Braxton's Restaurant & Bar at The Algonquin Resort

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One of the first chefs at The Algonquin, in the late 1800s, was the brilliant and respected G.F. Braxton. His philosophy of providing uncompromising quality in an elegant but casual environment continues to inspire us to this day.

Centrally-located in the main building of The Algonquin, Braxton’s is a place to gather. Here, families discover old favourites, the adventurous try something new, and friends meet for drinks. With a warm, friendly, but elegant atmosphere, everyone feels relaxed, whether for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The menu changes seasonally, but expect a commitment to fresh ingredients, an emphasis on local, and brilliant attention to detail. This is certainly not your average dining experience.
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3.7based on all time ratings
3.8
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4.2
service
4.0
ambience
4.1
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GregS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

Very slow service. Watched multiple people seated after us receive food and even finish up before us. Could rarely find our server. Sat for 20 minutes before anyone came to our table. I think staff was overwhelmed tonight, but still, not great service.

CA
vipCADC
New England
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent flavorful food
The vegetarian option not listed on menu was delicious -curry quinoa with veggies
My husband had the scallops & was not disappointed
Service was attentive & friendly
We were not disappointed

KD
vipKathleenD
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Nothing special- food was so so. Men in shorts and sandals in “fine dining” restaurant

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vipEikooc
New England
105 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service with some of the most delicious beef tenderloin and scallops eaten anywhere. HIghly recommend if you want a more upscale dining experience.

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vipEikooc
New England
105 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I previously reviewed their dinner service. This review covers breakfast which lacked some of the finer touches: no spoon with the place setting, don´t sit facing the sun without first pulling down the shade. And it took a while to receive the cream I requested. Good points: omelette was very tasty and served hot. We were at breakfast the day before and had the buffet. It was okay but the waffles were cold in the server. There was nothing special about the buffet. Order off the menu for about the same or lower price.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely meal delivered with exceptional service.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service love the new menu
Wait her Christian was too notch !

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vipstella
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Probably the best and only place to dine while visiting St Andrews. Two dining areas in this restaurant. The lounge for a more relaxed lunch or dinner. Or the more formal dining room for a quiet elegant dinner. The salmon is a must. Quite possibly the best salmon ever. Extensive wine list. Great desserts. Oysters are fabulous.

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vipcrich113
Washington DC
61 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate at Braxton's 3 times for dinner and 4 times for breakfast during our stay. The food was delicious! The first breakfast we ordered from the menu. I had the lobster eggs Benedict and my husband had the seafood omelet. The following days, the breakfast buffet was available with an omelet station. For dinners we tried the seafood chowder, scallops and the salmon filet, as well as the mussels. On two evenings I had the Artisan Salad, on with an add on shrimp skewer and one with the add on buttered lobster tail. All was excellent. I highly recommend a visit to Braxton's anytime you are in the area!

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VRW2017
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The dinner is the restaurant this night was fantastic. Joanna was great and all components of the meal were well executed. Bar needs to learn how to make a Manhattan better.

Based on this we returned and tried the pub. What a disappointment. Besides the daily soup, the salad was average, the $25 air, sea, land board tasted like all the components were weeks old and the fish and chips batter was undercooked on the inside and grainy. Another meh Manhattan .

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vipHousy123
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2014
Overall3food2service4ambience3

A far cry from the former restaurant that the Fairmont ran. Food was not great yet was quite expensive. My filet was cold .... my potatoes too. Overall an underwhelming experience. They weren't even that busy.

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Fullmarks
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and food, it more than made up for the Mother's Day brunch experience we had! Thank you Algonquin!

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PEIguy
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2014
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The service and ambiance was fantastic, our server, Ben, made it a very enjoyable evening. The food however, was disappointing. One of our mains, a filet minion was undercooked, while the chicken was overcooked. Rhe sides were OK, but nothing more than just OK.

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Newlyweds
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2014
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My husband and I recently dinned at Braxton's with a another couple. This was a special occasion as we eloped that day. I made the reservation online and put a note to let them know of the special occasion. I had assumed that there would have been some type of acknowledgment, but nothing was said or done. The food was good, but everyone in the group found the portions very small.

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Tasty
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2014
Overall1food4service5ambience5

Our waiter and hostess was wounderfull, they were very informative and a complete joy to have tending our table.
The food was very good but a little pricey, the restaurant was beautifully remodeled loved every thing about it.

RL
vipRichardL
Atlantic Canada
12 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2014
Overall2food2service1ambience2

The salmon appetizer came out quickly & was very good, but things went downhill from there. The food was tasty enough (lamb wellington & honey chicken), but the portions are very small & I don't expect or like vast quantities of food on my plate. Both were unevenly heated, meats hot but accompaniments lukewarm & on cold plates. Three small pieces of green bean & carrot do not a vegetable make. The service was poor; we waited undue amounts of time to receive our mains, have the plates cleared, order dessert, etc, despite there being very few other diners. Wines are overpriced; a run of the mill chablis $20 per glass. Not the worst meal ever, but far from the best for what we paid (over $200). We would not return.

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Lily
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2014
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service not inspired. Bar top filthy with glass rings and sticky stuff. accouplement veggies way overcooked. Portions small

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2014
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My husband's salad had no dressing that he could discern. The food was good but not great. The dessert which was the flourless cake was excellent.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner at the Algonquin was fabulous, the service was top notch, portion sizes were perfect

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2014
Overall2food1service4ambience2

I ordered a filet medium and it came seriously overcooked and dry. My wife ordered the halibut and the seasoning appearing to be nothing more than chili powder dusted over the fish prior to cooking. Not very tasty. On talking to another patron their experience was very similar. Much improvement needed before we consider returning.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The restaurant offered something for every taste; it's obvious a lot of thought went into choosing unique dishes and ingredients with a Martime flavor! $10 for a glass of Jackson Triggs is too much, but I guess you pay for the ambience and experience, which is lovely! It is really a romantic spot but would also work nicely for small groups of people. It was really quite private. So happy the Algonquin is open again. Wait staff attentive and pleasant!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2014
Overall3food3service4ambience3

There is a limited menu at this point (just reopened). The food was good but not great and the wine selection is also good but the charging $ 55 for a nice $ 15 bottle of wine is bit high. The service was very good - although there was a problem with the internet - so paying with a credit card took a bit of fiddling.

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Braxton's Restaurant & Bar at The Algonquin Resort is rated 3.7 stars by 22 OpenTable diners.

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