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Brasserie Cognac East

4.6
1207 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Restaurateurs Vittorio Assaf & Fabio Granato brought their love for French culture & cuisine to NYC by giving the Big Apple an authentic slice of France when they opened Brasserie Cognac in April 2008. Guests can choose to dine in the outdoor sidewalk café, main dining room, lively bar or 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 offered by the glass of bottle.

UPDATED COVID-19 POLICY:In adherence to the NYC mandate, all eligible guests 12 years and older must be vaccinated against Covid-19 to enter our restaurant. You will need to provide proof of at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccination to enter & dine indoors. The following are acceptable proof of vaccination with a matching valid ID: NYS Excelsior Pass, State or Country issued digital pass or Vaccination Card. Unvaccinated guests are welcome to dine outdoors. Outdoor dining is on a first come, first serve policy.
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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
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 1207 people are saying
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4.5
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4.5
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vipEvyNY
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Absolutely love everything about this place

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vipAntonK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My Favorite Neighbor hood Spot. Great Martinis and the Food is good too .

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gracen
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warm greeting- heaters at table, sparklers in dessert for a birthday- such a great brunch!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and place! Highly recommend.

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leelee
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect meal. Easy. Great gimlet!

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vipDbf22
New York Area
157 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem absolutely delightful… always

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch outside was delicious & overhead heaters worked well!

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vipSteven
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice restaurant week special, which was delicious. The dining room was not particularly crowded on a Tuesday night, and it was a very enjoyable experience overall.

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BarbaraH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A lovely dining spot on a cold and dreary January day. Never disappoints.

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TraceyG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Brasserie Cognac East. The food and the service are always exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, service and food

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Brooks
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The cheese fondue was quite filling and warm on a cold day.

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vipkknyc
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A reliably good neighborhood restaurant, with truly outdoor seating. Thank you - will return soon!

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RCLjr
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal, great staff, a wonderful way to spend a lazy afternoon lunch.

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vipDrJ212
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are outside for safety reasons and the electric heaters were perfect. The salmon burger and bronzino were excellent and the wait staff personable and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ❤️ this restaurant! Found it 6 years ago and it is as enjoyable a spot as ever! Food is delicious and staff is friendly and attentive. Location is perfect.

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vipDanielleB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

I do love it there.

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GeneF
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food2service3ambience4

This was the first meal I have eaten here that I wanted to send back. Chicken was dry and presentation was weak.

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vipanthonyw
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wilson was a gracious host and the wait staff were terrific

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vipflywheel
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was nice and the food very tasty and nicely presented

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had lunch here and it was excellent. We had the escargot, onion soup, and eggs Benedict. Everything was delicious and the service was helpful and attentive.

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Steakman
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place for special occasions whether for personal or business. Great food, service and ambiance.

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vipIrish
Caribbean
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A nabe fave--and candlelit last night.

Lovely and tasty, too. Best profiteroles i town.

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AlfredB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Branzino which was delicious. Started with the cheese puffs and finished with the Noel de Bouche.

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vipStephenD
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service - we dined outside

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PatriciaC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Overall a good place for brasserie food. The only food disappointment was the french fries. Everything else, including service was terrific.

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ScottL
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We’ve been coming here for years but not the same the last two visits. Menu much smaller, food sub par…

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foodlover
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always excellent - one of the nicer outdoor spaces.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Mediocre food, restaurant was freezing . Had to search for someone to pay our check . No ambience

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vipJoan
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I always enjoy eating here. It’s a nice place to meet a friend for lunch. It can get noisy, especially at dinner. The food is consistently good, and I never feel like the waitstaff is rushing me out the door. friend

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vipluv2dine
New York Area
167 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a good neighborhood experience. But getting a little pricey

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cognac is a first rate restaurant that is more than a neighborhood gem..its worth traveling for.

The restaurant is full of old world charm. On two levels, the main ding rooms are a few steps below street level and are full of bubbly conversation (and a bit loud). The upper level is a quiet haven with sweet views and an enormous room-doubling mirror.

The food is even better than the ambience. I can never decide what to eat and the daily specials add variety from visit to visit. The accompaniments with each dish are beautiful and complete the course nicely. If you like real chocolate soufflé, it's worth the trip.

Finally, the friendly and happily attentive service. The waiters are well versed and good humored, and the other dining room staff make sure you're not missing a fork or running out of water.

Cognac is a gem on all levels!

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PatriciaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little unpretentious and welcoming bistro. Nice ambience and friendly staff with good food.

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vipSparky
New York Area
184 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Perfect outdoor dining. Salmon and halibut very good. Service is also very good.

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vipPMDS
New York Area
87 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Felt very comfortable eating outside in the 'shed' on a warm night. Listened to what we ordered and all enjoyed their dinner.

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vipRichard
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Ordered the chicken salad. Hard to find the chicken pieces amidst the slaw. Disappointing at $25

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Annie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We ordered a drink and dinner. The food came before the drink. My salmon was dry and tasteless. I will not go back.

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vipFussbudget
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Salmon Burger not great. Cappuccinos cold at $6 each.

Service broke down .

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vipnativenewyorker
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Outdoor dining is very well done with good heating for cool days and decent spacing between tables.

FAQs

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 4.6 stars by 1207 OpenTable diners.

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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