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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 Quell Dommage! on 10/01/2008

    Please take notice

    You must be kidding here. Awful place to take clients for dinner. Embarrassing Service and food. Go elsewhere if you want to impress anyone. And...what's with the smell?? That's not cheese.

  • Artisanal

    Posted by Anonymous on 09/13/2008


    I've only ever been here for brunch but it's one of my favorite places. Eggs benedict are the best. They have a great selection of wines and cheeses and the staff are very good at making recommendations if you are not very knowledgeable. Hot chocolate is amazing- it's like pure melted chocolate (super heavy!) My only complaint is that the waiters seem to become less attentive after they've taken care of your initial order (this has happened pretty consistently each time I've been there.) But otherwise this place is great, and I will continue to go back.

  • Artisanal

    Posted by FrenchSoireeDotCom on 08/18/2008

    Quelle est la différence entre ici et ..

    Balthazar? They are both very loud...and look similar in decor! However, the waitstaff were exceptionally attentive here (somewhat overbearing at times) We did a restaurant week here. My dinner companion had the Morrocan Glazed Scottish Salmon of which she thought was excellent. I had the Black Angus Hanger Steak Frites which was probably one of the best Steak Frites dishes I have had in NYC. What was truly superb was the green pea soup which started off our meal. The tastes and textures were just wonderful! We concluded our meal with the Cheesecake Pecan Praline & Caramel Sauce. This was very good but a little too much for me (too sweet) My dinner companion had the Summer Berry Soup of which she enjoyed. All in all a good dinner BUT was heavily annoyed by just the loudness of the place. I could speak/hear normally to the people on either side of me but had to sort of shout/yell at my dinner companion across the table from me. I had a bit of a sore throat upon leaving. I would still say its worth a try.

  • Artisanal

    Posted by knemrac on 08/04/2008

    Great cheese experience

    Went to the cheese section and tried a few cheese. They were great and the Maître Fromager had great knowledge about all the cheeses. Servers were very nice and made sure we had a good time. Definitely try the Pecorino Tartufo cheese if you like truffles. I love it.

  • Artisanal

    Posted by JR on 06/29/2008

    Always Awesome - Go For Lunch

    Artisanal is a fave of mine... but i would encourage people not to go for dinner, as it is very crowded, the wait staff is too busy, and many delicious items are NOT on the menu at dinner!! It also gets crowded at lunchtime, but if you go around 1:30 PM the place is thinning out and the lunch staff are much more friendly and helpful. Whatever you do, the Fondue is obviously a must. The standard regular fondue is totally delicious. I have not tried the others because the regular is so reliably good. two things that are not on the menu at dinner, are there at lunch, which is why i go. 1. Homemade mac and cheese...that is so absurdly delicious one cannot describe it adequately. Gourmet MAc and cheese, browned on top and totally awesome. 2. The Best sandwich around: Order the Grilled Cheddar sandwich. It is so obscenely good, and is made with three different things to give three distinct different flavors... Sharp but tangy Irish white Cheddar, smoky thick sliced sliver of what i believe to be danish bacon. a sweet, thin slice of granny smith apple. all this is put on two delicious pieces of buttered and grilled to perfection balthazar sourdough bread. It is beyond belief, and the stuff of addiction. For desert, many enjoy the chocolate fondue, but that is not my thing...they have seasonal sorbets which are homemade, and if you can get it, the green apple sorbet is the most delicious thing i have ever tasted. so much so, i asked the maitre D how often they have it and he said it depends. I asked him if they could possibly sell me some to bring home...after a couple of minutes in the back he came back and said "we can sell you a quart for $20"...so i said "give me two quarts" :) so while it was twice the price of normal supermarket sorbet, it was worth every penny. they wrapped both quarts up for me in plastic, with ice packs and taped it all up, and i looked rather absurd clinging to my package of sorbet riding uptown in a cab urging the driver on faster so it would not melt. Needless to say it lasted about a week. Was well worth it!

  • Artisanal

    Posted by NC Redhead on 06/24/2008

    Yummy and a fun place!

    We happened upon this place on the first night of a girls-only trip to NYC, and I remembered reading about it after we went inside and were greeted by the "stinky cheese" smell. It took a few minutes to get used to it, but we didn't even notice it once we started chatting in checking out the menu. We had a great cheese fondue appetizer with bread cubes and crudite. (The cheese was some type of white cheese with dried apricots in it. Delish!) We all shared one entree (so we could save room for dessert) and had the clay pot chicken roasted with root vegetables. It was fantastic and falling-off-the-bone tender. We ordered several desserts, one of which was the best and smoothest creme brulee ever made! Our server was very friendly, and the service was really great! Would definitely go back!

  • Artisanal

    Posted by massimo on 06/02/2008

    and a cheese shop too!

    The staff was very knowledgeable, particularly about wine and cheeses. if you have time, try one of their flights of three cheeses with accompanying wine tasting (you will get three small glasses). The buy one or more of the cheeses on your way out. The rest of the menu is interesting, and what we tried there we liked a lot.

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