99 Bank St, New York, NY 10014
Mon-Thu 11am-3pm, 6pm-11pm Fri 11am-3pm, 6pm-12am Sat 10am-3:30pm, 6pm-12am Sun 10am-3:30pm, 6pm-11pm
Fax: (212) 929-2803
Cuisines: French, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, European, Continental
Price Range : Average
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07/01/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Good news! Paris Commune is closing..... Confirmed by 2 people. First a member of the residential board at 99 Bank Street where Paris Commune it located told me The owners of Paris Commune are 10 months behind on rent. Second a friend who was attempting to book the wine bar for an event was told they cannot accept advanced reservations for parties because they are closing.
03/19/2010Provided by Citysearch -
Beware..It's gone downhill considerably--Went last Saturday night with party of 6 and a series of small unpleasant incidents and 1 large one made it an unpleasant evening-There were a number of empty tables which has never happened on a Saturday night-Ushered to a cramped corner table where we had to pass dishes back and forth to waiters and busboy-White wine arrived warm--After ordinary appetizers served, had to ask for bread--Entrees for 5 of us rated from fair to ok-I ordered the duck which was more than liberally coated with garlic and herbs, the reason being, that the duck itself had absolutely no taste it was like eating cardboard(I tried about 4 bites)--When the waiter asked how the food was, I told him my duck was pretty bad-He offerred to bring me something else, but by then my companions were almost finished, and I did not want to dine alone so I gratefully declined-When he came back for dessert orders he said the manager, Jamie, offerred me a complimentary dessert, but he would not take the duck off the bill, because he had tasted it and said it was just fine--I had never asked for the duck to be taken off the bill, but Jamie was sending me a message that his tastebuds were superior to that of a paying customer's-I'd never had a situation like this in any restaurant, anywhere--Desert arrived--4 of our party ordered the gingerbread and said it was tasteless(Must have been prepared by the duck chef)--A fairly hefty handwritten bill arrived(the credit card machine was broken) with a 20 percent tip included-I normally tip 20 percent for good service, but usually like it to be my decision--I hope Jamie gets part of the tip so he can afford to take lessons in ""customer relations"" and perhaps, get himself, a tastebud transplant!
07/10/2009Provided by Citysearch -
We had a party in the private room downstairs and it was absolutely perfect. We had our own bartender, a private space and great food. Agnes was our bartender and she was 100% accommodating and friendly. When we arrived, our food was already prepared and the room was gorgeous. We bought a few of their party platters, and then our friends drank from the bar. It was very affordable. I would recommend this place to anyone looking to have a wonderful party with good friends. THANK YOU PARIS COMMUNE for making our party such a success. We look forward many more!
03/25/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I've been to many restaurants in NY, however, this place is just horrible. I came here over the weekend and wish I never would have. The owner has the worst attitude ever. The food was really dreadful as well. The food also took forever to come out and all they wanted to do to compensate me after the whole ordeal was a free dessert. I declined.
02/21/2009Provided by Citysearch -
We went on Friday night, after I found out about ""cutbacks"" at my office. Enjoyed a lovely glass of wine with the equally lovely bartender, then moved to a table. The service was great except for our waiter, who seemed uninterested in helping us--though we were his ONLY table for at least an hour.
We had some questions about the wine list, in particular a budget-priced Hungarian white. He couldn't tell us anything about it, went to the bar, came back and told us that the bartender said the wine was pretty much as the menu described it. Hmm. Helpful. So, we went with the even more budget-friend Cotes de Rhone. It was drinkable, but I really would have liked to have spent a few more bucks for something interesting. Minimal salesmanship could have gotten us to order the other.
The food was.....eh. A big eh. I have lived in both France and New York for years, and I don't think I can remember ever being served sliced bagged bread at a ""french"" restaurant in either location. It wasn't even heated. The appetizers (basically baked cheeses on salad) were fine. I mean, you can deep-fry brie and please just about anyone. Entrees=disaster. I went simple with the poulet frites. The chicken was terribly overcooked, and the fries were pathetic. Even my date wouldn't eat them, and this man loves himself some fries. Even the salad was sadly dressed. His salmon and couscous was covered with a sweet sauce that I found cloying, and the fish was overcooked too. I spied on tables around us that had ordered off the regular menu--the food looked equally anemic, including the pricier frites.
Dessert was unusually (almost offensively) large, with the pot-de-creme taking the prize over the limp, unheated apple tart. The coffee we ordered was so burnt that I could smell it before it had even left the waiter's tray. GROSS.
The only time I saw a flash of genuine human interest from our waiter was when he realized that I -- not my date -- would be paying. Pathetic.