Daily: 7:30 am to close
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:15 am
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 10:00am
Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Daily: 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Sunday: 5:30pm - 10pm
Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 11pm
Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Lafayette offers two private dining rooms to accommodate parties of 8-200, as well as the opportunity to book buyouts of the restaurant for up to 500 guests. Our event program features custom, chef-designed menus and personalized service from a team of event planning professionals.View Private Dining Details
What Insiders Are Saying
Balthazar, you had a good 16-year run, but it’s time to step aside. Lafayette is now the quintessential French bistro of bustling downtown NYC.
We were celebrating our anniversary in NYC and Lafayette was the perfect spot to celebrate a special occasion with friends. The atmosphere is warm and friendly and the food was outstanding! Don’t miss the French Onion soup and treat yourself to dessert. The Duck, Duck, Duck Bolognese was also outstanding! Service was top notch! Thank you Kevin! Great place! We will be back, Brian!
I was not only impressed with the food (never skip the almond croissant), but the service and attention to detail are top notch! What a fabulous birthday firework display as well - made brunch very special!
The only negative thing was that our booth for two was located right next to the servers station so we felt slightly crowded from that.
The Dry-Aged strip steak was incredible and both my cocktails were outstanding. Will definitely come back!
Loved the food and service and amazing location . Really great food
All around great place...food, service and ambiance all perfection!
Largely a pleasant experience. Friendly and attentive staff. Chilled tomato soup excellent, frites perfect but steak over seasoned: too much salt. Though nicely rare.
Great room to hang out in. Great food. Good service. This place is just a comfortable beautiful spot. It gets super busy at brunch. We were there on a Tuesday and it was very quiet. We love it.
Loved! Felt like I was in France. Cute bakery in front for yummy treats.
Loved the fabulous brunch!
Pastis/McNally wanna be. Chicken dry, almost inedible. Trout disgusting. $35 cocktail that wasn’t worth it. (Btw tip to bar tender...you don’t handle the ice with your hands...Mgmt take note). Muscles tasteless. All in all don’t go.
Best fries in NYC
They took 60 minutes to seat us and roughly 20 more to even take our order. I was relatively disappointed because we had two pregnant women in the group who were struggling. We even brought it up to ask them to seat us sooner and they offered nothing other than we have to wait. They did give us free dessert at the end but everyone was pretty worn out by the time they came.
Great food, good space, and cozy lighting. Great place to impress out of towners and busy noise but not crazy loud so you can really hear your party.
We went to check out Lafayette as a potential venue for an intimate wedding reception. We decided to do an initial check of the food and area. Pastries were delicious; beef tartare was fair, definitely have had better; and the salad was mostly Romaine lettuce. The cocktails were delicious and not too expensive. We asked to speak with someone about the private rooms, we were told a manager would come but never did. It was a bit of a disappointment but for brunch I think it works.
Terrific restaurant. A bit loud. Food was great: salads, duck w cherry-based sauce. Staff were extremely helpful and attentive.
Very nice.An excellent cheese plate. All is good, with attentive service. Great large windows
letting in the light. Outdoor seating, if the temperature is OK
This would be th Marquis de Lafayette's favortie restaurant in the United States.
TJ was a gracious, kind server. Loved the southern hospitality he provided to us.
The restaurant is conveniently located near the Public Theater. The atmosphere is casual and the food is very good
The food was good, the outdoor tables were pleasant though noisy, but the price was way too high for the quality. The only thing a little special in any of the meals we got was their interesting take on profiteroles for desert. We liked the wine selection but the prices for comparable wine at many better restaurants in the neighborhood are a few dollars per glass lower.
excellent, I love it!
its a must when you visit ny
very good idea for Saturday brunch
Love the Gem salad!!!! Bottle the dressing!!!
AVOID! What a disappointment! Everything was sub-par: atmosphere, service, food (was fine, but not up to the standard we expect from this restaurant group).
Most notably, the hostesses were particularly unfriendly from the moment we arrived and rudely refused to accommodate our request to re-seat our party with more space and privacy for our special occasion, despite the fact that the restaurant had plenty of free tables the entire time we dined, including the specific table we had requested in advance when confirming by phone and then again upon arriving. Instead, they had all diners seated clustered in a tight area practically on top of one another.
Wine selection was interesting and service of wines was professional (the sole bright spot and only friendly face all evening). However, will not return and do not recommend.
Food and ambience was good, service was good but quite slow.
With four visits in a months time, Lafayette ranks as royalty to me. Their golden breakfast is a delight, especially the lemony sweet pancakes. The ambiance is lightly upscale while remaining charmed and inviting. I'd like to thank the wait staff for offering the utmost in professionalism and hospitality!
The food and drinks were stupendous as usual, however it was unfortunate the air conditioning was impaired. Still a great dining experience.
It was amazing! It was my moms bday and they were prepared with a tower cake and a blow torch style candle. The food and service were phenomenal.
The portion size for the pasta was the smallest I’ve ever been served in
We ate outside for brunch. Food and service was excellent. Presentation was really lovely. Frisée salad was great and plentiful! My guests were delighted with their food, beet salad and salmon Benedict.
Love this place, but be warned that they cook meat more done than most places (there was no red in my medium rare steak). Plan accordingly, because it's still worth visiting. Cold tomato soup with tarragon- olive oil ice cream. Yum!
No solution, but being half a block from the local fire-station makes for some VERY noisy moments, especially when eating outdoors. Otherwise, it's lovely.
Absolutely love this place. A customer since they open. Best Bread (Pain de Campagne) in NYC.
I took a couple of very close friends who had just gotten married to celebrate the occasion. We had a nice corner table that allowed us to take in the ambiance. We were ably assisted with our wine selection and were very pleased with it. We were able to take advantage of the Restaurant Week special and thoroughly enjoyed the food and dessert. Overall, a very satisfying experience.
Had a great time here catching up with my former French instructor. We both loved the food and ambiance - it's a great place to spend an evening or afternoon!
I went for Restaurant (Three) Week(s), so the food was a tremendous value and delicious. I also went on a quiet Friday night, common in August and great for people who stay in town and want to try top restaurants. Delightful servers who moved in and out beautifully. The table across had a stupendous Birthday cake surprise which I'd say...sign me up...My client-friend loved it and it will be on our list when he comes. I would certainly come and eat on my own...I like duck (there is a lot of duck). I am sure on regualr nights with wine money will be spent...but spent well.
Great food chefs put time in creating the food that is presented and taste beaulfuly
It took 25 minutes to get the dessert. Our waiter disappeared for more than 30 minutes. Service is extremely slow.
My partner and I headed here with the intentions of participating in restaurant week. But we were early for our reservations, got (dangerously good) cocktails at the bar, and ended up perusing the regular menu. After deciding we’re really not dessert people, we skipped the (delightful sounding) restaurant week menu. My partner had the duck and I had pasta with seafood. Both were excellent. And the service was wonderful and attentive without being annoying and overbearing. Definitely will be making a trip back here.
my only complaint is that there were so many people servicing our table that we couldn't tell who was doing what. Oh, also my husband had the risotto and thought it had too much tomato sauce unlike other risottos he's had