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22 E 54th St, New York City, NY 10022-4203 (5th Ave & Madison Ave)
+1 212-754-9006
10:00 - 04:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 04:00
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We came in here for drinks and a snack. Initially we were impressed by the decor of the place and were served relatively quickly , however after our first order of drinks the service Nose dived . We order food and drinks but had finished our food before 20mins later the drinks finally arrived . Even then my husband pint... More 

Thank PIM0703
Annapolis, MD
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lunch was fantastic. We wandered in while checking out the windows on 5th ave. Beautifully decorated and great food/service.

Thank CurlyQs
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Food was good and but a little pricey for lunch. Great Location. Decent service. Beautifully decorated for Christmas. Upstairs dining has a nice window view. Atmosphere put us in the holiday spirit. Enjoyable !!!!

Thank Johnny T
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I have been going to The Papillon for many years, every time I was in NYC. But today was my las time! Terrible , unfriendly service. Basically had my salad thrown in my face, no cutlery, had to ask for it. Did not bring my drink or water until I asked for it. And then, the expect 20% tip????? Get... More 

1 Thank marianne k
Jacksonville, Florida
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We had the brunch and it was okay, nothing out of this world. The Canadian bacon was very good, the free bloody Mary was mediocre so went with the mimosa next which was not much better. Loved the Halloween atmosphere and the staff was very friendly.

Thank Susan T
Dallas, Texas, United States
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82 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped in here unplanned for a light lunch. The menu is varied, with a number of tasty choices. I had tuna tartare, which was excellent. The service is attentive without being intrusive. It's quiet enough to converse, unusual for NYC.

Thank Dale P
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Double check your bill at this place. Because you're likely paying for things you didn't order. That's what happened to us. We had an office party and ended up getting strong armed into paying a bill that was twice what we should have owed. Paying for drinks we didn't order and paying for top shelf when we ordered well. And... More 

1 Thank peter m
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94 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Read reviews on YELP and hesitant to go. We ate upstairs and to my surprise, the food was great!! We had 1/2 dozen raw oysters in August despite not an "R" month and they were amazing with sauce u never had. I ordered scallops which were surprisingly tender and tasty on top of bed of Pole ya and a fab... More 

Thank ritzput
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159 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

We were happy to find a spot to eat on our way back to our hotel after attending a show. We sat at the bar. Caesar salad and chicken skewers were good. French fries were soggy and luke warm. The place had a smell like mold so I couldn't wait to leave. The bartender was nice but not very attentive.... More 

Thank iliketotravel123
Manchester, New Hampshire
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83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I was very pleased to find this very enjoyable lunch spot! Steak tartare was phenomenal, fresh oysters and a full menu of lunch sandwiches and heavier entrees. Great people watching from the sidewalk tables. Friendly service and a great experience!

Thank Richard P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 04:00
10:00 - 04:00
10:00 - 04:00
10:00 - 04:00
10:00 - 04:00
10:00 - 04:00
10:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 22 E 54th St, New York City, NY 10022-4203
    (5th Ave & Madison Ave)
  • Public Transportation: E,V train @ 5th Ave
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-754-9006

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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