Cafe d'Alsace

4.6
2338 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 2338 people are saying
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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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4.5
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4.2
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipsadinner
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The skate fish is a must try!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious

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GeorgiaB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Our first server was dismissive and unresponsive. About 20 minutes later another server took over and he was terrific; concerned responsive, professional. The food was wonderful, just like being in Alsace. The frites were better than perfect; the portions more than we could possibly eat.

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Emily
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and friendly service.

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vipDiane
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service was excellent. We went during restaurant week so the restaurant was busy. I would say that the food was marginal at best. Definitely not the cuisine I had in Alsace, but the staff were welcoming and attentive. A value at restaurant week, but a pass at other times.

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice outdoor space, decent food, wide Restaurant Week menu

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vipDublinDoug
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Front of the house- welcoming and professional. Wait staff efficient and personable. Bar service knowledgeable. Seating excruciatingly uncomfortable fir me at 6’4” and 220 lbs.

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vipGandJ
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Very leisurely dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Possibly short staffed.. service not great but all else great.. delicious food

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vipeateruws
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food!! My favorite place on upper east

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anneD
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

it was my first visit to this restaurant and I really enjoyed it
the meal was excellent the service equally pleasant
I will absolutely come back

GJ
vipGaryJ
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We ate Outdoors with an isolated table so it was quiet and the service was fine. The restaurant was busy and the food was quite good.

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Armand
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best FRENCH! food in Manhattan. The fact that a restaurant of this caliber participates every year in NYC Restaurant week, shows their generosity and commitment to honor the fine dining experience. And they do it with class, respect and humility.

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foodie
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Went for Restaurant Week. Nice selection and the food was good although not hot enough (especially sausage was actually cold in the middle). But it was VERY noisy - I could barely hear my companion who has a loud speaking voice.

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vipNicoleT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a lovely Sunday dinner at Cafe d'Alsace. Food and drinks were delicious. The outdoor dining setup had a great ambience. Would definitely recommend!

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NYrod
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and the service excellent. We were pleasantly surprised.

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vipChrisG
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Neighborhood favorite. Paris bistro on the upper east side.

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MichelleT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service and drinks were exceptional as is the usual with Cafe D’Alsace.

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vipSusan
San Diego
86 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner on Bastille Day - not the special but moules frites, saumon and salade were perfect.

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vipEdwardW
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Food, ambience, and service were all very good. Unfortunately, Cafe d'Alsace has loud and busy music playing which disrupted my ability to hear other guests at our table.

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vipWSNYC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a very good neighborhood restaurant that has also managed to successfully adapt to the dinning conditions of the pandemic.

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ElliotW
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely outdoor space on 88th Street

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MarinaR
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food in a nice café setting. Service was excellent too. Will be returning!

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Catherd
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We've been going to Cafe d'Alsace for many years but this is the first time since the
Pandemic started. We had a lovely meal but were disappointed that a few of our favorite dishes were not available (gougeres, duck sausages, and tarte a l'oignon. Waiter said they are frequently requested but the chef is not making them right now.

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Mona
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The sidewalk tables are well-placed and attractive at Cafe d'Alsace. The service was excellent and very polite. I ordered the grilled artisan sausage with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes, which was good. The dessert special, a blueberry tart, was the highlight of the meal, however. Best of all, the scene on East 88th street is relatively quiet and neighborhoody. It was the perfect place for a quiet and civilized dinner. Yes, I would go back.

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elenat
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patron of 9 years and they never disappoint!

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Starfish
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing mussels. French Onion soup is also top notch. Dmitri gave us a great suggestion for wine, which we really enjoyed.

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Louismm
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Friendly service and excellent food.

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magichka
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Sausages delicious as always. Service very prompt and courteous.
Wonderful glass of Reisling.
Highly recommend

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Gigi
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a great dinner outside at Cafe d'Alsace. Our group loved a tomato soup that was a menu special that evening, along with a fish prepared with what the chef called an "Antiboise" sauce. Both were wonderful. Our server, Justin, was great, and the sommelier, Dmitri, was very knowledgeable and helpful as we chose our wine. The outdoor dining area was very pleasant. It was an all-around great experience and we will definitely return!

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ACC722
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service and wine list is always on point! Thank you!

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RandyR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and creative rendition of grilled branzino. Sauce with avocado chunks. Over bed of veggies and fingerling potatoes. Wa

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vipChrisG
New York Area
103 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cafe D'Alsace is our neighborhood "go to" for lunch and dinner. Delightful experience, good food, excellent service, happy atmosphere.

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vipSamS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Meal was good but ordered steak poivre off the specials, didn’t have a price listed and was $56 and the steak was mediocre and the sauce not great. Other items ordered were good. If the steak was $30 I’d say it was fine but for that price I’d go elsewhere

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LTNY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I believe they’re suffering the reentry problems many restaurants are in terms of service inconsistencies, which we’ll all get through eventually. Unfortunately, my meal was so over salted, and the steak tartare was more like ground beef than chopped sirloin. I will say that their pride decoration at the bar was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service.

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vipWSNYC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Fine for local brunch and dinner. We dine at Alsace often.

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AreteW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great neighborhood restaurant and delicious Alsatian food. Our choice for many years.

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 2338 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.