Cafe Charbon

★★★★★

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Monday To Thursday From 05:00 PM To 12:00 AM Friday From 05:00 PM To 01:00 AM Saturday From 11:00 AM To 01:00 AM Sunday From 11:00 AM To 12:00 AM

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My boyfriend and I came here and we had a really great dinner and the service was swell. The food was pretty cheap, compared to other French places I'd been too. We left here feeling very satisfied and very full. He had a burger which was

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I came here and we had a really great dinner and the service was swell. The food was pretty cheap, compared to other French places I'd been too. We left here feeling very satisfied and very full. He had a burger which was

Pros: The food was yummy and fairly priced

Cons: The bar can be a bit noisy

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This was truly the worst service I have ever received in a restaurant. My boyfriend and I arrived at 8:30 for dinner to a 3/4 full restaurant. By 9:00 we inquired about whether or not we actually had a server. At 9:20, someone finally

3
★★★★★

This was truly the worst service I have ever received in a restaurant. My boyfriend and I arrived at 8:30 for dinner to a 3/4 full restaurant. By 9:00 we inquired about whether or not we actually had a server. At 9:20, someone finally

Cons: I wasted several hours of my life here I won't get back!!

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I recently went here for a friends going away party and was very happy w/ the whole experience. The lighting was mellow, crowd friendly and stylish, bartenders were attentive and friendly and music kicking. I ordered a Heffe Blonde and

3
★★★★★

I recently went here for a friends going away party and was very happy w/ the whole experience. The lighting was mellow, crowd friendly and stylish, bartenders were attentive and friendly and music kicking. I ordered a Heffe Blonde and

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This place was awful! First we had to get our own drinks since the waitress was nowhere to be found. Then they spilled tomato sauce all over me since the kitchen staff decided to serve the dish over my head. Ruined my white sweater and

3
★★★★★

This place was awful! First we had to get our own drinks since the waitress was nowhere to be found. Then they spilled tomato sauce all over me since the kitchen staff decided to serve the dish over my head. Ruined my white sweater and

Cons: Bad business practices

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The atmosphere is fine and our food was o.k., but the service was beyond atrocious. \r
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After dining, we waited almost an hour, for our waiter to return. I decided to talk to the manager. That's when our waiter sprung into action and

3
★★★★★

The atmosphere is fine and our food was o.k., but the service was beyond atrocious. \r
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After dining, we waited almost an hour, for our waiter to return. I decided to talk to the manager. That's when our waiter sprung into action and

Pros: atmosphere

Cons: "poor service" would be a gross understatement

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Stopped in around 9pm on a busy Friday night. Four of us were seated promptly and I had the best hamburger ever in NYC for $7.95 - served on a beautiful fresh brioche roll, about 1/2 lb, cooked to order, with excellent french fries, and a

3
★★★★★

Stopped in around 9pm on a busy Friday night. Four of us were seated promptly and I had the best hamburger ever in NYC for $7.95 - served on a beautiful fresh brioche roll, about 1/2 lb, cooked to order, with excellent french fries, and a

Pros: Nice casual atmosphere, very good service

Cons: Open to the street, no a/c

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I went to Cafe Charbon last night with some friends. The service and atmosphere was fine and pleasant enough but the food was gross. The bread given as an appetizer seemed stale and airy and the olive oil smelled bad. As a main course, my

3
★★★★★

I went to Cafe Charbon last night with some friends. The service and atmosphere was fine and pleasant enough but the food was gross. The bread given as an appetizer seemed stale and airy and the olive oil smelled bad. As a main course, my

Pros: Cute decor, nice location, pleasant service

Cons: Gross food

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I was attracted to this place due to the great review by TONY for the all you can eat mussels, which were great. However, I must say the service was pretty obnoxious. I received my bill which was separated out to food and drinks. I

3
★★★★★

I was attracted to this place due to the great review by TONY for the all you can eat mussels, which were great. However, I must say the service was pretty obnoxious. I received my bill which was separated out to food and drinks. I

Pros: Great food

Cons: Awful attitude from waitress about what she expected for tip

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Had a great meal on Sat night at this cute French bistro/bar with my partner. Calamari was fantastic, and definitely recommend the hangar steak with pepper sauce - YUM! And make sure you save room for the molten chocolate cake which was

3
★★★★★

Had a great meal on Sat night at this cute French bistro/bar with my partner. Calamari was fantastic, and definitely recommend the hangar steak with pepper sauce - YUM! And make sure you save room for the molten chocolate cake which was

Pros: Great food, great value - romantic but also good for groups

Cons: Service could have been a little more prompt

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My parents had never been to New York before, and I'd only been one time, so when they decided to go, they asked me to come. I was super excited, and we wanted to eat in little Italy one night. The place we wanted to go had an hour and a

3
★★★★★

My parents had never been to New York before, and I'd only been one time, so when they decided to go, they asked me to come. I was super excited, and we wanted to eat in little Italy one night. The place we wanted to go had an hour and a

Pros: Everything! Food, service, ambience...it's great!

Cons: Nothing I can think of...

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Bar itself is really nice, but they bring in a DJ after 10 in Charbon who plays the same 15 songs over and over that were all the rage in junior high. I can't think of any situation in which it's appropriate to play Bell Biv Devoe three

3
★★★★★

Bar itself is really nice, but they bring in a DJ after 10 in Charbon who plays the same 15 songs over and over that were all the rage in junior high. I can't think of any situation in which it's appropriate to play Bell Biv Devoe three

Pros: good food, nice decor, not too crowded bar

Cons: terrible music in the bar

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This place is a disney fake french bistro. the food is school cafeteria friendly and the clientele ranges from drunken soccer fans singing on the top of their lungs while inhaling beer and the local traffic fumes on orchard street, to

3
★★★★★

This place is a disney fake french bistro. the food is school cafeteria friendly and the clientele ranges from drunken soccer fans singing on the top of their lungs while inhaling beer and the local traffic fumes on orchard street, to

Cons: annoying clientele, noisy, in middle of traffic and noise

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my friends and i ordered drinks from the wine list that was written in chalk on the wall, (the menus we were handed had no wines listed). we ordered the $6 roses and when we got the bill the wines were listed as being $8. when i pointed

3
★★★★★

my friends and i ordered drinks from the wine list that was written in chalk on the wall, (the menus we were handed had no wines listed). we ordered the $6 roses and when we got the bill the wines were listed as being $8. when i pointed

Pros: its french

Cons: bad service, false advertising

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The waiters were very friendly and funny. The entrance is tricky to find. The atmosphere is nice, both inside and outside. The food was fantastic. However, the beverages were not. The water had floating particles and smelled strange. So I

3
★★★★★

The waiters were very friendly and funny. The entrance is tricky to find. The atmosphere is nice, both inside and outside. The food was fantastic. However, the beverages were not. The water had floating particles and smelled strange. So I

Pros: The food and the atmosphere

Cons: The non-alcoholic beverages...

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but great food! i liked the outside scene.. the tables were kind of annoying but the bar was nice.. the inside was really nice too

3
★★★★★

but great food! i liked the outside scene.. the tables were kind of annoying but the bar was nice.. the inside was really nice too

Pros: food

Cons: water

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This place offers good value and friendly service. However, I only tried it during the week and don't know what it is like over the weekend.

3
★★★★★

This place offers good value and friendly service. However, I only tried it during the week and don't know what it is like over the weekend.

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fun atmosphere & good food. i went with a large group for a birthday party. although the service was pretty slow, we had a great time and never felt rushed. i will definitely come back.

3
★★★★★

fun atmosphere & good food. i went with a large group for a birthday party. although the service was pretty slow, we had a great time and never felt rushed. i will definitely come back.

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We had a chance to try a lot of dishes and the food was not great - some plates were ok, others were bad. The portions are really small, so it's overpriced for what you get. Charming atmosphere and fun crowd, but there's so many "old-world

3
★★★★★

We had a chance to try a lot of dishes and the food was not great - some plates were ok, others were bad. The portions are really small, so it's overpriced for what you get. Charming atmosphere and fun crowd, but there's so many "old-world

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This is a legit place to eat. My girlfriend and I ordered the prociouto and spinach sald, the chevre cheese with tomatoes, soup du jour, and beef carpaccio. All where above average and priced appropriatly. Service is very nice. I would

3
★★★★★

This is a legit place to eat. My girlfriend and I ordered the prociouto and spinach sald, the chevre cheese with tomatoes, soup du jour, and beef carpaccio. All where above average and priced appropriatly. Service is very nice. I would

Pros: Lovely food

Cons: none so to speak

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I ate here when it first opened back in 2002 and, after reading the scathing reviews on Citysearch I was really bummed out -- the dinner I had wasn't bad at all. I hadn't thought about it again until a friend recommended their Sunday

3
★★★★★

I ate here when it first opened back in 2002 and, after reading the scathing reviews on Citysearch I was really bummed out -- the dinner I had wasn't bad at all. I hadn't thought about it again until a friend recommended their Sunday

Pros: cheap eats, outdoor seating, cute decor

Cons: so-so service

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No problems with the service compared to the other reviews, but the quality was terrible. The coq au vin tasted like it was made with canned mushroom gravy, I think the mashed potatoes were from a powder mix. For the steak frites, the

3
★★★★★

No problems with the service compared to the other reviews, but the quality was terrible. The coq au vin tasted like it was made with canned mushroom gravy, I think the mashed potatoes were from a powder mix. For the steak frites, the

Pros: atmosphere

Cons: bad food

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I've been here a few times and the service is 80% of hte time horrific. Went here early this year for brunch and left the place even more hungry and upset. We were seated promptly but had to wait close to an hour for food that never came.

3
★★★★★

I've been here a few times and the service is 80% of hte time horrific. Went here early this year for brunch and left the place even more hungry and upset. We were seated promptly but had to wait close to an hour for food that never came.

Pros: steak frites, ambiance

Cons: bad service

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Couldn't agree more with the table of four's recent review. Went Sat night - the food was OK (a bit bland), the service tried to be helpful, but there were some serious disconnects between the waitstaff, mgr, and kitchen. We must have

3
★★★★★

Couldn't agree more with the table of four's recent review. Went Sat night - the food was OK (a bit bland), the service tried to be helpful, but there were some serious disconnects between the waitstaff, mgr, and kitchen. We must have

Pros: ambience

Cons: service, bread, service

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We were a party of four, and after a long wait, were seated in a freezing corner. It was 25 degrees outside and the heat was barely on. I was wearing my coat and scarf the whole evening. We waited 20 minutes for someone so we could order.

3
★★★★★

We were a party of four, and after a long wait, were seated in a freezing corner. It was 25 degrees outside and the heat was barely on. I was wearing my coat and scarf the whole evening. We waited 20 minutes for someone so we could order.

Cons: service, service, service

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Rustic, aged and well-worn Epicerie is the antithesis to the modern, sleek restaurants I usually gravitate towards. However, a lot of Parisian charm from the decor to the service screams "sidewalk shop in paris." The food is REALLY good.

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★★★★★

Rustic, aged and well-worn Epicerie is the antithesis to the modern, sleek restaurants I usually gravitate towards. However, a lot of Parisian charm from the decor to the service screams "sidewalk shop in paris." The food is REALLY good.

Pros: Great Food, Low Prices

Cons: Attentive but slow, service

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I had enjoyed good brunch there previously, so I went to the Cafe Charbon with 4 friends last Sunday. We ordered at 12:20. At 1:15 we were still waiting for our plates! We didn't even have a tea or a coffoe because "there were no clean

3
★★★★★

I had enjoyed good brunch there previously, so I went to the Cafe Charbon with 4 friends last Sunday. We ordered at 12:20. At 1:15 we were still waiting for our plates! We didn't even have a tea or a coffoe because "there were no clean

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terrible service... slow and got our appetizer wrong. we ordered 4 of one item and they brought 2. our food arrived after an incredibly long time and was tepid to cold. overpriced for what you get and not terribly flavorful. their

3
★★★★★

terrible service... slow and got our appetizer wrong. we ordered 4 of one item and they brought 2. our food arrived after an incredibly long time and was tepid to cold. overpriced for what you get and not terribly flavorful. their

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I cannot say enough about this place. It has a wonderful, unassuming feel, great food, and good service. The mango mojito is delicious, the poulet roti is fantastic, and the waiters/hosts are great. Very friendly. From the moment my

3
★★★★★

I cannot say enough about this place. It has a wonderful, unassuming feel, great food, and good service. The mango mojito is delicious, the poulet roti is fantastic, and the waiters/hosts are great. Very friendly. From the moment my

Pros: great food, FRIENDLY STAFF, good value

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Nothing fancy about this restaurant except its interesting/hidden entrance. You can compare this restaurant to any other chained restaurant with its service and food. out of a score of 100 i would give it a 65

3
★★★★★

Nothing fancy about this restaurant except its interesting/hidden entrance. You can compare this restaurant to any other chained restaurant with its service and food. out of a score of 100 i would give it a 65

Pros: decor, value

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I live very near this place and had an ok brunch the first time I tried it... the food was fine but not great. The second time I attempted to go was out of convenience... it was right in front of us. THE SERVICE WAS TERRIBLE! So slow

3
★★★★★

I live very near this place and had an ok brunch the first time I tried it... the food was fine but not great. The second time I attempted to go was out of convenience... it was right in front of us. THE SERVICE WAS TERRIBLE! So slow

Cons: Service, Service, Service

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I have only eaten here once, but I had their mushroom ravioli, and it was great. The seating was a bit cramped, but other than the tables being too close together, I would suggest this place to any one looking for a nice dinner while out

3
★★★★★

I have only eaten here once, but I had their mushroom ravioli, and it was great. The seating was a bit cramped, but other than the tables being too close together, I would suggest this place to any one looking for a nice dinner while out

Pros: nice wine selection

Cons: cramped seating

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Had great cassoulet there...very rich and flavorful. Best fries I have ever had...I don't know the secret. Beats out even Belgium fry places. Great atmosphere, very cute, moderate prices. I love this place!

3
★★★★★

Had great cassoulet there...very rich and flavorful. Best fries I have ever had...I don't know the secret. Beats out even Belgium fry places. Great atmosphere, very cute, moderate prices. I love this place!

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I don't understand why most people complain about the service. I went there this past Saturday around 9pm. First had a cheese platter at the bar and then enjoyed a nice dinner with friends. Food and ambiance was great. Our waitress was

3
★★★★★

I don't understand why most people complain about the service. I went there this past Saturday around 9pm. First had a cheese platter at the bar and then enjoyed a nice dinner with friends. Food and ambiance was great. Our waitress was

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If you're looking to be treated in a rude and disrespectful manner, then this is the place for you. Also, I suggest making your reservation for about an hour earlier than you'd actually like to be seated, since that's how long you'll be

3
★★★★★

If you're looking to be treated in a rude and disrespectful manner, then this is the place for you. Also, I suggest making your reservation for about an hour earlier than you'd actually like to be seated, since that's how long you'll be

Cons: WORST SERVICE EVER

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waited over one hour when we had reservations. manager kept insisting it would only be a 15 minute wait for an our. eventually left the establishment after purchasing many drinks at the bar. definitely not recommended with the current

3
★★★★★

waited over one hour when we had reservations. manager kept insisting it would only be a 15 minute wait for an our. eventually left the establishment after purchasing many drinks at the bar. definitely not recommended with the current

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We went to this place on a Saturday night. It took 20 minutes to get a table. Then the disappontments began. The food took over 45 minutes. In the french tradition, the server was rude. Wehen the food finally arrived, however, I bit into

3
★★★★★

We went to this place on a Saturday night. It took 20 minutes to get a table. Then the disappontments began. The food took over 45 minutes. In the french tradition, the server was rude. Wehen the food finally arrived, however, I bit into

Pros: Good Food, Pleasant atmosphere

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tho warm and cozy in environment, service really could be better. and if you're into wine, they'll probably have it... beers, don't expect to find any- been there twice and they never have any of their drafts and barely anything on bottle.

3
★★★★★

tho warm and cozy in environment, service really could be better. and if you're into wine, they'll probably have it... beers, don't expect to find any- been there twice and they never have any of their drafts and barely anything on bottle.

Pros: nice environment, not crowded

Cons: , no beer

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2nd time here. Threw a birthday party there last Saturday for a friend. Our group of 10 was treated fantastically, although the service was a bit slow. T crispy salmon in corn puree is delicious. The mushroom ravioli was rich and tasty.

3
★★★★★

2nd time here. Threw a birthday party there last Saturday for a friend. Our group of 10 was treated fantastically, although the service was a bit slow. T crispy salmon in corn puree is delicious. The mushroom ravioli was rich and tasty.

Pros: Great Ambience, Perfect for groups

Cons: , Portions Vary

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I came here a couple of times at night and had a good time. Food is decent but nothing special, but I liked the warm atmosphere of the epicerie. I came here for brunch and had the worst experience ever. The waitresses were clueless french

3
★★★★★

I came here a couple of times at night and had a good time. Food is decent but nothing special, but I liked the warm atmosphere of the epicerie. I came here for brunch and had the worst experience ever. The waitresses were clueless french

Pros: Warm Atmosphere

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Ingredients were fresh and food was OK but definitely not worth putting up with the terrible attitude of the waitstaff.

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★★★★★

Ingredients were fresh and food was OK but definitely not worth putting up with the terrible attitude of the waitstaff.

Pros: good for groups, food is good

Cons: , confusing hours, dumb doors

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Had brunch there on Sunday afternoon...as expected, it was a bit crowded, but we were seated promptly. The food was quite good, but the experience was ruined by the service. A couple who arrived 5-10 minutes after we did ordered the exact

3
★★★★★

Had brunch there on Sunday afternoon...as expected, it was a bit crowded, but we were seated promptly. The food was quite good, but the experience was ruined by the service. A couple who arrived 5-10 minutes after we did ordered the exact

Pros: Food, Cute dining room

Cons: , Over priced drinks

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Went there on a Monday night. They had a cd playing in repeat mode the whole night ! lol ! And it was UB40 !!! I like reggae but come one, UB40 !!! The duck cassoulet I had was way too salty. The waitresses were pretty friendly, and most

3
★★★★★

Went there on a Monday night. They had a cd playing in repeat mode the whole night ! lol ! And it was UB40 !!! I like reggae but come one, UB40 !!! The duck cassoulet I had was way too salty. The waitresses were pretty friendly, and most

Pros: French speaking, Beer/wine selection, Dim lighting

Cons: Food , Music on Mondays

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Enjoyed my meal here. The fries are great, cheap, and rival those at Les Halles for quality and taste. I had the charcouterie and my partner had monkfish--both were outstandingly prepared. Starters were good; the desserts were good but

3
★★★★★

Enjoyed my meal here. The fries are great, cheap, and rival those at Les Halles for quality and taste. I had the charcouterie and my partner had monkfish--both were outstandingly prepared. Starters were good; the desserts were good but

Pros: iDine points/miles

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Very clever designed atmosphere makes you feel as though you are in France. The food was a bit slow to come out, but definitely worth the wait. Prices are decent for food, but pricey for drinks as there is an extensive beer and wine list.

3
★★★★★

Very clever designed atmosphere makes you feel as though you are in France. The food was a bit slow to come out, but definitely worth the wait. Prices are decent for food, but pricey for drinks as there is an extensive beer and wine list.

Pros: atmosphere, beer/wine list

Cons: slow service

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I cannot remember a worse dining experience than this.
The food was not as expected, but far from a total disaster. What ruined a nice night and dinner was the atmosphere in the restaurant. The waiters did their best in being polite and

3
★★★★★

I cannot remember a worse dining experience than this.
The food was not as expected, but far from a total disaster. What ruined a nice night and dinner was the atmosphere in the restaurant. The waiters did their best in being polite and

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Even though some reviewers have complained of having better wine in a bigger glass for less money, I suppose if a person had enough knowledge of wine, like the members of the staff at Cafe Charbon, they would realize that certain wines

3
★★★★★

Even though some reviewers have complained of having better wine in a bigger glass for less money, I suppose if a person had enough knowledge of wine, like the members of the staff at Cafe Charbon, they would realize that certain wines

Pros: excellent wine list, private conversations, Ils parlent francais

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My bf and I went to dinner on a cold & rainy Tuesday evening. I was hoping for a warm & cozy atmostphere and what we got was hard wooden chairs & tiled kitchen floor hidden by the fact that the place is only lit by a few candles on the

3
★★★★★

My bf and I went to dinner on a cold & rainy Tuesday evening. I was hoping for a warm & cozy atmostphere and what we got was hard wooden chairs & tiled kitchen floor hidden by the fact that the place is only lit by a few candles on the

Pros: Service when empty

Cons: Floors, Cold

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I've been to Paris many a times and I really wanted to find a restaurant that has the same quality food that I have tasted there. I would have to agree with Alexandra, that the Mussels at Cafe Charbon-Epicerie are a must have. They are

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★★★★★

I've been to Paris many a times and I really wanted to find a restaurant that has the same quality food that I have tasted there. I would have to agree with Alexandra, that the Mussels at Cafe Charbon-Epicerie are a must have. They are

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Best beef carpaccio yet! And amazing other Italian foods. Doesn't have a lot of selection, though, but what...

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★★★★★

Best beef carpaccio yet! And amazing other Italian foods. Doesn't have a lot of selection, though, but what...

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Having lived in Paris, I get very excited when I find a restaurant in New York that really captures the feeling of my favorite european city. The place is called cafe-epicierie becuase that means it's sort of a restaurant/grocery store

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★★★★★

Having lived in Paris, I get very excited when I find a restaurant in New York that really captures the feeling of my favorite european city. The place is called cafe-epicierie becuase that means it's sort of a restaurant/grocery store

 

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