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Dirty French NYC, New York, NY

Dirty French NYC

4.6
4.6
1328 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

11:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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

What 1,328 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

1,328 Reviews
  1. TracyV

    New York City

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful dinner to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Although busy night had us seated late, the food , hospitality and ambiance were excellent and we’d happily return on a date night or with friends.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of my favorite places downtown. Food is beyond. Staff are super attentive and helpful with navigating the menu.

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  3. FoodLover

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing ambience and food! Will definitely return.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner The food, drinks were delicious great service and incredible atmosphere Thank you team for an amazing night Can wait to go back

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I dined in here at lunchtime on Christmas Day: it wasn’t cheap (but where would be on December 25th, unless all you want is a kebab or a curry?) , having the sumptuous set menu but food and service were both top notch

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful! Great service and delicious food. The nightstand mezcal is perfect. The bone marrow and the truffle Mac and cheese are amazing! Thank you Jorge for a great experience!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Burnt the burger, scallops were not fresh and the NY Strip was a fatty cut. Server was great though. Will not return

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  8. AlanL

    New York City

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Absolutely delicious meal.. everything was perfect! Shout out to Pamala who was incredible. Thank you for making our night!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service lovely ambience, an excellent food!

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  10. Everpower

    Pittsburgh

    56 reviews

    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great experience for Thanksgiving. Best we’ve ever had. And there are also leftovers (which may be the only drawback to eating out on this holiday). We will definitely return!

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  11. experimentator

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food- duck and duck terrine, pork and scallops. Oysters were small and tasteless. Staff were very friendly and helpful

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The good was great! Nothing on the menu was a disappointment. Our server was informative and attentive! I will definitely be returning

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Ordinary lunch food and service - maybe dinner is a different experience- avoid lunch

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  14. BettyL

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant, food, and service was excellent. It was a bit loud but we still had a great time.

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  15. JeannetteR

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Impressed with the vibe, music choice, and service. The food was delicious! It was our anniversary and we were greeted at our table with champagne for a toast.

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  16. Imby

    New York City

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend and I found this place and went in. Quite beautiful. To make a long story short, this was the best steak I may ever had... Food was delicious. Service was very attentive. Highly recommend this place.

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  17. chuckr

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Menu was uninspired. My black sea bass was poached in white wine and the skin had a rubbery texture. There was nothing on the plate other than the bass, not even a garnish. The wine list was skewed heavily toward the very expensive side, with very limited choices under $100. Spinach side dish was tough and unappealing. Kale salad was pretty good. OpenTable showed availability at either 6:00 or 7:30 in response to my request for 7:00, leading me to believe that this is a busy establishment. When we were seated at 7:30 the place was nearly empty, taking away some credibility from OpenTable (although it may be up to the restaurant to tell OpenTable the available seating times).

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  18. SapphiraA

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service, and the food was great. Highly recommend the Pommes Louis as a side dish - delish!

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  19. elise

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I love a good mac and cheese and the truffle mac and cheese appetizer was delicious!! I believe it was a special that night and it did not disappoint. My bf and I each got a fish entree. They were both perfectly cooked and seasoned. Overall we had a great time and food was lovely.

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  20. Tracy

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great service and great food. lots of specials and drinks were delicious

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I had pretty high expectations for this restaurant between the rave reviews and the fact that it’s a MFG property, but unfortunately I was pretty disappointed. This might be the first negative review I’ve ever left. The highlights of the meal were the wine and the complimentary bread and butter. My party got the bone marrow - quite a small portion among three ladies and very salty; Tuna tartare - never met a raw tuna I didn’t like until tonight; cod - overwhelmingly garlicky; chicken - quite garlicky but easier to scrape off; endive salad - I’ve never found a dish with too much cheese until this. Sorry MFG, too over the top for the taste buds.

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  22. taash

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My mother & I had wanted to try Dirty French for a while, & they did not disappoint. We had the Bibb salad with blackened shrimp, and it was *delicious*. Ambiance & service were great. Will definitely return.

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  23. Elliel

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 28, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I ate here about 2 weeks ago and it was really good. Returned last night and it was a very different experience. My rare steak arrived extremely overcooked. I asked them to remake it and they delivered one that had just touched the pan, which I’d be fine with but it was ICE COLD in the middle. ICY. Either they were trying to make a point, or absolutely don’t have a clue about how to cook a steak. I didn’t feel I could ask for it to be remade again and ate around the edges. It’s a $59 steak before sides. Frites were overcooked too.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    The reservation was made for lunch. When we got there it turned out the restaurant is closed and opens only for dinner. We were seated in the courtyard, the menu for lunch was totally different, very limited and not what shows on yelp and open table. Service was very slow. Food was ok.

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  25. cbny123

    New York City

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The fries were oversalted, the food disappointing. Just OK overall.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and ambiance. Hanger steak a bit too salty. Filet and fish were excellent

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  27. DanA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    It certainly has a schtick (and a loud one at that), but the food was great, drinks were tasty, and service was chill and friendly. A little pricey for the quality, but generous portions. Chicken and crepes a big recommend.

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  28. Maral

    New York City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything about this place was amazing from start to finish. The food was phenomenal. We talked about it for days after. Gavin took care of us that evening and he was top notch. The drinks were in a class of their own. I’m sad we didn’t get to have dessert but there’s all ways next time!

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  29. Dkap

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delish! Great service and really fun vibe.

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  30. JessicaA

    New York City

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The bread that comes to your table is divine. I had the burger, it was perfectly cooked and my friend had the salmon which she said was delicious. Everyone was kind and accommodating.

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  31. KaMe

    Washington DC

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Been wanting to dine here for a while and was underwhelmed. Very over priced and the food is just ok.

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  32. sabrinacatchow

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This gem is in the Ludlow Hotel but is far from standard hotel fare. The menu is interesting and the dishes are beautifully rendered.

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  33. davidm

    New York City

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite places in NYC, consistently superb, great food quality, chill setting and always impeccable service

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I really enjoyed it! The oysters are the best things on the menu super good!

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  35. AnaG

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in Manhattan Still the same after COVID

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great. Very creative flavors that you just don’t find many places. And the service was outstanding as usual. Love this place!

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  37. MeridethF

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    So fun & delicious

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  38. Kmindy

    New York City

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve been here years ago for breakfast and it was fantastic, this time around for breakfast it was very average food with hardly any flavor. A disappointment indeed.

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  39. TylerB03

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  40. JulieR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good moment at this restaurant, we loved their musical playlist !

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Dirty French NYC is rated 4.6 stars by 1328 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:00 PM


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
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • 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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