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Excuse My French

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$5 - $18
French, European
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having read the Trip Advisor reviews, I booked this immediately when I knew we would be visiting the Tenement museum across the street. The three of us loved the ambience of this petite but ever so charming restaurant. Johan, the chef-owner, belongs in the company...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed July 10, 2019 via mobile

Excuse my French is a lovely, wonderful, vibrant, charming place!!! Service and people there are very sweet and attentive, they make you feel home. The food is delicious and handmade in front of you by an authentic and talented French Chef, his crepes are succulent...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 7, 2019

Nice peeps inhabit this place so the vibe is one of NYC’s finest. The food is tremendous - try the scallops -one of the best i’ve had- and crab toasts. It’s right across the street from the Tenement Museum and makes for a hearty contrast...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019 via mobile

Oh yes! After avoiding the trap to going to a similarly named Pardon My Frnch we had the pelasure to enjoy here the eycellent, really excellent tartare, duck confit, brussel sprouts in a magic way, and salmon worth of royalty. The tapas were exquisitely arranged,...More

Date of visit: March 2019
1  Thank symru
Reviewed December 20, 2018

I am a meat and potatoes guy. When I found out we were going to a French restaurant to celebrate my daughters birthday, the first thing I did was look up the menu. They serve small portions to be shared among the patrons. So I...More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Went there with my husband. Loved it so much we brought another couple back the next evening. Our server Bill was very friendly and the service was excellent. Two for one happy hour til 8. Champagne drinks are infused with roses, lavender, etc each with...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank denisekv
Reviewed September 22, 2018

One of the coolest restaurants Ive been in my life. In the trendy Lower East Side. Everything here was incredible! The french house music was the best music Ive hear lately in a restaurant. I want to find in New York City more places like...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Samuel M
Reviewed September 2, 2018

Enjoyed a light dinner and a sampling of ryes from the top shelf bar. We sat at the bar, enjoyed the brussel sprouts and rounded it off with a French press coffee. Great atmosphere, nice fairly priced wine list.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Landmarkfinder A
Reviewed August 4, 2018

My wife and I stumbled across this cute little basement level French cafe for a late night drink after a night out in the Lower East Side. The staff was super friendly and the atmosphere was excellent -- it felt like our local neighborhood spot...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DanManDC
Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

This tiny Gem of a place is amazing with its French flare its cocktails. Okay it is imitation art on the walls but the decor itself makes you actually feel your been thrown back in time. This was a first date for me and it...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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that gets even more crowded on weekends, when families
stream in to enjoy huge dim sum feasts and to stock up
at the markets on Mott Street. To take a break from
the buzz, grab something sweet from one of the many
bakeries in the area and head to Columbus Park, where
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Response from johanng651 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Thank you for your interest on Excuse My French. We will be closed Christmas Day. But we are open Christmas Eve! stop by and enjoy our cozy space!
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