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Lafayette

4.6
4.6
2940 Reviews
$31 to $50
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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French, Café

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 533-3000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Carmellini

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Marie Lyons: (646) 442-7850

  • Neighborhood

    NoHo

  • Cross street

    Great Jones Street or East 4th Street

  • Parking details

    24 Hour parking is available on the East and West side of Lafayette St. between Great Jones St. and Astor Place.

  • Public transit

    6 train to Bleeker Street, R/W to 8th Street, B/D/F/M to Broadway-Lafayette Street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,940 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Manhattan

    Great for Lunch

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  1. F

    Franz

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food and service. Was great for business dinner
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    We were there for lunch and wanted to order salads. They ran out of lettuce and rather than admit they were out of lettuce gave us the run around and suggested other options that didn’t have lettuce. It was very frustrating. I’ve dined here many times before. I was underwhelmed by the staff and how poorly the situation was handled. We ended up paying for our drinks and going down the street to eat
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Very slow service.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We went for Father’s Day and the manager had not planned appropriately for a busy day. Even though our reservation was for just 12:30pm—early for brunch by NYC standards—they had run out of nearly every pastry and at least one main dish, too. The food is good but they need to plan better.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It was decent.
  6. P

    123P

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food is excellent though menu is a tad limited. Restaurant atmosphere inside and out is truly lovely. Sitting outside under an umbrella amongst the flowering plants is a nice experience
  7. LP

    LocalPatron

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, as always. Sat outside, after show at Public Theater, excellent food, nice ambience.
  8. AF

    AgoFields

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Love the ambiance, food is very good, service was friendly, quick and informed.
  9. ND

    NigelD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It's a large space set up for many covers. We went with the expectation that there might be some gaps b between courses and happily filled the gaps, which were not intolerable, with some excellent wine. The French fries deserve a special call out -"best ever" according to my wife. Steak cooked exactly as ordered. Very happy overall.
  10. L

    Louise

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday brunch! Top notch service and immediate seating
  11. R

    Renee

    New York Area

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a very enjoyable brunch before our play at The Public.
  12. RT

    RTan

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food is outstanding. Service was too attentive to the point of hovering.
  13. G

    michaelG

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  14. D

    Dave

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice for brunch and great bakery
  15. TC

    TC1996

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here a few times now and very consistent and excellent food, wine and service!
  16. R

    Rolly

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Good food, horrible service. Waiter was completely disengaged and made our dining experience downright uncomfortable.
  17. EF

    EFOT

    New York Area

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific server!!! Engaging, playful young man. Terrific food
  18. OM

    OwenM

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We are repeat customers and always enjoy our experience
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day
  20. LP

    LocalPatron

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are repeat diners, this is our favorite destination after shows at the nearby Public Theater. Great food, great ambience, great service.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great burger! Quick service. A little overpriced for what it is.
  22. FC

    FCury

    London

    58 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    It is a very trendy place, quite busy on a Sunday as you would expect. Service quite good, but food disappointing for such a high profile place. Eggs Benedict were over cooked and pancakes were good, not great.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience2
    They overcharged on our bill. I did not notice until I got home. The waiter asked if I would like to taste a couple glasses of wine…. I did, but was charged for these tastes of wines I disliked and did not order.
  24. p

    pumpkin

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    glad to note that stayed through the pandemic. keep going
  25. NK

    NitaK

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Nice environment with good service.
  26. ME

    MarkEV

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent lunch spot to sit outside. What a great place and great service.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service2ambience4
    Service little slow. But overall experience good
  28. M

    Mary

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Another great meal at Lafayette!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Place looks great, love the concept. Small serving for its price but food is good. Must try pastries 👍
  30. JL

    JL14

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Really enjoyed the food! They did kind of forget about us for 5-10 minutes at the beginning; we weren't even given menus or water. Bit of a snafu, but I'd be willing to give them another try. The food was very good and came quickly.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always incredible
  32. J

    Judy

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I love Lafayette. Always have.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the best experience. They were kind enough to accommodate my request for a ‘good’ corner table because I was meeting a really amazing date! The service was wonderful and our waiter was super nice and attentive. The food was amazing, especially the oysters and the risotto. Solid beet salad as well. The vibe and ambiance are perfect. Love this place so much!!
  34. r

    rkgnyc

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have never had a bad meal, or even a so-so one at Lafayette. I've been there dozens of times and the food is always fresh, delicious, and wonderful. Mr. Carmellini's waiststaff is beautifully trained. They're all delightful, upbeat, beautiful young people who don't fluster easily--this is how all restaurants should train their staffs. There's just one thing--and I don't understand the reason for it: The coffee is terrible. Just undrinkable. I'll be happy to come down and show every employee how to make very good coffee (it isn't brain surgery). It's pretty much a downer to conclude a lovely meal with a cup of bad coffee. C'mon people! Love you anyway.
  35. TC

    TC1996

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great dinner at Lafayette! Nothing disappoints here, the food, drinks, service, always consistently wonderful. We had the pate, salad, chicken and salmon and everything was perfectly cooked and perfectly seasoned.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3
    French good good but a true French restaurant will not serve different kind of pasta
  37. ES

    EileenS

    San Diego

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I keep going back so I guess I like it!! Haha, brisket burger is my standby.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The lighting and ambiance was really great, my party of five had a great meal in a big cozy booth and fantastic and attentive service. Lovef the menu.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Food was solid, service was super slow, although they did remember to refill the water several times. Bread came after the appetizers, was cold, and costed $6! Room for improvement, but is worth trying and giving another chance.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service , fun atmosphere. .

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Lafayette using the Order Online button. Lafayette also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 533-3000.

Lafayette is rated 4.6 stars by 2940 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Lafayette

380 Lafayette Street New York, NY 10003

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Great Jones Street or East 4th Street

  • Neighborhood

    NoHo

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French, Café

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    24 Hour parking is available on the East and West side of Lafayette St. between Great Jones St. and Astor Place.

  • Public transit

    6 train to Bleeker Street, R/W to 8th Street, B/D/F/M to Broadway-Lafayette Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Carmellini

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 533-3000

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Marie Lyons: (646) 442-7850

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