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For 2
Date
Mon, 1/22
Time
9:00 PM
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Brasserie Cognac

4.1
1378 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Pre/post Theatre (36)
  • Casual (24)
  • Good for a Date (21)
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. Located in the theater district and frequented by celebrities, businessmen, locals and tourists, the setting is both exciting and charming. The Brasserie style menu offers French classics . Guests can choose to dine in the outdoor sidewalk café, casual original French bakery, classic main dining room, lively bar/lounge or the private Cognac Room as they enjoy meals complimented by 102 varieties of cognac and a gorgeous wine list including first-growth Bordeaux sold by the glass.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Mon-Fri 7:30 am-11am
Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 5:30pm;
Brunch:Sat-Sun 10am-4:30pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 12:00am
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Phone number
(212) 757-3600
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Cross street: 55th Street
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What 1378 People Are Saying
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4.1
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4.1
food
3.9
service
4.0
ambience
3.8
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Solera (New York Area)
3.0
Dined 2 days ago

While the waiter was efficient, the restaurant was extremely short- staffed, with what looked like one waiter attending to all the tables; assisting him were busboys who had to refer all inquiries and requests to the waiter and only did the serving.

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JohnM1 (Louisville)
4.0
Dined 2 days ago

My wife and I were in NYC for a recital at Carnegie Hall. We had never eaten at Brasserie Cognac before, but we know it was close by and that it had a good reputation. We're glad we gave it a try, and we'll be back. We especially appreciate how our waiter managed to provide very good service, despite being seriously overworked (you need a second waiter in the southeast section when it's busy).

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0
Dined 6 days ago

The restaurant should re do it’s billing system. Ok to tell us what the tip would be at 15 20 25% but the same amount showed up once we split the bill. If I hadn’t been paying attention we both would have given 20% or 40%!
The waiter showed me on the bottom of the bill that the amount was based on the total check and to split it. Put that language on the TOP of the split bill. So there would be no mistakes.

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Blair (New York Area)
5.0
Dined on January 15, 2018

Food and service was excellent! Offered us cheese puffs on the house, accommodated substitutions, overall an amazing experience. Menu was great and would definitely come back to try some other items.

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vipTonyB (Philadelphia)
4.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

We dined at Brasserie Cognac post matinee and on the recommendation of friends. It serves basic but very well prepared dishes such that one might find in a Bistro or Brasserie in France. Each course was better than expected. I will go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

Food was great, service absent. The waitress was literally absent. We had to flag down the waitress, or a busboy, for every single want or need. We were initially disappointed because very early, 7:30, on a cold winter Saturday evening they were out of beef bourguignon, the reason we chose this restaurant. Attempted to explain our disappointment with the service to the “manager” after the dinner, we were summarily dismissed. Will NEVER dine there again.

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viptoblis (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

The appetizer of snails was excellent. The main dish paella had a lot of fish with a little rice. The spices were excellent. The wine was good.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

I was very disappointed by the service. The staff looked a bit overwhelmed and not very attentive. It’s supposed to be a high scale restaurant and we didnt receive high quality service.
The food is very good, except for the blue cheese sauce hidden in the burger and not announced as part of the description. It kinda ruin your food if you don’t like blue cheese.

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vipElliotS (Miami)
4.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

We went to Brasserie Cognac prior to the theater.

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Janna (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

We very much enjoyed our dinner
The only comment concerning the food is that the paillard while generous was somewhat dry - a difficult dish I know to keep moist.
Otherwise a lovely evening!

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Mon-Fri 7:30 am-11am
Lunch: Daily: 12:00pm - 5:30pm;
Brunch:Sat-Sun 10am-4:30pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:30pm - 12:00am
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Cross street
55th Street
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$31 to $50
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(212) 757-3600
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Public transit
N, R, Q & W trains to the 57th Street Station.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
Special Menu Available for Valentine's Day!

Private Dining

Host your next party at Brasserie Cognac where our experienced staff will serve your guests memorable cuisine in our beautiful atmosphere. For events, you can rent our lounge, dinning room or the entire restaurant to accommodates 200 people for seated and 350 for standing.

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