Brasserie 8 1/2

4.6
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4478 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Brasserie 8 1/2 is an elegant French restaurant, bar and lounge in Midtown NYC serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch buffet. Private dining & catering available.

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DIEGOC
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The experience was really bad, since we went to the Restaurant 8 minutes later and they throw away to the Street, they forbide us to take the dinner.
They were really really really discusting

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Jack
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is the second time I have submitted a review.. what happened?

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vipjocko1945
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent meal considering this will probably be our last dinner in Manhattan for quite a while

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vipGeoffreyL
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable, attractive space makes a perfect setting for quiet dinner conversation over excellent French food. All classic dishes are executed very well, onion soup a standout and seafood and steak mains also very strong. Service is professional and welcoming. A great experience!

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vipG1234
New York Area
99 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

What a lovely experience for Sunday Brunch! Food selections were wonderful, desserts were bountiful! I loved how each hot station was displayed in the pot/pan that it was cooked in, this added a "homey" touch! I would definitely recommend for a great afternoon with family to reconnect and enjoy great food!

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ChrisG
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. The food was great, the service was outstanding. We went for the brunch buffet on a Sunday morning. All five stars, except they charged us for orange juice and orange juice refills IN ADDITION to the buffet price... that’s the only negative on the whole experience. Brassier 8 1/2, you can afford to give people orange juice with their brunch buffet at the prices you charge... shame. Other than that, amazing!!

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polinak
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is beautiful place, tranquil with great ambience, design, service and food. We will be back

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vipSatisfied
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fabulous. Large portions. A favorite for lunch and dinner in that neighborhood. Can actually carry on a conversation and hear each other.
For lunch chopped chicken great. Had pate and duck for dinner. Both good. Good wine selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. Food and drinks were excellent

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LaurieR
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Beautiful, dramatic room. Perfect acoustics for conversation. Top not food and even better service. Artworks add to a special experience.

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MarkC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Overall I was disappointed this time, but I have had good meals there before, so would probably still recommend it.

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NiamhT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Brasserie 8 1/2 for Sunday brunch and were very impressed. There was an excellent and very large selection of food, very good value and service and good location close to Central Park.

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vipDenPat
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch in the city. Desserts on top of breakfast and lunch choices are to die for.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great discovery! Had brunch there for the first time. Quality of food, service and endless choices were awesome. I liked the buffet style so you’re not limited to certain dishes. Everything we tried was so enjoyable! Would gladly go back!

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vipStephenC
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's a comfortable, civilized, lovely restaurant that somehow is under the radar. Can't figure out why. It's excellent,!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!

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vipCharlieD
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

This is a beautiful place. It is spacious and comfortable. Our server, Enrique was friendly and made great recommendations. The food was excellent.

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Jess
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I dined solo. The server was gracious & the food delicious.

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vipFranP
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service!