Gaby Brasserie Française

4.3
563 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Great for Brunch
  • Great for Lunch
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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What 563 People Are Saying
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T
Atlanta
4.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was a really nice place, the service was outstanding and the location very convenient to the theater district. I got the duck breast which was excellent and my wife got the vegetable lasagna, which wasn’t quite as good. We would definitely recommend and go again.

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K
New York Area
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jose and Meti were fantastic. Excellent service and treated my friend and me as if we were royalty

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New England
4.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Service was very attentive. I had the sea bass and it was overcooked and bland. Husband had scallops and felt the dish was under seasoned. But a pleasant pre-theater dinner

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ML
San Francisco
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our go to place in midtown. The food is reliably good and the service is excellent. We are Francophile so the ambiance suits us. We typically go for brunch or lunch before attending matinee performances. They seem to have eliminated the brunch option on Saturdays so we had breakfast. It worked.

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JK
New England
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Like most restaurants, too cool, but the food and everything else was great!

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JH
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! My daughter and I love the brunch menu.

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L
New York Area
3.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The appetizers and main courses were very good. The creme brulee however was horrible.
In addition, getting to the restrooms required lots of stairs which was a great discomfort to my husband who is a senior citizen. We will not eat there again.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great , food was excellent and came out in a Timely manner. It was a birthday so they brought a nice dessert plate with a candle.

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r
New York Area
4.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The Prix-Fix Theater Menu was a good value. Food was well prepared. The burrata salad appetizer was delicious. Service was outstanding. Our waiter, Metti, was most attentive.

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday! Fabulous Fantastic 5/5 Stars all around 😀
Great value!

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M
New York Area
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The very professional staff and wonderful service (David Z.) made for that fantastic Mother's Day. Close to theater and window seating is fun while the world walks by...

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Baltimore
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive service, delicious food, prepared and presented impeccably. I recommend the bread basket!

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DS
Philadelphia
2.0Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

I found the restaurant to be a bit pretentious and not really very good. Sorry but I can't recommend it.

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LU
New York Area
3.0Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Nice people work there, nice place, but food was just ok, nothing special. One time visit was enough for me.

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s
New York Area
5.0Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I had lunch last week at Gaby's Brasserie before seeing a show. We are watching our calo.ries and found a wonderful lunch for 310 calories that was both filling and delicious. The service was exceptional and the atmosphere was elegant and not noisy. We believe we have found a gem in the heart of the theatre district and would like to return for dinner with our spouses.

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S
New York Area
5.0Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great service, presentation and taste. Wine was too pricey

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K
New York Area
4.0Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I didn’t realize it was in a hotel. So, It has that hotel restaurant feel. It was very good

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G
Richmond
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Sunday brunch at Gaby’s and were blown away by their prix fixe menu of delicious options. 3 courses plus coffee for $26. We could have ordered just one for both people as the portions were so large. The ambiance was very French; the service prompt and friendly. We will go back to try dinner next time.

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M
Las Vegas
5.0Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great business meal at Gaby's. This is my go to place for client meals in NYC. Thanks for holding up your standards so high for so many years.

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TS
New York Area
4.0Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice quiet place for a business breakfast. And located in mid-town between 5th and 6th. A bit hard to find.

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T
Dallas
5.0Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our favorite breakfast spot in New York City! We have enjoyed many breakfasts— their blueberry pancakes are our favorite dish!! The servers are all amazing, personable and they care about you enjoying the experience of dining at Gaby’s. The French press coffee is wonderful too! A real treat and a great find in a city with a lot of options- this restaurant still remains at the very top of our list! Bon Appetit!!!

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B
New York Area
1.0Dined on April 15, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Inattentive waiter. Other patrons were offered tools from a basket; we were not. After three spoonfuls my wife gave up on the pancakes. Toast was warm but not toasted. Scrambled eggs were not good. No wonder the place was so sparsely populated.

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OT
New York Area
5.0Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect relaxing French breakfast ! Great bread & pastries! Coffee excellent. $$$😞

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l
Salt Lake City
5.0Dined on April 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed a quaint dinner with a French flair. The menu was very French cuisine, the service was perfect, and the food not only quite good but very affordable for NYC. Much like a neighborhood boutique hotel, plenty of décor, and enjoyable.

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LS
4.0Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We were here for dinner before a concert we were seeing later that evening. The food was absolutely amazing. There was not one thing I did not enjoy the taste of. The drinks were ok. I know it’s NYC, but $45 for 2 Martinis is a bit much. The only thing I would recommend is that the staff should not assume that everyone speaks Spanish. We were invited to to be seated in Spanish by the lady at the front desk although we are not Spanish and had not spoken Spanish at any point. While I appreciate different languages and cultures and speak 4 languages myself, I never assume someone speaks one language or another. I will be returning for another occasion because the atmosphere, food, and the rest of the staff were amazing. Thank you.

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KD
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very Accommodating and professional, the Brunch was delicious and great location to Theaters!!

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m
New York Area
4.0Dined on March 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great for breakfast, although wait staff can be a little slow.

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JM
Raleigh
4.0Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good value for pre-theater dinner. Quality of the food was excellent. Service could have been better. We ordered from the abbreviated pre theater menu with four items and they brought me the wrong entree. We ordered one steak and one duck and they brought 2 steaks. I don’t know how you can get that wrong. I don’t like steak so they took it away and I waited 15 minutes for my duck and watched my husband eat. He was finished by the time they brought mine. The duck was good, but to add insult to injury, the bill came with a full price charge for the duck entree on top of the Fixed price for the two dinners! They removed it when we complained, but it shouldn’t have happened.

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OT
New York Area
4.0Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was a lovely place. The food was good. Had I realized that the restaurant was in a hotel I probably would have looked elsewhere. The cost was a little more than we like to spend on brunch.

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VP
New York Area
4.0Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and service. Generous portions and great ambiance.

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RA
New York Area
1.0Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 3

Having enjoyed several visits in the past were quite surprised at the total failure of this visit. The service poor at best and not a surprise as they simply just add 20% service to the bill. Having had to multiple times make requests and then go extended periods looking for service just add insult to injury. Culminating with a complete lack of care when expressing concerns when leaving.

Where historically would recommend now recommend going elsewhere. Not worth the money you will pay.

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D
New York Area
3.0Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Attending the theatre and taking my friend to lunch for her birthday. French restaurants are her favorite, and we wanted to try something new to us, in the theatre district.
Overall the food was good, but the service was terrible. It seemed as if the waiter had an appointment at 12:00 in the afternoon and couldn't wait to get it over with. He asked if we knew what we wanted to order, I then asked him for the wine list. There are some nice wine choices, even though they were expensive (example: Miraval rose was $24 a glass, which is the price of a bottle that I can buy). We asked to try the Sancerre, and then decided we would order a carafe of the Pouilly Fuisse. The waiter came back with the carafe and started to pour the wine in the tasting glasses, I indicated he needed to get us new glasses since we just tried the other wine in the glasses on the table. After getting the wine glasses. He then took our food order. I ordered a burger, which came with French Fries, and I asked for the truffle fries. We had a salad, a burger and great wine. Once the table was cleared, he put the check on the table, without asking if we wanted anything else. I said we wanted tea, and then he brought us an updated check.
Well now its time to review the check. I was charged $12 for the truffle fries (so almost $40 for burger and fries). He never indicated they would be separate, or if there was an up charge even though the burger came with French Fries. He said it was up to the chef (really). We were then over charged for the wine that we tasted and not the wine that we ordered. At this point, my friend was upset and she felt we should not tip the waiter (which is not what we did). I was disappointed that it was suppose to be a nice celebration and we were both aggravated by the poor service and lack of communication. Not a Debspick.

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MA
New York Area
4.0Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

It took a while for our server to take our order, but other than that, it was quite good.

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s
New York Area
4.0Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a lovely dining experience and the prix fixe menu was an excellent value. The waitstaff was warm and efficient and the food was terrific. I highly recommend the vegetable lasagna; it was outstanding. The dressing for the Camembert salad could have used a bit more acid, but the salad was still quite good. My husband enjoyed his wild salmon, and the creme brûlée was excellent. Beautiful decor and well spaced tables; would definitely return.

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BB
Philadelphia
5.0Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a perfect spot to enjoy dinner before the theatre. They happy to understand we had tickets but did not rush us either. The food was delicious and I would definitely make a return trip to enjoy a long leisurely dinner.

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t
New York Area
5.0Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good. Both my friend and I had the price fixe dinner.The portions were adequate and there were several choices.

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DS
Philadelphia
5.0Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent and beautifully prepared, especially the duck. The Camembert salad was delicious, and the desserts were wonderful, especially the creme brûlée. Service and atmosphere were excellent. The theater menu was also a very good value.

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J
New York Area
4.0Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent environment, friendly & courtesy service from host, server, et al

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DG
New York Area
3.0Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Steak in the steak frites was cold. It costs enough to ensure the meat wasn't cold

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KA
Philadelphia
2.0Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

Overall the place lacked atmosphere. The waiter and service was find. My meal was very good; I had the octopus salad and lamb chops. My wife had the Cesar salad, which was OK and the crusted sea-bass, which was overcooked and dried out. I don't think we'll be back

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