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About Cafe d'Alsace

Cafe d'Alsace features chef Philippe Roussel; previously at Chelsea Bar and Bistro and Montparnasse, is originally from Brittany, but he knows something about Alsace serving features such as his tarte flambée (onions and bacon), potée (cabbage soup) and choucroute made with pork or seafood. Also try something off our extravagant beer menu.

1695 2nd Ave
(Corner of 88th Street & 2nd Ave)
New York, NY 10128
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French, German, Bistro

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Friday 10:30 am-4 pm
Late Lunch:
Monday - Friday 4:00 pm-5 pm
Brunch:
Sat & Sunday 9:00 am-4 pm, (we do not accept reservations for brunch)
Dinner:
Monday - Thursday 5:00-11 pm
Friday - Saturday 5:00-Midnight

For groups larger than 5 please call us directly at 212-722-5133

Cross Street:
88th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(212) 722-5133

Website:
http://www.cafedalsace.com/

Executive Chef:
Philippe Roussel

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Cafe d'Alsace Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (42)
Casual (28)
Good for a Date (27)
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Fit for Foodies (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (21)
Authentic (21)
Comfort Food (16)
Notable Wine List (16)
Great for Brunch (15)
Cozy (15)
Great Beer (15)
Bar Seating (14)
Special Occasion (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Romantic (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Creative Cuisine (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Fun (8)
Business Meals (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
Seasonal (6)
Disabled Access (5)
People Watching (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Healthy (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Scenic View (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Late-night Find (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

We went to this restaurant 3 weekends in a row! Absolutely Amazing French food! Probably on the best in NYC. Highly recommend!

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The food is very tasty and well prepared and presented. The service was very good and ambiance quite pleasant.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Feels like you are in France! $29 prix fixe is a great deal. We took food home.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Love this place! A fave of ours. Angel is the best server I’ve had in a long time - anywhere.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

My friends and I, including my partner, are always happy to be at Cafe d’Alsace where we feel well cared for. The gougeres are a special treat while we are having a glass of wine or Lillet as we check the offerings. My steak was perfectly prepared. I requested mashed potatoes instead of the fries and the server was very courteous about meeting my request. Two of us shared delicious profiteroles; all in all, another very pleasant evening!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We visit this restaurant every few weeks and the food is consistently good and the service goes beyond what is expected anywhere. David has become our favorite waiter in NYC. I do wish you would ask the chef to add a veggie burger to the menu!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

I love French bistros. The place is very pretty with a nice looking menu. The staff were all sweet and gracious and gave us a romantic table in the back.
It was meant to be a romantic birthday dinner for me.
Regarding the meal, the Mussels were in a bland nearly tasteless broth which seemed only to have cream in it. No flavor. And my mussels were tough. Not a tasty meal in the least.
Our starter chopped salad was good.
My husband had the oxtail, lamb stew which was quite good.
My white wine a Sancerre by the glass was purported to be the driest they had, but it was for me too sweet.
Ambiance.....I'm thoroughly baffled that a lovely french bistro, is playing loud rock and roll music...????!! Why?!!! I looked over at the bar to see if that crowd warranted that loud boozy rock vibe, and there were only a few people at the bar. It's incongruous to me.
All in all, I would not recommend it, and will not go again.
The best feature was that our waiter, and everyone who attended us were absolutely lovely. But with the exception of the wine, the food and noise did not match up to their sweetness.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Really enjoyed this restaurant. We were a party of four who were there on a busy Wednesday evening. Food was very good with the menu selections reflecting its regional name. The bar and table service was excellent. Highly recommend the place for a causal, fun evening.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Cozy, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Our first visit. Went for lunch. Enjoyed it very much. Ordered the onion soup and steak tartar. Both were delicious. Will return!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Enjoyable and relaxing

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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great food and extensive wine list. For Thanksgiving, had the best venison I've ever had. Always enjoy the food and ambiance.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

It's my favorite place in my neighborhood, love the food!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We recently dined at Cafe d'Alsace after not having dined there for several years. We were greatly impressed with the food and the service on our recent return. The service was professional, timely and courteous without being hovering. The cuisine that we had (beet salad, choucroute garnie, and steak tartare) were outstanding and true to the French-Alsatian tradition. The wine list was extensive and many choices at various price points. Although the noise level was moderately high, we had not trouble conversing amongst ourselves. Traditional French bistro fare of this quality is becoming very difficult to find in NYC. We were happy to see the tradition being upheld so very well at Cafe d'Alsace. We look forward to returning very soon and often!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Brunch, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Montana)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Consistently good fare in a pleasant neighborhoody atmosphere. Wine stewards know their stuff too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

always reliable good food and ambiance
the moules are goood

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Lovely atmosphere and food was reasonably priced when accounting for quality.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Being Alsatian, this cuisine hits both French and German notes, and both are done well. Do look at the plats du jour, which seem to be rotating through the week and can be part of the price fix menu. The place has an authentic brasserie feel to it, is not in a busy tourist area and an easy walk from the Metropolitan.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I went to Cafe D'Alsace for the first time in late October, and happily came back again two weeks later. A perfect restaurant for winter. It's a very meat-forward menu, so be warned, vegetarians. The wine list is huge, the beer list is very well curated, and the cocktails are delicious. The restaurant also looks great--it feels like a low key french/german restaurant. Yum!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Authentic, Seasonal, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

a minute after we were served our appetizers the entree came out
though I asked for two different tables and was told they were reserved for large parties , when we left they were occupied by single couples

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

we love this restaurant. Good food good atmosphere

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Good food, very spotty service and 120db noise level.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Consistently great place!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I enjoyed my visit. Hard to characterize Alsatian cuisine--something French something German and perhaps something for everyone. Wide variety of bottled beer many Belgian including Rodenbach, one of my favorite sour beers. They have heaters for the outside tables, where it is quieter. All this comes at a price and some of the larger beers seem extravagantly expensive.
Definitely recommended.

Tags: Great Beer, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

It’s was my anniversary, we didn’t the table how I requested. I was very specific that we don’t like the table attached all together

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Always consistent and waiters are knowledgeable about food and wine, friendly, courteous and efficient. October Fest menu was delicious. We wish that they bring back Duck and Lamb burger.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

This was my second time to Café d'Alsace. It's a good local restaurant in the upper East side of NYC. The food is good, authentic cuisine of France's northeast Alsace region. The only negative to mention is getting the attention of the waiters to come to the table. I had to stand up and flag a waiter down to get my attention. Otherwise, the onion soup was deliciously cheesy and had a sweetness to it. The Choucroute Garni was a good sample of many different pork meats.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

The food is consistently good. Everything we order is delicious! love the atmosphere. I nice corner restaurant tucked away on the UES. A great find!

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

We love this place!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Warm and cozy inside. Nice ambiance.Good food. Nice specials. Enjoyable outside seating. French/German cuisine. Bistro flavor. Can be lines for brunch outside. Make reservation.

Tags: Cozy, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food and service was fine. Sadly the noise level is beyond description..again if you enjoy good food and service and content to smile in agreement with the conversation . Great.. otherwise try lunch...??? Not the fault of the restaurant but just a fact.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Always reliable.. great for the neighborhood. Can bring locals and out of Towners.. just seems to work!!! Thanks:)

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 9, 2017

A reliable bistro that gets the French classics just right. Especially strong on Alsatian dishes. Try the charcuterie.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Casual
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

I was disappointed
No really true french specialties
Where are the quenelles gone?
Why the same fare as what u can have in any American restaurant???
Munster tart not well cooked
Bring back real french food!!!!!

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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Phenomenal food! I have been here several times but had a lovely dinner last weekend. The brussel sprouts with bacon were our favorite but the whole meal was delectable. We sat at a table by the window and it was great people watching along bustling second avenue. This is a great setting for a date or a group of friends.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The food is good, and the service we experienced was excellent. The restaurant was full of lively Saturday night diners - be advised that the noise level can be fairly high, so it can be difficult to have quiet conversation. All in all, it was a good French meal. I would recommend it if you are in the area.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

A straightforward honest Alsatian bistro-bierstube

Tags: Disabled Access, Authentic, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Enjoyable meal. Went for pre-theatre 2-course before movie and it was just right. Like everywhere else, prices creep up, but whatya gonna do? Restaurants are a tough business.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on October 5, 2017

Great food. Friendly staff. No rush. Very relaxed welcome quiet atmosphere with no music. A real plus.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

We had one of the best dining experiences ever! We started with a drink outside & continued to have our dinner there because of the beautiful evening weather. Our server was most accommodating & based on his recommendation I tried bass for the first time! The way he described the preparation -- I couldn't pass it up. AND it was Wemarvelous!! We will definitely be back whenever we're in the city. THANK YOU for a most delightful dining experience!!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Disabled Access, Romantic, Hot Spot, Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Service slow at lunch.
Chopped salad mediocre, second-rate tomatoes at height of tomato season.
Good burger.

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