Gaby Brasserie Française
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Dissapointed to learn that the restaurant was inside a Sofitel Hotel. Not what we expected. While the pre theater menu was a good value, the Albariño wine we selected was priced at $67 when the App Vivino suggested the price to be $15.99 - not a mark up I find acceptable.
The appetizers were horrible, we should have sent them back at that moment. I ordered the Burrata , it was NOT fresh. It was pre-made and refrigerated, therefore, the burrata cheese was hard, the bread was soggy. My colleague ordered the grilled octopus, it was not cooked well. He said it was also gray color. He thought it was fine and ate it. Unfortunately he got sick from it and didn't feel well for 2 days.
Gaby is my go to before theater matinee lunch place. The location is awesome. The staff are cordial and prompt. Le dejeuner est tres bon! Merci
Décors défraîchi, banquettes sales, cuisine quelconque mais accueil sympathique.
This was a great place for a quiet dinner prior to a Broadway show. The theater prix fixe menu provided excellent choices and the food was very well prepared. The house bottle of wine was also attractively priced. A HUGE plus for our group of 4 (mature diners) was the QUIET of the room. How wonderful to be able to enjoy our conversation together. In all, it would be hard to find a better overall value than this Gaby Brasserie experience.
Foodwise: we LOVED the fried green tomatoes, the filet mignon with vegetables (a reasonable additional cost), and the right-sized cheesecake dessert.
This place deserves a 4+ (very few places are truly outstanding in my book.) I searched for someplace quiet near Grand Central and this place fit the bill. It definitely exceeded expectations. Son had prix fix dinner which was a great value and he loved it. Will definitely be back if we need something in that area.
No napkins. No teaspoons. Menus left on table. Too much rush, no attention to quality. No fault to the kitchen, food was good.
My first visit but it won't be my last. We had a quiet table in the back with excellent food and service.
Awesome food. Great service. Can’t wait to go again
Great place and value if you choose the Pre-Theatre menu --- I would go back again!
Poor seating choice. We were out right next to two people who were taking extremely loud even though there were plenty of seating elsewhere in the restaurant. Service was sub par and the food was just okay
Best Croissants anywhere. Always a good experience for breakfast here.
Good food, prompt service and very good value. Perfect for a pre-theater dinner
Food and staff were excellent and treated my girlfriend like a queen for her birthday
Dreary setting with mediocre food. Service was fine
Always a good meal at Gaby's with top rate service. Excellent spot to meet friends where you can actually talk to them. Good value prix fix options for pre-theater. Excellent choice for a business/interview lunch. A little quiet for dinner but still just as good as lunch if you don't mind not having a large crowd.
The wait staff was superior, Nick the waiter was personable and professional. The manager Tim, was enjoyable and engaging.
The food was spot on and delicious, my conplimants to the chef.
Excellent service, delicious brunch and good value.
Food average at most. With all the choices in NYC, poor choice. We knew when we walked in and we were only reservation. Restaurant nearly empty on a Friday night
The steak was very delicious. We went there for a birthday celebration and they gave a free dessert. Great experience and will go back.
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.
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.
A little gem in the hotel. We did not realize this was the restaurant week. We got a great deal. A nice place to a casual meal with a friend.
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!
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.
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
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