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Chez Napoleon

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365 W 50th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10019-6605
Mon 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a family run classic French country cuisine in the center of the Broadway theatre district. Dishes are well prepared and tasty and portions are generous. It's small but very comfortable. The daily prix fixe is a good deal. Reservations are suggested. Note that it is closed on Sundays.

Thank Bruce S
Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bloody awful. We pain extra for fillet steak which was tough and smothered in awful sauce. It was simply terrible experience. The only thing that was nice was the lovely waitress who tried hard despite the awful food.

Thank John B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On oasis in bustling NY, this is Chez Napoleon. You want to eat French, speak a little French, be treated by the ladies like in France, this is the place to be. A small place with a cozy atmosphere makes you feel very comfortable from the very beginning. To be specially recommended is the three course menue. Wines from France... More 

Thank Liesum
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

And I have been a regular since then! Food is deliciously old French, as if my grandma was cooking it! The Moules Napoleon are amazing, same goes for the Sole Meuniere. but more importantly, Madame Elise and Madame Jeannine are always so lovely with us. It is like flying back home, but only few blocks away!

Thank Matt M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Solid and old-fashioned French restaurant in style and service and cooking. A lot of classic dishes, a few nice extras. Small wine list and decent house wine. Small place, feels very personal.

Thank Stefan S
Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

If I was French and living in US, this little gem would have been probably my home away from home. And it being one - it is my imaginary home dining room away from home when I am in New York. Having dined in hundreds of cities and by now at over thousand restaurants, Chez Napoleon will always have a... More 

Thank Joergalgan
Oakland, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

It makes no sense to spend so much money to get bad food. The restaurant is very cute and old fashioned a flash back to old New York from the 50s. We love that history, but did not love the food. We had a steak au poivre that was swimming in a sea of black sauce that did not taste... More 

Thank Thomas V
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

In the heart of the theatre district, a reasonably priced, very good traditional French restaurant. Daily prix fixe three course a very good value. The food is well prepared, tasty, and well presented. Good, friendly service.

Thank Bruce S
New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Visited directly after a theatre matinee. Not that far to walk from the main theatres of Time Square. A reservation is a good idea as it is relatively small and popular. I have eaten in many French restaurants in France and a reasonable number in the US. This is not gourmet food but good solid cuisine that you find in... More 

Thank Time2travel2places
New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

This restaurant founded in the 1960s is as close as you will get to a true French restaurant in France. It is modest, homey, and solid classic French food. The servers were friendly and it was "real" French! We spoke only French and not English. Its was just like being in France in the 70s.

Thank Yaksha

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$35 - $35
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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

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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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