Crepes Parisiennes

★★★★☆

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Tuesday To Saturday From 10:00 AM To 09:00 PM Sunday From 10:00 AM To 04:00 PM

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I don't know why everyone says they're rude here. I've been to the Shadyside location many times and everyone has always been very nice. The owner is engaging, though he's usually very busy cooking. The only time I've ever seen him get a little snippy is when people try to take the tables before ordering. There's a sign on the door that asks patrons to place their order before seating, as well as another by the register. This way everyone waits in line, there is no table-hogging and people get their food and are seated in an orderly manner. Too bad half the people who descended the steps couldn't read - I would be snippy too if I had to constantly remind people to follow directions!

The food is excellent, however. I recommend the breakfast crepe with bechamel, but a friend swears by the spinach and mushroom crepe with soy tang. The menu is just big enough, but the 3 sauce choices assure you many different experiences. If you go, order the hot tea - Mariage Freres tea is the best there is!

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★★★★★

I don't know why everyone says they're rude here. I've been to the Shadyside location many times and everyone has always been very nice. The owner is engaging, though he's usually very busy cooking. The only time I've ever seen him get a little snippy is when people try to take the tables before ordering. There's a sign on the door that asks patrons to place their order before seating, as well as another by the register. This way everyone waits in line, there is no table-hogging and people get their food and are seated in an orderly manner. Too bad half the people who descended the steps couldn't read - I would be snippy too if I had to constantly remind people to follow directions!

The food is excellent, however. I recommend the breakfast crepe with bechamel, but a friend swears by the spinach and mushroom crepe with soy tang. The menu is just big enough, but the 3 sauce choices assure you many different experiences. If you go, order the hot tea - Mariage Freres tea is the best there is!

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While novel and having decent crepes, it is poorly managed and staffed. Service has not been rude, they are just not customer-oriented. With other options in the area...go somewhere else if you want to feel welcomed.

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★★☆☆☆

While novel and having decent crepes, it is poorly managed and staffed. Service has not been rude, they are just not customer-oriented. With other options in the area...go somewhere else if you want to feel welcomed.

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Everytime I have called there or been there the manager has been extremely ingnorant and is unprofessional. Because of this, I refuse to give him any business. He should learn how to treat customers!

0
★☆☆☆☆

Everytime I have called there or been there the manager has been extremely ingnorant and is unprofessional. Because of this, I refuse to give him any business. He should learn how to treat customers!

Cons: Rude people work there

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The chef is from france. He used to have a street cart in france. These are some amazing and authentic crepes. To the people that complain that he's rude...it's because he can't stand you lazy, fat, rude americans.

2
★★★★★

The chef is from france. He used to have a street cart in france. These are some amazing and authentic crepes. To the people that complain that he's rude...it's because he can't stand you lazy, fat, rude americans.

Pros: authentic, cheap

Cons: limited hours

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I work on Craig Street and eat at that location at least once a week. I have never had a problem with the rudeness others described--although, I also have no tolerance for people who can't follow simple instructions. It's a small location and the food is in demand, so I think the staff does the best job they can to get everyone their food quickly. The staff has been attentive every time I've eaten there.

The crepes are fabulous. I'm a vegetarian, and I've only had the savory crepes. The mixed veggie crepe with bechamel sauce is fabulous. Savory crepes come with a side salad of mixed greens, oranges, and a light champagne vinagraitte. It's a filling and delicious meal for just $7.

My only advice is to go early or later. it's busiest right around noon.

2
★★★★★

I work on Craig Street and eat at that location at least once a week. I have never had a problem with the rudeness others described--although, I also have no tolerance for people who can't follow simple instructions. It's a small location and the food is in demand, so I think the staff does the best job they can to get everyone their food quickly. The staff has been attentive every time I've eaten there.

The crepes are fabulous. I'm a vegetarian, and I've only had the savory crepes. The mixed veggie crepe with bechamel sauce is fabulous. Savory crepes come with a side salad of mixed greens, oranges, and a light champagne vinagraitte. It's a filling and delicious meal for just $7.

My only advice is to go early or later. it's busiest right around noon.

Pros: Delicious. Many vegetarian options.

Cons: Go early. Seats fill quickly.

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Husband and I went there for the first time a few weeks back. I had the salmon crepe; he the egg & cheese crepe. Both were delicious and the place was only slightly busy since it was between the breakfast & lunch rush. My sister and her fiance came in from San Fran; figured we would show them a nice place and have some great food. Forgot they only took cash. Headed to an ATM while sister and fiance looked at the menu while letting people step in front of them in line because 1) there were no free tables for a party of 4 and 2) they were waiting on us. We got there & sent one of our party to the register to order.

There is no where to stand out of the way of anything; a two-top opened up and that is where we sat & stood while keeping our eyes peeled for another table. A staff member rudely told us we needed to be in line and not at the table. We quickly pointed out that our friend was indeed in line (my sister wanted to point out that they let about 5 couples in front of them while they waited) and then the staff member told us we were not allowed to sit until we ordered. He then proceeded to stare at us until we moved; unfortunately there was no places to stand and wait. Raining outside - so that was certainly not an option.

We left - sadly disappointed and surely never to return again.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Husband and I went there for the first time a few weeks back. I had the salmon crepe; he the egg & cheese crepe. Both were delicious and the place was only slightly busy since it was between the breakfast & lunch rush. My sister and her fiance came in from San Fran; figured we would show them a nice place and have some great food. Forgot they only took cash. Headed to an ATM while sister and fiance looked at the menu while letting people step in front of them in line because 1) there were no free tables for a party of 4 and 2) they were waiting on us. We got there & sent one of our party to the register to order.

There is no where to stand out of the way of anything; a two-top opened up and that is where we sat & stood while keeping our eyes peeled for another table. A staff member rudely told us we needed to be in line and not at the table. We quickly pointed out that our friend was indeed in line (my sister wanted to point out that they let about 5 couples in front of them while they waited) and then the staff member told us we were not allowed to sit until we ordered. He then proceeded to stare at us until we moved; unfortunately there was no places to stand and wait. Raining outside - so that was certainly not an option.

We left - sadly disappointed and surely never to return again.

Pros: food is tasty

Cons: atmosphere, rude staff, cash only, too few tables

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Crepes is a great place for a hundred reasons. Active, pleasing environment, very consistent high quality of food and service. Would like better advertising of the "table acquisition" process so that people understood to place orders before sitting.

2
★★★★★

Crepes is a great place for a hundred reasons. Active, pleasing environment, very consistent high quality of food and service. Would like better advertising of the "table acquisition" process so that people understood to place orders before sitting.

Pros: Remarkably consistent service and food quality

Cons: Closed mondays, late start time (9:00 - 10:00)

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I recently went to Crepes Parisiennes on Craig Steet with a group of friends, and needless to say it was a terrible experience. First of all, it took us over 15 minutes to get to the register and order our crepes. The crepe lady was really unfriendly and seemed to give me an attitude for suggesting a special order. After we finally placed our orders, we sat down and waited for our food. Even though I SPECIFICALLY made instructions not to put anything extra on my crepe, it was slathered in sour cream, chives, and lemon. Did I order a baked potato or something? To cut a long story short, I will not be going back to this restaurant anytime soon and I encourage everyone else to pass on Crepes Parisiennes.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I recently went to Crepes Parisiennes on Craig Steet with a group of friends, and needless to say it was a terrible experience. First of all, it took us over 15 minutes to get to the register and order our crepes. The crepe lady was really unfriendly and seemed to give me an attitude for suggesting a special order. After we finally placed our orders, we sat down and waited for our food. Even though I SPECIFICALLY made instructions not to put anything extra on my crepe, it was slathered in sour cream, chives, and lemon. Did I order a baked potato or something? To cut a long story short, I will not be going back to this restaurant anytime soon and I encourage everyone else to pass on Crepes Parisiennes.

Pros: Decent food, izzy soda

Cons: Terrible service, bad management,

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Over-priced greasy food, pretentious environment and the owner is obnoxious.

I really enjoyed coming here until this last summer when things began to take a dive. The quality of the food went way down - the eggs in one of their signature dishes were spongey, cold and clammy on a regular basis and they began to drown everything in (olive?) oil to cover for it.

Due to the dungeon-from-SAW-like size of the restaurant and the fact they do not take reservations, the staff has taken to the irritating habit of ushering people out the door if they are not eating fast enough. As a result you tend to get a little paranoid if you aren't chewing at regulation speed (15 mins). They also reassign where people sit, in mid-meal, in order to accomodate more people (musical chairs).

The food is way over-priced for the amount of actual food & inedible shrubbery you receive and the non-college aged staff is outrageously snobbish. Should you dare make any special dietary requests on a given crepe the owner/chef/manager will snap back about departing from the listed ingredients. When I was there last they didn't even tolerate my inquiry about whether they use peanut oil (I'm allergic).

The owner/manager is the balding Soup-Nazi of crepes; he freely barks at you if you confuse his Shadyside restaurant with his Oakland restaurant and he seems to get agitated if you do not overly compliment his food.

Suggestion: There really aren't any crepe or french cuisine places in Shadyside but Pamela's is right down the street - it is just as greasy and a bit difficult to get in, but the prices match up to the food better and the staff is far more professional.

1
★★☆☆☆

Over-priced greasy food, pretentious environment and the owner is obnoxious.

I really enjoyed coming here until this last summer when things began to take a dive. The quality of the food went way down - the eggs in one of their signature dishes were spongey, cold and clammy on a regular basis and they began to drown everything in (olive?) oil to cover for it.

Due to the dungeon-from-SAW-like size of the restaurant and the fact they do not take reservations, the staff has taken to the irritating habit of ushering people out the door if they are not eating fast enough. As a result you tend to get a little paranoid if you aren't chewing at regulation speed (15 mins). They also reassign where people sit, in mid-meal, in order to accomodate more people (musical chairs).

The food is way over-priced for the amount of actual food & inedible shrubbery you receive and the non-college aged staff is outrageously snobbish. Should you dare make any special dietary requests on a given crepe the owner/chef/manager will snap back about departing from the listed ingredients. When I was there last they didn't even tolerate my inquiry about whether they use peanut oil (I'm allergic).

The owner/manager is the balding Soup-Nazi of crepes; he freely barks at you if you confuse his Shadyside restaurant with his Oakland restaurant and he seems to get agitated if you do not overly compliment his food.

Suggestion: There really aren't any crepe or french cuisine places in Shadyside but Pamela's is right down the street - it is just as greasy and a bit difficult to get in, but the prices match up to the food better and the staff is far more professional.

Pros: They serve crepes, and nearly nobody in the area does

Cons: Their crepes aren't good, the ambiance is prison-like, the staff is in a hurry to get you to leave and the owner is outrageous

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The food here is wonderful. The best I ever had! Every Saturday morning this is what I crave! I recommend the Mixed Vegetable, add an egg, with Soytang and Creme Fraiche. They get very particular about seating, because they want to be fair to their customers who wait in line. They have no issue finding a seat though for anyone older, or who needs to sit while they wait. Just ask!!! If you treat them with respect they will do the same to you. It gets very busy, and it's such a small space that it's necessary for rules such as, "do not take or hold a table until you order." I love it, and it's my favorite place in Pittsburgh! Also recommend the Cafe Au Lait, and Hot Chocolate (best in Pittsburgh, made from real chocolate chips).

2
★★★★★

The food here is wonderful. The best I ever had! Every Saturday morning this is what I crave! I recommend the Mixed Vegetable, add an egg, with Soytang and Creme Fraiche. They get very particular about seating, because they want to be fair to their customers who wait in line. They have no issue finding a seat though for anyone older, or who needs to sit while they wait. Just ask!!! If you treat them with respect they will do the same to you. It gets very busy, and it's such a small space that it's necessary for rules such as, "do not take or hold a table until you order." I love it, and it's my favorite place in Pittsburgh! Also recommend the Cafe Au Lait, and Hot Chocolate (best in Pittsburgh, made from real chocolate chips).

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

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This was my first time at this restaurant. We arrived when the restaurant opened. The decor was very french to me. You have to stand in line to place your order. I ordered a breakfast crepe and a dessert crepe. They were wonderful tasting. The breakfast crepe was cooked on top after being folded creating a stiffer with more holding power, where you can pick it up and eat it. The dessert crepe (apricot my favorite) is softer and needs to be eaten off a plate but there was whipped cream on it! The crepes are large in size so one of each was enough. Actually my friend and I split the breakfast crepe and each had our own dessert crepe. The coffee was outstanding, and hot! I won't drink coffee unless it is well brewed. (To me a coffee must not be weak, cold or lack flavor.) Since good coffee is a must for me, (or I brew it myself with an aeropress), I found myself the happiest of customers. I even went up to the owner and chated with the owner himself about our first time visit.. I marked this place as a favorite on my GPS, so that the next time I am in PIttsburgh, I can definitely come to this restaurant!!!

2
★★★★★

This was my first time at this restaurant. We arrived when the restaurant opened. The decor was very french to me. You have to stand in line to place your order. I ordered a breakfast crepe and a dessert crepe. They were wonderful tasting. The breakfast crepe was cooked on top after being folded creating a stiffer with more holding power, where you can pick it up and eat it. The dessert crepe (apricot my favorite) is softer and needs to be eaten off a plate but there was whipped cream on it! The crepes are large in size so one of each was enough. Actually my friend and I split the breakfast crepe and each had our own dessert crepe. The coffee was outstanding, and hot! I won't drink coffee unless it is well brewed. (To me a coffee must not be weak, cold or lack flavor.) Since good coffee is a must for me, (or I brew it myself with an aeropress), I found myself the happiest of customers. I even went up to the owner and chated with the owner himself about our first time visit.. I marked this place as a favorite on my GPS, so that the next time I am in PIttsburgh, I can definitely come to this restaurant!!!

Pros: Situated in the heart of an upscale shopping district

Cons: Was initially worried about parking, Later in the day might be a problem

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Crepes Parisiennes is the best place to get crepes in the city. The food is spot on French cuisine and the perfect place to go if your looking for an afternoon repas. However one thing that you must realize is that this is a truly "French" establishment. The customer service is not the same as a TGIF or another American establishment such as that. So therefore, like any French cafe or restaurant, you are in the proprietors place of business and must follow the proper etiquette. If you think you can walk in and be the most important person in the restaurant simply because you are a customer, then you are wrong. Be patient and wait. I know that this is a hard concept for American society to grasp but it is "la vie francaise". So if you can be open minded to a truly French experience and you love crepes then you will adore this hidden gem of French Cuisine.

2
★★★★★

Crepes Parisiennes is the best place to get crepes in the city. The food is spot on French cuisine and the perfect place to go if your looking for an afternoon repas. However one thing that you must realize is that this is a truly "French" establishment. The customer service is not the same as a TGIF or another American establishment such as that. So therefore, like any French cafe or restaurant, you are in the proprietors place of business and must follow the proper etiquette. If you think you can walk in and be the most important person in the restaurant simply because you are a customer, then you are wrong. Be patient and wait. I know that this is a hard concept for American society to grasp but it is "la vie francaise". So if you can be open minded to a truly French experience and you love crepes then you will adore this hidden gem of French Cuisine.

Pros: Best Crepes, French Ambience, Good Parking

Cons: French Service, French Hours

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This review is for the Craig Street location.
The crepes are good but there are no regular hours at this location. The post on the door says that they open at "10ish" and you should not be surprised if at 3:30pm you are told that they decided to close even if the posted closing time is 4pm. The staff is not welcoming and almost impolite.

1
★★★☆☆

This review is for the Craig Street location.
The crepes are good but there are no regular hours at this location. The post on the door says that they open at "10ish" and you should not be surprised if at 3:30pm you are told that they decided to close even if the posted closing time is 4pm. The staff is not welcoming and almost impolite.

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Hey old lady get away from that chair!! There will be no sitting here before you order! There are rules and they are clearly defined (outside the main door on a simple black and white 8x10 piece of paper to the right of the door below eye level) The food is actually pretty good, but the tall thin brunette on Sunday morning gets way to worked up about people sitting before placing their orders. If you do not follow the rules the crepe lady morphs into her own Seinfeld episode and makes everyone in the place uncomfortable. The crepes are good, but not sure if it is worth it. This review is for the Craig Street location.

1
★★★☆☆

Hey old lady get away from that chair!! There will be no sitting here before you order! There are rules and they are clearly defined (outside the main door on a simple black and white 8x10 piece of paper to the right of the door below eye level) The food is actually pretty good, but the tall thin brunette on Sunday morning gets way to worked up about people sitting before placing their orders. If you do not follow the rules the crepe lady morphs into her own Seinfeld episode and makes everyone in the place uncomfortable. The crepes are good, but not sure if it is worth it. This review is for the Craig Street location.

Pros: quick, different

Cons: crazy rules

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I was skeptical to hear that Pittsburgh had a creperie. The product is good, althought the crepe is thicker than the french product. The wide variety of toppings are nice.

2
★★★★☆

I was skeptical to hear that Pittsburgh had a creperie. The product is good, althought the crepe is thicker than the french product. The wide variety of toppings are nice.

Pros: Nice toppings, Inexpensive

Cons: , More seating

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I went to school in Pittsburgh and everytime I come back this is the first place I head. The food is absolutely wonderful. They offer a wide variety of stuffings for crepes both sweet and savory (meal like). I have never met anyone who did not like this place. I highly recommend the veggie crepe with soytang and the chocolate crepe with mandarin orange.

The atmosphere is very relaxed. You order at the cashiers then seat yourself and they bring your food out to you. It can get crowded on the weekend, but generally you dont wait for a table. If you do the wait has been 5 mins in my experience.

2
★★★★★

I went to school in Pittsburgh and everytime I come back this is the first place I head. The food is absolutely wonderful. They offer a wide variety of stuffings for crepes both sweet and savory (meal like). I have never met anyone who did not like this place. I highly recommend the veggie crepe with soytang and the chocolate crepe with mandarin orange.

The atmosphere is very relaxed. You order at the cashiers then seat yourself and they bring your food out to you. It can get crowded on the weekend, but generally you dont wait for a table. If you do the wait has been 5 mins in my experience.

Pros: Inexpensive, Great Food, Friendly Staff

 

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