The Paris Cafe

4.6
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143 reviews
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$30 and under
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The Paris Cafe - one of New York City's Oldest Pubs - has been around since 1873. Located in the Historic South Street Seaport, steps away from the Brooklyn Bridge and right across the street from the East River, The Paris Cafe is a perfect blend of history, good food and strong drinks.

We have a Full Bar, Winter Cocktail Specials, Happy Hour Specials, serve a wide range of Craft Beers that change seasonally as well as Wines by the Glass and Bottle. Enjoy views of the Brooklyn Bridge, watch the ships go by on the East River while overlooking the cobblestone streets, or take in one of the many sporting events on one of our 12 Big Screen TVs.

The Paris Cafe was closed for 51 weeks after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy but it has been renovated (the magnificent Victorian back-bar has been restored and is returned to its original layout) and returns with a fresh look while keeping the old feel and vibe. Come on in for a pint or two!
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L
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Came here on a Sunday afternoon in the off season. The staff was attentive and nice. The food was excellent and the value was good, considering they give you a free mimosa. I will come again!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great and so were the patrons! Helping to set up my daughters Bday table and balloons while we skated across the street. The whole bar basically sang with us. Great food, friendly server. We will return the next time we travel down the East Side.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cozy atmosphere! Service was a little slow, but only a little. Really enjoyed our visit, the pot pie was awesome!

OT
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food!!

W
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch - casual pub-like venue and feel, good portions and tasty food. My wife had the regular benedict, I had the salmon benedict and we were both very happy. Fast and good service.

Only criticism was the included cocktails with the brunch which were just ok, possibly because of well-quality liquor being used, but they were basically free so can't complain too much, may just get the orange juice next time. I had the bloody-mary which was just ok, my wife had the mimosa and the champagne quality wasn't great.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It's a bit of a tourist restaurant, basic menu items, happy hour, cheap drinks etc. But it hit the mark for us. We were happy.

PB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Fish and chips very good. UFO on tap. What more could you want? Burgers delivered to adjacent table looked awesome as well. Maybe next time.

BB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated right on time host was very friendly and nice.our hostess was great ,service was excellent

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Beautifully decorated for Christmas!

b
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Searched all over to find a wonderful environment, great food and genuine historic value to celebrate with friends and family.

The brunch was better than expected. The staff was extremely professional, accommodating and attentive. They truly helped us enjoy our small gender reveal brunch!!!

CL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The menu is great, and so are the prices, by New York standards. My burger, hubbie's Shepard's Pie, and our guest's short ribs special were generously portioned and very tasty. It was a very slow Monday night, and our server was even slower. We waited ages for any signs of him, mostly in vain. I'm sure this is not always the case, but it did make our evening a lot longer than we'd planned. Otherwise, all went well.

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Always pleases!!!

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

so incredibly good! i had the fish and chips and it melted on my mouth. the shrimp scampi was also amazing! highly recommend, fabulous ambiance

KK
Cleveland
24 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch in a historic spot. Food is great, and so is the service.

MA
New York Area
137 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great historic place with very good menu. Would recommend.

NY
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A true neighborhood gem! Good food and excellent staff!

RS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great brunch option in the Sea Port area! If you order off the Brunch menu you get one drink with it which is super nice. The ambiance is pleasant, it's a pretty big and classic space, very comfortable and not too close to your neighbors. The food was good (not great) and we were able to hang out for a while without being pushed out the door. Good place to start before spending a day in the Fulton area.

AB
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends in from another country.

TM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was exceptional. Else enjoyed the cucumber cocktail; wine not so much. But we were there to eat!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Really bad service, they forgot to bring our wine hardly ever checked up on us.. and when we asked for the check they never came back out to pick it up. We had to go inside to pay. They neglect the outside tables.

NY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat and connect with family and friends. Food was very good, as was the service. Nose level inside was really bad, but we ended up eating outside which was much better and more comfortable. Great place that I would return to and recommend to family and friends.

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Loved it! Best views!

MZ
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My elderly parents enjoyed the delicious food.
The gracious owner spent time at our table and helped my dad reminisce of the old days when my dad was an active member of the NYC Police Department.
We can wait to return in the fall!

ME
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice cozy place. I would go back, bartender very nice

DS
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was amazing and accommodating when we were late for our reservation. The food was amazing.

GP
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The history of The Paris Cafe coupled with their great menu, bar and staff make this a go to neighborhood spot. I recommend it for dinner, lunch, brunch, parties and watching sports.
You're welcome 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

LR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place... they could use a few more carb free options.

AY
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was delicious and the service was wonderful. Will keep going back!

MS
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It has become our go-to spot for Sunday Brunch when we are in the area! Always delicious and great service!

JT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 July 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and the staff was very pleasant. We went at 12:30pm, and the place was busy, but we weren't rushed.

b
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burgers and Caesar salad were awesome! We also enjoyed Georgia Peach Sours (straight-up) as well as dark brownie for dessert.

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You do not find not so easy such nice places in NY. Absolutely to be recommanded !!

WN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall1food4service5ambience1

Way too loud. The music was unbelievably loud. A table of 5 men in the dining area were out of control and loud. Management did nothing to intervene. I would never go back.

QH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My colleagues and I dined early at lunch time before the peak of the lunch hour during the July 4th holiday. It didn't get too noisy. The burgers are great here! But, this time around, I ordered the Grilled Chicken Sandwich on a Ciabatta Roll. It's not the first time I've ordered this meal (I'm a repeat customer). I noticed that this time, the chicken has gotten smaller. Different chef perhaps? The service is great. The server we had was attentive.

DE
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I love the restaurant, we have been there a few times and it never disappoints. The food is good comfortable American food, and the service is very nice. We sat outside last time we were there, which is better than inside as noise level - between the TVs and the music it can get quite noisy

SR
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find in Seaport. Lovely food, great service and very reasonably priced. Would highly recommend!

RJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The waitress was very personable and accommodating. The food was served hot and it was deliscious!

BS
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The service was good. I made a reservation through open table for 12 pm and I was seated immediately upon arrival. The waiter provided great service and the food arrived quickly. I ordered the garden salad with grilled salmon. The skin on the salmon was crisp and it was decently seasoned. The salad was large and had a nice balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

DK
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Worth a stop for a drink, and bite to eat, when in the Seaport area. Fun place to gather with friends, but not what I would call fine dining. Stick to the basics of burgers and sandwiches. Nice / friendly staff.

KL
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We were vacationing in NYC. Very nice cafe near the Brooklyn Bridge. Things were great except our server had a very large area of tables to cover and she struggled a bit.