Cafe d'Alsace

4.6
2362 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 2362 people are saying
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vipbobny
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good quality and service. Very comfortable environment

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Dustin
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant. Great food, service & ambience.

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vipJoyceM
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
67 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
264 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.

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Rico
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great spot for lunch after a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. All the review categories were super, and there is another that I must comment about.

The Art Deco interior is GREAT!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

I've been to Cafe d'Alsace and enjoyed the food and ambience. But that was at least a year before Covid hit. Decided to try again during Restaurant Week and I'm so glad I did. The Skate was delicious as was Le Pamplemousse cocktail. Can't believe I added a Crepe Soufflé after such a meal but so glad I did. Yum! The service was lovely and the setting relaxed; being inside was cooler and less crowded than outside. Think everything just combined to make a nearly perfect meal. Just great!

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franklyDC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful choice for an intimate special occasion

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vipMelodySue
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful mid afternoon lunch sitting outside. All of the waiters wore masks.
Mussels and chilled cucumber soup were divine! Great service!

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DavidF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We felt that we were in France! Wonderful experience. Great food. Can't wait to go back.

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vipLoraE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots for great food and nice ambience...even during COVID!!!

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HelenC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My steak tartare was great! And your bread and butter are always fine. Thank you.

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MartaK
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We went there for NYC Restaurant week and the food was just okay, nothing special. I expected to be better.

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Justina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Dalsace is like a mini Balthazar tucked away in the Upper upper east side aka Yorkville! It’s a gem, the food and service are wonderful!

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vipnycadam
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Cafe d'Alsace has been one of my favorite restaurants in the Yorkville neighborhood for many years. Food and service are always very good; we had chicken and burgers for dinner this time and were very happy with both. But, 2 problems drop it from 5 stars to 4 stars. First, the indoor dining area gets very noisy when full, so bad that it becomes impossible to talk. Second, it's always been a bit over-priced, and now is even more so. Still, the food is good enough to continue to go there every now and then. The outdoor seating is very nice, I've been there in the past for lunch. (Unfortunately, it was too hot to sit outside, away from the noise, this visit.)

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Eatwell
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had wonderful lunch and dinner at the restaurant. Service was very good. Their selections of cocktails, wines and beers is outstanding. Will be going again and again.

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BarbaraK
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent dinner, good service and nice choices. Great to have an outdoor option. Will go back.

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JoyS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was wonderful.
Service was tops.
We sat outdoors for a couple of hours and could have stayed longer. We were not rushed out

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SandyA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant week menu was a super deal. The food keeps getting better and better at Thai restaurant. If you think that goat cheese and beet salad is nothing unusual then you need to try it here. The presentation was beautiful and the innovative flavors were fantastic. I hope that this makes it onto their regular menu after restaurant week is over. The skate dish was even better than I have had at Balthazar which is a specialty there and where I had first tried sit and had it many times. Our server was a long time regular who knows the menu and is a pro. The profiteroles are definitely the perfect way to end a perfect meal. Can’t wait to go back.

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vipAmanda
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner last night! Honestly, one of my favorite restaurants in the city, a true neighborhood gem. We went for the restaurant week deal, but I have been here previously and all of my prior meals have been outstanding. Ordered the roasted beet and arugula salad and the pan seared skate. All the flavors were on point and dishes were beautifully executed. Will be back soon!

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RachelM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very cute place! Wonderful restaurant week menu. Good drinks list!

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briandaflyinhawaiian
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Was generally very good. Looking for real bistro food and got it for the most part. French onion soup broth on the sweet side. Where's the cafe de Paris butter for the streak frite? If you're going to put a bordelaise on it tell me and give me an option or on the side. I'll be back.

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RobS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Dinner during Restaurant Week, outside sidewalk seating and a lot of choices on the 39 menu. Food was excellent, and I'd definitely go back

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vipsadinner
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant outside dining. Interesting cocktails. Mussels were good, not fantastic but the portion is generous. Service was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another outstanding dinner at Cafe D’Alsace. We’ve been regulars since 2014, and this place has never missed a beat (even amid the pandemic). This latest visit was during restaurant week — we tried the lamb burger, skate, tuna tartare, and goat cheese potato parfait — and omg, all were fantastic. Love their outdoor seating area and friendly & efficient service (as usual). You can’t go wrong with this place!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The skate fish is a must try!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious

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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 2362 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.