Best French Restaurant In US – Artisanal – NY City – 10016

Best French Restaurant In US – Artisanal – NY City – 10016

Best French Restaurant In US – Artisanal – NY City – 10016

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2 Park Avenue (32nd Street), New York, NY  10016   Ph: 212.725.8585  Email:

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Artisanal Fromagerie, Bistro and Wine Bar showcases the formidable creativity and passion of Chef-Proprietor Terrance Brennan who adds playful twists to classic French bistro dishes. Brennan’s Osso Bucco, for example, features monkfish instead of meat. Traditionally prepared with beef, Brennan’s Duck Bourguignon is artfully made a La Grand-Mère with Chestnut Pappardelle. Selecting only premium ingredients, Brennan’s commitment to the use of artisanal, sustainable and organic products is evident in the quality of each dish.Recalling a Parisian bistro, Artisanal’s handsome interior was designed by noted architect Adam Tihany. A mural-sized painting, which had hung in French restaurants since the 1930’s, presides over the 160-seat Art-Deco space. In the back of the dining room is the cheese cave, a temperature and humidity controlled room, where a number of the world’s finest artisanally-made cheeses are aged to optimum ripeness and peak flavor. Adjacent to the dining room is the wine bar, which boasts 160 wines by the glass.

After its March 2001 opening, Gourmet magazine wrote, “as cheese-intensive as Artisanal is, as profoundly as it caters to the basest of lactic desires, the restaurant may already be one of the best bistros in New York, remarkable even without the cheese.” Awarded Best Brasserie Cuisine in the 2002 Zagat Survey, Artisanal continues to delight customers and critics alike.



Hours & Directions


2 Park Avenue, New York, New York, 10016
(Entrance is on 32nd Street between Park & Madison Avenue)


BRUNCH: Saturday – 12 noon – 3:45 pm
BRUNCH: Sunday – 10:30 am – 3:45 pm
LUNCH: Monday – Friday – 12:00 pm – 2:45 pm

DINNER: Monday – Wednesday – 5:00 pm – 9:45 pm
DINNER: Thursday – Saturday – 5:00 pm – 10:45 pm
DINNER: Sunday – 5:00 pm – 8:45 pm

WINE BAR: Monday – Wednesday – open until 11 pm
WINE BAR: Thursday – Saturday – open until Midnight
WINE BAR: Sunday – open until 10 pm

The closest garage is on the south side of 32nd Street between Park & Lexington. We have no affiliation with them nor offer a discounted rate and we DO NOT VALIDATE. Street Parking on 32nd Street is available after 7:00 pm weekdays and anytime on the weekends… SIGNS PERMITTING!!

6 Train to 33rd Street Station (& Park Ave.)

Reservations: 212.725.8585
Fax: 212.481.5455
Online Reservations:
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Retail Cheese Counter:  212.532.4033

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Appetizers range from $8.50 to $20.50
Entrees range from $18.50 to 32.50
Desserts range from $6.50 to 22.00

Casual to business casual

American Express, Visa, Master Card, Discover and Diner’s Club

March of 2001

French Bistro


RESERVATIONS:  Reservations are recommended but not required and can be taken for lunch, dinner or brunch seven days a week. We do not reserve table or chairs in bar area. To make your reservationclick here.