Cafe d'Alsace

4.6
2298 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Please read the following to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience!

Our heated, 22-table outdoor dining area is open daily for lunch and dinner, as well as brunch on weekends.
Due to Covid-19 dining restrictions we are currenly accepting a limited amount of lunch and dinner reservations, and our brunches are on a walk-in basis. Average wait times are short/nonexistent before 6:30pm.
All online reservations are made specifially for street (outdoor) dining. Limited indoor dining reservations are now available over the phone, at 212-722-5133
Unfortunately we can not guarantee any specific seating arrangements/requests.
Dining times alloted are 90 minutes for parties of 1-4 guests, and 2 hours for parties of 5+ guests,

Thank you so much for your support and understanding. 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 2298 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.6
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Zellie
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Dining arrangement on 88th Street side extremely pleasant. A very relaxing lunch experience.

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vipDocdub
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good bistro food. Competent service. Their outdoor setup works well. I miss the daily plat du jour.

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vipSkiddie
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great cheeseburger. Good outdoor space. Good for any occasion.

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CarolW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Comfortable & pleasant outdoor dining. Excellent service.

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Germanyerd
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place in the neighborhood! Love the outdoors seating area.

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vipWSNYC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a neighborhood regular for both brunch and dinner. Alsace has adapted well to restaurant dinning in the time of Covid-19.

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vipSusanC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A lovely neighborhood bistro, wait staff friendly, warm, and knowledgeable .
Very good food, lovely ambiance.

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vipSteve
Tampa
34 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food preparation was outstanding. Great flavors, super portions and superb experience. Exceeded expectations.

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MartaR
San Diego
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Cafe D'Alsace has reliably delicious food. We sat outside and felt safe dining out.

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vipOrahM
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our get together with friends after a long time at Cafe d’Alsace was wonderful. Our outside table was airy ,comfortable and made conversation easy. Our server was charming and professional. He anticipated every need and made sure we had everything we wanted without being obtrusive. The food was terrific ;fresh and delicious.
Cafe d’Alsace is one of our favorites and it never disappoints.

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SamM
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and delicious wine. We had a wonderful lunch.

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OliviaD
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Beautiful ambiance, but the burger was dry and well-cooked and the service lackluster

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SeamlessnNetflix
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional staples. I stay with the chicken club which is very generous portion and an elevated classic! Burger is also awesome. Best neighborhood standby.

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vipLuv2eat
Louisville
124 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stopped in for a spontaneous lunch. Patrick suggested the salmon, which was wonderful! He was charming! Thank you!

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vipGeordy
New York Area
172 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Made a res for Sat at 7:15, outdoors, going after watching Belmont Stakes.
Post time changed so called Thursday to change res to 7:30, wasn't available on line, and to request 88th st dining rather than on 2nd ave. Woman on phone helpful and changes noted.
Arrived at 7:30, table waiting where we requested. Ordered bottle of Alsace Red wine and both ordered the roast chicken. Perfect plate! Service very nice and not rushed at end of meal.
Will return.

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vipmt9lives
New York Area
226 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good great excellent
Outdoor dining on the sife street is extra special

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rthorbs
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It was a welcome change to be out in NY having dinner again. Wine list was great and I had the duck special that was very good and my wife had the steak which she said was good.

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vipJnainny
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Kind of meh. “Heirloom” tomato salad $18 was a joke. The tomatoes were nothing close to heirloom. Mussels were way over cooked. $24 burger was mediocre. Fries were fabulous. Service perfunctory despite mentioning a celebration in the reservation. The o TT door seating is terrific and they do allow lots of time for your dinner reservation. Lunch earlier in the week was far better.

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DineWell1
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neighborhood gem with stellar menu & service. Great every single time.

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vipMelM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe D'Alsace had excellent food and service, as always! :)

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vipMomusing
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always good food and a nice environment. Service was a little slow outside.

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vipDelishdish
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Some things have not returned since reopening after Covid - the yummy gougeres are no longer being made and there isn't any spaetzle! Both are sorely missed, so I hope they will return. Loved our waiter, friendly but not intrusive, food was delicious as always, home- made sausage with excellent sauerkraut and fresh mussels were terrific. The house bread was delicious, even if we missed the gougeres!

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Ellie
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We will be back for sure; excellent restaurant. We requested outdoor dining, but Second Ave vehicular traffic noise is deafening

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ReneeB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience, delicious food and wonderful service. Consistently great for years.

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vipWSNYC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A favorite neighborhood restaurant. Nice set up to handle Covid-19 dinning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5-star from start to finish. Will definitely be returning.

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vipfrequentdiner
New York Area
466 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

NIce outdoor protected area for dining. Great steak frites with a marrow bone. Waiters scurrying to and fro. What fun to be back.

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Ellen
Baltimore
14 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to your restaurant many times and always enjoy it. We had a lovely dinner again and will certainly come again soon.

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vipShellyZ
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

great meal

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ThaoV
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Moule frites were decent. Gnocchi was very mushy. Lychee Bellini was good. Service was great, servers seemed to be having fun/enjoy their job

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vipnina
New York Area
260 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Always a good experience. They didn’t have the Pinot Blanc wine - strange for a place with regional cuisine. Beers always very good. Food lovely. Justin is the best waiter!

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AlanS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always a treat. Love the Steak Frites. Was also very happy with the delicious martini. Kudos to the bartender!

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vipAnnie
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met for a light, late lunch. We choice to sit at a outdoor table fore reasons if weather, and pandemic, hence the 4 stars for house instead of 5. Not their fault but 2nd Avenue is busy thoroughfare.the service and the food was very good and we certainly will be back.

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bobw
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been regulars at Cafe d'Alsace for many years, and it's always a great experience.

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vipArles
New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was attentive. Except for the greeter not being able to find our reservation at first, it was an excellent experience.

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MargaretN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe d’Alsace have created a comfortable and safe outdoor seating area. The wait staff are all charming and respectful. Food is amazing and the wine excellent.

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Germanyerd
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food, very good service, our favorite in the neighborhood

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StephenR
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and service that was above and beyond. The outdoor dining ambience is great.

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vipElissaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Thank you!

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vipWarrenG
New York Area
134 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience1

The food was very good, though the vinaigrette was too strong in the grilled octopus app and too many chopped onions in the salad. The chocolate hazelnut torte was extraordinarily delicious. The biggest problem was that two tables away from us was filled with many obnoxious loud children with one or two adults who didn't care how much noise and disturbance the kids produced. Management was well aware of the issue, but seemed not to do anything about it, though we did receive a discount from management on the check.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cafe d'Alsace using the Order Online button. Cafe d'Alsace also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 722-5133.

Cafe d'Alsace is rated 4.6 stars by 2298 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.