Brasserie Cognac

4.2
1492 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Authentic
  • Casual
Restaurateurs Vittorio Assaf and Fabio Granato brought their love for French culture and cuisine to New York City by giving the Big Apple an authentic slice of France when they opened Brasserie Cognac de Monsieur Ballon in April 2008. Located in the theater district and frequented by celebrities, businessmen, locals and tourists, the setting is both exciting and charming. The Brasserie style menu offers French classics . Guests can choose to dine in the outdoor sidewalk café, casual original French bakery, classic main dining room, lively bar/lounge or the private Cognac Room as they enjoy meals complimented by 102 varieties of cognac and a gorgeous wine list including first-growth Bordeaux sold by the glass.
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Delivery or takeout
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Mon-Fri 7:30 am-11am
Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 5:30pm;
Brunch:Sat-Sun 10am-4:30pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(212) 757-3600
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
55th Street
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Public transit
N, R, Q & W trains to the 57th Street Station.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Host your next party at Brasserie Cognac where our experienced staff will serve your guests memorable cuisine in our beautiful atmosphere. For events, you can rent our lounge, dinning room or the entire restaurant to accommodates 200 people for seated and 350 for standing.

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What 1492 People Are Saying
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4.1
food
3.9
service
4.0
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3.8
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent experience with amazing restaurant week menu and wonderful service. Would definitely come back!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

For value and quality, this was the best restaurant week lunch that we have had.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great ambiance, delightful personnel. Your minimum character requirement is not helpful. More is not always better

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

This is a great restaurant. The food is reasonable priced and it is very delicious, especially the Tuna Tart. It’s an appetizer but it’s perfect for a lunch entrée. It’s a corner location so it’s a fun people watching spot as well.

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5.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Enjoyed a delicious lunch during NYC Restaurant week!

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Lobster bisque and snails both excellent, as well as the main course of sea bass with side vegetable. Nice ambiance though a bit noisy as all restaurants seem to be these days.

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4.0Dined on August 1, 2018

A really authentic French restaurant. Great foie gras tourchon, wonderful steak tartare and very good cheese soufflé.

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4.0Dined on July 30, 2018

The food quality was overall good. Enjoyable and great ambiance.

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Brasserie Cognac is a casual and dependable restaurant in mid-town, with good food and service for a quality meal that will not break the bank.

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1.0Dined on July 29, 2018

Waiters are rude!

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2.0Dined on July 29, 2018

The lobster bisque was amazing

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

What a great find! The food and service were phenomenal! I highly recommend!

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2018

We enjoyed an early evening dinner. Our waiter was quite attentive and steered us to the scallops which my friend and I thoroughly enjoyed. Three large tender scallops perfectly prepared were served with cubed sweet potato. Delicious.

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2.0Dined on July 27, 2018

We went for restaurant week. A miserable disappointment. Everything was meh. Nothing was horrible but the smoked salmon salad could have come from an over the counter deli. The sea bass was served room temperature. The dessert was inedible. Dismissive service. And we were charged $29 instead of $26 for lunch. I’ll never return.

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Brasserie Cognac is my go-to place as it's convenient to my office. Usually the service is very friendly but not this visit. Our waiter began by making a condescending remark when I asked him to recommend a rose and rarely made eye contact. Lastly when I asked him to tell a nearby table to move or turn off the piercing light on their cell that was pointed directly at me, he became indignant and refused my request. Really? He could have at least had the manager do it. Upsetting ending to an otherwise pleasant meal.

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2018

Nice simple menu. Well priced. Good service. Everything I’ve tried has been very good.

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5.0Dined on July 21, 2018

Love this restaurant, food consistently good. My fave is the halibut.

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5.0Dined on July 19, 2018

It was a beautiful night so the doors were all open and we had a great dinner. Warm cheese puffs were light and tasty, truffle Mac and cheese was wonderful without being heavy and the burger was delicious!

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4.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Great location. We sat outside on a lovely summer evening. Loved the beet salad and halibut. Overall, wonderful experience.

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1.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Restaurant was hot
Waiter made us wait 10 minutes
Fondue was salty
Mussels were not cleaned well
Salad was good
Souffle eggs were runny, very wet

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2.0Dined on July 10, 2018

Just OK. Expensive. Left hungry after spending close to $100

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2018

Excellent food at a a reasonable price.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Just out for dinner while in the city for the weekend - delicious food, prompt and friendly service, and reasonable prices. We would definitely return.

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Always a good place to eat if you have a show to catch in midtown. Great french style fare.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2018

I met a friend here for brunch. Atmosphere is great! Service very attentive but not pushy. The soup and muscles are excellent. Egg Benedict is ok. My margaritas were very well made. All in all a great place

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Nice souflee

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Excellent imaginative cocktails. Wonderful branzini fish dinner.

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3.0Dined on June 23, 2018

We’ve gone there many times over the past 10 years the restaurant was not busy
Our food cane before our drinks
The service was awful

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3.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Typical midtown crowd and noise. Some tourists. Menu has something for everyone but note the prices, while no bargain, are appropriate for the area.

Food ranges from French to French ish.

The perfect location for Carnegie Hall

Getting the check was hell.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

We go there often when we are in the city. The atmosphere especially in the back room is lovely and quiet ;the breakfast this week was superb ;my berry pancakes and my husbands omelette were excellent . First time for breakfast. We would recommend it for any meal

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3.0Dined on May 31, 2018

Unfortunately, the noise level was high and the service very slow. The Cognac east is more typical of a French restaurant.

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4.0Dined on May 30, 2018

Very attentive server quickly brought tasty food, including excellent octopus and good chicken salad platter.

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4.0Dined on May 28, 2018

the service was excellent and our waitress could not have been nicer.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Delightful. Superb chocolate soufflé.

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3.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Just arrived in the city had dinner here because it was convenient to the place we were staying. Food was fine nothing extraordinary, the waiter we had was very attentive.

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4.0Dined on May 22, 2018

Food is always excellent, prices are ok. Service is always a little slow.

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2.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Food was ok but service was not. Poor waitress was running around like a crazy woman. Under staffed.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

7pm play at studio 54. Got in & out without being rushed. Food good. Didn’t love the salmon burger that they had as a special but everything else was good.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

authentic french bistro food well prepared like in paris

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3.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We've been here a dozen times. This time, the menu was very limited and the prices jacked over their menu on-line, ostensibly because it was Mother's Day.

The amount of lobster in their special was small, and my fries were the limpest I've ever seen, anywhere. Baked Alaska was a sticky marshamallow cream mess with tinned fruit and little ice cream, and definitely not baked. Wines are expensive for what they are.

Poor value overall this time. Step it up, Cognac.

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