FRENCH EPI

4.1
37 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary French / American
A French Epi is a french bistro with the classic menu dishes maintain a level of cooking with fresh ingredients.The dining room combines casual comfort and sophistication with cozy sofas. Our chef Bryan Dencel is preparing food with his heart to give people the best taste .
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary French / American, Contemporary French, French American
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Hours of operation
Tue–Fri 12:00 pm–10:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am–11:00 pm
Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(646) 894-4300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Chef Bryan Dancel
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Catering
full service catering
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Manhattan Ave
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Subway,bus,water taxi from Manhattan ,
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Special events & promotions
Birthday, communion, special celebrations and many more....
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Dancing, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Catering is provided for any occasion with a long list of choices from the menu. We also book events like… your child’s communion, your husband or wife’s birthday, anniversaries, christenings, you name it! For more information please contact us today!

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Specials

Brunch

Bottomless mimosa and bloody $20.

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 20, 2018

Ends: October 21, 2117

Availability: Sat 11:00AM-4:00PM

1 FREE DRINK

SELECT ONE OF OUR SIGNATURE DRINK

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 19, 2018

Ends: October 20, 2117

Availability: Sat 4:00PM-10:00PM

FRIDAY SPECIAL

ENJOY $1 OYSTER AND $5 DOLLAR BEER TODAY FROM4-8PM

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 19, 2018

Ends: October 20, 2117

Availability: Tue-Fri 4:00PM-8:00PM

What 37 People Are Saying
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4.0
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4.2
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

My family and I decided to have dinner at your establishment today after having numerous wonderful brunches here where the service was impeccable.

We were appalled at how slow the service was as far as our food. Why did “the soup of the day” and pull apart bread take more than 75 minutes to come to the table?

After several queries to the waitress asking where is the soup, we were told, “I am so sorry but the chef is temperamental..” Really? I am so disappointed by all of this and another table had food coming almost every 5 minutes.

We were so frustrated that we were ready to leave. My mom is diabetic and needed to eat promptly so we had no choice but to stay.

Also, my brother-in law ordered a steak and what came out was not what was advertised in the picture, instead it was a small piece of fillet mignon. Really unacceptable!

We appreciated the extra soup as a recourse, but it was really not enough to make up for all of these mishaps. The food is very delicious but it’s hard enjoy if you are mad and frustrated.

I hope this never happens again. I would like to continue to believe in this restaurant, but this experience is going to make it pretty hard to do so.

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H
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleased with our meal at French Epi. We dined early on a Sunday, the food was superb. The restaurant had run low on oysters, but gave us their last five for free. The truffle cauliflower spread and fresh rolls are a unique, refreshing change from bread and butter (even though I love butter). The whole branzino is the best value in town, and perhaps the tastiest.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The steak was done to perfection and the burger was outstanding (prefer med well, and that’s how it came out).It was flavorful, juicy and the best I’ve had.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had wonderful brunch , that waffles are great , we had also steak fries and eggs everything made perfect. We love the garden . This is our favorite spot for brunch.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing atmosphere and decor. I'm in love with beautiful garden. They have outstanding food and great service ! 6$ housemade huge Belgian waffles were super delicious!!! Definitely gonna come back !

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food we had steak and salmon all delicious, the service was good we love their garden . We definitely will be back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for brunch and drinks. Food fresh and tasty.

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GD
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Sysco-quality food at locally-sourced prices. Waited an hour for entrees to arrive because there was only one waiter, one bartender, and a manager working the Saturday dinner shift. Owner cutting corners means a bad experience for customers, in terms of food and service.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The appetizers were tasty but they came a bit late. The worst thing was the main course. So we sat down at 8 pm and our main course came by at 9:15 pm. Meanwhile the waitress never informed us about the situation in the kitchen until I asked her. And she had an attitude. I don’t know maybe she got stressed because of the kitchen being late. But obviously not my fault as a customer.

My lamb dish’s wine reduction was awful because I have this weird bitter taste from every bite. Eventhough I asked for medium well the lamb was so medium.
And the worst part was that’s our anniversary dinner. When I did my reservation I put that note. This is what I get for our anniversary dinner.
Thank you for not being helpful and this unfortunately worst anniversary dinner experience.
It was such a n awful experience.

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AK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I celebrated my birthday with friends and we had an amazing time. They food was incredible. The service was great and the atmosphere incredible. We had the time of our lives. Hope to come back soon. Cheers!

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OT
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food has gotten quite better and the service as well. Took 3 tries but I'm confident they will be consistent now. It took a year for them to work out the kinks.

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A
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service was great and the food was delicious. He portion size for the price was more than expected. I would go again.

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SJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is great, the food is amazing at a reasonable prices . The setting is very elegant. Definitely recommend this place .

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D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Weird vibe but nice folks and good food. Word to the wise, the cheese bread appetizer (can't remember the name) is an ENTIRE loaf of bread. It's heavy too. Could feed a small army.

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c
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant!!! Delicious food, amazing service and overall great ambience. Will go back, highly recommend it.

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Hidden Jem. Good food

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing and the service is great! I have been for both dinner and brunch and would definitely recommend this spot to anyone interested in having a delicious meal!

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M
New York Area
155 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food with not so many French choice on the menu but all and all very good with reasonable prices. I had the salmon and my husband had the fish stew. We enjoyed them both.

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m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

So glad we finally tried out this spot! Everything was wonderful and we will definitely return!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for dinner the food was delicious we had rib pastrami and seafood stew . The service was great and attending. We will be back soon .

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k
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is fresh and delicious. I wish I lived closer so I could go more often! Great restaurant for almost all occasions.

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Very odd place. We were there from 8pm-10pm on a Saturday night and not one other patron was in the restaurant when we arrived and not one patron came in throughout our dining experience. Waitress couldn't open a bottle of wine - she broke the cork in the bottle. Wouldn't consider it French. Part of the dinner was cold. Very mediocre and didn't match the price range. The only positive was that it was obviously quiet and clean.

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a
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

unfortunately this place does not seem to have it figured out. seeing as we were the only table in the place, it should've been easy to get our order right-- however there were errors w the appetizer course AND the main course. kind of like an empty subway car, if a dining room is empty, there's almost always a good reason!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Food was mediocre

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IS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food and decor. The restaurant is probably new, so the staff is not very good at service, but they will...

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B
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Really nice sweet place. Super pleasant staff and real tasty menu. Excellent low key brunch for Mother's Day !

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Surprisingly great! Had low expectations maybe? But filet mignon with eggs were *so good*. Even though steak ordered med rare came out very rare, it was so delicious I ate it up anyway! This may sound weird, but even the eggs were cooked with a lot of skill, you could tell! Value was unreal. Like, I told them they should be charging more. They won't make it serving $12 steak and eggs with $5 mimosas! Enjoy while you can!

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Ambiance and food presentation are excellent. I had the shrimp and scallops entree. The scallops were seasoned perfectly but the shrimp barely. The appetizers of crab beignets, fish sticks & anchovie toast were ok. My friend had The whole sea bass grilled which she enjoyed but could have been deboned. The complimentary chocolate lava cake was lovely as was the delicious whipped cream. Service was good.

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NB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the decor here. The food and the service are outstanding. Try this place you will be happy you did.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

The food was great. Very slow service with only a couple tables of people. It took over 30 minutes to get our apps and neither our apps or entrees were served to everyone at the same time. It seemed like they were in the weeds the whole evening and there were maybe a dozen people eating.

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I
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasty, healthy, fresh, food and nice, authentic atmosphere makes this restaurant an interesting option to consider in Greenpoint. I've dined here on number of occasions and always loved it.
Great place for weekend brunch with friends as well as date night dinner. Kids are welcome!
Will be back!

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RT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My spouse and I ate there on Saturday. Everything was great. I happen to have a business meeting in the area five days later and decided to dine their with four colleagues. Once again, is was a really enjoyable experience.

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RT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent including the food and drink

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 3

I have been to this restaurant 3 times and the chef never disappoints. Every dish I have ever had has been amazing. I highly recommend it.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant ! Came here for girls out diner.
The food was amazing (appetizers, diner, dessert! ) drinks were crative and delicious ! The staff was super attentive, and the volume was perfect with a little background music that still allowed for conservation.
Highly recommended for family, friends or events !

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j
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

very nice place,great attentive staff,food was MEH...unfortunately,menu needs work.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service! I highly recommend!

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