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Lafayette

4.6
4.6
2957 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Lafayette is an everyday French restaurant conducting the spirit of French dining anew in downtown Manhattan’s NoHo neighborhood. Open morning, noon and night, this grand café and bakery is dedicated to Chef Andrew Carmellini's market-driven bistro cooking in a timeless hallmark setting. Our light-flushed dining room features soaring arched windows overlooking the NoHo streetscapes and a lively rotisserie bar. Our corner boulangerie-patisserie is open all hours offering artisanal breads, croissants, Stumptown coffee drinks, a light breakfast or lunch and a host of confections. In warm weather months, our sidewalk cafe opens daily for open air breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner service.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 36 times today
Experiences are available.

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Other options

  • Order online
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French, Café

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 533-3000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Carmellini

  • Private party facilities

    Lafayette offers two private dining rooms to accommodate parties of 8-200, as well as the opportunity to book buyouts of the restaurant for up to 500 guests. Our event program features custom, chef-designed menus and personalized service from a team of event planning professionals.

  • Private party contact

    Marie Lyons: (646) 442-7850

  • Neighborhood

    NoHo

  • Cross street

    Great Jones Street or East 4th Street

  • Parking details

    24 Hour parking is available on the East and West side of Lafayette St. between Great Jones St. and Astor Place.

  • Public transit

    6 train to Bleeker Street, R/W to 8th Street, B/D/F/M to Broadway-Lafayette Street

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Thanksgiving Prefix Menu

    $130.00 per person

    Nov 24, 2022 only
    On Thanksgiving, Lafayette will serve a three-course prix fixe menu from 12pm to 9pm. Guests will select their choice of appetizer, entree, and dessert. The menu is $130 per person, $60 menu for kids under 12, excluding beverage, tax, and gratuity.

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What 2,957 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. k

    kent

    New York Area

    138 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    138 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our alfresco Saturday brunch ☕️🌿 Excellent food, vibe, and service as usual. Thank you for finding us an outdoor table, not directly in the sun ☀️ X
  2. M

    Michael

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect date spot, lower noise level, great ambiance, not overly sceney.
  3. LM

    LauraM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was great and very attentive. We had an issue with one of our dishes missing a key ingredient and she was super apologetic. The chef even sent us a replacement dish and an extra side as an apology. Super professional and lovely staff!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The lemon ricotta pancakes are the best!
  5. D

    Dallas

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, atmosphere, and staff were all wonderful. The amaretto croissant was the best I've had. The pancakes were fluffy, flavorful, and fantastic! Our waiter Steven was very attentive and his recommendations were on point. We look forward to revisiting this place in the future.
  6. J

    Joel

    New York Area

    122 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Good food, excellent service, and a welcoming, professional environment will be found at Lafayette. Go and enjoy!
  7. L

    Limey

    New York Area

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoy your restaurant very much-- the food is excellent and the service too. However, the noise level is always too much for us as we cannot always hear one another - therefore, trying to have a conversation is very difficult. Luckily, we were able to arrive early and leave before the crowds arrived.
  8. RK

    RebeccaK

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great for breakfast and dinner and everything in between. Solid choice for those who want both indoor and outdoor seating.
  9. R

    Roger

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Our experience this time was much better than the last time we ate at Lafayette, when we had to wait a very, very long time for our check. Despite asking server after server, no one would bring over the check. It was absurdly funny, like we were punk’d. Nevertheless, this time we ate early due to an event to go to at 7 so our chances for not getting our check was significantly reduced. The food has always been excellent.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You should have pasties available if you are seated so you don’t have to wait in line. Everything was fabulous!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Poconos

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The lemon ricotta pancakes were absolutely amazing, I would recommend this to anyone!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. I had the croque madam, my husband had their burger, and we took some pastries to go. We are hoping to go back sometime before we have to fly back home. :)
  13. NB

    NancyB

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience - delicious food. Will return!
  14. AP

    AllisonP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I thought it was lovely to receive a text the morning of our reservation from the hostess confirming our breakfast reservation. Of course with NYC traffic our Uber was running late, so I texted back saying we'd be late and I received a "no worries" response. Lovely! The food was delicious and of course we stopped by the bakery part of the restaurant on our way out to get the famous filled croissants and other pastry delights.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Like always Lafayette is always a pleasure. Never been on a Monday and it was quiet and bright. Just the way I like it. Got to step away from my table to pick up some pastries to go especially after seeing people hype up the croissant 🥐 and cause it to sell out. I dont care about lines. But since I was there with an Aperol spritz and waiting for food to hit the table. It was a quick 10 mins before I could order some to go. Our servers were excellent and I enjoyed seeing how they treat regulars. Wish I could come in more. But I do at least once a year! Xoxo
  16. PC

    PriC

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Horrible service, rude waiter and very disappointed with the ordered food.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is always excellent here, matched by the service. We were seated outside (as requested) but, towards the end of our lunch when it got very hot, the staff was totally chill (pun intended) to let us finish our meal inside.
  18. JL

    JianL

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The union soup is super salty. The waitress did nothing after our complaint.
  19. DM

    DorothyMcCoy

    Las Vegas

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was amazing. Wish I could remember his name but he was so helpful with menu selections and suggestions. Everything was delectable!
  20. F

    Franz

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food and service. Was great for business dinner
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    We were there for lunch and wanted to order salads. They ran out of lettuce and rather than admit they were out of lettuce gave us the run around and suggested other options that didn’t have lettuce. It was very frustrating. I’ve dined here many times before. I was underwhelmed by the staff and how poorly the situation was handled. We ended up paying for our drinks and going down the street to eat
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Very slow service.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We went for Father’s Day and the manager had not planned appropriately for a busy day. Even though our reservation was for just 12:30pm—early for brunch by NYC standards—they had run out of nearly every pastry and at least one main dish, too. The food is good but they need to plan better.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    It was decent.
  25. P

    123P

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food is excellent though menu is a tad limited. Restaurant atmosphere inside and out is truly lovely. Sitting outside under an umbrella amongst the flowering plants is a nice experience
  26. LP

    LocalPatron

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, as always. Sat outside, after show at Public Theater, excellent food, nice ambience.
  27. AF

    AgoFields

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Love the ambiance, food is very good, service was friendly, quick and informed.
  28. ND

    NigelD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    It's a large space set up for many covers. We went with the expectation that there might be some gaps b between courses and happily filled the gaps, which were not intolerable, with some excellent wine. The French fries deserve a special call out -"best ever" according to my wife. Steak cooked exactly as ordered. Very happy overall.
  29. L

    Louise

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday brunch! Top notch service and immediate seating
  30. R

    Renee

    New York Area

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a very enjoyable brunch before our play at The Public.
  31. RT

    RTan

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food is outstanding. Service was too attentive to the point of hovering.
  32. G

    michaelG

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  33. D

    Dave

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very nice for brunch and great bakery
  34. TC

    TC1996

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here a few times now and very consistent and excellent food, wine and service!
  35. R

    Rolly

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Good food, horrible service. Waiter was completely disengaged and made our dining experience downright uncomfortable.
  36. EF

    EFOT

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific server!!! Engaging, playful young man. Terrific food
  37. OM

    OwenM

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We are repeat customers and always enjoy our experience
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mother’s Day
  39. LP

    LocalPatron

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are repeat diners, this is our favorite destination after shows at the nearby Public Theater. Great food, great ambience, great service.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great burger! Quick service. A little overpriced for what it is.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Lafayette using the Order Online button. Lafayette also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 533-3000.

Lafayette is rated 4.6 stars by 2957 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 36 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Lafayette

380 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Great Jones Street or East 4th Street

  • Neighborhood

    NoHo

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Mon–Fri 8:00 am–11:00 am Sat, Sun 8:00 am–10:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:30 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French, Café

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    24 Hour parking is available on the East and West side of Lafayette St. between Great Jones St. and Astor Place.

  • Public transit

    6 train to Bleeker Street, R/W to 8th Street, B/D/F/M to Broadway-Lafayette Street

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Andrew Carmellini

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 533-3000

  • Private party facilities

    Lafayette offers two private dining rooms to accommodate parties of 8-200, as well as the opportunity to book buyouts of the restaurant for up to 500 guests. Our event program features custom, chef-designed menus and personalized service from a team of event planning professionals.

  • Private party contact

    Marie Lyons: (646) 442-7850

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