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Brasserie Cognac East, New York, NY
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Brasserie Cognac East

4.6
4.6
1507 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 51 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 249-5100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Cognac East's private room is perfect for an intimate dinner!

  • Private party contact

    Michael Olsen: (844) 881-6350

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    70th street, right on the N-E corner

  • Parking details

    Closest private parking located at 200 East 70th Street (Between 2nd and 3rd Ave)

  • Public transit

    By Subway:<br />- 2 blocks away from the green line, at Lexington Avenue and 68th street;<br />- 2 avenues away from the 2nd avenue Q line, by taking the 70th street exit;<br />By Bus:<br />Close to the M66, M72, M98, M101, M102, M103 and BxM1 bus stations<br />

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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What 1,507 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OB

    OscarB

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Too hot. Good food slow service.
  2. LP

    LindseyP

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cognac is always a favorite for lunch or dinner or a cocktail. It was very cozy yesterday on a cold and rainy day. Delicious food and great service.
  3. n

    nikm

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    one of my favorite lunch venues. Unfortunately, the of pleasure yesterday's lunch was interrupted by the noise from a nearby table, making conversation impossible. However, the maitre de moved my table to the opposite end of the restaurant and solved the problem. A wonderful meal and gracious, humorous staff.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Very nice. Great music. Cod and dessert was great. Salad. Was fair
  5. AK

    AnneK

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and wait staff. Fun environment. Well done.
  6. EA

    EdithA

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and great service.
  7. n

    notjustveg

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service and overall value for a lovely meal. Staff was friendly, accommodating and efficient. Food and drinks were fairly standard with some meh orders and some excellent (yellowfin tartar and naked martini!). Very happy with the entire evening.
  8. SD

    SamanthaD

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious! It was quick but not rushed .
  9. d

    deank

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent all around!!!!
  10. US

    USWMom

    New York Area

    108 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Pleasant meal with a friend. Had to ask for water refill. Eggs Benedict and fries were good. Niçoise salad a little strange. Good neighborhood standby.
  11. AW

    AdrienneW

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Very disappointed- always out of Beef bourguignon! Had the chicken and the portion was so small pathetic- Size of a parakeet! This restaurant can do better- please I am a loyal customer-
  12. S

    Sparky

    New York Area

    196 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    196 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    My "go to" consistently very good restaurant in the neighborhood with outdoor seating.
  13. JW

    JohnW

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There is a reason why this place has been in business for a long time. Good service and good food, in a place that has a real neighborhood hangout vibe. (In a fairly affluent neighborhood.) It's always busy, especially for brunch. So make sure you make a reservation.
  14. CS

    CarolS

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Atmosphere, service and food all great. Can’t think of anything else.
  15. f

    foodlover

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great eggs Benedict
  16. CC

    ClaireC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cognac Brasserie East was a true delight. Their Beef Wellington was one of the best that I've ever experienced and the service was on point with Wilson as our waiter. He was attentive but not overly so. New Year's Eve was a special affair with lovely and festive decorations and a lively Jazz ensemble. Their special menu for the evening included many wonderful options including two fish dishes and also a vegetarian option. I was amazed at how organized the staff was; everything went like clockwork. It was clear that many of the diners were regulars, pointing at how beloved this restaurant really is. Highly recommend.
  17. CW

    ChrissyW

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another wonderful dinner! You are my favorite place in the hood. If I could have your Scottish salmon everyday, I would! Tried the fondue for the first time and it was really yummy! Will definitely do that again! merci cognac!
  18. S

    Sandy

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and awesome service. We love coming here for Christmas Lunch
  19. MS

    MirnaS

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always I love the place. Great food and service. Cozy and welcoming
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great place perfect for Christmas or winter vibes
  21. c

    cheriec

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I arrived an hour early for my reservation unknowing the restaurant did not open until 12p. The staff graciously set me up in their outdoor seating area with heaters until the restaurant was ready to open . I was immediately served . The food was amazing as was the service . I will definitely be back.
  22. SG

    SusanG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely restaurant with consistently delicious food every time I go. Wait staff very attentive and courteous. However there was a problem at the end of the meal which almost ruined it for me: I have a sensitivity to garlic which I can get around if it's not a main ingredient in my meal. If I can smell it in my food, however, I become queasy. This is usually a non-issue, I am careful when ordering. Yet, the spaghetti which was served two tables away from us had such overwhelming garlic, I could smell it intensely, and had an immediate bodily reaction. Thankfully we had finished our meal so we could leave immediately and a few blocks walk in the fresh air appeased the queasiness. (Note to chef - with the many who have garlic allergies which is why Rao and Patsy's have sensitive tomato sauces, you might want to reconsider this pasta sauce. )
  23. TS

    TraceyS

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints!
  24. RL

    RobertaL

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Wonderful food and service however no coat check and terribly crowded and noisy. Very small restaurant so if you have to take ur outer winter coats hats etc it’s a real hassle
  25. CB

    ClaudiaB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The cheese soufflé and the fondue were rather bland, needs a more potent cheese. The chicken salad was good but had a slight fishy aftertaste. If you use anchovies in the dressing you should tell guest beforehand. Service was very good and attentive. I would not recommend because the main reason we went there was the cheese soufflé and I found it disappointing.
  26. MH

    MHN96

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I love the atmosphere! So cozy on a cold winter night. I had the escargots and the rotisserie chicken, both absolutely classic and delicious! I just wish their tarte tatin was better. The caramelization was minimal, not nearly as moist and rich as it should be, and the undercrust itself was a little dry. Must be hard to get a good French pastry chef? But overall, I love this restaurant!
  27. MJ

    MichaelJ

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Avocado Salad and Soufflé for my wife and Tuna Tartare and Steak Frites for me were extraordinary. A bottle of wine that had turned was promptly replaced making for a perfect evening. We will be returning regularly.
  28. NB

    NanB

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    It’s always enjoyable.
  29. JU

    JUDITHS

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was FABULOUS! Desert outstanding. Good service.
  30. DP

    DeniseP

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I go to Cognac often. It’s my neighborhood go to for A good dinner or lunch with friends. But last night They weren’t doing too well. The waiter was hard to get, Food was overdone all the way around. I’ve never seen it like this before.
  31. PC

    PierreC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Typical French bistrot, great food (especially the souffles)
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good- great food and wonderful service. Perfect dinner spot after an event at The Metropolitan Museum.
  33. RM

    RobM

    New York Area

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always delicious and the service is always excellent. Francisco is a fabulous host!
  34. WF

    WestchesterFoodie

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    The fish was inedible
  35. SW

    SteveW

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an excellent experience at Brasserie Cognac East. Food is delicious and the service and ambiance are consistently great. Being from Toronto, we always make a point to visit whenever we’re in New York City.
  36. BG

    BernardG

    Las Vegas

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Waiter couldn't wait for us to leave, my girlfriend never had soufflé and was looking forward to having it. The waiter did his best to talk us out of it. Told me the kitchen was very busy and it takes 1/2 hour. Couldn't believe it. Came out in 10 minutes. We eat out 7 nights a week but this restaurant is off our list.
  37. k

    kmbeluso

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Brasserie Cognac East never disappoints. The food is excellent and the servers were efficient and pleasant. Brasserie Cognac East is always my first choice for a nice meal in the Hunter College area!
  38. W

    Wendy

    Charlotte

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Chicken and fish was over cooked.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Being in New York just the two of us!
  40. C

    Caseystar

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Tables are a bit tight

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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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 Chow Now, 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 1507 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 51 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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Google Map for Brasserie Cognac East

963 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10021

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    70th street, right on the N-E corner

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Closest private parking located at 200 East 70th Street (Between 2nd and 3rd Ave)

  • Public transit

    By Subway:- 2 blocks away from the green line, at Lexington Avenue and 68th street;- 2 avenues away from the 2nd avenue Q line, by taking the 70th street exit;By Bus:Close to the M66, M72, M98, M101, M102, M103 and BxM1 bus stations

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 249-5100

  • Private party facilities

    Cognac East's private room is perfect for an intimate dinner!

  • Private party contact

    Michael Olsen: (844) 881-6350

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