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Brasserie Cognac East

4.4
426 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Cozy
  • Great for Lunch
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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary French, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Nightly 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Brunch:Saturday and Sunday11am - 4pm
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Phone number
(212) 249-5100
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
70th street
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Fireplace, Full Bar, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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Cognac East's private room is perfect for an intimate dinner!

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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

What 426 People Are Saying
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4.0
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 3 days ago

Excellent, old-world service! What a gem!

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vipnina (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Nice place for quiet lunch in this neighborhood. Not too casual, nor too fancy.
They have good options and something for everyone.

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Antonia (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

It was Very Noisy. The service was good. I had a Tuna - Spinach salad. It was supposed to be medium rare, but came out definitively rare. The Salad Dressing was delicious.
I would go back, but not when it was so crowded.

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Cognac (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Delightful evening. Food and service outstanding. Can't wait to go back!

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vipjefflg54 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

Two guests ordered the Wednesday special - coq au vin. Very disappointing and unflavorful.

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Tony (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

We have come to Cognaac enough to know that it is one of our favorite restaurants on the UES.

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vipJohnP (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2018

Great ambiance, service and food. A comfortable and traditional New York French restaurant.

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vipJayo (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

So, so cozy- delicious French food and attentive, smiling staff. Perfect day for French onion soup!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Exquisite neighborhood gem. Great onion soup, perfect simple salad, and a filet mignon burger that was amazing.

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vipLarry (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Once seated upstairs, away from the bustle and noise, this was extremely pleasant experience. The menu had varied choices for all tastes, with particular praise for the tuna tart. The staff was very attentive and we did not feel that the upstairs was "in Siberia." Will definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas dinner with my son

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Excellent manager Adrian most helpful; Staff very accommodating; given perfect table for comfort and location. Seems more of a family-run restaurant than part of a larger chain. High recommendation.

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JenniferR (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent!! I am definitely going back & I highly recommend it to everyone

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vipluv2dine (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

A great neighborhood spot for a quick meal or a full dinner. Warm ambience, excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 4, 2017

A little gem on the upper east side. We ate there twice during our four day visit. French food with a twist.

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AlisonP (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

Sat at the bar for drinks and appetizers, had the cheese puffs and escargot. Food was great and came out in good time, wine selection was great and they have Kronenberg on tap!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on November 30, 2017

I would be reluctant to return, not because of the food or service, but because it was very difficult to carry on a conversations thanks to the noise. And I had requested a quiet table in advance.

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vipcarole (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 19, 2017

A comfortable, very pleasant place to be, serving recognizable food the way Julia Childs might have cooked it!
I always feel as though I'm in Paris in the 60's and that ain't bad!
Order an aperitif, onion soup, and relax... what could be better?

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 16, 2017

Food is very good and price is reasonable. Staff is friendly and provide good service. Their mushroom risotto is usually amazing!

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MLMarra (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on November 15, 2017

Very nice and cozy place !

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