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Brasserie Cognac East

4.7
874 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 874 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CopyBoy671
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great outdoor dining with plenty of heaters. Excellent service and wonderful lunch menu.

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vipSparky
New York Area
173 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My go to neighborhood restaurant. Salmon is delicious, but cheese puffs were disappointing. Don't mind Covid charge but tea & coffee too expensive.

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vipJUDITHS
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous! Great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice maitre d who remembers little details. Good good. Nice upscale locale place

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vipConGo
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Really nice outdoor dining in Covid era with plastic separators between tables, warm electric heaters above tables and soft plastic sides. Menu provides something for everyone. And the staff is delightful!

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vipPatA
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, quick service. Would definitely go here again

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vipLCMK
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's always a pleasure to go to Cognac (or order for delivery). Excellent food and choices, superb service and wonderful ambience.

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vipDFGH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, romantic room with high prices that match the neighborhood real estate.

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vipSparky
New York Area
173 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Like the outdoor table arrangement. Salmon is delicious and those cheese puffs are dreamy. Great for neighborhood dining.

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vipTWolfe
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I love Cognac! The food is always wonderful and the staff attentive and professional. They do outdoor dining to perfection too. My only complaint is that this restaurant seems to expect everyone to always order a full meal. Sometimes, you just want onion soup or the delectable cheese puffs...

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vipreneeb
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and stellar service

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vipPala150
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Very professional friendly service, good food, leisurely fun lunch topped by delicious profiteroles dessert 👌

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LindaB
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My "go to" place when in NY! Brasserie Cognac East has done a great job in making the outside seating pleasant, even in 35 degree temperatures!

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DaryaO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious. Set up was great and warm. Would come again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love dining at cognac.
The food is very nice, staff are great and even though we are dining outdoors, it is warm and toasty.

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vipMelissaW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

One of my favorite locals. Best tuna tartare on Upper East side.

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ReneeB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food - the service is great and the people working there are lovely!
Its a pleasure that it is so close to wear we live!

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ThaliaD
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really love the tuna tartar and the skirt frites. The ambience was good and the service was on point. The staff was very responsive and it was very peaceful at the same time. Will recommend.

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vipRuthS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good

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vipNeko
London
22 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

It was cold; we asked for a heater repeatedly we never got one

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vipLincoln
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous service and the best meal!!!!
My favorite outside dining place!!

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ReneeB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love!!! Great food. Wonderful service. Highly recommend.

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vipSparky
New York Area
173 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Lovely setting and excellent service. Salmon was delicious. Liked gesture of hats for celebrating Nrw Years. Only downside was heaters were removed by fire department and feet and hands got cold. Favorite place and will continue to dine there.

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vipdeank
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food excellent service!!! Very nice experience!!!

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vipPicky
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Very comfortable place and good is always very good

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judithj
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Last time I was there you were out of Cheese shuffles! AND there was no kerosene for the heaters! NNOOOO! And the gougeres weren't hot and I hardly tasted the cheese!

Seriously, I love the place and have been there countless times recently.

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vipgegandco
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

C’était délicieux !

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food

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vipBarbaraN
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We sat outside on a cool Sunday afternoon - the spacing of the tables was fine. The waitstaff seemed very busy and service was spotty. The food was inedible. I had the chicken salad and my friend had Salad Nicoise - they both looked appetizing but had no taste and at $25 a salad, very disappointing. When you pay by credit card, the hand held credit card machine suggests a tip starting at 18% - making it difficult and uncomfortable for you to designate a lower tip.
I have eaten at the restaurant on the west side and had an entirely different experience
I would not return to this place.

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vipMelissaR
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice outdoor lunch. Nicely prepared.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great spot. Great food. Great drinks. Lovely service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was exceptional and we had a wonderful time thank you for your hospitality

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vipNeighbor
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service! We enjoyed our night out very much. Very good food. Great outdoor setup. We went on a cold night and were able to seat outdoors and eat comfortably without our jackets because of their heaters. We’ll definitely come back.

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vipEastsider
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite Covid, it is always a pleasure to eat Brasserie Cognac. I never have any complaints and the outdoor dinning is as as good as you will get anywhere in the city. Their French bistro cuisine is surely the best on the Upper East Side.

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vipJAMA
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The menu is of high quality food even during the pandemic Cognac doesn’t sacrifice on quality. It is a gem neighborhood restaurant that makes you feel like you are in Paris. Highly recommended! I went there several times and each time I tried a different dish from the moules marinières to the filet mignon flambé or the sirloin burger, all were delicious and my only dilemma is what I will choose the next time because every dish is exquisite! The deserts are outstanding as well. I recommend the warm apple tarte tatin and the île flottante!

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vipKdining
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and very kind, friendly service.

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vipComet
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great brunch. Outside seating was pleasant and staff was attentive.

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vipdeank
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!!! The nicest restaurant staff!!

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vipVeronika
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for outdoor dining with lots of heaters. Most outdoor seating on quiet side street

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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 874 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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