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Francois Payard Bakery "FPBNYC"

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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

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A great cafe if you are visiting the Film Forum

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2014
robcurtross
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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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89 reviews 89 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
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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New York City, New York
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139 reviews 139 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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New York City, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Felizzano, Italy
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014 via mobile

we use to have breakfast over there......a pastry with almond and chocolate(4$)....a breakfast sandwich with omelette and nacon(7$)...and 2 espresso (2 $ each)...very very good...we'll come back

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Athens, Greece
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

My family enjoyed a great breakfast. everything was fresh made and nicely done. The service was excellent and the atmosphere was really French clean...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Despite my previous experience from the Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich, I tried another flavor. I like the strawberry cheesecake flavor better because it tastes good and the macaron is softer than the ice cream, though the macaron itself loses its texture. The outer shell (macaron) is supposed to be softer than the middle (ice cream) in a macaron ice cream... More 

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Fairfax, VA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Wife and i enjoyed a piece of excellent pear tart!! Went back next day to buy the entire cake and sold out by noon (apparently the norm for Sundays) but the lady behind the counter was very sweet about it. Bought a couple of croissants and sandwich instead and they were also excellent.

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Lincoln City, Oregon
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125 reviews 125 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Why go to a horrible coffeshop or diner when you could get better right here! Seriously, try it! If I ever get to France they'll have a hard time beating these guys.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

100% recommended. Great bakery, great ice cream and nice and friendly staff. We had a great time there. You can eat a tasty burguer in JG Melon and have the dessert there.

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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: Bakery, Dessert, French
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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