Gaby Brasserie Française

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649 reviews
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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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TS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice quiet French restaurant that I love for breakfast. Great French press coffee...excellent pastries...good service...and best of all, quiet. You can have a real conversation.

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CM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

I mistakenly doubled tipped the waiter. Obviously he kept his mouth shout but I’m not coming to this place again

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PJ
London
9 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Really nice place to eat in the Sofitel hotel - chic décor, excellent dinner menu, and quiet. Food choices were varied, well presented and delicious. My only disappointment was the extremely high mark up on the wines.

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R
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant is a very attractive facility in the Sofitel with an attentive wait staff and a well set table.
The appetizer was BABY BURRATA Grilled asparagus pancetta hazelnut salsa which was different but interesting. The main course was DUCK BREAST Miso almond butter, baby bok choy and king oyster mushroom which I ordered rare. The duck was very good and the mushroom sauce was excellent.

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LI
New York Area
133 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My daughter and I took advantage of Winter Restaurant Week. We had the 2 course lunch and opted for the $3 supplement for dessert. The service was attentive but not intrusive. An appetizer of quiche & salad was delicious. Entrees of scallops and duck did not disappoint. The desserts were delicious- crepe brûlée cheesecake and a blueberry conflout. This menu was only for Restaurant Week but in my opinion should be offered on their regular menu.
My only criticism is not the restaurant but with Restaurant Week in general. In past years, the lunches were 3 courses. This year 2019, they were 2 courses and extra for dessert. Maybe they should rethink that for the next Restaurant Week.

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R
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant week menu was excellent value for the price.

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BS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The server was rushing us by taking plates no sooner than we took the last bite and setting new knives & folks while we were still workin on the previous course. We ordered “brioche croque madam” but they substituted brioche with plain bread without any notice claiming the bread was almost same as brioche. When we insisted that the bread wasn’t even close to brioche, the manager came to explain how perfectly normal for French restaurants in France to rush serving. Not a word of apologies came out. The dessert’s pastry puffs were stale and the whole experience was just so terrible.

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PJ
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was really good, we've had quiche, baby burrata, steak and benedict eggs. Nothing to complained about the food.
The service though, was just awful. The waiter asked if everything is good and immediately turned his back to us without even waiting a second for the response. Was he expecting me to talk to his buttocks?
Paying was also fun, they've swiped my card and brought back the slip to sign. I've signed it and placed it on the table. Few moments later he comes back and asks "Is it done?". Definitely, the least polite service in a long time.

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AL
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gaby provided a surprisingly delicious restaurant week lunch. I love the decor in the Sofitel Hotel. It has an an echo or art deco.
The major problem is the inconvenient location of the restroom, about 3 floors below the restaurant. I’m certain I will return again soon..

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k
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gaby Brasserie Francaise is my favorite business lunch restaurant. The food and service are excellent and the food is delicious.

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NY
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A lovely restaurant with impressively tasty food. It was quiet enough to have a good conversation without shouting. Enjoyed it!

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L
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gaby’s is always wonderful. Fantastic food, wonderful staff, great atmosphere, quiet ambiance and a great place to meet and have a wonderful meal and not be rushed. Nicely quiet appreciate the fact there is no background music in the dining room Love this place

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KK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I was hoping to have the main lunch Menu but unfortunately because it was restaurant week they were Serving a brunch menu. The food was good and our server was excellent he was very engaging and helpful.

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MP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for restaurant week after watching a Broadway show. We sat at 10 pm. We had a great experience - service was in point and food was delicious (we had duck & ribeye entrees). The value was good since it was restaurant week - $42 for three courses! We will definitely return for special date nights.

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MM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great good and beyond excellent service. We weren’t rushed out like other restaurants in midtown which made it a perfect place to catch up with family.

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TQ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Restaurant Week luncheon was a great value. Scallops were perfectly done; appetizer (crab quiche) was excellent as were the desserts. Portions were typically small Restaurant Week portions but mean was satisfying. Service was very attentive and polished. Will definitely go back.

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WG
New York Area
143 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at Gaby's several times, this was no exception. It is restaurant week and the menu provided several good choices. The duck was cooked perfectly. We were satisfied with the quality and the value.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The restaurant was nice, as well as the service. I went to try the restaurant week menu, and they even allowed me to make some changes on the preset menu. The did was acceptable (not the best nor the worst). They automatically charge you a 20% gratuity fee if you try that menu

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v
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed quiet pre theater dinner.
Third visit and did not disappoint!
Forgot Server name, but he was Professional and pleasant
Thanks!

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s
New York Area
76 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We popped in here after the theatre nearby. The staff was very friendly. While this is the Sofitel restaurant, it had its own entrance. It is a bit more informal than we had expected. But the food was good. Their take on a tuna Nicoise salad was different and very good.

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J
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very convenient to theatre. The burger was ten dollars cheaper than DB bistro in the same block.

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DG
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent . Food, ambience, value !! It was all very very good !

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PF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

The food was ok but very expensief. It was not even that good for New Years eve.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Had no snack lunch for tomorrow

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had made reservations at this establishment after researching restaurants in the area for after our show at the Lyceum. They had great reviews and a nicely done menu. We came as a holiday celebration and to also celebrate my brother and his wife’s birthdays. Everyone was very kind at the reception, the ambience was beautiful. The cocktails and wine were delicious. The service was impeccable. All of the courses were brought out at a timely manner and every dish was done perfectly! I would highly recommend and would look forward to coming again!

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MS
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

We were very disappointed with the Vegetable tasting dish. It was cavatelli with ratatouille, and indeed it was meant just to taste a few pieces of tomato and eggplant. It was very watery and bland, and we had to ask the kitchen to make us something else, which they did. Another member of our party had the cod special, which was quite delicious.

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A
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Would have been nice to know when making the reservation that there was a prix fixe menu for $100+ per person. The food was mediocre at best, no flavor desserts served and boring selections for entrees. Nothing with any sort of a French flair like we were looking for. Very disappointing for a Christmas dinner and way over priced. We'll never do again!

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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I don’t even know where to begin.....

We were in NYC for Christmas and wanted to have a nice dinner. We were specifically looking for a French restaurant with duck on the menu. After reviewing many options I called Gaby Brasserie to inquire if they were serving a prix fixe menu or their normal menu. A gentleman on the phone confirmed they would have both options so I booked a reservation.

Upon arriving at the restaurant we were promptly greeted and seated and presented with a prix fixe menu. I asked for a regular menu and was told prix fixe was all that was available tonight...there was no duck on the prix fixe menu!! We should have left then but were all hungry and didn’t want to hassle with finding somewhere else on Christmas night.

The 3 course prix fixe menu was pretty basic with choice of either a soup or salad, an entree, and desert. Choices were limited with a single soup (lobster bisque), single salad (caesar), 3 entree options (filet mignon, chicken, salmon), and 2 desert options (cheesecake and cream brulee). It also included a champagne toast. The lobster bisque was bland and contained very little meat. The 6 oz filet mignon was cooked well but hardly seasoned and the glaze lacked flavor. The green beans that accompanied were over cooked and bland while the mashed potatoes were good. The cheesecake was ok. Honestly I’ve attended weddings with a better menu selection. It’s also hard for me to reconcile the cost of $115 based on the quality and portions provided.

Service and ambiance were seriously lacking. Our server was aloof and absent the majority of our meal. I didn’t have an option to order a drink after the champagne toast until our entree was being served. Our children’s entree was served at the same time as our soup which left them finished and waiting on us to finish our entree once they arrived. To top it all off they were playing rap/hip-hop over the speakers which was odd and out of place. Worst of all...no duck for Christmas!!

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S
New England
21 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Gaby has become a top-rated French restaurant. The duck breast with sauce à l’orange was superb, perhaps the best of many that we have had. Our server was Meti whose 18 years of experience have helped him become an efficient and knowledgeable and friendly expert server. Don’t miss this outstanding cuisine.

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FG
Denver
36 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Very good service as usual. The food was also very good. 3 of us had the French onion soup which was excellent. Four of us tried different entrees, and we enjoyed each one: scallops, wild salmon, lamb, and chicken.

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j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

we enjoyed the food, great location. The bar area was cozy

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

I cannot imagine a worse evening out. We had a 6:00 reservation, ordered at 6:15, and got our appetizer at 7:00. We were in town for a show, and didn’t get our entree until 7:20, and had to immediately ask for our bill because we were concerned about making it to our show on time. Not only did we have to rush our meal, after repeatedly asking for our, it finally arrived 20 minutes later, and we had immediately leave so that we could make it to an 8:00 show. For a restaurant that specifically has a theatre menu, you’d think they’d prioritize turning over a table in less than 2 hours so that people could make it to a show on time.

The only thing worse than the service was the food. The chicken was dry, the beef over cooked, and nearly everything was strangely seasoned. Overall, a truly unpleasant experience. I would have rather eaten pretty much anywhere else.

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San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was great except my chicken, which was over cooked and dry. I had a bite of my wife’s scallops which were done perfectly. Appetizers were also great, hence the 4 out of 5 rating

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T
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We’ll be back! Great service. Excellent prefix theater menu!

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T
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great service great food!

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SM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was great. From the food to the service.

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CP
Cincinnati
29 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love staying at this hotel every December. It's a great location between 5th and 6th Avenue and between 44th and 45th Sts.. So it's 2-3 blocks west/northwest to theatre/Times Square. And 4-5 blocks north to Rockefeller Center (Xmas tree, restaurants, shops etc.) & Radio City Music Hall (Rockettes) 6-7 blocks walking up 6th Ave . (not 5th Ave )...

This smaller restaurant is very warm,
cozy, and friendly. It has a small crowd at the bar in the evenings.. And so convenient to sit down for a meal.

If you enter from 45th St., it leads directly into the bar. Or walk up several steps to the Hotel Registration desk.

But for hotel only guests, enter on 44th St. side, street is east bound. The doormen are quite friendly & accommodating. Just ask them for a loaner umberella when it's raining...

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d
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
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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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the restaurant staff, hostess and manager. Outstanding service!

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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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