Cafe d'Alsace

4.6
2376 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Scenes of Alsace come to the forefront when walking into our upper east side corner jewel. From the curved pewter bar decorated with suspended antique seltzer bottles, to our colorfully tiled floors; our cozy restaurant evokes the essence of Alsace at every turn.

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 2376 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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Noise · Moderate
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RalphW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Didn’t want to write a review because I didn’t want everyone to know how good this place is.

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ConstanceR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Cafe d'Alsace and have been coming here for years. The food is wonderful and the service is fantastic.

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Andyc
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really nice place. Good outdoor seating

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vipGale
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outside area

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vipMgourmet
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely place, great outdoor dining and fabulous food. Excellent service as well.

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vipGemma
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Specials of the day need to give prices as on regular menu. Service always good but beard should not be sticking out under a mask...feels/looks unsanitary. Noise level bit too high in most areas.

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JZ74
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a welcoming experience. I was entertaining two young women arriving by bus — needless to say the bus was late ( 75 minutes delay) - called the restaurant and was accommodated immediately. Food is delicious and portions substantial. It’s not inexpensive but well worth the money spent.

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PhyllisH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both food and service excellent!!! Outdoor dining works very well.

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vipsggnyc
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a good neighborhood standby. Food is consistently good and fresh. Great dirty martini!

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Lainey
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is excellent. The staff is friendly and very efficient. I love eating here. It's one of my favorite places.

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Julia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down my favorite restaurant in the neighborhood ... and in all of NYC! Delicious food and drinks and excellent service.

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Imby
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Duck was one if not the best. Chicken delicious. Pricey, but great. Salad was delicious. Bread was addicting! Highly recommend.

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vipKaren
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was excellent. Good menu choices. Excellent service.

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AllisonS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful get together for my mother’s birthday. Outdoor dining was loud (street noises and the live band from the Mexican restaurant across the street!) but it was fun! Food was delicious and the service was great. I always have a good time at Cafe D’Alsace

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Jman1969
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, fine service, great outdoor dining experience.

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RobertH
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Too many questions. C d'A is fine. If you want a review, pay me.

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Mare
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting NYC for the first time in a long time and were happy to see that Cafe d'Alsace was open. The food was delicious as always, the service impeccable and we only wish we could make it a weekly event.

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DarylS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food.

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vipAndrewR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice and welcoming

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vipsusan
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Noisy outside but good & revive very good

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ClareS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent service
Food was basically good but not exciting for the price

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vipPatrick1NY
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had dinner with my two nieces as we hadn’t seen each other in a long time. We had a wonderful experience. The food and service was top notch!!!

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vipbobny
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good quality and service. Very comfortable environment

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Dustin
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Great food, service & ambience.

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vipJoyceM
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

You can always rely on this restaurant for a good meal on the Upper Eastside.

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UnionSqJ
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome find. My partner and I loved this great neighborhood spot. Our first time here. The food is very tasty and nicely presented. The service is fantastic. We sat at the bar. The bartender and servers were prompt and friendly. The music was cool too. Nice sexy beats. Moderate noise level for a comfortable chat.

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vipverycriticaltraveler
New England
21 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The food was nothing special except for the sauerkraut. It was what you might have gotten at a diner run by a couple from Alsace. The wine was good. It’s a niche restaurant if you like this food which we do but nothing went beyond the expected. And it should have for the price.

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vipTTHope
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently delicious and authentic. Terrific wait staff team. A local gem

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made the reservation for my mother’s birthday and brought in a birthday cake. There was a small cake fee which the staff informed us ahead. After blowing the candles, the restaurant went above and beyond adding ice cream and decorated the cake plating so beautifully. Highly recommend and will come again!

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vipsusan
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Got very expensive

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MimiRuth
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent, as are the servers. On a hot muggy night the fans and foliage made for comfortable seating.

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vipUmamiLover
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was wonderful and the food was good. Prices have spiked and we understand Covid has contributed to costs. We hope prices will settle soon so we can return more frequently.

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vipNoName
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

If manager hadn't tried to give us the worst table despite having a reservation and there being several empty tables when we arrived, my ratings would have been higher. Once he agreed to us having a decent table, everything was fine. I hate to think it was because we were two women.

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vipAndreaK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We are loyal customers who often dine here. We were treated rudely upon check in for reservation after waiting 15 min for her to sort out where to seat a table of 3 before us. Hostess was slow and rude. Wanted to give us the table 1 foot from hostess/entrance stand. There were many other open tables for 2. She refused to give us saying that there are fully booked. We did have a reservation.
Unfortunately, we will not return. A shame, because we have always enjoyed the food here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience2

The service was horrible. My waitress was pleasant but inept. I had to repeat every item of my order twice before she understood me and was largely absent during the entire
Duration of the meal. I had ordered an iced latte and replied “yes” when she asked me if I’d like bread. When neither arrived after 20 minutes and my server was MIA I had to flag down the hostess to get what I was waiting for. Eventually my original server appeared with the latte ( but not the bread) and I never saw her again. I
Assume she went home for the day. Even my check had to be obtained from a different employee. There are too many mediocre French bistros in and around the UES to ever return here again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was excellent. Tables a bit close together.

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JPLaBouff
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The waitstaff was friendly and fun. Our lunch was terrific. We sat outside and it was enjoyable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely evening! Thank you.

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vipnina
New York Area
268 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Seriously intense wine and beer menu and great sommelier.
Can pair you with your food and price point.
Very nice outdoor seating set up off the avenue.

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JimB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extraordinarily well prepared food.
We’re going to return.
Often.

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 2376 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.