732 Filbert St, Pittsburgh, PA | Directions 1523240.451732 -79.933240
Delicious and Very Welcoming!.
I don't know why everyone says they're rude here. I've been to the Shadyside location many times and everyone has always been very nice. The owner is engaging, though he's usually very busy cooking. The only time I've ever seen him get a little snippy is when people try to take the tables before ordering. There's a sign on the door that asks patrons to place their order before seating, as well as another by the register. This way everyone waits in line, there is no table-hogging and people get their food and are seated in an orderly manner. Too bad half the people who descended the steps couldn't read - I would be snippy too if I had to constantly remind people to follow directions!
The food is excellent, however. I recommend the breakfast crepe with bechamel, but a friend swears by the spinach and mushroom crepe with soy tang. The menu is just big enough, but the 3 sauce choices assure you many different experiences. If you go, order the hot tea - Mariage Freres tea is the best there is!
Poorly managed. While novel and having decent crepes, it is poorly managed and staffed. Service has not been rude, they are just not customer-oriented. With other options in the area...go somewhere else if you want to feel welcomed.
THE OWNER IS RUDE!. Everytime I have called there or been there the manager has been extremely ingnorant and is unprofessional. Because of this, I refuse to give him any business. He should learn how to treat customers!
Good Authentic Crepes. The chef is from france. He used to have a street cart in france. These are some amazing and authentic crepes. To the people that complain that he's rude...it's because he can't stand you lazy, fat, rude americans.
Excellent Food; Good Veggie Options.
I work on Craig Street and eat at that location at least once a week. I have never had a problem with the rudeness others described--although, I also have no tolerance for people who can't follow simple instructions. It's a small location and the food is in demand, so I think the staff does the best job they can to get everyone their food quickly. The staff has been attentive every time I've eaten there.
The crepes are fabulous. I'm a vegetarian, and I've only had the savory crepes. The mixed veggie crepe with bechamel sauce is fabulous. Savory crepes come with a side salad of mixed greens, oranges, and a light champagne vinagraitte. It's a filling and delicious meal for just $7.
My only advice is to go early or later. it's busiest right around noon.
Do not bring 3 or more people in your party.
Husband and I went there for the first time a few weeks back. I had the salmon crepe; he the egg & cheese crepe. Both were delicious and the place was only slightly busy since it was between the breakfast & lunch rush. My sister and her fiance came in from San Fran; figured we would show them a nice place and have some great food. Forgot they only took cash. Headed to an ATM while sister and fiance looked at the menu while letting people step in front of them in line because 1) there were no free tables for a party of 4 and 2) they were waiting on us. We got there & sent one of our party to the register to order.
There is no where to stand out of the way of anything; a two-top opened up and that is where we sat & stood while keeping our eyes peeled for another table. A staff member rudely told us we needed to be in line and not at the table. We quickly pointed out that our friend was indeed in line (my sister wanted to point out that they let about 5 couples in front of them while they waited) and then the staff member told us we were not allowed to sit until we ordered. He then proceeded to stare at us until we moved; unfortunately there was no places to stand and wait. Raining outside - so that was certainly not an option.
We left - sadly disappointed and surely never to return again.
My favorite place to eat.... Crepes is a great place for a hundred reasons. Active, pleasing environment, very consistent high quality of food and service. Would like better advertising of the "table acquisition" process so that people understood to place orders before sitting.
C'est horrible!. I recently went to Crepes Parisiennes on Craig Steet with a group of friends, and needless to say it was a terrible experience. First of all, it took us over 15 minutes to get to the register and order our crepes. The crepe lady was really unfriendly and seemed to give me an attitude for suggesting a special order. After we finally placed our orders, we sat down and waited for our food. Even though I SPECIFICALLY made instructions not to put anything extra on my crepe, it was slathered in sour cream, chives, and lemon. Did I order a baked potato or something? To cut a long story short, I will not be going back to this restaurant anytime soon and I encourage everyone else to pass on Crepes Parisiennes.
Crepe Fascist & His Dungeon from SAW.
Over-priced greasy food, pretentious environment and the owner is obnoxious.
I really enjoyed coming here until this last summer when things began to take a dive. The quality of the food went way down - the eggs in one of their signature dishes were spongey, cold and clammy on a regular basis and they began to drown everything in (olive?) oil to cover for it.
Due to the dungeon-from-SAW-like size of the restaurant and the fact they do not take reservations, the staff has taken to the irritating habit of ushering people out the door if they are not eating fast enough. As a result you tend to get a little paranoid if you aren't chewing at regulation speed (15 mins). They also reassign where people sit, in mid-meal, in order to accomodate more people (musical chairs).
The food is way over-priced for the amount of actual food & inedible shrubbery you receive and the non-college aged staff is outrageously snobbish. Should you dare make any special dietary requests on a given crepe the owner/chef/manager will snap back about departing from the listed ingredients. When I was there last they didn't even tolerate my inquiry about whether they use peanut oil (I'm allergic).
The owner/manager is the balding Soup-Nazi of crepes; he freely barks at you if you confuse his Shadyside restaurant with his Oakland restaurant and he seems to get agitated if you do not overly compliment his food.
Suggestion: There really aren't any crepe or french cuisine places in Shadyside but Pamela's is right down the street - it is just as greasy and a bit difficult to get in, but the prices match up to the food better and the staff is far more professional.
Delicious crepes!!!!. The food here is wonderful. The best I ever had! Every Saturday morning this is what I crave! I recommend the Mixed Vegetable, add an egg, with Soytang and Creme Fraiche. They get very particular about seating, because they want to be fair to their customers who wait in line. They have no issue finding a seat though for anyone older, or who needs to sit while they wait. Just ask!!! If you treat them with respect they will do the same to you. It gets very busy, and it's such a small space that it's necessary for rules such as, "do not take or hold a table until you order." I love it, and it's my favorite place in Pittsburgh! Also recommend the Cafe Au Lait, and Hot Chocolate (best in Pittsburgh, made from real chocolate chips).
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