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.View Private Dining Details
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.
It took a while for our server to take our order, but other than that, it was quite good.
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.
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.
The food was very good. Both my friend and I had the price fixe dinner.The portions were adequate and there were several choices.
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.
Excellent environment, friendly & courtesy service from host, server, et al
Steak in the steak frites was cold. It costs enough to ensure the meat wasn't cold
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
Thank you for the great service and hospitality! The food was excellent!
It was restaurant week... I get it ... you pay attention to specials... not everyone wants 3 course meal... Chicken Paillard for French Bistro is a staple and should always be perfect ... ours was a collection of left over pieces cooked 3 days ago, microwaved and dry as wood !!
Came here to try the Restaurant Week menu - dinner for two. It was a girls night out. While we enjoyed the ambiance and comfortable dining room seating, the major complaint was the slow service. Don't misunderstand, good service was received when attended to but the whole pace of the meal was slow. For instance, when my appetizer arrived, my glass of wine still did not appear which most places would have brought out straight away after ordering/in between the complimentary bread basket and wait time for the food. I did receive more attentive service from the gentleman with the Spanish accent in the beige uniform (I wish I got his name) than our server (in the black uniforms). I only saw my server twice, once to order and once more for the check. Not sure if this is the norm.
Onto the food, I enjoyed the Duck Prosciutto salad as my appetizer and my Diver Scallop Dinner entrée. But I noticed inconsistencies in the food presented. A nearby table ordered the same Dinner but her scallops came with Asparagus and mine came with a red cabbage. My guest ordered the Mustard White Wine Chicken which came with risotto - the risotto was hard - al dente if you must but I've never known risotto to be described as such. It shouldn't ever be. Again, the neighboring table ordered risotto and her portion was twice the portion and soft. Go figure. This place is inconsistent in service and in food quality. I was sadly disappointed as the menu offered both RW and regular dining looked to have great options.
Wasnt really french. They deco like french but food and people who work their chinese. And food want 4.5 stars quality. I dont know how come they get those stars.
Great food and service.
Nice price fix menu for $38 per person and includes dessert.
I hadn’t been here before. We ended up eating from the restaurant week menu as it had a cauliflower and fish soup we wanted to try. We both also had a chicken dish with risotto that was excellent. The only discipline it was it is out. I had a French toast and peat combination that was try and not very flavorful.
I should have believed the bad reviews, the food is horrible!
the only thing worse than the food is the service.
NYC has hundreds of French bistros, this is NOT one of them.
take your money elsewhere.
Always wanted to try this place since I worked near it. Decided to go durning restaurant week with a friend to check it out. Had a great experience. Our waiter was Leo and he was great. Helped my friend choose a wine she liked and made us smile every time he came to the table with his little jokes. The food was amazing and cannot wait to go back to try their regular menu.
Perfect service, perfect food, perfect ambiance, perfect wine
Have stayed at Sofitel previously but have not had dinner at Gaby- received an email special offering which piqued our interest-but opted for their own prix fixe menu instead and it was not only a great deal but the food was perfectly portioned, delicious and service excellent. We’d definitely go back without hesitation.
Great service, tasty food. Delicious. We bought a Travelzoo voucher and we're very satisfied with the whole experience.
Menu is comprehensive and food is very well prepared in traditional french form. Highly recommended!
Great experience... excellent food ... service was supreme and staff very attentive and social!!! Thank you.... Ali came over to ask us how everything was and took time to listen ... very personable!! Hope to see you again soon!
Nice place. A bit cold by the seasonal windows. Great filet mignon.
Very fine service, pleasant ambiance and delicious food.
Great location for a pre-theatre brunch. Lovely setting, great customer service, and delicious food.
Excellent filet mignon. Great for having an in depth conversation, good food at a decent price in Midtown.
Enjoyed our dinner very much. Attentive staff, very good food.
Slow service, gratuity included by default for a table of 2 or only if you complain, not sure which one. Much better service next door at DB bistro moderne.
I've always enjoyed the breakfast at the Sofitel! Sadly the over medium eggs were raw (not even over easy) so they had to go back to the kitchen to get redone. I guess it can happen but someone that makes eggs should really be able to tell the difference.
Enjoyed the pre-theater menu. Nice variety of entree choices and service was great.
I've been here several times and enjoy it each time. Good French inspired food, really good service. Not loud so you can actually have a conversation whether its with your spouse, a date or work colleagues. I love that the wait staff is not intrusive but always seem to be there when you need them.
Met 2 friends for dinner. The pre fixe menu was great. Many choices. Great food. A very attentive waiter. Will gladly go back again.
It is our usual stop in NYC, good food, french cuisine, confortable place a friendly service. Highly recommended
EXCEPTIONAL service! The moment you enter, you will feel immediately welcomed in this establishment. The cuisine offered here speaks for itself, but what makes this restaurant special and memorable is the staff. Highly recommend, especially pre and post theater.
Staff was very friendly! Food was delicious! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
Made reservations for Thanksgiving Day lunch and I was not aware lunch was buffet rather than prefixed dining which should be noted clearing at the time of making reservations. I was under the impression that pre-fixed lunch was a good value $68 per person, but upon arrival for buffet the value is not work $68. Also for buffet style, juice and coffee should be complementary not in addition to the $68. Although the staff was very nice, he was only able to offer us water, so I was taken back that 20% service gratuity was automatically added to a standard party of 4 and on top of tax. Also, for buffet without wait service, why is the 20% service gratuity for? The overall experience was a let down and unfortunately left a bad dining experience that I would not recommend to others.
Food and service were excellent. Steak was perfectly cooked, as ordered.
We went there for Sunday brunch before theater and really enjoyed our experience. We were greeted warmly by the hostess and given the kind of table I had requested, with an offer to change to a different one if we wanted to. Always a nice gesture at any restaurant. The server was wonderful and efficient and did a great job of helping with our selections and making sure all went smoothly. He and the hostess also arranged a way for me to reach the restroom without walking stairs, There are no stairs to enter the restaurant from the street, just to the restroom in the hotel lobby one flight up.
The only disappointing thing was that the entree we both chose. The Eggs Royale (a smoked salmon benedict) wasn't as good as we were expecting it to be because of the hollandaise sauce. If we return, we would go choose something else or go for dinner instead.