Halcyon Brasserie

4.6
1240 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Halcyon is a fine seafood brasserie, specializing in the freshest local catches, boasting a full service raw bar, upstairs lounge, and tranquil atmosphere.

Specials

Bar Happy Hour Sunday-Thursday

Happy Hour featuring wine, cocktails, draft beer, and tasty tapas style menu.
Sunday: 3:00pm-7:00pm
Monday-Thursday: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Bar Only

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 3, 2019

Ends: May 4, 2118

Availability: Sun 3:00PM-7:00PM
Mon-Thu 5:00PM-7:00PM

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AM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The oysters and lobster salad were outstanding, as was the service. Pretty atmosphere, just a tad too loud, but that is the downside of all the beautiful marble.

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MD
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant - just a bit pricey! The Oysters were delicious and the drinks were great.

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a
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food is good but a tad expensive. $10 for a side caesar which was supposed to have little gem lettuce but was actually romaine is a little steep- as is 16 bucks for 6 grilled oysters. Service was a bit slow on a Sunday where there was hardly anyone in the restaurant. That said, food is good and so are the drinks

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food was over salted . When we asked if we can have our clams steamed vs raw she had to “check” if that was possible ..really? Service was slow despite the place being practically empty. Had to hunt down my waitress. Not sure why you ask what the occasion is at reservation time since they never acknowledge it at the restaurant.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience

Phenomenal evening! Freshest raw bar selection I have ever experienced. Well worth my hour drive to get there. Live jazz Monday night was just the added surprise for a great Anniversary. Ambiance, service, decor - everything 5+ stars. Bravo!

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MZ
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose Halcyon since it was for my husband’s birthday and it was a Monday, so we wanted to check out the jazz. The food was amazing but the Jazz was disappointing. It’s less of a performance and more of background music. They also played for about 15 minutes starting at 6:30 then went on a break. By the time we left they hadn’t gone back on, but it wasn’t really worth waiting for. I’d say check out the happy hour but don’t worry about missing the Monday night jazz.

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JB
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent except for 1 thing. Iliana was not available to come to the table and say hello

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r
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Table by the front window was perfect! Food was delicious, waiter was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. We will definitely be back!

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MZ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for happy hour on a Tuesday. Amazing deals and amazing food. Also great service. Lindsey was a great server and very prompt. Gave great recommendations. Highly recommend this place! We will definitely go back.

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S
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing , Parker was a true joy !

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JM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a wonderful dinner at Halcyon Brasserie last Sunday. Food was scrumptious... been dreaming about the Paella ever since! Also enjoyed the unexpected Happy Hour until closing on Sunday - an added treat since I love their hand stuffed blue cheese olives in my martini! Went back on Monday for live jazz and superb mussels. Can't go wrong here!!!!

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JK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with a French aesthetic, an eclectic food menu, and pleasant service. We had the cod tacos, short ribs, crab cake, parmesan fries, and kid's pizza. All were very tasty but the cod tacos were my favorite. We also had a warm apple pie with ice cream desert that was tasty. They also have a parking lot which is helpful.

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H
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Never had an up-charge for a few pieces of shredded Cheddar Cheese to go with my fish taco entree before at this restaurant. Lot's of nerve to do that to a regular customer!!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food. The owner, Marshall, very friendly and accommodating!

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Louisville
8 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tonight was a great experience. I highly recommend coming here. Great food, staff, service and atmosphere. 5 star quality service, all day every day!!!

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DC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing, courteous, warm service. We never had to wait for anything. Servers were discrete yet present for service, tidying up table as we ate, & for requests. Food was creative, delicious, hot & fresh! I had the Special artichoke appetizer, (incredible), lovely fresh salad, & lamb chops done to perfection, tender, & well sauced. Desserts seemed uninspired, so I passed & enjoyed a delicious coffee. Restaurant has a gorgeous bar, lots of ambience, artistic environment to gaze upon. Tables are tightly placed, so noise can be an issue. Restaurant is expensive so come for special occasions, or when you want a delightful splurge! Well worth the money, however. I would return & recommend highly!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food here was outstanding as usual, especially my swordfish entree and the ahi tuna poke appetizer. My husband loved the grilled octopus and his crab cake entree. We started with cocktails-- a mezcal old fashioned for him and a back green for me (Hendricks gin, cucumber, mint, grapefruit and tonic)--delicious! And we each had a glass of alberino with our entrees. Since it was our anniversary we even split a chocolate lava cake for dessert! Only complaint here is the noise level is quite high.

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f
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went early on a Friday evening and had a very enjoyable meal with good service and good food

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S
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food my wife is still talking about how great the food was 1 week later!!

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j
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been dining here for about 10 years now and it never disappoints. This time it was to celebrate my husband’s birthday, i mentioned it in passing to our server and he was kind enough to put a candle on his cake without being promoted.
It was jazz night which was awesome. Food was outstanding as usual. I forgot sometimes how awesome and consistent this place has been over the years.
Thank you!

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MM
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a wonderful dining experience overall. Food was terrific and so was the ambiance, we will definitely be back!

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SI
Phoenix
196 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food at Halcyon Brasserie was excellent with big portions and varied options. Service was a little on the slow side especially given the restaurant was not terribly busy. That being said I would still definitely return and the parking lot out back is great for the area where parking is usually difficult to find.

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B
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have always had a wonderful experience at Halcyon. We brought friends there for their first time and they loved it.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was incredible and the service was out of this world.

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PL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Carlos great menu really enjoyed our evening starting with a great sidecar at the bar food was creative and amazing you also accomated my vegan sister thank you had a great ultimate looking forward to a return visit thanks

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D
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall, wonderful experience... Fabulous space, great dishes and selection, and very attentive wait staff. Loved my smoked salmon appetizer and soft-shell crab special/entree. Great flavors! Looking forward to my next visit. Can’t believe that I hadn’t discovered this place before now. Very satisfied.

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was a big disappointment. Chicken too breaded, and waffles not crisp. Almost no spinach on flatbread, and hash was served in tiny bowl, was dry and lacked flavor. No wonder the place was empty.

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a
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service is not up to level of food Staff is ok but not properly trained

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FF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Went on Mothers Day, usually a nightmare in most places like Valentines and New Years Eve, but not here!
Table was ready, staff professional and polite and food was great! Plenty of space at our table and wait staff was spot on knowledgeable, always attentive but not intrusive. Great room, great staff, great food.
We'll return for sure!

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JP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Hostesses - on point! Friendly and accommodating.

Waiter - could use some pointers. Hardly checking in, had to ask for bread which was forgotten. Ordered sparkling water and had to ask for glasses. Almost choked and almost got up to get some water. Waiter nowhere to be found. Asked another waiter and instead of getting water, he looked for our table’s waiter. Yikes! Note: this is after 3 cocktails from the bar!

Food was on point, everything was almost perfectly cooked except mussels on paella was overcooked.

Atmosphere - high level noise from neighboring diners. Sound was bouncing off marble walls by banquet seating area.

Pointed out to waiter toilet was clogged and dirty and explained that bathroom is really not Halcyon but the next door bar. Smh.

Halcyon Has potentials to be a great place for locals but definitely not a destination place. Can’t wait for Fauborg to open and maybe a few things can be learned.

Will I return? Probably, will try happy hour next time and see how the bar compares.

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W
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We shared four appetizers and a dessert. crab cake was quite good, as was the tuna poke. However, the filet mignon in the Halcyon tacos was too salty

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C
New York Area
121 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

I think I’m not boring fair to the restaurant.
The food was good .. not great but very good .. the ambiance was relaxing .. music seemed to fit the Devore & service was very good

OPEN TABLE !! Your making it harder & harder to use the points !! Why?
You can’t use the points if your on the road & decide to eat and use points .. you need to be in a laptop .. again why?
The restaurant made us sign a separate ticket for the points amount .. why?

I’m sorry but we have been member since 05’ .. this is nuts

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NT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely dinner for a birthday celebration. Food and cocktails we're great.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

The website says happy hour. When we checked in, no one said anything about happy hour only st the bar. When we got our bill, the drinks were full price. When we asked to speak to the mgr, he told us he didn’t know anything about the website. When we showed him the website, he said we were wrong that happy hours at all restaurants are only at the bar, which is certainly not our experience. A good manager would have offered something if not the happy hour price.

Halcyon Brasserie
Responded on April 27, 2019

On behalf of management I'd like to apologize for the confusion. We have altered the website to specify bar only. Unfortunately the staff was not aware you were interested in Happy Hour until the very end of your meal. I'd like to clarify the items you ordered were off of our regular menu and are not included in our Happy Hour specials. I hope I was able to clear things up for you and we'd be happy to give you the full Happy Hour experience if we have the pleasure of seeing you again. Thank you

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L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service on a holiday. We didn’t feel rushed, the food was delicious and timely and the staff was very friendly and attentive.

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D
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Have been to Halcyon many times. But have found over time that the food is not as good as it was and is VERY over priced for what it is.

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BO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

The music is very very loud. I do not remember this from previous brunches I have had at Halcyon. I won't be back until the noise is turned down. We asked the server to please turn it down but nothing happened. There were only 2 tables seated for brunch - why all the noise???

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CI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service are always outstanding here. The owners and management are warm and accommodating at every turn. Our very favorite place to dine.

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HB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant for a special occasion! I took my boyfriend out for his birthday and they had live jazz playing on a Monday night. We split the fried calamari and he thought it was the best he's ever had! I had the whole branzino and he has the steak, both were excellent. Great service as well.

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EB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our 3rd time here, it never disappoints. DELICIOUS! I had crab cakes, hubby had bransino......both were so good. We had a side of broccollini - even that was perfectly cooked. We started with the grilled Oysters - Also delicious! Such a nice place, we went on a Sunday and it was not crowded. IT was a perfect date!

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