Brasserie 8 1/2
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Been several times to this restaurant and has always been good
Main points in this visit which were a little disappointing were slow service to order , choice of menus not available and not told initially
Food served very quickly with no break at all in between courses
our favorite place since it opened. great for dinner with friends.
Never disappointed when I go there. The selections on the buffet tables are always Amazing. So many choices.
We had a fabulous brunch to celebrate my son’s birthday.
Brasserie 8.5 offers a wonderful brunch-ing experience. The food is varied and delicious catering to various dietary needs. And the ambiance provides the perfect atmosphere for connecting with friends and family over wholesome food.
Tops in food, ambiance,service,great art, can have a conversation & if you choose a good price
This restaurant has been an icon of New York City for many many many years. The food was excellent as always as was the ambience but I felt very surprised at the service didn’t seem to be up to par specially on a special night on Valentine’s Day. All I saw was a bunch of waiters sitting at the charging desk but not looking at their tables the number one thing a waiter is supposed to do is just to always keep their mind on their tables given that special day that’s even more important for a restaurant such as this; this needs to change.
Gets better each time we go. Hidden gem around the big city.
The most romantic Valentine’s Day. Imagine being able to have a conversation, sitting in a booth, surrounded by art, with caring but not intrusive service. The food as always was was amazing, Foie gras, crab cakes, duck, lobster. Lovely wine list. One of my absolute favorite restaurants in NYC, and I’ve lived here for more than 30 years. Kudos to the chef for handling the crowds.
You won our hearts on Valentine’s Day with a perfect meal! Ambience, service, and food was excellent. Would definitely return for another exquisite meal.
Brasserie 8 1/2 is always a great place for dinner. It is surprising that it isn’t more crowded at dinner time.
It's a wonderful space, and the service was quite good. But I thought the food was disappointing for such a high-end restaurant.
The food is delicious and the prices fixe options were great! We really enjoy eating there even though it is a bit expensive.
Excellent service and lovely, quiet atmosphere. Very good food.
Food and service were excellent--can't ask for more!
Awesome place, very nice atmosphere and great service. The most delicious desserts out of all restaurants.
Fabulous sunday brunch buffet. Incredible variety and quantity. Quality is superb. Beautifully served. Great atmosphere. Highly recommend.
Amazing! I had a wonderful time as Brasserie 8 1/2. The food was so delicious. The ambiance was so great, and I loved the space of the restaurant and the quietness. Overall, I had a really great time and I will definitely be back!
excellent seared dorade, duck 2-ways and baby gem lettuce salad. our favorite place since it opened. wonderful staff and service.
Food didn’t taste great
The food is delicious and presented very nicely. Cocktails in the lounge and at the table were good. They have some traditional French dishes and nice alternatives. A few of my guests had the prix fixe and enjoyed it very much.
Always enjoy going to Brasserie 8 1/2. Have been going since 2015 and I enjoy everything about this restaurant. One of my top 5 in NYC.
Great food but VERY slow service, although they were nice enough to reduce the bill!
We went during Restaurant Week and ordered from the prix fixe menu. The mushroom soup was divine as was the filet mignon and the Long Island duck breast. Loved the ambiance of the space. Wait staff very professional and attentive.
Always love it here. Great food, nice service and banquettes, attractive room with high ceilings, and very nice staff. For family dinners or special occasions, all good.
Our server Alexandra was wonderful and informative. The restaurant week menu was good, maybe more veggie choices but overall the food was delicious and perfectly presented. We asked for and received perfect drinks - Vespers. Definitely will be returning for regular menu.
Such a beautiful room! Great service and lovely food.
Food uneven. Foie gras undercooked and needed salt. Crab cake better than average but not the best. Mussels a little better than average but not special. Noise level excellent and privacy much better than most. Service quite attentive.
Pretty space, attentive service, but food is sub-par at best
I often go to the Brasserie. I take visitors and family and wether the service is at the table or at a buffet I have always been very satisfied
The most outstanding birthday dinner! The food, the service, the attention from the staff, the classy and luxurious atmosphere! Everything was top notch!
Brasserie 8-1/2 is one of my favorite places in Manhattan. The tables are large and comfortable and while it's not TOO quiet, it's a nice place for good conversation. The food is always first-rate and the servers are great. A little pricey, but they have terrific specials that are a good value for the quality.
All the food was delicious for the brunch, plus there were a large number of choices.
At $38 for the buffet, it was a great value. Also for $16 or so, unlimited mimosas or Bellinis.
Good selection. Everything was fresh. Bottomless Mimosas were wonderful.
We’ll be back.
The food is great and brunch is great value for money. It’s the service that lets the place down a bit. I have been here several times and every time it took way to long to settle the check. This time they even managed to charge us for 6 even though there were only 5 of us. Sorting out this mistake took at least 15 minutes and that was after having already waited a while in the first place. From asking for the check until leaving the place it took about half an hour.
Brunch with friends
Wait staff and management were very attentive and ever present. Fabulous experience. Ambience was outstanding. I will absolutely go back next time I’m in NYC
Really average French cuisine. Not impressed at all.
good food good service good ambience consistently. chef displays creative imagination
Last time I had Duck two way. It was delicious. It was not as good as the last time. It must depend on the chef.