Casimir & Co
Casimir & Co

Casimir & Co

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.casimirnyc.com/
  • Phone: 2128796190
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Wine Bar, French
  • Executive Chef: Richard Krause
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Contact: Sidonie 2128796190

Getting there

  • Cross Street: East 73rd Street
  • Public Transit: 6 train to 77th Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on the street and in surrounding public lots.
A word from Casimir & Co
Casimir & Co will transport diners from the streets of Manhattan to a Parisian bistro clad with rustic wood finishing on the walls, an open kitchen with tempting charcuterie hanging in the window, and daily menus listed on chalk boards. The full service bar is located on the street level with a few high-top tables, and the L-shaped dining room is on the second level surrounded by large windows overlooking Lexington Avenue. Dishes will be rooted in simple and traditionally satisfying bistro fare. The seasonal and affordable menu will rotate daily for lunch, dinner and brunch offering diners a new experience every day.Signature items will remain on the menu, such as the house’s signature dish L'Entrecôte Casimir & Co, a grass fed NY Strip served on a wooden board with a "secret" sauce and homemade frites for a bargain $22.
In addition to an outstanding menu, the restaurant also offers a wine and mixology bar on the main floor and outdoor seating for beautiful summers on the patio.
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Casimir & Co reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since June 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.4
  • Food3.7
    Service3.2
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (17)great for outdoor dining (15)great for lunch (8)great for brunch (6)kid-friendly (6)romantic (4)fit for foodies (4)late-night find (2)scenic view (2)vibrant bar scene (1)good for groups (1)special occasion (1)Show More
  • off night
    daveVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    have been to this place more than a dozen times. but last night was just horrible all around. the service was probably the worst i've had in NY in 10 years. will give it another shot sometime because its typically good, but this was a pretty painful experience.
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  • Good addition to Lex Ave
    newyorker10021VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Outdoor dining is nice. Had lunch there, My omelet was perfect, came with fries or salad. $14. Well priced for that 'hood.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Return visit
    moorea11
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Did not disappoint. Returned after visiting during restaurant week. Will return again.
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    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Closed
    Tutur
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    It was closed. It should not be possible to book it when it is closed.
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  • Popeechi
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Casimir is a great neighborhood spot where you can relax with good food and have a conversation without being drowned out by noise.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Nice in summer
    Nancy5VIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    We sat outside and enjoyed a lovely lunch. Great menu.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bistro on Lex
    UesSus
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Love dining outside @ french bistros, so really looking forward to coming to this spot in our new hood -- my first time. Came a little early for our 5 pm Sunday reservation, and the service was pretty bad (just like in a cafe in Paris!)...had to ask twice for ice, had to remind the wait people to bring the cheese board. However, the frise salad, and entrecote were quite good. Mussels were not terrific, but is WAS Sunday and to quote Tony Bourdain, probably unwise to order that particular item on Sunday! I'll be back, hoping the service will improve.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst service imagineable
    frequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    Our waiter's initial appearance was with pad in hand, asking if we were ready to order. No specials overview, no taking drink orders. Once drinks had been requested, he remained with pad in hand, awaiting our order. We had barely seen the menu. The restaurant should not take 8 pm reservations if it doesn't want the business. Water glasses were never refilled without long-delayed requests, food was not cooked to order and not fixed when sent back, long (25-35- minute) waits ensued between dinner and dessert ordering and we had to go looking for our check when we were abandoned after coffee/tea - there was no one else on the second floor at the time, so the waiter wasn't busy elsewhere. A truly disappointing, almost bizarre, experience.
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  • FROGGY
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Food is good, atmosphere perfect for a summer day and I continue to go back because it's very relaxed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 22 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 65 reviews are from the Casimir & Co reviews archive.
  • Good neighborhood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    This is a nice neighborhood restaurant where it is possible to carry on a conversation. The endive salad was very good and friends who had the branzino liked it very much. It was filleted and came with bright green beans. The duck confit, however, was not so good. Very soggy fatty skin and served with very greasy roast potatoes. Service was very friendly and accommodating, even if we did need to ask for a separate dish to divide the salad.
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  • Freshies
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Date night with the GF - proved to be worth it. Good food, not crowded and easy layout on 2nd floor. 1st Floor bar is a little tight.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good for a neighborhood restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    The restaurant was nice. Nothing great. It is ok for a casual mean
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Easter Brunch
    Laurar
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We had six people for Easter Brunch and had a beautiful upstairs table with views of the avenue and the flowering trees. The french bistro food was wonderful and the service was really helpful ( they switched our table twice to give us exactly what our finicky group required). A definite find-- will return when it warms up just a bit and dine at their sidewalk cafe.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Giorgio
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Food is here is really good. They have a nice brunch menu selection which include coffee and 1 drink.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good enough
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    The is a pleasant place and one of the few where it is possible to hold a conversation. This is a rarity and a big plus. The food is not bad or overpriced, just not great. Soup was cold, artichoke over cooked and the confit of duck adequate. The fish baked in salt seemed a winner and was enjoyed, the steak frites okay. I would definitely go back because good enough food in a quiet surrounding is not easy to find. The dessert choices were very appealing and I wished we had ordered at least one to share.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious lunch
    DanielleVIP
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    We had a delicious lunch. The burger and croque Monsieur were excellent. Would definitely go back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Très bon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    Very nice discovering in NYC. Party of 4, with 4 different choices (loup de mer, agneau, moules et steak). Everything was delicious. Including the wine, which is not always the case in town. Perhaps the only thing to improve a little bit were the escargots, and the price for the sparkling water (Badoit, c'est vrai...). But, beyond this, excellent place, nice atmosphere, great service, not too noisy and central, cozy, delicious
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything is great!
    BetsyL
    Dined on 11/25/2013
    Our second time there and we have tried several things on the menu. Everything has been superb!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it! Great food and atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    I visited this place a long time ago when it was a slightly more formal French restaurant. My husband and I visited again and it was a little more casual but just as wonderful. Had a great time!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice Little Bistro
    PhilGVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Great place in the neighborhood and the food and ambiance are so comforting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, scenic view, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Terrific French bistro
    MericVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2013
    Wonderful atmosphere..chairs a bit hard..but the love of food is everywhere..limited but fabulous menu..Freshness throughout..good wines.prices reasonable..authentic bistro feel. Yummy......
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    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very very noisy alfresco dining
    ninaVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Lexington Ave is deafening - especially on weekday Cute b/c it's 'cafe/bistro' - but I wouldn't go for dinner - or subject a big guy to sit on those tiny chairs
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Limited Menu
    aida
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    This was one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants for a casual lunch or dinner. The new owners have significant changed the menu and we found it difficult to find something to eat for lunch as the menu is more appropriate for dinner. There were only 2 sandwich choices = hamburger and croques monsieur. Omelettes would be a good addition.
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  • Welcome to UES
    CarlyD58
    Dined on 10/13/2013
    Love Casimir downtown so was thrilled to see them venture uptown. They've hit all the right notes with this move. Welcome to the neighborhood!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch!
    SarahVIP
    Dined on 10/6/2013
    A group of 6 of us enjoyed brunch here after having run a race that morning in Central Park. We had made a reservation, and had been looking for a reasonably priced, not-stuffy place for a bunch of sweaty girls to enjoy some well deserved food after a long run. The staff was attentive and the food was delicious. Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch
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  • warm local spot
    SelectiveVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2013
    warm atmosphere, attentive and accommodating service, food was very enjoyable, tasty
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bottomless brunch
    luv2brunchVIP
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    Mimosas and eggs florentine were amazing. Staff were friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hit or miss
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    I've had fantastic dishes there ! And other times just okay
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    MontanaVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    The food was on point in all aspects. However the service was overbearing when we wanted to be left alone to look at the menu but then when we were ready to order or had questions, there was no one to be found. We were asked about ordering wine several times when we had made it clear that we wanted to decide on our food first and were given exasperated looks every time. It was a little off-putting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I've been here twice. The
    bethVIP
    Dined on 9/10/2013
    I've been here twice. The first time we ate outside and it was a lovely evening with good service. The food is bistro style and done effectively, but nothing brilliant. It's good, not great and portions are restrained which I think is good. Bread is good. The second time it was packed and we were seated upstairs. The service left something to be desired and we waited FOREVER for our mains, it was insane. And we were cranky when we received them. The kitchen couldn't cope. However the salmon was delicious. But not worth that long a wait.
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    neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Dinner
    DotchompsbrotherVIP
    Dined on 9/9/2013
    We loved the fact that the ingredients included organic chicken and grass-fed beef, rare in our experience for a brasserie. Somewhat in French style the wine list had no vintages, though the value was quite good relative to most restaurants, particularly in light of the fact that the bottles we got had decent age behind them at reasonable prices. The bread was homemade and though bland, not bad. We liked the French waiter. The artichoke was over-steamed, and the dipping sauce was like a bad over sated knorr. The Grass Fed steak was very reasonably priced and perhaps thats why it was so thin, as though our 1 year old could have eaten it. The accompanying frites were greasy and not well done, in the figurative sense. Profiterole eh.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent French food
    FriedaW
    Dined on 8/27/2013
    Very impressed with the food. Service was outstanding. If the food is consistently as good, I would rate them even higher.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Food was delicious and affordable.
    Klar
    Dined on 8/23/2013
    Food was delicious and affordable. Great to have in the neighborhood! I have already recommended it .
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • wonderful experience. service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    wonderful experience. service was very attentive. experience was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was dissapoitning. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    Food was dissapoitning. The sister reasturant is better.
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  • Best french food on the UES
    gbacVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    Finally an authentic , delicious ,french restaurant at a reasonable price on the Upper East side Best steak tartare in NY delicious Steak with secret sauce unbelievable heart of palm pasta , the most innovative dish i encountered in the last 10 years
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Avoid at all costs
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    Marginal food, poorly trained staff, and pompous management/ownership. This won't cut it uptown.
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  • Great new place, but........
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    Terrific addition to neighborhood. Food very good and prices very reasonable. Lot of attitude from the young hostess and even more fom asst manager, Julian. They'll never get repeat business if not more friendly.
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    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • less than i expected.
    UppereastVIP
    Dined on 6/17/2013
    Grumpy wait staff and on top of you every moment to push something. Place is pretty. Food was very mediocre at best.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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  • Excellent food, service was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    Excellent food, service was terrific including arranging a table outside for 3. Assiette charcutrie great for sharing, only time I've seen real rillette in NY.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate