Gaby Restaurant at Sofitel Luxury Hotel - NY
Gaby Restaurant at Sofitel Luxury Hotel - NY

Gaby Restaurant at Sofitel Luxury Hotel - NY

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.gabynyrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (212) 782-3040
  • 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
24 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
69% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (9)great for lunch (8)good for groups (7)great for brunch (6)neighborhood gem (6)romantic (3)special occasion (3)vibrant bar scene (2)notable wine list (1)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Very nice spot
    hatetocook
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Would definately go back and use Very pretty good food and the location is good for Times Square and port authority
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    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GOJersey
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Food is always delicious Room is delightful and perfect for conversation Staff is professional while attentive
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Service
    Amarone
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The staff were very attentive and the food was excellent. Great to find a nice brunch place for our group of 6.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The service was excellent. Our server was very polite and attentive. The bar menu offered a nice variety of lighter and more filling choices. The pizza was very good. The wine list was quite over-priced. However it was nice that it included the opportunity to taste flights of wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always a pleasure!
    MrsML
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    On previous visits, I had only been for lunch or a late night snack (with drinks). Saturday September 13, I came in with a friend for dinner before a play. We both had salmon which was cooked to perfection. It was one of the pre theater fix price menu items. I had the mushroom soup while my friend had the salad, both, were nice sized portions. I can't say enough about the bread that was brought to the table...Each roll was worth every bite of added calories...Lastly, we finished with the Crème Brule...a wonderful light finish to a very pleasant meal. As always, the wait staff was exceptional and seem to enjoy their job. They were all very accommodating and always professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Hello, wake up !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Inattentive service, especially for a a business breakfast
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Odd experience
    Dylan
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    I've eaten at Gaby often and like it very much. I've introduced many people to both the bar and restaurant, having only wonderful experiences there. That's where the "odd" part comes in . . . I was asked to set up a work lunch and suggested Gaby to everyone. About 4 of the 6 guests ordered their 30 for $30 lunch at 12:10, and at 1:00 none of us had been served. The food was delicious and the waiter attentive, but there was never an explanation as to why it took so long or why one of the items had been substituted for something else (which actually could have been disastrous as the substitute was cream of mushroom soup to a person who was highly allergic!). The soup was quickly exchanged but a damper was over the whole experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Attentive staff
    Jerseycookie
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The staff was accommodating as we arrived before noon lunch. The menu was varied with well prepared dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice for lunch
    KMF58VIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Delicious quiche. Nice menu options. I would return
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 15 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service3.9
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 309 reviews are from the Gaby Restaurant at Sofitel Luxury Hotel - NY reviews archive.
  • simply perfect
    boo82
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    great food, very good service - a 5-star-place for us... we'll come back!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • French Perfection
    FrenchieNYC1
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    It's been a long time since I had a wonderful French breakfast. The wait staff was extremely courtesy and friendly while the food was delicious! Merci Beaucoup!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointed
    Tina
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We were a little surprised to find the dining room practically empty, even at 7pm when we left. The food was average, the service was very good but a little rushed. We chose this restaurant because of it's location in the theater district but would not go back again.
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  • Top Service. Great atmosphere.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Went here with my adult daughter for our last night on out New York holiday. She is a vegan and the chef came out and personally discussed a special meal to meet her needs. What arrived was excellent and delighted her. Service was exceptional and I felt the cost was very reasonable for such a fine dining experience. I have dined at many Sofitels around the world but this was a special experience for my daughter and myself. Hight recommended you give it a try.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DinerVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    nice place for lunch, especially if you arrive early. Pleasant, but slow service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gaby
    RobBVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    My fiancée and I found this gem via yelp, and I'm glad I did! It was next door to the hotel we stayed at, and it was great! The hostess was attractive and very personable, which are qualities I appreciate in restaurant staff. The atmosphere was perfect for "date night" and the tables had cut calla lillies on them, which happens to be her favorite flower! Food was amazing! I had the roast chicken with lobster and she had the Niçoise salad and both were tasty and perfectly prepared. She recently visited Paris and said the food at Gaby was on par with her fare in France. I highly recommend Gaby at the Sofitel, it's worth every penny.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gem in theater district
    Eataround
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    We had a limited-choice menu that came with the Gourmet room package at the Sofitel. It had only classic dishes--retro dishes, really--and everything was very good. We were expecting imaginative chef's creations (based on his win of Chopp'd) but not on this menu. French onion soup was best in class, and the filet mignon was good (mine tasted slightly musty and off as though it had been left out of the refrigerator for a day, but husband's was perfect). The mushroom sauce was stellar. Desserts of creme brulée and chocolate lava cake were excellent and especially the crème brulée. The restaurant is charming and romantic and really a little oasis in the theater district.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Vegetarian food options
    Brendastarr
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    This was a lovely place but needing a gluten free vegetarian option, it was difficult to find something suitable on the menu.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Paris on 45th Street
    NYCityLady
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    The restaurant is located in a Hotel which is resplendent with Art Deco furniture and Art. The service is excellent and the food choices are classic french brunch / lunch items like croque monsieur and onion soup and Salad Nicoise. I found the restaurant accomodating when I requested a quiet private table. It was not super busy on a saturday and I found this a perfect prelude to a saturday matinee. I would go again when I am attending a matinee.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slow and mediocre
    PowerLunchVIP
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    Our party of four was seated at 1210 for a 1215 lunch reservation. Thereafter, things went downhill. Appetizers arrived at 1250, even after asking at 1240 when we might see our food and emphasizing we had about half an hour left. When the appetizers arrived we asked that they please bring the entrees as some of us had to leave at 115. Entrees arrived at 105. My tuna in the Niçoise salad was dry and overcooked. Portions were small -- I had only the Niçoise salad, no appetizer, and left hungry. Service was inattentive, other than the water guy, who regularly came around filling glasses. As far as I could tell our waiter never checked in on us. This is my second effort at a business lunch here. There won't be a third attempt.
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  • Request granted
    Frenchconnection
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    I had asked for a quiet corner table when I booked my reservation online. I got exactly that. With one member of our party being very hard of hearing, it was important that we had a reasonable amount of quiet so we could communicate as well as possible with that person. The service was perfect - attentive but not overly, pleasant, and the waiter had a wonderful sense of humor. I love this place for lunch and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Another restaurant's hotel
    JoserraVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    You will not find Great food here, only great prices. Service is just Ok.
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  • dissappointing dinner
    Rdr525VIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    When we arrived,they had a B rating, but I know it can be for a minor infraction, so we went in. Bar room wasn't packed at 5PM but lively. We were shown to a small window table in an empty room. No one else was seated here until we were almost finished w/our mains. DH ordered a goat cheese salad, which we shared. I liked the dressing,he didnt but did like the goat cheese on bread. I had chx w/a side of lobster ravioli and DH had rib eye. ALL the food had way too much course ground black pepper and his potatoes were overly salty. We did not have soda or coffee, since I feel $6 ea is a way overpriced, even for Manhattan We are in NYC often but this is one restaurant we will not return to
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  • Great Business Lunch
    Bexx
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Had to take clients to a lunch and I was looking for somewhere close to Grand Central/Bryant Park area - which can be difficult. Gaby was a wonderful location with great service and a smart professional setting.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual LI frequent NYC visitor
    Elvis
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    As 2 critical LI and NYers, Gaby came thru and fed us in classy french style, without the attitude. It is, however, a hotel restaurant with all the ambiance of a nice hotel. The staff is attentive, yet a bit slow with water, etc. The coffee is superb and very French in taste and presentation. Food is very good, though, we only had breakfast.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gaby! Glorious find for pre theater
    Francoise
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Nothing puts you in the mood for great NYC theater more than an elegant lunch that you wouldn't prepare at home, at very reasonable prices...the wait staff was very attentive and showered us with petit surprises along the way...we could hear each other speak (a wonderful plus that we have missed elsewhere)....Tres Bien!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wanted a romantic and not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Wanted a romantic and not too noisy restaurant close to the theater district. Gaby fit the bill. Meal prices were reasonable, drink prices were a bit steep.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • very pleasant dinner
    madame2828VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I was having dinner by myself on Valentine's Day, food was very good, but the staff was wonderful, made me feel very comfortable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great food but ambience so-so
    bkfoodie
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    The food was really delicious and beautifully presented, but we could hear some sort of thumping music from the bar, and the general ambience felt a little closer to cheap-trying-to-be-fancy rather than truly nice.
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  • delicious food great ambience
    cityfun
    Dined on 1/17/2014
    We love Gaby's and eat there every time we stay at the Sofitel. Great atmosphere, food, and service. The salmon was delicious and the risotto moist and flavorful. Definitely recommend eating at Gaby's.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2 Biz Meetings Great Location
    Mobo
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    I did two biz lunches here, two days in a row. It was terrific. This is my go to spot for biz lunches in mid town. Butternut Squash soup is a seasonal fav.
    Special Features:
    romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Consistently Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    This was not the first time we have eaten at Gaby's, and it certainly won't be the last. From the ambience, to the service, to the food, this was another great experience. We were seated towards the back, in a nice, quiet area of the restaurant. The service was immediate and consistent, never having an empty water glass for over a minute. Our meals were of generation portion, seasoned well, but never taking away or masking the quality of the overall dish. It's tradition to get the creme brule at the end of every meal and it did not disappoint. I would highly recommend Gaby's for anyone looking for a great dining experience beyond the excellent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pre theatre spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    Service was excellent and very friendly. Food was delicious! They serve French press coffee which is always special.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • un endroit très agréable
    Anisabel74
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Un accueil chaleureux, une ambiance feutrée, une cuisine raffinée, un service parfait : ce restaurant vaut le détour, vraiment ! Nous y avons dîné avec des amis le soir du nouvel an, quand New York bruissait sous les feux de Time square et nous avons eu l'impression d'êtres dans un havre de paix... De plus, le rapport qualité/prix est excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We have been to Gaby's a few
    WP2013VIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We have been to Gaby's a few times now for brunch/lunch on a weekend, and we love it. The staff is friendly, and the ambience very pleasant and relatively quiet. It is actually possible to carry out a conversation without having to shout, as is the case in so many NY restaurants. The only suggestion I have is for the service to be a bit more attentive -- we were never given any jam/marmelade for our bread/croissants, and had to request a refill of water. This did not detract from our delightful brunch, but it would certainly have made it even better.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas Dinner Prix fixe
    bibi2013
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    this meal was well worth its price...$95 per. My guest and I enjoyed a lovely meal & quiet ambiance. The foie gras was terrific, as was the filet mignon. We were delighted to find such a nice place for Xmas dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good breakfast
    epicure
    Dined on 12/25/2013
    This place is very nice. The atmosphere is intimate, comfortable; the noise level is manageable. The food is excellent. We had a breakfast at Christmas morning here. Our breakfast was delicious. The service was very good to. If there is a downside – breakfast was not cheap and the host girl was not very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas in New York
    Rubydines
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    I dined Christmas Eve and it was a fixed menu - the fois gras was divine. The whole experience was fabulous - the lobster dish with puff pastry was superb, the filet mignon melted in my mouth and the accompanying simple potatoes and green beers were a great balance. My desert was a substitute - served promptly and with no fuss (as it don't eat chocolate and that was the menu standard) three petite deserts of which the Creme Carmel was a standout. The service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Knocked Down with Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    My wife and I enjoyed a nice quiet table for two by the sidewalk on 45th and enjoyed a wonderful meal with very attentive waiter. Everyone could not have been nicer...I plan to go back soon!...JT
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always reliable
    Amac
    Dined on 12/16/2013
    excellent location for business breakfast, lunch or dinner. always very reliable service and food. highly recommend
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quaint and Elegant - Limited Menu
    GeorgeWM
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    Gaby has a good location, convenient to theaters and Times Square. I thought the menu was limited with just over 7 or 8 items as entrees. I order the rib-eye steak and my wife had the vegetable lasagna. Both were good but not outstanding. The wine list did not have a bottle under $50. I think every restaurant like this should have a few selections at or under $40..
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