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The stunning reincarnation of New York's original 1959 Brasserie showcases the award-winning, ultramodern design of Diller + Scofidio. Executive Chef Luc Dimnet's menu demonstrates a bold use of flavor giving an unexpected taste to classic French brasserie fare. Savor traditional dishes including Onion Soup Gratinèe and Maine Bouchot Mussels Marinière or modern plates like Gougonettes of Cod and Long Island Duck Breast Confit.
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The Patina Restaurant Group
New York, NY 10022
French, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:30am - 11:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner/Late Night: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 4:00 p.m. - Midnight; Sunday, 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Lexington and Park
$31 to $50
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
From lunch for 10 to dinners for 5000, Chef Luc Dimnet's cuisine can be executed with precision and timeliness in the venue of your choosing.
E, M, and 6 trains
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"Midtown's downtown restaurant," Brasserie has been an iconic fixture in the Seagram building on E.53rd Street since 1959. Offering updated French brasserie fare and a collection of exceedingly decadent desserts in a futuristic, ultra-sleek cosmopolitan setting.
Private Party Contact:
Stefan Watstein: (888) 652-0767
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Brasserie Ratings and Reviews
It was our last lunch at brasserie and we were so sad during it. Even until the very last second everything was so wonderful. You look around at all the history that the restaurant has and it is so wonderful. We are very sad to see the restaurant leave us but it had a long life of wonderful memories. All the managers and employees deserve a round of applause and I hope they will all be taken care of.
Waiter got one order wrong and all had finished before that person was served. Salmon ordered rare arrived cooked through and a completely different preparation to the one described by waiter. Waiter took extremely long time to produce dessert menu. Sad end to a great restaurant
I am so sad to see this institution close its doors in a few days. I am hoping that by some miracle, the restaurant decides to reopen in a different location. I feel bad for those who never had a chance to enjoy the food at Brasserie, for it has been consistently good and the service is always top-notch. This restaurant will be missed.
Its really just psychology. It's a large space, and gives a rather cold feeling as a result. The food itself was just excellent, and the service was very helpful. The restaurant was maybe 1/3 full for Christmas dinner, and it's clear why. With everything the same, or even with higher prices, but in a smaller place with a more happy atmosphere, it would have been crowded with happy diners.
We enjoyed a late pre-Christmas dinner at Brasserie, but were dismayed to find out when we left that they would not be there in 2016. I'm sad that I took so long to try the place, as they delivered an excellent bistro menu with great service and a solid wine list.
I have come here at times for 25 years. It is jazzed up inside now and the people are very solicitous, and it is, I admit, a decent place midtown. We recently had a brunch here and 50% of the food ordered by 5 of us was really good and 50% was OK. Service disappeared for long periods of time. OK if you want to be there, but also OK to pick among the many options within 3 blocks.
This restaurant is scheduled to close at the end of December, so we went to have one last meal there. The welcome was warm and the table we were given fulfilled the requests we had made. The room is a mid-century classic and remains stunning. The food was, as always, excellent. The server was so disinterested and the service so slow and inattentive that it was clear that she had stopped trying. Nevertheless, I would urge you to go if you have not been, and to go again if you have.
I cannot tell you anything about the food. I'm sure it was fine, however, it was forgettable. What really made an impression on me was the overwhelming noise in this restaurant. I took a client to lunch to celebrate the holidays, and couldn't hear him across a table for 2. We were seated in the side room with a low ceiling. Do not let anyone seat you in the side room. You will not enjoy your meal or your company.
This is a great restaurant for a late evening meal or a first date/romance/ break up-make up evening. Our experience began with a seating issue which was quickly resolved to our great satisfaction. The Duck Confit and Rack of Lamb was superb and the service attendant but not helicopter mode. We not rushed out but left alone. The booths felt very private, even though the dining room bustled. Great experience.
Last year was amazing so we figured we would do it one more time. Boy were we sorry. Diner food at best for $60 a head. What a joke. Absolutely inexcusable. $160 with minimal tip for such dry turkey and cambells soup. Being long time customers of the brasserie we are literally depressed and this has ruined our thanksgiving. This was our 3rd thanksgiving in a row here so this was traumatic.
An excellent evening: We were seated when we arrived--which is not the case at 8 PM on a Saturday night at most Manhattan restaurants. They saved us a booth, as I'd requested. The service was friendly, responsive & informed. The menu is varied & I believe that if you like a particular food, you will love it the way the Brasserie prepares it! Spot on French cooking.
Nobody serves better Pommes Frites or French Bread. Entrees were NY Sirloins & Bronzino, all perfectly cooked. Lovely crab-cake appetizer. We also loved the quiet to moderate noise level that's so absent now in most restaurants, any night at 8. We could actually enjoy our meal & each other's conversation without shouting!
Great place for a group to have a quiet dinner. However, the décor is very clinical - there's noting warm or appealing about the restaurant. Food was fine but nothing special. Beet salad very good but the crab cakes were disappointing. Small and expensive for what you get - not much crab in them. Given that the restaurant was not very crowded the service was still slow. I'd probably use this place again for a group but more for the location than anything else.
Its convenient but silly expensive They charge for items in omelettes like a cheap pizza place. They also added chips to a breakfast plate when I did not ask for that and bbuttered toast when I asked for no butter. Its not worth the price except for the location
We loved the decor and the food and service were excellent. We sat in a booth which was wonderfully quiet. We were sad to learn that the restaurant will be closing in December 2015 due to new owners of the building they have been in since 1959! We will definitely try one of its sister restaurants on our next visit.
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