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Brasserie 8 1/2

3422 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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French, Contemporary French / American, European
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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*
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Phone number
(212) 829-0812
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Franck Deletrain
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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.
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Cross street
5th & 6th Ave.
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Parking details
Parking is available at the garage next door.
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Public transit
F at 57th Street or E at 53rd & 5th Avenue
N and R on 59th Street and 5th Avenue

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Special events & promotions
For special event inquiries, please contact Sarah Duffin at
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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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.

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What 3422 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Service and food both great. One of our favorite restaurants

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined 4 days ago

I felt I was on board a 1 hour flight and the meal service had to be completed before landing.
the airline imagery was reinforced by the awful food. no sooner had our order been placed than
the first course arrived. the main course was served almost before the appetizer plates were cleared. the first course foie gras was served next to a sloppy spongy unidentifiable disk of something or other. the main course lobster was okay but the beef wellington was not edible.
dessert, the course that should seal the fond memories of a meal was the worst. a chocolate mousse cake was a confusion of flavors and textures that simply did not please. a recommended
crepe souffle looked to have been manufactured months ago at some distant factory. it was deplorable. all in all a misery of a dining experience.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

I came to Brasserie 8 1/2 for a Valentine’s day dinner with high expectations.. not only did Brasserie exceed my expectations, I thoroughly enjoyed the options that were available on the prix-fixe menu. I enjoyed a lovely meal consisting of crispy oysters, foie gras, beef Wellington and a lovely slice of chocolate cake! My waiter was attentive and had a lovely sense of humor, the ambiance was incredible, and my flute of Prosecco was the best palate cleanser.. although the kitchen was running just a tad bit behind, I myself am in the restaurant business and could not hold it to them, especially on a busy night.

Thank you to the Brasserie 8 1/2 team for my incredible experience and I cannot wait to come back and eat more amazing food!

Bella1 (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Great food and good service.Ive been there many times and the food is delicious all the time.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

We went on a valentines date and they exceeded our expectations. The food was great, the dinner menu was tailored to the occasion and the service was outstanding. Our waitress and staff was very attentive, but not overwhelming.

vipreasonableguy (New York Area)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Nice place, very good food, good service. You're not going to get any bargains here, but then again you're not going to get any bargains in restaurants this close to Central Park and hedge fund land. Fine for business, better for date night.

vipklembo (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Lunch was a lingering affair. The atmosphere was perfect and server was very attentive. We only ordered salads, but they were perfect and delicious. Coffee and water refills were timely.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Go down the stairs for a special restaurant

5.0  Dined 7 days ago

The food was delicious, the service courteous and efficient and the three course prix fixe menu was good value for money at $42, considering that this is an up-market restaurant. I booked this for an early Valentine's Day celebration and my wife loved it (as indeed did I).

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

I know this place for 15+years. Excellent sevice, ambience, food -superb value for the money