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La Carafe - Permanently Closed

3.9
3.9
284 Reviews
$30 and under
French

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Menu

Starters

  • Cheese Plate$10.00

    assorted cheeses, fresh grapes, french baguette

    • Lunch Express$7.50

      soup of the day & wine or beer. served with pita bread

      • Mussels$8.50

        white wine & garlic sauce

        Soup & Salads

        • French Onion Soup$6.50

          • Tomato Basil Soup$5.50

            • Chicken Ceasar Salad$13.00

              petite romaine, grilled chicken, parmesan cheese, garlic croutons with ceasar dressing

              • Ceasar Salad$11.00

                petite romaine, parmesan cheese, garlic croutons with ceasar dressing

                Entrees

                • Chicken Sandwich & Wine$10.95

                  grilled chicken breast topped w fresh mozzarella cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, onions & served on french baguette w fries

                  • Merguez Sandwich & Beer$10.95

                    lamb sausages, cucumber, tomatoes, onions with honey mustard on french baguette and fries

                    • Egg Sandwich & Wine$10.95

                      french baguette with scramble eggs, tomatoes, onions, mozzarella cheese & served with salad, or fries

                      • French Toast$6.00

                        • Mac & Cheese$10.00

                          cream, gruyere cheese white truffle oil

                          • Mediteranean Chicken Platter$10.95

                            grilled chicken skewer, feta cheese, grapeleaves, caviar of eggplant

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                            What 284 people are saying

                            Overall ratings and reviews

                            3.9
                            3.9 based on all time ratings
                            • 3.9Food
                            • 4.0Service
                            • 3.7Ambience
                            • 4.2Value

                            NoiseModerate

                            89% of people would recommend it to a friend

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                            1. s

                              shanester

                              New York Area

                              50 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              50 reviews

                              Dined on February 16, 2018

                              overall4food4service4ambience3

                              Went for dinner with a couple of friends. I had chosen the place because the menu had a good amount of variety. We started with the chicken beignets. I don't think they were much like beignets (more like tenders), but they were tasty. I had the baby lamp chops. I don't think the menu said they were baby and if it didn't, it should. They were really good, but I would say portions were on the meager side and could have done with potato or rice or something. We ordered the chocolate cake, which was okay. The texture was more like a souffle than cake. I'm always glad to add new French places to my list here in NY.

                            2. PZ

                              PiaZadia

                              New England

                              7 reviews

                              4.0

                              7 reviews

                              Dined on February 10, 2018

                              overall4food4service3ambience4

                              I dined solo while in town for the dog show. Mussels to start, then a nicois salad. Everything was nice & I enjoyed the meal.

                            3. G

                              George

                              New York Area

                              30 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              30 reviews

                              Dined on February 10, 2018

                              overall4food5service5ambience4

                              First time. Near the theater district. Food was excellent and at a reasonable cost. We’ll be back.

                            4. NJ

                              NJLady

                              New York Area

                              4 reviews

                              4.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on January 30, 2018

                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                              Friendly small place with cozy atmosphere, good food, and good prices for NYC. I recommend getting a reservation. Bathroom needs to be updated.

                            5. TS

                              TSAA

                              New York Area

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on January 27, 2018

                              overall5food4service5ambience5

                              Perfect neighborhood place. Food was fresh and delicious, service was excellent, prices were terrific, atmosphere was cozy and intimate, you're able to have a normal conversation (unfortunately most of 9th Avenue feels that you have to have the music so loud that diners cannot talk). It was EXACTLY what I was hoping for and I will be back often.

                            6. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on January 18, 2018

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              I loved the salad and the grilled chicken. I love the quiet setting and mood lighting. WONDERFUL

                            7. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Hawaii

                              2 reviews

                              4.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on December 30, 2017

                              overall4food5service5ambience5

                              Très bon rapport qualité prix ...service cordial et empressé ... un peu de chauffage dans la toilette ne serait pas un luxe. SVP réparer la porte d’entrée qui ferme mal et nous frigorifie.

                            8. MP

                              MichaelP

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on December 15, 2017

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              La carafe is always a great dining expierience. From the wonderful staff and the delicious food it is our favorite nyc restaurant!!

                            9. z

                              zebra207

                              New York Area

                              14 reviews

                              5.0

                              14 reviews

                              Dined on December 14, 2017

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              La Carafe is a great place to dine. The staff is very friendly and attentive, without being overly so. The ambiance is wonderful, especially the lighting. Service was excellent and the food delicious. I had an appetizer (scallops), entrée (shrimp on skewers), and dessert (profiterole), all of which were perfectly prepared. This is my favorite restaurant in Manhattan and I very much look forward to my next visit there.

                            10. TM

                              TomasoM

                              New York Area

                              19 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              19 reviews

                              Dined on November 15, 2017

                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                              Great little local place, friendly service, cozy atmosphere, very nice, depandable restaurant.

                            11. BD

                              BrunoD

                              London

                              10 reviews

                              vip
                              3.0

                              10 reviews

                              Dined on November 11, 2017

                              overall3food2service5ambience4

                              For a place advertising as a French/ Mediterranean bistro it was very disappointing to not only see a very limited wine list but also that the top 5 wines (by $$ so assuming quality too) were not available. Food was just "OK" with babaganosh and Tsaziki being rather bland and French fries soft & limp (bistro fries should be crispy). Service was friendly and attentive.

                            12. b

                              bazbaz65

                              Jacksonville

                              13 reviews

                              5.0

                              13 reviews

                              Dined on November 7, 2017

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Always a great meal and time with friends/family. It's on our must-do list for every time we come to NYC.

                            13. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on November 5, 2017

                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                              We went with another couplet after theatre for an early dinner. All four of us were very happy with our meals which were tasty and priced right; the wait staff was attentive and helpful, the atmosphere of this little restaurant was very warm and inviting. We will definitely return for another meal at this restaurant - a very pleasant experience.

                            14. L

                              Levy4nj

                              New York Area

                              31 reviews

                              5.0

                              31 reviews

                              Dined on October 27, 2017

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              Had a lovely pretheater meal. Great service and fresh food.

                            15. A

                              Apyba64

                              New York Area

                              30 reviews

                              5.0

                              30 reviews

                              Dined on October 14, 2017

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We arrived early and were waiting for one more guest. The waitress was very gracious and sat us at the table anyway. She did not pressure us to order anything while we were waiting. Food was delicious. Two of us ordered the steak, it was very tender. One enjoyed the lamb chops and the 4th one ordered veal n cream sauce. She liked the sauce so much that she asked for bread to dip in! Desserts were also yummy: profiterole, chocolate mousse, dame blanche. Will definitely go back La Carafe.

                            16. S

                              Sparky

                              New York Area

                              174 reviews

                              vip
                              3.0

                              174 reviews

                              Dined on October 12, 2017

                              overall3food3service3ambience2

                              Disappointed....., too noisy, had to ask for bread, charge for coffee refill - would not return

                            17. S

                              Susanne

                              New York Area

                              3 reviews

                              5.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on October 3, 2017

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              We loved the service and nice ambience with our friends.

                            18. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on September 16, 2017

                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                              Come to La Carafe all the time. We enjoyed it as usual.

                            19. AE

                              AEB1101

                              New York Area

                              5 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              5 reviews

                              Dined on September 13, 2017

                              overall5food4service5ambience4

                              So good back again today for brunch before a matinee

                            20. UW

                              UWSder

                              New York Area

                              93 reviews

                              vip
                              3.0

                              93 reviews

                              Dined on September 12, 2017

                              overall3food3service3ambience3

                              Went there for post theater wine and snack and served perfectly. French wines by glass and Meditereinian tapas. Only....the scallops were a bit old.

                            21. P

                              Penguin

                              Seattle

                              6 reviews

                              3.0

                              6 reviews

                              Dined on August 19, 2017

                              overall3food3service4ambience3

                              Perfectly fine place to eat, but nothing exceptional. Not the best Mediterranean by any means. A bit dark without being quite romantic because of their large open door.

                            22. J

                              Joeh

                              Orlando

                              4 reviews

                              5.0

                              4 reviews

                              Dined on August 15, 2017

                              overall5food5service5ambience4

                              Delicious food and fast, courteous service. One problem, the a/c made too much noise.

                            23. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on August 10, 2017

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              La Carafe is that rare find in Hell's Kitchen: a place to get a reasonably priced, well prepared meal accompanied by decent house wines, in a warm and welcoming atmosphere where you can actually hear the conversation at your own table.

                            24. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              2 reviews

                              5.0

                              2 reviews

                              Dined on July 23, 2017

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              The staff at La Carafe is always welcoming and efficient, the food tasty and reasonably priced, and you can actually hear your dinner companions' conversation. My go-to place post-theatre.

                            25. S

                              Steph

                              Miami

                              44 reviews

                              vip
                              3.0

                              44 reviews

                              Dined on July 12, 2017

                              overall3food3service5ambience3

                              Very welcoming waitstaff! Food was just ok... salmon appetizer was just salmon on toasted white bread garnished with salad and mayonnaise. The same salad served as a side salad with one dish and when served with five goat cheese medallions and dressing it was the $12 goat cheese standalone salad . Chicken skewers were just ok. Nothing special.

                            26. E

                              Elfields

                              New York Area

                              123 reviews

                              vip
                              2.0

                              123 reviews

                              Dined on July 9, 2017

                              overall2food3service2ambience3

                              This place was a disappointment this time around. Started with bad wine. Like, week-old wine. When I asked the waiter if it was old, he poured it down the sink. He gave me a glass of something else. Then lamb ordered rare was medium and tuna ordered rare was well-done. I also had to ask for bread three times before some stale, burnt pita was brought to the table. I don't think we'll be coming back.

                            27. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on June 30, 2017

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              My friend and I had a meal here before seeing Kinky Boots on Broadway. We were extremely impressed with the delicious, fresh, and well-prepared food. We had the spicy scallops and falafel for our appetizers. Both were generous portions and perfectly seasoned. For dinner I had the steak, which was truly amazing. It was cooked to perfection and the peppercorn sauce was so good I wanted to drink it out of the little dish it came in. My friend had the chicken/mushroom dish, which was very healthy. We both had delicious wine (she a sauvignon blanc, and myself a riesling). For dessert we had the chocolate mousse, which was divine! The service was attentive and friendly. The restaurant is small, with a french bistro feel. I will absolutely return to this restaurant the next time I am in the city to see a show. I highly recommend.

                            28. MN

                              MamaNan

                              New York Area

                              35 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              35 reviews

                              Dined on June 29, 2017

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              I honestly reserved this restaurant because it offered a coupon and was near our theater. We were not disappointed. The restaurant was empty, perhaps due to the early hour. Our server was attentive. Our meals were very good. Grilled salmon and the spaghetti with seafood( very reasonable)The appetizers were very good too. Roasted asparagus and a tomato mozzarella salad. This was a great find!!!

                            29. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on June 23, 2017

                              overall4food5service4ambience4

                              We had an enjoyable evening here. The cheese plate offered a nice variety of cheeses with bread and grapes. Nice to share with a glass of wine. Veal portion could have been a bit bigger. Lots of sauce and not so much meat. Service was good.

                            30. SU

                              SUSANS

                              New Mexico

                              18 reviews

                              vip
                              3.0

                              18 reviews

                              Dined on June 17, 2017

                              overall3food3service2ambience2

                              We had a certificate and the restaurant/manager changed the terms of the certificate because it was Friday which was not a condition at all. The food isn't particularly French or unique.

                            31. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              3 reviews

                              4.0

                              3 reviews

                              Dined on June 11, 2017

                              overall4food4service4ambience2

                              Inexpensive restaurant with good quality food. I don't know any restaurant where you can get steak frites with a salad and a glass of wine for $21 or mussels with fries and a glass of wine for $22. Both great deals.

                            32. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              1.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 31, 2017

                              overall1food1service1ambience1

                              Very poor quality food. No bread. Dirty glasses. Not friendly service. Charged obligatory tip without asking if we liked the service.

                            33. EN

                              EstelleN

                              New York Area

                              24 reviews

                              vip
                              3.0

                              24 reviews

                              Dined on May 14, 2017

                              overall3food2service4ambience2

                              Listed as French but menu was far from it.

                            34. JD

                              JDGB

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              3.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 13, 2017

                              overall3food2service5ambience5

                              Nice place - close to theater etc. and very friendly service. Everything was just extremely over salted and every dinner dish and three of the four appetizers we ordered all came with the exact same over salted salad with no substitutions permitted.

                            35. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              New York Area

                              1 review

                              4.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on May 12, 2017

                              overall4food4service4ambience4

                              Great value for some of the prix fixe options! >24 dollars for an entrée, salad, and a glass of wine!

                            36. E

                              Elfields

                              New York Area

                              123 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              123 reviews

                              Dined on May 4, 2017

                              overall4food4service5ambience3

                              We went to La Carafe because we had a coupon, which we forgot to use. We were pleasantly surprised. The service was very good. The food came out quickly and was super-quality. We had a nicoise salad, pita, lamb pops, asparagus (top-notch), and stellar muscles. I was kinda glad we forgot to use the coupon because it means we get to go back!

                            37. JW

                              JoshuaW

                              New York Area

                              7 reviews

                              vip
                              5.0

                              7 reviews

                              Dined on April 26, 2017

                              overall5food4service5ambience4

                              Great food, cheese plate was awesome. Huge wine menu! Close to broadway for pre-theater dining.

                            38. A

                              Anthony

                              New York Area

                              114 reviews

                              vip
                              4.0

                              114 reviews

                              Dined on April 19, 2017

                              overall4food4service5ambience4

                              A very enjoyable and relaxing environment. The staff is very friendly.

                            39. OT

                              OpenTable Diner

                              Key West

                              1 review

                              5.0

                              1 review

                              Dined on April 13, 2017

                              overall5food5service5ambience5

                              The place is a cute little restaurant with a limited menu but a good variety. I picked a dish with three types of fish. I asked to have only one and they gladly accommodated me. Delicious!

                            40. SB

                              SethB

                              New York Area

                              13 reviews

                              4.0

                              13 reviews

                              Dined on April 4, 2017

                              overall4food5service5ambience5

                              Lovely as always. We try to get back at least once every few months.

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                            La Carafe - Permanently Closed is rated 3.9 stars by 284 OpenTable diners

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