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Sel & Poivre
Posted by EAT OUT ALOT on 06/07/2015
Have always enjoyed my dines at Sel & Poivre. Whether ordering from the Prix Fix menu or al la carte the food and liquor has always been reasonable and worth the experience. The onion soup and escargot are a regular and are always up to par. Most recently we shared mussels to start in a light tomato broth that were very good. I have found the steak frite and lamb specials to always be fine. Emphasis on the frites. This dine I had the poached salmon special and it was one of the best I've had...served over cucumber salad with light dill sauce and a side of sliced hard boiled egg. Other companion had skate for the first time and relished his plate. Wine is a nice pour and the martini comes with its sidecar. The service is efficient and not overbearing; the various hosts always taking an interest in their guests. Sel & Poivre provides an authentic French experience in a calming setting. The nice weather allows the front area to provide an open air experience; one can always enjoy a delightful experience eating at the bar and the back dining room has a few banquets for larger parties along with comfortable tables for two to four.
Posted by Katie Drop on 11/15/2014
Best Restaurant in the city dollar for dollar. Food is great and the atmosphere is charming in an old world way. The price fixed lunch reminds you of what real cuisine tastes like without feeling like you have been robbed. The service is elegant and the atmosphere is romantic. We have never had a bad meal there. Terrific.
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