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1308 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10128-1351
+1 212-534-7522
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“brunch” (17 reviews)
“duck confit” (7 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1308 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10128-1351
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Reviewed yesterday

I had a wonderful lobster salad with fresh green vegetables mixed in, it was excellent and just right for the day! Very attentive and knowledgeable staff too, and make you feel very welcome, and no rush.

Thank Teenzone
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for a small, quiet delicious little French restaurant Pascalou is the place. I haven't had Sweetbreads in ages - decided their description was out of this world- and the entree did not disappoint. Dinner companions raved about their meals also. Don't...More

Thank Alice L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to get a table perched on a small balcony overlooking the happy diners below. With no idea of what to expect--I am always suspect of NYC restaurants with French names, worrying if they're the real thing for accented fakes--I was delighted,...More

Thank Alfred79
Reviewed 15 May 2017

Cannot review the place per se: we set outdoors. The service was very attentive and the food was good quality and well prepared. Eclectic menu, not particularly French, affordable prices (lunch menu) for New York and upper class neighbrhood.

Thank Marco B
lottie b, Owner at Pascalou, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You gave an excellent review, thank you. The menu is a bit eclectic, but the chef is 100% French. Next time you are in the neighborhood, please try our dinner menu. Thank you again, Lottie

Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

If you are visiting the Jewish Museum or the Cooper-Hewitt, Pascalou is an intimate French cafe with solid food and good service. We had the onion tart and a endive salad with chicken, all good. Tight quarters but not noisy.

Thank AJAX6965
lottie b, Owner at Pascalou, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2017

Thank you for the great review, we love to hear from our customers. Next time you are in the neighborhood, try us for dinner. Lottie

Reviewed 8 May 2017

We went it without reservation and this cozy, unassuming restaurant was filled to the brim. We were lucky to get a table for two. Service was average but the food was wholesome and very tasty. All in all a very satisfying experience.

Thank Sufix
lottie b, Owner at Pascalou, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Thank you for stopping in. We are thrilled that you loved our food and wish we could have provided better service. Give us another chance. Lottie

Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

There is no taste to the food we waited like 45 min for main dish. The chef is amatuer ! Not worth the money!

Thank Shahak A
Reviewed 28 April 2017

My husband and I love this place!! We must have eaten here 50 times. The quality of the food and the prices cannot be beat!! Try to order the Grand Marnier Souffle - AMAZING!!!

Thank Caroline J
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We dined as Pascalou with friends this week for a second time and it was even better than our last visit in December. The 3 course early menu is varied and incredibly cheap. Our group enjoyed mussels, dumplings, and Caesar salad as a first course....More

Thank Jujy2013
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Went here based on the reviews. It is very small so you need reservations. We ordered off the fixed menu. The salad I had was good. My friend mentioned she had a nut allergy and it was acknowledged. My salmon was not completely cooked and...More

Thank Marci1983
lottie b, Owner at Pascalou, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2017

I apologize for our poor service and bad experience you encountered at my restaurant. I am looking into the matter and hope to get it resolved soon. Nut allergies are a very serious issue and my waiter should have been more attentive, particularly to the...More

Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
how many people can you set. we have 40 people coming to area on tuesday around 12
20 May 2016|
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Response from allerton21 | Reviewed this property |
I do not think they have more than about 40 seats, but it would be definitely necessary to reserve in advance to see what they can accommodate. In the same block of Madison Avenue between 93 and 94 Streets are (listed by... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1308 Madison Ave, New York City, NY 10128-1351
    (93rd Street)
  • Public Transportation: 4 train to 96th Street, 4, 5 & 6 trains to 86th Street, and M1, M2, M3 & M4 buses to within one block of the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-534-7522
  • E-mail
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