Papillon Bistro and Bar

Papillon Bistro and Bar

French Restaurant and Gastropub · Midtown East
22 E 54th St (btwn Madison & 5th Ave), New York, NY 10022, United States
Open until 4:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:30 AM–4:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–4:00 AM
  • Sun
    • 10:00 AM–1:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Lunch, Dinner
Beer, Wine, Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:

Based on 250 votes

People have mixed feelings about this place

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    "Saturday night opera"(3 Tips)
    Luigi A.
    "Great Croque Madame and a decent beer selection."(2 Tips)
    Stephanie R.
    "No happy hour, but cool ambiance and deco."(3 Tips)
    Mandar M.
    "Try the spinach ravioli at lunch"(2 Tips)
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  • opera
  • cocktails
  • happy hour
  • beer
  • wine
  • fancy
  • spinach ravioli
  • Croque Madame
  • homemade pastas
  • martinis
  • café
  • good for a late night
  • burgers
  • lunch
  • brunch food
  • cheese plates
  • dinner
  • good for business meetings
  • clean
  • dog-friendly
  • Scott E.

    Nice place, friendly, but slow bar. If you are trying to get your drink on, it might take a long time. I would suggest pre-drinking.

    Scott Earley · 2 weeks ago
  • Stephanie R.

    No happy hour, but cool ambiance and deco.

    Stephanie Rivkin · 3 weeks ago
  • Fiona Q.

    Dont waste your money on the Papillon salad or Steak Tartare, both just awful. Salad overdressed wilted mess and steak tartare had absolutely no flavor at all and texture was way too mushy.

    Fiona Q · October 22
  • Nora L.

    Homemade pasta & super dog friendly.

    Nora Lamarti · September 19
  • Chris J.

    $9 for a bud light.

    Chris Johnert · May 25
  • Ronald B.

    Casual dining with a French flair. Roomy with fun bar space on two floors. Great for lunch and dinner.

    Ronald Berler · April 11
  • Michael F.

    Absolutely inedible food across the board from appetizers to dessert. Come for a drink if you must, but avoid the food... And I rarely say that.

  • Ru L.

    Heard toward young professionals - definitely not stuffy. This may be my go to place for after work.

    Ru Lu · March 1
  • Wilson Z.

    Good spot for brunch, big proportion with very reasonable price including complementary mimosa and Bloody Mary.

    Wilson Zhou · February 2
  • Stephen R.

    Only decent midtown happy hour spot

    Stephen Ruiz · December 27, 2014
  • Nicolette R.

    Pretty good calamari!

    Nicolette Romero · November 12, 2014
  • Spencer V.

    Very classy and great for the finance crowd post work gatherings

    Spencer Vairo · October 26, 2014
  • Mel O.

    Mmmm champagne n cheese platter !! To die for 😋🗽🍴

    Mel Ooh · October 3, 2014
  • Vic C.

    Decent pub.

    Vic C. · September 24, 2014
  • Sorena H.

    suits - if u like em

    Sorena Harmanson · September 22, 2014
  • Brad L.

    A great place to grab a seriously strong martini, in a quiet atmosphere, on a weekend afternoon. One of the few places in midtown that I would recommend.

    Brad Lauster · June 26, 2014
  • Jon h.

    The sauteed shrimp entre is really good.

    Jon hoffman · April 17, 2014
  • Toth E.

    Good Bar with nice piano music but the pianist doesn't know the Gloomy Sunday :(

    Toth Eme · March 30, 2014
  • Grim R.

    Nice. Bring someone.

    Grim Robertson · March 23, 2014
  • Scar3crow (.

    Saturday nights. Upstairs the opera is so magnificent; sort of like a nineteenth century salon. I am not classically educated, but I really loved the tremendous voices on display here!

    Scar3crow (Ian Matheson) · March 16, 2014
  • Kay P.

    Came here for drinks, so didn't try the food. Pretty avg overpriced midtown fare

    Kay Puthaaroon · December 22, 2013
  • Jaron L.

    On Thursday evenings after work, it's a steaming stew of straight men.

    Jaron L · October 10, 2013
  • Paul D.

    Such a cool place to visit!

    Paul Denisevich · September 22, 2013
  • Charles B.

    surprisingly decent place for a meeting during off hours.

    Charles B · September 17, 2013
  • Emelyn C.

    Slowest.... Service.... Ever.....

    Emelyn C · July 27, 2013
  • John S.

    Kwak beer was awesome!

    John Stratoudakis · July 16, 2013
  • Ersin Y.

    We arrived on a week day around 5 pm. They directed us to a dinner table, at which we were not even greeted by a server for the first 15 mins. and it was even not crowded. We left without eating.

    Ersin Yumer · June 26, 2013
  • Jackie C.

    Decent place to grab a beer.

    Jackie Carrera · June 5, 2013
  • Charles L.

    Fun drinks

    Charles LaCalle · May 31, 2013
  • Mary G.

    Terrible service! My friends and I waited for over an Hour for our food, our server made excuse after excuse about why it was taking so long. We were given no restitution.

    Mary Gazella · May 19, 2013
  • Michael T.

    The hitachino nest white ale is a must try here. Expensive, but not easy to find in nyc (trader joes has it too but not too many other places)

    Michael T · March 29, 2013
  • Thomas S.

    Apparantly medium=raw.

    Thomas Sloan · March 16, 2013
  • Breuklyn C.

    The potstickers do not have ginger or sriracha. So some false advertising there...

    Breuklyn Cyn · January 10, 2013

    Saturday night opera is the very best live entertainment in NYC for the price. Great value with amazing talent and an overall good time. Highly recommended by me.

    NEIGHBORLY NOTARY · January 6, 2013
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    Pablo Oviedo · November 9, 2012
  • Luigi A.

    Great Croque Madame and a decent beer selection. The service is poor. The waiters are not attentive.

    Luigi Amaya · June 24, 2012
  • Juliet D.

    Great service for private parties

    Juliet D. · June 10, 2012
  • Mandar M.

    Or try the linguini and clams

    Mandar M · June 5, 2012
  • Mandar M.

    Try the spinach ravioli at lunch

    Mandar M · May 29, 2012
  • Zack B.

    Only good bar in midtown

    Zack Bedell · May 13, 2012
  • Mandar M.

    Aixa is the best bartender!

    Mandar M · March 20, 2012
  • Ricardo B.

    Wish I had gone elsewhere after seeing the brunch bill. Half the food was good, the other half, eh. 2 people did not get food until most were finished.

    Ricardo Bosch · March 14, 2012
  • Raj S.

    Simple lunch menu to choose from hamburger / chicken sandwich

    Raj Sarma · March 9, 2012
  • Drew M.

    Midtown bar, good after work scene...overpriced but good place to start

    Drew Murphy · August 29, 2011
  • Jarret W.

    All the good bartenders left

    Jarret Weinrich · June 18, 2011
  • Kim D.

    Free range chicken with spinach was good. They have a good kids menu. Ordered two different types of red wine that were just so so.

    Kim Darwaza, REALTOR · May 29, 2011
  • Michael T.

    Watered down drinks galore.

    Michael Turner · March 24, 2011
  • Manny G.

    see Tom he will take good care of you at the bar

    Manny G · December 11, 2010
  • dara lynne

    This place gets too crowded and noisy. Find another after work bar with better food and better service.

    dara lynne · October 30, 2010
  • Kristy S.

    I ordered moules frites in a white sauce. They gave me so many mussels I didn't know what to do. They are delicious and you should order them immediately.

    Kristy Staubs · August 4, 2010

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