Dirty 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.

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CB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great place.

s
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great room, good jazz, very good food, and very good service. We had brunch.

HD
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Mushroom millefeuille was good and inventive, but the main dishes, though good, lacked creativity. Too expensive for what it is.

OT
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Terrible food
Terrible, the worst

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab dinner. Before show at Mercury Lounge. Definitely will return! Friend and I each had trout meunière.

e
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food as usual. Eggs, pastries, wine. Really good time and today they had a cool jazz band.

S
New York Area
147 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken for two is a must! Mushroom app is delicious as well as doughnut desserts. Cocktails great too

EM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the perfect spot for a special dinner with my family!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food4service2ambience5

We celebrated Birthday! The service was slow. Took about 20 mins to get our drinks and they messed up two of our orders. Ambiance is nice and the hotel it’s attached to is beautiful. Don’t think I would come back, food was very expensive for the quality.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food4service2ambience5

Food and ambience were good. Service was so so.. feels as if they didn’t have enough waiters to serve the floor. We were waiting long time to be seated, to order and for the food to come. And the waiter barely spoke to us to check if everything was alright.

FS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dirty French continues to offer up some of the most amazing dining experiences in all of New York

TP
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top quality food (tuna tartare and grilled oysters)

T
London
43 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoughtful and friendly service, beautiful relaxed atmosphere, great food and extensive wine list. What else is there? I recommend the duck...

OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Christmas Dinner

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Music too loud.

j
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Loved our dinner, menu was classic, inspired french fare, in a warm cozy setting. Mashed potatoes were creamy, buttery goodness; haricots vert perfectly cooked. We were celebrating our Anniversary and the restaurant provided us lovely comped glasses of champagne. Very thoughtful, thank you.

G
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Al momento de entrar la Hostess nos ofreció varias opciones de mesas para escoger, lo que me pareció muy amable (antes no había pasado esto, nunca!)
Al llegar no tuvimos que esperar, teníamos reserva, otro punto a favor, otras veces nos ha tocado esperar aún teniendo reserva!
El servicio como siempre REGULAR, el mesero olvidó mandar nuestro Main course, tuvimos que esperar acerca de 20min., sólo se acercó y dijo que ya la comida venía en camino pero aún así esperamos unos 15mins después de eso! También nos dijo que estábamos pidiendo DEMASIADA comida, con ese énfasis y la verdad quedamos súper bien, un poco llenos pero nada excesivo!
Pedimos una botella de vino, el sommelier parecía no estar muy seguro de algunas preguntas que le hicimos, pero nos hizo una recomendación y nos gustó, en precio-calidad, muy buena elección!
Al final de la cena, mi acompañante botó el vino que quedaba en su copa y la copa cayó al piso y se quebró, y en vez de decir que todo estaba bien, limpiar y preguntarle si deseaba otra copa, fueron recogieron todo de la mesa, limpiaron y nos hicieron sentir, por la actitud, que nos estaban tratando como NIÑOS que ya estaban “pasados de tragos”!

Por la comida, excelente, todo en su punto, el flat bread de bienvenida siempre delicioso!

Nosotros pedimos el Carpaccio, los Beets, las ostras al grill, el pollo para dos y el tartare de atún, con el vino y la cuenta fueron alrededor de 350$ Nada “accesible”!
Me encanta Dirty French por la comida, pero el servicio es lo que siempre me hace querer ir menos y menos veces! Pase de ir al menos 6 veces al año e incluso celebrar mi cumpleaños y algunos eventos especiales ahí, a ir 1-2 veces al año! Es muy triste porque la calidad de la comida es excelente pero el servicio cada vez siento que es peor!

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OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place.
Come back a million times !

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience2

Staff not very friendly. Pushing drinks and food.

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

We had been wanting to try this place for a while and finally made it over last weekend to celebrate our anniversary. I’m Happy to say it was a very solid choice. We were greeted by the very fabulous Royce who gave us a lovely table and made some very good recommendations. We had the lamb carpaccio, the grilled oysters and the duck. All were excellent choices. The bread they give you is also delicious. We had the lemon tart for dessert which was also good

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brunch for 8 and it was wonderful. Thanks

OT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievable from beginning to end!!

D
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Overall a good experience. Appetizers were good, entree’s very good. Service was food and not intrusive . The atmosphere was very nice but the blaring 80s pop music has to go. Finally I wish they had some more reasonable price options on wine. At this price point (both food and wine) there definitely are better options out there.

E
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Met up with friends and had so much fun!

R
Denver
80 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
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.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

S
New York Area
84 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
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
60 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
8 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
8 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.