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Cafe d'Alsace

4.6
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2113 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Please read the following to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience!

Our 32-table outdoor dining area and 9-table dining room are open daily for lunch and dinner, as well as brunch on weekends.
Due to Covid-19 dining restrictions we are currenly accepting lunch reservations only, and our dinners and brunches are on a walk-in basis. Average wait times are short/nonexistent before 6:30pm.
All reservations are made specifially for street dining, although limited indoor seating is available as of 09/30/2020.
Unfortunately we can not guarantee any specific seating arrangements/requests.
Dining times are limited to 90 minutes from the time of the reservation. Thank you for your understanding as we require additional sanitation between seatings.

Thank you so much for your support. We look forward to welcoming you!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2113 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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mww10022
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent and proper covid protocol in place. Food is consistent. Never had a bad meal here

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ElenaA
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s was great! Food and service as always was the best!

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vipJupe
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor space. My go to place for lunch & a glass of wine

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viparlene
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and service. For outdoor dining, great attempt to keep it pleasant. Keep up the good work.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We’ve been going to cafe d’alsace for many years and regard it as one of the best, consistent UES restaurants. Maybe this was on off night, maybe it was the shift change. The menu is much more limited now so there aren’t excuses for messing up steak frites. But our 2 orders were rare (ordered medium) and tough. The fries cool and limp. We won’t stop going after one bad night but will hold off now till things settle down.

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vipJupe
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They’ve done a terrific job with outdoor seating. Plastic separations, nice planters and as always food & service good.

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vipChrisG
New York Area
95 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely leisurely lunch on the sidewalk on a mild Fall afternoon. Very nice menu choices, good service, plastic partitions between tables. Great place for lunch or dinner.

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vipKevala
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great as always. Shout out to Justin who always makes the experience exceptional.

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vipKatyBB
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful French bistro with German offerings (hence their name!) Food was delicious and the service was attentive and friendly. Our waiter was very knowledgeable! All safety protocols were scrupulously observed...I felt very comfortable taking my senior mother out to this lovely restaurant! In short, it was a joyful time and I’ll definitely go back again!

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AlexanderM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Fancy outside area. Good food, the service could be better

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Meriwether
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff, including our adorable server, Brendon, were fantastic—very accommodating and helpful all around. The food was great, and the outdoor seating set-up is very well done with plexiglass dividers between tables. :)

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vipBill
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience3

Aok. It was lunch

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Carrie57
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food... everything cooked perfectly... a tad pricey... $24 hamburger;)

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vipJZ74
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My first experience eating outside in NYC restaurant. Tables spaced apart separated by plexiglass panels -- very respectful. Limited menu (compared to pre-pandemic) but plenty of choice. Servers masked. One of the few places in the neighborhood where there are probably similar numbers of tables (compared to winter seating when there is no one outside.) Food was lukewarm (especially the fries, they probably were waitng too long before being delivered.

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JohnH
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love Cafe d'Alsace, it's a neighborhood favorite. Great look, traditional decor and informal vibe. The food by Chef Philippe is excellent. The service is caring and friendly (especially if you get David). The nearest thing to a Parisian boîte or Strasboug brasserie. Fair prices, very good wine list with something for everyone at all price levels. Good bar.

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vipJnSEats
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful. Best roast chicken and apple tart in the city

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vipMdawn
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had a lovely dinner, the Grilled Salmon was perfectly cooked and the 30 dollar price fix menu is a very good value for the money, impressed.

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MichelleF
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The foie gras is an absolute must have. Service was truly excellent and attentive. They never missed a beat from greeting me to changing course, all the way to a nice quiet recognition of my birthday. I highly recommend this place and it’s only a short walk from the Guggenheim.

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vipAmyC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Nice French bistro. Food was ok. Portions for the main dish were quite large.

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vipJoyceM
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My friend and I really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. You felt as if you were in a bistro in Paris. We plan on going back.

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vipOrangeSquared
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a quaint bistro with a modern vibe and excellent, authentic Alsatian cuisine. We’ve been here twice prior to events at the nearby 92nd Street Y and have been delighted by the experience. Timely, attentive, and friendly service, excellent cocktails, and a wide range of French/German country dishes make for a thoroughly enjoyable night out. We have marked this as a favorite place in this part of the Upper East Side. Tip: try an assortment of the homemade sausages served with fresh sauerkraut.

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JoshN
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I had a wonderful, leisurely dinner. Michelle had an excellent salmon dish. I had a superb duck a l'orange with crispy skin and tasty sauce accompanied by roasted potatoes and an ample sample of very varied vegetables. We shared an unusual dessert of crepe souffle stuffed with whipped cream in a passion fruit sauce. The ambiance was reminiscent of an old Parisian cafe, and the waiter was friendly, informative, and efficient.

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vipWorktofish
New Orleans
84 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Dry authentic French bistro dining

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Antoine
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a joy from start to finish. The food was superb. The menu filled with regional cuisine each well made and delicious. The wine list surprisingly comprehensive with extremely good regional choices. The ambient noise was lively enough to be invigoration, but did not interfere with conversation at the table.
The service was excellent: quiet, efficient, caring, and unobtrusive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Poor waitstaff. Couldn’t get a glass of water

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LynnS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have eaten here many times, lunch, dinner, always a pleasure.

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Cynthia
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very accommodating, and the food was excellent.

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MPac
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for dinner on a Saturday night. Service was good and food was great. I would definitely come back here again; there were other items on the menu that I’d like to try.

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NinaR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Cafe d'Alsace has an amazing brunch, but dinner is not as good. When my boyfriend and I had dinner here previously, we both thought that our entrees were undercooked -- and I had ordered my salmon well-done. This time, I was very happy with my gnocchi, but my boyfriend's duck entree was underdone. Service was pleasant and friendly but very slow.

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Jean
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, good value. But the noise level was deafening, a very high level according to both our ears and Soundcheck. If restaurants, like this one continue to be built and run to be LOUD, future customers--like me and my friends--will not eat in them.

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vipMimi
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go for date night, special occasions or just because. The prix fixe is a great value. Food is fresh and delicious, portions are generous. The staff made my mother feel fêted on her birthday. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went there very early for lunch with a friend and it was lovely. Good ambience, great food. Great value because we went for restaurant week, l'll definitely visit here again

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ClareP
Jacksonville
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant and go often especially when I take people out for dinner. The food is consistently wonderful and there is a great atmosphere. It feels very French!!

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vipAndrewG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having been a regular, I have not been there in over a year. The food is better than ever. Worth traveling from the UWS. Had the fois gras, the best yet. The gnocchi are incredible. Nothing like them in the city. The desserts were equally amazing. Having owned a restaurant, this is a true gem.

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BidS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food is consistently good. Our friends loved it and they consider themselves gourmands! However as evening progressed noise level was high so difficult to converse.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

I had high expectations for duck breast which is served in this French bistro. Have had it many times. I ordered rare. It was a little too rare so I ate the duck leg and the waiter took my duck breast back to the kitchen to have the breast cooked "medium rare." He returned with a new plate and the duck breast. It turned out to be as rare as the first portion i received. Being so rare i did not enjoy my dinner. Vegetables were outstanding.

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vipLofty
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We had the Restaurant Week lunch. Appetizer: Sausage and sauerkraut, maybe the best sauerkraut we've ever had (and we've had it in Alsace). Trout was delicious and the potatoes to die for. Tarte Flambee was basically good, but it seemed to have been sitting out for a long time, then topped with cheese and reheated, not good. Gnocchi and Brussels sprouts was tasty but very rich – something to have only after a hard morning's work or hiking.

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vipSusanL
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a lovely dining experience. Warm, inviting space. Concerned, helpful service. And of course, wonderful food. We came for restaurant week, but ended up with a pre-theater special. Everyone enjoyed their choice. Portions were plentiful and tasty. There was no downside to our dining experience. Would definitely return to try other options.

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SteveI
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food - outstanding service- so very very welcoming- simply an outstanding night!

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jesseb
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food is always great, well priced and excellent service.

FAQs

Cafe d'Alsace offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 722-5133.

Cafe d'Alsace is rated 4.6 stars by 2113 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.