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Bar Breton - CLOSED

254 5th Avenue, New York City, NY 10020 (Manhattan)
2122134999
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Price range: $55 - $65
Cuisines: French, Brasserie
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between 28th and 29th Streets
Transit: N,R Trains on 28th Street 6 Train on 28th Street

24 reviews from our community

75% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Seattle, Washington
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152 reviews 152 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Stopped here one morning for a quick French breakfast. Don't know much about French food but I am in love with the croissants here. I thought they were delicious, comparable to Balthazar but less busy.

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

Summary How can a small, blue sign tempt you inside a narrow door? Follow the crowd filing inside! Surprisingly pricey, stuffy (literally and figuratively) and busy. The food, ambiance and service all seem to blend into an almost indistinguishably “gooey” mélange. Atmosphere and Service You will have more space to spread out and relax on a subway car. A booth... More

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Toronto, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

We had dinner there in April. Restaurant was very busy, but waiters handled load well. We liked risotto and zucchini lasagna. Calf liver dish was not so great. After reading another review will go back and try quenelle during our net visit to NYC.

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Rome
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72 reviews 72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

My wife lived in Haute Savoie, France , and loves pike quenelle. They are hard to find in NY. So we were happy to see that a new restaurant had just opened in NY called La quenelle. We of course tried it . The place is not so great, a bit of a long corridor....not particularly elegant BUT if you... More

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New Jersey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

We went with a large group during restaurant week. Even with the specials, the food was outrageously priced considering the serving sizes. There is no reason to spend a couple of hundred dollars for what was excellent food and leave hungry after a five course meal!

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Ofc
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

The restaurant was a few blocks from our hotel and it was just enough walk to get our appetites going. Heard great things and decided to test the place. We were not disappointed! If you don't want to be disappointed, make reservations even for breakfast. They open at 10am. They were full the day we were there (a Saturday). My... More

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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93 reviews 93 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011 via mobile

Had lunch here yesterday. It was a typical New York day. Overcast, windy, grey. My friend and business associate had heard good things about the place. Which is why we were there forma lunch meeting. I had a soup and a sandwich. The cauiliflower soup was simply devine. With deep fried chorizo strips to give it a sense of definition.... More

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Fishkill
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74 reviews 74 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2011

We were walking down 5th Avenue during the Veterans' Day Parade and stopped in to the BB. It is a small place but we were very pleasantly surprised at the excellent food. We all had different versions of the soup and sandwich lunch and all enjoyed our food. I highly recommend it. Good value as well.

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Staunton, VA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

I visited Bar Breton for lunch as part of a week-long culinary experience/tour. Our guide knew the chef/owner of Bar Breton, which may have been why we got such personal treatment by the owner - Chef Cyril Renaud. The chef started us with 2 amuse bouches each - his crepe version of a croque monsieur (like a grilled ham and... More

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Irving
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Didn't know crepes could be so good.........great food....great service.....

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