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Brasserie 8 1/2

4.5
3363 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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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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Cuisines
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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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.
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Neighborhood
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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
SUBWAY
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 sduffin@patinagroup.com.
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Additional
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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Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

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!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 3363 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
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4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
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.

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Dman (New York Area)
5.0
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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
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.

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vipDuckDuckGoose (New York Area)
5.0
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.

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Warren (New York Area)
4.0
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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vipEastsider (New York Area)
4.0
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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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
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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vipBjs12 (Jacksonville)
3.0
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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LawrenceG (New York Area)
5.0
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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LilC (New York Area)
4.0
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!

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