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

Ça Va Brasserie by Todd English

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cavatoddenglish.com/
  • Phone: 2128034545x
  • 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: 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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Ça Va Brasserie by Todd English reviews from OpenTable diners
218 reviews since May 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.1
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (102)special occasion (65)great for lunch (52)neighborhood gem (51)good for groups (43)romantic (43)great for brunch (41)vibrant bar scene (41)notable wine list (23)late-night find (18)hot spot (10)kid-friendly (6)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Ok but not great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    This was my second visit it was disappointing. The food was nothing special - and the service was ok. It's convenient to my office but not sure I'll be going back.
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  • Sushi but more
    RH13VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Loads of fun. Every dish our group ordered (and we ordered lots of them) was terrific. Great cocktails. Wonderful sake offerings. We had every dessert on the menu and one was better than the next.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OysterponderVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Reminds us of hotel restaurants in the 60s------uniformly bad.
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  • Good for pre-theater
    EVFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Had a very nice lunch before a matinee on Broadway. Very reasonably priced prix-fixe lunch, as well as a wide selection of a la carte choices. Had a delicious ABCLT sandwich (avocado, bacon, chicken, lettuce and tomato). Friendly service. Delicious, warm bread served. Worth a visit, for sure.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time's the Charm
    MysteryDiners
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Tried Ca Va for the 1st time after a Sun matinee theatre performance. My husband & I really enjoyed our early dinner. Service was great. Our meal was delicious. We both had appetizers, entrees, desserts & drinks. I had the bone marrow app. Pete had the charcuterie. I had the lamb entree & Pete had the salmon. The portions were generous, the food was delicious & the plates were beautiful. My lamb was cooked as I requested med-rare. We were quite full so I ordered a latte & sorbet for dessert. Pete had espresso & ice cream. I had wine with dinner. Pete had tap beer. There was nothing we didn't like. Everything was served nicely by attentive staff. The price is upscale. We paid just under $200 with tip. It was worth it for a great dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    Abbie
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great service and excellent food. Had a good dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ca Va
    IrisH
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Went for restaurant week. Food was great, excellent service, it was nice that they allowed you to substitute a glass of wine for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Ideal for a pre theater dinner...food was great and our waiter was especially good, informed and amiable. We had a full meal and were done in ample time. Only negative are the number of bathrooms --2-- for such a large restaurant so just plan ahead.
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  • Still Great!!
    JoanW
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I haven't been here for a while, so i was really pleased to find the quality is still there. We came for Restaurant Week. I had the escargot, beef tournadoes and bread pudding. All were excellent. We will not wait so long to return. It was my friend's first visit and she can't wait to bring her husband. Truly wonderful flavors, presentation and service. You will not be disappointed, go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    Ive had brunch here several times and it has always been delicious. This was my second time for dinner and I was not as pleased. I will come back but only for brunch. I had fish and my two dinner partners had steak. We thought the food was just OK. The service however was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience
    ColleenVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We went here due to it's convenience to the theatre, and it happened to be during Restaurant Week. Their Restaurant Week menu selections were great! The gazpacho was delicious, and the halibut was fantastic. It really was the perfect summer dish, with an heirloom tomato and arugula salad. Our table had no complaints whatsoever about the food. Our waiter was great. He offered excellent service, and when he knew we had to rush to get out for a show, he was incredibly prompt with our coffee and dessert. The style of the restaurant was very modern, but warm feeling, and there was a great bar area with couches and club chairs. Overall the experience was wonderful, and we will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful..
    Freckles
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food was delicious, the presentation superb and the waiter was very attentitive. The restaurant is very handsomely designed and a needed change from the other restaurants in the area, albeit, it is in a hotel.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good brunch in the theatre district
    toblis
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Both my friend and I enjoyed the brunch and lunch . The food was presented in a lovely fashion and the food was good. The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • pre theater lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    had lunch before seeing a show and my guest and I loved the croque madame and the banana nut bread french toast. Service was attentive but not intrusive, coffee was delicious - no complaints whatsoever. I would definitely come back
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    It was great to have a basket of gluten-free bread at our table - thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice!
    chow
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Ça Va was highly accommodating towards my group of nine people, and the service was prompt, courteous, and extremely helpful. I originally was worried about how things would run that night—I was in charge of both dinner and theatre plans, for relatives visiting from out of the country. But Ça Va's staff took the initiative to reach out to me and gave me assurance that the night would go well. I know that for some places, service tends to suffer during Restaurant Week, but it was not the case here. The pace of the entire course of dinner was comfortable. Food was wonderful, ambiance was perfect, and everyone enjoyed the experience. I would definitely consider bringing others here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CA VA Brasserie
    MaruzellaVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    This is our third visit to this restaurant and the food is just consistently delicious! Beautiful presentation of every plate and the service is always attentive and friendly. We will be abck !
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ridiculously Rude
    njalison
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    If you don't want guests to make reservations at 4PM, don't allow them to do so on Open Table. Due to my own schedule, I made a reservation at 4PM. I was greeted by the hostess with a look like I had two heads, informed that she hoped I didn't expect the dinner menu, and then, as we were seated, FURTHER informed that she hoped I realized they needed the table by 5PM. The food was mediocre and the service sub-par, though it was cheerful and prompt, the server clearly did not have the "time" for us to do anything like tell us what was on the charcuterie platter or anything similar. I would NOT be returning there, and would not recommend others to go there. One outstanding thing: the pommes frites were fabulous.
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  • craig
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Excellent food, not bothered for time. Chicken confit was amazing
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great theater restaurant
    luvs2dineout
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Found it looking for a Restaurant Week restaurant close to Second Stage Theatre. Great find! Elegant décor, relatively quiet so good for conversation. Beautiful presentation of delicious food. And a particularly great value during restaurant week but we'll go back the next time we have tickets at Second Stage. Thoughful service that evening. My husband was stuck in the Lincoln Tunnel helix but I was able to order his meal for him. They brought our appetizers (his was a delicious gazpacho) but our server held back from putting our main course on the grill until all four of us were at the table. So the food was served perfectly - and we still had plenty of time to make an early curtain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ladd
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Always a pleasure dining here. The service is outstanding, and the personnel is always accommodating.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Nickname
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    The offering for the restaurant week menu was superb. The food was artistically prepared. The gazpacho was the best I've had. Every dish was unique and totally unexpected, but oh so good, way above the norm . We have participated in the Dine about Town in San Francisco for ten years but the quality and the offering have deteriorated to the extent that we are no longer interested. However, if this meal is indicative of the other New York restaurant's offering, we will definitely go back and try several others before heading back home to San Francisco. Kudos to Todd English. We look forward to returning for another great dining experience
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    fit for foodies
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  • Consistently Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    This is my 5th or 6th time at Ca Va and each time has been an amazing experience. The food is consistently superb and the wait staff is knowledgeable and very attentive without being over bearing. Love it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Would try it again.
    trex
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Had the Saturday night prime rib special-delicious and perfectly cooked. Sea bass was lacking in moistness and flavor. Skip the salad. Enjoyed the evening out with friends.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Vacation Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This is a great place to have nice dinner. Service was great, the decor was awesome.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    okraprof
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Ça Va Brasserie was a great choice during our Restaurant Week getaway to the city. Excellent location in the theater district. While we ordered from the Restaurant Week menu, the preparation certainly did not suffer. Delicious food and generous portions served by friendly, attentive staff.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food Is OK in Restaurant Week Menu
    sammo3000VIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I came here for dinner with my friends. We ordered the food from the Restaurant Week Menu - The entree beef medallions are good, but the Appetizers and the Desserts were so disappointed. I suggest that choose a glass of our Sommelier Wine Selection instead of a dessert for free charge. Services were a little slow.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    excellent service! Food was well prepared and waiters were very helpful in suggestions for choosing the best meals for the prefixe menu
    Special Features:
    late-night find
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I had items from the restaurant week menu which were good. My husband ordered off the regular menu - the grilled octopus was delicious but the chicken was tasteless. The presentation on all dishes was great but the food was ok...will not be going back there. Our table was right on top of the 2 tables next to us on either side.
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  • Good food and ambience, but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    I generally don't write restaurant reviews. In this case, however, I feel compelled. I came for an early dinner with a friend on a Wednesday. The restaurant is open, vibrant, clean and modern, and the food is very good. I would recommend this place to others, HOWEVER, and this should never be an issue, but in this case it is, there are only 2 individual, unisex bathrooms for the entire restaurant! And this includes what appears to be an active bar scene. The lines were long to use the facilities during our entire visit, in fact my guest came back once because the line was too long. This should not happen at a place like this, and it unfortunately brought the experience down to AVERAGE from VERY GOOD.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ca Va
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    My friend loves the Chicken Paillard. I had the Le Panini, short rib heaven!!! it melted in your mouth. Ca Va is our place to go when we come in for a play.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Post Theater Dining
    Lorin
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I picked the restaurant for three reasons; 1. Location close to theater. 2. Guests requested a French restaurant. 3. It was offering a "restaurant week" pre-fix dinner. We were all pleased with the service the food and not so impressed with the modern atmosphere and noisy music from the bar. The Tornandos were amazing and the portions were generous. The fish was very well presented and our guest reported it was excellent. The Risotto was less impressive and could have used an extra something. The deserts, a bread pudding with ice cream and cookie plate were very good and well presented. The staff also brought a special birthday tribute to one of our guests, without being reminded. A nice touch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Theater District Gem
    mikefromnycVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    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
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Restaurant Week
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Food was great - choices were good. I think they should have had different choices for dessert but that's really here nor there.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch
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  • More attentive Service, Please
    PrivateCitizen
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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  • CTFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Good night, food excellent, server great but busboys need more training!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Pre-Theater Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    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.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Restaurant Week Dinner
    CarolmicVIP
    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.
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    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • pre-theatre lunch
    JBCinSD
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Ecellent spot for a pre-theatre lunch or dinner. Every course was outstanding and service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great location for theater meal
    Mle642
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic