The Paris Cafe

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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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AB
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends in from another country.

TM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
6 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Loved it! Best views!

MZ
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
37 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

DS
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

AY
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

MS
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 1food 4service 5ambience 1

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.

JF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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

BS
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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
19 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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.

DD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was great! Service was great! Planning to go back soon!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

VERY BAD SErvice! Horrible experience and worst waiters EVER!!

DE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Mother’s Day

CP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

THE PLACE IS VERY NICE BUT THE FOOD AND SERVICE WASN'T THAT GREAT.

OT
Boise
6 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best fish and chips I have had in my life.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great brunch value!! Ok service, not bad, good food. Would recommend

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were sitting outside,place looks cool,service is good,back server was do friendly and helpful.mussels were yummyy!!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

restaurant was closed but still accepted our reservation and did not let us know. we only found out when we showed up for a BIRTHDAY celebration

K
1 review
Dined on 6 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent and the restaurant had a beautiful ambiance.

L
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Paris Cafe.
Prices are reasonable, food delish, people are friendly and the service impeccable.
They have the best AFFORDABLE lunch ever with a free cocktail!!!
The Salmon Benedict is my husband's favorite and the dish is complete with home fries and biscuit.
Book a table, you won't be disappointed!

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food,service,atmosphere,all terrific.
Thanks for a great time.
Not our first time,not our last.

Thank you.

JS
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had s lunch reservation and were seated right away. The waitress was super friendly and attentive. Food was really good and of course beautiful location.

MO
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always end up a really good meal. Love their seafood.

H
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

We came in on a Sunday very early in the evening and they put us in a booth that was right next to the kitchen, really didn't enjoy the whole kitchen conversation.

PF
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It’s great to see the South Street Seaport coming back! And it’s wonderful that historic restaurants like the very charming Paris Cafe are still around and part of the experience. We dined with another couple for brunch this weekend, enjoyed the hearty and delicious Full Paris Breakfast. Good service, good prices, nice ambiance and a noise level that actually allows for conversation. It was delightful!

Y
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

It's a regular pub with standard pub fare. There is nothing Parisian about this place.

JP
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2019
Overall 4food 4service 1ambience 5

I come to the city once a year, and always come to The Paris Cafe for a meal, usually with a larger group. I have always had excellent service and delicious food. However last week, our server (for a table of 7) must have been having a bad day because she was not personable, didn't want to be bothered by asking us if we needed anything, and basically knew she would be getting the 20% for a tip due to our group size. I had really talked up Paris Cafe to the group, but by meals end, found myself apologizing to friends for the experience. Like I said, everyone has a bad day, but hopefully the next time will return to the same great service I had always experienced previously.

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