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Dirty French NYC, New York, NY

Dirty French NYC

4.7
4.7
1291 Reviews
$50 and over
French
Dirty French is a New York bistro created by Major Food Group’s Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick. The restaurant takes its culinary cues from the timeless dishes and preparations of classic French bistros and enlivens them utilizing modern techniques and bold flavors. Dishes like Duck à l’Orange with ras el hanout and preserved oranges remain true to their French roots but are restyled with flavors that explore the breadth and depth of the global French culinary influence. Dirty French is located in the Ludlow Hotel in Manhattan’s storied Lower East Side.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Bistro, French American

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri 5:30 pm–12:00 am Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 254-3000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jordan Terry

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Cross street

    Houston

  • Parking details

    There is a parking garage located on Essex Street between Houston and Stanton on the West Side of the street.

  • Public transit

    F train at 2nd Avenue or Delancey Street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentines Day at Dirty French New York

    $125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Valentine’s Day at Major Food Group’s glitzy downtown favorite, Dirty French! Our three-course feast showcases a range of classics, including Oysters Bourguignon, Cote de Boeuf and Chicken Persillade.

What 1,291 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. TB

    TylerB03

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gavin, our server was amazing and the hospitality we received was first class. The food was perfect (bone marrow, delicata squash special, hangar steak au poirve, Cote du porc) and reasonably priced for the portions, especially being in the LES. Not my first time here and certainly won't be my last!
  2. JR

    JulieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very good moment at this restaurant, we loved their musical playlist !
  3. JD

    JenniferD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We so enjoyed the wonderful food and ambiance celebrating my son’s 23rd Birthday. There is no doubt we will revisit this lovely restaurant again. ❤️‼️👍
  4. LM

    LaurenceM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience1
    Well, although making a reservation for lunch there, I didn’t eat there. I specifically wanted to go to the restaurant and even requested a banquette but the restaurant depicted in the photo was not open for lunch. One had a choice of the lobby or outside. Poor form not to offer what one specially wanted. Open Table really screwed up here as did Dirty French—one should get to eat at the restaurant one reserved!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The meal was very nice but we felt like we were invisible. Trying to get someone to notice us was difficult. Out of their special desert when we order.
  6. EZ

    EstefanyZ

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was so good I loved the baked clams !!! They were huge and tasty. For the main dish we had chicken and steak both were perfectly cooked.The drinks were ok but took way to long to get to us at one point we forgot we ordered drinks. Will still come back as the food was delicious.
  7. MR

    MichelleR

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great date night! The service was great and loved the festive decor!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful setting
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent dining experience. The service was exceptional. They moved is to have better s
  10. d

    delicious

    New York Area

    268 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    268 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s been awhile But once back enchanting Matre D has sparkle and couldn’t be more accommodating Then to staff always there but not intrusive Now to food The speciality bread sooooo good asked for another Then to appetizer and entree delicious Desert icing on cake. Sorry waited so long to return. That won’t happen again. See you soon Dirty French tata
  11. p

    patticakes

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly the most amazing cuisine I have had in a long time Every dish a star server Pam was best we ever had. Fabulous restaurant on all levels
  12. JB

    JimB

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Seems to have fallen off since we were there last. Service was not attentive. Food just ok.
  13. d

    davidm

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    one of favorite restaurants in NYC, impeccable food, great drink menu with a cool vibe
  14. AN

    AliciaNYC

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress P was the BEST! She recommended the mose delicious drinks & menu items. The chicken & crepes were out of this world. I love all the art & decor.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We have been patrons for several years The food was seasoned well Execution of each plate was on point Service was attentive and timely
  16. MM

    MichaelM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Lots of sizzle, but no steak....literally. I wasn't sure if I ordered a steak or a steak-...yes, it was that thin. To say it was disappointing would be an understatement. For the amount of money, I expected a lot more. For those who are on the fence, I would go somewhere else that has food just as good, better service for half the price.
  17. MC

    MicheleC

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly waitstaff, very attentive. Pam was our server she is a pleasure to deal with.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, great location and the service was on point
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular meal in every way - food, service, ambience.
  20. AP

    AlexP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    The food was ok but nothing special. Friendly staff, excellent service. Too noisy for my standards.
  21. PC

    PamelaC

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good meal. We started with the oysters and tartare which were both very good. The bread they give is amazing so make sure to get it. Dover sole was very expensive for not very much. My friends liked the duck but didn't absolutely love it. String beans were really yummy. The beignets for dessert were scrumptious. Pamela, our waitress, was absolutely great. Expensive meal but worth it overall. Good for a special night out but not sure I need to run back - unless its on an expense account.
  22. l

    lovetoeat

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Came here to celebrate my friend's birthday. Pro - duck breast was really delicious, large portion, crispy skin and yummy orange sauce. Much better than the steak entree room for improvement - tables are too small - grilled oysters are too salty, dry, little meat while the sauce is delicious - indicated birthday celebration on dinner reservation and wait staff did nothing. Not sure I will celebrate any occasion in this venue.
  23. S

    Spedini

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We're in our 70s, so while it was fun to see young people, this was not the place for us. Too loud. My spicy pork dish was excellent, but my friends, who ordered seafood, were disappointed.
  24. JM

    JoshuaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    WE love the restaurant. You just need to have some reasonably priced bottles of wine. Even just one bottle of each variety between $85-$125 would be great. We had to order a $200 bottle of wine and went through 4 bottles. And while the wine was good, we've had better wine for less money at other restaurants. I think having pricier optoins is fine, but just give people a reasonably priced option as well.
  25. KS

    KeithS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely great!! Great from beginning to end from the greeting to the drinks the awesome food and service! Totally going back here!!! Loved it!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Have been to Dirty French many times over the year. The food is delicious and the ambience is great. Unfortunately service has deteriorated over time with it taking significantly longer for the staff to take our order, clear plates, etc. Tough comparison because service used to be stellar. Will still continue to come back, just a bit disappointing.
  27. CB

    CarrieB

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a great place.
  28. s

    sjadad

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great room, good jazz, very good food, and very good service. We had brunch.
  29. LK

    LouiseK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a bitter cold night, but all was warm and welcoming inside Dirty French. The waiter was wonderful, leading us to some lovely food choices, the sommelier friendly and so in tune with both our pallets and price point. Best of all for me is the ambience -- chic but cozy with its fire in the fireplace, plants in the garden room, and surprises in every corner. A glance in the mirror opposite our table revealed an array of white masks splashed with red -- a bit of carnival where we least expected it! This was not our first time at Dirty French and won't be our last. Looking forward to more.
  30. HD

    HelenaD

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Mushroom millefeuille was good and inventive, but the main dishes, though good, lacked creativity. Too expensive for what it is.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    12 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2020

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Terrible food Terrible, the worst
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab dinner. Before show at Mercury Lounge. Definitely will return! Friend and I each had trout meunière.
  33. e

    elizabethg

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food as usual. Eggs, pastries, wine. Really good time and today they had a cool jazz band.
  34. S

    Shoegal21

    New York Area

    147 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    147 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chicken for two is a must! Mushroom app is delicious as well as doughnut desserts. Cocktails great too
  35. EM

    ErinM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the perfect spot for a special dinner with my family!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall5food4service2ambience5
    We celebrated Birthday! The service was slow. Took about 20 mins to get our drinks and they messed up two of our orders. Ambiance is nice and the hotel it’s attached to is beautiful. Don’t think I would come back, food was very expensive for the quality.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    overall5food4service2ambience5
    Food and ambience were good. Service was so so.. feels as if they didn’t have enough waiters to serve the floor. We were waiting long time to be seated, to order and for the food to come. And the waiter barely spoke to us to check if everything was alright.
  38. FS

    FrankSGoodStuff

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dirty French continues to offer up some of the most amazing dining experiences in all of New York
  39. TP

    TorbenP

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top quality food (tuna tartare and grilled oysters)
  40. T

    Tess

    London

    55 reviews

    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoughtful and friendly service, beautiful relaxed atmosphere, great food and extensive wine list. What else is there? I recommend the duck...

FAQs

Dirty French NYC is rated 4.7 stars by 1291 OpenTable diners.

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 8 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Dirty French NYC

180 Ludlow Street, New York, NY 10002

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Houston

  • Neighborhood

    Lower East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–11:00 pm Fri 5:30 pm–12:00 am Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Bistro, French American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    There is a parking garage located on Essex Street between Houston and Stanton on the West Side of the street.

  • Public transit

    F train at 2nd Avenue or Delancey Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jordan Terry

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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