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Brasserie Cognac East

4.6
834 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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  • Thanksgiving at Brasserie Cognac East

     $65.00 per person
    Nov 26 - Nov 27, 2020
    Please join us for Thanksgiving! We will be offering a pre-fixe menu along with our regular menu items.
  • Thanksgiving at Brasserie Cognac East

     $65.00 per person
    Nov 26 - Nov 27, 2020
    Please join us for Thanksgiving! We will be offering a delicious prix-fixe menu selection, along with our regular menu items. Please make sure to reserve your turkey before it runs out!

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 834 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.5
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4.4
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4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Uppereastsider
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not a very good lunch. Rushed waiter and curt. Food not exceptional at all. Good bread!

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BetsyP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipUptownJill
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall1food3service4ambience1

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.

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PickyGourmand
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

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.

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sandik
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !!!!!!

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vipExcellentfoodandservice
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Come here often and it is always great

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love dining here. The service is excellent

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vipRobertC
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A wonderful neighborhood brasserie with attentive service, warm atmosphere, and very good food.

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healthyfoodie
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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PatriciaC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A good spot for outdoor dining with good spacing, not on Lex and good service. I would definitely return.

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JudithR
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good job of serving indoors and outside for brunch.

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vipScorpioNYC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was top quality except the weather. You need heaters!!

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DanielC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice upper eastside restaurant, we chose this place due to menu and location. We were not disappointed. The food was good.

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SariF
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Outdoor. Good service.

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vipJillG
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience1

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.

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vipChrissyW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Theatergoer
New England
39 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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EveA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience1

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.

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AlejandraV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! And very tasty. If you are thinking of coming, make sure you do!! In door seating is very nice and spacious.

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vipBarbaraW
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the food. It was really done well. And the service was excellent. You are in for a treat.

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judithj
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love going there. Love the ambience (memories of the interior, these days, but outside is wonderful too). Love the food and the service!

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vipStaf
New York Area
163 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

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anonymous
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very pleasant outdoor dining experience. The atmosphere was charming and the food and service were wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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sfeater
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

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vipSquarehead
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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francoiseD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A very nice diner with my daughter for her birthday

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vipfaithe
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just lovely!!! Great food and wonderful service.

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vipBeth
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot for lunch!

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vipLindaNYC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Consistently good on every level. Has done a wonderful job with outdoor dining during COVID.

KS
vipKimS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food4service3ambience1

Nice running around outside ruined the good food

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vipSusanJ
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall1food4service3ambience1

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.

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vipSusanF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience1

Too many mice

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vipJohn
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipkarinechka
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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!

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vipRapper1
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
comfortable.

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vipCourtney
London
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was so good and so perfectly French Bistro. Mussels Meunière, Steak Frites, Onion soup amazing!

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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 4.6 stars by 834 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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