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Chez Napoleon

365 W 50th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10019-6605 (Manhattan)
212-265-6980
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Ranked #2,045 of 11,664 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $35
Hours:
Mon 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Italian
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Venus, Texas
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I had a business lunch in the front part of the restaurant. This area is a bit tight for space, but there seems to be more room in back that probably wasn't open for lunch. The waiter was knowledgeable about food and wine, preparation techniques and suggestions for pairings. He was a combination of French and perky which was a... More

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Brooklyn, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

0 friends 4 reviews Peggy C. Brooklyn, NY 8/23/2014 Crazy (in a bad way!) - let me begin by saying that my husband has dined here several times recently and LOVED it. We had theatre tickets last night so it was a no-brainier that we would eat here. I had never been and he was excited to have me eat... More

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

First, we were late for our reservation, a major inconvenience for this popular, always full, French restaurant. We will greeted warmly, with understanding. Drinks were super. My martini was perfect. The wine list is well matched to the cuisine and reasonably priced. The choices of appetizers makes for difficult decision making. Mussels were perfect as was the pate. Entrees were... More

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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My mom and I just finished a meal here and it was awesome! We have tickets to Bullets Over Broadway and we wanted a close, decently priced prix fixe. For 32 per person, we got that and so much more! The restaurant is small, with about 12 tables. It is owned and run by third generation French natives. The restaurant... More

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Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is celebrating its 54 anniversary. So you have to give it a little credit, Napoleon, you don't win the war in this battle. The bread and the mastered vinaigrette was divine. Well we were hungry after the matinée. Escargots was great, the other dishes were disappointing to be honest. We had, between all of us, the rack of... More

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Akron
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44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We chose Chez Napoleon due to closeness to our theater. The on-line information suggested a good value, however, we were disappointed. It seems that most restaurants in the Theater District are only average in food preparation and service. Food was bland and not the French cuisine that we expected.

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Miami
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

I always go here before the theatre for dinner. I have always had a truly fabulous french dinner. A few days ago we took our friends who love good food. They raved about it. My husband had rabbit and the cream sauce was divine. Two of us had the fish special cooked to perfection. We had escargot which is served... More

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New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

A charming little restaurant serving traditional French fare with a menu that would have pleased Julia Child and a staff of genuine French waitresses who are very cordial and professional. The food is excellent and the prices are very good, especially for the theatre district. I personally love the decor with its theme of all things Napoleon.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

This was our 2nd visit to Chez Napolian. It is a very small restaurant, but the food and service are wonderful. My husband loves the coq a vin and I prefer the filet w/ blue cheese. The restaurant has very kitschy decor, but is quite intimate. An extensive menu with generous proportions. Desserts are wonderful.

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Feasterville, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

There are sooo many great restaurants in NYC. Do not go here. The décor is terrible - very dirty looking and the food isn't any better. The food was not presented nice nor did it taste good. 28 dollars and they throw French fries on an ugly plate along with a chewy piece of veal. The staff are scary looking... More

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