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Papillon Bistro and Bar, New York, NY
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Papillon Bistro and Bar

3.7
3.7
671 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bistro
Papillon is a stunning classic French Bistro featuring an elegant rustic decor that brings you back through time to a provincial town in France. The exquisite decor is the perfect setting for Papillon's culinary delights. Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, just steps from Central Park, Museum of Modern Art & the famous 5th Avenue shops, Papillon offers a fun environment where our guests feel like family. Our deceivingly large space offers dining experiences to match your every mood, whether you’re enjoying a craft cocktail on our sidewalk café, mingling with colleagues in one of our private rooms, or delighting in dinner and a show at our Opera Night on Saturdays. Get to know our killer staff, and enjoy a sense of community with a little something for everyone. At Papillon Bistro & Bar, every night is made better with just a touch of sophisticated debauchery!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, French American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 am Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 754-9006

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Rogelio Martinez

  • Catering

    We are available to cater events. Please contact us at carly@cdg.nyc for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate private events for parties of 15 up to 300 guests. Please contact our event coordinator Carly via email at carly@cdg.nyc for more information.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (877) 929-3698

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Cross street

    5th Ave & Madison Ave

  • Parking details

    Parking garage across the street from Papillon.

  • Public transit

    E & M Trains at 5th Ave / 53rd Street 6 Train at 51st Street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 671 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

3.7
3.7 based on recent ratings
  • 3.5Food
  • 3.3Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely dining room and excellent service
  2. LL

    LarsL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Mediocre food, inattentive service, but convenient location. Don’t be mislead that this could be a French Bistro - it’s diner food at best. Service is indifferent and rushed but I guess the latter is what is (was) desired in midtown. Find somewhere else better to go.
  3. r

    rb1954

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service1ambience5
    Took forever to get our salads. Not busy, so kitchen wasn’t slammed. Feel like order got lost.
  4. e

    eclecticguy

    New York Area

    100 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The only healthy choice on the menu is tomatoes and mozzarella. Really? In 2003?
  5. d

    dave

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Good service but a limited menu and lackluster food.
  6. DS

    DavidS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Recommended for good night out eating and drinking
  7. JH

    JH1028

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The food was mostly inedible and overcooked. They didn't have 1/2 of the wine options.
  8. D

    Danielle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing! I love this restaurant for lunch or dinner. Atmosphere is so fun and festive and food is spot on!
  9. NS

    NoemiS

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Food was ok, the Christmas decor was nice but the service was terrible. We had to wait a long time before our server acknowledged us and took our order and a very very long time to even be able to get our check. For these prices, I could have gotten a better meal somewhere else with better service
  10. SA

    SARAH

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Came here for lunch during our trip to new york, this was the worst restaurant we visited. Food was terrible and way over prices, my partner ordered a chicken caeser salad, his plate came with no chicken on, just lettuce leaves and 1 crouton with no dressing. The chef should have been ashamed to serve this. The workers werent friendly at all, was sat under the air con at the window and we had to ask 4 times for it to be turned off as we were all cold and had to sit with coats on. Dont fall for the well decorated restaurant, the food ans service is not worth it.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Perfect holiday themed environment. Burgers were delicious! Servers kept forgetting to check on us, had to keep waving our arms to get attention
  12. JG

    JennyG

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall3food1service2ambience5
    Nice ambience, very festive (went during the Xmas holidays) The food was very mediocre, not many options. I think everyone goes for the photos and the Christmas decor.
  13. j

    janetf

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Beautifully decorated ! Kale salad very good Sandwich ok Waitress really never came to check on us . Offer water 20% tip included already in bill
  14. M

    Mark

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Staff is ridiculous, the menu was changed last minute and did not have a single vegetarian dish on the entree and to add to it all they changed the pricing from a minimum spend of 80 to 120 even though we had it reserved at the 80$ price point on OpenTable days in advance. Staff was rude and couldn't be bothered. I would defn not recommend this place to anyone.
  15. IP

    IdeliaP

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food5service4ambience4
    New Years Eve. Was supposed to be 80 per person but was 120 per person with mandatory gratuity.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food3service3ambience5
    Año Nuevoleonenses
  17. RF

    RoxanaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    La decoración navideña es de lo mejor, definitivamente si te llega el espíritu navideño. La carta pequeña en cuanto opciones, la hamburguesa es lo mejor!!!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    If this didn’t have the decorations going for it, it would be way below average. Menu on the night wasn’t what was showing online.
  19. DP

    DesireeP

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Terrible , if you are a person of color don’t expect the best service.. I never made reviews like this but we waited over an hour in a half for our food when a couple next to us came and got their food sooner ! Right when we complained even the people behind us got their food before us.. the manger was a rude and was in disbelief that his server were picking and choosing who give faster/ better service too. He proceeded to say you denied the food , which is not correct he gave us the food after we complained. Keep in the mind the place was not booked there were multiple open tables. We were not dressed bad or anything very formal. I’ve never experienced racism from a restaurant but I definitely do not recommend this restaurant. The manger should of been more considerate and not let us pay for the drinks and he took forever to come to us instead ignored us and went to others but once manger came and tried to put the blame on us , we were tired of it and just wanted to leave. Once my fiancé said he was willing to pay for the drinks , that he just wanted the check because we had other plans and we were late , the manger was super quick with the check. Seems to me he didn’t want to loose more money because once again that restaurant was not booked or busy ! There was even a older couple who got their and got up and left after 20 mins because they took forever to bring them water! The Manager ( a man on gray suit with facial hair) and the server need more training. I understand it’s the holidays but they should have never sat us if they were supposedly busy which they weren’t since the lady server got their food out super quick .. since they were people of color. Very disrespectful service!!! Worst part about it .. it was my birthday dinner …
  20. DD

    DeeDeeNY

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had reservations for December 30 at 4:30 pm. The restaurant was beautifully decorated for the holiday. The place was not at full, we were seated immediately. The staff was friendly and attentive. The price was reasonable for NYC.
  21. M

    Melissa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    Food was great, service not so much. We waited almost 45 minutes for our bill after our plates were cleared.
  22. KW

    KathyW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our lunch. The food was really good. The Christmas decorations were amazing. The service was good too. It was a great way to enjoy the cut holiday.
  23. J

    Jkwusc

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    The Christmas decor is wonderful but the overall experience isn’t great. The service is always so bad and the food is not worth it. The restaurant is always SO loud too.
  24. AP

    AmbarP

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Unfortunately the service was horrible, the person in charge of our table wasn’t pending of our table or needs. Beside that food was really good. They just need to update the drink menu and few more things.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the Christmas decor. Service was great and our table was ready on time, as promised. Great experience.
  26. SP

    SPKdines

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    All sparkle and no substance. Poor execution on the concept, and every staff person I encountered or saw interact with customers explained why. I made a mistake coming here.
  27. P

    Prettyguest83

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to meet with friends, good food and drinks. Love the Christmas decor
  28. n

    nettie

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Great place to go for a drink, decorations for Christmas are fabulous. Food is meh. 49.00 appetizer special is not good. Great place to stop in during holidays.
  29. M

    Macy

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The decorations are incredible. Average food and service - but worth it to see the inside!
  30. DK

    DarleneK

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    First time during the holidays. Decor was beautiful! Food was average
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience3
    There is hair in the food
  32. g

    getreal

    Mississippi

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent establishment for food, drinks and unique decorations. Highly recommended.
  33. n

    nikkis

    Charlotte

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The restaurant smelled like cleaning products. Service was horrible and the food was not only expensive but awful. We went to eat elsewhere when we left as we left most of it on our plates.
  34. JH

    JaneH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Once we were seated things were basically fine. However, the table they initially gave us was a hightop in the bar area, right in the path of all the waiters/servers. I had made this reservation a month earlier. We asked for another table for six in the dining room and were repeatedly told they didn't have any except ONE that we would have to vacate by a certain time. It was in a crowded corner far in the back. It was 4:30 in the afternoon and there were countless tables available that they could combine to make a six top. There was one already set up for six that they at first said we couldn't have. Finally, after some serious complaining on my part, the gave it to us. By the time we left there were still COUNTLESS tables available where we could have sat. That initial customer service needs some work. It was still a very festive fun place to grab a bit during the holidays.
  35. S

    Susan

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Place was decorated for Christmas. Looked very pretty. Not a large menu. Priced as a tourist destination. Food was OK. Drinks were very good.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, festive atmosphere and an overall feel good experience
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Avoid this tourist trap. We went as a family of 10 due to all the hype we saw online as this restaurant is transformed into a Christmas haven for the holidays. Service - The host (in a maroon suit) appeared to hate his job and was unfriendly. Our server did her best, but she seemed very busy attending to too many tables. Food - Took 40 minutes, food came out cold and tasted mediocre. We were very disappointed. There is no value for money. Eat elsewhere…there are so many other better restaurants to dine at.
  38. L

    Lparis

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Was very festive. The Christmas decorations are awesome. Food was good, menu was limited.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall5food3service3ambience5
    Christmas celebrate in foreign place
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    Fair service. Food was just okay and not a lot of vegetarian options. Two tables behind us actually fought and server was racist towards one of the clients. Good for pictures but maybe just grab a cocktail lol

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Papillon Bistro and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 754-9006.

Papillon Bistro and Bar is rated 3.7 stars by 671 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for Papillon Bistro and Bar

22 East 54 St., New York, NY 10022

Additional information

  • Cross street

    5th Ave & Madison Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown East

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 am Sun 11:30 am–11:00 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Bistro, French American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking garage across the street from Papillon.

  • Public transit

    E & M Trains at 5th Ave / 53rd Street 6 Train at 51st Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Rogelio Martinez

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 754-9006

  • Catering

    We are available to cater events. Please contact us at carly@cdg.nyc for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    We can accommodate private events for parties of 15 up to 300 guests. Please contact our event coordinator Carly via email at carly@cdg.nyc for more information.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (877) 929-3698

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