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Chez Napoleon

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$$ - $$$
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365 W 50th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10019-6605
+1 212-265-6980
Mon 17:00 - 23:00
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Vancouver, Canada
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here with family recently. Located in Hells Kitchen but walking distance from the theatre district, the restaurant offers 2-3 sittings for dinner. It's quite small so reservations are pretty much mandatory. The menu covers classic French dishes like canard a L'orange, steak frites, coq au vin, etc. Quite extensive for such a small place. Specialty is soufflé, but it... More 

Thank CCNorth
Austin, Minnesota
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time at this longtime NYC favorite. Read the reviews on Trip Advisor and they we spot on.Both are meals were great and the service too!!!

Thank Rammer66
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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23 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We had high hopes for this highly recommended restaurant but they were dashed from the beginning. We selected Bordeaux Superior but were served a Bordeaux with a brand name, but clearly they could have given us any Bordeaux. The escargot was out of a can and served in reusable shells. They charged us $10 to share the duck, which amounted... More 

Thank Mel V
Hartford, Connecticut
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Over the years our favorite affordable French restaurants in the city have disappeared: Larre's, the Quercy, and the Birraritz, for example. Fortunately we have discovered Chez Napoleon as an excellent restaurant. It's intimate, it's friendly, and the food is excellent, in the French tradition. On two visits we have been treated well and have eaten - and drunk - well... More 

Thank frohprof
Oakton, Virginia
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55 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We have been going to Chez Napoleon for many years and have enjoyed every visit immensely. The food is always excellent and the prices are moderate. Service is friendly and efficient. The restaurant is located on the west side which makes it a great stop for a meal before the theater.

Thank Clif-Lorraine H
Forest Hills, New York
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

This is rated as a four star restaurant for what it is. It is not for a famous chef or farm to table new cuisine. It's rated as one of the last of New York's old world style French restaurants that serve satisfying meals. Most have clsed. There use to be so many in New York, but I guess health... More 

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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This is a family run classic French country cuisine in the center of the Broadway theatre district. Dishes are well prepared and tasty and portions are generous. It's small but very comfortable. The daily prix fixe is a good deal. Reservations are suggested. Note that it is closed on Sundays.

Thank Bruce S
Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Bloody awful. We pain extra for fillet steak which was tough and smothered in awful sauce. It was simply terrible experience. The only thing that was nice was the lovely waitress who tried hard despite the awful food.

Thank John B
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107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

On oasis in bustling NY, this is Chez Napoleon. You want to eat French, speak a little French, be treated by the ladies like in France, this is the place to be. A small place with a cozy atmosphere makes you feel very comfortable from the very beginning. To be specially recommended is the three course menue. Wines from France... More 

Thank Liesum
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

And I have been a regular since then! Food is deliciously old French, as if my grandma was cooking it! The Moules Napoleon are amazing, same goes for the Sole Meuniere. but more importantly, Madame Elise and Madame Jeannine are always so lovely with us. It is like flying back home, but only few blocks away!

Thank Matt M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$35 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 365 W 50th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10019-6605
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-265-6980

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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