Papillon Bistro and Bar
Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 am
Sat 10:00 am–4:00 am
Sun 10:00 am–2:00 am
Mon–Fri 11:30 am–4:00 pm
Daily 4:00 pm–10:30 pm
Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers
We will be open Christmas Eve from 11:30 am - 2:00 am. We look forward to serving you.
Monday, December 24, 2018
New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers
We will be open NYE, with live opera performers from 8:00 pm - 2:00 am.
Monday, December 31, 2018
This is a consistent neighborhood place great to take business colleagues to.
Went for the Opera and had a blast
Had to wait too long for waitress to take order. Bistro was empty so she wasn’t busy. We had to take knives from empty tables next to us. Cheese board was laughable...3 thinly sliced cheeses, wouldn’t fill up a mouse. Board also contained some grapes, nuts, maybe half a pear and half an apple, and a piece of toast cut in quarters. Beer and wine was not cold, just cool. Also had some appetizer samples...chicken skewers, chicken fingers, and veggie rolls. They were ok. Would not recommend this bistro.
I choose this restaurant because it’s close to my job and I was meeting an old client. It was very nice they sat me upstairs and him downstairs not realizing that the reservation was together but once they realized that the older gentleman couldn’t come upstairs they very politely came and got me. I had the mushroom portobello burger and it was delicious! He had the fried oysters and was very happy. The one thing I did not like was how hard it was to get out of the table we were in. We were elevated and it was very hard to get out and then there was a step. I saw someone at another booth actually stumble getting out of their booth as well so that seems to be a problem. But I loved how they were decorated for Halloween and the food was delicious of the staff was very Polite
Food was good-many choices. Service was also very good and the prices were pretty much on target. Very good lunch spot and also nice for drinks after work.
Varied menu featuring some excellent healthy dishes. Friendly staff and a really nice venue.
Casual, fun bistro. Good food. Loud music. Good for a fun outing w/ a group of friends. Not as much a business meal locale.
My only disappointment was that I had checked out the menu online and found out that it is not current/up to date when I got to the restaurant. The food, service and ambiance we all great.
Simple salad was wilted and stale. Eaten here many times--truly disappointed. Will not return.
Very nice place. The wait staff was terrific. Food was reliable and came out in a timely manner.
Mediocre food with and mediocre service. Go for a beer, not the food.
We have eaten here before and love the ambiance. This time it was on a Friday night and the music was deafening- would think twice about dinner again. Also, we sat near the windows upstairs and could smell the cigarette smoke from the street level. Our waitron was terrific.
Great ambiance. A special thanks to Segundo the bartender.
Food and drink was not good; a disappointment. Have eaten there before with the service and meals were previously acceptable.
We specifically asked 'no tomatoes' on an entrée and the meal came with tomatoes.
Saturday night at Papillon is "opera night." Local singers entertain, singing opera and broadway. It makes for a great night.
Food was pretty good but a bit overpriced, there weren’t a lot of people, but bar music was really loud.
Servers were great
If you like thumping bass so loud it makes your bones shatter, this is the place for you.
My cousin & I were so excited to have dinner at Papillon. But when we arrived for our reservation at 8:30 pm and entered the restaurant, you couldn't hear yourself think for the loud music and people surrounding the bar. We asked to be seated outside on the patio so we could hear each other talk. I wouldn't say this is the place to go for a quiet & intimate dinner. However, the food & service was great.
Good spot for a quick, adequate Sunday brunch before shopping. Friendly service, good menu options, reasonably priced. Not as "French" as I had expected.
Fun atmosphere, good food, live opera. A unique experience, the host goes out of his way to ensure you have a great evening.
Not what we expected. More api or tavern not really for dining.
My friend and I shared the kale salad as an appetizer. That was pretty good. Neither of us was thrilled with our entrées however. I had the tuna tartare as my main course, which was mediocre at best. The menu said it had cilantro, which I love, and I asked for extra cilantro. Apparently they didn’t have any cilantro, I swear it was just flat leaf parsley. It didn’t taste fresh. My friend ordered the croque madame, and she said it was way too heavy.
My quinoa salad was delicious. I had to send the broccoli back, it was swimming in oil. My waiter took it back and brought me steamed broccoli which was delicious.
We went for dinner and it really wasn’t suited for that- tables were in the bar area, no waiters, the bartender came over to take our order and the kitchen help delivered. VERY dark and a little dingy, hard to read the menu. Also VERY loud music playing (even upstairs) and we had to shout. Food was very good, though.
This is a consistent value for business lunches. This is a place I take colleagues rather than business clients, as not "fancy". Good food, service all at prices you can tolerate on your own dime.
we order a starter but the mozzarella wasn't fresh. it is hard and I feel with the amount that the restaurant charge, it should be a better quality and more quantity.
my sandwich is okay, wasn't special . My French fries was too salty.
Such a wonderful visit! Definitely will be visiting again soon, thank you so much to the lovely staff who took so much interest in the customer! What an unforgettable experience! I would definitely recommend!
Took a very long time to get our food. Very long wait
Cute restaurant, something different than the typical steak house, burger joints around midtown.
Service was slow, could have been due to Sunday night. Halibut was well cooked, but took 2 tries for martini and not made well.
Just okay. Dark, large restaurant conveniently located near Saint Patrick’s church and Saks Fifth Ave, Cartier etc. We were seated promptly. The waiter was very nice. Food was okay. Not bad price for Manhattan. We were limited to the brunch menu as we went on a Sunday around noon.
Bit noisy for business
Way overpriced for average cuisine. Annoying that they charged $115 for a bottle of wine that retails at $15. Skip this place
The food seems to be getting stale. they desperately need to update the menu and not try to rush you in and out of the place. Guess they are busy, so they dont care.
Best part of the evening was the opera singers that perform every Saturday evening in the second floor of the restaurant requiring a separate reservation.
Our reservation was the evening of 23 Dec 17. The wait staff (she) was very inattentive, and was aloof, even a bit condescending when she was waiting our table.
what a great time! since the demise of Asti this place rules the opera-lite/Broadway fun live performance evening. fun fun fun all the way with decent food and good wine.....but it's the singing that makes it. even our young daughters (rock fans) thought that it was out of this world. also, what nice staff!! highly recommended.
Out of this world, fantastic.
The opera singing was powerful, beautiful and fun
Met with family (party of 8) for a quick holiday brunch. They decorate really well for the holidays, have great music on, and provide the best kept brunch secret in NYC ($17 including a bloody or mimosa!) The food is exceptional and portions are large. Friendly staff, although they moved pretty slowly for the place being relatively empty at 11a on a Saturday...regardless, I'd completely recommend this place and we will be back!