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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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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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61 out of 123 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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63 out of 121 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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228 out of 450 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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96 out of 196 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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299 out of 593 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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252 out of 605 people found this review helpful.

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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95 out of 188 people found this review helpful.

Good in summer time.

By girardasse on 12/14/2007

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

Lovely garden/terrace in the back. As its name states, Paradou's menu is all about South of France cuisine (bouillabaisse, aioli, etc): food is good but not so cheap. Average service.

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99 out of 206 people found this review helpful.

What's Its Point, Besides the Garden?

By cateljo on 1/21/2007

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

Premise: the garden, for some reason, was closed. So perhaps I missed 90% of this place. Because food is ok, but it's kind of difficult to get it wrong with a steak and you're paying 70 bucks for dinner (drinking very, very little). Desserts are the usual global-irrelevant experience, and crepes taste like palatchinken when the Wall was still there. Service: notr rude nor incompetent, but nothing special.

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314 out of 675 people found this review helpful.

Cute but overrated

By battousai on 7/10/2005

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

Was expecting a Gallic gastronomic tour de force but was definitely underwhelmed by their less than imaginative menu. Yeah you'll get the classics like duck magret, roast chicken, and hangar steak, but if you're looking for breakthrough French cuisine, then you're in the wrong place. The service is commendable and courteous so they will take care of you and they have a lovely backyard outdoor garden perfect for romantic al fresco dining. Don't get me wrong, the food is solid, but I suppose it's right where it's supposed to be given their price points.

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