Brasserie Cognac East
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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
Always dependable, very good French food
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.
I adore this place. Wonderful ambiance, excellent and beautifully presented food, attentive service and all in all, a TOP NOTCH place.
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!
Great place for a quiet lunch with family. Even saw a celebrity!
Restaurant ran out of some options on an already limited menu
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!
The floating island dessert is DELICIOUS! A must have!
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
Everything done just right
this is another neighborhood 'Club' that we love very much-- and we need it too!
Food and service are always very good. Nice place to go to have a quiet conversation and enjoy good food
A great neighborhood restaurant with good food and service. The red snapper was especially delicious.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
I try to have lunch here every time I’m in the city. Their tuna tart is to die for. Also try the soufflé.
Everything on the menu is absolutely amazing, feel like Paris in Newyork.
This is our favorite restaurant to dine at in NYC. Incredible staff and amazing food. Beyond quaint!
Lovely Sunday Brunch!
Feels special occasion and not rushed.
Pleasant reception and service.
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.
They make absolutely the best soufflés.
But, must order as soon as you arrive as it takes
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.
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.
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.
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.
Birthday and waiter brought small treats with a candle! Lovely touch!
Always solid and enjoyable
Great good. Good service. Lots of traditional French favorites to choose from.
Perfect for both intimate dinners for two or larger parties –– they can flexibly accommodate you.
Tolerable noise level sitting in front. Wonderful salads with choice of topping. Generous size cappuccino. Dependable neighborhood bistro. Menu has something for everyone
Regular dinner we love the food it’s delicious
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.