Dirty French

4.6
922 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 Dining
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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 922 People Are Saying
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4.5
food
4.4
service
4.5
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3.9
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82% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 5 days ago

I took my mom here for brunch as she is a Francophile and I had heard good things about the restaurant. The free pastries and such they first brought out were delicious but the service was lackluster- our water glasses would sit empty- and we were the ONLY PEOPLE in the entire restaurant for 1/3 of our meal! My duck hash was delicious but my mom's omelet (of which, it is the most basic and important dish to master in France) was less than impressive and very bland. The decor was very pretty though and people watching through the window, and inside the restaurant, was entertaining.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic restaurant. Cocktails thoughtfully curated. The food was outstanding. The service was attentive. 10/10

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Phenomenal as always. The bread and duck a l’orange never disappoint.

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3.0Dined on August 6, 2018

I expected a better lunch menu. Not outstanding. Beautiful decor with nice lounge area and fireplace.

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4.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Was happily impressed with the restaurant. We were seated promptly at the time of the reservation. Waiter was friendly and available when we needed attention. Good drinks and very good food. Was a fun atmsophere. The hanger stak was very good as was the spicy pork chop. Post dinner drinks in the back garden was good way to transition from dinner. Recommend

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5.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Great food and great ambiance!

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2.0Dined on August 4, 2018

Very militant liberal - I made a comment about how well the president is doing, and the waitress stormed off. Snowflakes.

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2018

My husband and I were visiting New York and made a reservation at Dirty French for our anniversary. The host and servers made sure we had an excellent table and took steps to ensure we had a special night. The service and food were excellent. We would absolutely go back next time we are in the city.

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2018

Had to make theater time. They were aware
Of it and made our dining experience pleasurable without extra anxiety.

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4.0Dined on July 31, 2018

Great food, but overpriced for what it is. The hangar steak is just a steak, no sides for $38.

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3.0Dined on July 27, 2018

Unbearably loud, food took forever to arrive. When it did, wasn't that exciting.

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5.0Dined on July 25, 2018

Lovely hotel restaurant, hip and modern, very hipster frequented, very good food if on the high price point - a NYC experience. Our appetizers shared by a table of 4 were delicious and certainly enough for us. The tuna tartare and the charcuterie board were ver tasty and beautifully presented. Entrees just as good, trout, duck, and steak all excellent served a la carte so side dishes must be ordered separately. Place is fun but way too loud for conversation, not only the noise level but the music they blast makes the place difficult to engage in conversation without yelling.

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5.0Dined on July 23, 2018

Dirty French is a treat!! For the eye and for the palate. You are transported as soon as you enter!! Staff is lovely. And accomodating. Food is yummy. Pricing can get up there but worth it. Enjoy this experience!!

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4.0Dined on July 20, 2018

The food was good but a quite salty. I found the menu was pretty limited and not a lot of vegetarian options. The atmosphere was energetic and the appetizers were very good.

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3.0Dined on July 20, 2018

The food was good. Service was fair. Wine was very pricy and not that great. Bottles of wine are all $100 plus! I would appreciate a less expensive option. I thought they were patronizing.

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Fantastic!!

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2018

Go! Great jazz brunch.

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2018

By far the best restaurant in New York City!!! Absolutely delicious food and a staff that makes you feel so welcome. Don’t miss out on this experience, we keep going back again and again

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Fantastic food and warm and impeccable service- truly outstanding!!!

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5.0Dined on July 7, 2018

I had been to Dirty French previously- almost 2 yrs ago and did not remember the food as being remarkable.. but this past Saturday, it was a WOW..Everything was delicious,
Texture, flavor! Service was attentive and knowledgeable and the Somelier guided us to good wine decisions. Our out of town friends were impressed and definitely enjoyed!

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2.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Service was great but food was completely soaked in butter and salt. One of the worst culinary experiences I have ever had in NYC.

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5.0Dined on July 4, 2018

Fantastic staff. Have lived in NYC for 15 years and this was one of the best meals I’ve had. The saddle of lamb was exceptional.

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4.0Dined on July 3, 2018

went to dirty french first time for dinner when they just opened. in love with their millefeuille and chicken & crepe. probably one of the best mushroom and chicken dishes we had in our life. went back again, and ordered the same dishes. millefeuille still as good as we remember but not so much with the chicken. they motified the dish to duo preparations: roast and fried. half of the roast chicken was still excellent but the other half fried chicken just tasteless and boring. the chicken has no neither seasoning nor brining. we were surprised that they would go with fried chicken when "sweet chick" is just next door which is one of the best fried chicken in the city. hope they will bring back the whole roast chicken with whole the feet!

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

The grilled oysters are delicious.
The table bread is scrumptious.
The beignets to die for.
Great 80’s background music.
Attentive helpful servers.
Loved it all and will be back!

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Great food. Great Service. Great room/design. Great soundtrack.

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5.0Dined on June 30, 2018

Food was awesome. Grilled oysters were best ever. Black bass was excellent. Green beans perfectly cooked. And music was great too

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Everything was absolutely delicious!

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4.0Dined on June 28, 2018

Noisy, overpriced, decent but not exceptional food, fun place, good wine list, excellent wait staff. Overall, I give it a B.

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2018

Lovely lunch spot downtown for Lower East Side folks looking for a notch up in a restaurant.

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4.0Dined on June 22, 2018

Great service REALLY good food. Make sure you get to try multiple dishes

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Our server was great and the food is very interesting. All dishes had a twist on classic French dishes.

The music is much too loud but that has been said in all of the professional reviews and the owners have not done anything about it.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

Amazing. Claire made it really special. We will definitely be back. Thank you!

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

2 year wedding anniversary dinner. Great spot to celebrate with the hubs, and we were both blown away by the service and delicious meals for this occasion!

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5.0Dined on June 15, 2018

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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