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Lenox Hill, Upper East Side, Upper Manhattan

Sel et Poivre Restaurant

Sel et Poivre

French Restaurants, Caterers, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch Restaurants, Restaurants
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Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Casual

Cuisines: Caterers, French, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch, European, Continental

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No


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Provided by Citysearch - 
Awsome French Restaurant

I've become a bit of a fanatic for French food as of recently, so I was eager to try this one out. I really really liked this restaurant because it is unpretentious. The staff was really nice and helpful and, for me, that goes a long way. I don't want to be just another table. That said, the food was great...mainly becuase it was simple. There is nothing worse than food made fancier than it is. It was perfect. I really enjoyed it. Highly recommended.



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fantastic winelist

I recently revisited this an old favorite restaurant of mine and I was pleasantly suprised that things were just as wonderful if not better than I remembered. The wine list has been expanded and it was quite tempting just to drink the night away, but I resisted the impulse and ordered a meal. The celery root appetizer special was presented beautifully and was delicious. The steak frites, my favorite, was cooked to perfection, the meat, well seasoned and tender; the frites, delightfully thin and crisp with just the right touch of salt. The service was polite, prompt and attentive. The atmosphere warm and welcoming. I look forward to my next midtown meeting to share this hidden gem of a restaurant with my colleagues. Well Done, Sel et Poivre



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I Take Back my Good Review from 2005!

I wrote a good review for Sel et Poivre but I take it back after my friend and I were totally ignored for almost the entire meal on a Saturday afternoon when the place was empty. The waitstaff sat around folding napkins, it took 20 minutes to get a salad (it was lettuce people, on a plate, just lettuce!), and then another 30 minutes at least to get our main course, which should have taken no longer than 10 or 15 minutes to cook. The waiter never came over to see if we wanted anything, we kept having to grab the stray busboy that happened to be walking by if we needed anything, and it was just a very disappointing experience in a place I used to like. Customers should not be neglected just because they come in at an off hour and there are napkins to be folded.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Best Traditional French

This is one of my favorite spots in Midtown. The menu is classic french bistro. I almost always get the onion soup (great) and steak frities, but have had other dishes, which have all been good. Tables by the windows are the best. The service is prompt and the atmosphere is friendly.
Bravo Sel & Poivre



Provided by Citysearch - 
great customer service

heres a place that you cant find enough of in the city . this cute little friendly bistro is such a pleasant pleasure to go to. our waitress was so attentive , always had a great smile on her face and the food was out standing. we highly recomend it. the prices are right and the portions are good size.celeryroot and beet salad, chilled whole artichoke and skate fish. omelttes , pasta , sandwiches , steak and the best cold poached salmon around and vichysoise soup, try it



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Service was terrible

While the ambiance was very pleasant and the food was good, the service was terrible. There were not many patrons in the restaurant at the time and we never saw our waitress after our orders arrived. She never checked back to see if we needed anything and we had to finally ask for our checks.



Provided by Citysearch - 
Cozy French Bistro with Great Food & Service

My wife and I live in the city and often like to dine out. One of our favorite restaurants is Sel et Poivre. The ambiance is charming, the wait staff is attentive, and the food is consistently excellent. The Prix Fixe dinner is a great value. We enjoy going there and highly recommend it.



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happy 19 year anniversary sel et poivre

tres bien sel et poivre; i dont cook, yet alone have a big enough kitchen in my apartment. sel et poivre is my kitchen. i eat there lunch and dinner almost every day. the menu has a great variety and the food is good , nice selection of wines . the staff is friendly and efficient. i enjoy myself when iam there. 19 years they have been serving our nieghborhood. hats off to them!!



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Save your money!

I went to Sel et Poivre for lunch this past weekend, and was anything but impressed. The restaurant was practically empty (which should have been the first sign on a Saturday afternoon), so we thought we'd enjoy a lovely intimate meal. Just the opposite occurred .... My party of four were ignored by the wait staff for 15 minutes, and when I finally flagged someone down to take our drink order, the waiter was rude and unfriendly. We noticed that they were all congregated by the bar - doing what, we had no idea. Another party who arrived some time after us received their drinks and bread before we did! Only after I had to ask for bread was it given to us. We ordered from the Prix Fixe Menu, plus extra appetizers, and the food was average at best. We were virtually ignored when we wanted refills of our drinks because the wait staff was always near the bar. I asked to speak with a Manager, who ended up being one of people hanging out up front. Fed up, we left dissatisfied and disgusted by their incompetent staff. Customer service is surely lacking at this French bistro.



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Nice, but nothing special

This place is very cute, but after reading the reviews I was expecting it to be better. The ambience is very nice. The Service was excellent, and everything was great until the food came. Actually appetizers were not bad too, but the entrees were so-so. We were a large group and everyone ordered something different. The only person who was really happy about her meal ordered snails and was raving about them whole night. I haven't tried so can't say. I was looking forward to eating my creme brulee but they burnt it. :( The bill came out to be great, not expensive at all. So I guess you get what you paid for.

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