Cafe Un Deux Trois

4.3
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
4194 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
French

Top Tags:

Pre/post Theatre
Casual
Cafe Un Deux Trois has been located in the heart of Times Square since 1977. We opened when the neighborhood was still very rough , and quickly became THE brasserie to stop for dinner and drinks before heading off to Studio 54 and Xenon to dance the night away.
We were and still are frequented by American and European theater and film actors, as well as politicians, directors, local New Yorkers and tourists from around the world. You will find many a Broadway cast and crew member hanging out after the show on any given night.

We recently had a facelift featuring enormous windows and a new color scheme.
The food while still classic bistro fare has expanded to include a variety of sandwiches, hamburgers and an extensive breakfast.
We have also added a selection of savory and sweet crepes to our dining choices.

Specials

Instantly increase your points with dining rewards

See availability for bonus point tables

Mon - Thu 8:00PM - 10:00PM

What 4194 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff was incredible. We had a great time

d
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This is one of our go to restaurants before the theatre. It is very reliable, good service, food and value. My wife loves their steak tartare. My salmon crepe was excellent.

SL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Used Open Table to book a reservation for a pre-theater lunch. We ordered the prix fixé menu and my friends and I were happy with our choices. The service was attentive, professional, and the food was expertly timed to allow these “ladies who lunch” ample time to linger over coffee. The location is ideal and we were steps away from the Majestic Theater. So happy with our decision.

ZG
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go-to place in Times Square. The friendliest place (especially Jose at the door). Never any attitude. Food is great and fairly priced.

JH
Nashville
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The best spot for pre theater dinner. Plenty of early dining options in a buzzy NY institution. Fun, good food, you don’t feel rushed but you never miss the curtain going up.

PG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This, as many people know, is the PERFECT place for a pre- or post-show meal. Having lived in France, I can say the food is very authentic. Our most recent visit was made perfect by amazing service from our waiter, a lovely French gentleman that took care of our every need with a calmness and professionalism that enable us to relax before the show.

SM
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

This was not our first time, the food was good, but our server was not friendly. We sat for awhile without even being asked if we wanted something to drink. We were a little early for brunch, which the person seating us said it was fine and we could start with coffee, which we were fine with. However, we sat for a good 15 minutes until anyone acknowledged us and asked what we wanted to drink. We started off with one waiter, then another came over who had a personality of a rock, we would have been happier with the first waiter. We were asked if we wanted bread, but was never brought it until the end of our meal.

AS
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent French Cafe. Dining there immediate transports you to some quaint cafe in France during the 1920's.

The food is decent, especially for breakfast. This has become our goto place when we are in the big Apple.

JF
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I am from Chicago and when I come to NYC
I often come here because it is a reliable fixture and the food is better than average. Simple French dishes skillfully prepared. The steak au poivre is my usual; however, the also are open for brunch and the omelettes are also quite good. The only downside is the noise. If you are upfront in the center it is very difficult to hear the person across the table, let alone a person at the end of a six top. The back right corner seems to be the quietest spot. That said, I will happily eat there again.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Old bland decor. Tasteless gloppy food. And expensive.

M
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, great energy and service, really convenient location for shows. Prices are reasonable given the location.

P
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food is delicious, and the restaurant offers a variety of dishes to meet almost all interests. Service was good, given the number of diners. However the noise level was so loud that I was unable to hear my guest, who was visiting from out of state for one night. So for me it was an unfortunate choice for a Saturday night.

S
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

Appetizer, cocktail and meal arrived within 5 minutes of each other. Lamb shank fatty and rather tough. I suspect Cordon Bleu made well in advance and reheated.
When making reservation we were asked if it was a special occasion, indicated anniversary, not quite sure why the question was posed as no acknowledgment was made.
The decor was fun and our waiter was very attentive and professional.
Afraid we will not be back nor could we recommend

J
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

This is second time dining there. The food is very good, however, I ordered the chicken cordon bleu. Portion was more of an appetizer than a meal. The chicken was cut in tiny slivers, so small you couldn’t taste it was chicken. It was served with bland rice. My friend ordered the 12 oz steak with was cooked to perfection. Will definitely eat here again but will not order the chicken again.

LS
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went at 1pm just after the theater crowd and had a most delightful experience. Had the grand daughters along! We come with crazy baggage- 1 shellfish allergy, 1 nut allergy, and 1 gluten free. We had a most marvelous experience. It was so appreciated. We will go again.

JD
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great French favorites.
Decent portions.
Excellent desserts.
Solid service.

JC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant for pre-theater dining. Food is really good and the staff excellent.

CG
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for dessert after seeing a show. Desserts were wonderful! One of my favorite places in NYC.

a
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A favorite old haunt remains reliable and festive. I really enjoyed my goat cheese and spinach crepe along with a good glass of Malbec, which was a nice pour.

AB
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a classic french bistro th staff is great and they find a fair balance with getting you out in time for a show, with no rush

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lively as always & packed to the brim.

JN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Convenient to Broadway. Our meal was good

DC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The location near so many theaters makes this restaurant attractive. We arrived at 4:00 PM after a 1:00 PM Broadway show and there were very few people and service was very, very slow. They seemed to be setting up for the later crowd and were not to interested in us. The food was OK but not great, even their crepes were disappointing. The filling of the crepes was good but the crepes themselves were like plastic. The decor is very nice. Stay away from the crepes and enjoy the rest of their menu.

LY
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of my favorite places. The escargots are to die for. Never had a bad meal here.

MH
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and it was more wonderful than I expected. My friend and I enjoyed the prix fixe dinner and it was superb.

g
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

our lunch was delicious and they always have soup I can eat since I have a limited diet due to surgery. The waiter was extremely good and very pleasant. It was a lovely experience.

WS
New York Area
614 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A long time "go to" place for post-theater dinner. Large menu, food is well prepared.

BB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Have always loved this place. They are masters at getting you out the door in time for the show. Food and service are very good as well. Wish they could keep the noise level down!

BB
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A large restaurant situated perfectly for pre-theater dinners. Enjoyable French menu with everything from appetizers and salads to crepes and full main dishes.

DB
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, beautiful yet casual setting. Friendly service-real ny. Love crayons on the table too.

P
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable, always delicious!

GD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very nice Resturant. Close to Theather- table ready when we arrived on time.

Fair price for food.

T
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Consistently reliable. We can go before theater and know we will get out on time. We can go after and know we can linger over an enjoyable meal. The food is well executed classic bistro (I had the lamb shank over white beans last night - to my delight). The wine list is affordable and complements the food. The cocktails are well made. What's not to like?

S
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

I'd only recommend Cafe Un Deux Trois to a friend who was totally deaf or enjoyed being overwhelmed by the intense din. The food is OK for the Theater District. My warm goat cheese salad was tasty but overpriced for its size. The restaurant was willing to leave the croutons off my salad but doesn't offer any gluten free bread.

By the time we left, we were exhausted from the noise level.

EP
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came with my mum for dinner before a show on my birthday. It was the right balance of affordable, delicious and fun. We had a great time and would recommend to people looking for a great pre show place!

FD
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a place I frequented for years in the late 70s and 80s. The charm and excellent service are still there. The menu is a great sampling of "la cuisine française" and the Prix Fixe Menu is a good value. I am glad that I got to visit with old friends again and to introduce someone new to Un Deux Trois. À bientôt mes amis!

R
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent. Noise was unbearable!!! Do not go here if you want to have a conversation.

T
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Always dependable spot in the Theater District. Food is quite good and service is very friendly.

L
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Enjoyed the salmon special offered under the Prixe Fixe menu. Especially liked that the vegetables served (brussel sprouts and carrots) were different than the offerings most restaurants offer and were nice and crisp. The chocolate mousse was a bit too textured for my taste, but it was tasty. Service was very good. The restaurant was convenient to the theater district and the staff was very aware of our desire to make our show on time.

g
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! We were a block away from our show - but a million miles away in ambience.