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Dirty French

4.5
840 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Brunch
  • Good for a Date
Dirty French is a New York bistro created by Major Food Group’s Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick. The restaurant takes its culinary cues from the timeless dishes and preparations of classic French bistros and enlivens them utilizing modern techniques and bold flavors. Dishes like Duck à l’Orange with ras el hanout and preserved oranges remain true to their French roots but are restyled with flavors that explore the breadth and depth of the global French culinary influence. Dirty French is located in the Ludlow Hotel in Manhattan’s storied Lower East Side.

For any questions regarding an existing or future reservation, please email reservations@dirtyfrench.com
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary French, French American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast:
Monday - Sunday: 7:00am - 10:15am
Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Brunch:
Saturday - Sunday: 11:45am - 3:00pm
Dinner:
Thursday - Saturday : 5:30pm - 12:00am
Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 254-3000
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Rich Torrisi and Mario Carbone
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Houston
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Parking details
There is a parking garage located on Essex Street between Houston and Stanton on the West Side of the street.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Dirty French is available for large party bookings and restaurant buyouts o f up to 100 guests for seated events and up to 175 guests for cocktail style receptions.

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What 840 People Are Saying
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4.3
service
4.5
ambience
3.9
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

The atmosphere and ambiance was fantastic. Dirty French (awesome name by the way) had a swanky vibe and was decorated beautifully. Our waiter was so friendly and helpful, but the food was just ok. I knew the menu wasn't that extensive but I was still interested. I ordered the duck hash and even though it was tasty it was mostly potatoes and not much duck. My sister ordered the eggs Benedict, which was good too, but again was mostly potatoes.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

It was my girls after her birthday surprise dinner. She was super excited and so was I about dinning at Dirty French. Our excitement lasted throughout the entire night. Everything I expected it to be and more. My girl had the duck and I had the stake. Got to say that was the best duck I have ever had... to perfection. Crispy skin and beautifully cooked. We will totally make another reservation at the Dirty French. Thanks

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The perfect Sunday brunch in Manhattan. Not too busy, great live music in the background and a nice airy feel to the place. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

I was there for my 40th bday and it was the perfect spot! Jeffrey, the manager, was amazing and helped make the night very special. He had a couch in the bar area reserved for the 6 of us to enjoy after dinner drinks and desserts. Very fun night with great food!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Beautiful location and decor was comfy and interesting. Wish they had more to offer for food, the menu was sparse and I don’t feel like any of the dishes we ate were so amazing that they were worth dedicating so much effort to on the menu. Service was fast.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

My husband and I always enjoy brunch at The Dirty French.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Good food and atmosphere and great selection of wine

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Excellent!! Keep on the good work

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This restaurant absolutely lived up to everything we'd heard about it. The food was absolutely outstanding and the service was top notch. This is on my "must return list" of New York City restaurants!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great great food. Little too noisy

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Dirty French has great atmosphere. I love the feel of the place. Brunch was very good. Lemon Pancakes... yes please!!

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1.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Un fiasco total sur tous les plans.
Nourriture extrême pauvre qualité
Bruit plus que la normale locale et c est peu dire ...
Il y avait un trio de musiciens et je suis désolé pour eux mais cela ajouter une dose de plus dans ce cirque du mauvais goût

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Very pleased. Food was outstanding. Only two suggestions to improve things - the service between courses was a bit too quick; need to slow down and let customers savor and enjoy the dishes before the next one is brought to the table. And second, perhaps the chef was a bit heavy- handed with the pepper on a couple of dishes, at least in my opinion.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

Incredible, non-apologetic, relentless flavors, great wine list, and consistent for the past 3 years. One of the most special dining experiences in NYC imo.

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The food was surprisingly good. The service was inattentive, and that really ruined the meal.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Brunch sweets come 1st - a donut, pecan roll, hazelnut Madelines
Service so nice
Some food a touch of chili where it was too much
The atmosphere was great

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Everything on the menu is overly spiced and sauced to the point it overwhelms the main ingredients. Some dishes came out too salty. Obviously effort goes into the place, and some of the dishes are good (grilled oysters and sea scallops in a recent visit), but a little balance would be nice. Prices are high for what you get, but I guess the size of portions justifies somewhat. Our waiter was extremely knowledgeable about the food and wine menu.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Still a scene destination, but continues to be a food destination above all! Absolutely terrific experience... Among NYC's best.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food was wonderful. We had the mussels, steak and black bass, and all were cooked to perfection and delicious. The restaurant itself was great, although it’s part of a hotel and some of the hotel guests were a bit obnoxious and loud at times. Otherwise, it was a really great for date night

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

They were very accommodating, especially since most people in the party were extremely late. Food was great. No complaints. All of us will still continue to go back!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Both the food and service at Dirty French are exceptional. The maître d is warm and charming and always makes you feel welcome. There are staples on the menu but always something new and interesting, along with seasonal changes. We love dining here.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

I went for a Sunday Brunch and I loved the free pastries and the environment, Food is good but not awesome.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great food and great service. Unique decor and amazing menu

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Wonderful experience all around. Made anniversary celebration special.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Great vibe. Food surprisingly good.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Fantastic experience. Great food, great music.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Not your traditional French fair but nevertheless delicious. The space is beautifully decorated albeit a little crowded. The table next to us was a little inebriated and it was slightly uncomfortable. The sommelier suggested a perfect wine and the oysters were amazing. The shishito pepper tabasco was fantastic. I had the lamb saddle which was slightly tougher than I would have liked. The meal was very filling and great portions.

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Overpriced food, dishes were hit and miss. Liked grilled oysters. Chicken was overpriced and nothing special, tasted like souse vide I make at home and too creamy sauce. Fried part also was nothing special.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Amazing!! Pam was awesome and so much fun!!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

I felt like I was welcomed with open arms I felt part of the family the waiter was so attentive, I would totally recommend this place to everyone now I know where I want our next holiday dinner to be thank you for such a wonderful experience.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Live band during brunch was fantastic! Food and service on point. Such a fun place!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Everything about Brunch was perfect. The wait staff, the musicians, and the food were all on point. I would put up their Brunch against anyone in the city.

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2.0Dined on March 1, 2018

Really disapointed by this restaurant. I asked a special table and a special attention for my birthday's wife: none were respected.
To avoid.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Always a wonderful meal and outstanding service. Love this place

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

We had brunch. The waiter recommended the Tartare (tuna tartar) and Bourguignon (grilled oysters) for appetizers and the Dip (French dip sandwich) and Duck Hash for brunch. Brunch came with free donuts and pastries. The food was really delicious and the service was excellent. I highly recommend the Dirty French for brunch.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

I like the excellent services and environment. It was my wife’s first time to NYC and our anniversary annual trip, we told the restaurant earlier and they have prepared a very delicious dessert Beignets for us!! Also, it was a Friday when we were there so there were a lot of decent customers having drinks and celebrations, the atmosphere is great but it took us a little bit efforts to speak louder to each other. Overall, the food is good, staffs are super helpful, and the vibe is nice. I will come back again.

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5.0Dined on February 23, 2018

Great night with friends..... food was amazing, as well as the service

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1.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Service was horrible, waiting ages at front desk, no drinks list, pastries came half way through the meal “oh you should of get these” food ok.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Food was good however on the heavy side I ordered the lamb burger which was cooked well however spicy and overpowered the meat taste I think chef was trying to overcome the taste of the gamey taste of lamb . I enjoyed the free starters that had a doughnut and Madelines as well as cinnamon roll .
I am not a fan of brunches so i would not give the restaurant a higher rating cause I didn’t try the other food on the menu .
I would say it was a good dining experience overall .

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great food, but there is a lot of room to improve service.

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