790 8th Ave, New York, NY | Directions 1001940.761277 -73.986609
Neighborhoods: Midtown, Theater District - Times Square
Horrible - DO NOT GO HERE!!! – No customer service and food was dissapointing.
Servers did not actually serve. Manager was rude and unaccommodating. In a city with as many options as NYC - this place will not do well. They need to re-think customer service. I really don't know how they are still in business.
As far as food - it was sub-par, uneventful, and lacking... Not worth a 1 cent!
Great Food Atmosphere Steps Away from Times Square – It's easy to get sucked into Times Square, the tourist and the quick eats that surround the area however Pigalle quickly reminded me what NYC is all about.
The food was AMAZING, me and my co-worker walked over from our office in Times Square and didn't want to go back to work.
The food was perfect, the atmosphere allowed us to take a depp breath and a step away from the hustle of the office and Times square, and the service was right on par with everything else.
Will be coming back here with my expense account often! Highly Recommended!
My Daily Spot – Modern interior, clean line, ambient lighting. From presentation to taste, everything i had there was wonderful. I sometimes go there by myself to have a glass of wine and couple appetizers for dinner. Defintely one of my fav. restaurants in the city.
OK breakfast (Great OJ though), nothing to write home about – My girlfriend and I had breakfast there after we got ready for the day at the hotel. There was alot of hype surrounding this place. The venue itself was ok. The food was like any other breakfast joint.
On the breakfast menu, it says eggs and "fries" when it fact its just cubs of potatoes cooked in onions. Not the best thing to eat in the morning. I ordered sausage and I got two different kinds and shapes. Kinda weird.
Our server was awesome though. Other then that, not going back there.
Tourist Trap, Expensive, Tiny/Bad Portions – This is right next to a hotel in Times Sq. so it's a total tourist trap. It's really expensive, the portions are tiny, and it's not that good! Go to 9th Ave. for better food.
Perfect if you're staying at the Hilton Garden Inn! – I recently visited New York with some colleagues to attend a conference in the city, and we stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn on 8th Avenue. When we learned that there was a restaurant attached to the hotel, we expected mediocre food. Pigalle ended up being a wonderful place for a tasty breakfast. The ambiance is great, and my eggs, home fries, and toast were excellent.
Of course, if you need breakfast in a jiffy, run up the street to the Food Emporium for a fresh bagel with cream cheese and oj -- all for about $4!
casual fancy french in the theater district – We found this place right before going to a Broadway show, and I was hesitant because it was so reasonably priced with the best location. What a find. The decor is very authentic and clean. The service was just okay, but the place was packed and it was still better than most restaurants in the City. The duck was great on two occasions. We recommended it to a few friends and they had the same experience. The sides were also good. They had a fairly extensive wine menu, but we had a bottle of the cheap stuff. It was French, and good for the price. You can easily spend twice as much for horrible food, lousy service and a smelly dark boring atmosphere.
Food was just OK, but served quickly; bill took forever – My wife, my sister and I were in Manhattan on vacation and we went to Pigalle for Saturday brunch around Noon this past weekend. We chose this place ahead of time because Rachael Ray recommended it (yes, I know, a very dorky and corny thing to do). We didn't have reservations because they don't take reservations for weekend brunch.
It was crowded, but we were seated immediately, which was great. And our order was taken very promptly. So far, so good. Our meals came literally 10 minutes later- probably the fastest I've ever been served! Again, everything was great so far. And then it went downhill from there.
The food was OK. My wife's ham and brie baguette was bland, dry and flavorless. However, my turkey and cheese croissant was excellent- perfect combination of warmth, moisture and flavor. And my sister's burger ( I forget what kind) was average, she said.
Shortly after we were done eating, our plates were cleared in a reasonable amount of time. And we assumed that the check would be coming very soon. It didn't. 10 minutes, 15 minutes...finally a hostess/manager came up and asked if she could get us more water. We said - "No, all we want is the check." She apologized and got it for us. Luckily we were not late for our Broadway show that we had tickets for that afternoon.
Would I recommend the place? Maybe. It depends on the situation. If you're in that area and need an affordably priced meal that is OK, then go there. But don't make special plans ahead of time to go there- it's not worth it.
Lovely Brunch – Pigalle is welcoming, with a delightful bistro atmosphere and very courteous, competent staff--a really good place to go with family. The eggs Florentine were perfect.
Pig Out Brunch – I wish this place was still 24/7 but all good things must come to an end. Thankfully their brunch is still some of the best of midtown west, but now that early hours and tourists are alive, they've also become insanely busy as well.
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