Gaby Restaurant at Sofitel Luxury Hotel - NY
Gaby Restaurant at Sofitel Luxury Hotel - NY
  • Address:
    44 West 45th Street - Sofitel New York
    Sofitel New York
    New York, NY 10036
    Neighborhood:
    Midtown West
  • Cuisine:
    French
    Price: $31 to $50

Gaby Restaurant at Sofitel Luxury Hotel - NY

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gabynyrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 2127823040
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Sunday to Saturday - 6:00am / 12:00pm

    Lunch: Monday to Friday - 12:00pm / 2:00pm

    Brunch: Saturday to Sunday: 12:00pm / 2:00pm

    Dinner: Sunday to Saturday - 5:00pm / 10:30pm



    Bar Food Selection available from 12:00pm / 11:45pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary European, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Sylvain Harribey
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Events come naturally with more than 6700 sq. ft of meeting and banquet space including Le Grand Paris Ballroom, a spectacular venue with soaring windows that fill the space with natural light. Chef, Sylvain Harribey has created a special menu for your private parties.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between 5th and 6th Avenues
  • Public Transit: Grand Central Station and Times Square-42nd Street are both within two blocks of the restaurant.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking services are available at Sofitel New York, 45 West 44th Street (between 5th and 6th Ave)
A word from Gaby Restaurant at Sofitel Luxury Hotel - NY
Described as one of the top New York French restaurants, Gaby blends classic French cuisine with an American twist. Indulge in our De-Light menu where you will find low calorie three course meals. Can't decided what you want to eat? Try one of our 30-minute meals served Bento Box-style. Accompany your meal with an extensive worldwide wine selection introduces a flight program for you to discover different grape varieties. Our artisanal cheeses and mini desserts creations are the highlights for an after dinner treat. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at this renowned New York dining spot or simply unwind at Gaby Bar .
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Gaby Restaurant at Sofitel Luxury Hotel - NY reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
romantic (7)fit for foodies (7)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (6)special occasion (6)good for groups (5)neighborhood gem (4)vibrant bar scene (2)notable wine list (2)kid-friendly (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Beautiful décor. Great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/14/2009
    Beautiful décor. Great food and very good service.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Was there for lunch. The food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/13/2009
    Was there for lunch. The food was very good. However, the service was just atrocious. The restaurant was only moderately crowded, and I practically had to stand up and wave my arms to get any member of the wait staff to acknowledge our table's presence. That was true in terms of ordering a drink, ordering the meal, getting the check, etc. It was really disgraceful.
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  • Very nice experience at Gaby's.
    LaurieVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2008
    Very nice experience at Gaby's. Seating is generous; tables are widely spaced. Ambiance is average hotel setting. A little noisy because bar is right next to restaurant and was noisy the night we were there. Service is very good. Food overall was very good. Chicken and short ribs entrees were nicely presented and very tasty. Lobster and scallop appetizer very good. This is a good alternative for pretheater dining and we will be back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had a fabulous Thanksgiving
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/27/2008
    We had a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner at Gaby's with out 2 children before heading to Radio City for the Christmas Spectacular. It was the perfect meal. Thanks to everyone at Gaby's for the wonderful food and exceptional service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food and service was great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/8/2008
    Food and service was great! Ambiance was very nice, but could have been a little darker and the music was WAY out of place. Maybe some soft French music might be nicer.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I go to Gaby for business
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/3/2008
    I go to Gaby for business breakfasts all the time. The food is good and the service is OK. The prices are very high, i.e. $65 for breakfast for two --- not enough to stop me, but you would not want to take the whole family.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A good looking restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 10/10/2008
    A good looking restaurant with a notable menu and wine list. However the food fell short. The escargot was overcooked becoming chewy, the lobster bisque was oily. Only 2 of our 4 dishes were good. The special sole in lemon juice - the sole was well cooked with no discernible lemon taste and the goat cheese appetizer which was excellent.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant was quiet for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/3/2008
    The restaurant was quiet for pre theather. The food was good as well as the service. I enjoyed my visit at this place. Not much happening so in earlier dinner hours...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch was very nice. Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/29/2008
    Lunch was very nice. Service was friendly and quick. We went there for a lunch with 6 people and were in and out within an hour. Food was excellent
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We really enjoyed our dinner.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/28/2008
    We really enjoyed our dinner. The service was excellent. The ambiance was relaxed. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for lunch as they have
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/23/2008
    Great for lunch as they have a special 30 minute lunch menu that includes appetizers and dessert. But even if you don't take the 30 minute special and ask to speed it up, they're very accommodating. Atmosphere is comfortable, waitstaff service is superb and food is great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I use it as a business lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/25/2008
    I use it as a business lunch spot - where the food is interesting and light and it is easy to have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good restaurant - good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/19/2008
    good restaurant - good service - perfect for business
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I ate dinner at Gaby's with
    Marlene
    Dined on 8/9/2008
    I ate dinner at Gaby's with two friends with a 6:30 reservation. The restaurant was clean, attractive and quite empty. The food was just okay. My hanger steak was good and flavorful. One person ordered a Salad Nicoise. The tuna was much too salty and she was unable to eat it. They did bring her a new salad. The portions were quite small and the prices were high. The service was just okay as well. At the end of the meal we paid cash and had to wait a very long time for the waiter to return with our change. The lack of customers at that time made us wonder why the service was so slow. We would not return.
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  • A beautiful, quiet restaurant
    NYCDiner
    Dined on 8/6/2008
    A beautiful, quiet restaurant with wonderful service and interesting wines including offerings of "flights" of wines in various categories. Excellent food and service. A rare island of calm near enough the theatre district to make an evening out complete.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Although there was one mistake
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/25/2008
    Although there was one mistake in the order - one person got a different flavor quiche then they ordered, it was immediately corrected and we only had to wait a few minutes. The waiter was very attentive and the clearing of the table was seamless and quiet.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hi there, That food was very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/17/2008
    Hi there, That food was very good. But service was too slow. It took 20 min. to have appetizer. And main lunch came 45 min. after we entered. So, one guest should go back his office for his appointment, not finished his lunch. Thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for a business
    LocalBusinessGuy
    Dined on 7/14/2008
    Great place for a business meeting in a French bistro setting.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Too pricey for the food.
    zippy
    Dined on 7/10/2008
    Too pricey for the food. There is no reason for a $22.00 hamburger
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We made reservations through
    nycboy
    Dined on 6/15/2008
    We made reservations through Open Table for 11:30 PM on Sunday night 6-15-2008. Since we were staying at the Sofitel we thought this would be convenient for us upon returning from The Tony Awards that night. Upon checking with the restaurant the day before we were asked if we could move our reservations up to 11:00. However we could not and were told we would be able to order off the bar menu.After we arrived about 11:20 Sunday we were told that the kitchen was closing at midnight. We did manage to get our order in and had a very good meal. My question is this:Why would Open Table list an 11:30 seating if the restaurant closes at midnight? Overall it was still an enjoyable experience.
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  • everything was lovely; great
    Beanie
    Dined on 6/15/2008
    everything was lovely; great food, ambiance and service; really enjoyed the brunch; would love to be able to see their menus online.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for lunch if you take
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 6/9/2008
    Great for lunch if you take their 30 minute express lunch. We didn't and while the appetizer and entree were served reasonably timely (lunch took an hour) it took 15 minutes to get the check.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The service was poor. We
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/9/2008
    The service was poor. We had a party of 4 and it took over 30 minutes after we ordered to get the food. 3 peoople were served and the fourth person had to wait an easy 10 minutes for their dish to arrive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My expericence was mared by
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/31/2008
    My expericence was mared by the FLY I found floating in my water glass. Someone (maybe a manager) changed out the glass upon request but did not apologize or come back to the table. The service was slow and food was ok (it was hard to eat after the fly incident). I was highly suprised that such a fine dinning establishment would handle a foreign object in my water glass with such poor customer service skills. Not the type of service I've come to expect at the sofitel, very disapointing.
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  • Excellent menu. Friendly
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 5/19/2008
    Excellent menu. Friendly and professional service A real Midtown find
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • For a hotel restaurant, Gaby
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/16/2008
    For a hotel restaurant, Gaby was surprisingly good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • My friend and I are very picking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/14/2008
    My friend and I are very picking when we dine in NYC. This was a true find and we will eat here again...Dee-lish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent time and excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/9/2008
    Excellent time and excellent food. Staff exceptionally helpful over and above the call(providing a bag of ice for my injured ankle).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Out of ALL the restaurants
    Barb
    Dined on 5/3/2008
    Out of ALL the restaurants to choose from in New York, my husband and I decided to have a quiet, intimate dinner for our anniversary at Gabby's. This was our first trip to the Big Apple. After a long day of walking and sightseeing, it was so nice to not have to leave the hotel for dinner. Another reason we chose Gabby's is a Prix Fixe menu was offered, with wine pairing, at a VERY reasonable dollar amount. Beautiful presentation of food, great wine, excellent service as we sat at a cozy table for two looking out the window as the drizzle of rain came down on the passersby. The French paintings on the wall added to the romantic ambiance of the room. Recommend very highly!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, great for lunch, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Overall I thought the quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/26/2008
    Overall I thought the quality of the food was just ok - below average. The appetizer w/ the shrimp was terrible and the shrimp with my entree was awful. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone and to boot it wasn't cheap either.
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  • Excellent menu. Food well
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 4/10/2008
    Excellent menu. Food well prepared and presented. a midtown find.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch spot. All enjoyed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 3/20/2008
    Great lunch spot. All enjoyed and will be going back
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was good but I thought
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/18/2008
    It was good but I thought over priced. It is a hotel restaurant. It was close to the theater that I was going to.
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  • We went VERY early because
    EaterVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2008
    We went VERY early because we had a 6:30 appointment, so there was literally no one else around...therefore the place was wonderfully quiet and the service was fine. Couldn't really answer the other questions. We were pleasantly surprised.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet