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Braai

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329 West 51st Street, New York City, NY 10019 (Between 8th and 9th Avenues)
C & E trains to 50th Street and 8th Avenue.
2123153315
Website
Today
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 27
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Over rated, dissapointing, No Atmosphere and not South Africa

This was such a letdown, a poor excuse for a South African resturant ! Only Non South Africans would think its good! The service was shocking and I found the food expensive for what was served. The waitress was clueless about South African food and wine in general.

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Louise R
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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107 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was such a letdown, a poor excuse for a South African resturant ! Only Non South Africans would think its good! The service was shocking and I found the food expensive for what was served. The waitress was clueless about South African food and wine in general.

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Victoria, Canada
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Popped in for a quick bite and drink in Braai in Hell's Kitchen. Small(ish) room, nicely appointed, great wines (South African wines are always great IMO); and a nice menu. The Boerwors Roll at lunch is a great taste of SA.

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Harlingen, TX
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This is a pleasant place for a drink- but the authenticity is questionable. The so called koeksisters were devised in some insane catacomb of horror- but not even remotely resemble the real thing…… The bobotie was a little better- but just average. All in all - nice place for a drink of South African wine- but don't expect South African... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The menu is unique and the food is good and not overly expensive like a lot of restaurants in NYC. I definitely recommend it.

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
109 reviews 109 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

For this year's secret santa extravaganza, my friends and I wanted a boozy brunch. And since Braai has been on my Yelp bookmarks list for a while, and none of us have ever tried South African cuisine before, this place was perfect! We made a reservation for 12:30 on a Saturday. It wasn't packed but all the tables seem to... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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62 reviews 62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

If you are expecting to come to a place that matches the website, you are in for s shock. I think it's the website for another place (menu and photos included) - the photos here on Tripadvisor are more reflective of the actual place including the "seasonal menu" which effectively is the menu. Having said that, the food is pretty... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I struggled with the rating of this restaurant because there were several shortcomings, but the benefits outweighed the cost in my opinion. The food was excellent. Went for brunch and had some really fabulous french toast - with a honey syrup. Some of my more expeditious friends gave a try to ostrich sausage and another traditional sausage plate. Both very... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Newish on west 51st. Wandered in; didn't know what to expect. Waitress was great- wonderful suggestions re food and wine. Really enjoyed the meal which was very reasonable.

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Ronkonkoma, New York
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Our friend recommended we eat the ostrich burger. Was great never had ostrich before but can say it was a fabulous meal

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Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I was somewhat between a three star and a four star with this place as honestly it was a solid 3 1/2 star visit. The only thing that made it not a four star for me was that the service was somewhat slow (it took an hour and a half to get through dinner and we had already told them... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 329 West 51st Street, New York City, NY 10019
    (Between 8th and 9th Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: C & E trains to 50th Street and 8th Avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 2123153315

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?