La Defense
La Defense

La Defense

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ladefensenyc.com/
  • Phone: 7188554200x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Breakfast:
    Monday - Friday: 9:00am - 11:00am

    Brunch:
    Saturday & Sunday: 9:00am - 4:0pm

    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm

    Dinner:
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Bridge St.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: A, C, F, R to Jay St.
A word from La Defense
[La day-fāŋse]: a major business district located within the city limits of Paris and home the cities modern high-rises and office-towers
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La Defense reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.2
  • Food3.4
    Service2.8
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
50% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (3)great for brunch (2)fit for foodies (2)great for outdoor dining (2)vibrant bar scene (2)kid-friendly (1)great for lunch (1)good for groups (1)Show More
  • French bistro happy hour scene
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We were there on a Thursday night and the happy hour was in full swing. There were no other diners but the bar was packed. The menu is right off the streets of Paris. Service, selection and quality were all good. La Defense is a good option for visitors staying in the downtown Brookllyn area.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Find
    melody1
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Sunday Brunch menu was great compared to other restaurants I looked into. Portions were perfect, pricing was reasonable, and food was great. We went first thing in the morning, we were the first guests there, and they were a little slow to get started- the server said some people had called out. The food was great. Even though they had the music too loud for a Sunday morning, and they took a long time to bring the check, I will definately go back next time I am in BK.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • rickVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Second time here, and second time the food was terrible. When we arrived, they said that they were no longer on Open Table. The only thing to have here is a burger and a beer. Anything else is a waste of time and money.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Horrible Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    I had reservations, and when I walked in, I kindly told Angelica we had reservations. She almost laughed at us and said, "Okay?" She did not check for our reservation or seem concerned at all. However, she did seat us and was our server. I worked as a server for five years, so I understand sometimes having an off day, but Angelica was the least personable server who provided awful service. She never smiled or asked how our food was. We had to track her down to get our glasses refilled. Whenever we said thank you, she did not reply. The food was wonderful, and I'd love to recommend the restaurant to friends, but I'd be embarrassed if they had the same service I did.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating3
    • Food3
    • Ambiance3
    • Service3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 8 reviews are from the La Defense reviews archive.
  • Skip this place
    RGinBK
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I should have known better when we walked in the door at 8 pm on a Saturday and the restaurant was almost empty. We decided to give the place a try anyway, which was a mistake. The service was slow and inattentive. It probably took 10 minutes to get bread and another 10 to order drinks. (The waiter was at the bar socializing / watching TV). After more waiting, we finally got our entrees -- steak and salmon. My steak was overcooked and the fries were cold. (How did the fries get cold when there are so few other customers?!) The salmon entree was a completely inappropriate portion size. After complaining and then still being expected to pay the full bill, we walked down to Junior's to get more food. We should have gone there first.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Terrible service - don't go.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/14/2013
    Terrible, terrible service. A total disaster. They screwed up every part of the order and acted put upon and mad when we'd ask for ANYTHING. The food is fine - even good - but we left feeling mistreated.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brooklyn Heights Hotspot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    Very cool and hip spot. Food is awesome. Will be returning
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Get it Right!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/20/2012
    Not a smooth experience OpenTable! It's your fault. La Defense does not take reservations for parties under 10 persons. Thankfully they had a table for 3 available. It would have been more embarrassing for me than it was (in front of my co-workers and the hostess) if they didn't have an available table. La Defense wasn't happy either. Minimally, a service like yours should get this fundamental detail correct!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The restaurant is trying...but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/12/2012
    The restaurant is trying...but they really need a handle on what the menu is on the website vs. what it is when you get to the restaurant.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great little breakfast place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/4/2012
    Great little breakfast place in the neighborhood. Great bloody mary's.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and atmosphere are
    TomWVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2012
    The food and atmosphere are enjoyable. Unfortunately, the open plan of the space combined with the lack of acoustic buffers create an 'overly' energetic noise level.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    Took out of town family for brunch here on a quiet Saturday morning. Portions were generous and delicious -- I think everyone was impressed with their New York brunch! I had the 7 grain tartine and loved it (could not finish), and they were great about accommodating one person's very exacting omelette order. They kept our coffee cups full, too. I would definitely come back, either for brunch or to try dinner. Only issue was that service on the slow side, especially for how empty it was, and my family was raring to tour!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet