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  • French, Bistro, Wine Bar
  • 2 Park Ave (Entrance on E 32nd St), New York NY10016 40.74632 -73.982607
  • (At 32nd St)
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  • (212) 725-8585
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User Ratings (Based on 129 reviews)

Food 3.9 Value 3.3
Service 3.3 Atmosphere 3.5

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 725-8585
(212) 481-5455
Visa, MC, AmEx Wine Bar Hours Daily: 10:45am-2am
Lunch Mon-Fri: 10:45am-2:45pm Dinner Mon-Sat: 5pm-1am Sun: 5pm-2am Brunch Sat: 10:45am-3:45pm Sun: 10:45am-3:45pm
Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Bar, Bar Scene, Beer Served, Bistro, Business Dining, Catering, Fine Dining, Good for Groups, Late Night, Liquor Served, Lunch Special, Notable Wine List, Online Reservations, Private Parties, Prix Fix Menus, Raw Bar, Romantic, Take Out, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine Served

User Reviews

  • Artisanal

    Posted by Barb on 02/11/2007

    Delicious brunch...

    Stopped here at 12:30pm on Saturday and was seated immediately. The waiter was a sweetheart; very attentive and polite. Had the brunch (orange crepes, pumpkin risotto, and pomegranate infusion...all delicious!) It was noisy, but the whole atmospere reminded me of the bistos in Paris. A very nice experience...will definitely be back.

  • Artisanal

    Posted by Foody on 02/08/2007

    Good atmos, disappointing food

    Made to wait 1/2 hour for our table. Wine, beer both good. Beef was more fat than beef, vegetables were overcooked and it had a cheese sauce which seemed out of place: spoiled the pleasant red wine sauce. Cheesecake was very nice though. Waiter brought the cheque before we had finished the desert, bit rude! Overall, probably a better place to go for lunch/brunch.

  • Artisanal

    Posted by Emily on 01/29/2007

    Delicious brunch

    I went with a friend late on a Sunday afternoon and had such a great meal. We started with an assiette du fromage of cheeses reccomended to us by the waiter. They were all wonderful. Then we had the $25 prix fixe brunch menu starting with mimosas. I followed with the soupe du jour (potato leek). While I loved the consistancy (not too creamy, not too watery) it had a strong bacon flavor of which I was not fond. If you like bacon, I imagine you would have loved it. My friend had a chocolate crepe that was worth the trip in itself. By the time our scrambled eggs came we were stuffed but kept on chuggin'. All in all, the service was a great balance b/w hands off and attentive. Great experience if your looking for an expensive, leisurely sunday brunch!

  • Artisanal

    Posted by doctorted on 01/25/2007

    It is what Is

    Lunch at Artisanal: Fun, hectic, loud and just what a bistro should be. If you are looking for a quiet, romantic dinner dont come here..If you are looking for a smartly decorated, boisterous and faux Parisien atmosphere come to Artisanal..Contrary to many posts here, I found the greeting staff and service very accomodating and pleasant. Although crowded ,we we were seated promptly and our order taken and served nicely. I had the tuna carpaccio appetizer which was fresh and niced sized in its portion. Sauce was a bit astringent but Iiked it. My fiancee had the Mesclun salad which was a bit underdressed. The waiter brought more mustard-vinaigreette dressing which was good. We ordered the Gougeres, small bite sized cheese puffs which are delicious. We then shared the Artisanal Fondue with crudites`, beef tips and bread sides. This was excellent. For mains we both had a hamburger with melted cheddar which was also excellent. Juicy, high quality meat. Frites were delicious; crisp, not oily. Bread was good. Desert was the profiiterole with pistachio ice cream with chocolate sauce which was good. Coffee aklso was good. All in All my impression of Atrtisanal was good. All of the other dishes I saw the other patrons eating looked appetizing and appeared to be nicely presented. Admiitedly, reading other posts, I had a bit of trepidation but we had a nice time and enjoyed the food very much.

  • Artisanal

    Posted by Anonymous on 01/21/2007

    don't go on Sunday night

    I've always liked Artisanal. Took mom, sister, friend for Sunday dinner early 6:30pm. Seated perpendicular to the windows and mom was cold so I asked our server to check with the maitre'D for a table on the other side. Our server told me it's been cold everywhere in the restuarant and that it would not make a difference- had to ask her 3 times to check with MD. She comes back and says would you follow me - she didn't show me the table first and ask it I did prefer that and I didn't ask. Took us to a table right in front of the entrance to phones/bathrooms. Did not say anything as I was w/my guests. Steak was off, too much salt in the cod/paella, and the onion soup. Chicken good, their tart tatan is SO YUMMY! Sunday and Monday are the slowest days in the restuarant biz but thought Artisanal would be able to carry it off esp. b/c they have Sunday brunch. My first Sunday there, won't do it again, had to quell feelings of disappointment esp. as I had invited my family and they had never been there. Too bad.

  • Artisanal

    Posted by Morris from Gramercy on 01/19/2007

    Loud, stinky, poor service, so-so food

    Even though it's all about the cheese, you'd think they'd figured out by now that the sense of smell is a key factor in taste - so strong was the overall stench in the room, it's hard to tell if the food was better than it seemed - because it seemed only so-so and, like so many Hollywood movies, forgettable once you're walking down the block afterwards. A little ventilation would go a long way, and while they're at it, put in some sound absorbers - it was very hard to have a proper conversation. We sat at the banquette wall and tables were so jammed in that each time anyone in the row of tables had to get up, everyone had to shift their table over a bit. Very distracting. On a positive note: each of the wines we had was delicious. Not enough so to warrant a return trip, however. Real French brasseries are nothing like this pretentious place. Easy to tell right off that it's an American's idea of a French restaurant. T'ant pis!

  • Artisanal

    Posted by Ann on 01/15/2007

    Stick with the cheese

    We went to Artisanal for Sunday lunch. It was noisy and crowded. The cheese fondue was superb,as was the onion soup. Everything else was fine, but nothing special. If cheese is your thing, go for it. Stay away from the egg dishes. Perfect late night spot for a cheese flight or fondue.

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