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For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
Time
8:00 PM
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Lafayette

4.5
1932 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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  • Great for Brunch (60)
  • Fit for Foodies (58)
  • Great for Lunch (54)
Lafayette is an everyday French restaurant conducting the spirit of French dining anew in downtown Manhattan’s NoHo neighborhood. Open morning, noon and night, this grand café and bakery is dedicated to Chef Andrew Carmellini's market-driven bistro cooking in a timeless hallmark setting. Our light-flushed dining room features soaring arched windows overlooking the NoHo streetscapes and a lively rotisserie bar. Our corner boulangerie-patisserie is open all hours offering artisanal breads, croissants, Stumptown coffee drinks, a light breakfast or lunch and a host of confections. In warm weather months, our sidewalk cafe opens daily for open air breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner service.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary French, Café
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Hours of operation
Bakery:
7:30 am to close daily
Breakfast:
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:15 am
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 10:00am
Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Afternoon: Daily: 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Dinner:
Monday - Wednesday: 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Happy Hour:
Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 6:30pm
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Phone number
(212) 533-3000
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Andrew Carmellini
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Great Jones Street or East 4th Street
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Parking details
24 Hour parking is available on the East and West side of Lafayette St. between Great Jones St. and Astor Place.
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Public transit
6 train to Bleeker Street, R/W to 8th Street, B/D/F/M to Broadway-Lafayette Street
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 1932 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.5
ambience
3.9
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Mediocre, cold food. Brought check without asking. Wouldn’t go back.

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Louise (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Everything was great: impeccable service and delicious food.

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Goldleaf (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great food, great service and great ambiance. A special gem.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Was. Very nice!

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vipDaKine (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

We shared the croque madame, lemon ricotta pancakes, croissants (super buttery and flakey) and omelette. Was ALL super yummy! This is one of those got to have for brunch places when in Manhattan! Don't forget to get some of their tasty baked goods for later!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

It was so yummy!! Love their juices.

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vipLkram7 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great buzzy vibe and excellent food - could not be better!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

It was amazing overall ~ the food was great . Ny friend ordered steak and found it as small portion. But it was amazing as always thanks

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vipReviewing1 (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Overpriced and below ordinary. Food was bland and with so many great choices in NYC it was disappointing to be there. We had the mussels and the chicken, boring and dry... chicken doused in sauce.

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FPGBR (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Had the Omelette Provençale for breakfast - it was one the the best omelettes I have eaten. Delicious croissants, and great, tasty and spicy Bloody Maries that are not straight out of a bottle of commercial mix.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Really fantastic. Food, drinks, ambiance, service: everything was great

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vipBetterbistro (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Friendly service. Excellent and novel food preparation. Pleasant surroundings.

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vipeastvillager (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Summary: asked for dressing on the side, salad came dressed; french fries were cold on the inside (does restaurant use frozen?); mussels were lukewarm even though the pot was hot; check showed extra wine glass not purchased, had to send waiter back to get it removed. For the price point of this restaurant, these types of issues really shouldn't be happening. Not worth returning.

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Sarah (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Not very French menu (Altho did spy some croissants!) but the space is gorgeous, food is yummy and our waitress was really lovely. Will definitely go back if for nothing else than to watch wannabe Instagram stars pose with the pretty decor

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Vibe was totally lively and cool. Love the atmosphere and decor and food was amazing. Was a bit disappointed that they didn’t have foie gras but what we got was really good: salmon rillette; duck ragout with rigatoni; beef brisket burger; lamb ravine. The fries that came with our burger has to be THE BEST FRENCH FRIES I’ve ever had - crispy on the outside totally soft on the inside and they have a whole bucket full of it! We will be back!

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TierraG (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

My waitress was a little timid. Overrall, the ambiance was beautiful. The food was light yet filling. My favorite part was the dessert! The food came out quick and everybody was very friendly

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Sivanpo (London)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

was very very nice.exallent service and a very nice decor

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

We were over 10 minutes late for our reservation, although given the early hour the restaurant was still fairly empty. The hostess was incredibly rude, to the point that we almost left. Manager(?) stepped in, we got a table, and the wonderful server and delicious food almost washed the bad taste out of our mouths. Loved this restaurant since they opened, hoping that Hostess was just having a bad night.

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vipJoel (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

The food as usual was very good. But the hostess was rude and incompetent. She kept insisting I didn't have a reservation even though I made one on Open Table. As a result she refused to seat me in the area I usually sit in and put us in Siberia. When I finally retrieved the confirmation and took it over to show her she couldn't have cared less. Indeed my guest saw her make an unpleasant hand gesture to her co-hostess after I turned my back.

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cindyp (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent food - the best risotto I've had in a long time. The restaurant is more casual than I had thought but still very cozy and lovely.

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