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Sel et Poivre

French Bistro$21 - $30
853 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10065

Restaurant Information

For over 25 years Sel et Poivre has served up classic French bistro fare in their charming location in the Upper East Side. Located at 65th and Lexington, they’re just a few minutes north of the Midtown East. Sel et Poivre is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week and features a prix fixe brunch menu on the weekends for $18.95 that includes your choice of Mimosa or Bloody Mary.

The menus are elegant, yet not overdone. Appetizers include Terrine de Foie Gras with red wine grapes for $18.95, Mussel’s Mariniere or a la Provencal with French fries for $16.95, and of course, an exceptional French Onion Soup for $10.95 that should not be missed. Dinner entrees include classic French items like Frog Legs in a Pernod sauce with wild mushrooms and basmati rice for $24.95, Duck a L’orange with wild rice for $27.95 to less exotic items like Pan Seared Chicken Breast served with wild mushroom sauce and mixed vegetables for $23.95, a Bistro Burger served with French fries for $16.95, and Thin Sliced Steak Frites and salad for $21.95. Of course if you’re ready to indulge, they also feature a Filet Mignon in a red wine shallot sauce and roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes for $34.95 and Aged New York Sirloin Steak with Roquefort or Poivre sauce for $33.95.

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Reviews

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Wesley Satterfield
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2015-06-19
Essentially it is a family-run establishment. I've been dropping in occasionally for decades and am always pleased to find the same fine atmosphere, very good food, and friendly service. The servers don't hover but are always available. We are never rushed. One who enjoys conversation will be happy at Sel et Poivre -- there is no background noise to contend with. I see I can give it only 5 stars. I would prefer 10. May this treasure continue and prosper.
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Patrice Callender
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2014-05-29
Great for a drink or two at the small bar (seats maybe 5) since the bartender is really great, but not a destination for food. Small meant mostly for parties of 2 and basic french style cuisine. You could get more for less in the area in terms of price, flavor and atmosphere. That said the owner and staff were lovely.
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Doug Anderson
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2013-11-06
Nice neighborhood restaurant owned by a real professional who knows how to talk with his guests and make them feel welcome. Last night the bartender was wearing a small hat and looked ridiculous and unprofessional........lose the hat. Other than that, the experience was excellent and we'll be back. I had pea soup then liver with sauteed onions. Very good..........and nicely priced.
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Paul Tenberg
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2012-06-26
The food was good. The service was good by the waitress. Everything would be nice if it wasn't for one bizzare event that spoiled the whole experience for us. There was one guy who is a bar tender/host or not sure what his role is. He mocked my parents who were speaking Russian as we entered the premise (I guess that was his idea of a joke). When my dad ordered the Artichoke appetizer and started eating it with a fork, the guy came up to him told him to put his fork down, reached into my dad's plate with his fingers, took a piece of an artichoke dipped it in the sauce and put it in his mouth in front of our astonished faces. He probably ate 1/3 of the entire appetizer. We were shocked and my parents begged me not to make a scene... Needless to say I will not be going back to this place.
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Cezara Darie
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2016-06-23
Lovely atmosphere and clientele , but the food is mediocre and not really French . Could do better in that area
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Cezara Darie
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2016-06-28
Lovely atmosphere and clientele , but the food is noooooot good and not really French . Could do better in that area . I am sure they didn't change the menu since it's opened (27 years I believe )
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n v
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2016-07-02
Warm. Cozy. Delicious. Great spot.
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Nick Creed
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2016-11-15
Super food great wine
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Jonathan Spangler Bean
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2017-01-31
Great Upper East Side French that is comfortable, has delicious food, and very attentive service. First class all the way.
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Allan Franklin
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2017-01-31
I cant wait to come back
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pedro diaz
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2017-02-07
Great onion soup, wine selection and service.
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Natasha Tkach
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2017-04-01
Nice atmosphere , cozy and traditional decor , service is great . I dine there few times a year, never left disappointed !
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Ramanou Djima
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2017-05-29
Great restaurants.
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Pablo Calamera
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2017-07-02
A little crowded but the food is very good and we'll priced.
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James Kirtley
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2017-07-27
We had the price fix, which was very reasonably priced for the neighborhood. The food is excellent, the service excellent, and it has that white table cloth ambiance that a good french restaurant demands.
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S Ski
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2017-09-10
Cozy and relaxed ambience. I sat with my dinner companion nudged up against the sidewalk and some potted flowers. The wine selection is abundant and is served in generous amounts. The lighting is dim and inviting. Most of the food is french but there is some mix up of American and Italian on the menu as well. The creme Brûlée followed by some english breakfast tea was truly inspiring.
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Emily Damron-Cox
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2017-10-03
In the past four days, I stopped in twice for the prix fixe lunch. Each time I was impressed with the care taken in preparing the food. Everything was delicious, the lemony skate, the green bean salad with slivered carrots and almonds, the vegetable risotto, and the profiteroles. My only complaint: the leek and potato soup was on the thin side, but the flavor was still quite good. The atmosphere at Sel wt Poivre iis all that you'd hope for in a French bistro. The servers were attentive, and the prices reasonable for the Upper East Side.
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Erol Bal
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2017-10-14
Christian is amazing! His staff is wonderful and the food is PHENOMENAL! It’s a perfect spot in the Upper East Side! We love coming here for special occasions!
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Daysi Awad
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2017-11-16
Great food. Nice prefixed lunch
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