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Paradou

8 Little W. 12th St., New York, NY, 10014
nr. Ninth Ave.
212-463-8345

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6
Food: 6
Service: 5
Décor: 6
"Mixed Reviews"

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44% would go back.

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nice place

By df09 on 3/4/2009

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

the food is decent, the service good and the place is cozy, not one of the best places, but a good place for a late weekend dinner.

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104 out of 202 people found this review helpful.

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By TheBoyAboutTown on 2/9/2007

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

On just a regular night I can't say it is anything special. Small crowded space if you don't get a garden seat (which I requested and didn't get). However, they have many special nights and tasting menus via their amusing email list.

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254 out of 609 people found this review helpful.

early supper

By foodaholic on 12/31/2004

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Magazine reviews were on point: great food, attentive service, unpretentious for the District.

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300 out of 594 people found this review helpful.

love love LOVE

By mgknyc on 4/2/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I've been to Paradou several times, both for their famed "unlimited champagne brunch" and for Sunday dinner. All I can say is that, having spent a few months living in Provence, Paradou has the atmosphere and general vibe spot on. It's all about enjoying your life, your food, your drink, and your company. Zero pretension. Champagne brunch is a fantastic time. The only downside is that if you really take advantage of the unlimited offer, it might just put you out of commission for the evening. This is the only champagne brunch i've been to in the city where the waitstaff will refill your glass all morning and let you actually take full advantage if you're so inclined. And please...order the duck Reuben. It's unbelievably delicious.

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102 out of 207 people found this review helpful.

PARADISE

By alyss on 10/18/2004

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

I just love Paradou: the food, the atmosphere, and the overall experience. Make sure you make a reservation as it gets very busy. We sat in their heated garden and had a great great time... I just love it!!!

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229 out of 453 people found this review helpful.

very good time

By nathanross on 9/16/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Greeted with the smile by the hostess, sat where we wanted to sit, following by superb dinner and excellent bottle (actually, bottles) of wine... what else would you wish for? knowledgeable staff. great little place. can't wait to go back.

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68 out of 129 people found this review helpful.

Absolutely fantastic!

By marine79 on 9/16/2011

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

We went for both brunch and dinner! For brunch, we actually skipped the unlimited champagne brunch and instead got a couple of bottles of their fabulous rose champagne. Delicious! It was 5 of us, and it was a great deal. We had the duck sandwich, the wake and bake, the burger (two of us had the burger, it was incredible), the plate of foie and the tuna nisous (spl?) salad. We shared everything, and it was a tummy celebration! amazing!!!! Can't wait to go back!!! We even had a dessert trio and that was awesome. STILL FULL! For Dinner: I went with my friend, so didn't get a chance to try everything, but we shared everything too (we always go and order different things to be able to try all the food). We had the frogs legs and duck, and lobster (so pretty! presented like it's sushi) and sardines. absolute decadence. Had a bottle of white and red both recommended by the server (whose palate proved excellent).

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