Park Avenue Bistro

★★★★☆
  • 377 Park Avenue South

    New York, NY 10016

    Cross street: nr. 27th St.

    Map & Directions
  • 212-689-1360

About Park Avenue Bistro

Hours
Mon-Fri, noon-3pm and 5pm-11pm; Sat, 5pm-11pm; Sun, closed

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this is a nice small restaurant, French bistro style, and nothing close to spectacular at all.

at first we were only 1 or the 2 couples in the restaurant, and the music was blaring not the most romantic spot. the bread served was cold, but atleast the butter was soft.

i ordered the prixe fixe menu which is the only value here consisting of escargot, strip steak, and the chocolate mousse. the escargot was drenched in butter and garnished with crotons!!! crotons, what an odd pairing. the steak i ordered med rare, but was incredibly stringy and not a good cut of meat even sliced against the grain. though the best was the the mousse, though it was a bit on the chocolate pudding side and just scooped into a cup.

we had a great BORDEAUX, '05 CHATEAU BEAU-VALLON, but at 55 dollars its quite a markup. the wait staff was also negligent to even refill out glasses which we of course do though the meal.

the tab came out to 140 for the price of the prixe fixe, chicken salad, and wine. a huge rip off of mediocre french bistro

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★★☆☆☆

this is a nice small restaurant, French bistro style, and nothing close to spectacular at all.

at first we were only 1 or the 2 couples in the restaurant, and the music was blaring not the most romantic spot. the bread served was cold, but atleast the butter was soft.

i ordered the prixe fixe menu which is the only value here consisting of escargot, strip steak, and the chocolate mousse. the escargot was drenched in butter and garnished with crotons!!! crotons, what an odd pairing. the steak i ordered med rare, but was incredibly stringy and not a good cut of meat even sliced against the grain. though the best was the the mousse, though it was a bit on the chocolate pudding side and just scooped into a cup.

we had a great BORDEAUX, '05 CHATEAU BEAU-VALLON, but at 55 dollars its quite a markup. the wait staff was also negligent to even refill out glasses which we of course do though the meal.

the tab came out to 140 for the price of the prixe fixe, chicken salad, and wine. a huge rip off of mediocre french bistro

Pros: cozy, great wine, prixe fixe

Cons: not the most attentive staff, didnt even refill our wine

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This restaurant on lower Park Avenue is not big, but very comfortable with very French atmosphere. "Cozy" is the word. The food is traditional and everything that I've ever tried tasted good.Dining here will make your special occasion even more special. But keep it to that, since it is as pricy as you would expect for any good French restaurant.

4
★★★★☆

This restaurant on lower Park Avenue is not big, but very comfortable with very French atmosphere. "Cozy" is the word. The food is traditional and everything that I've ever tried tasted good.Dining here will make your special occasion even more special. But keep it to that, since it is as pricy as you would expect for any good French restaurant.

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I've been going to Park Avenue Bistro for years at the previous location and at the current location. The food is always top notch and the new price fixed menu is not to be believed. For $29.00, you get a sizeable appetizer, full entree, and a luscious dessert. I very seldom order steak in a restaurant but their hangar steak in a red wine sauce has an incredible flavor and is quite tender. There is a very interesting and reasonable wine selection and they know how to properly store wine to maintain its texture. The staff are always very friendly and go out of their way to make you feel at home. I eat out a lot and this place is a rare find and superior to most super-popular -hard-to -get- a -reservation -at locations such as Balthazar.

2
★★★★☆

I've been going to Park Avenue Bistro for years at the previous location and at the current location. The food is always top notch and the new price fixed menu is not to be believed. For $29.00, you get a sizeable appetizer, full entree, and a luscious dessert. I very seldom order steak in a restaurant but their hangar steak in a red wine sauce has an incredible flavor and is quite tender. There is a very interesting and reasonable wine selection and they know how to properly store wine to maintain its texture. The staff are always very friendly and go out of their way to make you feel at home. I eat out a lot and this place is a rare find and superior to most super-popular -hard-to -get- a -reservation -at locations such as Balthazar.

Pros: Consistently good food.

Cons: Stark white walls could use some color

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I recommend this place because of the ambience and the location. The food is good (the scallops were amzing, tender, flavorful) but the portions are quite small. The service was not as careful as I would expect in a place of this caliber but I wouldn't say it was bad- it was just okay. What I love about this place is the decor- lots of art and lovely french doors. There was a classical duet playing at the window when we arrived which drew us in, but unfortunately they called it quits pretty early. I will definitely go back beccause it is in my neighborhood. It's a good alternative to some of the noisy chains across the street when one is looking for a more quiet/ classy environment were conversation is possible. So despite the tiny portions and less than expected service I would recommend this place.

2
★★★★☆

I recommend this place because of the ambience and the location. The food is good (the scallops were amzing, tender, flavorful) but the portions are quite small. The service was not as careful as I would expect in a place of this caliber but I wouldn't say it was bad- it was just okay. What I love about this place is the decor- lots of art and lovely french doors. There was a classical duet playing at the window when we arrived which drew us in, but unfortunately they called it quits pretty early. I will definitely go back beccause it is in my neighborhood. It's a good alternative to some of the noisy chains across the street when one is looking for a more quiet/ classy environment were conversation is possible. So despite the tiny portions and less than expected service I would recommend this place.

Pros: Ambience, live classical duet, classy decor, not too noisy to converse

Cons: Tiny portions, service did not meet expectations.

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LINDA PERNEY of Newsday says:
??The menu stays pretty close to the traditional: coq au vin, steak frites, grilled salmon. With the same crew in the kitchen for the past seven years, the restaurant counts on an amazing level of consistency, and those comfort foods are cooked to a very high order, which is something of a relief. ?? If the classics rule here, that's fine with me. ?
On two recent visits, nobody had anything to complain about: An onion soup was pronounced by one diner as the best in the city - the onions meltingly soft, the broth appropriately hearty, and the cheese plenty cheesy. Another night the petatou - a cheesy combination of potatoes and olives - delighted a first-time visitor. The special goat cheese and potato Napoleon was ravishing with its fine play of textures: The cheese, soft and tangy, sandwiched with the thinnest, crispiest potato slices - a sophisticated take on chip and dip. ?Mains were equally good: Long Island scallops were done to a turn, nicely caramelized and cooked just beyond the point of opacity; the cauliflower puree was an unctuous contrast and the roasted asparagus added a little crunch. Bouillabaisse, chock-full of shrimp and mussels, featured a tasty, garlicky broth. The tender steak with peppercorn sauce pleased a meat eater. And the gravlax ordered as a main course arrived as a small mountain of silky cured fish paired with a smoked trout mousse. ?The cheese plate - a fine selection of textures and contrasts - is, for my money, the best way to end a meal here. As someone who liked - and I mean really liked - the old place, I was a little unsure about the new digs: a long, sleek room with a comfortable bar upfront and a romantic-looking balcony at the back; on the walls, there's an ever-changing exhibit of young artists. Fortunately, the service is as friendly and efficient as ever?

3
★★★☆☆

LINDA PERNEY of Newsday says:
??The menu stays pretty close to the traditional: coq au vin, steak frites, grilled salmon. With the same crew in the kitchen for the past seven years, the restaurant counts on an amazing level of consistency, and those comfort foods are cooked to a very high order, which is something of a relief. ?? If the classics rule here, that's fine with me. ?
On two recent visits, nobody had anything to complain about: An onion soup was pronounced by one diner as the best in the city - the onions meltingly soft, the broth appropriately hearty, and the cheese plenty cheesy. Another night the petatou - a cheesy combination of potatoes and olives - delighted a first-time visitor. The special goat cheese and potato Napoleon was ravishing with its fine play of textures: The cheese, soft and tangy, sandwiched with the thinnest, crispiest potato slices - a sophisticated take on chip and dip. ?Mains were equally good: Long Island scallops were done to a turn, nicely caramelized and cooked just beyond the point of opacity; the cauliflower puree was an unctuous contrast and the roasted asparagus added a little crunch. Bouillabaisse, chock-full of shrimp and mussels, featured a tasty, garlicky broth. The tender steak with peppercorn sauce pleased a meat eater. And the gravlax ordered as a main course arrived as a small mountain of silky cured fish paired with a smoked trout mousse. ?The cheese plate - a fine selection of textures and contrasts - is, for my money, the best way to end a meal here. As someone who liked - and I mean really liked - the old place, I was a little unsure about the new digs: a long, sleek room with a comfortable bar upfront and a romantic-looking balcony at the back; on the walls, there's an ever-changing exhibit of young artists. Fortunately, the service is as friendly and efficient as ever?

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This little hole in the wall on Park Avenue South is a great restaurant for a date. It is dark, small, and intimate with great art and good service. The food while French inspired is very modern and borders on fusion cuisine. I cannot say that I have ever had a bad meal here. I am particularly fond of their calamari and I have never had a seafood dish here that has been less than superb. The downside is the price, however if that is not a concern the Park Bistro night out.

4
★★★★☆

This little hole in the wall on Park Avenue South is a great restaurant for a date. It is dark, small, and intimate with great art and good service. The food while French inspired is very modern and borders on fusion cuisine. I cannot say that I have ever had a bad meal here. I am particularly fond of their calamari and I have never had a seafood dish here that has been less than superb. The downside is the price, however if that is not a concern the Park Bistro night out.

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