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Ça Va Brasserie by Todd English
Ça Va Brasserie by Todd English

Ça Va Brasserie by Todd English Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cavatoddenglish.com
  • Phone: (212) 803-4545
  • Hours of Operation: Brasserie

    Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am

    Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

    Lunch: Monday to Saturday: 11:00am - 5:00pm

    Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

    Bar and Lounge: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am-1:00am,
    Sunday: 12:00pm-1:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary French
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events & Promotions: Ça Va’s private dining room offers a selection of Todd English’s most popular brasserie creations, as well as custom menus, artfully presented and served by a gracious staff. The private dining room, which is divisible into three, is the perfect venue to host your event. Whether hosting an intimate power meeting or a large group for a special occasion, the backdrop of the sophisticated garden is an oasis from the bustling city streets. This unique and flexible design provides guests the ability to customize any special event.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 44th Street and 8th Avenue
  • Public Transit: A, C & E trains to 42nd Street-Port Authority.
    1 & 2 trains to Times Square
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Conveniently located steps from several parking lots.
A word from Ça Va Brasserie by Todd English
World-renowned Chef Todd English's newest restaurant concept, Ça Va, is located in the heart of
New York City's Theater district. Ça Va is a modern twist on the traditional brasserie serving
breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a Pre-Theater dining menu.
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Diner Reviews
  • "Although we when there for Restaurant Week, and the Price Fixed menu was just fine, we were so tempted that we ordered a la carte dishes that we never saw elsewhere, and they were great.They included steak tartar with marrow served in a sliced femur bone and a sliced cinnamon roasted duck with a generous portion of foie gras. Words cannot describe. Waiter Jordan was perfect, with his knowledge of wine and beer"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "I realize they have an ebb and flow with the theater crowd, but we stayed past the first show time, and the place became dead. Thus I would have expected closer attention to our table, like ensuring we had enough bread. Boullibase was excellent, hight recommend it, as was the bone marrow/beef tartar app. And they are right across the street from Birdland's."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Good night, food excellent, server great but busboys need more training!"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "We celebrated my husbands birthday with dinner at CaVa followed by theater. The staff was very welcoming, the food was both delicious and served in a timely manner, and CaVa provided a beautiful dessert plate with birthday wishes. The manager even stopped at the table to thank us for celebrating at CaVa. We highly recommend CaVa."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Went this past Friday with 2 friends from out of town. We all ate the same thing off the Restaurant Week menu. We started with escargot. It looked beautiful and tasted good but not a big portion even for an appetizer. There were 4 snails, two in their shells and two not. For our entree we had the beef medallions served with mashed potatoes and mushrooms. It was cooked perfectly and this too looked beautiful. The desert was a vanilla bread pudding served with a cream cheese ice cream, and a huckleberry and rhubarb sauce. We all thought the sauce was too tart but enjoyed the pudding and ice cream still felt the portion could have been a bit larger. As this was during restaurant week the three courses were only $38 so very good deal."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Had lunch here before a matinee. Service was very cordial and attentive, really delightful. Food was good but nothing out of the ordinary. I don't think this is the spot for a special occasion, but for a pre or post show meal, this spot is convenient and a good bet."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We went to Ca Va for pre theater lunch. We had never been there so we were pleasantly surprised at the excellent service and freshness and quality of the food. We will definitely be going there again."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Food was excellent (I had the duck...it was to die for!) and the service was perfect! Nice atmosphere and convenient to Theatre District."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I thought the food and menu selection were just OK. Probably will not return. Much better restaurants in NYC."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Good as always though service a bit slow. We are going back Friday."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The reason why we chose this restaurant was because it was close to the Broadway Theatres. They do have a 3 course price fixe option. The food was okay but considering it has Todd English's name on it and it is located in the Intercontinental Hotel, I was expecting better. Our reservations were between lunch and dinner and the restaurant was very quiet. Despite the lack of diners, the service was not very attentive. The food was only average. The mushroom risotto I chose was too salty and rich for my taste. The portions sizes were however generous. I would only recommend this restaurant if one was looking for a place that was close to the Al Hirschfield Theatre."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Good location for many theaters. Nice lounge if you wish to hang out before dinner. Excellent escargot appetizer, Is certainly enough for two and could serve as an entree if you aren't really hungry. MY wife had the mussels and they were great and more than we could eat. My scallops were a bit over done and the hash browns were a bit on the soggy side, but all flavors were great. From what we could see most of the portions were very generous so watch when ordering. Wine list a bit pricey, I suggest a cocktail. Nice spot and would return."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "When in New York City we stay at the Intercontinental for the great location and because Ca Va Brasserie is there. The food never disappoints, always innovative, traditional French food with a a new edge attitude. Beautifully presented with just the right balance of texture and taste that tantalizes the senses. We have eaten there for breakfast, brunch, lunch, pre-theater, and dinner...not a single time have we left disappointed. The morning crowd is family oriented but I would say the evenings are more for adults as the business crowd comes in after work as well as those gathering for a drink and a quick bite before a Broadway show. Always a good idea to make reservations...you won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We are always pleased when dining here. The kitchen constantly surprises in a very pleasing way. Add to that the fantastic pre-fixe menu always available and this is a west side eatery hard to beat."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Have dined here 5 times over 3 years - constantly delicious food. Wonderful cocktails. Portions are a little small and prices may be considered high but personally I think the food is well worth it."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "World Cup soccer made conversation difficult in bar/restaurant area. Cocktails at the lounge very good and atmosphere much less frenetic."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "When looking for a place to make a last minute reservation for a pre-theater dinner, we found Ca Va to be available, and were surprised at the fact that it was so empty. It's a beautiful spot, menu with a variety of choices, and conveniently located just west of 8th Avenue. Being Todd English fans, we knew it would be a good choice, and we were not disappointed. For a quick meal, we shared a salad, and they brought out 2 beautfully arranged salads for us. Even the roast chicken I ordered because I loved the accompaniment, was excellent. Will certainly come here again."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Info implies it serves breakfast; it doesn't. It provides a really poor excuse of a buffet. Do not go there; go to any of the other breakfast places in the neighborhood. Also, you'll be able to feed 4 for the price of one buffet charge. Overpriced and inedible to boot."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Food and service was mediocre and menu choices were rather limited. Ambiance is nice though."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "My second visit...this time for dinner...last time for brunch. Still excelkent in every way. ...Chilean Bass....exquisite. great helpf Yuri l service and just lively enough..."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "The food at Ca Va Brasserie is so good that I want to go again even if I DON"T have theater tickets! My beet carpaccio was delicious as was my gnocchi. The flavors were bright and clean."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Good proximity for theaters. Cavernous, noisy. Definitely a tourist spot. Not what we expected from a Todd English establishment."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "We arrived an hour earlier than our reservation, at 4:30, in time to watch the soccer game - US vs Belgium - and we were seated at a table where we had drinks and were able to watch the game. At 5:30, we ordered our dinner in order to be ready for the 7:00 show. We ordered the sea bass and salmon, both delicious! The dessert, a plum tart, was outstanding. This is a definite find, lovely ambiance, service, and delicious food."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "I had high expectations for ca va, but left feeling unimpressed. It's an average food experience with average dishes dressed up as something special. The flavors just don't live up to the Todd English name."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Food is not good, very basic and generic, but prices are not."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Food was good and service was efficient. Location is excellent for going to the theater and having a nice meal. The noise level was a bit high."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Close to theaters - a great spot for pre or after the shoe dinners. Good value"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Food was mediocre at best. I ordered an octopus appetizer and the host/manger came over to ask how I was enjoying it because it was it's first night on the menu. I responded that I thought it was tough, over salted, and over seasoned. I only commented because he asked about the dish. Up until then, I was enjoying the restaurant and was just disappointed with this appetizer. What made the experience more negative was the reaction of the host/manager. Basically no reaction, just a smirk as he walked away from our table. My feeling is that if you don't care what your guest thinks, don't ask."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "normally I love this place, but last night I ordered salmon and it actually was hot in some areas and cold in others...it definitely was microwaved...."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Had a delicious lunch. Service was very attentive and prompt. Did not feel pressure to eat and get to the theater."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "No surprises. Nothing special. The food was acceptable however the restaurant had a very courteous wait staff. Convenient location in the theater district."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Great service and awesome food. I had to plan a fun night out for clients and Ca Va Brasserie came through for me. Thank you!"
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Not an "amazing" lunch, but really solid menu and nice waitstaff and good food."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "Well designed restaurant that has a great menu that changes regularly and has good comfort food with a unique twist. The restaurant makes you feel special."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Steak was good. Service was ok. However, if they state that they do take out (we had an emergency and didn't want to cancel on our reservation causing loss to restaurant) they need to include all the amenities...fork, knife, napkins, so people don't have to eat with their hands!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I have to say, it was a real beauty to find this place. The food was amazing. I could care less about the price. The staff was attentive and friendly. A must eat for pre or post dinner for a Broadway show. I will come back to dinner another time."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "A neighborhood gem!!! Sandwiched and salads were perfect. The chicken breast sandwich was lite and wonderful, full of great flavors. A perfect answer to a hot day. Food was presented in a timely matter and one is not rushed. Size of meals is ideal."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Our table was unavailable until 7 for a 6:30 reservation. Brian, the manager, apologized profusely as we waited and offered a round of drinks. Had he not compensated us in some way for their overbooking, we would never return. Brian came by repeatedly, but unobtrusively, to check on us. He delivered a tray of desserts gratis. Waiter was attentive, competent, friendly, relaxed and upbeat. The hostess was warm, smiling, and apologetic. Dinners delicious and artistically plated. My grilled octopus and sautéed mushrooms (both appetizers) were luscious. Prosecco by the glass was dry and fresh. We will definitely return because we were treated with respect for our time. My water glass was refilled quickly and the bread was delicious."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Much better than my first visit last year. Stopped for pre-theater dinner (opens at 5PM) - dined solo with dessert at a comfortable pace and was out in plenty of time for my 7PM show. Excellent Beet Carpaccio (red and golden beets) followed by sea bass over wilted greens. Ice cream assortment for dessert and an espresso. My only complaint was that the greens has enough red pepper flakes in it to over-power the wonderful fish (and my wine). I just ate around the greens. I'll go back."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Went for pre-theater and found the food to be very average at best."
    Dined on 6/11/2014