Match 65 Brasserie (formerly Paris Match)

4.5
736 reviews
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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.

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New York Area
48 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service
Fun menu
Nicely served good

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time enjoying Match 65 and everything from being greeted to our table to the waitstaff to the food was exceptional!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in the upper east side!

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T
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience here. Been going for years and always fresh and nice people!!

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SF
Washington DC
136 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Early dinner. Excellent service and very enjoyable food and wine. It has gotten a bit pricey since our last visit.

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AW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Our favourite Saturday venue for brunch/lunch - the best omelettes in N.Y.
The only disadvantage to Match is the tables, so close together it is difficult to have a private conversation.
The staff are very attentive and the service is excellent, good wine list and delicious coffee.
We will return the next time we are in the Big Apple.

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g
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a real find in NYC. Great service, excellent food. Caring proprietor A neighbor restaurant in the best sense of the word.

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OT
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It almost feels like you are in Paris, nice, lively bistro. Food not fancy but good.

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JF
New England
17 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was very good, if a bit pricy for bistro fare.
Wine was extremely expensive for a 5 oz glass of ok wine. However, our lovely server provided a refill for free.
I would recommend and return.

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p
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It was very good. Not the best French food I've ever had, but very good. But the ambiance and decor were a solid 5 stars!

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H
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If you can get over the French-style seating of being right on top of the party next to you, then you're golden. The food is fantastic and diverse. Depending on when you hit this place you'll either be all alone or part of the life of a communal party. The mac & cheese is a must-try (add the bacon and you won't regret it).

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Martini Vodka tonight was perfectly done and we did not have to wait for our table.
I had the fois gras and it was particularly fresh and tasty plus being helped by a real french waitress in choosing the food is always priceless

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T
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Although it was crowded they honored our trsverstion and we were served right away. Delicious food. !!!!

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Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They give open table guests the tables in back to accommodate regular guests at better tables

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the 2nd time I’ve been to Match 65. The dinner in no uncertain terms was spectacular. My friend and I shared escargots. Total garlic heaven. Then we each had the red snapper special. As soon as the waitress mentioned mashed potatoes, I was sold. The fish was light, flakey and very fresh. It came with an amazing olive sauce. I wanted to lick the plate...but held back. We ended sharing the molten chocolate cake with hazelnut ice cream. It was the most molten of molten cakes. A total yum. The service was wonderful as well. I’m planning on returning for Christmas dinner.

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LG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

I felt the prices were high for the items on the menu ($23 for an ok omelette). Nothing was overly creative or original, but the food was good! The noise level in the restaurant was very high, and we were seated so close to the people next to us that it was difficult for my husband to have a private conversation or hear each other. This also could have been due to the very obnoxious people sitting next to us.
Overall, the food was good and the service was nice - but I think I would look for a different place before returning.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants. We dine here one to two times per week for both lunch and dinner. The food is consistently delicious, the atmosphere is lovely, and the service is always top notch. The servers are always very friendly and attentive and make sure we have a wonderful experience. It always feels like we are in a fabulous bistro in Europe.

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RO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

If you don’t mind being at small class tables the place is cute.

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R
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

I -- a single woman -- got there early; sat at my tiny seat waiting for the second person to join me. I happened to see him walking OUT the door 5 minutes after the reservation time. I ran after him. He had been told by the hostess that I had not yet arrived -- even though I'd been occupying my cramped seat for 10 minutes. But speaking of those 10 minutes, I was at no time addressed by any waitress or waiter while I was alone. As soon as my (male) companion arrived, waitresses fell over each other to serve our table. Really? In this day and age? A woman has to be accompanied by a man to be deemed worthy of attention?

Otherwise, food is fine, terribly expensive (but that is the location, I guess). The ambiance is very cramped, sort of like a French bistro, but Americans take up more space as it were and don't know how to contain themselves to the smaller quarters. It makes for uncomfortable dining. Wouldn't go back. Not worth the aggro or the expense.

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DB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Classic French Bistro. My lunch partner has the chicken which was particularly good, very moist and tasty. My steak tartare was worthy of any Paris bistro. The wait staff handled the lunchtime crowd quite well with no lapses. Seating is, of course, upper east side "cozy" but we had no difficulty carrying on a conversation. I will go back and recommend this place to others. Note: A scene from the 1973 Bond (007) movie Live and Let Die was filmed at this building.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the ambiance- server and host fantastic at making you feel welcome. Friendly and attentive all around. Not really a ton of value in that lunch was $180 plus tip. I’m not terribly price conscious; however if you’re looking for value, probably not your place. good food, good wine, great staff. I’d return again and again. Great place overall.

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LB
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service and lively brunch atmosphere

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LI
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the kind of food you come to New York for: classic French bistro cuisine, great French wines, traditional décor, and personal yet unobtrusive service. Appetizers set our high expectations for the meal. Our entrees were executed perfectly using the best product. And we capped off the meal with crépes Suzette (flambé included!). All of it exceeded our wishes.

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T
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I had a fantastic dinner, and our waitress was great. The service was very professional and friendly, and the food was very good. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for fairly-priced French cuisine with a great ambiance.

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m
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

$39.00 for a Bouillabaisse? Yes, if the calamari didn’t resemble rubber bands, one shrimp. Definitely not worth it. This is a place trading on a storied past. To be fair, the overpriced chicken was good.

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GE
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a fabulous restaurant. Really nice people and attentive service. Food is fabulous! I always try and have lunch here when I’m on the neighbor. A gem!

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I
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A high level bistro experience.

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P
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really well prepared salmon served with smile and thoughtful not intrusive attention

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

Went with a friend while we were in the city. Had a great time because the service was excellent and the food delicious!

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LJ
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really nice neighborhood place with very good food and great service

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JF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic neighborhood spot with amazing food and excellent service. I will go back again and again.

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k
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The croc monsieur was a piece of Paris in NYC and the steak tartare simply the perfect combination between meat and cornichons and quail egg.

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S
Palm Springs
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The onion soup was one of the best we have had. Service was efficient, friendly and helpful.

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RO
8 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Second time here. Food fantastic, wine options good. Very ‘french’ ambiance. A little ‘squishy’ and therefore noisy, but good service and a very pleasant evening.

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D
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Having dined here several times in the past, my wife and I decided to have a quiet dinner before heading home. Ambiance is very nice, although seating is a little tight. Noise level is generally acceptable unless there is a large party (6 folks) nearby celebrating a birthday. Service is outstanding. Food is tasty: octopus, sweet potato soup, steak frites cooked rare as ordered, artichokes. But all of the food is overdone with too much oil. Waking up to indigestion is not the kind of reminder of last night’s meal one wants. Not feeling good about taking this restaurant off our list but, with so many choices in this wonderful city, that’s how it goes.

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H
London
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined here on our first night in New York City this November. We were staying on E64 at the Plaza Atheneum and this is very convenient for there.
Wonderful atmosphere, fantastic service and the food was divine. Also importantly the atmosphere was spot on. Thoroughly enjoyable dinner. Thank you

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EA
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I love this place. The food is great, the waitress is wonderful. However, the place is so hot you feel like you are being cooked alive, especially if you are sitting in the back by the kitchen. They did turn the air conditioning on for us, but it didn't really help.
So unfortunate because its a fantastic place!!!

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OT
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A piece of Paris just a block and half from Central Park. A genuine bistro, without the typical artificial decor. Food and atmosphere will transport you to your favorite corner of the City of Light.

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g
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

i am a big fan of MATCH 65. great food, great location, great ambiance. not so noisy

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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

we had a fantastic experience. Everyone was nice and friendly. We had tuna tartare and escargot as appetizer and branzino and trout as main course. Everything was absolutely delicious. Our waitress Reluca was very knowledgeable about the wine and gave us an excellent recommendation.
can't wait to go back!

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