• Parigot

  • Bistro French $18-$36
  • 155 Grand St.
    New York, NY 10013
  • Neighborhood: Little Italy
  • Phone: 212-274-8859
This corner bistro has managed to create a Parisian vibe that doesn’t feel manufactured and cheesy. Low lighting, black-and-white photographs that border on the erotic, and crushed-velvet curtains lend a little je ne sais quoi. Chef Michel Pombet, formally of Jolie, does just as nice a job with the classical French cooking. Starters like snails in garlic butter and steak tartare taste as they should. A more creative dish of avocado and crab arrives with chives, shallots, a heap of avocado, and tomato garnish.  The French-accented waitress likes to say that “all the girls love the scallops.” Her logic comes from a dish simultaneously light from the shellfish and rich with a buttery white-wine sauce and sliced lemon for acidic counterbalance. The duck (fig sauce, french string beans, duck fat, tomato), sautéed in duck fat and topped with mandarin-orange slices and diced carrots, is heavier, with sides of snow-white whipped potatoes and cinnamon-spiced spinach. And yes, the thin French fries are quite good, too. As is the warm apple tart, served à la mode, of course.
  • Hours

    Daily, 11am-11pm

  • Prices


  • Payment

    American Express Discover MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Delivery Dine at the Bar Lunch Take-Out Online Ordering Brunch - Weekend Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef Prix-Fixe Romantic

  • Alcohol

    Full Bar

  • Reservations

    Accepted/Not Necessary

  • Delivery Area

    Leonard St. to Houston St., Bowery to West Broadway

  • Delivery Hours

    Daily, 11am-11pm

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