PMF - Pardon My French

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64 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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  • Bar Seating
  • Cosy
  • Fun

Located in the trendy East Village neighborhood of Manhattan, PMF, or Pardon My French, is a contemporary dining experience that updates the classic French bistro experience along with tapas and small plates inspired by the cuisines of the Mediterranean. PMF also has a full bar where its mixologist whips up craft cocktails with house infusions.

Small plates at PMF include eggplant caviar, a slow-braised pork belly served with a carrot mousse and a mushroom succotash and homemade burrata with basil and confit tomatoes. Main courses run the gamut from a classic oxtail slow-braised in red wine sauce or the traditional moules frites with mussels and triple smoked bacon in a wild mushrooms sauce.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing staff

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff here are so great! Really lovely experience and had a great dinner !!

RK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a great neighborhood spot with tasty dishes and excellent service. The staff is extremely friendly. We highly recommend the bone marrow, burger, and mussels.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was awesome! Had the tuna tartar, scallops and the skirt steak def recommend! Went on a Wednesday for dinner so it wasn’t crowded at all and perfect for a date.

JC
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food and service was great but we only went there because we saw a deal on their site which happened to be seasonal and they never updated. What a bummer!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience

CM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food is delicious, and the reason we keep coming back. But the service is spotty - the server was eh - fairly aloof and distracted, had to ask him several times for the same thing, some things were just forgotten and we gave up. We had to ask for bread while other tables who had arrived after us already had it. But the food arrived fairly quickly and was delicious, so that's the most important thing.

MB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food..amazing service as always. The octopus was cooked perfectly.

PK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place, staff was professional and nice. Would return to eat again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

The waiter forgot about our drink. Bone marrow was under cooked, not really good.

CR
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about this restaurant was truly excellent from the service to the food to the ambience. Bravo!

CH
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a very nice time at PMF. The service was great. The food was delicious. The ambiance was casually romantic if that is a thing. Would definitely be back.

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 3

The service at the bar and the dinner table was extremely slow. We weren't greeted at the dinner table at all, one guest of our party had to ask for a server. The service was very slow during the entire dinner. The food was very good but the service really diminished the experience.

CS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I'd been hearing about PMF for a while - what a cute, fun place! We had the duck, which was delicious, and the brussels sprouts, which I love but were too sweet for my companion. They serve food fairly late, which is less and less common these days, so I'm very happy to add them to my list of great neighborhood places.

SL
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food! Ordered the steak and sea bass and it was delicious! Was celebrating an anniversary and they provided sparkler to NY partner and it was very cute.

ZZ
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Bistro finding East Village. Authentic in every way. Great Jazz band on Thursday night!!!

VM
1 review
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The restaurant didn't have our reservation when I arrived and were extremely rude about trying to "accommodate us". The waiter was nice but maybe checked in on us once. We also waited an hour and a half just to receive our drinks.

IA
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service are excellent.
The wine list is overpriced.

OT
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place to eat. Must get the bone marrow.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We had a tall dark and handsome server that wasn’t very attentive. I had to ask another server, a new guy, for help and he was great!
Food was fine, not good enough to have me coming back for more. The music was far too loud for conversation.
Definitely a lively atmosphere.

CD
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

lovely place with very French and tasty meals, amazing Chardonnay wine and great service with friendly and helpful waiters!

MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great, drinks were great, service was good.

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service, A++ food quality & service

R
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was wonderful and Jeremy was a friendly, funny and helpful server. I am looking forward to brunch outside when the weather is warmer.

B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! The food is fantastic, and the service is spot on. My only complaint is that the music is played just a bit too loud, making it difficult to have a conversation without shouting across the table.

S
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The bone marrow starter was authentic and tasty. Live music was a nice addition. Recommend!

JR
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and atmosphere! Must check it out! The bottomless mimosa taste great!

WP
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! The truffled mashed potatoes with the roast chicken were incredible!!

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Such an extreme disappointment. I made reservations at Pardon My French specifically for no prefix menu or Valentine’s Day theme. No where on their website or on Open Table did it state they do that for Valentine’s Day. I waited around for my reservation and when I arrived was surprised with a prefix menu - $85 a person. Finding this out at 6:30pm on Valentines Day gave me very limited options for an alternative place for dinner.

The server stated “we always do this as a tradition” but why isn’t that stated anywhere? Not on their website? Open Table? I wonder how many other people were disappointed and surprised by this with the same intentions as me for dinner.

It’s such a shame because I’ve heard great things about this place. Hopefully not all dining experiences there are like the one I had.

l
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. Great location in the East Village. Service was superb!

NA
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

The restaurant looks very dirty. They didn't even know I had a reservation. They're brunch I heard is very good but the environment not clean. The waiters are very nice

SL
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The cocktails & wine are outstanding as is the staff. The appetizers were excellent but by the time our mains showed up the restaurant was full & the dishes were very disappointing. Started great & ended poor.

S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service is amazing... one of my favorite places in the east village... and all of the staff is very cute

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bloody Mary’s were a bit weak, but otherwise great!

AC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

My friends and I enjoyed Pardon My French but had a mediocre experience. The food was good, not great. My friends enjoyed the filet a lot, but I wasn't as crazy about the flounder. The restaurant seemed to have a great ambiance but we were in a so-so table and couldn't enjoy the environment as much. Our waiter was extremely nice, but there was confusion on the bill. He had convinced us to get a second bottle of wine and said because our first selection was out of stock, that he'd give us our second choice for the same price. When we got the check, it was not discounted (which would have been no issue had he not promised a lower price - that was what persuaded us to sit longer and order a second bottle). We brought this to his attention, and he immediately took the check back and rerang the price (again, was not correct). We signed our bills and were walking out of the door to our uber to make it to a party we had plans to attend, then the waiter said he completely got our check wrong and we had to wait for him to get the correct amount. He said it was a $5 difference and was lower. Our friends ran to the uber while my other friend and I sat behind to sign all the checks. When we got them, they were about $40 more expensive. Again, this would have been no issue, but it was extremely time consuming and we were misinformed throughout the entire experience. Just confusing. Did like the food, the bar, and ambiance and would recommend, but efficiency could definitely be worked on.

BR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bartender, Valentine, is the best! Paired with the food, dining here is a wonderful experience. Thank you very much.

CM
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this restaurant! Antonin and his team are friendly, attentive, professional, and the food is amazing! Great for small or large groups, we will keep this as our #1 spot!!

B
New York Area
1 review
Reviewed on 8 January 2018
Overall 5food service ambience

One of my favorite spots in Manhattan for either food or drinks!! Has an incredible menu with truly great food, as well as a hip bar with a trendy clientele.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2015
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

All great dishes, but the bone marrow stood out the most for us.

D
New York Area
156 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Thinking my title says it all. From the moment you walk in you know it's going to be great. Loved loved this place and will be back. Brunch is VERY good and very reasonable. I had Benedict Florentine. Instead of HUGE muffins my eggs and spinach were served on smaller muffins. So I was able to enjoy this dish as it was a perfect amount. My friend had the french toast - omg. Amazing. My other friend had the croque madame - rich and DELICIOUS. Just wonderful and the "pitcher" of mimosas was actually really good. Alot of bubbly in there - just perfect overall. Run - don't walk here.

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