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For 2
Date
Thu, 2/22
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10:30 PM
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Sel et Poivre Restaurant

4.3
298 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Neighborhood Gem (17)
  • Casual (13)
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Welcome to Sel et Poivre Restaurant, a classic French bistro located on the Upper East Side—serving the neighborhood and beyond for twenty-eight years.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Mediterranean, Wild Game
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm–4:00pm
Lunch: Daily 12:00pm–4:00pm
Dinner:
Monday–Thursday 4:00pm–10:30pm
Friday & Saturday 4:00pm–11:00pm
Sunday 4:00pm–10:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 517-5780
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Christian Schienle
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Catering
We cater to all events; please call for more information and ask for Christian.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 64th and 65th Streets
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Parking details
In addition to street parking, several parking garages are nearby. You may wish to consult http://ipark.com/area/east-60s or https://nyc.bestparking.com/neighborhoods/east-60s-parking .
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Public transit
F and Q to Lexington/63rd
6 to 68th/Lexington (Hunter College)
4, 5, 6 to to 59th/Lexington
N, R, W to Lexington/59th
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Special events & promotions
Birthdays; anniversaries; showers; office, holiday and retirement parties; wedding rehearsal dinners.
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Gift Card
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 298 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
value
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vipMSkol (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Authentic French and everything that implies. First-rate service. Latest meal was from February's special 'wild game' menu (I had venison/wild boar sausage, then venison osso buco; excellent!). Highly recommended.

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vipLilian (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We were a group of 9. The food, and service were outstanding. The selection and choices were plenty for everyone. All of us had a terrific time and will definitely return.

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drfurfero (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I came for the frogs legs, but there were none. I had the duck a l'orange instead. Very tasty! Always a very good menu, very good food! Kudos to the chef!

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DaAug (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was good bistro fare and fairly priced but not outstanding. Good wine list and knowledgeable service. An old standby NYC neighborhood bistro for safe good dining.

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Luvredwine (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Great neighborhood stalwart restaurant, and delicious food, nice selection of wines and good value. The head waiter/maitre’d has been there a long time and is a great person.

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vipAnanas17 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

The food was good, but nothing special. The Prix fixe is the best value.

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Andi64 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

It is one of our neighborhood’s best restaurants and my husband and I love it for a quiet dinner or a celebration with the family or friends. The food is consistently excellent and the service impeccable.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Vive la France...Wonderful pate, classic french fare...loved every bite

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Lovely Sunday Brunch with a friend.

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KayM (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

Every dish we ordered (duck, linguine, striped bass, mussels) was perfectly prepared and delicious. The staff was attentive and really kind and made our special occasion feel that way. Thank you Sel et Poivre — already can’t wait to come back!

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Wayne (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

This is our favorite restaurant in NYC. It's an excellent place for great food and friendly service.

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vipJela (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

The most attentive service, old-world style, and classically-prepared dishes. A very pleasant meal overall.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

It was a very nice and cozy place , food was good , and the service quick, would have appreciated a different kind of music as we expected it being French to have not exclusively french music but something more varied than just south american potpurri this we didnt think gave it a plus. the rest food wise was ok . service was correct and quick.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

This has been a favorite restaurant for us for years whenever we are in New York.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

One of the most welcoming spots in New York. Exactly what a corner French bistro was meant to be - warm, open, comfortable, good food and wine. A neighborhood treasure.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

I eat here whenever I’m in the city. Food is always delicious. The staff has been there a long time and recognize me making me feel welcome.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

Good evening and food. Only complaint was lamb stew was the special and much more expensive than the other dishes. The portion was extremely small while the other entees were normal size

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JacquelineJonee (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Our new favorite in New York City. Can't wait to return.

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Willie (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

This is a well established French restaurant that is consistently good with friendly waiters and an ambience that is ideal for an evening with friends and for conversation. Prices are reasonable for quality food on the upper east side.

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Rich (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Great place to go. Food only surpassed by the service. Friendly, warm, enjoyable, management/staff always remember us. It's your local spot to relax and to enjoy the atmosphere while dining and chatting with family and frieneds.

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vipJane (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on November 27, 2017

Restaurant has been here forever , has a cosy French neighborhood atmosphere but the food was very disappointing. My friend’s mussels were full of sand & my chicken sandwich consisted of ordinary “store-bought” bread, ice berg lettuce, colorless tasteless tomato and thick sliced chicken breast. Less than ho-hum

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

All was fine but the server said he was instructed not to accept the Open Table awards card.
Terribly confused after a lovely dinner.

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JA2003 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

Bistro menu, good variety, nicely cooked, good value

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 6, 2017

Sel et Poivre is the perfect New York neighborhood restaurant. The owners and staff are gracious and welcoming, the French bistro cuisine is authentic and diverse. This is a place that, quite simply, makes me happy.

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vipsimontnyc (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 2, 2017

Had the Pot a Fue, very nice. Portion was not huge, woild have been happier if therehad been more mmashed potatoes and spinach as sides. Tables are VERY close together.

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cackles (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 2, 2017

The service was excellent and the food was very very good. Can't wait to return.

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vipSjrestcrt4 (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on October 30, 2017

Food not good

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vipJules (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 19, 2017

It is always a pleasure to dine there. Attentive and friendly service with reliably good food.

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vipGourmetfood (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 16, 2017

The food was delicious.The services always was excellent.My friend enjoyed her first visit to this local restaurant. We will return.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

We love coming to this place! The owner is very friendly, the food is delicious and the place is perfect for special occasion or just a casual evening with close people in your life!

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