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Papillon Bistro and Bar, New York, NY

Papillon Bistro and Bar

4.2
4.2
963 Reviews
$31 to $50
Bistro
Papillon is a stunning classic French Bistro featuring an elegant rustic decor that brings you back through time to a provincial town in France. The exquisite decor is the perfect setting for Papillon's culinary delights. Located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, just steps from Central Park, Museum of Modern Art & the famous 5th Avenue shops, Papillon offers a fun environment where our guests feel like family. Our deceivingly large space offers dining experiences to match your every mood, whether you’re enjoying a craft cocktail on our sidewalk café, mingling with colleagues in one of our private rooms, or delighting in dinner and a show at our Opera Night on Saturdays. Get to know our killer staff, and enjoy a sense of community with a little something for everyone. At Papillon Bistro & Bar, every night is made better with just a touch of sophisticated debauchery!

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, French / American
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 am Dinner Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 754-9006
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Rogelio Martinez
  • Catering
    We are available to cater events. Please contact us at carly@cdg.nyc for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    We can accommodate private events for parties of 15 up to 300 guests. Please contact our event coordinator Carly via email at carly@cdg.nyc for more information.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator : (212) 754-9006
  • Neighbourhood
    Midtown East
  • Cross Street
    5th Ave & Madison Ave
  • Parking Details
    Parking garage across the street from Papillon.
  • Public Transit
    E & M Trains at 5th Ave / 53rd Street 6 Train at 51st Street
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 963 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

963 Reviews
  1. Abdnycnyy

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience all around. Love the classic old world ambiance.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Pricey, but well worth it.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The service was good. The staff were attentive and polite. The food was poor. The steak was tough and the chips were too well done. The music choice was good but it was far too loud!!

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  4. AndDeb

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The Hostess was lovely and worked hard to get us a great table. We had nice apps and wine and they worked with our timeline to get to the theater. Very nice overall.

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  5. mary228

    Tampa

    44 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really loved the vibe of the restaurant and its convneinet location in MidTown. The shrimp on mushroom risotto was excellent.

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  6. Stylista2000

    New York City

    12 reviews

    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Midtown bro bar posing as faux French bistro. Nope.

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  7. Mims

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had lunch with a gf @ upstairs bar and really enjoyed it. The bar tender was 💯 so pleasant and kind. He actually created the bar menu’s (made into a butterfly with a sku) so cool. Check it out!

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  8. PerryP

    New York City

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My absolute go to place in midtown. Charming and cozy. Great environment. Nice after work bar crowd. Lively, yet a perfect place for dining upstairs in the dining area where its quiet and intimate. Menu is basic but food is good. Service and staff are the best in the business. So friendly and accommodating.

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  9. BobB

    New York City

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a very nice lunch. The service was attentive and the salad we had was tasty. The decor is a bit quirky, but fun.

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  10. GVNYC

    New York City

    29 reviews

    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I have been coming to Papillon for years as I work close by. I was very disappointed with this most recent lunchtime visit. It was fairly empty in the restaurant, with only a few other tables. However, the service was awful. It took a long time for someone to come over and take our order. Two of us ordered the chicken pesto sandwich, which used to be my favorite. However, the chicken was dry and burnt, and the cheese on top was so overcooked that it fell off the sandwich and was very burnt. My friend's sandwich was similar. Our third friend ordered the croque monsieur and the cheese was burnt on that as well. It then took about 20 mins to get a server to come over to give us the check, and she never even checked in to see how our food was and we all wanted ketchup for fries and another drink. I don't think I will be back. Such a shame.

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FAQs

Papillon Bistro and Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 754-9006.

Papillon Bistro and Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 963 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Papillon Bistro and Bar

22 East 54 St., New York, NY 10022

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    5th Ave & Madison Ave
  • Neighbourhood
    Midtown East
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Bar Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:00 am Dinner Mon–Sat 3:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Bistro, French / American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Parking garage across the street from Papillon.
  • Public Transit
    E & M Trains at 5th Ave / 53rd Street 6 Train at 51st Street
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Rogelio Martinez
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 754-9006
  • Catering
    We are available to cater events. Please contact us at carly@cdg.nyc for more information.
  • Private party facilities
    We can accommodate private events for parties of 15 up to 300 guests. Please contact our event coordinator Carly via email at carly@cdg.nyc for more information.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator : (212) 754-9006
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