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“An Gem!”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Paris Cafe

The Paris Cafe
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Ranked #589 of 13,559 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff
Neighborhood: Financial District
New York, New York, United States
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291 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“An Gem!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2014

The Paris Cafe is a wonderful pub/restaurant in the South Street Seaport area. They have good food, great drinks and a wonderful atmosphere - all served with a smile by the friendly staff. Great for a burger, or a more substantial meal anytime you find yourself down by the seaport.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank AHRESQ
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Kelly B, Public Relations Manager at The Paris Cafe, responded to this review, May 3, 2014
Thank you so much for coming into The Paris Cafe and for your lovely comments! We hope to see you back soon. Don't miss our Grand Re-Opening Party, May 24th! We will be celebrating the 131st Birthday of the Brooklyn Bridge.
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London, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2014

Food was amazing! It was a really pretty cafe with a bar and dining area. Great place to stop for lunch. Big and varied menu and very friendly staff.

  • Visited April 2014
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Kelly B, Public Relations Manager at The Paris Cafe, responded to this review, May 3, 2014
Thank you for coming into The Paris Cafe - we hope to see you again soon!
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Bad Rappenau, Germany
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Delicious food - A must go when you are in this area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2014

We stopped at this café to get some hot drinks as it was damn cold in New York by end of March and South Street Seaport area is still under renovation after the hurricane one year ago. They will serve you tea or coffee in nice porcelain cups. The food was very delicious. We were really surprised as we did not expect that. The pricing was really fair. We all know New York is damn expensive city. Make a rest a this nice café. It is worth!

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Jelle1974
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Kelly B, Public Relations Manager at The Paris Cafe, responded to this review, May 3, 2014
Thank you so much for your nice comments about The Paris Cafe and thanks for coming in! It has been cold but it's warm now and we would love to see you back here soon!
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Virginia
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“Great Experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014

Was in New York for a long weekend. Stayed at the Seaport Inn which is across the street from the Paris Café. I had made reservations, prior to leaving for New York, and wanted someplace close to the hotel. I felt good that the hotel staff suggested the Paris Café immediately. They were right! from the moment we walked in it was a great experience. We were greeted by Annette and taken to our table. We were undecided on what beer we wanted to drink and Annette brought out 5 large samples for us to try. When she returned to take our drink order she brought with her 2 glasses of wine to "try out". The food was also fantastic. Appetizers like fried calamari and an order of lobster mac and cheese were amazing. Main courses of fish and chips and braised lamb shank were also fantastic. Sam, our waiter, was always checking on us but was never a nuisance. I can't say enough about how good this restaurant and staff were. From speaking with Annette and Sam I understand that they are still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. If this weekend is any indication? They are definitely on the right track.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank GeorgnVa
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Kelly B, Public Relations Manager at The Paris Cafe, responded to this review, May 3, 2014
Hello and Thank you for coming into The Paris Cafe! We really appreciate your kind comments and are so happy you enjoyed yourselves. Come back soon!
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“fantastic venue: real, welcoming charm in the South Street Seaport”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 15, 2014

I'm cross-posting this on yelp.

I just sponsored a late afternoon / early evening casual gathering of 30+ people in the Paris Café's main bar space, to celebrate a special event in the career of my sig other. (OK, his retirement!) I wanted a great place near his former place of work, so he suggested this venue. What a fantastic choice. From my first inquiry by phone, the staff was totally understanding and helpful. At the event itself, Annette, Dermot (sp?), Kathleen and Peter could not have been more warmly welcoming, helpful, attentive and kind. Professional in the best way.

The space itself was replete with charm: gorgeous antique wooden bar, comfy wooden stools with backs, tile floor, high ceiling, vintage corner entryway. All restored, I learned, after the place was devastated by Sandy. The appetizers we ordered -- platters of wings and sliders -- were delicious and appealingly presented. We ran a tab at the bar and Annette was totally understanding and effective in helping me keep to my budget.

What a gem of a place. Thank you, everybody! So great to know that you are there. I look forward to the next time.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank Leah_NYC
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Kelly B, Public Relations Manager at The Paris Cafe, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy you enjoyed your party at The Paris Cafe! We hope to see you back again soon.
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