22 E 54th St, New York, NY | Directions 1002240.760469 -73.974334
Monday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday 09:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Midtown Center, Midtown
What Restaurant Ruins a Toys-4-Tots Benefit Party... seriously? – Papillon, that's who. A group of 4 or 5 of our near-30 yr-old Manhattanite friends tried to give back a little by putting together a Toys-4-Tots benefit party... having everyone bring a donatable toy in order to get in. They contractually put down their own money to rent out the nice upstairs space w/ simple hors d'oeuvres to be provided (chicken wings & strips), packed it w/ a friendly, charitable crowd paying $35 for a full open bar for 4 hours (good deal, right?), and waited for a worry-free evening. After all, what could possibly go wrong? How about: No one at the door to collect money (one of our friends had to step in instead), grossly understaffed bar (1, sometimes 2 rude bartenders for 150 guests), contract disputes over the open bar (they cut it by an hour as some people were still paying $35 w/ what turned out to be 1 hour left), and running out of glassware an hour into the party (I really enjoyed drinking my two $17.50 Jack & Cokes out of a long-stemmed wine glass... classy). The sign outside read "Plan your next party with us!"... but I'd highly discourage it unless you don't mind the restaurant being unprofessional and illprepared. Through all of these issues our friends did a great job of keeping the evening cheerful, and there will be a lot of happy kids this holiday season because of them. I'm sure next year's will be bigger and better... and NOT at Papillon.
Incredible – I have eaten at Papillon a couple of times for both brunch and dinner and have always enjoyed my experience. I have always had attentive and knowledgable waitstaff and the bartenders make a great dirty martini. Papillon was also on channel 11 last night on the 10:00 news! From what they said Papillon is completely trans-fat free - another great reason to dine there!
Beaware – The worst Restaurant I have ever been to in my entire life The Food was alright our waiteress was not good She's not professional the busboy spilled a glass of water on my wfe the waitress knelt down to open ours bottole we were destract by the music it was beyond loud the service is really amateurish
Great Neighborhood Restaurant – My husband and I went to Papillon and had a wonderful time, beginning with the beautiful grandiose entrance. We decided to eat upstairs by the window Our waiter was attentive and very knowledgable about the food. We shared the French Onion Soup, which was amazing. I ordered the scallops and my husband had the lamb chops, both cooked to perfection. We did not feel rushed or ovwhelmed, just very pleased with our experience. I like it so much that since dinner I have been back for weekend brunch!
FOOD OUT OF THIS WORLD – tHIS PLACE WAS RECOMMENDED BY A FRIEND WHO IS VERY PICKY IN HER CHOICES OF EATING. sHE ONCE AGAIN WAS RIGHT AT PICKING PAPILLION.THE SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT THEY WERE VERY POLITE . THE FOOD WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD I TOTALLY RECOMMEND THE SCALLOPS . THE PRICES ARE REASONABLE .
THE OWNERS OF THIS PLACE DOES KNOW HOW TO CHOOSE THEIR STAFF . THATS VERY IMPORTANT TO RUN A BUSINESS . I AM VERY EXCITED TO EAT THERE AGAIN .
Fun spot in stuffy midtown! – This is a great, fun place to hang with friends! First of all, the place is beautiful. There are two levels: the downstairs which is mainly a bar room with a really cool room in the back with a pool table. It's pretty laid-back and the bartenders are awesome! Friendly and never leave you wanting a drink. They also serve these enormous samplers in case you get hungry. So far my favorites are the potstickers and spring rolls. You can order off the main menu and stay downstairs or climb the stairs and have dinner in the dining room. It's a little more "grown-up." Elegant when compared to the downstairs area, but still casual and comfy. There's a smaller bar up there too, but still a fun spot. Off to the side is a cool little alcove if you want a quieter time with your friends. It's more lounge-y with couches and cute cushy chairs. The dining room itself is cozy. To the right are huge windows and the trees just outside are lit up with lights. Romantic and pretty to look at while dining.
I hear it's mostly an after-hours place and they're jampacked weeknights between 5-8, but just like the place the clientele is eclectic and laid-back. I highly recommend!
AWESOME FOOD – THIS IS THE BEST RESTURANT I HAVE EVER BEEN TO THE FOOD IS FANTASTIC THE WAITERS ARE WONDERFUL AND PLEASEANT THE DRINKS ARE JUST MADE RIGHT I WOULD DEFINETLY RECCOMEND THIS PLACE
It's the New Place to be Stress Free After Work!! – I was told about this place by a friend........It has become the After work hang-out spot. Call it A Hip and Classier "CHEERS".... Where everybody knows your name! Staff there are all friendly and really make you feel welcome.
Food is just a great! I recommmend it best in the evenings.
Fabulous Food – I very much enjoyed my recent evening at Papillon. Beautiful oysters to start, followed by the best scallops I have ever tasted, all washed down with a delicious Chablis which was reasonably priced. Papillion really know what they are doing. A really great spot.
Great Food. – Great Food! Wonderful atmosphere. Totally recommend it. I went there with some family and friends. we all had a wonderful time and was thoroughly stuffed.
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