Gaby Brasserie Française
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I mistakenly doubled tipped the waiter. Obviously he kept his mouth shout but I’m not coming to this place again
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.
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.
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.
The restaurant week menu was excellent value for the price.
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.
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.
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..
Gaby Brasserie Francaise is my favorite business lunch restaurant. The food and service are excellent and the food is delicious.
A lovely restaurant with impressively tasty food. It was quiet enough to have a good conversation without shouting. Enjoyed it!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Enjoyed quiet pre theater dinner.
Third visit and did not disappoint!
Forgot Server name, but he was Professional and pleasant
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.
Very convenient to theatre. The burger was ten dollars cheaper than DB bistro in the same block.
Everything was excellent . Food, ambience, value !! It was all very very good !
The food was ok but very expensief. It was not even that good for New Years eve.
Had no snack lunch for tomorrow
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!
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.
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!
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!!
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.
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.
we enjoyed the food, great location. The bar area was cozy
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.
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
We’ll be back! Great service. Excellent prefix theater menu!
great service great food!
It was great. From the food to the service.
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...
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.
Loved the restaurant staff, hostess and manager. Outstanding service!
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.
Failed to “arrive” us for Open Table reservation which led to a “you are a naughty-customer message” from Open Table for missing our resevation. They also include gratuity on every check even for a party of two at lunch.
I’ll simply never return and avoid the lack of administrative competence on the front of house for this place.