About The Paris Cafe
The Paris Cafe - one of New York City's Oldest Pubs - has been around since 1873. Located in the Historic South Street Seaport, steps away from the Brooklyn Bridge and right across the street from the East River, The Paris Cafe is a perfect blend of history, good food and strong drinks.
We have a Full Bar, Winter Cocktail Specials, Happy Hour Specials, serve a wide range of Craft Beers that change seasonally as well as Wines by the Glass and Bottle. Enjoy views of the Brooklyn Bridge, watch the ships go by on the East River while overlooking the cobblestone streets, or take in one of the many sporting events on one of our 12 Big Screen TVs.
The Paris Cafe was closed for 51 weeks after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy but it has been renovated (the magnificent Victorian back-bar has been restored and is returned to its original layout) and returns with a fresh look while keeping the old feel and vibe. Come on in for a pint or two!
American, Gastro Pub, Irish
Hours of Operation:
Monday- Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am
Sunday: 11:00am -11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
A, C, E • 4, 5 • J, M, Z
or 2, 3 trains to Fulton Street/Broadway-Nassau Station, then walk east toward the Seaport and make
a left on South Street.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
The Paris Cafe Ratings and Reviews
South Street Gem
The Paris Café fits so well into the historic atmosphere of the South Street Seaport neighborhood. The bar room is beautiful, the staff is welcoming, and the beer menu is extensive. Diarmuid Hackett runs a great show, from the bar to the food to the décor.
There are so many faux historic bars and restaurants that pretend to have been in this neighborhood for years; The Paris Café is the real thing.
If only someone could bring back Sloppy Louie's.
Yes, it's the Paris Cafe, but actually a wonderful New York Irish restaurant/bar. So nice to see that it has made a come-back after "Sandy". We were there on a Saturday evening, and it was crowded and we had 2 five-year olds and were made to feel welcome and had great service and very good food. Would not hesitate to go back.
Great Spot in South Seaport
Really nice vibe to this restaurant.Situated almost at the beginning of Brooklyn Bridge,the food and the service here are top notch.I had the fish - really fresh and tasty.My partner had the lamb- again sumptious.Also good value for Manhattan.It is a popular spot so book with Open Table to guarantee an amazing evening
My boyfriend and I brought our newlywed friends here while they were in town for their honeymoon. I made the reservation only about six hours in advance with the additional request to "make it a special occasion", if possible. Since the reservation was made so close to the actual time, I was not at all expecting my request to be granted. However, just after our entrees arrived, one of the waitresses stopped by with glasses of complimentary champagne and best wishes for the newlywed couple!
The experience was fabulous overall and made it so easy to celebrate a special occasion. The food was also delicious and the service off the charts. Would recommend highly!
Good food, good ambiance
Found this at the edge of the seaport and it was a great find. Soup was top notch and had lamb stew which was notable for its smooth, Guinness-like flavor and veggies. Other plus was the great background music...pleasant Motown and soul for a pleasant Sunday lunch. More people should take the walk towards the water's edge and find this old time gem on South Street.
Reservation error -- first time for us on Opentabl
We arrived in time for our reservation, but there was no table for us. The manager had been busy and had failed to check recent email reservations. She apologized and said she would find a way to seat us in about 25 minutes, but we were tired and decided not to stay. We found Balalu around the corner and had a delightful meal in a quiet beautiful setting.
Fabulous service, fabulous food, great location!
We brought a group of 12 Middle School students to NYC for a conference. Some restaurants cringe at groups that large, especially with younger children. The Paris Cafe was very welcoming to all, and our server, Annette, was the best part of the meal. She was patient, kind, and super helpful. She took the time to speak with the kids, and took care of all our needs. The food was delicious, fresh, and prepared quickly. I will definitely be back on my next trip to New York and will recommend to anyone traveling. Thank you Paris Cafe for such a wonderful experience!
Great place for brunch!
Was looking for a place for brunch after the NYC HALF Marathon. Friend recommended The Paris Cafe. Had a group of 10 people with a reservation for 8. They were very accommodating. Food was delicious and plenty as were the bloody Mary's. Would definitely go back.
Ambiance Vieux Bar Restaurant
A deux pas du pont de Brooklyn, The Paris Café est un magnifique Bar à l'ancienne et un restaurant de grande qualité. Coeur historique du sud de Manhattan, où les hommes célèbres qui ont fait l'Amérique ce sont retrouvé ou venu boire une bière ou diner d'autre dormir puisque pendant plusieurs décennies, l'establishment était aussi un Hotel.
Nous avons testé pour vous le boeuf bourguignon, la Shepherd's pie ainsi que le demi poulet aux herbes. les enfants sont les bienvenues et les burgers sont extra. tous les plats étaient délicieux avec une légère touche à l'américaine.
Vraiment le Bar - restaurant idéal avant ou après une balade sur le pont de Brooklyn.
We were warmly welcomed and seated early at our request. Food and service were superb, and the manager was very accommodating and made us feel welcomed in what is obviously a gathering place for local professionals from the Wall Street area. We felt at home and the food was simply excellent.
We loved it!
Ate at Paris Cafe for our first dinner in New York while visiting with my daughter and not disappointed. What impressed us most was the the staff who were polite and professional but also took time to talk to us about our trip. The food was good too and we both chose a healthy salad to start followed by fish but there were steaks and burgers on offer for those looking for more traditional American fare..
Great Fish and Chips
Went here with my mom on a Saturday night, it was busy but not overly crowded. Greeted by friendly waiters/waitresses/hosts and felt right at home.
The food was great! Got mixed green salad which was huge and delicious, and fish and chips which was beautiful whitefish with a light breading and the homemade tarter was DELISH!
I came here with my boyfriend on a Thurs ...
I came here with my boyfriend on a Thursday night so that we could listen to the Dandy Wellington Band that was playing. The bar area where the band plays was very loud with groups of people. There is a side dining room that is quieter and nicer if you are having dinner, but you can't hear the music in there, so we chose the loud bar area. We shared the beet salad which was very good. He had the lamb stew which was excellent. I definitely recommend getting that. Very hearty with great flavors. I ordered the crab cakes (one of the specials). They were good but I felt they had a bit too much fish mixed in and not much crab. He ordered 2 different cocktails, an old fashioned and something else. Both were a bit unbalanced and not great
The service was terrible.
We have been going to the Paris Café for years. This is a neighborhood restaurant. The service was deplorable. I was eyeing the waiter and he still never came over to our table, which we had guests with us whom we were treating for dinner. Also, I had to signal the maitre'd for him to get our server. The food was good. When we got our bill, it took sometime for them to process it and the restaurant was not crowded.
The women's room was very dirty with paper towels all over the floor that when I left the ladies room one was attached to my shoes.
We will never to back to dine.
father's day brunch
went with family for fathers day brunch--interesting part of old new york, wonderful to walk around--restaurant was lively with lots of people however one of my sons commented that we weren't crowded, tables were well distanced from each other, food (omelets were delicious, well seasoned and served hot. coffee was hot, tasty and continually refilled, also, bloody marys were tall, cold and full of alcohol.
definitely a gem, looking forward to returning
Not the place to go for a
Not the place to go for a quiet conversation. Great place to go if you want good home-cooked food & friendly servers. If they're overly busy they may take a few extra minutes to find & seat you, but once they see you you will not be ignored.
Paris - up and down
The Paris Café reopened after recovery from Sandy - in our neighborhood. Been there 3X since reopen - food is up and down. Friends dish was very salty and my hamburger was nothing special - the semi-dry bun overpowered the thin burger. Last time y wife's dish was spicy (not noted as such in the menu). Décor is nice but it was cold that night and the room was cool. There are better restaurants in the Seaport and Downtown.
Happy to see this reopen after
Happy to see this reopen after a long hiatus due to Hurricane Sandy. Place looks great and menu and food quality have gone up several notches. Friday night bar scene very busy and loud; inner dining area quieter and amenable to conversation. Service congenial and earnest. Food actually quite good, with standards prepared well, and some pleasant surprises (great crab cakes!). As a local resident, this will remain a solid go-to, for years hopefully.
Warm & good.
Was looking forward to an upbeat experience considering it is one of the oldest pubs in NYC. Walked in to find one other table and minimal guests at the bar, hmm. Not sure if it was dire to the time of day, 6 pm, or because it was a holiday. After getting thru the awkward first impression, our experience skyrocketed thru the roof. Our server/host was excellent along with the food we ordered. Lobster Mac n Cheese, yum! My cheeseburger was cooked perfect along with our Mussels.
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