Lafayette

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$31 to $50
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French
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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

On Thanksgiving, Lafayette will serve a three-course prix fixe menu from 12pm to 10pm. Guests will select their choice of appetizer and dessert, while the main course is served family style. The menu is $120 per person and $60 for children 12 and under, excluding beverage, tax, and gratuity.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 2681 People Are Saying
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l
London
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Pre-theater brunch. Good service and tasty food. Would have liked more options.

LG
Miami
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I was disappointed . Granted it’s been a while since I last ate here but it’s the not restaurant I remember. Very expensive for mediocre food. Husbands steak frites was mostly frites and a fatty grisly steak; my duck duck bolognese was lukewarm and flavorless, seemingly sauce with some unseasoned ground beef. The penne did not taste homemade. The blue cheese with the beet salad was rubbery and tasteless cubes with a sad assortment of endive and beets that seemed to lack any dressing. Our out of town guest was excited for the Arctic char but left more than half on the plate. The roasted Brussels sprouts were good and bread was amazing but that’s it. it’s very expensive for food that misses the mark but I guess people are coming for the atmosphere

AB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

I definitely want to try this place again..lively ambiance. Energetic without being too loud. Off the charts service. Party of 3 and everyone thought it was decent and passable but nothing that made us say wow...and with the look and the great service this place has everything to make it wow. Possibly an off night. Not terrible mind you..just...lackluster

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Terrible service. We sat at the table for 15 minutes before anyone came over to provide water or greet us. They messed up our drinks and switched servers mid-shift. All of the bathrooms were out of toilet paper. Overall an awful experience. Do not recommend. Way better places in the area.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love Lafayette! This was my third time dining and second for brunch. We ordered the same dishes as last time because we loved them so much but were disappointed that they changed the egg white frittata recipe (we’re guessing it changes seasonally). The lemon pancakes were still to die for!

SC
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is exceptionally well executed. It’s a fun, convivial environment - tho a tad noisy it feels more like boisterous, energetic than “noisy”! It’s also cozy, quite an achievement!

JC
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Extremely loud, so conversation is not an option. Also, freezing seated anywhere near the door in wintertime.
Food was decent and service was attentive.

CL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff was so helpful in finding us a perfect table for an important conversation — and definitely have the roast chicken, which was amazing!

m
San Diego
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Very crowded. I have a knee injury and the restaurant does not have an elevator. I had to climb their huge staircase to get to our table.

The food was not all that great. Appetizers were excellent, but main courses were very average. We didn’t even eat the mashed potatoes because they had way too much fresh cracked pepper.

The atmosphere was fun, it would be a fun place for drinks, but we will not be dining there again.

J
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always get excellent service and food here. Never disappointed! Great staff and food!!!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service1ambience3

Food was good once it arrived. Our dinner took the better part of 4 hours. Service was stunningly slow. They were friendly when they stopped by to see if anyone else was tending to us. Fire alarm went off 5 or 6 times which was tedious. The waiters came by then to tell us differing stories of what was amiss. Friendly but inept and slow to the point of our saying we wouldn’t be back.

SC
Sacramento
58 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

This visit is unremarkable and I almost felt like my server wasn't interested in making any suggestions about menu additions, refills on wine, or anything really. Sad because this is a place I frequent when I have meetings near NYU.

RP
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice, casual vibe for French bistro fare. Food is good. The onion soup was not very good. The frisée salad was better. A bit pricey.

N
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lafayette has the absolutely best roast chicken in town. Yes, I've been to Coq Rico and Le Cou Cou, and Lafayette's is better.

S
New York Area
150 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Very crowded and noisy. Popular spot in NOHO . overpriced

PI
Houston
24 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a wonderful restaurant, we always enjoy it. I recently enjoyed their rotisserie chicken salad but the all time favorite is still the lemon pancakes offered weekends during Brunch. Everything here though is delicious. Five star in every way.

H
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Arrogant and condescending waiter, overpriced food.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food, excellent service, great looking place

D
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love our family mornings at Lafayette. Best food for everyone and special attentive and personalized service. The best!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and very good service. Never in your face never pushy just kind and attentive. But the food is the best part everything we had for dinner was just great.

d
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall2food4service3ambience2

Very, very noisy.

c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect.......service and staff and food

WH
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I had the worse service ever !
We have been eating here for years.
The waitress was terrible.

D
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lafayette has continued to be a favorite restaurant ever since it opened. The quality of its menu is so consistently enjoyable, from starters to its amazing desserts, we almost take it for granted.

The atmosphere is utterly unique. There's a roominess and comfort to the place, whether inside or outside, that achieves a perfect balance between formal and casual dining.

The staff is one of the most welcoming, warm, and insightful. They are excellent, trusted guides and are always a pleasure to interact with.

And Ro Senise always makes us feel especially lucky that we've become regulars at Lafayette -- she's a big reason in her own right why we love this place so much!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch in every way. Exceeded my best expectations.

E
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a return visit for us since we loved the food so much the first time. This trip did not disappoint and Lafayette has now become one of our "go to" restaurants in NYC. Lovely food, great service and wonderful atmosphere!

DW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We always have a good time when brunching at Lafayette - better early in the morning than mid-day when it is quite crowded and loud.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Agnolotti!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Very nice space, very friendly and professional service. Food was below average, we both ate less than half and had to give up. Mushy bread, fatty ham, tasteless all round. Wouldn’t go back.

s
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service, beautiful atmosphere. A bit expensive but that’s the only downside.

d
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was excellent and the food was good but not very good and the prices were high.

EZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The perfect brunch menu. Excellent service. Sit outside, weather permitting.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Buena atención. Rica comida. Buen ambiente

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r
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, friendly service. Food was 4.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lafayette is consistently wonderful. Great service, atmosphere, food, and cocktails. The brisket burger is my personal favorite. I highly recommend visiting while it’s nice out because the outdoor seating is among the best in NYC.

R
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was very good and the atmosphere was wonderful.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great server.

K
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant staff were all excellent and the food was amazing!

m
New York Area
223 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very pleasant for brunch with a nice menu some nice outside space and good service. Definitely worth a visit.

MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Over priced mediocre food and service. Went for brunch they had limited selection. Nothing to rave about.