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Cafe d'Alsace

4.7
4.7
2533 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.

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Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:45 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 722-5133

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Philippe Roussel

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    88th Street

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available, in addition to several nearby parking garages:Safeway Parking Corporation Garage New YorkParking Garage0.1 mi · 345 East 86th St(212) 410-960324 hoursIcon ParkingParking Garage0.1 mi · 301-329 East 86th St(212) 289-990524 hoursSavoy ParkingParking Garage0.3 mi · 118 East 86th St(212) 831-270024 hours

  • Public transit

    Q train to 86th Street and Second Avenue . 4/5/6 trains to 86th Street and Lexington Avenue.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,533 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. SD

    ScottD

    Columbus

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    There are many French Bistros in NYC--this is one of the finest.

  2. OS

    OrangeSquared

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cafe D’Alsace is one of my favorite restaurants in New York City, serving authentic French cuisine without any of the pretentiousness that some Americans might expect because of the caricatures of French restaurants that are so common in popular culture. The menu is anchored by staples that evoke the fundamental French commitment to whole food—moules et frites, artisanal sausages—all delicious. Creative takes on traditional cocktails provide just the right accent on the meal. The staff’s professionalism stands out in the restaurant landscape today. If I lived in the neighborhood, this would be the kind of place I’d go to at least weekly.

  3. D

    De96

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    Servers could be more visible on the floor and more tuned in to clients needs for things like silverware the check, water etc. Staff has great friendly attitude- might benefit from more training. Invest in them!

  4. A

    Alec

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Phenomenal service and food as always!! The new order seating is beautiful and enough off the beaten path to not feel too crowded on the street. Sahara old fashioned simply one of the city's best cocktails.

  5. M

    Mary007

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It’s our neighborhood favourite. Always consistently good.

  6. a

    andreaw

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Always a treat to go to Cafe D’Alsace. Love seeing our usual waiter. Thrilled the Ahi Tuna Tartare was back on their specials.

  7. DD

    DaveyDave

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and service were excellent. All the entrees were exceptional as were the deserts. We had a great time.

  8. S

    Scald

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The new location is excellent. The service efficient, friendly Amanda properly attentive. The food is very good and nicely presented. It is noisy which an interior architect could reduce.

  9. NY

    NYCGER

    New York Area

    61 reviews

    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Our server was wonderful - attentive without being overbearing. The food was excellent- the sea bass was definitely a standout and the desserts were fantastic! You can’t go wrong with the apple tarte or the profiteroles! This was our first visit in the new location after many times in the old one. The only downside was the noise level - otherwise highly recommended! We’ll be back!

  10. c

    cace

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall2food4service5ambience1

    Very very noisy. Would not go back. Could not hear anything at our table.

  11. PN

    Patrick1NY

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It's always guaranteed to be an amazing experience whenever I bring a friend to sit down and enjoy the delicious food and sublime cocktails at Cafe d'Alsace! The standout was the special crabmeat omelet with avocados and frites paired with a delicious Sancerre.. or two!!!

  12. E

    Esclown

    New York Area

    116 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    116 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had a birthday celebration combined with a business meal and it could not have been more enjoyable. Great meal outstanding service and we were treated like royalty. We had been before but not to the new location. It is a bit bigger and has a better layout. The food has always been good now they are clicking on all cylinders.

  13. EA

    ElenaA

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    One of my favorite restaurants in the neighborhood. Always great food and service.

  14. 1

    123456

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    service was efficient and friendly though not intrusive.

  15. H

    Happy

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service. Good hearty food. Pleasant atmosphere. Always enjoyable.

  16. a

    arnyc

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always reliable. Good food and good service.

  17. JW

    JanisW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food. Attentive service. Gorgeous new decor!

  18. NR

    NaomiR

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cafe D’Alsace is always a wonderful experience. Delicious food, wonderful ambiance and great service.

  19. f

    food4fun

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Nice selection across the menu. Spring salad followed by Steak Frites & Salmon. Steak on the rare side for medium rare; salmon very nicely done. Only complaint was price relative to portion. $14 for a Cotes du Rhone <1/2 full glass seemed high. And the salad was quite small for $16.

  20. A

    Adrienne

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love having lunch during the week at Cafe d'Alsace. It feels like I'm taking a mini-vacation in style!

  21. JY

    JeanneY

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely restaurant. Good food. Pleasant service.

  22. IK

    IlanaK

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I can here for a Monday evening meet up with a friend and we both really enjoyed it! The gewurztraminer wine, steak tartare app, and fish entree were all delicious! Pricey but reasonable considering the great quality and very classy atmosphere. I would highly recommend Cafe d’Alsace if you’re looking for a fancy dinner out.

  23. S

    Symone

    New York Area

    99 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    99 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful new place, David is awesome

  24. p

    patm

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I had the grilled bass and it was amazing. I love the new space.

  25. E

    Enjoy

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The new space is beautiful. We sat on the bar side the food & service were great.

  26. R

    Rami

    New York Area

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and service. The burger is soooooooooooo good. Rami

  27. F

    Foodfriend99

    Raleigh

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful Service and Great Food!

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4

    Service was terrible. Restaurant crowded. Waiter didn’t seem to be able to handle his tables. Dirty glasses and dishes remained in that table. When main corse arrived appetizers hadn’t been cleared. Drinks took so long to get. Waiter never came to ask if we wanted more drinks. Manager who was there stood by the door. Was oblivious to all. We talked to him after the meal. And just tried to blame specific employees. The time comes from the top. Disappointing given how few good restaurants on UES. We are a party of 5 girlfriends who eat out on a very regular basis. We had high hopes. And the food was bad. Fries cold and soggy. Mussels had no taste. I think this is the first bad review I’ve written on here. But the renovations are gorgeous. And the bar is great.

  29. s

    sfeater

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    What can I say? Food was good -I had the moules frites and my friend had the steak- but the best part was dessert. We shared a Tarte Tatin which was delicious. Service was good (although at first the waitress didn't give us enough time to order before coming around to find out what we wanted). Atmosphere is pleasant. Lively but not so noisy you can't hear your dinner companion. Would come back.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    The ambiance was full NYC with a loud restaurant and a lot going on. The unique cocktail list did not disappoint with a flavorful fig infused bourbon Old Fashion. The bone marrow appetizer is fabulous, with an impressive presentation. The special of the day, rack of lamb, was delicious. The only downside was the Steak Au Poivre, it was tough. But, the restaurant took it off our bill and we left well satisfied.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great Service is great. great food. And the best drinks in New York City. We love our neighborhood restaurant. Actually we adore it. It’s better than any restaurant downtown! We are very grateful that Café D’Alsce is here.

  32. S

    Shari

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is my favorite Redtsursnt on

  33. SC

    SimoneC

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Beautiful, great restaurant, love the food, wonderful sophisticated design. But why are the restrooms dirty in this establishment and most other restaurants in NYC?

  34. a

    audreyw

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful staff and food Beautiful restaurant

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My favorite place … when I am there I

  36. A

    Adrienne

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was excellent and we loved the newly added menu options.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Presentation and service were great. It was very noisy though and difficult to hear my dinner partner.

  38. j

    jbsnyc79

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    I have been a Cafe d'Alsace fan from the day the restaurant opened and am so happy the new location is doing so well. My dining experiences have all been good ones: the decor, service and most definitely the food have always met and/or exceeded my expectations and I love taking out-of-towners for brunch, lunch or dinner (no one has even been disappointed!). My only partially negative comment regards noise levels: even on a Sunday evening at 8pm it was loud. Otherwise, this is my neighborhood go-to spot!

  39. M

    Mae902

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, excellent service and great ambiance!

  40. HE

    HappyEater

    New York Area

    48 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience3

    Steak tartar was bad - the meat was so mined and mixed w heavy spices, couldn’t really tell if it was beef or something else. The best part of our meal was Apple tatin that was so delicious. Our sever was nice but not a Maitre d’.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

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 2533 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 28 times today
Google Map for Cafe d'Alsace

1703 2nd Ave New York, NY 10128

Additional information

  • Cross street

    88th Street

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–4:00 pm Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:45 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking is available, in addition to several nearby parking garages:Safeway Parking Corporation Garage New YorkParking Garage0.1 mi · 345 East 86th St(212) 410-960324 hoursIcon ParkingParking Garage0.1 mi · 301-329 East 86th St(212) 289-990524 hoursSavoy ParkingParking Garage0.3 mi · 118 East 86th St(212) 831-270024 hours

  • Public transit

    Q train to 86th Street and Second Avenue . 4/5/6 trains to 86th Street and Lexington Avenue.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Philippe Roussel

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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