Brasserie 8 1/2
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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
Gather around our table this Thanksgiving! We are offering a 3-course prix fixe for $69. Children 10 & under are $34. Reservations are open from 12-8pm. We look forward to serving you!
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
This is truly one of the best NYC restaurants. Wonderful architecture, attentive service, new chef makes the food better than ever. Cauliflower soup last week was memorable!
Great service, special thanks to Nicole for her wonderful service.
I took my daughter to NYC and this was our “fancy” night out.
Hildy, Bev, Ariel, Rachael, Ajay, Annde, and I: Unfortunately it was crowded with a big 140 person party f Italians on a tour, and many other diners as well, so it was noisy. I had the country pate, which was very good, and the striped bass, which was not good at all—overcooked to dryness, and I asked for it undercooked. Anne had the duck salad and the branzino, which she liked.
Waited for an hour for our entrees. Which were not good. Manager was not going to offer us any I AM SORRY drinks until we asked him. NOT A GOOD SITUATION!
Never go back 150 tourists came in !
We just love dinning here!
Sara, our server is on point on how to be available without being intrusive with table conversation.
The ambience is very well appointed , the food is flavorful & plated well.
They have special offers of food from countries around the world and the lobster special was exceptional.
Always the most wonderful experience for a Sunday brunch. Amazing choice of food-and delicious! We love it here!
Beautiful place with excellent food and service. Hard to find perfect balance between food/service/ambiance.
Excellent service and value. The restaurant staff were attentive and helpful ensuring we understood what we were ordering. The wine options were well chosen and matched the menus well.
Hadn't been here in ages. Happy to report that the food is still very good and the atmosphere comfortable and serene. Wonderful selection of appetizers and the prix fixe is a wonderful deal if you are hungrier.
The prix fixed lunch was awful. The campagne pate was 2 slices of pink squares of rubber with marinated vegetables and 2 large triangles of burnt toast. The three sea scallops were the size of a quarter and laying in puréed turnips. This meal for $29 was poor and very disappointing.
Took 40 minutes to get appetizer (salad) even with almost empty room. Food grossly over-salted, even after asking them to 'go lightly'. Menu choices good, execution poor.
Great girls day out brunch. Nice food selection and they let us stay and chat even long after we were done eating. Cant wait to go back for our next gathering!
Excellent food ! Actually a restaurant where you can have
a conversation . Sarah , our server was very very good.
We all enjoyed our evening . Highly recommend !!
Beautiful restaurant to see. Very good food, waitstaff. Wine by the glass.
We ate here prior to going to the Opera. Wonderful evening .
WE CELEBRATED A COUSIN'S BIRTHDAY AT 8 1/2 AND HE WAS MORE THAN DELIGHTED WITH THE FOOD, THE AMBIANCE, THE SERVICE, AND THE WONDERFUL ARTWORK ON DISPLAY.
Excellent food and service at a rational price along with a beautiful, roomy setting. BYOB a big bonus.
HBD dinner - must rave about the service, shout out to our waitress Sarah and other people who had our table. She was super friendly, knew her menu and food. Our servers were attentive and kept our wine flowing, water glasses filled and delicious French breads for the table. 8 1/2 has BYOB two nights a week, one on Sunday when we were there - lucky for us, it’s rare for a NYC restaurant. Our party of 8 had the Prix Fix, all were happy with the taste and portion. Another choice was a 2 course lobster dinner, that was tempting but we opted for the one with dessert. We were surprised with a complimentary amuse Bouche - well seasoned lamb chop, it was yummy and bigger than a small bite. I had the grilled octopus to start, Branzino for my entree and finished with warm peach cobbler - enjoyed my choices. I had also tasted the Fig starter and Petit Mignon, also very good. The restaurant had nice decor, we were seated in an open area but felt private. I want to thank them for taking us an hour early and making my day special.
It was brunch with my niece and it was lovely.
A lovely dinner as always. Delicious food, great service and good value. A comfortable and gracious environment. Will be back soon .
Duck 2 ways was excellent. Filet ordered medium was a bit dry. Overall very good experience.
Best service we have experienced in New York, tied with Russian Tea Room, at a restaurant.
We love this place! The food is always great and the restaurant is absolutely beautiful. Service is very good. The tables are spaced very well so you can have quiet conversation. Go!
Amazing brunch in an amazing place! Service is wonderful, foods are so good.
Saturday Sep 14 2019
Excellent time. Very elegant and wonderful service! I was very pleased with the efforts put into making our evening special!
Beautiful restaurant/atmosphere. Quality experience
Went to this restaurant before a show, absolutely wonderful top to bottom! 11/10, would eat here again!
My brother and his wife in town from Japan. They loved this restaurant ❣️
Server was attentive and anticipated our needs. Was pleasantly surprised to receive 2 glasses of champagne
and told by our server it was to celebrate our anniversary.
Service with a smile. So genuine. Not a lot of those these days. Will always go back. Food on point.
Yes, I would definitely recommend Brasserie 8-1/2 to a friend. The ambiance ws condusive to relaxation. The seating was very comfortable and spaced so that the noise level was excellent. The service was impeccable and the food selection excellent and delicious.
Absolutely perfect. In every way. Great food, great service and beautiful decor. One of the best.
excellent grilled octopus and salmon. wonderful service. our favorite place.
The ambiance ,food ,and service was over the top.It all lent for a wonderful
way to spend and celebrate a special occasion.
My food, cod, was previously frozen, and mushy,in a puree of mushy peas I returned the food practically uneaten. To their credit they did not charge me. But this food is not acceptable
This is an underutilized gem of a place. Great food, sleek and beautiful setting, excellent service and Matisse prints to boot. If I love din NYC, I would be there every week!
Wonderful restaurant with attentive staff, lovely decor and magnificent drink & food menu-Location just off 5th means you're close to great NY sights, museums & shops!
We were thrilled to return to one of our restaurants in NYC a few days ago.
The only negative, and it was BIG, was the chill. Why is that necessary?
The food was not great. I have always liked it in the past.
I waiter was elderly, slow, and difficult to understand. Another took over for him during the meal and things went better