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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!
New York, NY 10038
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 Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
The Paris Cafe Ratings and Reviews
Had a surprise party here on Saturday, 5/6/17. The staff was so accommodating; when I kept adding more people to the reservation, they didn't even blink. Even though we hadn't requested separate checks, the waitress was so helpful - she just went to each table and calculated their bill. Everyone commented on how good the food was, and how perfect the setting was. Thank you, Paris Cafe, for a memorable event.
Horrible experience. I thought this would be a nice place for a meal and a rangers game. I thought wrong. The service was absolutely horrible. They had a few games going and we kindly asked the bar tender if he could simply switch a Wisconsin - Canada game (that absolutely no one was watching) to a rangers game and they threw a fit. All they cared about was being able to watch themselves - as if they had never heard of customer service. Ordered a Moscow mule which was repulsively strong and left. I will never go back there again.
Incredible food. Lamb shank was perfectly done. Prices we wonderful. Ambience was nostalgic, with an with an air of holiday tranquility. Warm and inviting, it was the perfect setting to catch up with good friends for drinks and a satisfying dinner. The holiday walk to the cafe was romantic and felt like a coastal city hideaway.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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..
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 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
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