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La Carafe

653 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036 (Manhattan)
(212) 333-5300
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Ranked #1,851 of 11,618 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: 45 and 46
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Charleston, West Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We came here around 11pm on a Sunday night after walking around trying to find something open and good in that area. As we read the menu outside we were greeted by a very nice young lady who assured us that the food would be good. We got a table by the door which was really nice as front doors... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Grandma ( who charmingly works the front of the house in the evenings with a glass of rose in hand! ) and her French crew run a charming, fun, and good value ( for Hells' Kitchen ) Greek meets Spain restaurant. Take advantage of the appetizer plates. Good value on wines by the glass, and a great attitude from everyone.... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Good atmosphere. Nice and delicious food. Good value. I ordered mussels . It was delicious. they have good vine bar with reasonable price.

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Freehold, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

It's important to know that despite the name, this is not a French restaurant. There is an eclectic menu (not extensive), including Middle Eastern appetizers. It's a small place, a little noisy due to street traffic. The servers were very pleasant and accommodating. Portions are a bit small. They accept restaurant.com which made it quite reasonable.

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nyc
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent service and smaller petit dishes and delicious flavors. My favorite is the Shrimp Beignets. Great salads too.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My girlfriend and I were wandering about untill we found La Carafe and had the Mussles and Steak menu. We could choose the wine which was included. The price was very reasonable $20. The dinner suprised us and the service was great, very helpful and friendly. We are coming back tomorrow to try the pasta's :-) We really recommend this... More

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Bad wine (as in, it had definitely gone bad from sitting open too long), crappy food (terrible eggplant), and a angry lady guarding the door. Not recommended.

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Seattle, Washington
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131 reviews 131 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Good prices on the (relatively limited) prix fixe menu, with the desserts being the star. The service was disorganized and the restaurant was louder than it needed to be. I wouldn't go back, but I wouldn't discourage someone from trying it if they were on 9th Ave in the 40s.

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

We were in NYC for the 2014 Gift Show and stumbled across this restaurant. It is a small intimate space with a wonderful staff and really great food. We started with wine and tapanade - delicious. I had the veal in lovely mushroom cream sauce - it was incredible. Finished with a vanilla ice cream filled puff pastry. When I... More

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New York,New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent low priced bistro in Times Square. Great specials with wine, steak or mussels, sald and coffee/dessert.

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