French Restaurant · East Village
14 1st Ave (at E 1st St), New York, NY 10009, United States
Closed until 11:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–2:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Dinner
Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

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    Anna F.
    "Oysters, escargots, foie gras, steak frites, filet mignon."(10 Tips)
    Olympia L.
    "Bests r the asparagus, artichoke n palm salad, duck n filet mignon."(6 Tips)
    Giovanni D.
    "Try the filet mignon, escargot or moulles!"(3 Tips)
    Sofia P.
    "Delightful and cozy French bistro!"(7 Tips)
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  • steak frites
  • filet mignon
  • wine
  • French food
  • good for dates
  • cozy
  • escargot
  • foie gras
  • octopus
  • authentic
  • french fries
  • mussels
  • romantic
  • great value
  • confit
  • duck
  • pate
  • cocktails
  • trendy
  • lively
  • Candice D.

    Steak fries are an amazing value. Also their soups are fantastic.

    Candice DSouza · 1 day ago
  • Natalie Y.

    Bouillabaisse is phenomenal!

    Natalie Yuen · 3 weeks ago
  • Caroline G.

    One of the best French places in the city. The closest I've found to a real French bistro, down to the chairs and the friendly staff. Amazing Moules Marinières!

    Caroline Gartshore · August 16
  • Giovanni D.

    This is the French Bistro to visit in EV hands down. There's nowhere around even close. The ambiance and service were perfect and the food was divine. Try the filet mignon, escargot or moulles!

    Giovanni D'Palma · August 9
  • ZZubin

    I'd swim in the au poivre sauce if it were socially acceptable. The steak and fries is such a good bet.

    ZZubin · July 31
  • Sofia P.

    Delightful and cozy French bistro! Surprisingly large menu filled with French favorites. Try the duck or cassoulet! We loved this place.

  • Jon S.

    the mussels and fries are fantastic. pair it with a cheap bottle of wine!

    Jon Steinback · June 1
  • Jane P.

    don't even bother with the menu: steak frites medium rare, green pepper sauce on the side. Bottle of red to go alongside, duh.

    Jane Poretsky · May 7
  • ZZubin

    The perfect downtown NYC spot for a buzzy evening cocktail, coffee or bite. Take your visiting friends so they can see what the city is supposed to feel like

    ZZubin · April 11
  • Kinjil M.

    Not many vegetarian options but an awesome wine list and an authentic Parisian ambience more than makes up for it.

    Kinjil Mathur · March 28
  • Maxime B.

    Classic French food. The rabbit is good, so are the mussels, and the pigeon

    Maxime Bury · March 16
  • Ina L.

    Pâte maison, soupe de poisson (essentially same with the 42$ bouillabaisse,) moules marinière, escargot, steak et frite

    Ina Li · February 14
  • Gothamist

    This East Village bistro serves up spectacular French fare that won't break your budget. Spring for a bottle of wine, order the Steak Frites Traditionnelle, and don't let anyone steal your fries. Read more

    Gothamist · December 29, 2014
  • Heming L.

    Very relaxed French place. Good ambient in the evening. Try the Moules! It comes in a very tasting soup

    Heming Leira · December 19, 2014
  • Erin N.

    New York Steak Frittes

    Erin N · November 21, 2014
  • perke p.

    Food: simple bistro and good, but most dishes tiny for rather high price. Watch out for some waiters who will upsell you, especially if you come for hoping for a cheap bottle of wine w/ your appetizer

    perke perke · November 4, 2014
  • Marie S.

    This cozy spot boasts an amazing wine list and excellent atmosphere. The roasted chicken and steak frites are both divine!

    Marie S. · September 21, 2014
  • Yasemin B.

    Cozy atmosphere, friendly staff, best French bistro in the city, without a doubt. Everything on the menu is fantastic. The steak frites pepper sauce is unbelievable!

    Yasemin B · August 24, 2014
  • refinery29

    This bistro has got all the regulars, plus specialties like duck-liver mousse and grilled octopus. Read more

    refinery29 · August 3, 2014
  • Veronika S.

    Amazing dinner. The sardines and duck cinfit were delicious. The steak was a bit rough, but tasty. Cute date spot.

    Veronika Sonsev · July 10, 2014
  • JR N.

    Amazing and well-executed French dishes that do not stinge on the portions! Charming atmosphere too. Try the magret and confit de canard dish, as well as the bouillabaisse. Very $$$ though!

    JR New · May 31, 2014
  • Erin N.

    Grilled octopus

    Erin N · April 20, 2014
  • Serious Eats

    At this long-lasting French bistro,the food is reliable, seasoned well, and portioned with hunger in mind.

    Serious Eats · January 28, 2014
  • Sandy M.

    Duck pâté excellent... Steak frites to die for

    Sandy Michelle · September 18, 2013
  • Mauricio G.

    The salad nicoise is to die for!

    Mauricio Gamero · July 19, 2013
  • Anna F.

    Oysters, escargots, foie gras, steak frites, filet mignon. Oh, and keep that red wine flowing. Cozy spot & great staff. A hidden neighborhood gem that's been right in your face the entire time.

    Anna Frenkel · May 28, 2013
  • Tom D.

    My fav French restaurant in NYC. With Lance and Kimberly.

    Tom Donahoe · May 27, 2013
  • CaesarNYC

    Shell steak was excellent

    CaesarNYC · April 7, 2013
  • Jerome S.

    Ask for the special wine from Lucien! Cuvée G Vacqueyras ! Formidable

    Jerome Schmeltz · February 26, 2013
  • lucy R.

    Actually my second time...first time I saw Ryan Gosling the first time!

    lucy Randall · February 16, 2013
  • Nathan W.

    Lovely, relaxed atmosphere. Attentive but not overbearing service. The food is great. The steak tartare and rabbit are standouts.

    Nathan Whitaker · February 15, 2013
  • Brian M.

    Get the foie gras. Trust me.

    Brian Michael · January 2, 2013
  • Nicholas V.

    The fillet mignon...three pepper sauce is awesome!

    Nicholas VanderBorgh · August 3, 2012
  • Dana O.

    Steak frites! Steak frites! STEAK FRITES!

    Dana OMalley · July 25, 2012
  • Abby

    Make a reservation if you're going for dinner; it's small. And be on the lookout for Ryan Gosling.

    Abby · June 3, 2012
  • Francis V.

    Filet mignon... obviously.

    Francis Visaya · April 16, 2012
  • Leslie Q.

    Great taste of France on 1st Ave. Tasty food and nice vibe.

    Leslie Q · April 4, 2012
  • fr m.

    I was dissapointed coming back after a year. The moulles were not tasteful, as they were one year ago.The service was not so good.

    fr martinsen · March 14, 2012
  • Tara N.

    If you like Red Wine try the 2009 Chinon Cuvee Terroir it will not disappoint!

    Tara Nixon · January 17, 2012
  • Adrienne S.

    These guys do a solid French brunch/lunch. Cozy, usually not too crowded, the waiter may give you extra wine if you speak French to him. The steak frites is pretty damn good. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more

    Adrienne S · January 13, 2012
  • Monsieur V.

    Most of French restaurants in the city within a reasonable budget are embarrassing for French people like me, but I think we have a winner here, almost everything is wrong from service to food...

    Monsieur Valentin · December 26, 2011
  • Clea C.

    Three hour lunch! Very relaxed service and nice to catch up with family. Read more

    Clea Coulter · November 13, 2011
  • Trevor G.

    Rabbit is great

    Trevor Grayson · September 6, 2011
  • Rob H.

    best steak frites in nyc

    Rob Howell · September 5, 2011
  • Pierre V.

    get the filet mignon

    Pierre Valade · July 30, 2011
  • Joshua N.

    sign of a good French place: the waitress suggested that we should dip bread in the remaining butter-garlic after we finished the escargot as "that's the best stuff"

    Joshua Nguyen · July 8, 2011
  • The Daily Meal

    While the bouillabaisse may be tempting, the highlight of the menu, which you'd be hard-pressed to find anywhere else in the City, is the lapin de la moutarde served over broad bright yellow egg noodl Read more

    The Daily Meal · June 9, 2011
  • Samantha T.

    I love it here. Always feels so sunny and comfortable no matter what's happening outdoors

    Samantha Turner · May 29, 2011
  • Approach Guides

    The Beaujolais on the menu says 2008, but its actually a 2009 (the "vintage of a lifetime" for these wines). At $36 you can't go wrong.

    Approach Guides · March 13, 2011
  • 💖✨Brigitte V.

    Delicious food! My favorite: Octopus salad. It is apparently a 'special', even though I have been having it for a year! :)

    💖✨Brigitte V.✨💖 · January 24, 2011

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