Brasserie Cognac East

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$31 to $50
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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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DavidR
New England
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we love cognac.....we love the staff, which is very accomodating; we love the menu, the wine, the whole place.....for a lovely and even romantic dinner, this is just right

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is a friendly, attentive service, delightful food experience.

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vipKevandcarm
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All around great experience. Went in for the cheese souffle and it was worth it. Octopus salad and escargot were delicious.

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vipkarinag
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I go to cognac at least one a week, It is our neighborhood gem!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Loved our dinner. The service was a bit slow is the only complaint. The service was polite and cordial, as always.

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vipwelly
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was fabulous. We had the halibut and pork chop and we loved them both. The chocolate soufflé was the icing on the cake. I can’t say enough about the service and the food. We will be back!!

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Chari
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Onion soup was excellent!!! Great overall!

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viplunchlady
New York Area
145 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My go to restaurant in the neighborhood. Food fresh and delicious. Varied menu so there is something for everyone.

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NYCsue
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always dependable, very good French food

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vipDisappointment
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

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.

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vipEvyNY
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I adore this place. Wonderful ambiance, excellent and beautifully presented food, attentive service and all in all, a TOP NOTCH place.

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vipOishides
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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!

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vipRBZB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place for a quiet lunch with family. Even saw a celebrity!

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vipIvanO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food4service3ambience3

Restaurant ran out of some options on an already limited menu

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vipWilliamC
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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!

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BeaBea71
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The floating island dessert is DELICIOUS! A must have!

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vipDanaB
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience1

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
Very disappointing

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CMackNY
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything done just right

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
194 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

this is another neighborhood 'Club' that we love very much-- and we need it too!

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vipDiner13
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service are always very good. Nice place to go to have a quiet conversation and enjoy good food

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vipUWSer
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A great neighborhood restaurant with good food and service. The red snapper was especially delicious.

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vipEvyNY
New York Area
39 reviews