Brasserie Magritte
Brasserie Magritte

Brasserie Magritte

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.brasseriemagritte.com/
  • Phone: 6464490606x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm;

    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Happy Hour: Monday - Friday: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Belgian
  • Executive Chef: Shohn Donaghy
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Catering options are available. Please contact the restaurant directly
  • Private Party Contact: Sam Mavorah 6464490606x
  • Entertainment: Check our website for updates.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: East 82nd & East 83rd Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Brasserie Magritte
Specialties
Belgian Beers and Cooking with Beer! Flemish Traditional Favourites
History
Established in 2012
Cooking with beer! This concept is nothing new to Belgians who have
intrinsically mastered the flavors that come from cooking with local ales.
Pairing these culinary works with some of belgiums 1000 beers has been the envy of it's neighbours.We offer traditional Flemish ( Western Belgium ) favourites as well as the famous Moules & Frites in a cosy brasserie surrounded by the restaurants inspiration ,Belgiums most brilliant Surrealist artist Rene Ma
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Brasserie Magritte reviews from OpenTable diners
38 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
72% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (19)fit for foodies (14)great for brunch (13)romantic (10)good for groups (8)special occasion (8)great for lunch (7)vibrant bar scene (5)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Great for foodies and beer lovers!
    AllergiesAreAnnoying
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We sat down, and and our server came up to our table and offered us samples of any beers that we wanted. We told him what types of beers we liked and he brought us two beers that neither of us had heard of but were both perfect for us! Then he brought us another one that was also very good! The menu is filled with a lot of interesting choices- rabbit, boulabaise, duck, etc... All cooked to perfection! You simply can't go wrong...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lv2dineoutVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Attentive, friendly, knowledgable service. We have been here several times, and always enjoyed excellent service, and delicious food. Great neighborhood spot! Nice atmosphere. Servers were very accommodating and kind to our tween daughters. We will be back again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a favorite
    kabongVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This place seems to get better all the time. We keep going back . The entire experience is enjoyable; food, service, ambience. Try it
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mediocre
    HarrietVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Found this bar/restaurant in my search for places to take a Belgian friend. The best part was the Hoegarten on tap. We had the prix fixe, each chowing a different option. The pate appetizer was tasty but came with bread instead of the toast points listed on the menu. The Coq au Vin and the beef stew were both tender and tasty, but the sauces seemed to be the same. The sausage was dry and crumbly, clearly overcooked. The fruit crepes were okay, and the Belgian waffle was quite unremarkable. There are certainly enough good Belgian eateries in Manhattan that this one can be skipped.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good service great food
    Chrisrnyc
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    A great neighboorhood find we started out with the croquettes and I had the muscles with white wine Looking forward to returning
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    The food and the service were wonderful, especially the Belgian stew (with a name I cant pronounce). Music and ambiance were perfect. Staff is friendly and helpful. Lots of beers to try...I had two and both were both terrific. Will go back often. Great neighborhood place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Belgian Gem
    LindaVVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    Delightful restaurant with attentive, caring staff and interesting, artistic décor. Ideal for the perfect lunch or dinner spot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Poor and disappointing
    Brugge2
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Very bad service and the food was disappointing. The seafood platter appeared to have been taken straight from the fridge and to the table. The salad was old. Food was tasteless, bland and just dumped on a plate without any thought of proper plating.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • jmo1
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    The decor is charming, the food is delicious, and the staff are friendly and attentive. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Magritte
    DannieVIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Love it. As a Belgian, it's hard to find a good Belgian restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch on UES
    KBiznessVIP
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    really great food, and super cute spot., lots of Belgian beers, great moules frites, big salads, very fair price. strongly suggest it
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Belgian lunches--terrific!
    seafoodlover
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Lunch at Magritte has become a family favorite. Great menu with Belgian theme, ambience enlivened by Magritte-themed art work--even the light fixtures [look for the bowlers], cheerful and efficient service. I like the TVs for keeping up with the World Cup and they are not obtrusive. Hope to return soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Brunch
    mmramage
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Love this place for saturday/sunday brunch. Awesome service and a delicious menu to match. The bottomless beer/cocktails dont hurt either. Would HIGHLY recommend
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good, but...
    Skald
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The restaurant is true to its word: It is very Belgian. Belgian beer is featured and a good selection. Service is friendly and efficient. It is noisy and a booth is recommended. Even then, it maybe difficult to hear those across the table. The menu choice is good and varied. Most every taste can be satisfied. We have visited a number of times and it is consistently good, if pricey.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You want your leftovers!
    omsmom
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Delicious food, everything is made with beer! Brunch is incredible. When they say your glass is never empty, they mean it! Service is impeccable and we always have a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little bit of a let down
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We love going to Brasserie Magritte - usually the service is impeccable, on Sunday, May 25, not so much. We were a table of four - they only took our drink orders once (never came to see if we wanted refills on the 'unlimited' drinks). They charged for coffee, even though one of the patrons didn't drink - they didn't come to refill our waters, etc. This was my first blah dining experience at Brasserie Magritte. The restaurant wasn't busy so for them to not be attentive was disappointing. We gave less than a 20% tip because the experience should have been better than it was.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    Decent food excellent service. Cute Restaraunt. Ate here for lunch. Will give it a try for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 21 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 93 reviews are from the Brasserie Magritte reviews archive.
  • ILove4boys
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Second time there and enjoyed just as much. We celebrated a birthday dinner and then a lunch with out of town visitor.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and Beer Delight
    morrieVIP
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    They proudly serve 120 different beers. Pick a food, and the waiter has a recommended beer for that item based on your taste in beer. The recommendations for the appetizer (house ale) and the beef stew (Trappist beer) were right on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A true Belgium experience
    ILove4boys
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    It was a lovely meal with fabulous food. The range of appetizers, entree and desserts were fabulous. Every dish was a gem. Great background music too. A perfect neighborhood restaurant that makes one feel they eating in Belgium.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and Lively
    liketodineout
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My family enjoyed a festive Mother's Day dinner. This restaurant has a lot of personality with its staff and decor. We loved trying new Belgian beers and dishes covering beef, chicken and seafood. We liked their dessert choices as well. From where we were sitting, we could see people at the bar having a good time hanging out or having dinner.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Choice
    diniVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Magritte is the perfect neighborhood haunt for burgers, salads and a taste of Belgium. The staff is friendly, the salads are divine (especially the seared tuna salad!), and the setting is warm and comfortable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ruthpVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    The food was tasty--service was poor--don't think you should wait 1/2 hour for salad and appetizer. I find it outrageous that we were charged for bread--waitress should have informed us that there is a charge and we certainly should not have been charged when we waited so long for first course. Brussel sprouts were hardly cooked and when the waitress was told she made no effort to fix it--would have sent it back if we did not have a guest.
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Shame on them
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Went with a group of friends the other night. It was a second time for most of us. The food took a very long time to come out and after an hr we asked for some bread. We were told the kitchen was over loaded but would get our meal soon. We were given some stale bread in the meantime. Eventually our food came out except for 2 entrees. When they came one was not as ordered and one wasn't even close to what was ordered. When the bill came we were charged for everything, even the bread! We asked to speak to the manager who argued with us! After much back and forth the manager reluctantly took off the incorrect items. Had he just apologized we would have chalked it up to a bad night but he was rude and dismissive, we won't be returning!
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  • Best place for brunch!
    Coco
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Magritte is the best place for brunch, and the eggs benedict are one of the reasons I keep returning again and again to this little gem of a restaurant on 3rd Avenue. The food is imaginative, colorful and delicious, Belgian-inspired, and the ambience of the place is equally as charming and inspired as well.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Belgian fair
    Eatsoutalot
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    One realizes why Belgian fare has not swept the world after eating here. It's basically peasant food , no matter how you dress it up: stews, boulliabaise, chicken, etc all served with thick fries and beer. One might describe the food as "clunky". It was prepared without much flair or interesting flavor. Chicken was tough and unseasoned, boulliabaise was a pile of small mussels and a few scallops and shrimp steamed excessively with potatoes in a fish broth that was largely flavorless, stew was likewise-potatoes and some meat in a dull presentation, similarly the hunters pie. The restaurant has a large variety of interesting artisanal beers, many more expensive than the bottles of wine. For the food quality, this one is overpriced.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood find
    seafoodlover
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Delightful lunch at Magritte. Love the decor: reproductions of Magritte surrealistic and humorous paintings. Belgian-inspired menu, warm atmosphere, obviously a neighborhood favorite. Now one of ours, also!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm and quirky, with really
    MissClaireVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    Warm and quirky, with really good food (loved the moules!).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • simply Belgian
    Magritte
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    Great food, great beers, great service. As. I said. .. delightfully Belgian.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely and charming, but slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    The food was excellent and the atmosphere was wonderful. The food was slow in getting to us (3 hours total for drinks, apps, dinner, and dessert). The server was gracious and knowledgeable. The wine list is minimal, but they have a wide selection of craft beers and a full bar. Despite the slowness, we weren't in a rush and I would go back if I'm in this part of town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quirky Brunch spot in UES
    akay
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Awesome little Magritte themed restaurant with sky painted ceilings and quirky hat lamps. The music was lively and the brunch was delightful. They served warm croissants or brioche buns with our entree and kept the mimosas, bloody mary's, wine, and beer flowing as long as our plates were on the table. Our waiter was very pleasant and did not skimp on extra baked goods. I will definitely be coming back to sample their extensive beer selection and to try their Belgian waffles!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous!
    Alexandra749
    Dined on 3/31/2014
    My mom and I went to brasserie magritte on Monday night. The atmosphere is warm, cozy, and inviting. The wait staff could not have been more attentive. Even though it was our waiter's first week, and it was obvious he was nervous, he did an outstanding job. I cannot remember the last time I was treated with such respect! The food is superb. I personally do not know much about Beglian fare, but it was beyond delicious. I had tender, moist roast chicken served with crispy french fries and a side salad. My mom had the braised lapin (rabbit) - which was equally as good. I am a personal lover of contemporary art, so the fact that this restaurant is covered with Magritte's surrealist paintings simply adds to the charm. I will be back :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ceci n'est pas seulement un bar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Went here for an early dinner. Place was packed despite torrential downpour. Seated in booth near bar -- the crush and din of people if you looked to the side was disconcerting - best to just focus on one's fellow tablemates. Phenomenal beer selection and mussels/bouillabaisse and fries just right for a cold rainy night. Dipping choices for frites = mayo vs curried ketchup -- unable to oblige request for sharp mustard. One complaint - didn't mention the hefty price of the bouillabaisse special (since all mussel dishes were $18, it was a little surprising that the spiritually-related bouillabaisse was priced at an unannounced $32 - I think when a special is priced that differently than other menu items, you need to inform customers).
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    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious Belgian Beers and Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Dined here with a group of friend and we all enjoyed. The portions are large and very filling but very tasty and go well with the many varieties of Belgian beer available both draft and in bottles. Fun spot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively and lovely
    Dinerk8VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    This was my 4th or 5th time here for dinner and every time has been great...with friends, adult children and most recently with my husband. Waiters who are personable and fantastic food. Magritte is relatively new to the neighborhood in the middle of a nondescript block and it has clearly caught on with Saturday evening's dinner crowded and lively. On the drink side they specialize in beer which is different and fun. I had roast chicken w/ Belgian fries and my husband had the salmon w/ pesto pasta, we ordered brussel sprouts as a side, all perfectly prepared. Feel lucky they are in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not bad for a friday
    lbt22
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    wished the mussels were cooked better, the random raw one was kind of unexpected and not tasty. the owner could have come by and said hello. otherwise, it was a pleasant experience, nothing to write home about.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Neighborhood Addition
    anoikissap
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Excellent Brunch. I felt like I was in Europe. Great addition to the neighborhood. Don't forget to order the pomme frites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our waiter was fun, engaging
    Jane
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Our waiter was fun, engaging and knew lots about the beer choices so he could guide us well. We had great food and lots of fun....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brasserie Magritte
    barb
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    1) Extensive beer list, tasty Belgian/French style dishes. 2) Clever decor based on the artist Magritte. 3) Not inexpensive
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not so good the second time
    westsiderVIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    waiter rushed us food wasn't hot enough food was not so good this time
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    • Noise LevelModerate