Catherine Amsellem and Michel Pombet, behind all the success of the hexagonal cuisine

Parigot French Bistro

Michel – I have worked as a personal Chef, which allowed me to see the world through my travels. It was finally in New York in 1986 that I put my bags down.

Catherine – I arrived in the United States for a year, 30 years ago, and never returned to France. After having worked my entire career in the world of corporate America, it is an encounter that made everything change…

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Looking for a French touch, it was 10 years ago that we met at the corner of Midtown French Restaurant.

Thus the Parigot project took shape, the idea being to recreate a small French Quarter cafe that was missing in the Big Apple.

You and your company…

What do you have to offer – services, products, activity?

French Restaurant.

What is the spirit, the nature of your business? What categorizes it?

We at the Parigot, offer classics of French cuisine, the coq au vin, cassoulet, steak tartare, or salmon ratatouille, you will find all the great flavors of the hexagonal cuisine.

Why did you decide to settle in New York?

An opportunity…

What advice would you give to those who want to move to New York?

Do not be lazy and learn about the American culture.

New York and you…

What do you like in New York?

The city atmosphere, the melting pot, the freedom to be as desired…

What is your favorite NY city or surrounding area?


The United States and you…

What do you like in the United States?

No prejudices, you can re-invent yourself.

Quick Info

Parigot Restaurant
155 Grand Street
New York, NY 10013

212 274 8859
Monday to Sunday from 11 am to 11 pm

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