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About Lafayette

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.

380 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10003
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Contemporary French, Café

Hours of Operation:
Bakery:
7:30 am to close daily
Breakfast:
Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:15 am
Saturday & Sunday: 8:00am - 10:00am
Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Afternoon: Daily: 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Dinner:
Monday - Wednesday: 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Sunday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Happy Hour:
Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 6:30pm

Cross Street:
Great Jones Street or East 4th Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 533-3000

Website:
http://www.lafayetteny.com/

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

Executive Chef:
Andrew Carmellini

Additional:
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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

On New Year’s Eve, Lafayette will offer two seatings. In the 1st seating, we are serving a three-course prix fixe menu for $115 per person. Our 2nd seating features a four-course prix fixe menu with a champagne toast at midnight for $140 per person. Menu prices exclude beverage, tax, and gratuity.

Private Dining

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

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4
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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.4

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (57)
Great for Lunch (53)
Fit for Foodies (51)
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Good for a Date (49)
Good for Birthdays (45)
Neighborhood Gem (43)
Special Occasion (38)
Sunday Lunch (38)
Casual (35)
Good for Anniversaries (34)
Romantic (33)
People Watching (30)
Creative Cuisine (30)
Good for Groups (29)
Afternoon Coffee (27)
Fun (27)
Great for Outdoor Dining (27)
Business Meals (26)
Pre/post Theatre (23)
Authentic (22)
Cozy (18)
Comfort Food (17)
Notable Wine List (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Bar Seating (13)
Hot Spot (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Afternoon Tea (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Healthy (8)
Quick Bite (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Seasonal (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Scenic View (5)
Tasting Menu (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent as always!! The food was superb and the Bordeaux was wonderful. Even though neither my friend nor I mentioned it was our birthdays, the hostess heard our toast and a lit birthday candle appeared during dessert. Bravo!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Andrew Carmellini and his team really understand the meaning of "hospitality"! They get everything right!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined 6 days ago

The food was fantastic, a bit pricey for breakfast food. Would recommend.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Annual Holiday dinner spot! Love the coziness, attentive service and food consistantly great!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Nice atmosphere but very expensive for what you get.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Lovely restaurant with delicious food. The green salad with lemon vineagrette was simple and delicious and the steak/frites we split was beautifully prepared. An excellent choice and great location near The Public Theater.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 4, 2017

awesome - great service, excellent food, beautiful setting.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 4, 2017

A Paris style Brasserie which was well done as to menu,food,wine and service. Very good at just being what it purports to be.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The food was impeccable!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Business Meals, Fun, Casual, Afternoon Coffee, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was excellent, the spirit very good and lively. It was an uplifting and delicious treat.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fun, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great! Delicious

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was amazing and the cocktails were original and delicious!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We love Lafayette as our go-to restaurant before performances at The Public Theater.

Tags: Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great lunch. Every one of Andrew Carmelini's restaurants are excellent!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Romantic, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I'd enjoyed lunch at Lafayette many times in the past, but the other day it just seemed noisy, expensive, the menu too limited, and the service--for the first time ever--below par. I'm cancelling my reservation for lunch tomorrow and going somewhere else.

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Food was excellent. Service was fine.... A little haphazard, but for a busy Sunday at lunchtime, it was adequate.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The bread basket had 5 assorted pastries/bread. The steak and eggs with green sauce was cooked and seasoned to perfection.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Good for brunch with a French twist, though somewhat overpriced ($12 for pressed juice).
Hot Chocolate is delicious. The omelette is basic but tasty.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great breakfast!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Never a dull moment at Lafayette! One of my top 5 restaurants in New York. Perfect for a friends get together or date night.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner menu was yummy
Plan to make dinner at Lafayette a yearly tradition

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

It was meh- drafty dining area, server seemed brand new, food was ok- nothing sievusl

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We went for Mussels marinières and an Onion Soup. Good. And good experience overall

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Consistently good, the Duck Bolognese and the French Onion Soup with the meaty lamb shank are outstanding. Croque Monsieur too big and served colder than it ought to have been. Service felt a bit rushed. Lovely and gracious front of house staff.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The beet salad was amazing!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Birthday Brunch. Food and service was great. Very crowded, loud and busy. Sparkling Birthday “cake” was fun!

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vip
 (London)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great, typical, fab ambience - super food

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Their cooking is excellent, have been there several times, always very pleased with everything.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Expensive for a bistro-type restaurant. Shared a pasta and then had mussels and burger as a main. Mussels and pasta were excellent. 2 cocktails. Bill came to $120.
$5 for a cup of coffee!
Really? EXcellent service and beautiful interior.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Service was very good, attentive and not overbearing.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Good experience excellent duck I would return

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Service extremely slow, and the restaurant was not full

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