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Sel et Poivre

853 Lexington Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10065-6639
+1 212-517-5780
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good46%
  • Average21%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (4 reviews)
“escargot” (8 reviews)
“prix fixe” (10 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 - 22:30All hours
French, European
££ - £££
853 Lexington Ave, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10065-6639
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

Loved the burger and fries which was cooked to specifications and was the right size...not too big or too small. Staff was great....made one feel welcome.

Thank elly v
Reviewed 17 March 2016

Not a fancy restaurant but consistent and solid French bistro food. The daily specials can sometimes be quite interesting. Good value for the money in a somewhat expensive neighborhood.

Thank DeGustibus0
Reviewed 14 March 2016

We dined here on a Friday evening, and had a marvelous time. The ambience, service and food all combined to make the evening a completely enjoyable one. The fish soup was very tasty as was the escargot appetizers. Our main course consisting of Skate and...More

Thank Logistics
Reviewed 23 February 2016

Sel et Poivre is located on a block on Lexington Ave. btw 64th and 65th that offers several fine dining choices -- Italian, American steakhouse, and others. It's a competitive location. Sel et Poivre has everything going for it, but falls short of its potential....More

1  Thank Mark G
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Hadn't been for a few years and was afraid I'd be disappointed, but wasn't. Attractively decorated,cozy setting, which with first-rate French (bien sur!) bread and a nice welcome get things off to a good start. Unexpectedly wide range of choices, including traditional items that seem...More

Thank si101503
Reviewed 29 January 2016

A dinner at Sel et Poivre is like finding yourself in Paris. The have a good sized menu which can accommodate almost any taste even if you're not a French food fanatic. Their specials are great: Sunday Brunch includes a mimosa and has a good...More

Thank happytrails555
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Discovered this restaurant last year while in the city with a friend; took husband this time. Still a quaint little French Bistro on the upper east side. French bread, wine and great food!

Thank Kathleen R
Reviewed 29 September 2015

It's the place you've always gone to with your family. If not , you meet friends for the first time. Food always fresh and fabulous .

Thank DianeLamm
Reviewed 20 September 2015

With absolutely no pretense or airs, this gem of a restaurant is a New York City gathering place for all sorts of people who appreciate French cooking. We have dinners here, particularly after attending the shows at the Park Avenue Armory. My personal favorite is...More

Thank Travel L
Reviewed 11 September 2015

I was in the area of Hunter College and was looking for a decent place to eat. My daughter and I had only one hour. We were served immediately. Excellent place and a very tasty food. My only complaint is that what the chef serves...More

Thank Aleks68
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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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 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-517-5780
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