Cafe d'Alsace

4.6
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2089 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
4.6
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4.5
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4.5
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4.3
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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Poor waitstaff. Couldn’t get a glass of water

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

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

C
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was very accommodating, and the food was excellent.

NR
New York Area
2 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.

MP
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.

J
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.

M
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.

OT
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

CP
Jacksonville
2 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!!

AG
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.

BS
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.

OT
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.

L
New York Area
53 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.

SL
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.

SI
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

food is always great, well priced and excellent service.

LH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The noise level was so intense, very hard to have a conversation.

J
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Came here for restaurant week, one of the few if not only offering seared foie gras. The Foie Gras was pretty good, everything else was sub par. Not sure if it's because we went right before they closed. The duck confit was not good, the duck was so over cooked it was chewy and dry. The server was really nice and checked on us but I didn't have the heart to complain about the duck because I'm sure they all wanted to go home.

W
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very good as always and the service was very courteous although the place was packed. Definitely a straight triple A recommendation.

GK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has it all: charm, wonderful cuisine and friendly, attentive service - plus, for this beer geek, an outstanding beer list on par with its wine list. Though we live not far from another excellent establishment from the same group, Nice Matin, we make the trip to the Upper East Side when we're ready to splurge on a celebratory meal because of the beautiful fin de siecle decor and overall elegant vibe. The food is meat-hearty in the Alsatian style, but there are ample fish and vegetarian offerings as well, and the desserts are always outstanding. (It is hearty enough that some friends in the neighborhood sometimes share a single meal at the bar while drinking wine.)

D
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
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 on January 25, 2020
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
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and will definitely be coming back.

m
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
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
17 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
24 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.