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Chez Napoleon

₹₹ - ₹₹₹French, European
365 W 50th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10019-6605
+1 212-265-6980
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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5:00 PM - 11:00 PMAll hours
French, European
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
365 W 50th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10019-6605
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1 - 10 of 202 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a fabulous and cozy little French bistro in the heart of Hell's Kitchen. As other reviewers have pointed out, one has the feeling of stepping back in time as they enter the restaurant. This can be a negative aspect for some people, but...More

Thank SJMcGuire2
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed this restaurant very much. It's one of our son's girlfriend's favorite places. It's more charming and cozy than trendy or glitzy. Our son ordered a selection of hors d'oeuvre which were all excellent. My wife had large asparagus as her main course, which...More

Thank JackX729
Reviewed 27 September 2017

The perfect place for a cozy French experience in the heart of New York. Simple and elegant with impeccable service. The menu includes so many wonderful entrees but I keep going back to the frog legs, the best I have ever had. We've been coming...More

Thank MIHLE11954
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

A restaurant dating back to the '60 in Hells Kitchen is a rarity in it self. This hidden gem is very much worth å visit instead of some of the hipster places on 9th ave. When did you last time taste a filet mignon with...More

Thank Rolf A
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

We have been eating at this restaurant for more than 10 years and it never disappoints. It is located on the west side of Manhattan and is a great pre theater spot. Food and service are great and prices are moderate. The restaurant is intimate...More

Thank Clif-Lorraine H
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

We brought friends here during the U.S. open. The staff made us feel right at home and even with a table of 8, never made us feel like a big table. Everyone treated us so warmly, and the food was -- as always -- just...More

Thank Dave O
Reviewed 16 August 2017

I've been enjoying French food since I was a child growing up in NYC. The west 50's were once home to countless options that unfortunately over the decades have closed for any number of reasons. This small place has charm and what I remembered as...More

Thank george g
Reviewed 8 August 2017

You have to hear about it because its a NYC secret! Small restaurant (guess about 30 - 40 people). Wonderful food, quaint, fine dining.

Thank William C
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Step into Chez Napoleon –– inhale deeply –– it is as if time has stopped and one has been whisked to the banks of the Seine at dusk, fallen into the fervent embrace of a family whose only concern is providing you with the freshest...More

Thank JT C
Reviewed 4 July 2017

This small restaurant definitely seems to be a neighborhood spot and family-owned, which is nice. Also nice is its comfort-food-French bistro menu. The prix fixe menu is a terrific bargain if you want that much food. The night we were there two of us got...More

Thank CarolinaBecky
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 35 - US$ 35
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 365 W 50th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10019-6605
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-265-6980
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