Le Bilboquet

★★★★★
Crowded French bistro for affluent customers on the Upper East Side.
  • 20 E 60th St

    New York, NY 10022

    Cross street: nr. Madison Ave.

    Map & Directions
  • 212-751-3036

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Forget the fact that we arrived at 9:15 for our 9:30 table and we weren't served until after 11 pm. Never mind the fact that it took 45 minutes just to order a bottle of wine. \r
So what if when they finally brought the food the seabass

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★★★★★

Forget the fact that we arrived at 9:15 for our 9:30 table and we weren't served until after 11 pm. Never mind the fact that it took 45 minutes just to order a bottle of wine. \r
So what if when they finally brought the food the seabass

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Three years ago I used to like that place, it was a little snobiest but the food and the service was still good. Today , it turns out to be a very unpleasant experience. Terrible! Today, the maitre party with their friends ... If you are

3
★★★★★

Three years ago I used to like that place, it was a little snobiest but the food and the service was still good. Today , it turns out to be a very unpleasant experience. Terrible! Today, the maitre party with their friends ... If you are

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This is not really a restaurant...it is a private club....they do not let you in if you are not a regular...they should be sued for discrimination...they do not take reservations..except from regulars...and even when they are empty if they

3
★★★★★

This is not really a restaurant...it is a private club....they do not let you in if you are not a regular...they should be sued for discrimination...they do not take reservations..except from regulars...and even when they are empty if they

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Went for late lunch this weekend and it was empty, however the hostess and the waiter had the nerve to "serve us" from the bar while reading the paper.....as if they weren't affected by a recession or a new and better French restaurant in

3
★★★★★

Went for late lunch this weekend and it was empty, however the hostess and the waiter had the nerve to "serve us" from the bar while reading the paper.....as if they weren't affected by a recession or a new and better French restaurant in

Cons: Horrible service and empty

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I have been going to Bilbo for about 9 years now - essentially everytime I'm in New York. It is such a great spot. Some things to consider - Don't come here unless you are interested in loud music, great food and heavy drinking. Its

3
★★★★★

I have been going to Bilbo for about 9 years now - essentially everytime I'm in New York. It is such a great spot. Some things to consider - Don't come here unless you are interested in loud music, great food and heavy drinking. Its

Pros: Super fun, great music, delicious food and a no-rules type management attitude

Cons: Takes a while to get seated

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AVOID THE BILBOQUET (at least) ON WEEKENDS!!! Unless you are willing to endure the aboslute LOUDEST most annoying euro-trash music you've ever encountered, super slow service, and shouting matches to order a diet coke in an ill-designed

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★★★★★

AVOID THE BILBOQUET (at least) ON WEEKENDS!!! Unless you are willing to endure the aboslute LOUDEST most annoying euro-trash music you've ever encountered, super slow service, and shouting matches to order a diet coke in an ill-designed

Pros: GOOD LOCATION

Cons: THE REST

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I used to frequent Bilboquet quite often, though had stopped for no apparent reason until last night's rememberance feast. To put it simply... I missed it so, so much. The tuna tartare is by far the best in the city and the cajun chicken

3
★★★★★

I used to frequent Bilboquet quite often, though had stopped for no apparent reason until last night's rememberance feast. To put it simply... I missed it so, so much. The tuna tartare is by far the best in the city and the cajun chicken

Pros: the food, thurs, fri and sat night

Cons: wine list

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This place used to be a quaint little restaurant that you could enjoy great food, good wine and a modern yet comforatble atmosphere. I have been going there for 10 years on and off and it has become a very different place lately. The staff

3
★★★★★

This place used to be a quaint little restaurant that you could enjoy great food, good wine and a modern yet comforatble atmosphere. I have been going there for 10 years on and off and it has become a very different place lately. The staff

Pros: Great food

Cons: Rude service, obnoxious crowd

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I just returned to Le Bilboquet after a hiatus of a few years. What happened??!! Eww! This place used to be a charming slice of French authenticity tucked away in a postage-stamp-sized room, but it has somehow devolved into a depressing

3
★★★★★

I just returned to Le Bilboquet after a hiatus of a few years. What happened??!! Eww! This place used to be a charming slice of French authenticity tucked away in a postage-stamp-sized room, but it has somehow devolved into a depressing

Pros: The hope that it might become a good restaurant again

Cons: Deafening noise, tacky crowd, no reservations for parties of 2

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After hearing so much about this restaurant from my roommates, I decided to go have dinner there with one of my old friends from high school last week. We are both attractive ladies working in the fashion industry, I at an Italian couture

3
★★★★★

After hearing so much about this restaurant from my roommates, I decided to go have dinner there with one of my old friends from high school last week. We are both attractive ladies working in the fashion industry, I at an Italian couture

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Meal was fine, however night was RUINED after the Maitre D' rushed us out there to use our table. We ordered a full three courses, including bottles of wine, spent almost $300. the time that lapsed from the moment we sat down to the

3
★★★★★

Meal was fine, however night was RUINED after the Maitre D' rushed us out there to use our table. We ordered a full three courses, including bottles of wine, spent almost $300. the time that lapsed from the moment we sat down to the

Cons: Maitre D' is incredibly RUDE and obnoxious

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too bad it is so eurotrashy! the food is great though! why cant the employees be a little more service-minded. the place would be great then!

3
★★★★★

too bad it is so eurotrashy! the food is great though! why cant the employees be a little more service-minded. the place would be great then!

Pros: food

Cons: style

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Friday night, Packed, way too loud. I asked the dorr man about the music..he stated,"it has been this loud for 20 years". I left! If I wanted to goto a club..I would!

3
★★★★★

Friday night, Packed, way too loud. I asked the dorr man about the music..he stated,"it has been this loud for 20 years". I left! If I wanted to goto a club..I would!

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Not sure what that guy was talking about Ive never had a bad experience here. Always find the staff very friendly and accommodating even when they are extremely busy-as they usually are. Theres also something known as a reservation. Call

3
★★★★★

Not sure what that guy was talking about Ive never had a bad experience here. Always find the staff very friendly and accommodating even when they are extremely busy-as they usually are. Theres also something known as a reservation. Call

Pros: Good scene, music overall ambience

Cons: Small

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Showed up last night around 8:00pm with a date per a recommendation from a friend. We were told to wait outside in the rain (due to such small size of place), for about 25 minutes for our table. So we sit down at an outside table under the

3
★★★★★

Showed up last night around 8:00pm with a date per a recommendation from a friend. We were told to wait outside in the rain (due to such small size of place), for about 25 minutes for our table. So we sit down at an outside table under the

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You will enjoy this euro haunt if you are open to a tiny crowded space, and not terribly concerned with waits or US style "service culture." Patrons (us included) go there for a good time, consistently lush and delicious French bistro

3
★★★★★

You will enjoy this euro haunt if you are open to a tiny crowded space, and not terribly concerned with waits or US style "service culture." Patrons (us included) go there for a good time, consistently lush and delicious French bistro

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Good Cajun chicken, fun place, attitude of all kind but you either like or hate it...I LOVE IT

3
★★★★★

Good Cajun chicken, fun place, attitude of all kind but you either like or hate it...I LOVE IT

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This is the kind of place where if it's your scene you will love it, if you don't then you probably don't get it and never will. The food is good, the service outstanding and the ambiance...spectacular! It's a very fun Euro scene. The

3
★★★★★

This is the kind of place where if it's your scene you will love it, if you don't then you probably don't get it and never will. The food is good, the service outstanding and the ambiance...spectacular! It's a very fun Euro scene. The

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I have seen several bad reviews, but have to let you know I have really enjoyed Le Bilboquet every time I have visited. During my last visit, my friend and I did not have a reservation. The waiter told us it would be 20 minutes, so we

3
★★★★★

I have seen several bad reviews, but have to let you know I have really enjoyed Le Bilboquet every time I have visited. During my last visit, my friend and I did not have a reservation. The waiter told us it would be 20 minutes, so we

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This is probably the worst experience I had in a New York restaurant. While waiting outside in the cold - we noticed that other people disregarded the wait and headed on into the place to be seated before us. When we asked the manager how

3
★★★★★

This is probably the worst experience I had in a New York restaurant. While waiting outside in the cold - we noticed that other people disregarded the wait and headed on into the place to be seated before us. When we asked the manager how

Cons: Service, Price

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On my last visit I enjoyed it as always. Great food & good service. Bilboquet is not for everyones so if you are a plouc and dont blend go somewhere else

3
★★★★★

On my last visit I enjoyed it as always. Great food & good service. Bilboquet is not for everyones so if you are a plouc and dont blend go somewhere else

Pros: food, service, atmosphere

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I found this spot to be such a disappointment. At our tiny table for 4, we were wedged between

1) a large hirsute gentleman who kept his blackberry on the table and kept answering it
and
2) three poptart young women who were busting out

3
★★★★★

I found this spot to be such a disappointment. At our tiny table for 4, we were wedged between

1) a large hirsute gentleman who kept his blackberry on the table and kept answering it
and
2) three poptart young women who were busting out

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This is such a wonderful place. I was amazed that not many people know about this place. Le Bilboquet, won me over very quickly. For a few reasons, including its location, service, and ambience. People that have been to France, or are

3
★★★★★

This is such a wonderful place. I was amazed that not many people know about this place. Le Bilboquet, won me over very quickly. For a few reasons, including its location, service, and ambience. People that have been to France, or are

Pros: ambience, cuisine, service

Cons: price

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The worst experience I've ever had in a so-called "French restaurant".
- The service is terrible (the waiter is only here to take your order and give you the check).
- The food is wwwwaaaaayyyyyyy too expensive for what it is (and I know

3
★★★★★

The worst experience I've ever had in a so-called "French restaurant".
- The service is terrible (the waiter is only here to take your order and give you the check).
- The food is wwwwaaaaayyyyyyy too expensive for what it is (and I know

Pros: NO PROS

Cons: RUDE, NO TASTE, TOO SMALL

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Good food (steak tartare awsome!) and nice service in a nice ambience but why tables are too near and little and how is it possible to pay "coat check" in a restaurant? I've never seen it in all my life! Good people but don't expect a

3
★★★★★

Good food (steak tartare awsome!) and nice service in a nice ambience but why tables are too near and little and how is it possible to pay "coat check" in a restaurant? I've never seen it in all my life! Good people but don't expect a

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waiter was personable and helpful, otherwise, fairly disappointing. overpriced food (I chose a goats cheese salad - the cheese was dry and overdone, and the salad over-dressed), perpetually harassed to move more quickly - check presented

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★★★★★

waiter was personable and helpful, otherwise, fairly disappointing. overpriced food (I chose a goats cheese salad - the cheese was dry and overdone, and the salad over-dressed), perpetually harassed to move more quickly - check presented

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The restaurant was a find. Wine was exceptional, waiters - funny and personable and quite witty. service impeccable and food - phenominal! I had the file migon and it's some of the best served steaks in the city. Espresso, however, was

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★★★★★

The restaurant was a find. Wine was exceptional, waiters - funny and personable and quite witty. service impeccable and food - phenominal! I had the file migon and it's some of the best served steaks in the city. Espresso, however, was

Pros: location, waitstaff, selective

Cons: , tables are too close

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Best steak tartare in town. Been a fan for more than 15 years and always stop by especially for lunch when travelling. An ambient little spot that I hope will stay for many years.

3
★★★★★

Best steak tartare in town. Been a fan for more than 15 years and always stop by especially for lunch when travelling. An ambient little spot that I hope will stay for many years.

Pros: ambience, small and cozy, good food

Cons: sometimes overcrowded

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We arrived and we waited for a table for 5 minutes. The people in this tiny gem of place are smart in making people wait since they offer a drink for the parties that wait for more than 15 minutes. The maitre'd was very nice and waitress

3
★★★★★

We arrived and we waited for a table for 5 minutes. The people in this tiny gem of place are smart in making people wait since they offer a drink for the parties that wait for more than 15 minutes. The maitre'd was very nice and waitress

Pros: Food, Waitstaff, Location

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kept us waiting for an hour, repeatedly promising '10 minutes'. when we finally sat down the food and waiter were excellent

3
★★★★★

kept us waiting for an hour, repeatedly promising '10 minutes'. when we finally sat down the food and waiter were excellent

 

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