Cafe d'Alsace

4.7
2157 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Please read the following to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience!

Our heated, 32-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 reservations are made specifially for street dining.
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 2157 people are saying
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EliseZ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious burger and a warm and cozy outdoor space. Highly recommend!

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vipJFJr
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very prompt, friendly service. Outdoor seating with heat lamp above felt very comfortable and safe! One of only 2 or 3 UES restaurants we are willing to eat at during the pandemic.

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vipLisaS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

food was amazing and their outdoor/heated set up is great.

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vipKarenS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and beverages, wonderful service, perfect ambience for these times. Highly recommend,

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vipLissieD
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wonderful outdoor space, roof, three-sided tent and heat lamps. Food and staff were wonderful.

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Pique
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had to dine outside because of covid and it was a bit chilly

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vipfloydl
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Look, this restaurant, a favorite of ours since it opened, is making the best effort it can to make dining possible during the pandemic. We sat outside in a protected area with a heat lamp overhead and a plexiglass shield between our table and the one next. It was as good as it could be in 44 degree weather. It was brunch. Service was prompt and attentive. The burger was rare - French rare - the fries marvelous. Good Cabernet Sauvignon from Wash. Gotta eat fast, bring a stadium blanket, and hope for the vaccine.

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ShaunC
Nashville
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We sat outside and the heater above of table was not functional. I wish the staff would have warned us before seating my girlfriend and I at this table. Order the gnocchi for an appetizer and that was great. My Lamb couscous was cooked well and tasted great. My girlfriend ordered the chicken entree and the potatoes she got were basically raw and not cooked at all. The rest of her meal was great. They eventually comped her meal because it took about 20 minutes to get her new potatoes so she was already done with her meal. I would go to the restaurant again and give it another try because everything about the food and atmosphere was good besides the potatoes mistake. They handled it as well as they could.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location and special service even in hard times

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating with heaters - Covid safe! Fast wonderful service. Two of us had the chicken - juicy and delicious. Two had lamb couscous. Yum. Three had a burger - just ok. Would definitely go again!

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vipSSHH
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Jordan has served us a few times and he is amazing!

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RuthB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful place to sit have a good meal and relax. The service was excellent and in these difficult times a haven from stress

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vipPBluv2dine
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, great service, awesome food. We all loved it. Thanks, Jordan!

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HollyB
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was exactly the dining experience we were looking for! Heated outdoor dining with a festive charm. And delicious food! The gnocchi was outstanding. Best I’ve ever had.

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vipSBLKgn
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Always a pleasure

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vipDiningDiva
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

One of my favorite restaurants anywhere! The steak tartar is perfect!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

I made a reservation for a Birthday (yes it was also Christmas). When we were seated, it was FREEZING and the hanging heater was nowhere near us. We asked if we could be moved (there were many tables empty at that time with a roof covering). They said no, they were all booked up. That’s fine, but we just meant put us somewhere warmer- there were options at that time. But whatever. So then they did not have the main course we wanted on the Prix Fixe menu. Why did they not have any of that item?? It was only 5:30? Anyway, we chose another one which was upcharged. Then, after dessert I realized that there was no birthday surprise when I had specifically noted that when making my reservation. They did give us the birthday desserts so thats fine. But for the FREEZING, and subpar everything else- I just felt sad. We used to really like this place. Too bad they stayed open when some other phenomenal restaurants closed due to COVID.

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KiahZ
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience! We went for Christmas dinner. We ate outside at the front of the restaurant. We had a heater above and plexiglass separated the tables. The place was beautifully decorated and our waiter was fabulous.

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vipBGBK
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Christmas Dinner

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Wendy
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience1

Due to the pandemic, we were seated outdoors under a poorly heated tent. The food was very good, as always - however, the service was poor. The waiter barely came over to check to see if we needed anything; also, someone in my party accidently toppled her drink; instead of the waiter saying sorry or can I get you another one, the diner had to ask for another drink, to which he replied "You want another one?" I found the service to be amateurish and unprofessional. My pork chop was very good, as was my appetizer of mushroom ravioli. The "Buche de Noel" dessert was very ordinary: it was like a jellyroll filled with chocolate instead of jelly. Based on my past experiences, I would recommend Cafe d'Alsace to a friend.

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Nancy54
Salt Lake City
9 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outdoor dining on Christmas Day. This place has done a fabulous job with its outdoor dining space and their indoor space is beautifully decorated for Christmas.

Our meals were outstanding. I fell in love with the warm vegetable salad. Our server was wonderful. A lovely presence, she worked very hard to make us comfortable and happy. Like all the servers, she worked so very hard going in and out of the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Christmas Lunch was everything that we expected and more... always a great meal to be had here!

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Murraysmom
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated Christmas dinner on their heated outdoor patio. The outdoor setup with dividers and ample space between tables made us feel safe and secure. The special menu offered several appetizer, entree and dessert choices. Can’t speak of the other choices but the onion soup, turkey and profiteroles were terrific.

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vipLinster
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant did a great job constructing outdoor space - including decor - and providing heaters.

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vipJamie
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

They have great food here - better for brunch! And they have a great outdoor setup.

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vipHelen8
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant meal I’ve had in so long. The chicken was perfectly cooked, as was everything on the plate. Service was professional and they’ve done the best they can with the outdoor seating.

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vipSabreK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very thoughtful service and a perfectly prepared steak.

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emc2
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good solid French cuisine of the bistro variety. Prices reasonable. Staff has been
extremely helpful and attentive to customers, particularly under pandemic conditions.
Heated outside dining area particularly attractive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience at this restaurant! We sat outdoors with a heating lamp, and though it was a little brisk, the ambiance was still nice. Social distancing measures were better than I’ve seen at other restaurants, with plastic barriers and more than enough space between tables. The food itself was excellent from the appetizer all the way down to dessert. 5 stars!

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vipcyclegirl
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a perfect evening dining outdoors at Cafe D'Alsace! Everything was delicious and we can't wait to return!

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Adrienne
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect evening with delicious food and great service!

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vipfoodguru
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always lovely

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AndrewH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Magical place. Felt as if we had been transported to a cafe in Alsace-Lorraine. Wonderful food, wine and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

I came here for lunch, so it wasn’t extremely busy, there was still a fair share amount of people however. The service was very friendly and everyone was very accommodating, the only problem is they weren’t all that attentive. It took a while until someone took our order even though we had been sitting there for a while and with my arms raised. My food came out too warm after a period of waiting, and they forgot to bring my coffee as well haha. The coffee was amazing and the staff was friendly though.

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vipCocktailLyn
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

In this crazy time it’s terrific that Cafe d’Alsace has a fine outdoor setup for dining!

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vipJT212
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch outside with heat lamps.
Service was great and so was the food.

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NinelR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor seating, great wine list, delicious food

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vipPatrickC
New England
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful staff. Best outside dining set up I've seen.

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MikeD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food itself was delicious and dessert was spectacular. I wish they had their regular menu but I get it was thanksgiving.

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vipCoryD
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place and would love to frequent it but it’s too pricey for me.

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 2157 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.