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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.
Food was very good and the atmosphere was wonderful.
Restaurant staff were all excellent and the food was amazing!
Very pleasant for brunch with a nice menu some nice outside space and good service. Definitely worth a visit.
Over priced mediocre food and service. Went for brunch they had limited selection. Nothing to rave about.
We loved brunch at Lafayette. We sat outdoors, and enjoyed a beautiful day with delicious food.
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.
Deuxième fois et c'est toujours agréable
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.
The food was delicious, service excellent and it was a great setting for brunch with friends.
Great dinner. Wonderful escargot, agnolotti, and ice cream. Great service as well. Very highly recommended
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!
Beautiful setting both inside and outside, quiet terrace for Manhattan, excellent service, delicious beef tartar and sides. Mille-feuille was absolutely delicious.
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.
Great birthday celebration complimentary macaroons and sparklers
Reliable, good food, good wine list, and great service.
We ordered steaks and were disappointed.
Servi e is very generic. No personal touch for such a type of restaurant.
This is an expensive place - drinks and food -- is it worth it? I don't know. lovely atmosphere, nice menu and out door seating.
Wonderful ambiance! Food was incredible, great service. Would definitely go back!
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
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!
Was my brothers birthday, went there for brunch & was not disappointed. Everything was amazing, especially the pancakes
Food and service was outstanding! The chilled corn soup and the profiteroles were delicious!
Spacious varied indoor seating in a large appealing space, plus sidewalk tables near The Public Theater. Interesting brunch menu with good bread and pastries. Like softly scrambled eggs, smoked salmon Benedict.
Helpful attentive service. Popular with groups of five or more which made for overly loud conversations. The canned music added to the din. Way too loud for this older couple. Glad we tried Lafayette and will recommend to younger friends. We prefer Le CouCou, The Library at The Public Theater, Indochine.
The service was amateurish at best. The food is good so it's a matter of "putting up" with the service.
I read somewhere that this was the new Balthazar. It is nice and a fine place to get a french meal but I don't think it matches up to Balthazar. It is a very beautiful and authentic space. The food is good but not amazing. Wine list is good. I thought prices were a little high for what you got. Overall it was a nice dinner with clients but it didn't have that homey feeling to it.
Many unusual dish combos compared to typical items on a French menu. Restaurant was a bit on the warm side although the AC seemed to be on - there were apparent intermittent changes in temperature. The portions were a bit on the small side and the prices - especially for alcohol - a bit on the high side. The food and service, however, were very good.
I enjoy dining at Lafayette for breakfast and lunch. The last couple of times I've had breakfast there, however, I found my egg entree had gone down a bit in quality: the eggs aren't as tasty and the potatoes lack flavor (which could be solved by replacing the russet white potatoes with Yukon Golds ). The service is always excellent, and at breakfast there are no crowds - the quiet room is a plus.
Noisy place for brunch, we were happy that they honored our reservation and seated us early. Decent food and service, pricey, limited menu, but we enjoyed and would gladly return.
Had brunch here with my mom. The atmosphere is lively and the service was great. The menu is good but the pastries are better!
Food is delicious but service tends to forget many parts of the order. This has happened to us twice now. A drink is not brought, a side is missed or arrives long after the food. For the establishment, we'd expect better, but perhaps try it out outside of brunch.
Tables no sifficient for twelve
Really good food that was let down by extremely slow service. Went for restaurant week and the meal took over 2 hours. We must have waited 20+ minutes between courses before then waiting 30 min to get our check. It's a shame because the food is great and the space is very pretty
It’s a beautiful restaurant with tasty reasonably priced food. The soup was delicious and the fish was perfectly prepared.
Terrific for pre theater dinner. Great fish and fresh seasonal vegetables !
I hate to say anything bad about a place i've loved since it opened ... but the frisee in my salad had seen better days. The iced tea was below Starbucks. The chocolate dessert was pretty but served like it came from the case, not the kitchen. I asked for a few berries for dessert and was told that they don't do that, any more [really?!]. [Maybe there isn't a pastry chef on premises anymore, either?] Service was minimal; the man clearing was more attentive than the waitress. Hope this was just a bad day, though not in a restaurant of this quality.
Delicioso el egg parfait nos encantó
The pancakes were burnt, they were completely black and the soft scrambled eggs were overcooked. We come to Lafayette often and always order the same items, but today they were inedible. I don’t think we’ll be coming back.