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Chez Napoleon

#2,391 of 11,947 Restaurants in New York City
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$$$
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365 W 50th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10019-6605
212-265-6980
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Real little perl

If you like basic french food at an affordable price and a good bottle of red wine this is a place for you. Nothing fancy but real foods at a reasonable price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
Leonardo Z
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New York, New York, United States
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Chez Napoleon is a small, unprepossessing restaurant in the Theater District that has consistently excellent food. The interior is, well, a little dowdy. The staff are friendly and helpful, if sometimes stretched a little thin. You go here, however, for the food. It's the real thing. Really excellent French meals, with dishes representing the different regions of France, and all... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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86 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

If you like basic french food at an affordable price and a good bottle of red wine this is a place for you. Nothing fancy but real foods at a reasonable price.

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Fairfield
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

In a small, intimate space on the 50th St. is this inviting gem of a restaurant. The décor will not bowl you over but the food and service will. Try the escargot and mussels for appetizers. Frog Legs and Beef Bourguignon were terrific main dishes. It's like eating at home with a very friendly staff and a great cook in... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We have been coming to Chez for about 8 years now. Each time we go my wife always gets the Duck Confit. This time was no different. Awesome food as always. Chez has always been a little quirky, but that is what gives it the charm it has. Just beware they don't do seatings after 9:30. So get there before... More 

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Lusby, MD
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82 reviews 82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Chez Napoleon recommended online by local brothers. Why not? But, when we came to the door, we almost didn't go in b/c it looked liked it was closed. My friend didn't want to stay as it didn't look inviting. I said, Let's go in an see. Very quaint, inviting atmosphere. Almost didn't get a table b/c we had no reservation... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Although on the Trip Advisor page it says this restaurant is open until 11:00pm, when I called to make a 9:30 reservation I was told the last order was at 9:00. As we planned on going after theatre, this wouldn't work......i only gave a terrible as I had to give a rating to get this information on the web site.... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
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147 reviews 147 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
369 helpful votes 369 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This was a gem we were lucky to find on our recent visit to New York to view the Holiday Lights. For appetizer we had the delicious Escargots in an awesome garlic butter sauce, and the creamy Pumpkin Soup that looked really appetizing, and tasted just as good.. The Grand-motherly older Waitress replaced our basket of fresh breads, saying we... More 

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Croydon
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126 reviews 126 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We loved this small French Restaurant with it's quirky vibe. Apparently the owner is 92 and still involved with the menu. The food was perfect, we could have been in Paris. The decor is typically old school French and we loved the vibe. The staff were jolly and it was clear it is frequented by a lot of regulars. The... More 

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SF BAY AREA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

the prices are fair for some real great food. Nothing special on the interior improvements but that adds to the charm

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Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA
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100 reviews 100 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This old line French restaurant is conveniently located near the theater district and we've eaten here in the past for pre-theater. They offer a reasonably priced prix fixe menu as well as a fairly extensive list of al a carte options. The service is friendly and prompt and they sure know how to get you to the theater on time.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 365 W 50th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10019-6605
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-265-6980

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35 - 35
  • Cuisine: Italian, French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 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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