Dirty French

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$50 and over
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French
To confirm or cancel your reservation, please email us at reservations@dirtyfrench.com

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

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

We will be offering a prix fixe for $98/person including traditional Thanksgiving dishes with a Dirty French flare. Full deposits are required for booking.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

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Denver
76 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

espectacular! muy buen lugar! muy buena comida, buen ambiente

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

I never write a negative review however today’s experience was a true disappointment. I read other reviews about how bad the service was and since I wasn’t in a rush I didn’t think much of it and it was astonishing to experience such a lack of service and untrained waitstaff. The food was also disappointing I ordered the duck confit hash... both the duck and the potatoes were so crispy that they were crunchy… Way over done.

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous on all counts. Food was spectacular and service attentive and helpful.

S
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Excellent French bistro food. Service was friendly but a bit disorganized at opening for lunch. Noise level would probably be much higher when busy.

AC
Miami
58 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch was fabulous

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second time here and first time for the lunch menu. The food was fantastic. Had the oysters with a friend and we each got a sandwich. Both were perfection.

Food was so good We also stayed for a coffee and some dessert.

Will definitely be coming here more often.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Millefuille was amazing ... pair with a Gewurtztraminer & pat yourself on the back.

JB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal food. Wonderful service. Delicious cocktails. Great spot to go for a fun meal

MV
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My party found the experience of food and ambience very enjoyable, with attentive service.
Negotiating the wine list was shocking.
Paris Bistro's offer wine that is affordable to compliment the meal, but here, Dirty French takes the opportunity to gouge. It was a struggle to find a bottle for less than $70....Makes me less likely to return....

OT
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had an awesome brunch experience at Dirty French! We got seated in their patio area and it was so beautiful with a lot of light and it was very comfortable because it was covered.

They also have live jazz music on Sundays so it had a great vibe.

I got the duck hash for brunch... highly recommend it! It was tasty and eggs were perfectly cooked.

We also shared the Pims drink which is not only refreshing but also pretty!

I would definitely go back to Dirty French for brunch.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fun place! Great for a late night meal. Food and ambiance are excellent

AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service2ambience5

The food was delicious, the atmosphere was so much fun but the service was terrible. It just made dinner longer though which was fun!

G
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This visit was wonderful, as usually. The staff made our 31st Anniversary special.
The food is always extraordinary. This is one of our favorite restaurants so we will return. Wish it was tomorrow!

NC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drinks. The complimentary flatbread was actually heavenly. I would’ve just had that for dinner, it was that good! Excellent service as well. Highly recommend for a fancy date night.

C
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Good food and festive atmosphere. But disorganized service and overpriced. Limited wine list and literally 5 different bottles I selected were unavailable. Overall: not bad, but not special and not worth the money.

D
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was recommended to me by a friend but I had no idea how superb it would be. Every dish we had just kept making us happier and happier.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Good drinks. Nice vibe.

S
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Dirty French is a quaint, restaurant w great ambiance. However, I cannot rave about the food -
I had the Spicey Pork chop - which was quite fatty and the taste was covered up by the sauce.
My Friend had the Lamb Chops, which he claimed was tasty, but this restaurant is expensive - as are the wines - whether by the glass of the bottle.

Not a fav in NYC.

CC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic french dip sandwich, kale salad and squash soup!!!!!!!

JM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We were asked about drinks right away. Once we were finally approached to order, the waitress was very knowledgeable and helped customise the orders. We waited a while to be served however. Delicious food.

OT
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Charming decor, great food

KC
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dirty French is an awesome dining experience.. Food, ambiance and service is outstanding!

AC
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food - we had the grilled oysters and the foie gras to start and then shared the Dover sole etouffe. Our server Pamela was amusing and congenial. The decor is eclectic and the crowd fashionable. Space is a little tight but workable.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The food is great. However, that was the only positive part of the experience.

We were a party of four with a reservation. Two of us arrived about 5-10 minutes before the other two who were stuck in traffic but very close. I explained this to the hostess when we arrived and asked if my girlfriend and I could be seated and have drinks at the table while we waited. She said no and also that if the other couple didn't arrive within 10 minutes they would give away our table. Keep in mind, we were actually a few minutes early at this point.

Once we did get to the table, the waiter was rude almost to the point of being hostile from the moment he spoke to us. He was rude in particular to the two women in our party when they asked some questions about the items on the menu. Additionally it was impossible to get anyone to take our drink orders throughout the entire evening.

While the food is good, I wouldn't recommend anyone pay the price to have dinner here because of how they treat their patrons.

AB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The wait staff and the bus staff could use a little more refinement. There were many times during dinner where it they reach across the table or asked questions when we were in intense conversations.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 20th here. Delicious food, every course. Beautifully prepared. Wait staff was friendly attentive. Som was the best.

a
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic evening at Dirty French. The food was outstanding and our waiter (an Asian woman - I wish I could remember her name) was amazing. So passionate about food and her descriptions and recommendations were spot on. It was my second visit and I still LOVE this place.

AF
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for my Birthday. The ambiance, service, drinks and food were phenomenal!

JF
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food — Awesome! A fresh twist on the classics!
Service — Spectacular! A real pleasure!
Ambiance — Fun! Spacious! Comfortable!

I can’t wait to go back!

NF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is fresh. light, and authentic. Never a disappointment to come here when you want to eat amazing French cuisine.

OT
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! We were a large group and they were very accommodating.

LL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Most of the food was ok. received a rancid piece of fish, they, of course, accommodated me, but for $39 to take a bite of fish that smelled disgusting and tasted completely spoiled... not going back.

BN
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous restaurant, casual chic, and attentive service

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our wait staff was amazing. Erin was so wonderful. The food was top notch and the environment was funky and fun. We love Carbone but this was fresh and exciting. The music was so fun too! And OMG the grilled bread with soft cheese. I will be dreaming about that for a long time!

OT
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Waiter was slow and kept pouring bottled water like crazy. Bill includes $50 worth of bottled water. Absolutely insane !

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The duck breast was awesome.

MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

There is not much to say other than that the food was absolutely fantastic. The burger was, perhaps, the best burger I've ever had in my life - and I've had several - and the spicy pork chops were lovely, as well. The wine was definitely on the pricier side so one may wish to stick to cocktails, but other than that, it was a really lovely night out.

A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

food was expensive and not worth the price. Service is very slow and not efficient.

C
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a great time. It was my visiting sisters birthday. You could not ask for a better experience.

RT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The front door hosts were amazing as was the ambience and the food. One of the best meals I'd had. Unfortunately, our server was luke warm and distant at best.