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Gaby Brasserie Française, New York, NY

Gaby Brasserie Française

4.1
4.1
708 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Bonjour and thank you for visiting Gaby Brasserie Française. We are temporarily closed due to Covid-19. For questions and inquiries, please contact gaby.restaurant@sofitel.com. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:00 am–12:00 pm Sat, Sun 6:30 am–12:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Bar Daily 12:00 pm–11:45 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 782-3040

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Robert Hohmann

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Nicolas Blanc: (212) 782-3040

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Cross street

    Between 5th and 6th Avenues

  • Parking details

    Valet parking services are available at the hotel entrance - 45 West 44th Street (between 5th and 6th Ave)

  • 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 Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 708 people are saying

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4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

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  1. S

    Singer

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 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.
  2. MS

    MariaS

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  3. CB

    CarolineB

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 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
  4. R

    Rose

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  5. OG

    OrtleyGuy

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 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.
  6. B

    Beth

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 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!
  7. a

    amf25

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    We went for brunch and I had a great experience. The food was good and service was great!
  8. N

    Nadine926

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    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
  9. KM

    KenM

    1 review

    2.0

    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.
  10. KV

    KarenV

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  11. C

    Chris

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 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.
  12. G

    Gracetology

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Impeccable service and sumptuous food! Will definitely come back!
  13. M

    Melsey

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 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.
  14. p

    paulinem

    1 review

    3.0

    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.
  15. B

    Brooklynite

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 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!
  16. I

    Ienjoyeatingout

    New York Area

    100 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    100 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.
  17. AH

    AlisonH

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the tomato lavender soup with marscapone cheese.
  18. RA

    RichardA

    New York Area

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great brunch spot. Quiet respite near the action of Union Square.
  19. h

    handyjim

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    5.0

    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.
  20. KS

    KerryS

    1 review

    4.0

    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
  21. SL

    SuzanneL

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 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.
  22. GN

    GNM69

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 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)
  23. CF

    CurliFry79

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    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.
  24. l

    lauries

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  25. RX

    RobertX

    Houston

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 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.
  26. LI

    LIteacher

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The very best coffee, and excellent, imaginative brunch food.
  27. C

    Chablis

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My sis Bday.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    24 reviews

    2.0

    24 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.
  29. CH

    CapitalHillGirl

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very lovely restaurant! The staff is very pleasant and accommodating and the food is quite tasty. I will be back!
  30. DD

    DianeD

    Denver

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 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!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2019

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Terrible service!! Probably just because they have a mandatory service charge. My experience is that it often equals bad service.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    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.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    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.
  34. MM

    MandM

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 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.
  35. J

    John

    Phoenix

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 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.
  36. j

    julinue

    New York Area

    65 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    65 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!
  37. T

    Tedac

    Washington DC

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good brunch excellent service.
  38. JR

    JavierR

    Miami

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 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.
  39. S

    Sara

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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.
  40. F

    Foodie1

    Western NC

    421 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    421 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.

FAQs

Gaby Brasserie Française is rated 4.1 stars by 708 OpenTable diners.

Not bookable

This restaurant is temporarily offline. Please contact the restaurant directly or check back shortly for availability.

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Between 5th and 6th Avenues

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown West

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:00 am–12:00 pm Sat, Sun 6:30 am–12:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Bar Daily 12:00 pm–11:45 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking services are available at the hotel entrance - 45 West 44th Street (between 5th and 6th Ave)

  • Public transit

    Grand Central Station and Times Square-42nd Street are both within two blocks of the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Robert Hohmann

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 782-3040

  • 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.

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Nicolas Blanc: (212) 782-3040

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