Gaby Brasserie Française

4.2
611 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Described as one of the top New York French restaurants, Gaby blends classic French cuisine with an American twist. Indulge in our De-Light menu where you will find low calorie three course meals. Can't decided what you want to eat? Try one of our 30-minute meals served Bento Box-style. Accompany your meal with an extensive worldwide wine selection introduces a flight program for you to discover different grape varieties. Our artisanal cheeses and mini desserts creations are the highlights for an after dinner treat. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at this renowned New York dining spot or simply unwind at Gaby Bar .
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary American, Contemporary European
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday to Friday - 6:00am / 12:00pm
Saturday/Sunday - 6:30am / 12:00pm

Lunch: Monday to Friday - 12:00pm / 2:00pm

Brunch: Saturday to Sunday: 12:00pm / 3:00pm

Dinner: Sunday to Saturday - 5:00pm / 10:30pm



Bar Food Selection available from 12:00pm / 11:45pm
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Phone number
(212) 782-3040
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Robert Hohmann
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Catering
Events come naturally with more than 6700 sq. ft of meeting and banquet space including Le Grand Paris Ballroom, a spectacular venue with soaring windows that fill the space with natural light.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 5th and 6th Avenues
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Parking details
Valet parking services are available at the hotel entrance - 45 West 44th Street (between 5th and 6th Ave)
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Public transit
Grand Central Station and Times Square-42nd Street are both within two blocks of the restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Private dining room seats up to 25 guests. Private mezzanine overlooking the bar for up to 25 guests for cocktails and bar snacks. Semi-private dining room seats up to 18 guests. Semi-private mezzanine overlooking the bar for up to 25 guests for cocktails and bar snacks.

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d
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a great find. Great place for pre matinee brunch or lunch. Not rushed, not too heavy, wait staff aware of time constraints and very accommodating.

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OC
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gaby was a gem of a restaurant in the Time square area. The food was excellent, so was the ambiance and service. Not many good restaurants in this area, I would definitely recommend this one for dinner.

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QL
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

Failed to “arrive” us for Open Table reservation which led to a “you are a naughty-customer message” from Open Table for missing our resevation. They also include gratuity on every check even for a party of two at lunch.

I’ll simply never return and avoid the lack of administrative competence on the front of house for this place.

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BM
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was atrocious - I guess a middle aged woman dining by herself doesn’t merit attention. Filet Mignon was very good although salad & dessert were mediocre.

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m
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 2

Based on the current reviews, we were a bit disappointed. The food was average at best and the service was lacking. Our server was polite but silly overworked and not attentive enough. I realize its close to Time Square so the prices reflect that but our expectations are for a decent meal at those prices. My wife didn't love the Squash Bisque and the waiter was kind enough to switch it to Tomato at no charge, so thats a positive.

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OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is a hidden gem in my opinion. I usually stay at the Sofitel and decided to eat at Gaby Brasserie after a long day and some bad weather. I travel to NYC often and eat at a lot of New York restaurants. The food was really well prepared and tasty. It is true to its French Brasserie theme. Service was great. They have an excellent pre-theatre menu which I tried even though I was staying in. Bar area can be crowded but food area is separate. Not sure why this place is not rated higher because it is better than a lot of other places that I have been to in Midtown.

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JT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very attentive and pleasant. Great evening!

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a
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

The Pinot was good. The service started fine then deteriorated.
Leek parsnip soup and tomato soup were quite good. Had to ask for service several times . Where was our entrees- 2 octopus. The octo wasn’t hot because it was sitting around. Very good decaf espresso.
Wait staff must be improved. Bus boys were very attentive.
Nobody seemed interested.
Noise level was perfect for my guest and myself for catching up.
Had to search again for the check so - no cigar.
Thanks!
Adriana

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j
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was good, but overall a bit of a letdown. Went for our anniversary hoping for something different. The vibe was a little sterile and service was quite mediocre. Probably wouldn’t go again.

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K
New York Area
45 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely French Bistro. Good food. Pleasant service. Comfortable surroundings. Recommend

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SA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was really good, will definitely be going back.

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KT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Theater district brunch for 7 people.
Our first time at Gaby and very happy to discover it. We were 7 people and we had a large QUIET table to ourselves. The brunch menu had something for everyone and everything was good (LOVED the fried green tomatoes). Reasonably priced for this area and friendly, competent service.
There are other rooms for the restaurant and a large-ish bar area so seems it would be a good place for other meals and gathering before or after the theater.
One note: the restrooms are a little out of the way; not a big deal for our group, but good to be aware.

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DL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very convenient location to Grand Central. Good food and reasonably priced.

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B
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect for pretheater. Quiet, great service, good food

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N
New England
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Wonderful choice for quiet conversation. Service is efficient and unobtrusive. Bread used to be spectacular now just adequate. Food choic is ample as are the portions and the presentation. Good value for that part of the city.

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CB
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Very disappointing. Restaurant has no charm whatsoever, service and presentation of staff is poor, and food is average at best. Most disappointing Sofitel dining experience ever by far, and i have seen many.

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LJ
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Beautiful setting, accomadating and excellent food.

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m
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our daughter recommended this place and it exceeded our expectations. We had the fix menu for lunch and bot of us really appreciated the salmon as the main course. My wife enjoyed her salad and I would rate the French Onion soup as one of the best I have ever had.

It does represent outstanding value and I recommend it highly.

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AB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had reservations at Butter a few doors down but the kitchen was closing at 8 on a sunday and they were rushing us to order. We decided to eat elsewhere and stumbled on Gaby a few doors down. The staff went above and beyond to accommodate our every need. They had the chef make changes to a few of the dishes based on our dietary restrictions. Service was provided with a smile. Food was fantastic.

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J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

A little disappointed with Sofitel’s restaurants (and hotels) I used to love brunch at Sofitel’s Chicago as everything was outstanding (true french patisseries, upscale feel). Here everything is OK, but Definitely on a lower level

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JE
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

How does this otherwise decent restaurant offer a 3-course pre-theater meal for $38? By charging $24 for a single Tito's martini that has not even been prepared to order - I ordered an extra dry martini and it was mostly vermouth. When I questioned the waiter on the price of the martini at our meal's end when the check arrived, noting that a bottle of Tito's in Manhattan only costs between $22 and $28, he simply shrugged his shoulders and said "the manager sets the prices." A $24 martini is expected at Del Frisco's or any Top 50 Zagat restaurants, but on 44th Street at a Grade B hotel restaurant? Food and food options were not bad, but I would give it a pass on the "attitudes." Also, $7 for a cup of regular coffee served in a diner style white ceramic mug? Pass.

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F
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good, service great. Everyone was super nice

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MW
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Clean with solid service, but nothing was done well and everything was incredibly overpriced. Over $20 for a fruit plate with fruits that had been partially frozen and throrougly abused; my compatriots’ meals looked similarly ill prepared.

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OT
Savannah
12 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We used a Travel Zoo voucher and went there for brunch. It was delicious! They gave huge portions and in retrospect, my husband and I totally could have shared one, but it was really a good value. I'd go again.

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FU
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience. From the beginning to the end it was wonderful.
Purchased a Travel Zoo Voucher & was treated like gold!!
Food was great, drinks were awesome..
WE are already planning another trip back soon..

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MA
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great French cuisine in a comfortable environment in mid-town. Excellent service!

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M
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 2

Overpriced for what it is. Scallops over cooked . Underwhelming experience.

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J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

as always great amazing food and the service was superb. definitely coming back :)

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B
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good French food.

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OT
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there after theater and had a great lunch. Very pretty room and the service and food were all excellent. We wIll return.

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BR
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was fantastic and the portions was just perfect!

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r
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

There's no earthly reason to dine here unless it's uber convenient. The waiter was consistently nowhere to be seen. Both our salads-greens and supposed heirloom tomatoes (1/2 a red, 1/2 a green, both NOT ripe) were bland. Desserts were also bland.
The main dish duck in Miso was admittedly tasty.
The place has zero character.

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k
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant Gaby is my preferred business lunch establishment. The food and service are excellent and the quiet ambiance allow for productive business conversation.

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LC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

It is a quiet restaurant with good food and wine selections. The staff was warm and friendly. Also convenient to meet up with friends after work.

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L
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

21st bday...service was good. Fish great. Duck dry. Ambience nice

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T
London
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice food and nice surroundings but the price level doesn’t really reflect what you get on the plate. Not that it was bad but there are places with better value for money. We had a fixed menu though so maybe the dishes from the regular menu are made with some more love.

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a
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 4

First of all -- beware Gaby Brasserie INCLUDES the gratuity in the bill. I wasn't impressed with the food. The salad was quite good, but went downhill after that. This restaurant included dessert with their Restaurant Week menu, but the peach creme brulee was awful. Because this restaurant is in a hotel, the rest rooms are very difficult to locate. I felt like a lab mouse going through mazes to reach my destination. Not good for wheelchair bound folks (steps are involved).

On a positive note, our server was fantastic. I gave him cash as a tip (even tho he turned me down -- I insisted he take it) because he was that good!

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AN
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

This was the worse experience we had in the long time.We came in a restaurant for brunch jewelry the restaurant week. This was Sunday brunch. We have been to this restaurant before and their brunch menu was completely different.The food was horrible this time around, selection was very poor, for spinach salad they did not use spinach leaves. Their usual brunch costs $26, and the selection great, and unlimited mimosas are included. During the restaurant week they charged $26, Mimosa’s were additional $20.00 per person. For $296.00 we had grits with poached eggs, salmon spinach salad with no spinach and cream brûlée desert. The restaurant was empty!!!. I did not wanted to ruin my daughter birthday on other occasion I would have just left.
I will never go to this place again due to their deceptive menu switching practices.
NOT A GOOD EXPERIENCE FOR THE RESTAURANT WEEK!!!

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s
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Went for restaraunt week. Brunch was good and the staff members were friendly. Food was good, but not great. Overall, very nice ambiance and nice place for conversations with friends.

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MM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful attentive service . Menu had options for all.
Chicken with mushrooms choice had too much sauce. Made simple choice too heavy. Lighter or on the side would have been preferred. The description on the menu lead me to believe it was light. Hubby’s restaurant week menu choice was lively. Will definitely return while attending theatre.

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