Cafe d'Alsace

4.7
2231 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 2231 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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bill
Greensboro
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to place on the upper east side to meet friends and eat outside. Very consistent service and food. They have managed the pandemic well without losing quality.

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TriciaK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was IMPECCABLE! We had such a wonderful time celebrating my friends birthday. The sommelier was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, suggesting delicious wines and even brought us a port on the house for a nightcap! The food was incredible and decadent, the ambience was beautiful with the heated lamps, greenery, and partitions, and the service was outstanding. It was the perfect experience for a special occasion!

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vipeast87th
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner. Food is very good. Wish there was a 4+ category. Would help if there were more options for vegetarians. I know that the menu has been kept limited.

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vipGoodfoodguy1490
N. Ireland
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Good food, decent drink selection.

Overall a good local option when you want a down the fairway meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great set up for the post covid world. Felt very safe and protected.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dinner outside small bites with a friend.
Place is spot clean and has a wonderful French cafe feeling.
Food is delish almost like in France :)

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SteveL
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great value. What more can you ask for?

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vipBarbaraC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe d'Alsace never disappoints. Food and service are outstanding. Atmosphere is comfortable. It's a definite go-to.

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vipMichaelR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very comfortable and safe outdoor dining. Loved it!!

JB
vipJodyB
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been meaning to write a review for Cafe d’Alsace for while. They deserve this five star review so much! Consistently great food, service, ambiance and now safety too. I love cafe d’alsace and I can highly recommend the steak frites as it is always a perfect meal. Also great service, professional and personable. It’s still my go to dinner place even after I moved out of the neighborhood.

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vipSarah
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Quite good. Tables inside separated by plastic barriers at wall tables.

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vipneighbor122
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe D'Alsace is a favorite neighborhood restaurant. Service and food are always very good. Pre-Covid, I found it had become too noisy for dinner indoors, but their current outside setup along the side street is one of the best, with plenty of air circulation and powerful heaters.

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vipLaurenceH
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I was really excited about dining at Cafe D'Alsace as we had not been out to a restaurant in months but service was too fast and a couple of dishes (we were 4) did not hit the mark. We ordered cocktails and the food arrived at the same time as the drinks ... who wants to eat a salad or a tartare with a mojito? Then the steak au poivre that we ordered medium rare was way too cooked and the chicken was dry. I know restaurants are having a hard time with Covid, so maybe that's why, but it's a shame this happened to one of the first restaurants I went too after a long long time.

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vipPatrick1NY
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place with amazing food and beverages! The service is magnificent!

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vipFRUSTRATED
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Will definitely return. Tasty and perfect portion size with excellent service.

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vipgmpnyny
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They gave done a fantastic job in,asking outside dining comfortable and safe. CUDOS for doing so.

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lindap
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

outdoor dining was intimate and special. i hope they replace the dead dried plantings soon. superb experience. we ordered scallops without the pork belly and lamb cous cous. both meals were outstanding.

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vipDaniel
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fine Alsatian restaurant; chef has been there a long time and has a loyal following due to quite excellent cooking. Have never had a bad meal!

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Tasgeo
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice experience. Great food and service. Will go again.

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PamelaH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent restaurant. Eat here a lot. They've handled the pandemic the best of any place I know. Food wonderful!

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vipMozley
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

This has to be one of the top-3 WORST restaurants in the world. The service was so surly that I told the waiter I would blank him, which is something I've done less than three times in my entire life. The staff constantly rushed us. The drinks were weak. The food was mediocre at best. They wouldn't even show us the desert menu based on a claim that we had a 90 minute limit on the table. That would have been more than enough if they weren't so slow. DO NOT GO!!!

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vipChrisG
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

So glad to have Café D'Alsace open and busy. Very festive atmosphere and good French accents.

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BruceS
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Consistently good food with a nice wine list and friendly staff.

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AlexR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and great outdoor seating. Wine was recommended and was delicious

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice outdoor space, slow service, decent food, trimmed down menu (compared to their usual)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The chicken was undercooked. Waiter was not by our table during the meal to check other than one minute after plates had been delivered and before we had eaten anything. Came back after meal and did the right thing

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vipSymone
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall1food4service2ambience5

Mauricio,server manager. Poor service. No heated lamp,no bread at the table after ordered drinks,we had to move indoors they left the door wide open there lucky they got a 20 dollar tip.

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Lainey
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a wonderful experience at Cafe d’Alsace. The food never disappoints. The service was very good. We ate inside and I felt safe even while the pandemic continues.

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vipDelb
New England
20 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

1. Onion soup is a joke...broth without flavor, nor significant ‘onions’
2. The waiter was flippant!
3. I ordered the Alsace burger med rare...it was close to being ‘well done’ and the meat inferior; Five Guys burger has far superior meat and knows how to make it ‘medium
‘rare’
4. When asked by a waitress “how is everything” I voiced my dissatisfaction to empty ears! She walked away without comment and never returned.
5. I voiced my complaint to a waiter who was placing candles on tables and received immediate attention and satisfaction...he is a gentleman!

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vipDorothyG
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and service. Very good wine suggestion and respect for social distancing
We’d definitely return!

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vipgregoryo
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we visited on ST PATRICK'S DAY and Justin the ciccerone had a fabulous Belgian green ale Fantom.
We had steak tartare and both fabulous onion soup gratinee and also special celery root soup with truffles and pork.
We had the fabulous dessert crepes and creme brulee!
Always fabulous service, too.

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vipMCamille
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific staff - wonderful food

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Carly
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Had the french onion soup and mushroom risotto. We sat outside, plexiglass between each table. Strong heating lamp. Very comfortable and felt safe re: COVID. Good service.

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Hikeswim
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Definitely one of my favorite local restaurants. I find their dinner menu to be much broader than the lunch menu. As a vegetarian the was little on the lunch menu other than a tossed salad. And the dessert menu at lunch not as interesting as dinner. That said, I recommend the restaurant highly!

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BarbaraS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food is outstanding, the menu is nicely varied. On several visits the food is definitely expertly prepared, best gnocci ever, steak perfect, omelette like no other, fish and steak cooked perfectly. After the first bite I asked them to compliment the chef. The outdoor dining was beautiful, noise level allowed enjoyable conversation. Wait staff very good, nice wine and beer selection.

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GAPUptown
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the meal & being seated inside for the first time in a year!

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vipDavidW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, Cafe d'Alsace simply does not disappoint. Vivre Cafe d'Alsace!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

It was a birthday and the service was choppy and non attentive

The ambiance was dark and cold
Please add heating for people who sit where the door blasts cold air

The food was delicious at many parts but definitely overly salty

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east87th
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We love Cafe d'Alsace and think they have done a great job with outdoor dining. This particular visit the burgers were not up to the usual terrific standard.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant!

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 4.7 stars by 2231 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.