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Brasserie
Brasserie

Brasserie Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.brasserieonline.com
  • Phone: (212) 751-4840
  • 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: French, Steak, Seafood
  • 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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Diner Reviews
  • "We ordered the steamed lobster which is easy to overcook; however, it was perfect and a good size as well. Nikhil was an excellent server who checked on us often as well as the managers did. All of the food we had was excellent, but the lobster was delightful. The design of the restaurant was such as to minimize noise. The tables are not close together and the restaurant is well lighted. We did not sit at the bar, but it appeared to well patronized by regulars. There are booths and tables. If you want a booth, recommend you request it when you make your reservation as they are somewhat limited. The chairs at the tables are comfortable. Food prices are reasonable."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "This is THE perfect midtown place for breakfast, brunch or lunch! Service is top-notch, space is beautiful, food is fabulous, coffee is the best in the city, and my out of town friend and I had an opportunity to catch up in a wonderful, warm environment where we could actually hear each other. No one rushed us out. The calm and tranquility in the midst of midtown is a balm to one's NYC soul."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The atmosphere at Brasserie was not at all what we expected, given the name, it looks more like a retro airplane interior than a French bistro. The food was very good, the service was not. We brought our 4 kids, who are willing to try different foods, and they loved the mussels and frites. I would recommend this place to people who want good food in a very loud atmosphere."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "You can always get great food and service here, a stand out for years. However on the day we went for a late breakfast, we were completely ignored. The staff seemed perturbed that we had the audacity to arrive after the breakfast rush and actually order breakfast. It won't stop me from coming back; I just will never do it at that time."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We hadn't seen each other for several years so had lots to catch up on...the service was very gentle during the 3 hours we 2 Ladies chatted. No rushing, no hassling, just very pleasant "do you need anything more?" The Chicken Chop-Chop Salad is super delicious--very tasty but light dressing and not chopped to a "mush"."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Have enjoyed this restaurant many times before noise level at lunch unbearable would have left but meeting a client. Food tasted institutional. Not as good as in past"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "We stumbled onto the Brasserie when looking for a brunch spot. I had been there about 10years before for a late night dinner. i was not disappointed. Food was good. Service was nice. Restaurant is still fun."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Ambiance was dull, only max 10 guests in resturant. NY sirloin was tasty but over priced. Great waiter."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Went here pre-theatre matinee on Saturday. Service was attentive; food was delicious; overall, a great spot for brunch. Had the beet salad as appetizer and eggs benedict ( with smoked salmon substitute instead of ham). Good spot to meet up with friends for quiet relaxing brunch."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Brasserie never disappoints. Staff are considerate, knowledgeable, and able to handle food allergies. The Manager is always present and walking around to greet guests. Onion soups is always a treat. Brasserie has become a home for my friends and me in midtown."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "The decor and architecture of the restaurant was unusual in that it reminded me of the futuristic space pavilions at Disney. Quite energetic for lunch, but abit loud for a business discussion, although the front of the restaurant may have quiter acoustics. Overall the service and food was very good.."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "My party of 5 was pleasantly surprised with this restaurant. All of my contact with the restaurant, prior to my arrival was handled professionally. The staff and waiters were all very friendly and helpful. The food was prepared and presented with expertise."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Once our food arrived, we never saw the waiter or any support staff until we needed the bill. There wasn't even an offer to refill our coffee; even when the food came & our cups were empty. We were happy to pay for more bottles water, only we never had the chance to ask for more. We seemed to be inconviniencing our waiter."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We went on Friday night. The place is beautiful, food is good, just it was empty. We ate and left to go to a different place for drinks"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "We were there on a Sun. night after theater so the restaurant was not filled when we came in. We had drinks at the bar first and then sat down at our table. The service was excellent. We all ordered something different and every dish was wonderful. Highly recommend the restaurant."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "dependable service and food, love the vibe, love the scene, food is good and dependable.."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Went on a Sunday night and found very few others. Guess that is normal for Sunday night in the summer in NY. Service was not up to its normal standard. Everything else was great as usual!"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Our dinner was fantastic and the $35 pre fixe can't be beat! I had the fish stew and my colleague had a steak; salads were terrific as was cheese plate."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "An excellent location for mid-town meetings. Food is generally good, though a French Brasserie that has run out of (plain) croissants is somewhat unusual. The service was lackluster. I do not expect waiters to hover, but dropping by every now and then to see if service is needed (e.g. a coffee fill-up, placing an order, would be nice."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "The fish here is excellent, especially, the grilled fish."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I have lunched and dined at Brasserie many times and was dismayed to see that it was not holding up to its reputation. Food was great but service lacking and incidents abound. Orders were forgotten or misunderstood. All was rather slow, and the place was not even busy, check had incorrect charges.... Once a favorite spot, I would no longer recommend it... Sorry!"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "We enjoyed every aspect of our experience,food and service was great We look forward to continue going back whenever we are in the City"
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Perhaps the best brunch value EVER. The Brasserie offers a two course $20.00 brunch on weekends. A group of friends and I had the pleasure of their food/service/ambiance this past weekend. The restaurant is located in the historic Seagrams' Bldg on Park Avenue (its "sister" restaurant is the iconic Four Seasons) and has been there for decades. It has been updated with the times and provides a large airy space with generously sized tables (actually it houses two such dining spaces ). I choose a yellow and red beet salad with a generous serving of excellent goat cheese. A freshly baked, warm baguette was the perfect accompaniment. Perfectly prepared eggs Benedict topped off the meal. I had a complimentary bloody Mary - perfect! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Food was just ok. Fixed price menu is relatively cheap but on the other hand you get what you pay for. Wine list extensive but also expensive. "
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "This is a great place for dinner for 2 if you get a booth, but I would not return for lunch, especially in a large group. We were a party of 5 and requested the side room, thinking it would be quieter, but we really could not hear one another, the noise level ruins whatever else is good about Brasserie."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "Brunch prix fixe was an exceptional value. Service was excellent and accommodating. Substitutions were allowed. Drinks were not watered down."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "I love going to the Brasserie, the look is clean, great for a business lunch. The food is always very good, and prices are not out of control."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Out First time to Brasserie and enjoyed it. Modern sleek decor. Food was fine for brunch. Service was average at best. Server was not overly attentive. I would however return."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Brasserie is an attractive setting in a great location. It manages to turn out great quantities of good food at an astonishing fast and effecirient pace. My recent experience suggested that high quality service takes a back seat to moving guests through the restaurant efficiently. Not a bad thing when your there for a lunch meeting but it can leave you feeling cold and somewhat unloved. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "While this is not The Brasserie of old that was open 24/7 this is a very good replacement."
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Excellent restaurant and experience all the way around. We met with a friend from London who was in NYC for a business meeting and it was definitely the place where all power brokers go for breakfast to start their day. Delicious breakfast, great service, gets very busy right away, and it is possible to have a private conversation in a full room!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "Everything was perfectly executed, from the snails, to the fish and the fries."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "We always love this place, fun, good food, a tad expensive at the end but oh well, cheapter than a ticket to Paris"
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "The food was great, the service good but there were little quirks. When I asked if I could have toast with my eggs, the waiter replied "sure all the toast you want". He never mentioned it was an additional $4.50 for one piece of toast. The same with tea instead of the mimosa on the menu. Don't mind paying for what I want but I feel like I was tricked. And too bad because it's a wonderful restaurant."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "In all cases we have visited Brasserie we haven't been disappointed. The food is always delicious, the vegetables are fresh, and all dishes are well presented. The staff is very friendly and make you feel at home."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Always to best place to go, when you want delicious food with an old friend. A great place for late dining, as they're open late every night, with a full kitchen. As you walk down the steps into the center of a dining room, you'll feel like a movie star, as all eyes will be on you...LITERALLY! They capture distorted images as you decens, and play them on the monitors above the bar! GREAT fun!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Had a lovely dinner there after matinee. Appetizers and dessert were good. I had the duck confit, which I thought could have been better. The service was fabulous!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food continues to impress with its quality and understated imagination. On a recent visit the mustard-crusted trout was a standout, and a decent value paired with a glass of Loire Valley wine for $30. Great standbys include the frisee au lardons and the lobster bisque, both among the best around. Service is competent though some of the servers could do with just a bit more personal connection to the table, as the service can feel a little transactional. Overall though, a really solid place and will keep coming back for more. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Everything about our dining experience was in the plus column. The menu offered a number of dishes we don't often see and the ones we tried were very good. The servers were attentive and helpful. Our waitress was superb. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Food was fantastic. Very loud and difficult to carry on a conversation. "
    Dined on 5/13/2014