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Cafe d'Alsace

4.6
4.6
2760 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 82 times today

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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, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,760 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. EF

    EvelyseF

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Loves the service, cleanliness and flair. The food came quick and was very good. The only thing I would’ve liked is to get a booth as requested in the reservation but I wouldn’t take off much for that. I still think it was an outstanding brunch experience!
  2. LL

    LydiaL

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Way too crowded and very loud. Food an service was good.
  3. j

    jjjj

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe D’Alsace is the best restaurant north of 86th street on the upper east side. Great ambiance, spectacularly innovative food and friendly service. Just a first rate spot. Five star
  4. G

    Gaelle

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good French food and great value for money especially during restaurant week
  5. p

    pzadra

    New York Area

    148 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    148 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We all really enjoyed the restaurant. It was a first time for me. The Restaurant Week menu was a great buy and there were excellent choices. The restaurant was full but the service was vey good. No one tried to hurry us along. We will be back.
  6. s

    senorita

    New York Area

    180 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    180 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    the quality and quantity of the restaurant week menu was outstanding service could not have been better except that we learned that now one has to request bread and wait for a busboy if that term is still used - the waitress - oops, wrong term? - cannot bring it but they made up largely for the snafu by offering a free dessert A+++
  7. DD

    DanceDanceDance

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about Cafe D’Alsace is magical. The food is delicious. The staff are warm, helpful, and attentive. The space is gorgeous. Whenever I am there I feel like I have been transported to a stylish French bistro. They may be located on the UES, but everyone who works there has a down-to-earth ad friendly attitude.
  8. R

    Rachel

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    the mussels weren't great unfortunately because usually they're much better. Don't miss the bread though, even though you have to ask for it now.
  9. JS

    JacSon

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Coq au Vin was exquisite. Just like my mother used to make. It reminded me of the comforts of home.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Service was slow but not bad. However, kitchen closed at 10, but they failed to give us advance warning or opportunity to order dessert before the kitchen closed. Won’t be rushing back there soon.
  11. n

    nina

    New York Area

    290 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    290 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Definitely improved from last location. Even more comfortable chairs. You do need to request bread though - apparently not just here these days. And it is good, so do "request"! Amazing wine and beer list and menu! These are not simple dishes/recipes. Slow cooked in some cases, and very delicious.
  12. AH

    AlexanderH

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe d'Alsace is a gem offering delicious, true French cuisine and an elegant experience.
  13. JK

    JuliaK

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    service was a bit slow, but vibe and food was amazing. Very friendly staff as well.
  14. J

    Joel

    New York Area

    137 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    137 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    This was our first visit to Cafe d'Alsace in its new location and it won't be our last. As usual, the food was excellent. Lentil soup, skate, steak frites were all very good and the service was fine too. We went during Restaurant Week so the price was right too. Go and enjoy!
  15. AD

    AntolDargi

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It was suitable for a birthday lunch. Good service and nice presentation of credible food. The one complaint was my Coq au vin was served in a ramekin. Now this is not a dish to serve coq au vin in because you can not see what is in the dish or cut the pieces of chicken and nicely load it onto your fork. In fact it is the most ridiculous choice of any plate. I was upset by the plating alone because it spoiled the pleasure of dining.
  16. KW

    KatW

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    The food was great but our service from our waitress was lackluster. It took a long time between getting drinks and getting our food and bread and butter never was served until our meals were already delivered.
  17. DE

    DanielE

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    $26 for an overcooked, mediocre burger? Food was better at the previous location.
  18. L

    Leonasays

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for Sunday brunch. Food never disappoints.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot for Brunch. We stopped in before heading to the Met and both the food and service were great. Drinks were delicious and everything came out quickly.
  20. LM

    LindaM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Saturday night noise level totally ruined experience. Food good but overpriced for what was offered. Service good. Not inclined to return!
  21. AF

    AspiringFoodie

    Charleston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We found this place on open table and decided to try it. It was a wonderful place for a meal. Great atmosphere, service and food. Would like to go back and try it for dinner.
  22. BG

    BarryG

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding!!
  23. JG

    JonathanG

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All good except a cold breeze at the table I was sat at.
  24. C

    Cecilia

    Washington DC

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went for our 18th wedding anniversary. It is one of our favorite dining spots in NYC. We have always had excellent meals and great service there.
  25. k

    karenr

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints! Have been there for dinner however 1st time for brunch. t was delicious and will be brunching there again. Nicest staff in NYC.
  26. CE

    ClaudioE

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All good. Good service and location Ambiance Good too
  27. KS

    KatherineS

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and excellent place for brunch. We were in the back room, which was quieter for our group and appreciated.
  28. R

    theRokus

    London

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    This is one of the few nicer brunch options on the Upper East side - it is overall solid but there are some issues. The welcome is always poor. Maitre D in a world of their own and didn't listen to what we asked for- they don't give eye contact, it's just weird. Three of them were often standing round the podium just chatting. Server was polite and attentive but not exactly friendly or seeming pleased to be there. The brunch options are well selected and the environment is quite smart. Sadly there are some quality issues- the salad that came with every plate was lifeless and bland for the $ charged. The omelette was overcooked and the eggs hollandaise was ok - sauce a little thin. The desserts are the best here and we have often been just for those.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service was excellent! Will def be back.
  30. K

    Kevala

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Excellent service. Warm welcome and service!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent choices for brunch. Portions were generous. It was a bit noisy but probably because there was a large party next to us. Service was good and not rushed.
  32. N

    Nikki

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I had a wonderful date night here on a Friday evening. Our table was ready when we arrived. The staff was attentive and friendly. The food from cocktails, to apps, to entrees, to dessert was fantastic. We tried the French onion soup, goat cheese, truffle, and mushroom gnocchi, and the mussels and fries. The Tahitian vanilla bean creme brulee is a must try!
  33. C

    Clausewitz

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Loud thumping music makes a noisy place noisier. Turn down the awful music so people can converse.
  34. AH

    AmyH

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always one of our favorites in the neighborhood. Consistently good for dinner and brunch. Highly recommend
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    The service was very poor. Had to ask for the wine list 3 times. No one working there knew anything about the sparkling wines. Had to ask for fresh pepper when the appetizers came and again when the entrees came. Had to ask for bread when the appetizers came and again when we ran out. Ordered an expensive pasta dish with fresh truffles but they didn’t grate the truffles at the table. No way to know if dish was made with fresh truffles or truffle oil. Too many microwaved dishes with very hot plates and lukewarm food. For the prices they charged service and food should have been better.
  36. NY

    NYCGER

    New York Area

    66 reviews

    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    New Year’s Day dinner. The service was relaxed and warm. Food was quite good - although prices have become ridiculous - $19 for a winter salad - really?!? Arugula, some thin slices of pear and parmesan for nearly $20? Come on!! Café D’Alsace used to be a great value - now it’s no different than any other overpriced UES restaurant.
  37. S

    Susie

    New York Area

    86 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    86 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was my first visit to Cafe' d'Alsace, though I had heard many rave reviews from friends living in its neighborhood. It did not disappoint with delicious food and the most delightful service, we were so well taken care of but never rushed! It is definitely worth the 25 block trek from our home to this destination!
  38. A

    Adrienne

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly waitstaff and greeter. Excellent food as always.
  39. 2

    20lane

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice neighborhood spot. Nicely decorated. Tables dressed nicely with White tablecloths . Servers attentive. Brunch food very good/ smoked salmon, omelette , madam croquette. Specialty drinks very tasty. Great Friday holiday brunch!
  40. N

    Nycitypeople

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had great time! This place is where you can sit back and relax! I am thinking trying other prifix for next Christmas Eve!

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 4.6 stars by 2760 OpenTable diners.

Cafe d'Alsace does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 82 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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