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About La Carafe
French Mediterranean cuisine, La Carafe has full service bar, with an extensive all around the world wine list.
Free Wi Fi, TV
New York, NY 10036
French, Mediterranean, Bistro
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday- Sunday- :5:00pm - Midnight
Saturday & Sunday Noon to 3pm
Saturday : 12:00pm to Midnight
Sunday: 12:00pm to Midnight
45 and 46
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Piped music, T.V
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
La Carafe Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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!
I had been to La Carafe once for dinner a couple of years ago; the food was barely mediocre. (I lived in France for many years and I think I have a fairly good sense of the cuisine.) I swore I wouldn't go back but a friend convinced me that it was better now, so I booked brunch for three us (a birthday for one of us) this past Sunday. Our reservation was for noon, and we were on time. The very nice waiter brought us three watery Bloody Mary's. And then, we waited...and we waited. The waiter told us that the chef had now shown up, but he would be there shortly. After almost 30 minutes, the chef never showed up at all. The waiter was the only employee in the restaurant. He was embarrassed and very apologetic. We were starving and rather upset that this was messing up our birthday celebration. We and everyone seated in the restaurant just gave up and left. I will never return there. Avoid this place!
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