Copinette is located where once stood a landmark restaurant known to all New Yorkers called Copain, which is French for boyfriend. It opened in 1945 and was embraced by the neighborhood for 30 plus years. Copain was well known for serving elegant classics and enjoyed increased fame for appearing in a legendary scene in 1972’s Best Picture Oscar winner, French Connection. Gene Hackman’s character, Jimmy “Popeye” Doyle, stood across the street in a stakeout while he watched his targets enjoy a lavish meal.

Copinette, French for girlfriend, wants to continue the story where Copain left off. We’re honoring the history of this space but telling its story from a different perspective – a woman’s.

Located in Midtown East, Copinette, offers an American cuisine. We invite you to dine in our relaxed and refined dining room with feminine touches and beautiful chandeliers. Our menu is full of flavor offering classic dishes with our Copinette finesse. Our extensive wine list focuses on North American, French, and Italian wines with a wide range of price points to suit every occasion. Copinette is open for dinner, lunch and brunch, drinks and happy hour. Come join us at Copinette.

Venue Details


Birthdays, Showers, Happy Hours, Business Meals, Corporate, Cocktail Receptions, Social Events


M-F: 11:30-Midnight
Sat-Sun: 11-Midnight


Relaxed and refined dining room with feminine touches and beautiful chandeliers, Lofted ceiling in bar.


Notable wine list, hazelnut crusted halibut, hand crafted cocktails, late night happy hour.


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