Brasserie Magritte
Brasserie Magritte

Brasserie Magritte

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.brasseriemagritte.com/
  • Phone: (646) 449-0606
  • 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
54 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.7
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
61% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (32)fit for foodies (17)great for brunch (11)romantic (9)vibrant bar scene (8)great for lunch (7)special occasion (7)late-night find (6)good for groups (5)hot spot (4)notable wine list (2)Show More
  • Such a hidden gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    This place is so delicious. The brunch is outstanding. The omelette is wonderful and the fries are perfectly crisp and come with a curry ketchup and mayo duo. The bartenders are amazing and everyone is very attentive and nice. It is a great scene with authentically delicious food.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful!
    Juniper
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Food was delicious and service very professional. Loved the huge beer selections and diverse menu offerings. Definitely will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and different!
    MartVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Warm and friendly service in a great decor. Interesting food! Endless beer choices!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surreal Beer List!
    ionicgalVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    What a find! The beer list is amazing, and then they do wonderful things with the brew in the dishes. The beef stew was so tasty it didn't need anything but the beef and the amazing sauce. The Belgian frites that came with were the perfect touch. I'm so in love with this place. I got a beer at the bar while waiting for my friend. The bartender was super knowledgeable and really nice. I'd never seen so many saisons on a beer menu before. Next time I'm in NY, I'll be there!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kabongVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    we always enjoy dinner at the comfortable, welcoming restaurant where the food is always well prepared and served bya professional staff
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Two Years Old Yet Brand New
    WagstailVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    This restaurant keeps evolving and gets better and better with each visit. The food is excellent and tastes even better for the fine and friendly service. It has a fantastic been list and even if one does not partake it makes for interesting reading. If you live in the neighborhood become a regular. If you live in another part of New York walk, run or take a taxi, bus or .....but go. You will be happy that you dined at Brasserie Magritte!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What happened?
    cyclegirl
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was our 3rd visit to Brasserie Magritte and we loved it the other 2 times. The 3rd time was not the charm but rather a disappointment. They no longer serve bread and the menu is peppered with "NO SUBSTITUTIONS"...it makes the experience dining there less than hospitable. Our waiter was very nice but we had a long wait between our starter and main course. I am sad to say that we won't be back...and I love Magritte!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not good
    2diners
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My mussels were fine. My wife's chicken crepe came with a bone in it, on a plate that was not very clean. She ordered a small salad to accompany the dish, but the crepe came with an identical salad, a fact the waitress neglected to tell us. We were served small fruit cups at the start of the meal, but they were cleared without our ever starting them and without any inquiry as to whether we were through with them. We will never go back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • what happened?
    hollylVIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    A wonderful neighborhood place with good food has increased the rock music noise level and lowered the food quality
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • same table
    kabongVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    This place is becoming a habit and a good one at that.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great beer, average food
    FoodLover
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Brasserie Magritte had great promise. An interesting menu, Belgian specialties, excellent beer selection. Unfortunately, the final result was not as good. While we had an attentive waiter who knew his beer well,the food was only average. The duck breast was slightly overcooked and the portion consisted of three slices, clearly, not a full breast. The muscles were small, the flavoring Had no character and so many of them had sand in them that we ended up sending it back. The replacement of scallop salad was very good, well flavored and perfectly cooked, the lettuces fresh with a nice vinegrette. The whole trout was almost as dry as the paper it was baked in, but flavored OK. The rabbit was small, but tasted good. Excellent beer.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, average service
    foodiewannabe
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    The food was really good here, although not the best I've had. I had the Belgian waffle supreme, and it had a gigantic scoop of vanilla ice cream and speculoos. My friends were very happy with the unlimited drinks during brunch deal. Still, I think this place is better for small groups. We had a group of 8, and understandably this means more work (this is why there's that 20% mandatory tip for most restaurants in place), but the waitress seemed very impatient with us. I know that our group had some of those annoying leave-this-off requests, but I think normally a waitress would have been at least tolerating (I get that sometimes a happy face is hard to pull). Our waitress very blatantly thought we were idiots, which wasn't great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What a gem!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I've been to Brasserie Magritte a couple times now and every time I am impressed by the food and the service. Would definitely recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Warm and friendly
    mhbergstein
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Friendly atmosphere with excellent brasserie food. Especially suited for the beer connoisseur.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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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  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 33 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 103 reviews are from the Brasserie Magritte reviews archive.
  • 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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  • 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
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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
  • 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