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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 #1,666 of 11,618 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $35 - $35
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
Houston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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
5 helpful votes 5 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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 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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New York City, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Old fashioned French restaurant that serves very good food. The décor needs updating but the service is good. Small space with white tablecloths & classic French dishes. The fixe price option is a great deal. I had a lovely trout & my companion had the duck. He also tried the chocolate soufflé. The wine list is limited but very reasonable.... More

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Farnham Common, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Nice atmosphere. Food was fairly good except for the steak which was disappointing in a country that delivers some excellent steaks. Coffee OK. Staff very friendly and the service was excellent. As an Englishman I can easily go to excellent French restaurants at home, this is not in the same class. The price was well over the top, with tip... More

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Long Island
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Had a great time and meal at this small and warm restaurant last night. I felt I was sitting in someone's dining room in the country side of France. The food was plenty and good......delicious! The scallops St. Jacques appetizer was one of the best I ever had ! Every one at the table ordered something different, the Steak au... More

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