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Francois Payard Bakery

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French, European, Hungarian
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116 West Houston Street, New York City, NY
212-995-0888
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7:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Takeout

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
soo good

had breakfast here a few times, good coffee, and great bread, also had that colorful dessert which was very sweet, should have tried one before getting 4 of them, but it was all good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 12, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

had breakfast here a few times, good coffee, and great bread, also had that colorful dessert which was very sweet, should have tried one before getting 4 of them, but it was all good.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Happened to pop in for a breakfast bite before heading to Amtrak for our train home. What a great find! It is in a somewhat quiet part of Houston St; had I not found it online beforehand, we probably wouldn't have just wandered by. However, we are glad we did. The pastries were tasty and fresh and the service was... More 

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Thank courtney9384
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015 via mobile

Great classic French desserts, individual servings or while, and macaroons, all really first rate. Also very good breakfast baked goods and coffee, sandwiches, as well as excellent salads. Comfortable seating and friendly service. Prices reasonable for the quality, especially the lunch box combo of half sandwich, generous servings of salad and fruit, and macaroon.

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Thank si101503
New York City, New York
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Suspicious of any new business near Soho (which means opening their doors after about 1990--I'm a dinosaur) I avoid anything that's helped to devolve the area from artists' lofts to the bland shopping mall it is today. But I grudgingly admit Payard is the closest to Parisian goodies I've had here. An orange something brioche bought in the evening was... More 

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Thank arts20th
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Popped in for lunch and had the roasted chicken sandwich as in the original recipe from when the bakery first opened - delicious. Try the macaroons is also recommended. Friendly staff and a soft place.

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Thank Magnus O
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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111 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

My friend and I stopped in to the Francois Payard bakery for a quick morning coffee and pastry. Everything in the display case looked delicious. We chose an almond croissant, and it was tasty - fresh, flaky, almond-y - yum! We also enjoyed our coffees too. There was cafe seating in the bakery, and the staff was friendly.

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Thank VanNessVoyager
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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216 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Francois Payard has a world wide reputation as a pastry chef, having worked at many great restaurants, published at least three excellent dessert cookbooks, and establishing several cafes around the world, including at least three in Manhattan, New York. The pastries look delicious and beautiful. But what if you rarely eat dessert? This is still a great place for simple... More 

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Thank robcurtross
New York City, New York
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166 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I had visited the FP bakery inside the plaza, and it was wonderful. They make the best macarons that I have ever had. Just the right amount of sugar. This is a great place to go to for dessert.

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Thank newyorknatives
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Our family comes here often to buy quiches, breakfast sandwiches, and various other items. The food is consistently tasty and is even better when enjoyed in the cafe with a cup of their hot chocolate, which is some of the best hot chocolate in the city.

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Thank Caitlin S
Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Killer macaroons! I got an assortment and each one is delicious and gluten free. A huge hit in my book.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 116 West Houston Street, New York City, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Greenwich Village
  • Neighborhood: Greenwich Village
  • Phone Number: 212-995-0888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, European, Hungarian
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 8:00 pm

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