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Papillon Bistro & Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American,
22 E 54th St, New York City, NY 10022-4203
+1 212-754-9006
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good45%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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American, Bar
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22 E 54th St, New York City, NY 10022-4203
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were in NYC for a work event, and due to some mis-communication, needed a reservation quickly for a table of 6+. Searching TripAdvisor, we found Papillon in the categories of "bistros" nearby. Very sad for all. This is a restaurant entirely designed for tourists,...More

Thank Jandrewbarr65
Reviewed 4 days ago

We planned to see the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree and Saks 5th Ave windows and wanted to find a place to stop for dinner. We looked for a spot a few blocks away as not to get trapped with 'tourist prices" in the heart of...More

Thank LynnmarieLINY
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Atmosphere is more toward socializing. Bar and some tables downstairs. Bar on second flood that abuts main dining room. I noticed that the menu had many French style offerings but no full of sauces. Had to have the mussels with fries and absolutely loved the...More

1  Thank mexit
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

I had lunch here today for the first time. The restaurant was beautifully decorated for Halloween. The staff was very friendly. And the whole place was clean. I had the vegetarian quiche. I’m sorry to say it was awful. It tasted as if it was...More

Thank alegriamanianera
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

I visited Papillon twice while in NYC recently. Once for drinks on a Friday night which was pumping with the after work crowd and fantastic tunes. The other, for dinner with the girls before hitting the Beacon theatre across town to see Jerry Seinfeld. Again...More

1  Thank MARNIE Y
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

In Midtown Manhattan on business this week. Decided to meet an old high school buddy for lunch at Papillon Bistro since it was only about two blocks from my conference hotel. Fantastic decor and vibe. Feels like a Mediterranean bistro coupled with an Irish pub....More

1  Thank TheThirdBert
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Stopped in for lunch with a friend. We loved the French bistro atmosphere. This restaurant offered good salad options as well as entrees. Service was pleasant, quick and accommodating. It was not noisy, and we were not on top of the people next to us....More

1  Thank Christine P
Reviewed 27 September 2017

Stopped for dinner and ordered a couple burgers and beer. There was nothing special about the place. The service was not attentive in any way and the food was easily forgettable. Sat outside because the music was incredibly loud inside and our views were completely...More

Thank lunddia
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Ate here one Sunday lunch time. Pleasant enough serving staff. Limited menu. Burger ok but nothing special but french fries were ghastly. They had obviously been cooked sometime previously and heated up......soggy and greasy. There are so many better place to eat. For $5 dollars...More

Thank M M
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This is our go-to place with colleagues for lunch or drinks and dinner after work. Much lower cost than other places in the area. Decent service and good food. Decor is beautiful like a Parisian bistro.

1  Thank Doby47
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Response from Dale P | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. I'd go business casual.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 50
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 4:00 AM
10:00 AM - 4:00 AM
10:00 AM - 4:00 AM
10:00 AM - 4:00 AM
10:00 AM - 4:00 AM
10:00 AM - 4:00 AM
10:00 AM - 4:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 E 54th St, New York City, NY 10022-4203
    (5th Ave & Madison Ave)
  • Public Transportation: E,V train @ 5th Ave
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-754-9006
  • E-mail
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