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Lafayette

4.5
4.5
3006 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 28 times today
Experiences are available.

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Other options

  • Order online
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French, Café

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:00 am 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 Thu–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

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day

    $120.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    On Valentine's Day, Chef John Ramirez will feature a three-course prix-fixe menu for $120 per person with celebratory dishes for the holiday!

What 3,006 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Well prepared french bistro fare in a lovely setting. Great pastries
  2. J

    Julie

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    One of our favorites. Beautiful room and excellent food.
  3. MP

    MikeP

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good breakfast experience. Nice for a small group (either casual or business).
  4. SS

    SoSy

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    went for lunch and asked to waiter to give us time between courses, he was super accommodating and lovely. we were able to fully enjoy each course -and the bread...amazing!! don't pass it up! had a bite of my dining partner's burger and it was phenomenal!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is great, it gets busy at brunch but that’s to be expected. Pricey but worth it.
  6. HW

    HeleneW

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great quieter corner table…
  7. AH

    ArthurH

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fun place with great service. This is definitely not a stuffy French place.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food, service and ambiance.
  9. A

    Alaa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Lafayette is a great cafe offering a great assortment of baked goods. The food was delicious. Unfortunately, we had a server (Christopher G) who was especially rude to our table for no reason. I think he felt that he was better than us because he waitered at lafayette. He ruined an otherwise good experience with good food.
  10. K

    Kristy

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was well executed and very good! Service on point! Beautiful room.
  11. g

    gersons

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Aniversary
  12. JH

    JHMM

    Washington DC

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meeting friends for our annual get together and we wanted to try Lafayette. The ambience and was good was great.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    such a lovely oasis on a friday :)
  14. L

    Lissa

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant was amazing. The service was exceptional and the food was really delicious. Would definitely go again.
  15. M

    Markd

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Meh. Brunch was good, service heft a lot to be desired.
  16. BB

    BrooklynBoy

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Awful. No other word works as well
  17. E

    Edito

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience4
    We were virtually ignored by our waiter through the meal
  18. WD

    WineandDine20

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We had a reservation at 3:30pm and upon arrival we were told we only had 10 minutes to order before the kitchen closed. We agreed and then were taken to our seat, which was literally facing a wall. We asked if there were any other options and were told the bar was the only one. We sat at the bar and were immediately told we then had only 2 minutes to order, so we did our best to order quickly. We ordered the salmon eggs Benedict, a burger and fries. While the food was great, it didnt make up for the unusual experience of being rushed to order followed by the seating arrangements.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic dining experience. We love breakfast and brunch. Menu changes to brunch at 10:00 AM, but the yummy breakfast items are still on there. The bakery is inside, but the restaurant has become so popular that the bakery has a long line. You can go around that line and check in at the hostess desk if you are dining in the restaurant. Reservations highly recommended!
  20. TC

    TheCustomerIsAlwaysRight

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Food quality is not at same level as it used to be or expected at a place like Lafayette. Lots of salt, not as much taste, and in my case the bread for madame croquet was beyond burnt. Also the mixed drink seemed to be watered down. We usually go to Lafayette for brunch with the whole family. We like the atmosphere, and great location. But the food seems to be lacking the past few times.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience1
    This place has lost its spark
  22. KG

    KatiaGV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Only thing that I dislike about my experience is that you have to make line in order to purchase a Pain au Chocolat instead of just ordering un your table.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was terrific as always. The service was exceptional. From the hosts, to the servers and especially our waiter, absolutely best in class.
  24. W

    Woody

    Denver

    151 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    151 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Slow and impersonal service. Frustrated with lack of knowledge of ingredients when asked about GF options. We also had to ask for menus and for a server….disappointing.
  25. EM

    EMarais

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always - great food and ambiance!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    Food was great!!! Service was bad- had to get out of seat multiple times to get waiters attention for water / ask where missing food items were / another drink
  27. K

    Keri

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great experience as always here. will be back again!
  28. A

    Andrew

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Asked us to leave our table after we had been sitting there eating breakfast with a friend a bit more than an hour. We paid for a healthy amount of food and drinks and left a good tip. This left a bitter taste in our mouths and I don't see myself returning to this establishment ever again. You can't order the dessert they are most famous for at the cafe and the rest of the food is okay but overpriced for what it is. Service was not good.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great drinks, great pancakes, and great atmosphere
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place
  31. NY

    NYdiner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dinner with friends
  32. VC

    VictoriaC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food,, everything was truly delicious! Specially the muffins in the pattiserie basket!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    Lafayette restaurant advertises on social media some special baked goods baked there. As it urned out , the bakery is just using space at the restaurant but is not part of nor serving baked goods at the restaurant. Big disappointment!!!
  34. B

    Blooming2

    New York Area

    197 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    197 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and great service made this a very enjoyable meal.
  35. F

    Flarma

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a beautiful restaurant - we had a party of 8 for a birthday and they made it so special and were so accommodating.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great brunch.
  37. JC

    JCD94123

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Offer more vegetarian/vegan options besides 1 pasta dish and side vegetables. It's pricey for what you get.
  38. RS

    RichardS

    Philadelphia

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service.
  39. E

    Eater

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    The food was quite good…..when it came. We had to wait over 50 minutes for our one course lunch to come. Also a bit pricey for what you get
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience5
    the super rude server (Thinh N), I was celebrating my birthday and they ended up singing to my friend, he didn't even bother to ask, he threw the napkin at my legs, threw the silverware on the table, and in the end I paid cash and card and he wanted me to pay everything with force the card.

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 4.5 stars by 3006 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 28 times today
Experiences are available.

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

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:00 am 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 Thu–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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