Cherche Midi
Cherche Midi

Cherche Midi

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://cherchemidiny.com/
  • Phone: 212 226 3055x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Monday through Saturday from 5:30pm to 11pm (last reservation at 10:45)
    Supper Monday through Saturday from 11pm to 12am
    Dinner Sunday from 5:30pm to 11pm (Last reservation at 10:30pm)

    We will begin serving Lunch on Wednesday, September 10th and Brunch on Saturday, September 13th! Lunch will be served from 12pm to 3:30pm (Last reservation at 3pm) Wednesday through Friday and Brunch will be served from 11am to 3:30pm (Last reservation at 3pm) on Saturday and Sundays.

  • Payment Options:
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, French
  • Executive Chef: Shane McBride and Daniel Parilla
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Houston and Prince
  • Public Transit: F to Second Avenue
  • Parking: No
A word from Cherche Midi
We are currently booking reservations up to 14 days in advance.
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Cherche Midi reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (49)hot spot (42)neighborhood gem (32)special occasion (23)romantic (19)good for groups (15)vibrant bar scene (15)great for brunch (8)notable wine list (8)great for lunch (7)late-night find (7)kid-friendly (1)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Incredible
    Aphoward
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Only in NYC for two nights we took considerable care in choosing restaurants during our trip. This restaurant was a slam dunk on all fronts! Not a resturant for those seeking a quiet, intimate meal. Otherwise you can't go wrong.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    a cross between Balthazaar and Pastis with the same of-the-moment buzz they had. Food quite good and service excellent. The staff was attentive and made us feel welcome even tho we were at least 30 years older than the other patrons.would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fine If You Are In The Neighborhood
    EjayVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    The place was trying to be very retro in décor, and may have taken it too far. Looked shabby; rickety furniture. The staff was very professional, and looked after every need before we even had to call them over. The beef in my steak frites was far better than I have had anywhere, but my heirloom tomato salad was downright mushy and uninteresting. The frogs legs, a bit greasy. My friend's muscles looked excellent and he enjoyed them. So not worth a long trip from elsewhere, but I would give it another chance if I were in the vicinity and could get in.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Very good frogs legs, excellent ribeye burger, amazing cheese desert course, vibrant atmosphere, prompt server
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The newest
    Kiffi
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Hot spot in NYC! The new Cherche Midi you can go with your eyes closed. Because it belongs by the same owner of Balthazar, the iconic french restaurant at Soho!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great evening
    EVFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    This was our fourth time eating here, and we keep finding new, wonderful things on the menu. The steak frites was absolutely great - the steak was perfectly medium rare (as ordered), tender and flavorful. It was the first visit for our friends who joined us, and they were wowed. They raved about the salmon and whole daurade main courses, and we all loved the side of cauliflower, which must be the largest portion we've ever seen. Service was friendly and professional. For dessert, don't miss the ile flottante (which you don't often find on New York's restaurant menus) and the chocolate espresso pot de creme. Really worth a visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great new neighborhood restaurant
    Cyndy
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I saw photos on @eatingnyc and thought of trying it right away! It didn't disappoint! A must go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was amazing
    ricanprincess
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Literally everything we had was amazing, and we had a couple of picky eaters in the group. Would definitely recommend as they have something for everyone and it's all high quality. The ile flottante was especially delicious - my favorite dessert ever.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just 'Meh,' But Worth a Second Try
    EatToLiveVIP
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Maybe my expectations were too high, but I was not overly impressed with the overall experience at Mr. McNally's new restaurant. The service felt quite rushed and the prime rib burger was was not exceptional --- although the fries were some of the best I've had. Cocktails were quite inventive, but tasted watered down. On the plus side, I like that they did not cram in too many tables in the former Pulino's space. However, I would give it another try as the negatives can be attributed to new restaurant teething problems.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs time Food is good
    CustomerVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    They had 50 waiters running around to no avail service was spotty and kitchen was confused manager was not knowledgable on wine list should improve
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • As expected
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    i was a big fan of Pulino's, and after dining at Cherche Midi i was not disappointed. From the seared foie gras, to the Frogs' legs as appetizers, and from the Crozes Hermitage to the burger and the filet Mignon, everything was great. Service is attentive and knowledgeable. the Maitre D' was everywhere, bus boys and runners were friendly and always willing to help. Awesome...just go
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This restaurant is amazing just to sit in. The food is fantastic and the atmosphere is great. Highly recommended especially for a special occasion!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very good Dining
    Louis
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    it was a true culinary experience. The menu proposed a real treat: I still remember the delicious " summer beans " which provided a great introduction. The lamb was in line with my expectations but its accompaniment of braised beef added to the experience! An courteous service, also with humor, was efficient and pleasant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice little sister of Balthazar
    Wannes
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Nice newcomer at The Bowery. Lovely retro setting, friendly and impeccable service (even wine ordered by the glass can be tasted) and good food. Cherche Midi is quieter than Balthazar and better than Pastis so we'll definitely put it on our list the next time we visit New York.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chacha
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Heard about the restaurant from a friend and decided to try it. We enjoyed are meal, the wait staff was very friendly and helpful in suggesting items from the menu and wine list. Great atmosphere. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another wonderful experience
    EVFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Can't say enough about how enjoyable our meal(s) have been here. The latest on an early summer Sunday evening, with light streaming into the restaurant. Heirloom tomato salad and vegetable/salami crudites as appetizers, the pasta special (with Swiss chard), hamburger and mussels for mains. And the chocolate espresso pot de creme for dessert. An excellent, made-to-order non-alcoholic mint lemonade. And superb service from Kevin, who really added enormously to the overall experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another wonderful experience
    EVFoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Second time here in two weeks. Must mention the amazingly attentive service. My partner had the mussels, which were wonderful. They brought him a bowl for the shells, which was cleared and replaced while we were eating. Par for the course. But when I tasted the mussels and put shells on my bread plate, that was whisked away and replaced, too. Pretty impressive. And the food... Beet appetizer (with brebis cheese and pistachios) off the regular menu, and special melon salad. Fresh and delicious. Amazingly complex flavors. My main course was the salmon with cumin flavored yogurt. An absolutely wonderful combination. Only disappointment was the special dessert-blueberry tart with ginger infused crust. We can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food but extremely noisy!
    Isil
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food and the ambiance in this place is great. However, even though we had a reservation, we still had to wait for an hour. Besides I have never had dinner in such a noisy restaurant. Apparently there is something wrong with the acoustics.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Enjoyed everything we had .we had crab cakes,beet salad,lobster ravioli and of course the French fries.highly recommend this restaurent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fabulous
    Sanssouci165
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Delicious and hip - wait staff attentive and pleasure - winner !
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simply wonderful
    EVFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Every bite was absolutely delicious. Summer bean salad, a crab cake special, the cheeseburger (with great fries) and the daurade. And for dessert, île flottante (a real rarity in New York) and a sublime chocolate espresso pot de crème. Plus delicious bread (and butter). Wonderful, attentive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service with a smile
    DiningWith2VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Is it really worth my time to review a Keith McNally restaurant? In this case, I think it is. The prime rib burger was terrific. I found it even better than the Black Label burger at Minetta Tavern. The foie gras was delicious served just as a seared liver rather than in a terrine. The cheese course was a pleasure but, as true gluttons, we couldn't leave without the souffle which was also excellent. And finally, as a nod to one of the earlier reviews, we also had Kevin as our server and his recommendations for drinks were spot on. He was helpful without being oppressive. It was just an excellent evening. I hope this place sticks around for a long time even though I plan on coming back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Go Meaty.
    webdebnycVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Shane McBride's expertise lies in the more carnivorous options from this restaurant. Some of the salad/seafood offerings are a bit lackluster, but the great dishes are truly great. Go for the fois, the burger, the prime rib, the roasted cauliflower, the souffle. http://followthechefnyc.blogspot.com/2014/07/cherche-midi.html
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • typical mcnally = awesome
    princessnellVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    We happened to be here for dinner on Bastille Day and the place was calm but buzzy - a notable celebrity was at the next table. Service and food were excellent. Decor is standard McNally bistro, with white tiles and warm light. Loved this take on French bistro food - the cold cauliflower soup with caviar (a special, I think) and the burger were stand-outs, but we liked everything we tried. Looking forward to a repeat visit.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • zero complaints! outstanding exp!
    hungrykittyVIP
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    took a friend there to celebrate her bday on her last night in nyc after experiencing some horrible customer service at some of my usually good spots. got lucky with resos and decided to try cherche midi. service was FLAWLESS. food was beautifully prepared and taste was phenomenal. cannot say enough good things and this never happens so had to go out of my way to let the manager know about my experience. our server, Kevin, was attentive (without being disruptive) and was helpful with our selections. will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Balthazaar redux
    MarysDadVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Food is really good and service is terrific. No real must haves on the menu however. Burger was good not great. Chicken good not great. Most memorable for me, oddly, were green market salad with perfect mustardy vinaigrette and super cheese course. Also liked reasonably priced wine options. Thought some of the first course choices in high teens were pricey. Doorman was very unnecessary and sort of odd for casual bistro. Crowd was older reflecting the prices which is another consideration. I'll be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good experience at New Restaurant
    Foodlovers
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    This is a new restaurant in my n eighborhood. The food was excellent as was the service. I wold recommend this restaurant highly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 46 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
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