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Brasserie Athenee
Brasserie Athenee
  • Address:
    300 West 46th Street
    New York, NY 10036
    Neighborhood:
    Theater District / Times Square
  • Cuisine:
    French
    Price: $30 and under

Brasserie Athenee Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.brasserieathenee.com
  • Phone: (212) 399-1100
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Daily: 8:00am - 11:30am; Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: 4:00pm - 1:00am
  • Payment Options: MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Public Transit: N, R & W trains to 49th Street, A, C & E trains to 42nd Street/Port Authority, and 1 train to 50th Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Brasserie Athenee
A rich elegant atmosphere with simply great French food.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Had passed by this restaurant many times and decided to try it prior to a show. Good energetic atmosphere, varied selection of wines by the glass,and solid classic French bistro food. Escargot were wonderful; I had the moules frittes which were flavorful and fresh; my friend had the salmon which was cooked perfectly. Not a typical tourist stop despite location. Would go back."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "This was our first time at this restaurant, but we will hesitate before going back. This is all about the service, not the food. If you don't care about quality service, then I would recommend this restaurant. The salads were well-proportioned and delicious. The braised short ribs were really good and the chicken with mushrooms was also enjoyed. Once we ate our dinner, however, no one ever returned to offer a dessert menu. We had numerous failed attempts to get the waiter's attention. He then brought over the dessert that came with the one prix fix meal that was ordered and offered nothing to the rest of the party. The tea I ordered never arrived and we again had to track down the waiter to get the check."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great for pre-and apres - theater -- Terrific menu. Very accommodating. Pre fixe includes dessert which we did not have time for before theater so they served us when we came back after theater. Mussels, burgers, salmon -- all delicious. Great for people watching on the corner of 46th & 8th."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We returned to this place because we liked it a lot, but this time the food was subpar and with so many choices in the theater district I see no reason to return."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Good pre theater dinner at a reasonable price. Staff was courteous and polite."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Excellent restaurant. Service was excellent, especially waitress Tina."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Our second time here, proabaly the last. Great location, so convenient to theaters, pretty setting, $29 prix fixe pre-theater menu. Prix fixe menu selections were few in number. No one in our group had a good meal--dry and tasteless chicken, stringy beef, forgettable accompaniments. Waiter was polite but inept. This could be such a great spot, pretty interior, light and bright because of the windows which make for great people watching. Food and service needs lots of improvement."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Small breakfast menu. High price, for small space, small tables, and small plates"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Food was good. Everyone enjoyed their meals. Portion size was decent for the money. Service was good. Casual, a tad worn but fits the bill for a smaller type restaurant near the theater district. Had plenty of time to enjoy meal and then get to our show"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Have been here to the bar on several occasions and love the ambience and appetizers. Went for dinner after a show on Saturday and was disappointed in the food. The pork and duck were overcooked and not very flavorful. Big disapointment. But will be back for a pre-theater drink or break in the day cocktail."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Good location for pre show dinner. Food was very fresh and tasty. Great wine list ! The service was good as well. Wouldn't go out of my way to travel if not on the area."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I've eaten at Athenee many times and have always ordered the pre-theatre prix fixe meal but this time the vegetables were a kind of pulverized slush and the chicken was dry and tough. Both the green salad and the creme caramel were fine but I'm going to order off the menu next time. As always, the service was impeccable and the ambience just fine."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We had dinner here for Valentines Day and had a delicious meal. We had salads, appetizers and a main course each. All were prepared very well and tasted delicious. The service was great, everyone was very friendly and gracious, and the ambiance was cozy and romantic. I would definitely recommend this restaurant and will eat there again!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I had dinner with my boyfriend for his birthday just as the pre-theatre crowd was finishing up. The service was attentive, the food was good, and it was pleasantly quiet as we finished our meal and dessert leisurely. It was a little crowded when we first arrived; I felt like I was bumping elbows with the table next to me and was unintentionally eavesdropping because they were so close. Also, there wasn't much protection from the cold--every time someone came in or left, a cold breeze sent a chill through the restaurant."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Very good, varied, imaginative dishes. I had butternut squash soup and the Mediterranean tapas appetizer, a very complete, reasonably healthy and delicious meal. I have been there before and will return often. Very convenient to Broadway theaters. The service was also good, attentive but not intrusive. That may vary depending on the crowd -- this time we were there early on a snowy week night and not many people were out."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "The location was perfect for the theater we were going to, and the food was good. Service could have been a little more attentive."
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "food was disappointing -- fair at best. sea bass had a strange preparation, the mussels (billed as one of the better items on the menu) were small and tasteless and had to be sent back because they came out cold. with so many other good eateries on the same street (restaurant row -- 46th street), this one should be passed by."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "i especially liked it during its quiet time at three on a cold Sunday afternoon"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant with fabulous food, friendly service !"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Good meal overall. Slightly overpriced, but typical for the area. Food was great, service was good, ambiance was a little lack lustre. Was cold sitting by the windows, small wine list, and the server was not all that knowledgable on the available selections. Portions sizes were decent as well."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Great spot to eat before seeing a matinee. Fun to watch people going by. Food is task and plentiful but not so much that you get sleepy during the show."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "It was convenient to the Theater District...which is why one eats up there. The restaurants are not know for excellent food, just convenient food. Too Bad! Anyway Athenee was no great shakes, but eatable. Not sure how a French Brassier can be out of Mussels for an early Saturday seating. I feel that the wait staff should inform you what they don't have before you get your heart set on a certain thing and go to order items they don't have...And the frits (fries) were soggy! Really?, that's what you go to a Brasserie for! Big Sigh!!!"
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "We went on a recent Saturday evening. The service was good, the food was very tasty, though my grilled octopus was tough and cold:( my husbands onion soup was wonderful. He also inhaled his Duck Confit LOVED IT! The service was very good though I so hate how very close together the tables are. This is not at all relaxing and you learn entirely to much information about the diners around you."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "The food was just ok. The service was slow. They were overbooked and totally understaffed."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "Overall our experience was mediocre. We did love the ambiance of the restaurant but neither my husband or my food was of the quality we would expect in NYC for the price. Next time we would just go for drinks and appetizers."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Service was attentive and professional. Food was hot and delicious. We enjoyed a grilled octopus appetizer which was great. The monk fish medallions were nicely done and the mussels were tender. The wine list had a nice selection. Would recommend this little gem."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "This brasserie was a good find pre or post theatre near Times Square. Good, not outstanding food and very nice service."
    Dined on 12/9/2013
  • "Very enjoyable even though one seldom sees or reads about this restaurant. FRITES are great. Salmon portion was HUGE and Seafood linguini was excellent."
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "Food was OK... Service was OK..... Great for before and after theater, but don't go out of your way otherwise."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Cocktails are nice, bread was good, our table was in the window as requested, wine list adequate and appetizers fine. There were 6 of us and we all agreed that the main dishes were mediocre and over priced. The chicken cutlet was not as described, the baked fish was drenched in a soggy breading, the tuna was almost inedible, the fish and pasta dish was 90% pasta, the risotto has a strange flavor etc. The waiter spilled a full glass of ice water and was appeared almost annoyed as he sopped it up with a not-to-clean towel. We will never return."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "Nice setting and good service. Had the theater menu. Food was average but very reasonable price."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "This restaurant is in an ideal spot on 46th and 8th avenue, near numerous theaters and parking lots. It's floor-to-ceiling windows make it light and airy all year round. I especially like the appetizers and frequently make a meal of 2 appetizers. The wine by the glass is excellent, with several quality selections at a reasonable price. There is a bar area with TV that can be fun to see at without disturbing diners in the dining area. Try it!!"
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "We have visited many restaurants in the area but have never noticed the Brasserie before. It showed up on an Open Table search and we thought it was worth a try. First impressions count and we felt welcomed and comfortable in our surroundings. The service was friendly, attentive but unobtrusive. We were looking for a location where we could chat with our guests. The atmosphere encouraged that. We had a delightful evening at a moderate (for Manhattan!!) price. We all had different starters and entrees and all were pleased with our choices. We will be back"
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "We arrived at the restaurant admittedly 10 minutes late for our 12:30 reservation. But the restaurant was not full and we got our table immediately. That was the last positive thing I can say about our experience. We ordered a drinks and then ordered our lunch. At 1:15 the waiter hadn't even put bread on the table. We tried to get his attention and finally at 1:25 he stopped by. We told him we had theater tickets and had been waiting for some time. He shook his head and said there was a big private party going on and we wouldn't make it. We asked if we could maybe get salads AND SOME BREAD. That came at 1:40. We took as many bites as we could, paid the check and raced to the theater. Ridiculous for a theatre district spot."
    Dined on 11/6/2013
  • "Really enjoyed the meal excellent service. Very reasonably priced."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "The food was good, but nothing really was like "OMG, I have to have this again". I got together with some old friends: about 6 of us and it was great. Service was Very Good and was not loud inside, so we were all able to hear each other speak. Good enough for me. I would go again, but not my top choice."
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "Either this place is a typical example of the precooked, prepackaged food that lesser-quality try to pass off as a dining experience, or they need a new chef in the kitchen. There are better places at the same price point in theatre district."
    Dined on 10/28/2013
  • "Four dinners, three excellent meals. Although forewarned, my wife couldn't get used to the marmalade on her hamburger. Service was efficient, friendly and personable. Loved the steak tartare and onion soup."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "We really wanted to love Brasserie Athenee, however the food was mediocre at best. My breast of chicken was very dry and my friend's steak was just ok. I will say that the Onion Soup was really good. On the other hand, the service was great. Our server, a young guy, was so accommodating and really outdid himself aiming to please. Unfortunately, it is not on my "Go To Again" list."
    Dined on 10/22/2013
  • "We waited too long for our main courses. Asked for bread re-fill more than once, and it never arrived. 3 out of 4 of us were disappointed in the taste of our food and the accompanying veggies. There were too few and unexciting choices on the prix-fix menu. And there was a mistake on the bill which had to be corrected."
    Dined on 10/19/2013