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Cherche Midi, New York, NY

Cherche Midi

4.4
4.4
710 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Sunday through Wednesday from 6:00pm to 10pm (last reservation at 9:45) Dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6:00pm to 11pm(Last reservation at 10:45pm) Cherche Midi is now serving Lunch from Monday to Friday 12pm to 3:30pm (Last reservation at 3pm) as well as Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 3:30pm (Last reservation at 3pm).

  • Phone number

    (212) 226-3055

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Shane McBride and Daniel Parilla

  • Neighborhood

    SoHo

  • Cross street

    Houston and Prince

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    F to Second Avenue

  • Additional

    Full Bar

What 710 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. B

    Brion

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 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.
  2. OD

    OldDan

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Not dreadful, but on a notably lower level of quality than comparably priced venues in the neighborhood
  3. L

    Lori

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Another great bistro with reliable menu and great wine list!
  4. KQ

    KathleenQ

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 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
  5. M

    Muffinmaddy

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 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.
  6. JA

    JAKandJWB

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 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.
  7. s

    senorborges

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My birthday was great here
  8. JF

    JeffreyF

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 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.
  9. p

    patg

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    55 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.
  10. r

    roser30

    New York Area

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 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.
  11. F

    Fledermaus

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Alas, our last brunch here, they will close at the end of May.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 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!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 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!
  14. NG

    NelsonG

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Enjoyed my time there.
  15. R

    Rickster

    New England

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 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.
  16. JP

    JeffP

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    4.0

    48 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.
  17. j

    justeu

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love this place. So sad that it’s closing in June. RIP to a favorote
  18. FH

    FrankH

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2018

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Nice French menu Quiet, unrushed atmosphere Wine carafes are a good value
  19. MY

    MichaelY

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2018

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    It was the perfect Sunday dinner, perfect roast chicken. Service was friendly and helpfule
  20. i

    ianz

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 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.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the bar - great service and ambiance. Burger and steak were excellent.
  22. NG

    NelsonG

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Relax environment, food
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cherche Midi was fantastic. Staff is very professional and attentive. Food was excellent. Ambience was romantic. Great location.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Good food, good service and good atmosphere. Most dishes around 30$. Very French.
  25. A

    Anonymous

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 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.
  26. h

    hungry

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    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.
  27. A

    Ananda

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The ambiance is very cool and the prime rib was amazing.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2018

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Extrêmement décevant pour le prix . Nourriture très ordinaire . Joli décor point à la ligne.
  29. PC

    PConner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always wonderful.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    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? ;)
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food...although the prime rib was not quite as good as the hype, but overall a great meal!
  32. EE

    EddietheEater

    New York Area

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 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.
  33. m

    merp

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  34. GB

    GaleB

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    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.
  35. h

    hungrygrl

    New York Area

    74 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    74 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Friendly hostess, great & informed bar tender and attentive wait staff
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2018

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    I expected Baltazar quality food and service, was disappointed with both.
  37. MI

    MICHAELL

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my NYC faves Always fun time with great food
  38. EG

    EmilyG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best fries in NYC !!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food , great ambience and good customer service..
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    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 710 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Houston and Prince

  • Neighborhood

    SoHo

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Sunday through Wednesday from 6:00pm to 10pm (last reservation at 9:45) Dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6:00pm to 11pm(Last reservation at 10:45pm) Cherche Midi is now serving Lunch from Monday to Friday 12pm to 3:30pm (Last reservation at 3pm) as well as Brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 3:30pm (Last reservation at 3pm).

  • Cuisines

    French, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    F to Second Avenue

  • Executive chef

    Shane McBride and Daniel Parilla

  • Additional

    Full Bar

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