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653 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036
(212) 333-5300
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Ranked #1,749 of 11,777 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $25
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 45 and 46
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Oldham, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Food was excellent and great value. Service was very good despite restaurant be very busy. Good selection on menu, something for everyone

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Long Island, NY
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85 reviews 85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is like my third review of La Carafe. My wife and I have always enjoyed eating here. We arrived after a Saturday matinee to an empty restaurant and left when it was full. They still have a steak, salad, fries and a glass of wine for $21. My only complaint in all my reviews here has been is that... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

What can I say...some times you find a gem.... Service was amazing..just stopped for some drinks and a cheese plate - wine was very reasonably priced at 15$ for house bottle...and massive cheese plate with fantastic variety from all over the world was 10-12$. Bartender (who I think was the owner) was extremely friendly and very hospitable. If I had... More 

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Baltimore, MD
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

I took a gamble for a late lunch and was pleasantly surprised. Nice selection of wines by the glass. Poulet paillard avec champignons was the perfect lunch. Cooked perfectly and fresh mushrooms were delicious. Cappucino to finish lunch was perfect. Waiter disappeared a bit, but he was delightful. I'll be back.

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Orillia, Canada
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80 reviews 80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This little French/Mediterranean restaurant was a surprisingly great experience. We were a party of 8 at 10 o'clock at night. The charming French Hostess waved her hand and 3 waiters jumped to put tables together The menu had a wide selection but the one we all tried was listed as Steak Frites at a surprisingly low price 0f $21, which... More 

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256 reviews 256 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had a mezze pre-theater meal for 5 here and were seated near the front which opened out onto the street. This is a tiny restaurant with a lovely cozy feel and decor. The staff were very friendly. The food was delicious and plentiful. All reasonably priced too. Highly recommended!

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Charleston, West Virginia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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40 reviews 40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Additional Information about La Carafe

Address: 653 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036
Phone Number: (212) 333-5300
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: French

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