Lafayette

4.7
2872 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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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
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4.6
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4.7
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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service1ambience3

terrible service from hostess to servers and one of them dumped a coffee on my chest and didn’t take anything off the bill or help clean

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and Cristian was a fantastic server!

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vipThomasL
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary’s

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vipDonnaB
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would highly recommend. Wonderful food and service.

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DanielC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for brunch with friends

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vipSLR1
Baltimore
86 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

They were slammed. It was Friday night and the crowds were back. They are understaffed, as is every restaurant. Please be patient and enjoy your evening out and about. The servers and kitchen staff are working hard! Don’t take this as making excuses for our service! Our server and all of his support staff were great! Thank you for the special sparkler cake for our 41st anniversary!

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vipSohomomof3
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

The staff was friendly, the outdoor space pleasant and the food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I had been here before the pandemic and the culinary experience was second to none. This time I went and the food was average at best but still the same extravagant prices!

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vipmmtt
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent !!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DELICIOUS FOOD! The prime rib burger was fantastic , pomme frites were crispy and delicious. :)

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely building, surroundings, service and food

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vipJKMJKM
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food and drinks!

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vipDFGH
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, beautiful room and an excellent and reasonably priced wine list. Highly recommended!

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vipBianca
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, food and service, good wine listWe ate outside but the indoor decor is wonderful as well. Best escargot in the city! Our waiter Luis made our time even more pleasant. We will be back.

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vipRoger
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Having been a patron at least once a week from opening to the pandemic closing this was my return dinner with friends. Service was terrible, the waitress was terrible, failing to take drink orders , delays in taking food orders, failing to get all appetizers served at same time with one forgotten and finally failing to put in my main course order. The service could not have been worse. The manager attempted to deal with this offering some desserts which were appreciated. Unfortunately evidently my go to restaurant has not recovered from the pandemic and I will find a new local standby . What a disappointment!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Liked it! Food was great and service ver nice.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a Saturday for brunch, and indoors was VERY loud to the point I had to yell to talk to the person across the table from me. Otherwise, everything was great!

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Simon
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service1ambience5

Hissing hostess ruined the mood. Not coming back again.

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NancyB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had breakfast. The lemon pancakes were very delicious! Services was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gracious service and excellent food. Their scrambled eggs are super luscious and the best in the city

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vipCulpman
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Always love restaurant, but this pandemic reducing the menu items is not acceptable anymore.
My wife could not enjoy her chicken salad and I could not enjoy the prime rib roast sandwich.
I go to a restaurant for the food.
I cannot eat the atmosphere.
I hope things really get back to normal.
If this is the new normal please accept my condolences.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience3

Overall a mediocre experience. Service was slow at the beginning so took 25 min to get first round of drinks and then service was overly prompt at the end when they wanted us to pay the bill. Food was just OK. Appetizers were better than our entrees.

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NYCFOODIE
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Way over priced for the quality, used to be better

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vipHungry99
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing. Failed to ask his name but he’s blonde/light hair and so incredibly nice.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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vipAndrewM
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place! The outdoor patio is beautiful. Lemon pancakes were super fluffy and delicious, and the burger was also fantastic. Definitely would come again.

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vipSandyB
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great restaurant

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vipSwissman
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Love Lafayette but this was a poor experience. All our food arrived cold. Wait staff forgot about us after food was delivered. Not sure if they are understaffed or we were just ‘lucky’

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vipTommyRocket
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite brunch spots. Dinner is a superb experience here as well but the brunch, in the bright & airy room, is a perfect Sunday recharge. Order the bread basket to start. The pain au chocolat is to die for

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vipSKDNYC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sat outside on A beautiful night. Food was great, especially the endive salad. Portable speaker was positioned right next to our table and the volume of the music fluctuated, at times making conversation impossible. No need for music outside unless there is a quality sound system.

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Kaila
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lafayette is always a wonderful experience, the food never disappoints and the staff is always friendly and helpful.

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vipEdBern
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Waiters are entirely overworked. Waiter to guest ratio completely off. The waiters were literally running from table to table. At these prices, hire more waiters!!!

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PamelaR
London
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great except not all outdoor seating is the same so be specific (sun, shade, on the sidewalk side, against the wall) when you book.

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vipAppolonia
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely meal with great staff and delicious food. As always.

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vipMaeve
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely. The hostess sat us right away. Everything was clean and social distance was happening. It was wonderful

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viplisagg
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was excellent although I hope they expand the menu which seems limited in choices. The service started out very weak. Eventually our server was replaced by someone who was much more attentive. I had the escargot, the scallops and the Mille Feuille, hazelnut creme legere for dessert. I enjoyed every bite of everything I had.

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vipCT01
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice to be back at Lafayette. With the restrictions imposed by NYC, the place was very quiet - which at least made it easy to talk! The food was good as usual, and the service attentive.

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vipVictoriaK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service, great french food in NYC

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vipJackieS
London
7 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Yummy food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Small brunch menu

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 4.7 stars by 2872 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.