Lafayette

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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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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food, excellent service, great looking place

d
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

Very, very noisy.

c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

WH
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch in every way. Exceeded my best expectations.

E
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Agnolotti!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

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

d
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Buena atención. Rica comida. Buen ambiente

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r
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding, friendly service. Food was 4.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was very good and the atmosphere was wonderful.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great server.

KY
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Restaurant staff were all excellent and the food was amazing!

m
New York Area
220 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

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

TT
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved brunch at Lafayette. We sat outdoors, and enjoyed a beautiful day with delicious food.

VN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Overall enjoyed Lafayette and would go back. Steak was over cooked - asked for medium rare and it was definitively medium, maybe more. Surprising given I was asked if I wanted the steak M or MR, not how I wanted it cooked, so I expected it to be cooked right. Pointed this out to the sever who offered to bring a new steak but at that point we were halfway through the meal and I said no, it would take too long. Generally would expect a glass of wine or appetizer to be comped in that circumstance (better that a $45 steak) but was again surprised to find the complete bill.

IM
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Deuxième fois et c'est toujours agréable

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place for brunch. We had the lemon pancakes and berries and loved it. The portions were very generous. The service was excellent. Can't wait to return maybe for dinner.

c
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious, service excellent and it was a great setting for brunch with friends.

D
New York Area
456 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner. Wonderful escargot, agnolotti, and ice cream. Great service as well. Very highly recommended

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered a pastry basket and our food came out before it came and before our drinks got to the table. Our server apologized and gave us our drinks, dessert and some pastries to go without charge.
He was sincere in his apology and went out of his way to compensate us.
Food is amazing, every time we go it is consistently great!

m
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful setting both inside and outside, quiet terrace for Manhattan, excellent service, delicious beef tartar and sides. Mille-feuille was absolutely delicious.

JD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Dinner at this restaurant was a true pleasure. We were celebrating a friend's 87th birthday and the staff were extremely accommodating from the minute we arrived until we left. The food was delicious and the bread as always was divine! I would highly recommend this restaurant for any occasion.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great birthday celebration complimentary macaroons and sparklers

r
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Reliable, good food, good wine list, and great service.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter!

s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We ordered steaks and were disappointed.
Servi e is very generic. No personal touch for such a type of restaurant.

RR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

This is an expensive place - drinks and food -- is it worth it? I don't know. lovely atmosphere, nice menu and out door seating.

OT
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful ambiance! Food was incredible, great service. Would definitely go back!

BW
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious meal and pleasant ambience. We had one vegan in our pArty and everyone was very accommodating. We ordered about 6 appetizers and one main course for 4 people. We also split one dessert. We were stuffed and happy. We will be back

EH
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heavenly coconut, banana chocolate croissant! We came for breakfast and stayed for lunch! The bread is addictively crusty, chewy and savory. My husband and I enjoyed each of our dishes. Love the attentive and professional waiting staff. Will return again and again!

OT
Essex
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was my brothers birthday, went there for brunch & was not disappointed. Everything was amazing, especially the pancakes

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was outstanding! The chilled corn soup and the profiteroles were delicious!