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Sel & Poivre
Posted by Lisa Marie on 06/03/2014
My husband and I were given a gift certificate as a wedding present, and we eagerly went to this local upper east side restaurant on our first anniversary. The food was terrific, the place was nice, not crowded, the waiter was a little difficult to understand because he had a heavy spanish accent, but was nice enough, until we presented our certificate at the end of the meal. Then the manager, came up to our table and said that certificate was not valid. I was stunned and in total disbelief. It actually got really ugly. I was able to reach the people who gave us the gift and the manager spoke to her. She kept trying to justify her reactions and couldn't manage to apologize. My husband is a jazz musician and works regularly at a downtown French bistro, and I've lived in the neighborhood for over 25 years. It certainly was a memorable anniversary!
Posted by Eat out Alot on 12/26/2013
Have been coming to this little spot of France on the UES for the past few years and have always enjoyed my experience. The menu is varied and I have tried the soup, escargot, salads and pate as starters and have liked them all. (Order those four items and you have a French meal in and of itself!) The main course selection includes the ability to order from a prix fixe menu or from the more extensive main courses. All the dishes have always been satisfying. Most recently dined on Christmas and was treated to their special Christmas menu which included a prix fixe selection or an ala carte selection. All my fellow diners enjoyed their respective meals, the atmosphere was festive and warm. Will be returning soon with others who each have their favorite dish.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/05/2013
After having eaten here once a week for many years I can give an honest opinion. The food is delicious, top quality, you will not be disappointed. From the moment you taste the crunchy, warm French bread you know, the meal will be truly authentic French cuisine. The vegetables served are consistently fresh and delightful, I suggest the 'tomato and basil salad' as an appetizer. The 'french onion soup' is wonderful, cheese bubbling at the top, and below a hearty, soaked piece of french toast, it is truly out of this world. The tasty options do not end there however, you will not be able to go wrong in choosing an entree! In regards of the service, you again will not be disappointed. It is very personal, after few visits you are recognized as a regular! In short if you are looking for a satisfying meal choose Sel et Poivre.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/15/2012
I find myself eating here all the time. With so many choices in the city, that is the best compliment I can give a restaurant.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/16/2012
I order from here all the time. The food is fantastic and the portions are big enough to make two meals out of an app and main meal. It's a neighborhood gem
Posted by andrew on 05/31/2012
everything was phenomenal....mellow bistro atmosphere and fresh tasty and hearty bistro food. Reminded me of Paris and the great LOCAL hangout for onion soup and chicken, snails, wine. home sweet home.
Posted by Berwin on 05/30/2012
We ordered the blackboard special-Softshell Crabs for $25.00 a la carte. When the plates came, we all thought they made a mistake and brought us an appetizer. On a mound of spinach they served us the 2 smallest soft shell crabs I ever saw. If there was a game warden around, he would have fined this restaurant for serving them. The lemon in the saute was also overwhelming. When I mentioned this to the manager, he gave me a card good for 10% off on my next visit. Like, why would I want to repeat this experience.