Cafe d'Alsace

4.6
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2068 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Cafe d'Alsace features chef Philippe Roussel; previously at Chelsea Bar and Bistro and Montparnasse, is originally from Brittany, but he knows something about Alsace serving features such as his tarte flambée (onions and bacon), potée (cabbage soup) and choucroute made with pork or duck. Also try something off our extravagant beer menu.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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D
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food here is always delicious, traditional and plentiful. Don’t miss the complimentary gougeres (cheese puffs). Our server was lovely and the atmosphere feels super authentic.

E
New York Area
123 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice spot, excellent food and solid service. Highly recommend the tartar appetizer and the crepe dessert. Fish main (trout) was a little less incredible, but still very good. A pleasant, unpretentious spot for a relaxed but moving meal.

TN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. The food is amazing and the staff is so attentive, friendly and thorough.

FA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and will definitely be coming back.

m
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful spot for a winters night catch up with a friend. Our waiter on 1/22 was a complete delight.

W
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

My wife and I have eaten here many times. Food was “tired”. Scallops may have been frozen. Did not have a very ocean fresh taste or texture. Mussels and sauce did not have much flavor. Appetizers did not sparkle. Food not terrible but not very good either.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fantastic place but a little cramped.

TV
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Requested a particular table when I made the reservations when we got there at 5.15 PM, with the restaurant not even half full the table was given away to others they offered us a table behind the table we wanted, this table was the smallest table in the place and the most uncomfortable table I have ever had dinner at. Our bill for 3 close to $400.00 you would think they could have kept out requested table for us. I understand that the requests are just that a request, but the restaurant was empty when we arrived not even half full. Anyway, everything else was great and will return only not to that table ever.

LT
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Not oppressively expensive like other NY French restaurants yet equally satisfying. Has a $28 prefix for pre-theater!

NF
London
44 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The alsatian sections was great. I had 2 sausages with all the trimmings. Good wine and great beer selections. Waiter was great.

E
New England
45 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Classic French bistro well prepared. Cheerful and good service. Extensive wine list.

v
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great brunch.
Eggs Benedict and Crab omelets were excellent.
Service very good. Kudos to Andrew@

MP
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice meal. Entrees were good perfectly, wait staff was exceptional. We were able to get to our event on time.

j
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

first time we went to this place and would definitley go again.
duck was cooked to pefection.
portion on the mussels could have been better but the large order of crispy fries that went with it more than made up for it.

DS
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent. The food was great, and the atmosphere is lively and inviting. We always enjoy it here.

m
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Completely charming for lunch, with truly authentic French food.

PN
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great spot for drinks, brunch or dinner! A great menu superbly crafted by their chef to satisfy any foodies' eyes and tastes! A treasure in the Upper East Side!

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Year’s Eve celebration

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food.

BR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Christmas, and were thrilled with the place. The service was friendly, the food was delicious and the ambiance was exactly what we were looking for.

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Christmas special prix fixe menu was delightful. There were many choices and it seemed you couldn’t have gone wrong with any one of them. The turkey was outstanding.

S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a great place for a holiday meal! Great service

OT
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Entry service/seating was gracious, and we were seated next to the window, as requested. We were delighted with the tuna tartare and the foie gras (delicieux). My husband was less pleased with the halibut, small and dry with a paucity of sauce. Also, that's what he had there Christmas Eve 2018. How about branzino, sea bass or Dover sole for a change? [Some of your guests always choose fish.]. Conversely, I who always order something different thoroughly enjoyed the sea scallops (ravissants). Both of us found the Pinot Grigio a pleasant accompaniment and our desserts, gateau and creme brûlée a fitting conclusion. We would have been happier with faster delivery of the wine so as to enjoy it with more of the first course. The evening would have been all the more festive if I had been served the brandy Alexander I had requested. Clearly neither the sommelier nor the bartender was familiar with this wonderful winter drink. I guess we'll learn how to make it at home. All in all, we were pleased with the evening. Thank you!

d
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Met a friend for lunch and it had been a while
Since I ate there. Forgot how good it was and how much I liked it. We both did!!

PN
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time at this favorite neighborhood spot! Great service, amazing food, and the most delicious dirty martinis in the Upper East Side!

A
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about this place. If you’re after your typical good quality French bistro, come here. Every dish I tried was beyond amazing and the staff treated us so well. Will be back, great night out here!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service was a little erratic, but not off-putting by any means. I just tend to expect superior service after many previous visits; I am a longtime patron. The meal was otherwise excellent. I will return again without question.

D
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Server sort of disappeared and we ordered dessert from someone different but the food was great, hopping on a Sat night. Glad to have returned after many years away. A great neighborhood spot.

D
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was wonderful and we were allowed to have a leisurely meal.
The soup of the day was a pea soup without cream. It was flavored with bacon and was very satisfying. The sea bass was grilled and the herbs that were used created a flavorful crust and moist fish. Halved small potatoes, carrots and snow peas accompanied the filet.
Small popovers were brought to the table before the entree.
Our party of six were very happy with whatever was ordered.

s
Atlantic Canada
5 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We both had different varieties of sausages and were very pleased with the results. They were quite tasty, and there was a satisfying choice of types of sausage. The accompanying side dishes were varied and delicious: spaetzle, mashed potatoes, and sauerkraut. The service was brisk and friendly, and there was an adequate choice of wines along with a very large list of beers. In sum,. A very satisfying experience.

M
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Café D’Alsace is always a pleasure. Wonderful for a date or celebration. Always great food and ambiance. The prix fixe is a great value and desserts are worth it. They also know their alcohol and are a pleasure to talk to about it.

JB
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious traditional French dinning

H
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our third visit to this wonderful restaurant. Service, food , and value are all exceptional. Best pork chop I've ever had. The steak tartar is excellent and to my tastes even better than the 21 Club. We look forward to dining here again.

e
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always good food and service. Very noisy. When I have been at the restaurant for dinner it's too dark.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Thanksgiving menu and service

SS
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful price fixed Thanksgiving menu selections. Desserts were special.

PN
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has become a personal favorite for us. We always have a great meal and really love the entire staff and how attentive and warm they treat us every time. Tonight we came for a late dinner and we were treated to delicious cocktails , great appetizers and entrees. I lived my duck duo a l’orange! The Sancerre pairing was perfect and the passion fruit soufflé was heaven! We will be back again for more!

C
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

This is a neighborhood favorite for us and we like taking out of town visitors there because the food is authentic Alsatian food, with a lively and unpretentious atmosphere.

D
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere is warm and you feel as if you are eating in a small European town. The food is excellent. The onion soup and mussels are particularly delicious. The desserts are fabulous. This is truly a neighborhood gem.
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W
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good service at the table and at reception. Drinks brought promptly and food was good - quiche was reheated and therefore a bit messy on the plate but tasty with a good salad dressing. Good coffee; could have served more bread and some butter at the start. Good place for lunch but way too noisy for dinner. Nice outdoor seating in season.