Le Parisien

★★★★☆
Le Parisien is a French bistro serving brunch, lunch and dinner in Murray Hill
  • 163 E 33rd St

    New York, NY 10016

    Cross street: between lex and 3rd

    Map & Directions
  • 212-889-5489

About Le Parisien

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Mon-Sun 12pm-4pm, 5pm-11pm

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I went on a first date there yesterday evening and was overall very impressed by the restaurant. We had a very romantic table looking outside the restaurant noosed in an intimate corner..\r
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My beautiful date ordered the salmon tartar to

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★★★★★

I went on a first date there yesterday evening and was overall very impressed by the restaurant. We had a very romantic table looking outside the restaurant noosed in an intimate corner..\r
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My beautiful date ordered the salmon tartar to

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Loved the atmosphere, wines, appetizers and service. Went with a girlfriend, but would have been great for a date. Will definitely return with my fianc. They play old French music on an ancient turntable. It lfeels like france- truly!!!

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★★★★★

Loved the atmosphere, wines, appetizers and service. Went with a girlfriend, but would have been great for a date. Will definitely return with my fianc. They play old French music on an ancient turntable. It lfeels like france- truly!!!

Pros: Great wine, ambience and variety

Cons: 33rd st is not much to write home about

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I have never had a better french bistro cuisine before. The eggs and the sangria are out of this world. The cozy atmosphere is just perfect and the unlimited selection of wines is to die for!!

3
★★★★★

I have never had a better french bistro cuisine before. The eggs and the sangria are out of this world. The cozy atmosphere is just perfect and the unlimited selection of wines is to die for!!

Pros: best brunch in Murray Hill

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This used to be a local BYOB place, we used to go here all the time. Then they changed their BYOB policy and never bothered to tell anyone about the $15 cork fee. When I order the pork dish it was dripping in oil, the waitress never mentioned it was deep fried, YUCK. We inquired about the cork fee on the bill and finally they took off the fee however they proceeded to literally hover around us until we left, we didn't even finish our wine. While they hovered over our table the manager proceeded to talk about us to other customer, right in front of us he said, "they brought their F'ing wine" and many other things. Thought the French being RUDE was just a stereotype. We will never go here again.

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★☆☆☆☆

This used to be a local BYOB place, we used to go here all the time. Then they changed their BYOB policy and never bothered to tell anyone about the $15 cork fee. When I order the pork dish it was dripping in oil, the waitress never mentioned it was deep fried, YUCK. We inquired about the cork fee on the bill and finally they took off the fee however they proceeded to literally hover around us until we left, we didn't even finish our wine. While they hovered over our table the manager proceeded to talk about us to other customer, right in front of us he said, "they brought their F'ing wine" and many other things. Thought the French being RUDE was just a stereotype. We will never go here again.

Pros: decor

Cons: bad food and bad staff

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I'm always afraid that good reviews will mean that I won't be able to get a table next time I go to Cosette but they do deserve the praise- and a visit. This small restaurant is perfect for an intimate dinner for 2 or a party of 4 or more. I've been coming here for the past 3 years and have never had a bad meal. I've tried the entire menu as well as the specials and I really can't complain. I've brought family and friends to this place and it has become a favorite to all that have visited. Besides the friendly staff the food is the perfect combination between french classics and comfort food and there is always a wine to pair it with. I would recommend the Napoleon and the salade frisee and the salmon tartare for starters just because they are my favrites. For entrees try the Steak, the Rabbit or the fish, you can't go wrong. For dessert- the chocolate mousse will send you home with a smile on your face and in your wallet. This wonderful little restaurant great and very modestly priced. Go try it and I'm sure you'll agree.

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★★★★★

I'm always afraid that good reviews will mean that I won't be able to get a table next time I go to Cosette but they do deserve the praise- and a visit. This small restaurant is perfect for an intimate dinner for 2 or a party of 4 or more. I've been coming here for the past 3 years and have never had a bad meal. I've tried the entire menu as well as the specials and I really can't complain. I've brought family and friends to this place and it has become a favorite to all that have visited. Besides the friendly staff the food is the perfect combination between french classics and comfort food and there is always a wine to pair it with. I would recommend the Napoleon and the salade frisee and the salmon tartare for starters just because they are my favrites. For entrees try the Steak, the Rabbit or the fish, you can't go wrong. For dessert- the chocolate mousse will send you home with a smile on your face and in your wallet. This wonderful little restaurant great and very modestly priced. Go try it and I'm sure you'll agree.

Pros: Great Food, Romantic, Ambience, Service

Cons: Can only seat 32 at a time

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This is one of my favorite restaurants. Great food and atmosphere. The servers are very nice. I pretty much had everything on the menu and I love them all. Also, the food portions are great!.Wine list is percect . This is great place to take someone for a date. It's nice and intimate.

2
★★★★☆

This is one of my favorite restaurants. Great food and atmosphere. The servers are very nice. I pretty much had everything on the menu and I love them all. Also, the food portions are great!.Wine list is percect . This is great place to take someone for a date. It's nice and intimate.

Pros: atmosphere,staff,food

Cons: none

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I've been going to Cosette for the past two years and it is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. Its small size gives it a cozy, romantic feel -- not to mention the fact that the owner also takes your order and serves you. The food is delicious -- I'm a fan of the onion soup and the steak aux poivre. I would highly recommend it for a special occasion.

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★★★★☆

I've been going to Cosette for the past two years and it is one of my favorite restaurants in the city. Its small size gives it a cozy, romantic feel -- not to mention the fact that the owner also takes your order and serves you. The food is delicious -- I'm a fan of the onion soup and the steak aux poivre. I would highly recommend it for a special occasion.

Pros: Great ambience, excellent service, good wine list

Cons: Make reservations ahead of time

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Even though I've lived just 10-12 blocks away for years, I never noticed this charming French restaurant on 33rd between 3rd/Lex until friends mentioned it (because it is close to the last stop on their express bus from the hinterlands) . . . . The service was terrific, the meal was delicious.....it is a tiny place, so it got a bit noisy as our meal progressed....but a glass or two from Cosette's nicely priced wine list helped modulate the tones....

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★★★★☆

Even though I've lived just 10-12 blocks away for years, I never noticed this charming French restaurant on 33rd between 3rd/Lex until friends mentioned it (because it is close to the last stop on their express bus from the hinterlands) . . . . The service was terrific, the meal was delicious.....it is a tiny place, so it got a bit noisy as our meal progressed....but a glass or two from Cosette's nicely priced wine list helped modulate the tones....

Pros: delicious traditional French fare; terrific service

Cons: rather small and noisy

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My fiancee and I chose Cosette for our Valentine's Dinner this year! We loved it! Our table was ready for us right away with no problem. They promptly brought us bread, water, and gave great suggestions regarding the wine list. The Valentine's menu did not have many choices, but it did not bother me, as there was something for everyone. Both my fiancee and I chose the endive salad was an appetizer which was just delicious. I had the cherry duck and he had the filet mignon. Both were great siezed portions and just delicious! The BEST part was dessert!!! Chocolate hearts filled with chocolate and cream. They were delicious and both of the meals came witha glass of champagne! I love the lighting with candles, it's quaint, romantic, and the service was excellent! It made our evening! I recommend it highly!

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★★★★★

My fiancee and I chose Cosette for our Valentine's Dinner this year! We loved it! Our table was ready for us right away with no problem. They promptly brought us bread, water, and gave great suggestions regarding the wine list. The Valentine's menu did not have many choices, but it did not bother me, as there was something for everyone. Both my fiancee and I chose the endive salad was an appetizer which was just delicious. I had the cherry duck and he had the filet mignon. Both were great siezed portions and just delicious! The BEST part was dessert!!! Chocolate hearts filled with chocolate and cream. They were delicious and both of the meals came witha glass of champagne! I love the lighting with candles, it's quaint, romantic, and the service was excellent! It made our evening! I recommend it highly!

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Service is amazing and the food is great. From the freshly baked bread to the wine list, everything is excellent at this french bistro.

2
★★★★★

Service is amazing and the food is great. From the freshly baked bread to the wine list, everything is excellent at this french bistro.

Pros: Great Food! Great Service!

Cons: Wish there were more of them.

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An overall great experience start (great french wines) to finish (to die for apple tart). It's quite small, with wine boxes lining the dining area, but the whole experience is very real and tasty.

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★★★★☆

An overall great experience start (great french wines) to finish (to die for apple tart). It's quite small, with wine boxes lining the dining area, but the whole experience is very real and tasty.

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I went here on a Sunday night for dinner with my best friend. The waitress and manager? were great. They were really attentive and spoke french or at least had a french accent. We got a bottle of wine (21$- the cheapest) and I had the Cod and my friend had the Salmon. Very yummy! They also give you bread and they refilled it because I ate it all in the first 5 minutes. Delicious butter too!! We had the Creme Brulee for dessert. We each got one but it was way too filling. I would recommend sharing. I left very stuffed and very happy!

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★★★★★

I went here on a Sunday night for dinner with my best friend. The waitress and manager? were great. They were really attentive and spoke french or at least had a french accent. We got a bottle of wine (21$- the cheapest) and I had the Cod and my friend had the Salmon. Very yummy! They also give you bread and they refilled it because I ate it all in the first 5 minutes. Delicious butter too!! We had the Creme Brulee for dessert. We each got one but it was way too filling. I would recommend sharing. I left very stuffed and very happy!

Pros: Food

Cons: It is a small place so you might have to wait if its busy

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My boyfriend and are huge fans of this particular restaurant. Recommend to go there for dinner if couples since they have an excellent wine list. (if not wine-drinker, go for the ones they recommend) Love the DECOR; the owner is kind and humorous; general staff are well-etiquetted and comforting.
I would also recommend it if you like dining alone for a private and fulfilling meal.

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and are huge fans of this particular restaurant. Recommend to go there for dinner if couples since they have an excellent wine list. (if not wine-drinker, go for the ones they recommend) Love the DECOR; the owner is kind and humorous; general staff are well-etiquetted and comforting.
I would also recommend it if you like dining alone for a private and fulfilling meal.

Pros: Great qual.& quant. for the $; decor; atmosphere; service.

Cons: can get very crowded for a small place.

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My boyfriend and I went here for valentine's day. We were seated promptly, the service was good, and so was the food. It's a very small place, so be prepared to listen to other people's converstations at the tables next to you.

2
★★★★☆

My boyfriend and I went here for valentine's day. We were seated promptly, the service was good, and so was the food. It's a very small place, so be prepared to listen to other people's converstations at the tables next to you.

Pros: good service, good food

Cons: close tables

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No frill, good food & wine at reasonable price, reasonable servise.
I wonder why I did not find this place much sooner.
Definately I would love to go back there - good neighborhood place.

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★★★★☆

No frill, good food & wine at reasonable price, reasonable servise.
I wonder why I did not find this place much sooner.
Definately I would love to go back there - good neighborhood place.

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It's a quaint little place with cute bistro decor. Unfortunately, my girlfriend and I were both dissatisfied with the food. Her butternut squash soup, a special, was watery, and tasted "exactly like the soup from Food Emporium". My girlfriend should know, since she orders this soup whenever it's available at any restaurant. She sent it back after two spoonfuls but we were charged for it anyway. Her salmon was tender but bland. My chicken in red wine sauce skimped in the sauce department and therefore was very bland as well. And the wait staff seemed like they didn't want patrons. My girlfriend, who is dieting and wanted nothing more than soup and a salad, was told that she MUST order an entree in order to stay at the restaurant.

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★★☆☆☆

It's a quaint little place with cute bistro decor. Unfortunately, my girlfriend and I were both dissatisfied with the food. Her butternut squash soup, a special, was watery, and tasted "exactly like the soup from Food Emporium". My girlfriend should know, since she orders this soup whenever it's available at any restaurant. She sent it back after two spoonfuls but we were charged for it anyway. Her salmon was tender but bland. My chicken in red wine sauce skimped in the sauce department and therefore was very bland as well. And the wait staff seemed like they didn't want patrons. My girlfriend, who is dieting and wanted nothing more than soup and a salad, was told that she MUST order an entree in order to stay at the restaurant.

Pros: Decor, Uncrowded

Cons: , Bad service, Small menu

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Once you step into Cosette, you're miraculously in a small, off-the-beaten path Parisian bistro. This tiny restaurant is as cozy as it gets, with that certain Parisian flair. The food was average to above-average; the French Onion soup filling yet not overly impressive, and the desserts not brilliant in any way. However, go for the ambience, and consider the food just a companion for a trip across the world!

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★★★★☆

Once you step into Cosette, you're miraculously in a small, off-the-beaten path Parisian bistro. This tiny restaurant is as cozy as it gets, with that certain Parisian flair. The food was average to above-average; the French Onion soup filling yet not overly impressive, and the desserts not brilliant in any way. However, go for the ambience, and consider the food just a companion for a trip across the world!

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Look elsewhere. Go only if you are already in the neighborhood and don't want to bother going farther for a better place. The appetizers are just OK and the main courses were decidedly subpar. Worse of all, $60 was "erroneously" added to our $80 bill. You could get a much better dining experience for the same amount of money in a lot of other French Bistros.

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★★☆☆☆

Look elsewhere. Go only if you are already in the neighborhood and don't want to bother going farther for a better place. The appetizers are just OK and the main courses were decidedly subpar. Worse of all, $60 was "erroneously" added to our $80 bill. You could get a much better dining experience for the same amount of money in a lot of other French Bistros.

Pros: quaint decor

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The waiter was nice, great service. Cosy.

Food was good and reasonably priced.

2
★★★★☆

The waiter was nice, great service. Cosy.

Food was good and reasonably priced.

Pros: Service

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I did not have any disasters at Cosette. Everything went as well as the restaurant could have wanted. This place is not a ten, people. I do not understand the gushing.

The food was very obviously prepared and you could have done a better job at home. I've had steak tartare in about 10 restaurants in New York; this was the worst. It's staffed by French people, the maitre d' is very nice. But it's got to come down to the food in the end.

Average priced for a bistrot with worse-tasting food. We went due to the ratings here, but think that the reviewers should try some other places before heaping 10's on this place. Try Le Madeleine for a similar price but much better food.

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★★★☆☆

I did not have any disasters at Cosette. Everything went as well as the restaurant could have wanted. This place is not a ten, people. I do not understand the gushing.

The food was very obviously prepared and you could have done a better job at home. I've had steak tartare in about 10 restaurants in New York; this was the worst. It's staffed by French people, the maitre d' is very nice. But it's got to come down to the food in the end.

Average priced for a bistrot with worse-tasting food. We went due to the ratings here, but think that the reviewers should try some other places before heaping 10's on this place. Try Le Madeleine for a similar price but much better food.

Pros: maitre d', authentic bistrot

Cons: can buy better food, at the store

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Authentic bistro! Finally! Romantic if you want it to be (brightly lit). Bernard is a great host; it didn't bother me a bit that he recited the entire menu to my wife. All the food was hot & tasty. 2 soups, 2 entrees, 4 glasses of wine and one dessert cost $110 w/ a 20% tip. Go for it! You'll adore it.

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★★★★★

Authentic bistro! Finally! Romantic if you want it to be (brightly lit). Bernard is a great host; it didn't bother me a bit that he recited the entire menu to my wife. All the food was hot & tasty. 2 soups, 2 entrees, 4 glasses of wine and one dessert cost $110 w/ a 20% tip. Go for it! You'll adore it.

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Cozy romantic atomosphere with only around 15 tables at most. Service was very prompt but slightly rushed. Food was very good, but not what I would consider out of this world. Go here for a romantic dinner but not for an all out wow dining experience.

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★★★★☆

Cozy romantic atomosphere with only around 15 tables at most. Service was very prompt but slightly rushed. Food was very good, but not what I would consider out of this world. Go here for a romantic dinner but not for an all out wow dining experience.

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Fantastic place. Cute and decorative. A pleasant surprise. Go there to relax and feel like your somewhere else.

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★★★★★

Fantastic place. Cute and decorative. A pleasant surprise. Go there to relax and feel like your somewhere else.

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If you're looking for a romantic and relaxing place to dine but not too expensive on your wallet this is it. Delicious food and excellent service with a smile.

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★★★★★

If you're looking for a romantic and relaxing place to dine but not too expensive on your wallet this is it. Delicious food and excellent service with a smile.

 

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