Cherche Midi

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$31 to $50
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French

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We are currently booking reservations up to 30 days.

Please join us for Lunch, Monday through Friday from 12pm to 3:30pm as well as Brunch, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3:30pm.
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
3.9
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipBrion
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very sad to see Cherche Midi close. It was a pleasure to be able to dine there before the closing.

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OldDan
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not dreadful, but on a notably lower level of quality than comparably priced venues in the neighborhood

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Lori
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Another great bistro with reliable menu and great wine list!

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vipKathleenQ
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I adore this restaurant!! Consistently great food, inventive drinks, friendly impeccable staff. Decor and ambiance are perfection. But over the weekend, they told me they are closing in a week! So sad!! I can only assume with all the street construction and other places on this block shuttering that they fell away from top-of-mind for people. I hope they relocate. In the meantime - they told me I can seek out the Taj Mahal Spritz at Balthazar. Thanks for the memories Cherche Midi! xx

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vipMuffinmaddy
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all loved our Sunday brunch at this restaurant but unfortunately, found out it will be closing for good in a week. We were so sorry to hear that. We understand they will not be relocating. The building is being torn down on the Bowery. Too bad! Loved the neigborhood. The atmosphere was very French Bistro.

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vipJAKandJWB
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This has been a favorite of ours for several years. But, our last time there was a letdown, as the prices have gone up, and one of the dishes (risotto) was disappointing.

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vipsenorborges
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My birthday was great here

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vipJeffreyF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

For reasons no one would explain they did not have their full menu. No one called to let us know, nor did they tell us when we checked in with the hostess . In fact the waitress didn't even say anything until I asked why they weren't serving their signature dish , the prime rib. All of this would have been fine if the food they served was edible. It wasn't.

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vippatg
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They are closing in June, so don't bother. They posted a sign at the door saying they had a kichen malfunction: most of the staff hadn't shown up! They offered a limited menu, which was ok, we were too lazy to find someplace else and it was raining.

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viproser30
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were there for brunch before leaving the city. It is a bit high priced for breakfast but the food was very tasty. I ordered a bloody Mary. The drink was very spicy: definitely not a mix but a bit more than I wanted at brunch. I guess I could have asked for something to cut the spice but I didn't. The food was fabulous and the staff attentive. I plan to go back for lunch or dinner whenever I might be in the city.

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Fledermaus
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alas, our last brunch here, they will close at the end of May.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Brunch on Mothers Day. Every dish was spectacular, service was great and atmosphere perfect. What a shame this place is closing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

So very sorry Cherche Midi is closing soon - it was one of our favorite restaurants. We wish all the people working at the restaurant all the best!

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NelsonG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Enjoyed my time there.

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Rickster
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice interior decor, good location. The drink menu is pretty decent as is the wine list. Menu was just okay, expected a little more French cuisine and maybe a special or two. But overall food was good, service was good.

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vipJeffP
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A charming setting, it looks like a classic Parisian bistro. We were a group of 5 and everyone enjoyed it. Standouts included beet salad, mussels, pommes frittes. Good for a couple or a larger group.

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vipEugeniaS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love this place. So sad that it’s closing in June. RIP to a favorote

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FrankH
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice French menu
Quiet, unrushed atmosphere
Wine carafes are a good value

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MichaelY
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was the perfect Sunday dinner, perfect roast chicken. Service was friendly and helpfule

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ianz
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was awkward and not good. Waiter seemed very rushed and impatient at the start and couldn’t be found when the rush was over. Won’t go back with so many other options where food is good and service is so much nicer. Sorry to say it. Perfect example of service making or breaking an experience. Felt bad for my in-laws as it was their anniversary, but we made the most of it. Food was good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar - great service and ambiance. Burger and steak were excellent.

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NelsonG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Relax environment, food

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cherche Midi was fantastic. Staff is very professional and attentive. Food was excellent. Ambience was romantic. Great location.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food, good service and good atmosphere. Most dishes around 30$.
Very French.

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall1food1service5ambience2

While our waiter was really nice, I would not recommend this restaurant. The dishes were not wholly clean, the tablecloth had a stain on it, and the food was not good. I was looking forward to these amazing looking pommes frites (which are still pictured on their website), but they don't make them anymore. My cut of steak didn't taste very fresh either. Not sure if perhaps the chefs who opened the place have now left, but I don't plan to go back.

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viphungry
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall1food4service2ambience1

I would not recommend this place. We arrived and the place was empty, yet the unfriendly hostess squeezed 5 of us at a tiny table. The place was boiling hot - their a/c was broken, but they didn't seem to care. Our server changed midway through dinner, which I find unprofessional as we were at the very beginning of dinner service. The food was fine but way overpriced. I just don't see the appeal.

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Ananda
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambiance is very cool and the prime rib was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Extrêmement décevant pour le prix . Nourriture très ordinaire . Joli décor point à la ligne.

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vipPaigeC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went there for a brunch on a Sunday. Good food, friendly service, what else do you need? ;)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food...although the prime rib was not quite as good as the hype, but overall a great meal!

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vipEddietheEater
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. Excellent bistro cuisine, classically Parisian. Portions are large, the steak frites and duck entrees are especially delicious, as are the beet salad and garlic shrimp starters. Wine by the glass is pricey, but very good; the nice 20-ounce carafe of Cotes du Rhone at $24 is a bargain.

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merp
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Delicious food, although some service bumps. Although they knew it was our anniversary, never acknowledged (a minor quibble). Server dropped check without asking as we were finishing dessert. We ordered an after-dinner drink and coffee, and server seemed to complain under her breath when delivering. Might have been a misunderstanding, but it sort of hurt the mood.

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GaleB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Overall the experience was all right, but probably won't go back. The salmon dinner was fishy, the potato puffs that came with the prime rib were just like potato chips and the selection of side vegetables is extremely limited. The service was fair, we had to ask several times to have dishes removed from the table once we were done with them.

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viphungrygrl
New York Area
66 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Friendly hostess, great & informed bar tender and attentive wait staff

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I expected Baltazar quality food and service, was disappointed with both.

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MICHAELL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my NYC faves
Always fun time with great food

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vipEmilyG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best fries in NYC !!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food , great ambience and good customer service..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bartender came up with great drinks. Food was great

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Cherche Midi is rated 4.4 stars by 716 OpenTable diners.