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Le Parisien

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163 E 33rd St, New York City, NY 10016-4644 (3rd Avenue)
+1 212-889-5489
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Thu 17:30 - 21:30
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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New York, NY
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112 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Le Parisien does not fail to please. In tight quarters, this petit bistrot is always full with happy customers, so reservations here can be important. Le Parisien tries to turn tables as quickly as possible, but I note diners are not keen to eat up quickly the wonderful food served, wanting to bask in the buzzy pleasant atmosphere. A former... More 

Thank CountyGent
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant deserves a 6th star! We loved it so much, the food was delicious, we had the duck confit, liver, pork and muscles and for dessert we had the creme brûlée which was to die for, apple tart tartin and floating island! Oh the deliciousness!!! The staff are absolutely exceptional! A wonderful experience!

Thank Glen and Tenai L
New York City, New York
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166 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Intimate. Good vibe. Good wine. Good food. Good service. What's more do a diner need? I went with a group of relatives who's on veggie for a day (no meat, no wine ... it's me, go figure ...). But we managed to have an enjoyable dinner. Salads save the night. And we also ordered pasta which is not on the... More 

Thank Irene E
Houston, Texas
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tiny place was me of my favorite places in NYC! French proprietor, wonderful wine and great service....I felt like I was revisiting Paris👍🏼

Thank rlanders
Houston, Texas
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43 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is exactly the kind of place we were looking for. We really wanted a neighborhood, hole-in-the-wall kind of place with a nice atmosphere and great food. At first I was very surprised at just how small it was - with a lot of tables packed in. But once I got used to it and had a little wine, the... More 

Thank Cheryl G
Putnam, New York
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85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

This is a very small restaurant and tables/patrons are close together and the noise level a little high. However, the charm here is the food which is excellent. Three of us really enjoyed our food - I had calves liver, the other two duck confit and mussels in wine & garlic. They say the best compliment is returning and we... More 

Thank georgeinputnam
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Not your typical place to bring a 10 & 13 year old but wow was it amazing. The kids loved the small restaurant atmosphere and no frills that comes from the chain restaurants. Only seats 30-40 guests. The food was outstanding, get the homemade pasta and the duck, both are amazing. Wine was great too. Definitely will be back, with... More 

Thank Ronald A
Lakewood, Ohio
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Just like being in a neighborhood family owned restaurant in Paris. Small, tight quarters but fun and definately a local destination. The food was delightful, Duck Confit was the best. Was there with business associates and everyone enjoyed their food. And the prices are very reasonable. Don't expect the a price fancy French dining experience. This is real. I will... More 

Thank swellbob
Kent, Washington
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968 reviews
492 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal, our food wasn't amazing but it was good. We have had better French cuisine in Manhattan but it was good. The owner's rudeness ruined our experience. He ignored requests for service then rolled his eyes when my wife or I would persist and ask for some water or our check. When he asked if we wanted... More 

Thank Rehsinup19
Brooklyn, New York
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Dined here with my beau in a last-minute decision on Friday night. What a delightful meal! We had the beet salad, duck confit and steak frites. All of the food was delicious. I really enjoyed my steak frites - the steam was perfectly cooked to medium-rare and the fries crispy and soft. We had wine (quite a bit) and both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 21:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 163 E 33rd St, New York City, NY 10016-4644
    (3rd Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-889-5489
Le Parisien is the go-to neighborhood bistrot for Murray Hill, offering classic French food like steak frites, escargots and moules marinieres, paired with a well-edited list of french wines. Chef Johnathan Masse brings his expert knowledge of comfort food, having most recently served as sous chef at the Waverly Inn, and also for Chef Jonathan Waxman of Barbuto. Along with owner Christian Merand, formerly of Jean-Claude in Soho, they have created a restaurant that focuses on serving consistently great traditional food with a lively and unmistakeably French atmosphere. Also open daily for lunch and brunch on weekends.

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