Dirty French

4.6
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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.

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vipMichaelM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Lots of sizzle, but no steak....literally. I wasn't sure if I ordered a steak or a steak-...yes, it was that thin. To say it was disappointing would be an understatement. For the amount of money, I expected a lot more. For those who are on the fence, I would go somewhere else that has food just as good, better service for half the price.

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vipMicheleC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly waitstaff, very attentive. Pam was our server she is a pleasure to deal with.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great location and the service was on point

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular meal in every way - food, service, ambience.

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AlexP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

The food was ok but nothing special. Friendly staff, excellent service. Too noisy for my standards.

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vipPamelaC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good meal. We started with the oysters and tartare which were both very good. The bread they give is amazing so make sure to get it. Dover sole was very expensive for not very much. My friends liked the duck but didn't absolutely love it. String beans were really yummy. The beignets for dessert were scrumptious. Pamela, our waitress, was absolutely great. Expensive meal but worth it overall. Good for a special night out but not sure I need to run back - unless its on an expense account.

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viplovetoeat
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Came here to celebrate my friend's birthday.

Pro - duck breast was really delicious, large portion, crispy skin and yummy orange sauce. Much better than the steak entree

room for improvement
- tables are too small
- grilled oysters are too salty, dry, little meat while the sauce is delicious
- indicated birthday celebration on dinner reservation and wait staff did nothing. Not sure I will celebrate any occasion in this venue.

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vipSpedini
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We're in our 70s, so while it was fun to see young people, this was not the place for us. Too loud. My spicy pork dish was excellent, but my friends, who ordered seafood, were disappointed.

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JoshuaM
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

WE love the restaurant. You just need to have some reasonably priced bottles of wine. Even just one bottle of each variety between $85-$125 would be great. We had to order a $200 bottle of wine and went through 4 bottles. And while the wine was good, we've had better wine for less money at other restaurants. I think having pricier optoins is fine, but just give people a reasonably priced option as well.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great!! Great from beginning to end from the greeting to the drinks the awesome food and service! Totally going back here!!! Loved it!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Have been to Dirty French many times over the year. The food is delicious and the ambience is great. Unfortunately service has deteriorated over time with it taking significantly longer for the staff to take our order, clear plates, etc. Tough comparison because service used to be stellar. Will still continue to come back, just a bit disappointing.

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vipCarrieB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a great place.

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vipsjadad
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.

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LouiseK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a bitter cold night, but all was warm and welcoming inside Dirty French. The waiter was wonderful, leading us to some lovely food choices, the sommelier friendly and so in tune with both our pallets and price point. Best of all for me is the ambience -- chic but cozy with its fire in the fireplace, plants in the garden room, and surprises in every corner. A glance in the mirror opposite our table revealed an array of white masks splashed with red -- a bit of carnival where we least expected it! This was not our first time at Dirty French and won't be our last. Looking forward to more.

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vipHelenaD
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Terrible food
Terrible, the worst

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipelizabethg
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.

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vipShoegal21
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

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ErinM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the perfect spot for a special dinner with my family!

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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FrankSGoodStuff
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

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

Top quality food (tuna tartare and grilled oysters)

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vipTess
London
45 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...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Christmas Dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great. Music too loud.

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jkbton
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.

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Gabyjp17
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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place.
Come back a million times !

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

Staff not very friendly. Pushing drinks and food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
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

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

Brunch for 8 and it was wonderful. Thanks

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

Unbelievable from beginning to end!!

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Dizzy
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.

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

Met up with friends and had so much fun!

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vipRicrod99
Denver
83 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
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.

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

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

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vipSportsgirl
New York Area
97 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.

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Dirty French is rated 4.6 stars by 1276 OpenTable diners.

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