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Chez Napoleon

365 W 50th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10019-6605
+1 212-265-6980
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible6%
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French, European
$$ - $$$
365 W 50th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10019-6605
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I've been enjoying French food since I was a child growing up in NYC. The west 50's were once home to countless options that unfortunately over the decades have closed for any number of reasons. This small place has charm and what I remembered as...More

Thank george g
Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to hear about it because its a NYC secret! Small restaurant (guess about 30 - 40 people). Wonderful food, quaint, fine dining.

Thank William C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Step into Chez Napoleon –– inhale deeply –– it is as if time has stopped and one has been whisked to the banks of the Seine at dusk, fallen into the fervent embrace of a family whose only concern is providing you with the freshest...More

Thank JT C
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This small restaurant definitely seems to be a neighborhood spot and family-owned, which is nice. Also nice is its comfort-food-French bistro menu. The prix fixe menu is a terrific bargain if you want that much food. The night we were there two of us got...More

Thank CarolinaBecky
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

This was my second time visiting this charming restaurant. I got a weekday evening meal without booking, but the place was quite full; i think mostly locals. The serving staff are so charming, the place so atmospheric. My first visit i had veal kidneys, this...More

Thank Anette J
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Authentically French. Perfect for pre- or post-theater. Modestly priced. Great back story. As to fare, we've never had any food here that was short of near perfect. Foie gras. Soups. Fish. Beef or veal or lamb. Rich saucing. Delightful owner and attentive and friendly servers.

Thank cruff
Reviewed 28 June 2017

We chose this wonderful restaurant based upon online reviews, and are so happy to have visited this weekend during our brief NYC stay! The staff is gracious and approachable (without any pretension), from the first phone call for reservations to the waitress that night. When...More

Thank hms1234
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

This warm and comfortable French bistro, within walking distance of the theater district and the subway, features wonderfully prepared food and top notch service.

Thank Lysanderraf
Reviewed 14 June 2017

I enjoyed wonderful real food in a classically shabby real restaurant. The service was attentive, the menu had all the French traditional dishes - Chez Napoleon was such a happy find.

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Great preparation of classic French entrees, including Cassolet, Sweetbreads, Kidneys,as well as more commonly available others. Appetizers are excellent, I favor the mussels. Service is congenial and attentive. While others may decry that it has not been redecorated in years, it retains a pleasing ambience....More

Thank ssschwartz22
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$35 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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