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Brasserie Cognac East

4.7
993 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 993 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipacc2014
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Service was fast and outdoor set up was cute, but I was disappointed with the menu: it's supposed to be a French restaurant but there are just a few French options, and the quality was just ok. I felt like dining in a touristic brasserie close to Eiffel Tour which, as most know, are of poor quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Drinks , food and service all 100%

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Chloe
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cognac has a charming atmosphere, good food, and gracious service. It is relaxed and conducive to conversation.

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shadim
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The muscles were OK, the french fries limp, the Sancerre excellent. The service could have been more attentive. It took a long time to get the waiter's attention to order dessert.

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vipLZCT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service5ambience5

Wonderful setting outdoors and wonderful service. Running out of almost everything on the menu at 8pm is unacceptable. No specials. Why bother going here?

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vipLincoln
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food - awesome- crispy french fries- steak perfect- excellent waiter

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vipMimi
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service was slow and somewhat missing yesterday. Usually it's very good.

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vipartsygal
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to this restaurant several times and it’s always excellent! The outdoor seating is lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Customer service is outstanding and the food offerings are delicious!

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vipBuss1
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Onion soup was not what I recalled Nd not up to par

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MEVISITOR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Pleasant lunch surroundings. Tasty food

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vipDbf22
New York Area
147 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite and always great

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Other than the A/C did not work, my neighborhood restaurant experience was fine

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Maryirene
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently great service and food. Love the outdoor dining here, even in the rain.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Hi gotten very expensive for very small portions

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

graduation

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vipbillk
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Souffle!!!
snails!!!
service!!!

3 big "S" get lots of Stars

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful eating outdoors on 70th St. Actually prefer to eating indoors!

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vipDbf22
New York Area
148 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far best outdoor dining on the Upper East Side. Not to mention the outstanding staff and delicious food!!!

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Randi
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Consistently good food! They are doing a great job with COVID compliance.

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KarenM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely spaces inside and outside, and wonderful service - would definitely come here again.

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vipElsololobo
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. Chicken was dry but every other meal I’ve had has been excellent. Order chocolate soufflé with entree

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service and delicious food.

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vipBerta
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting for outdoor seating - great service - great food!

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vipFoodlover1
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good neighborhood cafe for all-day dining, executed with quiet attention to taste and presentation. Service very good too!

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vipJacquesP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Poor training of staff - appetizer plates left on table when main courses arrived - no runner to remove old ones. No water glass refill. Menus not picked up after ordering dessert. Everyone meant well and were very polite - it's a failure of training.

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vipJayo
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always terrific! We had a late dinner after a super-boring day of filing and sorting old paperwork, so it was a relief to get out. We opted to eat outside in the very attractive street space on a beautiful night. This is one of my neighborhood go-to’s and it never disappoints. Staff is friendly and competent.

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Claiborne
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate outside, so ambiance and noise are difficult to define in that case. But they have made it difficult to see the cars because of the structure and there is plenty of plexiglass in that area to block noise and conversations. A wonderful slice of old Upper East Side New York City, an XKE convertible was parked nearby.

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vipOne2Go
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pleasant neighborhood bistro- just a bit expensive

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vipTerryK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, great food and service. Good outdoor set-up.

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vipanthropoligist
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A neighborhood comfortable experience,good food,good service and an extensive wine list

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vipLincoln
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food; outstanding service- perfect!

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vipGlobalWoman
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great meal!

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Edward
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely space. Somewhat tasteless burgers and sprouts. Terrific service.

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RafalC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, hoped the flambeed Filet mignon would be flambeed at the table which was disappointing. Customer service was excellent. Drinks were delicious too. Would go back.

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vipDianet123
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We have been longtime customers who go several times a year. But last night may be our last time. Three of the four in our party ordered the cheese soufflé as our main course. But all 3 soufflés were underdone, very soupy in the center. Replacements would have taken about a half hour, so two of us ordered alternate dishes (hamburger, omelette) and the other decided to skip dinner all together at that point and wait for dessert. We had all received our dinner wines with the soufflés, so, for example, I had to eat my hamburger with the Chablis I had ordered to go with my soufflé. What should have been a pleasant night out was pretty unenjoyable. Then the bill arrived and it was over $400! That made us realize that this place has never been a good value. And frankly it was shocking that the manager never came over to us to follow up on how we were feeling after the soufflés were sent back, and never did the right thing and not charge us for our replacement dishes and likewise not charge us for the 3 glasses of wine we had ordered to go with our soufflés. The food was inedible, but we all understand that mistakes happen. It was the bill and general lack of concern on the part of management that left a bad taste in our mouths.

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vipCori
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and delicious food in a lovely outdoor setting. A lovely way to dine out at a very French feeling brasserie. Perfect if you miss traveling!

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VicJ
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great! Delicious food and cocktails// wine and good service. Dante was so nice !!

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vivostrow
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We loved we went for my birthday but the waiter asked repeatedly when we were leaving.. other than that the salad was marvelous and the rose divine.

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viphgmd
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely outside but when busy service is spotty and abrupt.
Food is good although my wife was disappointed in the shrimp in the shrimp salad but she is quite picky.
Burger was wonderful....

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You can order delivery directly from Brasserie Cognac East using the Order Online button. Brasserie Cognac East also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Brasserie Cognac East also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 249-5100.

Brasserie Cognac East is rated 4.7 stars by 993 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.

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