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About Sel et Poivre Restaurant
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.
New York, NY 10065
French, Mediterranean, Wild Game
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 12:00pm–4:00pm
Lunch: Daily 12:00pm–4:00pm
Friday & Saturday 4:00pm–11:00pm
Between 64th and 65th Streets
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We cater to all events; please call for more information and ask for Christian.
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 .
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
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Birthdays; anniversaries; showers; office, holiday and retirement parties; wedding rehearsal dinners.
Sel et Poivre Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
the escargot was delicious, however my duck--which the server recommended---- was very dried out and tough!
my friend did enjoy his pasta with grilled shrimp and we both enjoyed the profiteroles
interior is quiet and attractive and seems to attract a neighborhood crowd.
I would try this place again---and just not order the duck.
Traditional and divine French food. Place was basically empty (which we love!) so we expected quick service. The servers were a DISASTER. Watching the US open in the bar area!!! I had to refill my family's water myself! They didnt notice me going to the water station!
When we were first seated, we were handed menus and not a wine menu! It took 10 minutes for the server to come back and ask what we'd like to eat, at which point we asked "...don't you have a wine menu?". All the staff was just so distracted.
Food was excellent: escargot, French onion soup, and hot bread were magnificent. The artichoke was cold... we wished it had been steamed and hot. Cold just isn't a great way to prepare whole artichokes.
The fish was all pretty good. The server didn't know how to describe the fish dishes (mild vs. strong, etc), perhaps it was a language barrier. My duck was a tad overcooked and therefore dry and chewy. I was worried the kitchen was watching the US open as well! Overall food was good but questionable service.
The service was great, my problem was the food wasn't what I expected. I have tried other french restaurants that are more authentic meal. After saying that the steack and the chocolate lava cake was probably my favorite. The worst was the duck pate, super cold and not much flavor.
My husband & I stopped here Tuesday, 8/29/17 on a rainy summer day for lunch. We had a table by the open window overlooking the sidewalk. Very nice. A lot of regulars seem to come here. Our food and service were excellent but it's a bit pricey for lunch. Though we would recommend.
What a sorry place this temple to the formerly succulent crispy roast chicken this place has become. The chicken was dried out and tasteless with a repulsive gooey sauce.
The tuna nicoise had anemic tomatoes and canned tuna. The best individual food was the perfectly cooked haricots verts and the intensely flavorful creamy chocolate terrine.
This restaurant has excellent reviews on Open Table, Yelp and from family members.
BUT, my experience and that of my companion was very different. The bathroom was disgusting, full of black water before I used it, which kind of set the tone. The omelet made me feel sick and I couldn't finish it, and the French fries were so-so. They didn't carry Chardonnay (?) and the place was virtually empty at lunch/brunch time on a Sunday. I was apologetic to the person I brought there for his birthday celebration as he was equally displeased with the place. How it has stayed in business since 1989 is beyond me.
Most authentic, dependable bistro in Manhattan. Excellent and wide choice of entrées. Some traditional French entrées are not available elsewhere. The staff is courteous and attentive. The wine list contains something for everyone and many bottles of French wines are affordable and excellent.
Our host/manager/waiter is always the most cordial!!
The food is refreshing, flavorful, and good.
We always enjoy sitting in front of the sidewalk windows.
This spot has been my wife's favorite for her birthday for a number of years and the family enjoys it there.
Unfortunately, this restaurant feels outdated and run down. Service was kind but needs to pay more attention to detail. Pouring tap water on top of Pellegrino is not paying attention to detail. The food was dreary to poor. Main dishes were fair, but the Profiterolles for dessert tasted stale and poor quality.
I am very prejudiced, because this is one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants. I just enjoy everything about this restaurant, from the ample tables to the charm of the maitre d. It's comfortable and yet always interesting.
Because it was soft shell crab season, my friend and I had them and they were superbly prepared and served.
They have a large menu, so you can indulge your tastes. The wines by the glass are very nice and I recommend it unreservedly.
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