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Slow service, half empty, okay food. Barely paid attention to our small group.
We got together with another family for brunch. Everyone enjoyed their food, and we had many different types of food. The menu is varied. The service was a bit slow as the server was very busy, and many of the staff were not able to communicate with the table to answer questions. Nonetheless, we had an excellent meal, and felt no rush.
Manager took care of us, lovely gentleman. Service good, food very good, value decent. Nice place to go for brunch.
Nice neighbourhood feel to the ambience, the menu and service. Wines are not bad since everything is reasonably priced.
Made a reservation for a group of friends. More RSVP'd than I had expected and Brasserie Cognac was able to increase the number of my party not once, but twice. Food was beautifully presented and delicious. Service was impeccable -- especially impressive because we were such a large group.
It's a great pre-theater dining destination, and classier than many of its local counterparts. The service is often rushed, though, and the dinner I hosted their for 8 was dampened only by our harried, annoyed server. Everything else was great though.
A real French Barsserie. The steak tartare was one of the best I've even eaten - flavourings were perfect - not too strong but subtly there. Loved the egg to add in. Filet was excellent. Floating Island was just OK. Not very French. Service good but Alex [?] a bit busy. I had to get his attention to bring me the bill. But he really knew his stuff. We stayed at the WestHouse and your location is great.
Lovely restaurant and reasonably priced.
Only disappointment: I have 2 different ways of getting a 20% discount at this restaurant. We both ordered prix fixe dinners. Gave one of my discount cards to my server, who abruptly said, prix fixe is already discounted. We can’t discount further. This is not stated anywhere, so I was both surprised and disappointed.
Apps were great and do was dessert. Needed more people so we could sample more dessert. Will have to go back
We enjoyed our dining experience at Brasserie Cognac. The food and service were excellent. However the sound level was a bit overwhelming.
I found The restaurant way too noisy for me but others might not think so. Food is reliably good
We tried to order 4 different types of wine and grapefruit juice and they were out of all of these! I also ordered a burger with gorgonzola. It was good but there was a different cheese and guacamole on it?
Great surprise to find a restaurant near the theater that served a brunch that included multiple choices and a delicious Bloody Mary One comment: since the restaurant is connected to a bakery the bread basket could be more interesting. All personnel helpful and friendly.
Our food was great. Filet Mignon burger was juicy, with great flavor from onions and Gorgonzola. Cognac chicken, tender and yummy. I’ve never had haricot verts with such perfectly crisp texture, not soggy and not so hard you can’t chew them. Our favorite was a shared bowl of lobster bisque-light and really tasting of sweet lobster and (tarragon?) A huge added bonus for us was being able to talk and actually hear each other! Service was perfect.
A restaurant with character and high quality food. Service was amenable and responsive.
Great cognac selection, very attentive staff, and a really lovely experience!
Went for lunch with my mom. Lovely service. Good food. Very pleasant and great location for us.
Pretty restaurant & diverse menu (something for everyone from steak to vegetarian options). Had to call twice to increase numbers & they were very accommodating. Attentive service.
The food was very good, staff was friendly and the French cuisine authentic
I try to hit this place whenever I am in NYC, which is about 7 times a year. It's close to where I stay and has food, service and ambience I like.
Waiter didn’t rush us so we enjoyed our drinks. One dinner so rare should have heartbeat. My halibut floated in champagne sauce and others liked steak frite dish. The bread tasted stale although waiter said it was homemade.
We enjoyed the availability but I felt others we enjoying a really nice romantic environment
Very nice restaurant. We had a good dinner with friends before show. Food is very good.
Food outstanding. Choice of French comfort food or unique and tasty specialities. I’m gluten intolerant and finding excellent alternatives was not an issue—even wide choice of desserts. Arrived for an early dinner so restaurant was very quiet and perfect for conversation. Waiters very attentive.
Excellent meal and a fair price. Great pre-theatre spot
Quiet Sunday evening out for last dinner in New York. Food was excellent although waiter was quite busy and somewhat less attentive than we had come to expect from our earlier experiences. Food was well worth the visit and overall it was enjoyable.
Our first time there, a few years ago, was fine. The noise level was perfectly tolerable, and both the service and food was excellent. This time, not so much. The place was packed (understandably, on a Saturday evening, pre-theatre), and the service sluggish. I hadn't been given a napkin, and had to ask for one mid-meal. The salade Niçoise was without flavor and under-dressed. I understand it was a busy time, but still the meal and the dining experience both sorely lacked what we'd experienced on our earlier visit.
The waiters were amazing the jalapeno margarita a little too spicy but the strawberry martini was amazing
We arrived on time for our 6:30 reservation and were seated in a few minutes. Our server "CR" came right away with menus. We decided quickly and ordered the three course for me and my wife ordered just an entre. My first course came quickly (about 6:50, I'd say) and I ate the five escargot right down. Here's where my "service" downgrade comes in. Seven o'clock comes and goes and by 7:15 we're starting to worry as we have 8pm show tickets about a block away. We inquire with CR and he says "soon" and claims "not my fault". Finally at 7:31 our main dishes arrive and we figure we have about 10 minutes to wolf them down. While the food was hot and delicious I can't say we enjoyed eating under such time pressure and I had to say forget the desert. We asked for the check (time stamped 7:44), paid up, and flew out the door getting seated at Carnegie with about 2 minutes to spare. Whew!
Moral: even though probably three fourths of the diners at this place are headed to the theater you had better make your needs known as you are seated or be prepared for a tense evening! And, even in NYC, be prepared for sticker shock if you want wine.
This time, service was suprisingly slow.
Our table (and the one next to us) were worried about missing our curtain times. We had to ask for our waiter a number of times, and had him check on the food as well. This is NOT usually the case at Brasserie Cognac and it surprised us. The waiters and the kitchen are usually very swift.
I had to prove with my IPhone That I had a reservation as did another patron The excuse was feeble. Service was also poor. I will not return
We went at the end of Restaurant Week so it was very crowded and extremely noisy. I go there very often and it's not usually this way. But the food was very good and Manuel, our server, always gives us special service because we are regulars.
The lunch we had was wonderful, however the wait time took away from the experience.
Always reliably good! Relaxing setting, classic French menu and great service.
FOOD AND SERVIE WERE VERY GOOD .WAITER WAS ATTENTIVE, MADE SURE TO GET US OUT IN TIME FOR THE THEATER.MY MAIN DISH WAS PERFECT AS WAS THE DESSERT.THA AMBIANCE IS LOVELY AND I WOULD DEFFINATELY GO AGAIN AND INVITE FRIENDS TO JOIN ME.
We chose Brasserie Cognac for a pre-Encores dinner. The kitchen was very slow, the food and service were good.
Have eaten here many times in our overnight trips to the city to see shows at 54 Below. Always delivers. Especially if we can get seating in the rear dining room which is quiet, wood panelled, with linen tablecloths. We ate there for dinner on Restaurant week....lobster bisque, black bass and floating island dessert and all were absolutely superb!!
Conventional and noisy; bustling but pleasant. The kale salad was good.
Had restaurant week lunch menu, skirt steak was amazing, lobster bisque great, the escargot lacked salt (for me it's important that food gets cooked with salt, some people prefer to add it). Wine was good, service very attentive and the charming french hostess seemed to have a very busy restaurant under control. I will be back.
Very nice and convenient location on Broadway.