French Restaurant
14 1st Ave (at E 1st St), New York, NY 10009, United States
Open until 2:00 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."(5 Tips)
    Jerome S.
    "Ask for the special wine from Lucien! Cuvée G Vacqueyras !"(2 Tips)
    Marie S.
    "This cozy spot boasts an amazing wine list and excellent atmosphere."(5 Tips)
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  • steak frites
  • wine
  • filet mignon
  • French food
  • cozy
  • good for dates
  • cuvee
  • foie gras
  • octopus
  • escargot
  • authentic
  • french fries
  • mussels
  • great value
  • confit
  • romantic
  • duck
  • pate
  • cocktails
  • comfortable
  • ZZubin

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

    ZZubin · 3 days ago
  • 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
  • Kat C.

    I love this place. On point authentic french food w great prices. Leave here happy every time!

    Kat C. · December 31, 2010
  • fr m.

    Delicious food.

    fr martinsen · December 25, 2010
  • Soraya D.

    Try the Artichokes salad

    Soraya Darabi · November 30, 2010
  • Allegra R.

    When you get fries, always ask for a side of mustard. Always.

    Allegra R · October 28, 2010

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