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Brasserie Cognac East, New York, NY
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Brasserie Cognac East

4.7
4.7
1405 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Restaurateurs Vittorio Assaf & Fabio Granato brought their love for French culture & cuisine to NYC by giving the Big Apple an authentic slice of France when they opened Brasserie Cognac in April 2008. Guests can choose to dine in the outdoor sidewalk café, main dining room, lively bar or private Cognac Room as they enjoy meals complimented by over 85 varieties of cognac and a gorgeous wine list including first-growth Bordeaux and Burgundies offered by the glass of bottle.

UPDATED COVID-19 POLICY:In adherence to the NYC mandate, all eligible guests 12 years and older must be vaccinated against Covid-19 to enter our restaurant. You will need to provide proof of at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccination to enter & dine indoors. The following are acceptable proof of vaccination with a matching valid ID: NYS Excelsior Pass, State or Country issued digital pass or Vaccination Card. Unvaccinated guests are welcome to dine outdoors. Outdoor dining is on a first come, first serve policy.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 55 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 249-5100

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Cognac East's private room is perfect for an intimate dinner!

  • Private party contact

    Michael Olsen: (844) 881-6350

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    70th street, right on the N-E corner

  • Parking details

    Closest private parking located at 200 East 70th Street (Between 2nd and 3rd Ave)

  • Public transit

    By Subway:<br />- 2 blocks away from the green line, at Lexington Avenue and 68th street;<br />- 2 avenues away from the 2nd avenue Q line, by taking the 70th street exit;<br />By Bus:<br />Close to the M66, M72, M98, M101, M102, M103 and BxM1 bus stations<br />

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

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What 1,405 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
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. c

    carol

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was wonderful have had him on multiple occasions he is always perfect
  2. JB

    JonathanB

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    We ordered the halibut which wasn’t flavorful. The bigger issue is that everything took too long. The main course came an hour after the appetizers were cleared. When asked why it’s taking so long, the response was that other people were waiting longer. The manager came over eventually and apologized and offered us complimentary desserts but when the bill came, they only gave us 1 free dessert (we were a party of 4).
  3. MM

    MaryM

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great service !
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Nicoise salad anywhere- including Paris!!!
  5. VM

    VirginiaM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great patient waiter! Delicious wine selection, wonderful pork chops and out of this world profiteroles…..dark chocolate was perfect.
  6. C

    Carmenuu

    New York Area

    147 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    147 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    It’s very cozy and beautiful place, very good outdoor. I order vegetables very well done, and they made it! Classic French food. Service was very good.
  7. SG

    StephenG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    food had no taste whatsoever. half the dishes on the menu were not available
  8. MS

    MayaS

    London

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around good experience.
  9. S

    Sparky

    New York Area

    194 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    194 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Salmon delicious as usual. Scallops also cooked perfectly. A neighborhood gem. Outside seating comfortable
  10. MO

    MelodyO

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Almost perfect. The food and service are excellent; noise level very high and the tables are too close together for comfort.
  11. J

    Jerry

    New York Area

    73 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    73 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    My friend and I dined outdoors. The street noise was pretty intense. Service was inattentive; we had to ask at least twice to get the check. We both had Salad Nicoise, which tasted OK, but looked more like tuna salad - tuna minced with vegetables and flavoring/dressing.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always- best Nicoise salad anywhere.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    low on staff but food was delicious
  14. RM

    RobM

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent! Delicious food and friendly service. Francisco is a great guy!
  15. RK

    RitaK

    Baja California Sur

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect neighborhood spot that makes you feel you are in Paris… Friendly and prompt staff, honest and delicious french food, great cocktails… Go and enjoy!
  16. JS

    JudyS

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Love eating outside - nice and quiet. Excellent waiter
  17. GA

    GeorgeA

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Food was above average. Great tomato goat cheese tart, very good crab cake. Pork chop was overcooked. Wanted steak frites but they were out. Biggest issue was horrible service. Didn’t take our order for over 35 minutes. Didn’t get served until 90 minutes after arrival. No acknowledgement that we had a long wait. Edit: after posting review I did get a call from Francisco who apologized for the delays we experienced. I appreciate the fact that he followed up and hope to give them another opportunity in the future
  18. C

    Claude

    Washington DC

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Usually very nice, little hick last Saturday but wi’ll get back.
  19. A

    Anav

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Evening dinner with a grandson. It was just right b
  20. t

    ttbvile

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great food. We had the Halibut and Pork Chop dinners. Yum!
  21. RC

    RCLjr

    Greensboro

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great.
  22. r

    rich516

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    We took our friend out for dinner and the steak frites was extremely tough. I was told the gazpacho soup had no cream but it did. The broth with the muscles was extremely salty. We moved out of the city and came back to visit a friend and came to one of our favorite restaurants. Next time we will visit another restaurant.
  23. IM

    InsukM

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    I couldn't relax and enjoy eating food at Brasserie Cognac East yesterday because there were so many big flies swarming over my plate trying to land on food. My friend and I spoke to the waiter about the flies and he said the fly traps didn't work... I wonder if the kitchen is safe from the flies and what is the source of all the flies, and if the management can do something to solve this flies problem.
  24. M

    Mariam

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great French restaurant, so close to home, I will be going back
  25. AM

    AmandaM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Steak was a little tough ( unusual for them) But they graciously gave us a discount and did not charge for our dessert. Would definitely go back, favorite neighborhood bistro.
  26. EW

    ElspethW

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    It is a bit disconcerting to order the Salad Nicoise that is described in the menu as "Italian tuna" and then to be told that if you want fresh tuna rather than canned, it will be an $8 upcharge - think that's cheeky! The rest of the food was very average. Sort of disappointing, but it's not a terribly high end restaurant, so probably to be expected.
  27. J

    Jimb

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always nice to come and sit outside and enjoy food and ambience always hard to choose which of my usual favorites to have salad is between the avocado and the signature although the nicoise is very good too soups are great: if hot the French onion is a winner and whatever cold soup they have in the summer is really nice--usually gazpacho but my friend had the cucumber and really liked it so many other entrees are good: last night crab cake, beef bourginogne and the halibut----salmon and risotto are always really good desserts; floating islands, profiteroles and others can't miss
  28. b

    barbarak

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great neighborhood restaurant. Many excellent choices for brunch
  29. MF

    MylesF

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite neighborhood dinner spot! Hight recommended.
  30. f

    foodiefinds

    New York Area

    173 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    173 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, this restaurant never disappoints with French Brasserie food! My friend had the salad with fresh ahi tuna and we shared calamari but I always love the cheese soufflé and it was spectacular! Merci
  31. AK

    AntonK

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite local restaurant - great staff and Good food
  32. WB

    WilliamB

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    DELICIOUS FOOD, GOOD SERVICE, GOOD VALUE, COMFORTABLE ROOM
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Cozy space but delicious food. Staff was attentive and nice. Will definitely eat here again. Would be better w more space or slightly larger table.
  34. J

    Joanienyc

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good all around!! Thanks
  35. MR

    MelissaR

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a lovely dinner outside under the canopy. Orlando was our waiter. He was friendly, professional and accommodating !
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    The hostess came over to our table and rudely asked that we start wrapping up - we still had food on the table and had only been there 2 hours. Unacceptable
  37. G

    Gandalflion

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fine French Bistro fare in a delightful setting well-presented and served.
  38. h

    honey1977

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Have been there a few times for lunch and it is consistently good. Several good menu options from salads to hot entrees. Never rushed. Outdoor seating is comfortable if not too hot outside. Inside is cozy.
  39. TG

    TracyG

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very enjoyable expierence. Great service and food.
  40. m

    maxd

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    I used to go to Cognac on Broadway and 55th st frequently and was sorry that it closed. I finally got to this one on the East side which is completely out of the way for me but wasn't sorry I ventured out of my comfort zone. Everything including the drinks were great.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Brasserie Cognac East using the Order Online button. Brasserie Cognac East also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now, Postmates and Uber Eats. Brasserie Cognac East also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 249-5100.

Brasserie Cognac East is rated 4.7 stars by 1405 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 55 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Google Map for Brasserie Cognac East

963 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10021

Additional information

  • Cross street

    70th street, right on the N-E corner

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Closest private parking located at 200 East 70th Street (Between 2nd and 3rd Ave)

  • Public transit

    By Subway:- 2 blocks away from the green line, at Lexington Avenue and 68th street;- 2 avenues away from the 2nd avenue Q line, by taking the 70th street exit;By Bus:Close to the M66, M72, M98, M101, M102, M103 and BxM1 bus stations

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 249-5100

  • Private party facilities

    Cognac East's private room is perfect for an intimate dinner!

  • Private party contact

    Michael Olsen: (844) 881-6350

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