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Ellen Resnick Mar 15, 2011 11:50 AM

I am looking for a good restaurant in the East 90's near the 92nd Street Y. There are three French bistros in the neighborhood: Table d'Hote, Le Paris Bistro Du Nord, and Pescalou. Which of the three is the best? Also, do you have any other suggestions?

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Table d'Hote
44 E 92nd St, New York, NY 10128

Le Paris
1312 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10128

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    RGR Mar 15, 2011 01:02 PM

    We've never been to Pascalou, and it's been ages since we've been to the others, so I can't comment about the current status of the food.

    It appears you're aiming for French (our favorite cuisine), so I would recommend Cafe d'Alsace, on the corner of 2nd Av & 88th St.

    http://cafedalsace.com

    http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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      rothsteg Mar 15, 2011 01:15 PM

      There's a relatively new Turkish restaurant, MarMara on the corner of 94th and Third that quite good, relatively inexpensive and with very friendly, competent service.

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        squid kun Mar 15, 2011 11:06 PM

        More info on Marmara ...

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        Marmara
        1660 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10128

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      gutsofsteel Mar 15, 2011 01:31 PM

      Pascalou (note spelling) is a lovely place, it's my go-to place near the Y. Do a search here on CH on the 92nd St Y - there have been plenty of threads with this very subject. For example, a recent one:

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/769891

      Cafe d'Alsace is a fine place, but the service is horrendous and it's very loud. It's also not classic French - it's Alsatian. I like Pascalou's food better, and the atmosphere is much nicer (it's a much smaller restaurant).

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      Cafe d'Alsace
      1695 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10128

      Pascalou
      1308 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10128

      1. jakew8 Mar 15, 2011 03:34 PM

        If you like Italian, I recommend Sfoglia. The food is excellent; the service, gracious; the seating, okay, it's a little cramped. But did I mention the excellent food?

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        Sfoglia
        1402 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128

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          mahler5 Mar 17, 2011 12:22 AM

          The food at Sfoglia is indeed delicious.

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          Sfoglia
          1402 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10128

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          City Kid Mar 15, 2011 03:56 PM

          I've been to all and like all, though my current favorite is Le Paris. My last visit (of many) to Pascalou was disappointing but it may have been an off night. All three are very charming and cozy -- Table d'Hote is tiny -- with good food so you should enjoy any of them. The service at Pascalou can be a bit sloppy but it hasn't deterred me over the years.

          1. MMRuth Mar 17, 2011 07:50 PM

            If you go with Le Paris - which would be my choice - try to get a table downstairs when you make the reservation. Upstairs is fine, but downstairs is nicer.

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            Le Paris
            1312 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10128

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              City Kid Mar 18, 2011 07:38 AM

              The downstairs at Le Paris is charming, but I also love the couple of upstairs tables next to the balcony -- the view of downstairs and outside is just lovely!

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                MMRuth Mar 19, 2011 06:01 AM

                You know - I had dinner there last night, and the little table for two in the back on the left - that's a banquette in the corner - was lovely.

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                  City Kid Mar 19, 2011 08:00 AM

                  Nice tip, thanks!

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                    MMRuth Mar 19, 2011 03:19 PM

                    My usual order these days is escargots or the onion tartelette, and steak frites. My husband has become a big fan of their crepes suzettes of late. It was rather funny last night though because soon after we were seated, another couple was seated at the table to my husband's right. Now the place is tight enough as it is, but one of those diners simply refused - didn't get the hint - to move his chair in a little closer to his table - so our waiter had to do this dance the whole time of handing us our plates etc. And, this man ordered steak tartare to start, and then a rare hamburger for a main course. Most amusing.

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                    Ellen Resnick Mar 23, 2011 09:50 AM

                    Do you think that that table is big enough for three people? Thank you!

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                      MMRuth Mar 23, 2011 05:35 PM

                      You know, I'm not sure. It's quite cramped up there. But you could ask. And, they can fit three at the table in the window downstairs, which is lovely unless it's really cold.

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                        Ellen Resnick Mar 23, 2011 09:15 PM

                        Thanks, Ruth. I'll check it out!

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                ajs42548 Mar 18, 2011 11:47 AM

                If you go to Pascalou, get a coupon at Restaurant.com. Check the nights you can use the coupon, and if it's a night you can use it, by all means get it.

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                Pascalou
                1308 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10128

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