Brasserie
Brasserie

Brasserie

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.brasserieonline.com/
  • Phone: 2127514840
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 11:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner/Late Night: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:00 p.m. - Midnight; Sunday, 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, French
  • Executive Chef: Luc Dimnet
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: From lunch for 10 to dinners for 5000, Chef Luc Dimnet's cuisine can be executed with precision and timeliness in the venue of your choosing.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lexington and Park
  • Public Transit: E, M, and 6 trains
  • Parking: No
A word from Brasserie
The stunning reincarnation of New York's original 1959 Brasserie showcases the award-winning, ultramodern design of Diller + Scofidio. Executive Chef Luc Dimnet's menu demonstrates a bold use of flavor giving an unexpected taste to classic French brasserie fare. Savor traditional dishes including Onion Soup Gratinèe and Maine Bouchot Mussels Marinière or modern plates like Gougonettes of Cod and Long Island Duck Breast Confit.

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Brasserie reviews from OpenTable diners
293 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (93)great for brunch (72)special occasion (72)great for lunch (71)good for groups (60)neighborhood gem (58)romantic (40)hot spot (31)vibrant bar scene (28)notable wine list (26)late-night find (25)kid-friendly (14)scenic view (5)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Too noisy
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The food here is very good but I don't think I will be back during prime lunch hours because the noise level is intolerable. I was on a business lunch and I found the noise level to actually be uncomfortable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The old standby ROCKS!
    Robinnyc
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    From greeting through seating through a menu that combines comfort food and zing, this one continues to satisfy. I used to work in the neighborhood and would come late for a hamburger or better. Brunch continues to be superb. Check out the Orange French Toast. Totally recommend.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • "Go to" restaurant
    Kate
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Brasserie never disappoints - best mussels, pomme frites, frisee-lardon salad, onion soup. Other French restaurants okay, this is my favorite. And, service is efficient and accommodating from the moment you arrive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We like the Brasserie, been there several times. The food and service is really nice, but we wonder where all the people are? Only half- full a Friday evening?
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent for Business Meetings
    BwernerVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    The atmosphere is great not too loud and the service is above board
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Would definitely return
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Good food, trendy, very good service. Will also try it for brunch!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • like2dineout
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Best lobster risotto I've ever had. All four in my party loved their dishes. Service was friendly and attentive. Very attractive place .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy lunch scene
    DisappointedDiner
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Very noisy lunch scene. Food was fresh, but not very flavorful. Service was professional but perfunctory.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sweebreads
    Claire
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We went specifically for the sweetbreads, which were very good...
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites
    localVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    We scored a reservation last Valentines Day and came back for my birthday. We had the same server both times. Service was impeccable both when the restaurant was packed as well as with a smaller crowd. Great prices for great food in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good
    Jerh
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Es buen restaurant para bruch se come muy rico todo es muy buen y el servicio efeciente
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • francophile
    rick
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Former residents of Paris, we leapt at the opportunity to enjoy our favorite cuisine during the 55 day celebration. It was well worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Underwhelmed
    Exciting
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The service was very poor. The waiter kept asking us every 5 minutes if we were ready to order. He seemed to be in an unpleasant state which prevented us from asking questions about menu items. My friend asked for the desert menu and he replied "we will cross that bridge when we get there" which was very rude. I will never go there again let alone encourage anyone else to go there. Definitely a hit and miss! Le cirque is a much better resturant In terms of French cuisine.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous!
    dris209
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had a wonderful experience at Brasserie! The service was impeccable, the food was tasty and decadent. The crab cake, duck confit, chocolate beignets and brownie were to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • solid choice, but service slow
    emebeme
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    This is a great lunch place, but the service seemed a bit slow, especially for "power lunch" clients
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasnt surprise
    PippiVIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Have not been since re opening. Had a lovely lunch. The fish was fresh, vegetables done to perfection. The baguette served is superb! The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still firing on all burners
    FamilyGuy
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Still a dramatic venue for French brasserie fare, burgers and steaks, too. You get the best french baguette in NY when you sit down. Lots of great deals on food, drink and wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, late-night find
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Magnifique!
    MJJE
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    One of the best French restaurants in Manhattan. It is ALWAYS a fabulous meal when we dine here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great lunch once again!!
    SueB
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Can always count on the Brasserie for consistently great food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loud
    JustinTMVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I go here for lunch because clients choose it... for convenience I imagine. Lunch is crowded and the restaurant handles noise poorly. I wouldn't suggest it for a large group and I wouldn't suggest accepting a large round table, unless you don't want to socialize. The service is hit or miss -- usually fine but sometimes very slow. Food is good but overpriced and typically oily or saucy. Beware.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    It was not as good as the last time we were there.I would not recommend it to my family.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Midtown East French Brasserie
    BeachEsqVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Excellent French cuisine, interesting menu, attentive service, interesting wine list by the bottle or the glass. Reasonable prices. I have been eating here, since the original pre-1996 restaurant; and, have enjoyed the reincarnation, post 2000. Highly recommend The Brasserie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business Lunch Hot Spot
    Jeremy
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    This is a great spot for a business lunch in mid-town. The menu has an impressive variety of options for all diners that is sure to impress. If available, ask for a booth which gives some privacy and cuts the noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good for Colleague Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    A bit loud. Easy to get in and get out. Great food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Even During Crazy UN Week
    Carbie
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    It is the worst week in NYC for traffic, hotels, good restaurants. Even so, the Brasserie staff was gracious and accommodating to special requests. And the food was as always, fabulous.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent service
    0917883
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    If you want to have great server with excellent service, request Nckhil. Very knowlegable and experience. Great hospitality with sense of humor.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the same
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I knew that it had had a major overhaul and didn't look anything like the old brasserie but I feel that was what was missing. I found it too modern, outer-spacey, although the booths were nice. One of the bartenders was relentless about starting a tab at the bar and needing a credit card for it. We didn't have a breath to greet each other, drink a little wine, get settled, and she was on us three times already. Very annoying. Waiter was perfectly fine but seemed to have a bit of an attitude, no sense of humor, definitely in a bad mood - which kind of took away from any pleasurable feeling about the meal/dinner/experience. Maybe it is just too cool a place and we didn't fit the bill for coolness. Or obvious wealth. Something.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Enjoyable Dinng Experience
    Grandmamom
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    As always, we are extremely pleased when we dine here. The staff is very pleasant and attentive. The food is delicious in taste and presentation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great brunch
    FoodGloriousFood
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We've only ever been here for brunch. So many great choices on the menu. It's our go to place when we are in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A New York Classic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I have eaten at the Brasserie on and off for 40 years. Hasn't changed. Perfect for a mid-town breakfast on an occasion. Sit in the side room if you want less noise
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The later the better
    Pickyeater
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Super restaurant and stunning decor. Pretty empty until around 9:30. That's the only reason for 4 not 5 stars
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Girls by the bus station?
    MissQ1VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    It still surprises is when women are guided to a bad table--especially when a restaurant is almost empty. I had been guided past open tables to the back of the room next to the bus station. When I asked to be moved to a more appropriate table, the hostess said she had to ask. In a non-pushy way, I started walking toward tables that were open as I was meeting an important client. Along the way there was a 5top table with 2 business men;all but 1 booth empty; and, >dozen better tables open. We were finally seated at a nice table rest was great. The waiter was A1. I can't opine on the food as it's hard to mess up a bowl of fruit and toast. After a few refills, they should offer a fresh coffee cup. In all a great place for business breakfasts.
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  • Brunch menu is large and delicious
    sstewarrt3VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My discriminating guests were delighted with the ambiance, service and very satisfying brunch they enjoyed at the Brasserie. Happily, it no longer has the over-energetic electronic displays of its past. Therefore, one can enjoy the original design and decor, as well as the service and the food. Highly recommended - for any time of day or evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    good place for a lunch conference - pleasant atmosphere, reasonable noise level
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • UESFOODIEVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Our server was great as she let me and my guest chat for hours without being intrusive. The food was good although the lobster risotto was not quite as great as I remembered it last year. We enjoyed the wine and appetizers and it was overall an enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • brasserie close to grand central
    ouioui
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    very convenient for Grand Central.......... good French brasserie food........ even if portions of vegetables are small.........they had lobster specials and the lobster bisque was divine! my friend had lobster risotto which she said was delish too......service excellent and not rushed........all in all a good evening
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gem for sure
    FoodhunterVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Brasserie never disappoints. It is a gorgeous restaurant and the food is always amazing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid choice for brunch
    happydiner
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Had a relative visiting and wanted a quiet place where we could enjoy company without being rushed, or having to wait 2 hours for a table. Brasserie to the rescue! We were running late because of traffic, but the hostess was very understanding and accommodating. When we arrived, we were seated promptly. I had previously been here for dinner but this was the first time for brunch. The service was very good, our server was kind and brought us everything we needed (our party included a toddler). The ambiance was refined but casual and our visitor was impressed. As for the food, there wasn't anything that wowed us in particular, but the presentation was very nice and the food was cooked well and kept simple. Overall a good location and value!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HORRIBLE SERVICE!
    SashaVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    THE DISDAIN OF THE SERVER WAS ALMOST PALPABLE. IT WAS NOT THAT BUSY, BUT THREE REQUESTS FOR A NAPKIN! SAT THERE AFTER BEING SERVED, BUT COULD NOT BEGIN THE MEAL AS THERE WAS NO NAPKIN. NO WATER/ICE REFILLS UNTIL I FLAGGED HIM DOWN. ATTITUDE OF THE WAITER WAS IMPERIOUS, UNCONGENIAL; HE COULD HAVE CARED LESS WHICH MADE FOR A VERY UNPLEASANT EXPERIENCE. TOO BAD BECAUSE THE MENU SELECTIONS, FOOD AND AMBIANCE ARE VERY NICE.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Worst Service EVER
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Shame on you Brasserie. I have been coming to your restaurant for years and have been a dedicated patron. I asked for a quiet table before hand. You put us in the noisiest part of the restaurant. We had to chase our waitress literally five times to get served. She just took our order and never came back. Three different people had to help us during our lunch. Your vegetarian dish was awful........ I am furious at this place. This was an important business lunch for me and it turned out as real disaster. It will be a very looooooooooooooong time before I entertain going back to this place.
    • Food
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