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About Brasserie 8 1/2

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.

9 West 57th St.
New York, NY 10019
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, Contemporary French / American, European

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Sunday Brunch 11am-3pm;

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

*We are currently not open for lunch service on Saturdays*

Cross Street:
5th & 6th Ave.

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 829-0812

Website:
http://www.brasserie812.com/

Catering:
Our catering menu for private events incorporates our critically acclaimed classic French cuisine with a modern twist, custom-designed menus to meet your needs, and an extensive, award-winning wine list of domestic and imported bottles.

Parking Details:
Parking is available at the garage next door.

Public Transit:
SUBWAY
F at 57th Street or E at 53rd & 5th Avenue
N and R on 59th Street and 5th Avenue

Executive Chef:
Franck Deletrain

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
For special event inquiries, please contact Sarah Duffin at sduffin@patinagroup.com.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Nothing says 'love' like a French dinner! We're featuring a $69 three-course menu with all of our famous dishes, including Foie Gras, Nova Scotia Lobster, Long Island Duck, and our decadent Chocolate Mousse Cake. Reserve today!

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Private Dining

Steps off Fifth Avenue-Sleek destination ideal for unforgettable events,offering a choice of plush private dining rooms. Accommodating 10 to 150 guests. With a wide range of enticing specialties, custom-designed menus artfully complement the glamorous setting.

Brasserie 8 1/2 Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (74)
Quiet Conversation (63)
Good for Birthdays (55)
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Good for a Date (54)
Good for Groups (53)
Business Meals (53)
Great for Brunch (49)
Good for Anniversaries (48)
Fit for Foodies (43)
Great for Lunch (40)
Romantic (38)
Neighborhood Gem (37)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Sunday Lunch (32)
Pre/post Theatre (32)
Bar Seating (28)
Notable Wine List (20)
Authentic (19)
Cozy (19)
Seasonal (17)
Casual (15)
Worth the Drive (15)
Fun (13)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Kid-friendly (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Healthy (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Local Ingredients (5)
People Watching (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Scenic View (3)
Quick Bite (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Tapas (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

The Brunch is amazing. We come from N.J. and enjoy it each time we come.

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 (Charleston)·Dined a day ago

This was our second visit to Brasserie 8 1/2 and we enjoyed both times. We went for the Sunday brunch both times, and it was wonderful. The food is excellent, the service seamless, and the surroundings very pleasant. We live in Tennessee or we would go more often!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Thank you allowing me to celebrate my birthday with you guys. I had a great time. Our server “Jose” was amazing.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Quick Bite, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Enjoyed the brunch very much would def go back. What we liked about it was the food was great service spot on, great location and superb value.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Healthy, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Wonderful brunch. Lots of delicious choices; you will not go hungry. Make a reservation and get there early at 11 am. Hard to locate since name is on glass.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

This is one of my favorite restaurants. The food is wonderful and the service is always professional and friendly. It's not inexpensive, but I don't feel like I need to take out a 2nd mortgage to have dinner. There are tablecloths and the tables are spaced far apart. It's not noisy and you can have a conversation with your dining partner(s) without having to scream. So, if you're one of those loud mouth jerks who needs to be heard across the room, please stay away.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Anne, Beth and I ate here: octopus appetizer was good, not great. I then had a special of New Zealand rack of lamb that was very good. We shared a pear financier and the chocolate molten cake, which were both good.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Brasserie 8 1/2 is consistently good and has a lovely, calming atmosphere. The prix fixe dinner is a wonderful value and in this case we both loved the duck. It's a great place for pre- theatre and we will definitely return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We celebrated a friend’s birthday at Brasserie 8 1/2 and she was extremely pleased. The meal, the wine, the service, and the restaurant ambiance were all outstanding. We will certainly be back.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The service was excellent. We went early as we had a play that evening so it was very slow. The food was tasteless, the steak no flavor and tough and it was a filet mignon. All 4 of us at the table were not satisfied with our meal but we did not say anything as it was not our servers fault.

I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

This certainly is an almost=hidden gem in Manhattan restaurants/ All who dine in NYC should make this a top choice if they have not been here already... you will be delighted !

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Everything was amazing!from the moment you walked in to being seated and served.The ambiance,food and service was impeccable...our waiter was so very attentive and recommended some great choices,ooh the cocktail 🍸 was just devine!can’t wait to go back and do Sunday brunch with my ladies!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Vegan, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

So so. Not for the epicurean. Food is not creative, in fact very bland

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Their open buffet is one of the most delicious and imaginative that I have eaten.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went for New Year’s Eve Dinner and was a good experience. The service was excellent and the food delicious. As appetizer try their grilled octopus, is crispy and balanced. For main, their Duck To Ways is to die for, tender and juicy. To finish ask for the Apple Tatin, the star was the cinnamon ice cream, perfect.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The most wonderful prix fixe New Years Eve dinner. We had foie gras and fried oysters with caviar and crème fraiche to start and then beef Wellington and duck two ways, with souffles for dessert. The duck was fantastic, and I have eaten duck all over the world, including at the Tour d'Argent in Paris.
Chef Deletrain is a creative genious.
The wine list is brief, but all encompassing. The service was excellent.
We will return soon.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Amazing! Sabores delicados, escenografía perfecta

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We dined early on New Year's Eve and ordered the prix fixe ($70) and a bottle of Prosecco. The burata appetizer and lobster entrée were delicious, and the chocolate terrine dessert was so rich we could not finish it. We enjoyed our meal, and the service was friendly and superb.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

our favorite place since it opened! wonderful food and staff.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year's Eve brunch was perfect. Food from breakfast through dinner. Everything fresh and delish. Highlights included pain au chocolat, pumpkin polenta, shrimp, roast beef, salads, flan, the whole dessert bar. A bargain at $34.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Birthday brunch was great. We will be doing this again at the end of January. This has become our go to brunch place. Great food, value, and atmosphere

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Nice food good service. Nothing bad to say. Duck skin was crispy and caramel sauce on apple tart was divine.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Two couples in the city fora show an dinner..Perfect choice! Fantastic menu! Loved it!

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

A wonderful experience from end to end. Only negative is we had a 8:15pm reservation on Christmas Day and they ran out of one of the entrees I wanted. No problem, I selected filet mignon, which was delicious. We were later told the restaurant closed at 9pm, which means we really had maybe 45 minutes to eat our meal. We were not pressured to leave, but that seemed a little too rushed for us.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Business Meals, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Le repas était bon mais ne valait pas le prix payé. Le niveau sonore est impressionnant dû à la taille du restaurant qui donne un esprit cantine tant il est bruyant. Le service était agréable et efficace

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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Went for dinner on Christmas Day. The ambiance was lovely. The service was very good. The food was just ok nothing special and not very hot, just warm which I really don't like.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 26, 2017

I wasn't completely sure about this place but I am so glad we went. Our server was excellent, very attentive and very kind. The food was a great value. We had the pre fixe for Christmas day and the portion was really good for the price. And most importantly, EVERYTHING was very tasty and well made. Wine was reasonably priced as well (NYC standard......). We saw many families dining there as well (some even with small children) and the noise level was just fine. We had an excellent time there. I will highly recommend it.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 25, 2017

8 1/2 never fails to please us with wonderful food, ambience and service! The duck and prime rib were outstanding, as was their signature Mac and cheese and the foil gras.

Tags: Seasonal, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Subpar for the price

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Perfect Christmas dinner with family ! Excellent food and environment. I wish I remembered our waiters name. He was superb.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Seasonal, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had an outstanding Christmas dinner. The restaurant staff all were very welcoming and accommodating.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went with the family for the Christmas Day Prix Fixe menu. Having compared several restaurants, they had the best price at $65 per person. The meal was delicious and very filling.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

great prix fixe christmas meal
wonderful rack of lamb

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

A lovely Christmas Day prix fixe dinner. Service was wonderful. Food tasted great... just wish all had been piping hot.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

We enjoyed our Christmas lunch at Brasserie! It was divine. The service was impeccable and we shall return!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Xmas day set menu was really well done and very enjoyable

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

The Maitre d' (Jeffrey) and the lady checking the reservation were most hospitable.
The young lady with the coat checking responsiblity was very kind and helpful too.
Our waitress was knowledgeable, professional without being intrusive.
Food was perfectly prepared and as requested for donness (for meats). Apetizers and desserts were delicious. Must add that the Christmas Day prix fix was a terrific value and
Thouroughly enjoyable which contributed to make the Day special.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas day lunch. Service was attentive and friendly. However we were disappointed in the food which came out luke warm and quite bland.
We were seated under the stairs and it was cold meaning that our winter jackets remained on.
Was expecting more for a Christmas lunch menu

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Impeccable service and delicious food with great attention to detail.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Less foie gras than expected for the signed price. But good quality
Also for the bœuf bourguignon, I didn't got a great quantity for the price.
Steak frites very good but was a kind of expensive if we compare to the french prices.

Tags: Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Late-night Find, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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