Brasserie Athenee - New York

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$30 and under
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A rich elegant atmosphere with simply great French food.
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3.9based on recent ratings
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3.9
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3.9
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PeggyR
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For a feeling of being in France, this restaurant helped alot! My daughter and I went here for my birthday, and we were treated like queens!!! Staff is wonderful, food is wonderful and the atmosphere is friendly - we'll definitely be back!!

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vipTopsy
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We visited before a theater performance. The service allowed us sufficient time to dine and stroll over to the theater.

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viplilmac
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This restaurant serves a delicious brunch every day of the week.The omelette with smoked salmon and gruyere cheese is exceptional, as well as the french onion soup.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Every restaurant has good and bad nights, this one is no exception, most likely. Our last meal was unremarkable with regard to the food. I had the duck leg confit, which was dry. It came on some cabbage, which was decent. I had onion soup, very blah. My wife ordered a salad which was probably the best part in f the meal. She also ordered some fettuccine with mushroom which was just not tasty.
The service though, is what made the evening.... lackluster.

We were there pre-theater. And, we let it be known. After giving our order, the appetizers came within a reasonable amount of time, but we waited 30 minutes more for the main course after our appetizer plates were cleared. This in spite of asking the waiter and the host, to please get us served.

It was an off night. And, it happens, but it’s left a bad taste and I don’t think we’ll be going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mexico City
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excelente comida y precio.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience1

a girl had a seizure

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vipAstaire
Washington DC
133 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

I enjoy the food and pretty ambiance. However, my service was terrible. They messed up my order and I had to wait a very long time for them to bring my bill. This was because the waiter was clearly flirting with a patron and would not pay any attention to my table. I’ve brought several of my family members here when they visited from out of town and I do not know if I will be returning to this establishment again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I received confirmation on a reservation but when we arrived they said they didn’t have it and were having problems with online reservations, however not once to she look online to find the reservation. They did sit us but it was about 30 minutes after our reservation. One diner clearly articulated a severe gluten allergy which the waitress stated she understood but then delivered the salad with a large piece of bread on it and then seemed to not really understand why that was an issue. An ok meal at best with average service. I would not got back.

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vipphil
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was not that great. The chicken livers were a big blob in a plate and the short ribs were tasteless. The service was ok. I don't think that any of the staff was from France. That might explain the state of this restaurant.
Anyway, will not go there again.

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JackM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Brasserie Athenee is a very pleasant restaurant conveniently located in the Theater District. The food and service were quite good, and the restaurant has a very nice ambience - with views of the area's bustling foot traffic.

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SBKK
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We came here for lunch before a Wednesday matinee show. Our food was very good and when I looked around the restaurant at what the other diners were eating, it all looked great. Service was very attentive, and our waiter started off by asking us if we had time for a more leisurely lunch or whether we were in a rush so that he would know how to pace the meal. Great pre-theater choice.

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vipEatoutoften
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Granddaughter birthday.

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vipFrancisF
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was more impressed with this place on my first visit. Not bad, especially for an efficient, tasty, pre-theater dinner, although I would stick with the main menu. The prix fixe menu is cheap but rather uninspired, served over diner caliber mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables. You get what you pay for for. Service is what you insist on. They are probably used to either a tourist or light bite crowd, because we were barely seated when the waiter asked if we would like to order. Once I told him we would enjoy a drink first and then turn our attention to dinner he was responsive and more relaxed with us. In a neighborhood of overpriced and poor value restaurants, though, this is a good if not memorable option.

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Jlf501
Denver
32 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Comfortable brasserie with a good menu. Portions were sizable and flavor was average.

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vipMeggie
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our waiter was excellent-friendly, chill, just nice. He was also funny. We liked our food pretty much. The ambience was low key.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was bad, bread was beyond stale, and the waiter was inattentive and rude.

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vipmjlt
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Terrible restaurant. Warm, dirty, lousy food and awful service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service1ambience3

Server showed attitude, didn’t know what a brut sparkling wine means. Food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The waitress brought items out in odd order.

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MissyBaldwin
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Reheated soup. Tasted old.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great everyday breakfast. Couldn’t get a better bang for your buck- quality food for surprisingly low prices. Good atmosphere, nice staff. Great for any casual meal

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viprnormfoto
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Weird service and mediocre food made for an uneventful evening.

First the server was WAY too anxious to tell us about specials and take drink orders (while we were not all even seated at our table) We all went for the pre-theatre combo which of which my 'slow cooked beef' tasted basically like a weird (TENDER, but weird) pot roast. It was FINE, but not what I expected. If you're looking for traditional French food, i'd not suggest going here.

All in all the food quality was like that of a decent buffet.

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vipDearanij
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We’ve eaten here on more than one occasion because of the great location in the theater district and because we’ve always been pleased with the food and service. This time was no different. I had the lamb chops and they were made perfectly. I recommend this restaurant any time you are in mid town

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BruceA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They're closed for renovations! Got a confirmation for the reservation and everything.

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CYNTHIAL
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I really cannot review this place, because when I went there on Saturday the place was closed for renovations! Just for that alone, I will not recommend or ever go back. It was so hot out, we walked all the way there to find out you were closed. This is after confirming with me Twice that I was coming. Very unprofessional!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance and food was delicious.

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vipRichardJ
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent pre-theatre experience! I have a gluten allergy and I so appreciated the knowledge of our server and helping me navigate the menu and making accommodations for me. Great wine as well.

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vipGrammy
New York Area
135 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Unfortunately our server didn’t tell us about the specials and my husband wood have ordered one of those instead of a hamburger which we both had. I had asked for mine medium rare and half of it was well done. I’ve always enjoyed lunch here but this is the first time we’ve had dinner here. I think I’ll stick to lunches.

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vipFrancisF
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

In the desert that is the restaurant scene in Times Square, this handsome Brasserie with a foundation in Greek food serves up solid meals, well presented, at a good relative value. The dinner prix fixe available during pre theater hours is a particular bargain.

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BrendaG
New England
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

This was noting more than basic food. Nothing special about the food.

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MarylouiseH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food-nice service.excellent choice for pretheater.

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vipPatP
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brasserie Athenee is a perfect pre- or post-theater restaurant. The menu is quite varied and delicious, and you can have a simple meal of soup and salad or something more substantial. I go there quite often before a show and I'm never disappointed. I especially recommend the seafood risotto!

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ElizabethR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Convenient to all theaters, professional waitstaff, wonderful service, and won’t break the bank!

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StephenA
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We had dinner at this establishment before attending a show around the corner. The location is excellent to many of the Broadway theaters. The service was attentive enough so that we were able to eat at a comfortable rate but still finished in time to walk to our show. An added bonus was that we found street parking right on 46th, a block away from the restaurant.

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RachanT
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Awesome staffs...very friendly and helpful. Great time

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JeanM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I met my sister-in-law .for a pre theatre lunch/brunch on a Saturday afternoon. Very pleasant atmosphere without pretensions. We shared a Greek salad and some appetizers. Food was wholesome and good. Service was excellent. Will go back and try their crepes.

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KimAlysa74
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Braised short ribs was pretty good. Vegetables were oversteamed.
Steak was dry.
Service was polite.

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vipdocjj1
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent French breakfast items. I had croque monsieur and wife had French toast, and both were delicious. It was very quiet, as few patrons at 8:30am (little odd) but it picked up before we left.

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vipUmamiLover
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Even given it's location, the prices were over the top. Over $30 for four thin, dry lamb chops. We were not impressed. Average and overpriced.

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Brasserie Athenee - New York is rated 3.9 stars by 721 OpenTable diners.