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
Easter brunch was great! Service outstanding!
Always a favorite French Brasserie to join a friend for a special celebration with the most delicious escargot, goat & tomato tart and always for Mussels!! Wines by the glass are a superb choice to marry your meal with...
Order the chocolate soufflé- it’s totally worth a 20-minute wait!
Waiter didn’t seem to like that we did not order wine.
Getting beyond that, salads were good and ancillary service attentive. Problems started when the entrees were brought out. The Beef Bourguignon was tasteless - surprising as this is a signature dish.
And 2 entrees of chicken were over cooked: dry stringy and difficult to cut. Basically not edible.
Our waiter was pleasant enough although did not offer any apology. Since 2 entrees were already being eaten, we figured the best and quickest way to continue our meal - all together - was to order burgers. Wrong. Those took an inordinate amount of time to arrive. My friend and I were finished with our meals for awhile before the burgers were brought to the table.
During this entire time, our waiter was nowhere to be seen. When we were finished we asked for the check. There was no attempt to offer us anything for our inconvenience and for basically ruining our dinner. When the check was brought to us the 2 more expensive chicken entrees were on the check.
Tacky treatment and a negatively memorable experience.
We enjoyed our dinner especially as it was a lovely evening and there was a table for 4 available outside. Being on the side street and not inside was actually more enjoyable as the last time we were there it was rather noisy. We were each accommodated with special requests, i.e. steamed vegetables. The portions appeared to be a bit smaller and adequate. The food was enjoyable.
The food would have gotten four stars had they not sent out my salmon filet well done when I asked for it medium rare. Not a hard thing to do.
I enjoyed my escargots but for a “French” bistro, the bread could have been much better. It was fine for a pre-theater meal.
Too noisy over priced but convenient and comfortable
Brunch for family of ten Saturday AM. Brasserie was a perfect venue. Menu offered something for everyone and for every taste and diet and for ages from 12 to 81!
It would have been better not to sit near the bar, because the noise level was rather high there.
Good food and wine served timely and well.
The food was good. Cute ambiance and it seems like an UES institution. But the best part of the meal was actually our waiter. He was super friendly and improved the entire experience. He really seemed to enjoy his job. Being wait staff is not easy so kudos to him and the restaurant.
I eat there often. It’s a reliable neighborhood restaurant.
Ambiance & service are wonderful, but underwhelmed by the burger, the very dry bouillabaisse which had too much tomato and disappointing desserts-the floating islands were rubbery & chocolate cake was actually a dry chocolate and raspberry mousse cake.
The food was excellent and the service, spot on. Very nice restaurant.
Delicious salad with seared tuna, but small portion for dinner. Delicious Tarte Tatin for dessert. Friendly, prompt service.
Very good food.
The waiters were surly and overly friendly and intrusive. My tuna tasted as if had been sitting around for quite a while, and the drinks were watery. However, my sister likes it better than East Pole fish across the street. I like the East Pole fish place better. Frankly, we could really use some better restaurants in this neighborhood.
Their famous cheese soufflé had very little cheese and was the consistency of rubber. A huge disappointment
We adored this small'ish bistro. The service and treatment we received by everyone that greeted and served us, were 5 Star. The Croque Monsieur was the best I have ever eaten! We will return!
Nice ambience and great service. We enjoyed sitting at the bar before dinner. The drinks were delicious and the bartender was helpful in picking out a great wine.
Very good food
Beautiful. Comfortable. The crowd tends to lean towards not young people.
Snotty waiters with mega attitudes
A neighborhood gem! The fondue was absolutely amazing, highly recommended. Great ambiance, a wonderful space, and nicely priced.
The food was excellent and service was fantastic. Can’t wait to go back.
Very good ! Excellent service
Having this as our local restaurant we go here a-lot. This time we experienced that our table was cramped by too many people in the bar area not giving the waiters enough space to serve the food. Our guests (seated with there backs to the bar) being shuffled on all evening. Giving our guests a rather uncomfortable evening.
Needless to say this should be given attention so other guests no need to have this experience.
My only issue is, it is too warm inside the restaurant. Everything else was great.
Smaller than the West Side theater district site but food just as good! Loved the location for lunch on Lexington and 70th! Can't go wrong with the small plates and special salads and a burger if you need one! Always looking for a small quiet spot for a hectic shopping day or a visit to the doctor or the many local hospitals (great for Weil Cornell patients or HSS)
Brasserie Cognac East is a small, very French restaurant with the "Paris around the corner" feel. You always feel welcomed by the staff. It's comfortable.
Been here several times. Old-fashioned, Upper East Side neighborhood restaurant with some good food, excellent service, and a nice local ambiance. Dressy so men should wear at least a jacket.
Excellent food and variety of food. Good service
The food took unusually long the las two times we were there, we waited 30 minutes!
This local never disappoints.
The food is made with care and beautiful produce.
The servings are the perfect size.
I’m always greeted with a smile and nothing is too much bother.
Refined quality dishes in a cosy friendly setting.
This is a cozy bistro with a classic menu and well prepared dishes. The staff is always great. The sight on a corner where a scene from the movie "Sex and the City" was shot makes for an interesting view of the passersby as the first floor is slightly below street level ..English basement style. The lunch was pleasant and as it was a holiday less crowded than usual. It is a great spot.
My meal was shockingly mediocre. We had the Coq au Vin and the Filet Mignon. When dishes are $35-38 the food should be EXCELLENT. The steak was nowhere near medium rare, it obviously had been precooked, had that livery taste, it was tepid, stringy and bland. The coq a vin similarly seemed days old, stringy, tough, bland and very unappealing. The snails were ok, admittedly. Entrees this expensive should be of much higher quality.
When a meal for 2 comes to over $170 for two entrees, two cocktails and a glass of wine, it would be very very good. This meal fell far short of that. The food looked pretty, and the restaurant has nice charm, but the food was absolutely dreadful.
Enjoyed a very good dinner. Cozy spot on the upper east side. The only disappointment was we specified in all caps in our open table reservation comments that one of us is gluten free and ended up having to cancel part of our order when we found out there were bread crumbs sprinkled all over it, so clearly nobody actually read our reservation. They were very quick to take the item off the bill so it all worked out but should’ve never gotten to that point. Overall though we were happy and will probably be back.
Overall loved the ambiance and the place. Service was very good as food and drinks were received in a timely manner. I was expecting food to be better. Escargot was ok prefer to have these served in the shell and know they are fresh. Octopus was a bit tough. Salmon was very good. Beef Bourguignon was very disappointing. For a classic French dish this should have been way better the short rib should basically melt in your mouth and red wine wasn’t reduced enough. Overall this dish was too dry and seemed rushed. Food was average and not up to par for the prices here.
Went for lunch on a recent snowy day. Got a cozy table in the back with some nice dried flowers on window sill. Looked ok until realized that flowers were stuck in a piece of styrofoam with no vase. Kind of ruined the experience. Food adequate, service and waiter were very good.
Great french bistro that is perfect for lunch or dinner.