Papillon Bistro and Bar

French, Gastropub
$ $
22 E 54th St (btwn Madison & 5th Ave)
New York, NY 10022
(212) 754-9006
11:30am - 4:00am
11:30am - 4:00am
11:30am - 4:00am
11:30am - 4:00am
11:30am - 4:00am
10:00am - 4:00am
10:00am - 1:00am



  • This place gets too crowded and noisy. Find another after work bar with better food and better service.
  • The hitachino nest white ale is a must try here. Expensive, but not easy to find in nyc (trader joes has it too but not too many other places)
  • Saturday night opera is the very best live entertainment in NYC for the price. Great value with amazing talent and an overall good time. Highly recommended by me.
  • Watered down drinks galore.
  • I ordered moules frites in a white sauce. They gave me so many mussels I didn't know what to do. They are delicious and you should order them immediately.
  • Excellent Belgian beer selection.
  • A great place to grab a seriously strong martini, in a quiet atmosphere, on a weekend afternoon. One of the few places in midtown that I would recommend.
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  • Only good bar in midtown
  • see Tom he will take good care of you at the bar
  • Go upstairs to Taci Opera Cafe. Its wonderful
  • Not the same without Reese
  • Quiet, good but not great
  • Came for an engagement party and they had a really nice back room. Fun fact: on Saturday nights there are opera singers from the Met that perform upstairs. You can listen to them sing & grab a drink.
  • Full of suits and busy after a work day but large space for groups and you can find a tasty aperol spritz here.
  • I had the Croque M. Very good. Great service in a beautiful spot.
  • I ordered the steak sandwich. It was toast with onions and hardly any meat. Avoid.
  • Popular after work spot for the Midtown office crowd
  • Saturday opera
  • Apres work fun.

Nearby places

11 W 53rd St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave)
Rockefeller Plaza (btwn W 49th & W 50th St)
666 5th Avenue (at W 53rd St)