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About Gaby Brasserie Française

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 .

44 West 45th Street - Gaby Brasserie Française
Gaby Brasserie Française
New York, NY 10036
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Contemporary American, Contemporary European

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

Cross Street:
Between 5th and 6th Avenues

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(212) 782-3040

Website:
http://www.sofitel-new-york.com/dining-lounge/gaby-brasserie-francaise/

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.

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.

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 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.

Gaby Brasserie Française Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

85% would recommend it to a friend

Pre/post Theatre (21)
Quiet Conversation (18)
Special Occasion (14)
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Business Meals (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Romantic (12)
Good for a Date (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Authentic (9)
Healthy (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Afternoon Tea (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Casual (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
People Watching (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Cozy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Seasonal (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
Fun (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

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

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

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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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Thank you for the great service and hospitality! The food was excellent!

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2018

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 !!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 6, 2018

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 6, 2018

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.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Great food and service.
Nice price fix menu for $38 per person and includes dessert.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Perfect service, perfect food, perfect ambiance, perfect wine

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Great service, tasty food. Delicious. We bought a Travelzoo voucher and we're very satisfied with the whole experience.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Menu is comprehensive and food is very well prepared in traditional french form. Highly recommended!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Very enjoyable!!

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 (New England)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Nice place. A bit cold by the seasonal windows. Great filet mignon.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Very fine service, pleasant ambiance and delicious food.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Afternoon Tea
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Great location for a pre-theatre brunch. Lovely setting, great customer service, and delicious food.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Excellent filet mignon. Great for having an in depth conversation, good food at a decent price in Midtown.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Enjoyed our dinner very much. Attentive staff, very good food.

Tags: People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Enjoyed the pre-theater menu. Nice variety of entree choices and service was great.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Met 2 friends for dinner. The pre fixe menu was great. Many choices. Great food. A very attentive waiter. Will gladly go back again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 1, 2017

It is our usual stop in NYC, good food, french cuisine, confortable place a friendly service. Highly recommended

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Healthy
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 (Portland)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Healthy, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Seasonal
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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Staff was very friendly! Food was delicious! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Seasonal, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Food and service were excellent. Steak was perfectly cooked, as ordered.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

This is a great place to meet friends and enjoy a delicious meal. The staff is great

Tags: Special Occasion, Vegan, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Healthy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Excellent value for 4-course wine and food special, nice table reserved for us, excellent service. Food was pretty good.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 16, 2017

We had a wonderful pre-fixe meal that was five courses for $42 without wine pairings and $79 with wine pairings. My husband had short ribs which he thought were amazing, and I had duck a l'orange as an entree. The service was fantastic. The food was great. The price was good. I can't complain about anything. I intend to go back with friends in the future.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Great experience and ambience. Wonderful service and incredible food. Must recommend!!!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2017

as always, food was very good and service prompt, attentive an efficient.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Afternoon Coffee, Business Meals, Healthy, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food Was good overall. Value for the money was great with the wine pairings. Staff attentive

Tags: Good for Groups
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