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Payard Patisserie & Bistro

1032 Lexington Ave., New York, NY, 10021
nr. 73rd St.

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Food: 7
Service: 5
Décor: 7
"Mixed Reviews"

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Bright lights & great desserts

By zeecee on 3/30/2003

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

From the moment I walked in, I was aware that the place was too bright to be a convincing French brasserie. I was able to stare at the dessert section, at the other diners and didn't find the food worthy of the cost. Others seem happy. It attracts an older crowd, but I prefer downtown French bistros and brasseries for having more convincing food and atmosphere. Dinner is in the $55 range and I didn't find it inspired.

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Cheese Soufle

By jb10021 on 1/20/2003

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

Payard is a dream come true...the food is start with try the warm upside down cheese soufle with parmesean truffle sauce...or the homemade foie gras terrine; its the best in the city. For entrees, the Crispy Skate is incredible, and the Bouillabaise is perfection. Of course, for desserts, there are hundreds of perfect options, so ask the host to pick out his favorites and share among your table.

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