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329 West 51st Street, New York City, NY 10019 (Manhattan)
2123153315
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Ranked #5,023 of 11,857 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $20 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: African
Neighborhood:
Midtown
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between 8th and 9th Avenues
Transit: C & E trains to 50th Street and 8th Avenue.
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Victoria, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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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
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108 reviews 108 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 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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60 reviews 60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 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
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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
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75 reviews 75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

i think/hope they meant well, but the food here was just mediocre (and lukewarm) and the service was ATROCIOUS. The name of this place conjured up fond memories of a real braai I'd had with friends in South Africa. This experience left me and a guest visiting from London feeling let down to say the least.

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Additional Information about Braai

Address: 329 West 51st Street, New York City, NY 10019
Phone Number: 2123153315
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: African

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