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Posted by anonymous on 05/16/2011
went there last night. restaurant looks inviting and menu sounds good but they were out of several entrees and desserts, took forever to get a drink and a knife to cut the entree chicken and gingerbread dessert that were supposed to explode with flavor in our mouth and be a house specialty, respectively (per the server) were so bland. really surprised as the place was relatively busy. oh well, won't go back.
Posted by JH on 03/14/2011
Tonight was my first dinner at Paris Commune. The atmosphere was lovely, our fish tasted incredibly fresh, and everything was beautifully presented. The waitstaff could not have been more kind or attentive, and yet were not intrusive. And it's a beautiful candlelit space, with a decent amount of room between tables. Can't wait to return!
Posted by Harlem Epicure on 11/29/2010
Oh Paris Commune, how you've changed from days of yore. Yes, I know, things cannot stay the same, and it's been years since you've left your tiny, cozy, sweet nook on the other side of the park. Yes, you were over-heated in the winter. Yes, my friends and i had to sometimes wait 30 minutes to get seated in the summer. But once inside, the atmosphere took one to another place, away from the hustle and bustle of New York City. Delicious coffee, worm worn tables, how I long for you. But enough pining for what no longer is. Time to get down to reality and what is the 'new and improved' Paris Commune. First of all, it isn't. The service, by far and away, is about the worst I've ever experienced for a Saturday brunch. To illustrate--a friend and met there on a major holiday. Hint, the place was empty. With perhaps 3 tables to serve, you'd think the wait person would be attentive. I mean, how could she not be? One would have to try to be neglectful with so few patrons, but neglectful she was. And the food. My god we had to wait around 30-45 minutes for our French Toast and omlette. Once it arrived, our breakfast was stone cold. Practically inedible, if we weren't so starving. This was a very awkward, embarrassing meal for me: I suggested we go to Paris Commune, thinking I'd impress. But no! Paris Commune, your service, your food, your ambiance and food were all so disappointing. I cannot in all conscience recommend you eat here.
Posted by l-lag on 10/11/2010
Far enough away from the tourist ridden, ridiculous meat packing scene, is this lovely french bistro. I've been here several times and everyone I am with enjoys their meal and experience. They have a new chief who seems to incorporate some more fresh, farmer's market like ingredients to the classic french bistro dishes. I had the duck, my friend had the meatloaf and another had the steak with fries. All were outstanding. The steak tartare could have had some more flavor/love, but the taste was fresh and still quite good. (I would have liked to taste alittle fine french mustard in there...)The creme brulee is the best I ever had. Just loved our waiter, Cody... Try it, you won't be disappointed. Pre-fixe $25/$30 is the way to go if you are on a tight budget.
Posted by Grover on 06/25/2010
I live around the corner from this place and have been coming for quite some time. The food is terrific - good simple french food. But I have to say the managment is horrible. Went yesterday and got the Prix Fix dinner - appetizer, entree and dessert. They were out of what I wanted for appetizer. Okay fine it happens. Entree was fine. Then they were out of EVERYTHING for desert except two items - strawberries and cream and peaches and cream. Fine that happens too, but I didn't want either of those desserts, so I asked the waiter if he could just not charge me for dessert or maybe substitute an after dinner drink. Either of those options would have made me happy. As a matter of fact any showing of accommodation would have made me happy. First off the waiter was not even empowered to make the decision. He had to go ask the manager, who came to our table and was extraordinarily rude. He very abruptly said too bad we have two things for dessert, take it or leave it. No substitutions, no drink, no credit. Why would he go out of his way to make me unhappy when all he had to do to have me walk away a happy customer is something that effectively is no cost to him. What's more he clearly failed to do his job MANAGING the restaurant if they were out of two thirds of what I wanted to eat. And to boot, I found out from the waiter that the manager was also a part owner.
Posted by Lindell on 03/21/2010
This is such a lovely place to eat, and the food is just wonderful! The dinner specials are a crazy value, since you get a 3-course meal with appetizer & dessert included. I usually get the dinner special (love the salmon!) and my partner gets a regular burger or some such thing -- and then we split the appetizer and dessert that come with my special. Paris Commune has been in the 'hood for a long time, and they're still happy to see the locals come in -- and we're happy to enjoy the delightful atmosphere, delicious food, and nice wait staff. We'll be back!
Posted by Anonymous on 03/13/2010
Location and the space are fine. Sadly the service and food are really not. I've been twice -once for dinner and once for brunch- and both times the service was excessively slow, and not surprisingly, the food was cold. It's just unfortunate because it has potential to be great. Bad service on a crazy busy night is one thing, but bad service on a slow afternoon is really just unforgiveable.