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Paul & Jimmy's Restaurant

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123 E 18th St, New York City, NY 10003-9602 (Park Ave S. & Irving Pl.)
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Open now
All hours
Sun 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

My husband went for a business dinner and suggested to go back for a family lunch, claiming the salmon was one of the best he ever had. So off we went on Father's Day and I did order the salmon. Wow. Yes, happy to declare it was the BEST salmon I ever had. We ordered also the cold appetizer (cold... More 

Thank Stone S
Newtown, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

I enjoy walking into the smaller NYC restaurants. The best are the Italian restaurants. Paul & Jimmy's did not disappoint. I like the feel of their cozy setting. Perfect for a special romantic dinner for two or enjoying a friendly meal with a group of your friends. Great menu for people looking for traditional Italian dishes or someone wanting to... More 

Thank kwm0304
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Amazingly steady and reliable. The clams to start are as special as they were 40 years ago. We recently had pasta primavera, veal and a surprisingly delicious NY Strip steak as main dishes. Tables nicely spaced so you can carry on a conversation. Staff very attentive and helpful.

Thank berzie66
Newport, Vermont
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Looking for an escape from contemporary chaos? For a restaurant where the food is old-fashioned delicious, the welcome warm and the ambience both cozy and comfortable? Then head over to this tried and true survivor of a gentler time in Manhattan; you'll be pleased you did and, I suspect, you might well become a regular.

Thank Thomas J
Brentwood, New York
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88 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

Thanks to open table I found this amazin gem. Small yet cozy restaurant in the union square area. I decided to try them out and give them my test. Basically if the lasagne is good then everything else should follow. I was right. Perfect portion, meaty with flavor. Great job

Thank Honest_1Reviews
West New York, New Jersey
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It was Monday, so maybe they had an off day, but this experience did not live up to the hype. The décor and ambiance were great. The service friendly but very slow. The food, ok, not great. We had four people and traded bites. The Chicken Cacciatore was excellent. The ravioli, linguini and another pasta dish were just ordinary.

Thank Brian A
New York City, New York
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I knock noisy restaurants off my list every week, but not Paul and Jimmy's. It is deliciously quiet where you can sit for a long, lovely meal of Italian classics and pleasant conversation. The wait staff here is very accommodating, so if you want some thing special, ask and they will do their best to please you. The white table... More 

1 Thank colleen1936
bayside, ny
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Small Italian restaurant. Good service. The bread was fresh and good. The ravioli with bolognese was freshly made and tasty. The lemon sorbet was served in carved out lemon and was very natural tasting. Caprese salad could have used basil and drizzle of oil. I would definitely recommend.

Thank Mamie L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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66 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

In New York for a dinner with my children to celebrate a graduation and we couldn't have picked a better place. Service was excellent and food was outstanding. Server was very friendly and joking but not overly so. I had the lentil salad special which was unique and delicious. Others had a broccoli small plate that was equally good. Two... More 

Thank crkoer
Lexington, VA
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77 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Special for the night - Liver - could cut it with a fork. Lovely mild sauce. Others at the table had pasta. All enjoyed their food too. Quiet atmosphere making it nice to sit and visit without shouting.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 E 18th St, New York City, NY 10003-9602
    (Park Ave S. & Irving Pl.)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighborhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: 212-475-9540

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