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Sel et Poivre

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853 Lexington Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10065-6639
+1 212-517-5780
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good46%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“brunch” (4 reviews)
“escargot” (9 reviews)
“mesclun salad” (3 reviews)
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French, European, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
853 Lexington Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10065-6639
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Reviewed October 15, 2017

Food here is delicious. Typical french dishes but not so fancy and rich. Steak frites and the fish specials are usually my favorite. All good. Desert is also really delicious.

Thank Sussie33
Reviewed October 11, 2017

My husband and I arranged to meet a longtime friend for a late lunch at SEP. We got delayed in arriving (and phoned) and the maitre d' took good care of our friend with a quiet table and a glass of fruity sangria. We arrived,...More

Thank Holly A
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

After Mon Petit Cafe has closed down we are looking for something as good. SEP is not bad. We had Calf Veal Liver and Moules Frites with a glad each of the House wine red and white. The Calf Liver was good but too much...More

Thank Tomberra
Reviewed September 24, 2017 via mobile

Steak tasted like butane, awful flavor still lingering 2 hours later. Soup was delicious. Steak was yuck

Thank Mark S
Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

Once again we were delighted with everything about this restaurant. The staff were friendly and helpful but most importantly the food was outstanding. We were there on a Wednesday and the special of the day was sweetbreads, one of my husband's favorite foods. He doesn't...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

We met up with a friend who lives in New York for Sunday brunch. There is a good brunch menu with all the favourites included. Eggs Benedict and French toast were our choices with a bloody Mary. An excellent way to start a Sunday on...More

Thank Alan019
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

They do an excellent job of classic French dishes especially the escargots. And crepes. Have been here several times and they are consistent with some good wines. To boot.

Thank Allan S
Reviewed April 12, 2017

really nice outdoor seating very much enjoyable when the weather allows it. I love their healty salad

1  Thank Monique B
Reviewed April 1, 2017

Stopped in for lunch. Nice and quiet, good service and well prepared food. I had a crabcake with a green salad and wine, my other had a celery root with beet appetizer that he really liked. We would have returned for dinner if we had...More

Thank 321KMD
Reviewed March 29, 2017

Came here 5 years ago and was nervous reading other reviews that it would be as wonderful as i remembered. I was pleasantly surprised. Food was as good as i remembered.. Especially the dessert!! So good... Service was great...Place was a little outdated in decor...More

1  Thank sally w
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 853 Lexington Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10065-6639
    (between 64st and 65st)
  • Public Transportation: 6 Line to Lexington and 53rd (walk up 6 blocks) or Hunter College (walk down 5 blocks)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-517-5780
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