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Dirty French, New York, NY

Dirty French

4.5
4.5
1276 Reviews
$50 and over
French
To confirm or cancel your reservation, please email us at reservations@dirtyfrench.com

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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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 1,276 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. MM

    MichaelM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    overall2food3service2ambience3
    Lots of sizzle, but no steak....literally. I wasn't sure if I ordered a steak or a steak-...yes, it was that thin. To say it was disappointing would be an understatement. For the amount of money, I expected a lot more. For those who are on the fence, I would go somewhere else that has food just as good, better service for half the price.
  2. MC

    MicheleC

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly waitstaff, very attentive. Pam was our server she is a pleasure to deal with.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food, great location and the service was on point
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular meal in every way - food, service, ambience.
  5. AP

    AlexP

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    The food was ok but nothing special. Friendly staff, excellent service. Too noisy for my standards.
  6. PC

    PamelaC

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very good meal. We started with the oysters and tartare which were both very good. The bread they give is amazing so make sure to get it. Dover sole was very expensive for not very much. My friends liked the duck but didn't absolutely love it. String beans were really yummy. The beignets for dessert were scrumptious. Pamela, our waitress, was absolutely great. Expensive meal but worth it overall. Good for a special night out but not sure I need to run back - unless its on an expense account.
  7. l

    lovetoeat

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Came here to celebrate my friend's birthday. Pro - duck breast was really delicious, large portion, crispy skin and yummy orange sauce. Much better than the steak entree room for improvement - tables are too small - grilled oysters are too salty, dry, little meat while the sauce is delicious - indicated birthday celebration on dinner reservation and wait staff did nothing. Not sure I will celebrate any occasion in this venue.
  8. S

    Spedini

    New York Area

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    We're in our 70s, so while it was fun to see young people, this was not the place for us. Too loud. My spicy pork dish was excellent, but my friends, who ordered seafood, were disappointed.
  9. JM

    JoshuaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    WE love the restaurant. You just need to have some reasonably priced bottles of wine. Even just one bottle of each variety between $85-$125 would be great. We had to order a $200 bottle of wine and went through 4 bottles. And while the wine was good, we've had better wine for less money at other restaurants. I think having pricier optoins is fine, but just give people a reasonably priced option as well.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely great!! Great from beginning to end from the greeting to the drinks the awesome food and service! Totally going back here!!! Loved it!!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Have been to Dirty French many times over the year. The food is delicious and the ambience is great. Unfortunately service has deteriorated over time with it taking significantly longer for the staff to take our order, clear plates, etc. Tough comparison because service used to be stellar. Will still continue to come back, just a bit disappointing.
  12. CB

    CarrieB

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always a great place.
  13. s

    sjadad

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great room, good jazz, very good food, and very good service. We had brunch.
  14. LK

    LouiseK

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a bitter cold night, but all was warm and welcoming inside Dirty French. The waiter was wonderful, leading us to some lovely food choices, the sommelier friendly and so in tune with both our pallets and price point. Best of all for me is the ambience -- chic but cozy with its fire in the fireplace, plants in the garden room, and surprises in every corner. A glance in the mirror opposite our table revealed an array of white masks splashed with red -- a bit of carnival where we least expected it! This was not our first time at Dirty French and won't be our last. Looking forward to more.
  15. HD

    HelenaD

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Mushroom millefeuille was good and inventive, but the main dishes, though good, lacked creativity. Too expensive for what it is.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fort Lauderdale

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2020

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Terrible food Terrible, the worst
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fab dinner. Before show at Mercury Lounge. Definitely will return! Friend and I each had trout meunière.
  18. e

    elizabethg

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food as usual. Eggs, pastries, wine. Really good time and today they had a cool jazz band.
  19. S

    Shoegal21

    New York Area

    147 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    147 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chicken for two is a must! Mushroom app is delicious as well as doughnut desserts. Cocktails great too
  20. EM

    ErinM

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the perfect spot for a special dinner with my family!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall5food4service2ambience5
    We celebrated Birthday! The service was slow. Took about 20 mins to get our drinks and they messed up two of our orders. Ambiance is nice and the hotel it’s attached to is beautiful. Don’t think I would come back, food was very expensive for the quality.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2020

    overall5food4service2ambience5
    Food and ambience were good. Service was so so.. feels as if they didn’t have enough waiters to serve the floor. We were waiting long time to be seated, to order and for the food to come. And the waiter barely spoke to us to check if everything was alright.
  23. FS

    FrankSGoodStuff

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dirty French continues to offer up some of the most amazing dining experiences in all of New York
  24. TP

    TorbenP

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top quality food (tuna tartare and grilled oysters)
  25. T

    Tess

    London

    52 reviews

    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thoughtful and friendly service, beautiful relaxed atmosphere, great food and extensive wine list. What else is there? I recommend the duck...
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Christmas Dinner
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great. Music too loud.
  28. j

    jkbton

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Loved our dinner, menu was classic, inspired french fare, in a warm cozy setting. Mashed potatoes were creamy, buttery goodness; haricots vert perfectly cooked. We were celebrating our Anniversary and the restaurant provided us lovely comped glasses of champagne. Very thoughtful, thank you.
  29. G

    Gabyjp17

    Miami

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2019

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Al momento de entrar la Hostess nos ofreció varias opciones de mesas para escoger, lo que me pareció muy amable (antes no había pasado esto, nunca!) Al llegar no tuvimos que esperar, teníamos reserva, otro punto a favor, otras veces nos ha tocado esperar aún teniendo reserva! El servicio como siempre REGULAR, el mesero olvidó mandar nuestro Main course, tuvimos que esperar acerca de 20min., sólo se acercó y dijo que ya la comida venía en camino pero aún así esperamos unos 15mins después de eso! También nos dijo que estábamos pidiendo DEMASIADA comida, con ese énfasis y la verdad quedamos súper bien, un poco llenos pero nada excesivo! Pedimos una botella de vino, el sommelier parecía no estar muy seguro de algunas preguntas que le hicimos, pero nos hizo una recomendación y nos gustó, en precio-calidad, muy buena elección! Al final de la cena, mi acompañante botó el vino que quedaba en su copa y la copa cayó al piso y se quebró, y en vez de decir que todo estaba bien, limpiar y preguntarle si deseaba otra copa, fueron recogieron todo de la mesa, limpiaron y nos hicieron sentir, por la actitud, que nos estaban tratando como NIÑOS que ya estaban “pasados de tragos”! Por la comida, excelente, todo en su punto, el flat bread de bienvenida siempre delicioso! Nosotros pedimos el Carpaccio, los Beets, las ostras al grill, el pollo para dos y el tartare de atún, con el vino y la cuenta fueron alrededor de 350$ Nada “accesible”! Me encanta Dirty French por la comida, pero el servicio es lo que siempre me hace querer ir menos y menos veces! Pase de ir al menos 6 veces al año e incluso celebrar mi cumpleaños y algunos eventos especiales ahí, a ir 1-2 veces al año! Es muy triste porque la calidad de la comida es excelente pero el servicio cada vez siento que es peor!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Come back a million times !
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 3, 2019

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Staff not very friendly. Pushing drinks and food.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had been wanting to try this place for a while and finally made it over last weekend to celebrate our anniversary. I’m Happy to say it was a very solid choice. We were greeted by the very fabulous Royce who gave us a lovely table and made some very good recommendations. We had the lamb carpaccio, the grilled oysters and the duck. All were excellent choices. The bread they give you is also delicious. We had the lemon tart for dessert which was also good
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch for 8 and it was wonderful. Thanks
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable from beginning to end!!
  35. D

    Dizzy

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Overall a good experience. Appetizers were good, entree’s very good. Service was food and not intrusive . The atmosphere was very nice but the blaring 80s pop music has to go. Finally I wish they had some more reasonable price options on wine. At this price point (both food and wine) there definitely are better options out there.
  36. LM

    LaineyM

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Met up with friends and had so much fun!
  37. R

    Ricrod99

    Denver

    100 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    100 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    espectacular! muy buen lugar! muy buena comida, buen ambiente
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    I never write a negative review however today’s experience was a true disappointment. I read other reviews about how bad the service was and since I wasn’t in a rush I didn’t think much of it and it was astonishing to experience such a lack of service and untrained waitstaff. The food was also disappointing I ordered the duck confit hash... both the duck and the potatoes were so crispy that they were crunchy… Way over done.
  39. LQ

    LucyQ

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous on all counts. Food was spectacular and service attentive and helpful.
  40. S

    Sportsgirl

    Malta

    132 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    132 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Excellent French bistro food. Service was friendly but a bit disorganized at opening for lunch. Noise level would probably be much higher when busy.

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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

  • 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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