Match 65 Brasserie (formerly Paris Match)

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907 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Match 65 Brasserie is an authentic Parisian Bistro offering a quintessential Parisian café experience with its bursting atmosphere, quaint interior, vintage artwork, Art Deco inspired pendant lighting, and an outdoor terrasse. Our enticing menu features many French bistro classics using the highest quality ingredients. A thoughtful selection of wine and champagne, both by the glass and bottle, along with house made cocktails and a wide selection of beer combined with our friendly and attentive service has made Match 65 Brasserie a neighborhood stand out and a favorite tourist destination of many.

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Christmas Eve at Match 65 Brasserie. We will be serving lunch and dinner with our regular menu and Christmas specials.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate Christmas Day at Match 65 Brasserie. We will be serving brunch and dinner with our regular menu and Christmas specials.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Celebrate New Year's Eve at Match 65 Brasserie. We will be serving our regular menu and New Year's Eve specials.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 907 People Are Saying
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Sunday brunch. The food was great but the service was a little on the slow side. It may not have been an issue but for the fact that one of our friends had a flight to catch. Nice atmosphere.

OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and excellent service. We will return soon!

KK
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Divine as always! Loved my salmon and everyone was thrilled with their steaks, and steak tartar!

S
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden away on 65th street, this is an atmospheric french experience with great food and super service. Shame we live in England and can only visit occasionally!

OT
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent all around. Service very professional and efficient. Food was great. Everyone in a party of 7 agreed it was a great find.

P
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A neighborhood fav. We eat here, or stop for a drink and glass of wine, or even just a coffee and sweet treat at least once a week when we are in town. The most consistent when it comes to food and service. Always a great crowed. Fun for a small group. Also ask for daily vegan soup specials and daily specials. 10 years we have called this our secret other kitchen, delivery is always great too, menu options a little different with more extensive salad options and sides.
If they ever closed, I may consider moving, that’s how much we love this special spot...

WP
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Neighborhood favorite. Can be very noisy at peak times. Go early. It’s all about the food. True French bistro. The specials are exceptional. Go Tuesday for the Dover Sole and have Crepes Suzette for dessert.

AG
London
15 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect place for a late lunch when shopping.

k
Minneapolis
26 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice small upper east side brasserie with a good vibe. Nice menu selection and special requests no problem. Felt very" neighborhood "which was a plus...,it is a small place and tables are very close together...noise level not an issue even when full. I would recommend this restaurant for a very nice dinner or lunch while in NYC.

t
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I remember this restaurant as Paris Match and being really authentic Parisian bistro. Not anymore! The tables are literally on top of each other with not even any elbow room. The place was jam-packed, so clearly the need to be around other birds of a feather is important enough to this crowd to overlook the cost, physical discomfort and mediocrity of the food.The prices are typically Upper East side overpriced, but to add to the sticker shock the portions are very small so you pay a lot and leave hungry. That's if you can even eat the food! My paillard of chicken (maybe all of 2 oz for $26) was as thin and dry as a matzoh cracker with a cup full of fancy greens on top that could not rescue the dry, tasteless, paper-thin chicken clearly prepared hours (days?) prior. I ordered an artichoke instead thinking it would already be prepared. after a 10 minute wait, the wilted looking very small artichoke ($15) arrived - none of the tough outer leaves had been removed, it was sitting in a small puddle of water and pepper corns, and the hair had not been removed from the heart, so by the time you got to the heart, discarding most of the outer leaves as inedible, there was no proper tool to remove the hair so it became a struggle. The $15 glass of house wine was served in a mini wine glass and only half full- so the three sips of wine were gone by then and so were we.-

D
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

What a terrific French bistro located on the upper east side. Food and service are excellent and has a wonderful ambiance. Tables are close together, but adds to the charm.

D
New England
21 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming atmosphere. Food excellent. Extensive wine list.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots. Location is super convenient. The atmosphere is great and the food is fantastic. Always a lovely experience

T
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Definitely good brunch but pricey! They are always accommodating and pleasant. Food is always fresh.

JB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a perfect Saturday night dinner. Every dish was delicious and the service was attentive and spot on. Lovely evening!

LS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The people who work at Match are warm, attentive, and so accommodating. Food is very good and ambiance is charming. Tables are so close together... only criticism.

J
Kansas City
125 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The tables are far too close, you here every one’s conversations! Too fast of service, it’s like you want us out as quickly as you can! I’ll be. Back, but I’ll wait until I finish my first drink before I order!

GT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a delightful experience from beginning to end. The management and wait staff were wonderful. The food and wine was excellent and it was an outstanding evening out. Thanks to all concerned.

M
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Match 65 is an upper East Side neighborhood gem. A proper French Brasserie with the menu to prove it and the ambiance this restaurant is always a good bet and it has been for many years now. We love coming back again and again and the food is always up to standards and the service is very friendly and efficient.
It is a versatile place that works well for lunch, dinner or brunch.

CH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a great restauarant for its food, its service and its ambiance. Great for people watching as well. The bar is big enough to get seat at but small enough to be intimate.

KB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. The staff is so warm and welcoming and go beyond to make you feel comfortable. The food is excellent and the bartender was wonderful. The wine list is fantastic. Get the chocolate croissants at brunch if there are any left. I can’t wait to return.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem, Match 65 never disappoints. Food is great and service is excellent

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared a foie gras terrine ( delicious!!) than I had yummy steak tartare and my guest loved his Brie cheese Hamburger with truffle fries.
Great lunch and perfect waitress with an adorable French accent!
Mercì

B
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An all around favorite!!!

d
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Hamburger meat was quite tough -- the rest good. Always an attractive place to go.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The octopus salad with parsley and capers is excellent, all the salads in the menu are delicious and the special of the day-sole meunière is exquisite.

k
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food... very pleased with everything!!

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Match 65 receptionist was happy to accommodate the group one hour earlier than expected and gave us a perfect table. It made our evening great. Everyone loved their meals, trout or salmon.

OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved my kale Caesar salad and branzino. Crème Brulee was awesome too. Lots of great wine for under $100.

V
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Loud. But fun. Good was ok.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love it !

A
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's a bit cramped, neighborhoody, young and old, a little of NYC with good food and service. Fun.

LB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was unbelievably good with good sized portions. I will definitely return!

k
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tarte tatine was outstanding!

DY
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

great value, great food , great selection and superb service

WP
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Paris in NY. Comme il faut.

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LW
Argentina
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant, great food, warm personable staff.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a repeat diner at Match 65 - the best brasserie in NYC! Food, service, decor are all outstanding.

BE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The nice thing about Match 65 is that it is near Temple Emanu-El. I thought it was going to rain so I made a reservation for Tuesday evening, after our Yom Kippur services. But it didn't rain, and frankly, I am sorry we didn't go to Donohue's on Lexington Avenue, where we usually go. The service at Match 65 was very slow -- 1/2 hour to get our dinner after we ordered. My son had not eaten in 24 hours, so they did give us bread for him to eat. Still that's a long time to wait. My roast chicken was dry and they brought me French fried potatoes, although I had ordered mashed. Finally, the hostess asked me how my dinner was and I told her about the potatoes, so she brought me the mashed potatoes. Price is okay, probably less than Donohue's. But next year, rain or shine, we are going to Donohue's.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful but especially the staff- they were incredibly attentive but not over bearing, as well as accommodating and thoughtful. And the food and drinks were delicious!