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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.
New York, NY 10003
French, Contemporary French, Café
Hours of Operation:
7:30 am to close daily
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:15 am
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 10:00am
Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Afternoon: Daily: 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Monday - Wednesday: 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Great Jones Street or East 4th Street
$31 to $50
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24 Hour parking is available on the East and West side of Lafayette St. between Great Jones St. and Astor Place.
6 train to Bleeker Street, R/W to 8th Street, B/D/F/M to Broadway-Lafayette Street
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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.
Lafayette Ratings and Reviews
Today's brunch was a gathering of five long-time friends. The restaurant was lovely, and they sat us where we could easily hear each other. We enjoyed champagne and wonderful food. The waitress was gracious and ensured the meal was well paced. We'd love to go back for another holiday celebration.
They gave us a horrible table and they were obvious in deciding that we were the ones to put there. It was by the kitchen/bathroom exit and the others seated in the section with us were families with small children. It ruined our meal because my son, who is quite tall was stuck in the kitchen passage way and his chair was constantly bumped by the waitstaff. It was extremely disappointing.
Always love Sundays @ Lafayette. Great vibe!! There is savory and sweet to choose from. I had the scone with bacon and cheddar followed by the brisket burger w/ Comey cheese and mushrooms duxelles. Can’t go wrong with the lemon pancakes either!
The manager was very nice to offer fresh berries for the pancakes... many thanks!!
The kitchen and wait staff were disappointingly slow. One diner - the birthday girl! had to wait half an hour for a cocktail and it appeared only after 3 reminders. I was with my 10-year old daughter, who ordered pasta but no appetizer. It did not occur to the staff that a child should not wait 90+ minutes to get something to eat, so despite increasingly desperate, repeated entreaties, the pasta dish only appeared with the adults' main courses, about 2 hours into the meal. In every other restaurant I have ever visited, in every price range, the staff has taken the initiative to bring out a child's pasta main course with the appetizers. We had arrived half an hour early in order to avoid precisely that situation. We had to leave without finishing our meal. Never again.
Our server, Sam G, was nice and reserved. The food we had was the Smoked Salmon Benedict, Hyper C Juice, Pommes Frites, Bloody Marie, and Fromage Cheesecake. Everything was tasty but my favorite was the fries. Nothing was greasy. The eggs seemed a little bland on the Benedict but it was balanced out nicely by the hollandaise sauce.
I have been here many times. Bruch is impossibly noisy. Weekday lunches you can hear an talk to your companions.
Usually the service full of the 2-second fake smile or down right snobby. We go back for the food. But yesterday I had the most amazing young woman Gio who was warm, kind, worked overtime to help my 97 year old mother get comfortable. Thank you Gio . You were a hostess in the best sense of the word.
Just not what we hoped for ... salad with avocado had no avocado, croque madame was not toasted, onion soup cheese was burned, place was not sufficiently clean, somewhat worn looking. My wife ordered soup and salad together, but they brought salad first.
We liked the idea of the place more than the execution. Waiter was friendly.
I'd been to Lafayette for dinner and had enjoyed it; and now that I've discovered how great Lafayette is for b'fast/brunch, I'll be back again for that meal: perfectly cooked soft scrambled eggs, fantastic roasted potatoes (with caramelized strings of sliced onion), and great Danish pastry and bread -- high quality at a very affordable price. The restaurant's interior is spacious, comfortable, and nicely designed, and the waitperson who took our order gave us excellent service; the one flaw was a secondary staff member who neglected to bring the ice I had requested with the water (and so I had to ask another staff member to do it), but that was just a minor inconvenience.
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