Brasserie Cognac East

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$31 to $50
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French
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. The Brasserie style menu combines French classics. Guests can choose to dine in the outdoor sidewalk café, classic main dining room, lively bar/lounge or the private Cognac Room as they enjoy meals complimented by over 85 varieties of cognac and a gorgeous wine list including first-growth Bordeaux and Burgundies and an extensive wine by the glass list.
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Sun 2:30PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 10:30PM
Mon - Fri 2:30PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 10:30PM
Sat 2:30PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 10:30PM

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NY
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always dependable, very good French food

D
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We picked this restaurant based on the menu posted on Open Table. I wanted to try the Pommes dauphine that had received an excellent review. We were very disappointed that the "Filet Mignon Flambe" featuring the Pommes dauphine had been changed. They should keep their Open Table menu up to date especially for a signature item like this. We ordered the Homemade Fettuccine as an appetizer. It was good but not memorable. We also ordered a Salmon Burger that again was good but not special. I guess our disappointment of the change in the menu put a damper on the experience. I would have given 3 stars if not for the menu change. The decor was appealing but the seating is very close to other tables as the dining rooms are small. The service was excellent as the server was attentive and the courses came out timely.

EN
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I adore this place. Wonderful ambiance, excellent and beautifully presented food, attentive service and all in all, a TOP NOTCH place.

O
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is charming bistro with classic Bistro offerings. The service is always excellent. This trip it was classic Steak frites and the watercress salad was an extra delicious and healthy bonus!

RB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for a quiet lunch with family. Even saw a celebrity!

IO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Restaurant ran out of some options on an already limited menu

WC
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of the most authentic French bistros in NYC. Everything was excellent.
Even though it is tight seating, everyone is in such a good mood that it doesn't matter.
I wish I lived nearby!

BB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The floating island dessert is DELICIOUS! A must have!

DB
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience1

I asked to sit on the second floor on the corner
Apparently there was a private party there
They didn’t even apologize for not fulfilling my request
Very disappointing

CM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything done just right

OT
New York Area
194 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

this is another neighborhood 'Club' that we love very much-- and we need it too!

D
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service are always very good. Nice place to go to have a quiet conversation and enjoy good food

UW
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A great neighborhood restaurant with good food and service. The red snapper was especially delicious.

EN
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I just adore this place : love it as much as I did last week. Delicious food, great service , lovely atmosphere and good value . What’s not to like??
Tried the branzino tonight - delicious

l
New York Area
144 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good dependable go to restaurant. Appreciated and the fact that restaurant week main courses were available a la carte. The duck confit and cod were so good they should be added to the regular menu. Not sure what ice cream they use but it is superb.

r
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the service was great. They were very kind and placed a birthday candle in one of our desserts. and as an added bonus it was restaurant week!

Will return again soon.

RR
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This petite brasserie offers a welcome and cozy opportunity to relax and enjoy a good french themed meal. Excellent drinks compliment the menu, and gracious service makes the over all experience one that we expect to repeat again soon. First-rate.

EN
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First time for me. Excellent atmosphere and loved the food. Fine quality, well prepared and presented.
Was very pleased with service and the whole experience in general. My new “go to “place

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Patrons should not have loud telephones ringing during dinner. Very rude! Disrupted our conversation and the calm environment. It happened three times during our dinner. After the first instance, management should have insisted that phones their loud phones were silenced

D
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I try to have lunch here every time I’m in the city. Their tuna tart is to die for. Also try the soufflé.

r
Montreal
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the menu is absolutely amazing, feel like Paris in Newyork.

TL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant to dine at in NYC. Incredible staff and amazing food. Beyond quaint!

n
New York Area
254 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely Sunday Brunch!
Feels special occasion and not rushed.
Pleasant reception and service.

m
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently well prepared and presented. Service is attentive without being intrusive. I don’t think I would make a trip from Soho or the West Village, but certainly from anywhere in midtown or UES. I must say I have never seen the reservation/cancellation policy that’s posted when you make your reservation. It is a bit off pitting IMHO.

AL
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

They make absolutely the best soufflés.
But, must order as soon as you arrive as it takes
25 minutes

SS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I love Cognac and go often. My companion had never been and couldn't stop talking about how much he loved it. However, for the first time ever, our waiter was very sour and grumpy. Really out of character for this place.

c
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was tasty, the second floor table was quiet enough at lunch to be able to have a great conversation, the service was friendly and attentive, and we had a lovely time. The crab cake is yummy and so was the tomato and goat cheese tart.

A
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a charming friendly place. And the menu is more diverse than the usual french brasserie. We will go back again and again. It's a neighborhood gem.

BH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience1

The food was good, but the tables are placed very close to each other so the conversation of the people next to us was intrusive while we could not hear each other unless we spoke loudly as well.

I will not go back there.

LG
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Birthday and waiter brought small treats with a candle! Lovely touch!

BB
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always solid and enjoyable

GD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great good. Good service. Lots of traditional French favorites to choose from.

MG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for both intimate dinners for two or larger parties –– they can flexibly accommodate you.

l
New York Area
145 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tolerable noise level sitting in front. Wonderful salads with choice of topping. Generous size cappuccino. Dependable neighborhood bistro. Menu has something for everyone

A
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Regular dinner we love the food it’s delicious

m
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Agreement on one of the best tuna tartare ever tasted, and a great hanger steak. They do use every inch so it can feel a bit crowded, and it is a bit pricey.

c
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had the escargot (very good), foie gras (just like I had in France, served room temp) and a bottle of bubbles. Great prices for the area, all of the employees were very pleasant.

CL
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a really nice Christmas Day lunch; our first time dining out at a restaurant for Christmas. Our tradition has always been to prepare a full meal at home. Eating out afforded us the opportunity to escape the enormous amount of work that goes into preparing the Christmas dinner and allowed us to enjoy our time together. The option of dining out also afforded us to eat the foods that we individually prepared; our sons preferred brunch food, our daughter wanted a pork chop, my wife had beef and I had scallops. My only negative comment was that the restaurant was filled to capacity when we had lunch so there was limited space. In spite of the business, our food and the service was very good.

S
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

This place has a lot of potential but I feel the management/kitchen have checked out. Service is excellent. Food is hit or miss and portions trend on the small side. With a tiny bit more effort mgmt could make this place into a gem.

r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Very disappointing. Overcharged about 38 for an extra entree. When it was pointed out, they are gave corrected bil and just said now it’s correct-no apology or sorrow. Maybe this is done systematically. Will not return.

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