilliant 5. Le Singe is always a cut above "neighborhood gem", but often is downright inspired. There's also amazing raie fish, duck, hanger steak and more. You can't go wrong.

TV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Passed by many times, but finally had dinner at Le Singe Vert last night. Great atmosphere, cozy French bistro. Very nice service too!

JC
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Forgeois Group has really raised the bar when it comes to French cuisine and ambiance. The manager Walter catered to our every need, as well as the rest of the staff. Restaurateur Georges Forgeois (Le Singe Vert’s owner/operator) even stopped by our table to ensure our satisfaction. This is certainly a MUST VISIT AGAIN RESTAURANT! Thank you Le Singe Vert for such a wonderful dining experience!

HR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Food was sub-standard; soup was all over supporting dish; steak over cooked. Service was average. Disappointing all round.

m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service, never fails!
This is my neighborhood place to go to whenever my out of time guests arrive.

G
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I discovered this neighborhood gem by accident in 2013. I've been totally addicted to the place. Great food. Fernando the head chef has created a great menu. The waitstaff is always attentive. The bartenders know their craft. I've brought friends from all over the country to Le Singe. Everyone has loved it. On occasion, not often enough, Fernando has Brandade de morue on the menu which is superb. I highly recommend Le Singe for any occasion.

GJ
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and wine in this classic Chelsea French bistro. The pinot Noir was especially delicous!

MB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The food was better than average but it was SO overpriced it was hard to enjoy it as much as I would have otherwise. The bread was warm but stale and the butter was cold - the breadbasket says a lot about the restaurant in my opinion! I ordered the burrata, which was delicious, but the heirloom tomato served with it was not ripe. This was a special occasion as I live outside NYC and I would not return here again.

DA
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I have been coming here, literally, since it opened. I’ve watched the prices creep up, but (after a few months’ absence) I was shocked by how high the prices have gone, and how unjustified the meals presented merit those costs. $41 for Steak Frites? Maybe at The Odeon, but definitely not here. A less expensive cut of hanger steak was north of $30 as well ... the hanger steak I got was small, over-charred, and served with a pile of truffle risotto that was uninspired. They also removed the burger and mussels from the menu, eliminating two bistro classics and two of the more reasonable items that defined the place, and any French bistro, for that matter. Servers never seem to know who gets what ... they show up and “auction” the dishes (“Who gets this?...). I used to come here for the great atmosphere, delicious food and reasonable prices. I hope management pulls back the price increases, or does something more to elevate this to the higher end dining establishment that would its prices.

T
New York Area
241 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great specials, great staff great drinks. We had a great time at Le Singe.

B
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

been there many times and very good. will continue to patronize.

SH
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easy and wonderful as always.

EC
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Way too loud!!! It was a special friends get together and we could barely hear each other - very annoying.
I usually come for lunch and did not expect the huge, noisy bar crowd.

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