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Brasserie Cognac East
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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Great for outdoor dining with lots of heaters. Most outdoor seating on quiet side street
Not a very good lunch. Rushed waiter and curt. Food not exceptional at all. Good bread!
the restaurant has handled the outdoor dining experience very well. it's packed w a line waiting for tables. Very nice people and my avocado toast was lovely. going to be hard to maintain hot food with cold weather but they're doing their very best.
We had a noon reservation and by 1pm, the tables had been doubled to an anxiety producing and inappropriate number. Additionally, a threesome with a large (minimum 50 lb) dog sat at the table next to us UNDER the tent and was walking and bumping into my date. We had our mains wrapped and left. It was also so loud that we couldn’t hear one another. It was awful. My choice of restaurants and I am VERY disappointed in the misjudgment of management in allowing so many diners, so many tables so close together and the dog was just ridiculous. The experience made my decision seem irresponsible and was an awful afternoon.
Cognac has a great location, good ambiance and generally helpful staff. Outdoor dining setup is great; makes the restaurant even more fun and relaxing. Most of the time the food is just- below-average-enough that I wonder why I keep going back, because it's not cheap. This time I had the steak frites, and the food was to perfection, reminding me of why I always return.
From the moment we were greeted by the affable host mike to a welcome back from Dante ...our waiter...we knew all would be great!!!!! we live down the street but had eaten there two nights before for the first time since it opened!! The onion soup is tres francaise......and the mussels delicious....they have done a magical job of creating a french cafe on the street!!!!! c est si BON !!!!!!
Excellent food and service. Come here often and it is always great
Love dining here. The service is excellent
A wonderful neighborhood brasserie with attentive service, warm atmosphere, and very good food.
Beautifully arranged for Covid times. Every diner at every table seemed happy. Our food was delicious and our service was amiable, professional and courteous. Very pleasant dining experience all the way around.
A good spot for outdoor dining with good spacing, not on Lex and good service. I would definitely return.
Good job of serving indoors and outside for brunch.
Everything was top quality except the weather. You need heaters!!
Nice upper eastside restaurant, we chose this place due to menu and location. We were not disappointed. The food was good.
Outdoor. Good service.
Everything was great except they were doing construction on the outdoor seating area right next to where everyone was eating. It was extremely loud and multiple people complained. Otherwise the service was terrific as well as the food.
This is my favorite French restaurant in my niehhborhood. My husband and I ate indoors there each of the past 2 weeks and felt very comfortable there. The food is always excellent and the service too. Their signature cocktails are something special - their Late Night in Paris is my newest favorite. Strawberry Basil Martini and cilantro margarita are awesome too! Merci beau coup!
Brasserie Cognac East is one of our favorite spots in Manhattan. They've done an outstanding job transitioning to outside dining, and the service remains impeccable. On this occasion we visited for lunch accompanied by our granddaughter. My steak frites entree was excellent, and the three-scoop ice cream dessert selected by our granddaughter easily satisfied all three of us! Our only criticism is that my wife's salmon portion was a bit skimpy. We'll be sure to visit Cognac East again.
Unfortunately we were joined my mice at our dinner , both on the ground and in the partition. They would not leave. kept returning. We ate outdoors, perhaps that is the issue.?
Have always liked this restaurant, however can no longer eat there due to this. Glad to give it a try when the pandemic is over.
Hopefully the problem is not indoors as well.
We asked to speak with the manager, to alert him to this, the manager never came to speak with us.
Great! And very tasty. If you are thinking of coming, make sure you do!! In door seating is very nice and spacious.
Wonderful neighborhood restaurant
ESPECIALLY during this difficult times.
setup outside is beautiful food great staff works very hard... we are very appreciative that they are open.
We really enjoyed the food. It was really done well. And the service was excellent. You are in for a treat.
Love going there. Love the ambience (memories of the interior, these days, but outside is wonderful too). Love the food and the service!
this is a lovely restaurant and the food is very good, but because of Covid, we were outside which takes away from the ambience of the restaurant and adds to the noise level, so I really can't comment about what it would be like if we were inside
A very pleasant outdoor dining experience. The atmosphere was charming and the food and service were wonderful.
A wonderful evening dining outdoors in an elegant, tasteful ambience with a delicious meal coupled with impeccable service. We will return for certain. Thank you!
Hard to find a place to eat outdoors with adequate spacing near me so this is one of my go to places. Service at lunch is better than at dinner in my experience. Food is ok. I've had mussels there twice. The first time they were plump and juicy. This time they were small and dried up. At dinner they were rushing us to order but when I tried to get a check it took me ages and the diners had mostly cleared out so it wasn't that they were overwhelmed.... Ok during the the pandemic. If other places reopened I wouldn't rush back
The food was elegantly prepared and delicious. There was a good selection of reasonably priced wines. The service was attentive. The hostess was gracious. This a gem of a restaurant.
A very nice diner with my daughter for her birthday
Just lovely!!! Great food and wonderful service.
Great spot for lunch!
Consistently good on every level. Has done a wonderful job with outdoor dining during COVID.
Nice running around outside ruined the good food
We were dining outside and there were several mice running around near the tables. I am sure this happens at other places but we had to get up and leave as there were just too many of them.
Too many mice
We ate here for the first time, outside, and the restaurant did a remarkable job, despite the challenges of serviing outside and the lack of indoor dining. The food was great, tables well placed, great ambiance (good weather also). Recommended in these trying times for us and the restaurant staff and owners.
Great set up for outdoor dining on a side street with well spaced tables and good shading from umbrellas and canopies. My spinach salad with shrimp was light and delicious, and the ambiance was perfect on an early fall day.
The food came way too fast, and the Nicoise salad portion was very small in comparison to the other times I ordered the same. Also way to salty.
Food was great. Only problem was they swapped the temperature of our steaks. Still delicious and the cocktails are wonderful! Try to strawberry basil martini!
Brasserie Cognac was the perfect choice for lunch. The food was excellent as was the service and it’s location outside on 70th Street was
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Brasserie Cognac East is rated 4.6 stars by 835 OpenTable diners.
Brasserie Cognac East does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.brasseriecognac.com/store/gift-cards/#digital-gift-cards.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.