Gaby Brasserie Française

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$31 to $50
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We love serving you, our neighbors and our New York City community. Your health and safety, along with the wellbeing of our team, are of paramount importance to us. And so, in compliance with the NYC Mayor’s official ordinance, we will be shutting our doors temporarily. This certainly isn’t goodbye, it’s farewell for now. We’ll be back as soon as we can, and look forward to welcoming each of you in the near future. Stay safe!

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.
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4.3
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4.3
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4.2
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Singer
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was fanatastic. You get a great Brunch for your money and the service excellent I would highly recommend it.

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MariaS
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us came first the pre-theatre dinner. We chose Gaby because of the proximity to the theatre and we were in the mood for French! The atmosphere is very pleasant and relaxing. We did not feel rushed at all. Which was wonderful for a Friday evening. The appetizers were a Caesar salad, tomato-lavender soup and the ginger butternut squash soup. When tasting the tomato soup one could envision the lavender fields in the countryside if France. There was a wisp of lavender with each spoonful. The ginger butternut squash soup was delicious and here it was easy to see the contemporary food with the American influence. The same can be said about the Caesar salad. The entrees were the duck l’orange, the roasted chicken and the pasta with kale pesto and beans. Each of these entrees had the light flavoring of France while having a more pronounced contemporary and American flavor. For desert was American cheesecake and a chocolate lava cake. All of the food was delicious and the service was excellent. Will definitely being going back and would absolutely recommend this restaurant.

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CarolineB
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day dinner. The food and the service were amazing. Also had breakfast here every day of our stay and again the food and service were perfect

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Rose
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We enjoyed our Valentines dinner here. Though it was a price fixe, accommodations were made for us with the salad. Our server, Meto, was outstanding.

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OrtleyGuy
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food2service4ambience4

We were going to a show on Valentine's night and I wanted to choose a restaurant not too far away from the theater. I picked Gaby because I wanted French food for a change (I am sooo sick of Italian). What I did not know (maybe my bad) that they only offered a Valentine's fixed menu that night. $88pp.
Well, the food was ok, but NOT French. Cold seafood appetizer was ok, but the oysters were covered in marinated caviar so the only thing you could taste was the caviar vinegar marinade. Nice, plain, cold 1/2 lobster tail, but I can get that in the supermarket.
My strip steak was just ok, and not in the slightest bit French. Nor was my wife's 1/2 roasted chicken that was dry until she got to the center. My 4 small french fries were also not French.
The best part was the dessert - at least chocolate mousse comes from France.
Not a French restaurant by any means, so we will not be going back.

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Beth
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Gaby for pre-theater. None of the commotion you find at other area eateries - Gaby is quiet, calm, tucked away on a sidestreet. You can have a conversation! Prices are moderate; food is fantastic. Not a huge menu but something for everyone. This was my 4th visit. I had fish on a bed of wonderfully yummy ratatouille & split A sublime chocolate dessert with a friend. Waiter recommended a great pinot. I will be back!

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amf25
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went for brunch and I had a great experience. The food was good and service was great!

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Nadine926
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server Edwin was excellent apparently he’s been there for 15 years great guy totally on it

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KenM
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I set up a lunch reservation at 11:45am. They didn't call me until right before the reservation time to indicate their kitchen doesn't open until noon. I had a candidate with me and we just sat at a table at the bar. Wow, I was so glad the candidate had sense of humor.

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KarenV
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Literally amazing. Food was SO good. Endless mimosas were not skimpy and fresh oj. Waiter was AMAZING.

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Chris
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Overall a had a great meal. Service was friendly and the food was great.
I am annoyed because I asked for my fries togo, and was instead charged for a side order of fries. Most of my fries were uneaten so it didn't make sense to enter a new order.

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Gracetology
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Impeccable service and sumptuous food! Will definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely birthday celebration for my sister before heading to a show. Great pick for a restaurant. Our server, Edmond, was fabulous as was his assistant. Couldn’t have been more pleasant. Food was delicious. Must try the duck bolognese!! We had never been here before and were pleasantly surprised. A great pick for restaurant week.

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paulinem
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food not as good as expected. Fish is overcooked and dry. Tenderloin too salty , taste and quality disappointed with $10 addition charge. French onion soup is below par. Dessert is OK.

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vipBrooklynite
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT FIND IN MIDTOWN!
Tucked into the Sofitel Hotel, this is a real gem for lunch or for dinner. Excellent service and top-notch food. French Onion Soup is amazing! Wonderful menu with French bistro classics, plus other classics. Try the duck bolognese with pappardelle noodles. We will be back again very soon!

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vipIenjoyeatingout
New York Area
97 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner recently at Gaby. The hostess and servers were friendly and attentive. The food came at a relaxed pace and was delicious. We started with the tomato soup which was excellent. For entrees we both had the salmon with lentils who had were cooked perfectly. And for desert I had the creme brûlée and my daughter had the chocolate dome which was decadent and much too much for one person. A delicious meal all in all. The only drawback is the distance of the restrooms to the restaurant. Not convenient! I got lost on my way there. Except for that I would highly recommend a meal there.

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AlisonH
New England
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the tomato lavender soup with marscapone cheese.

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vipRichardA
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch spot. Quiet respite near the action of Union Square.

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handyjim
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was great, as I already stated. Staff was attentive, food was really good and nicely presented.

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KerryS
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Gaby Brasserie Francais was a great find for Christmas Day lunch.
The setting is elegant without being over the top.
Service was good and the menu,which was reasonably priced, suited our party of 8 very well even with allergies taken into account.
Wine was expensive.
Memorable lunch in New York

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vipOpenTable Diner
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Nice ambiance but too expensive given the quality of the food and wine: the fish was bland and the chicken undercooked.. the wine was certainly not the Coppola Merlot as indicated in the menu. Our advise: stay away from this restaurant if you want to have a good meal.

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vipGNM69
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience2

I love French food and I trusted the ratings for this restaurant. However this is what I encountered with the understanding that it’s a hotel restaurant:
- duct tape on my half booth seating 👎
- bread basket that the bread feels like it sat for hours in covered and may have been cut up to 6 hours prior to my eating
- onion soup was served hot 👍 because I was very clear to request it hot. However the cheese was burnt to a small degree and that burnt flavor was in the soup and made it taste bitter
- the Cabernet was delicious 👍
- the octopus was not served hot, it was warm, but not hot and that was a 👎
- our waiter was very nice and wonderfully French 👍

Overall rating: 👍👎 (aka mixed feelings)

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vipCurliFry79
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

There's a reason this place is usually slow during the lunch rush; there are many better restaurants in the area for a business lunch. Everyone was left underwhelmed by the service and the quality of the food. Disappointing overall.

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lauries
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Treated like special guests! Service was wonderful. Food was spectacular. Loved the fried green tomatoes and the burrata apps, filet was perfect and especially flavorful. Absolutely yummy roasted veggies. Creme brûlée topped off a wonderful experience. Their price fixe dinner menu was ample and very reasonable. I would go back ne t time we are in NY. A new favorite!

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RobertX
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

Ignored when we came in; had to get someones attention to seat us.
Ignored when we needed to pay and leave.

Great location and good food, but service is weak.

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vipLIteacher
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The very best coffee, and excellent, imaginative brunch food.

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vipChablis
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sis Bday.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Baltimore
23 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Not a good breakfast. Receiving staff laughed when failing to pronounce my first name, Bad start. Service was best described as delivered with “perfunctory disdain”. No obvious care for the customer. Plates removed when barely finished and bill slapped down as a clear signal to get up and go. A $100 breakfast for two dispatched in half an hour of poor service and cold food.

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vipCapitalHillGirl
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very lovely restaurant! The staff is very pleasant and accommodating and the food is quite tasty. I will be back!

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vipDianeD
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the first minute we arrived, the staff did everything to make us feel welcome. We have dined here before, but our visit this time was even better. We had the theater special, and the appetizers, striped bass (cooked to perfection), and desserts were excellent. Ambiance was also improved. A quiet oasis if you're headed to a Broadway show!

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Terrible service!! Probably just because they have a mandatory service charge. My experience is that it often equals bad service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Went before a Broadway show. Got the pre show fixed menu. Service was very slow, the manager was our waitress as she picked up that no one was waiting on us. I ordered the fish-I believe Snapper, didn’t finish it as it tasted very fishy and not in a good way. My husband got filet and it was good. We asked for dessert and the check when our entrees came because service was so slow.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The restaurant has a nice ambiance and the staff is polite but the portions were incredibly small and our food was cold.

MM
vipMandM
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The server was a bit busy with a lot of patrons. Running around trying to take care of everyone. Not relaxing.

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vipJohn
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an early dinner because we were going to the theatre. I had normal expectations but was really surprised that our meals were fabulous. My wife and I each had the foie gras appetizer that was as good or better than any we have had in France. My wife and son had the cod special that was excellent and I had the duck which was perfectly cooked. The staff was very attentive and after I raved about the duck, one of the waiters brought a dish of mushroom risotto which was delicious complement. Gaby’s was a really great restaurant experience.

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vipjulinue
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and the time we spent here. They noticed my designation that this was a birthday and presented a delightful plate complete with candle for my husband’s birthday! Thank you. We will return!

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vipTedac
Washington DC
30 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good brunch excellent service.

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JavierR
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was great because we were able to talk as the place was quite and we were seated in a side room. Service was attentive but missed fillups of wine and champagne. Food was very good french fare.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was well-prepared at a hotel restaurant that was not over-priced and provided an ambiance that was very comfortable for conversation.

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vipFoodie1
Western NC
387 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Hotel guest. Dined in Gaby's for Sunday brunch. Pleasant setting, limited menu, attentive server and good food. Would return.

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