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Dirty French

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888 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
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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 888 People Are Saying
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4.3
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4.5
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3.9
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76% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great energetic ambiance; very welcoming attentive staff; delicious food. Chicken & crepes were incredible

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Great service food for brunch is very good. Ample amount of food. Good value and friendly good attentive service

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2.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Brunch was basic. There is nothing special about this eatery, more hype than it could live up to. A sign of a neighborhood that has lost its edge. Great for tourists!

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3.0Dined on June 10, 2018

I did not find the food to be anything special (although the free baked good were a nice touch), and the service not great either.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Great service, amazing complimentary pecan sticky rolls, great food

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Overall quite enjoyable. The food was excellent and the ambiance is terrific. However, if you are planning to go to brunch do not arrive until noon. The bartender was not there yet when we went and so our drinks were not up to the standard of the food.

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1.0Dined on June 10, 2018

Worst value for money meal in NYC! Turned up for a birthday dinner, and had drink at the bar first. server brought 1 drink in an hour and then disappeared. When we asked another server to just close out the bill when one eventually showed up, she appeared visibly disgruntled. Went to the desk to check in for the table at 8:30. Was told to sit down at the bar and waited another 25 minutes to be seated. Ordered drink while waiting for table despite having reservation. Eventually led to table. Tables are tiny! Ordered oysters, 2 starters and the Cote de boeuf. Server missed 1 of the starters, and did not advise anything about the cost or dynamics of the cote de boeuf. Oysters brought out with one starter! Eventually it is clear they missed a starter, and they then brought that one. Then the cote de boeuf arrived with so many sides it could barely fit on table. Dessert split (no mention of birthday anywhere here because they had no idea despite writing on reservation). Most of the food was pretty good. Not great but nothing terrible. Bill comes. Check comes for $420 pre-tip! Cote de boeuf is $225 which was the smallest one they had! We complained and were comped a couple of items by the manager but the bill still came to $400. Seriously people, there are WAY better restaurants in NYC where if you spend $400 you will receive amazing food AND great service. I know because I've been to many of them. Save you $ and go elsewhere because this restaurant is just really mediocre masquerading as 'hipster'.

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3.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Food is pretty good, fun for a brunch, service was lethargic -- maybe 20+ minutes went by with no staff contact and no water near the end of the meal

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3.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Food was NOT what I remembered. Quality has definitely gone down. But, still a fun scene.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Everything about Dirty French is fabulous! From the minute you walk in they are a delight. The food is beyond words and the service impeccable!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Birthday brunch, good food, and great venue!

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2018

Went for Sunday brunch while staying at the Ludlow. It was fantastic and delicious. Although a bit on the expensive side, it was well worth it.
Great complimentary bread sweet basket while the entrees were ample, delicious and well prepared.

If in neighborhood, skip the usual breakfast joints and go to DF! Great cocktails too!

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The food, decor and service were all top-notch. The loud, dreadful, grating, mediocre 80’s music was the only drawback and made it difficult to truly enjoy how good everything else was.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Avsolutely superb brunch. Lose thelivemusic

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Drinks were amazing.

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2018

Staff was all on point! Service excellent but food amazing!!!!!!!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Classy new french restaurant with innovative dishes in a jazzy lower eastside setting. Superb waitstaff and kitchen at the top of its game.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Go-to great spot. Roasted chicken crepes are a must

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2.0Dined on May 17, 2018

We ordered the cote de boeuf
They mentioned the price per ounce but I wasn’t going to get a calculator out to calculate the whole price
It ended up being $450 for two people, 1 main each and 2 glasses of wine and 2 vodkas.
We complained and they knocked off $100 from the bill.
Still $350 for a dinner for 2 i would have gone somewhere else.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Terrible service. Took over an hour to get the food which was drenched in oil and not worth the wait.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Really fun atmosphere for brunch on a Saturday. There was a small live band playing at a volume that was upbeat but not too loud. I would recommend for friends and family but not for business, since the atmosphere and decor are a little quirky. The food and service were both great. I enjoyed the duck confit. The portions were generous enough. I had a bellini, which was nice, but it would be great if some of the specialty cocktails could be served individually rather than just as pitchers.

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2.0Dined on May 12, 2018

I have eaten here several times in the past. I have stayed at the Ludlow and came in for breakfast. I returned for dinner on another trip back to NYC and had an incredible meal . This time we came for my husbands Birthday and , First the service was so awful. The waiter acted like we were bothering him all night. Second the food was mediocre at best. My dish, the chicken and crepes were so bad, could not even eat it. My husband and daughter had the trout which was good. When I booked the reservation I told them I was celebrating a birthday, and the told the waiter also. I would have like them to bring something with a candle .and paid for it with no problem. At the end of our meal the waiter just put the check down and disappeared. Very disappointed that I chose this restaurant to celebrate his birthday. There are so many better restaurants in NYC, that I would skip this one

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great time great service and food

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

A fun experience, a good meal not great .

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2.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Wine list was outstanding. Appetisers were great. The Duck was horrible. Our server did her best to manage the chaos of the manager, who had manhandled my boyfriend to move his chair to the side towards the end of our meal so they could squeeze in another table beside us. This was done WHILE he was sitting down. It was quite rude & a very awkward experience, as the manager (wasn’t able to get a name, but was dressed in Drag), kept on repeatedly saying “nothings happening” while he/she moved my boyfriend/his chair. So odd. Never coming back despite the excellent bottle of Corsican wine that is very hard to find in this part of the world.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Server was knowledgeable and helpful in menu selection. Food is absolutely delicious, fresh and inventive.

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1.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Used to be good and consistent. Now it is a mess. Cold food, poor service and management. Won’t be returning

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4.0Dined on May 7, 2018

Simply elegant and wonderful. Overdelivered with the bread!!! Highly recommend

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Always a pleasure treat to dine at Dirty French! Wonderful service. Great brunch/lunch!!!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Saturday there is a jazz band
Loud for my older parents but still slot of fun
Great bakery goods to start

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4.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Waitress and Hostess were wonderful. All recommendations were great - the duck was not my favorite, a bit fatty (could have been because it was the last one) - but the fish was amazing and the drinks spectacular. Great vibe, lovely evening. Overall a wonderful night and I recommend it. Not your typical French cuisine, I loved the spiced flair it had.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Best pork I’ve ever had

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Best waitress ever, delicious meal and great wine.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Favorites - vibe, service and of course the cocktails and food! Loved the Zaragosa cocktail, and as for food, the duck l’orange is divine! It took a little longer for the duck but it was worth it!

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Amazing from the get go ! Service was so friendly and attentive , took care of all our needs and then some ! Went for Brunch , and can’t wait to go back ! My lamb burger was the best burger I have ever tasted , the goat cheese to topping ( bucheron) was the icing on the cake ! We ordered a serving of pancakes for the table , beyond delicious !
As for our cocktails the Ludlow Gimlet , I think we were in Gimlet heaven !


So look forward to dining here again !

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Loves the staff and the ambient! I brought my mum though so for her it was a bit noisy.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Food was amazing, service excellent, atmosphere fun.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Fun ambiance

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Great brunch menu that had a wide range from more traditional choices to more adventurous so something for everyone. The food was great and the service fab. Also a cool place with a great vibe

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Too noisy and very expensive. Food was good.

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