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L'Absinthe

227 East 67th Street, New York City, NY 10021 (Manhattan)
(212) 794-4950
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Ranked #2,646 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $25 - $55
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: French, Brasserie
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Good for: Romance, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between 2nd & 3rd Avenues
Transit: 6 train to 68th St/Hunter College; F train to Lexington Ave/63rd St.
Description: Found on Manhattan's Upper East Side, L'Absinthe Brasserie has an air of Parisian elegance and draws in a chic crowd. L'Absinthe NYC blends authentic Parisian favorites with modern French cuisine. The classic Parisian bistro-style decor, Art Nouveau lampadaires and intimate dining booths at L'Absinthe Brasserie restaurant create a warm, inviting ambience. The wine list is extensive and eclectic. Having worked in Michelin starred restaurants, head chef Jean-Michel Bergougnoux creates superbly crafted French classics. Authentic dishes on the L'Absinthe menu include foie gras and chicken liver mousse, classic Dover sole meuniere or fresh beef tartare. Vibrant and eclectic, other modern favorites include pan seared black sea bass with fresh peas, lobster salad with salmon tartare or slow cooked rabbit leg with baby artichokes. L'Absinthe on East 67th Street is a chic Parisian-style New York restaurant, with efficient and friendly service. The exquisite turn-of-the century Parisian cuisine makes L'Absinthe a true brasserie favourite with New Yorkers.
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English first
New York, NY
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268 reviews 268 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We have not been to L'Absinthe for years, but we had a young friend with us from out of town and her choice was French. This is a very nice spot- they were able to take us easily on a Saturday night- and the waitress was delightful and friendly. The service was a bit slow and otherwise this might justify... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a beautiful restaurant with great service and food! We had a fabulous dinner here while enjoying great ambiance. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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New York City, New York
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I have lived in my building on E. 68th in NYC for around 25 years... I am a creature of habit. I don't even recall WHEN we had started eating at L'Absinthe across the street on E 69th... but, it was close and reasonably always good with (mostly) fresh oysters all winter, Alsace specialties and good pates. I both know... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Six of us had dinner at L'Absinthe following a high school reunion, and I guess that I was to blame as I had chosen the restaurant based on its location and the fact that it had a French name. To be brief, two of us ordered the steak which we both returned as much to tough, stringy and not worth... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

For 20 years, this place has been one of the best french bistro/brasseries in NY. Very good food, excelent atmosphere.

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New York City, New York
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109 reviews 109 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

What a great neighborhood place to eat! I just wish it were our neighborhood - so many classic French dishes to work one's way through. For this first visit we had foie gras terrine, caesar salad (maybe not French but "Frenchified"), braised rabbit, and moules frites. Perfect locale for events at the Armory.

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manahttan, NY
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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

French food, beautifully prepared, Good service. Gets noisy, but who cares. Truffles are complimentary, served at the end of dinner and fabulous. It's great place for the locals, but some folks stop in, before or after visits to Sotheby's, NY/Cornell Hospital complex or Memorial Sloan Kettering. these are all in L'Absinthe 'hood.

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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We visited L'Absinthe on our recent trip to NY and felt transported to Paris. Charming decor, freshly-cut bunches of flowers, intimate lighting. Great food, both to be shared with friends and enjoyed by oneself. Dessert is not to be missed. Try absinthe that is served with a an absinthe water fountain. A fun way to end a meal.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I recently had one of the best meals I have ever had at L'Absinthe, in NYC. The chef/owner Jean-Michele selected the menu and helped pair each course with great french wine (of course). When I rolled out a few hours later I had experienced one of the best meals ever!

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Very French menu, excellent cooking, very good service. They have lots of absinthe if you like that (I didn't try it). Highly recommended if you like French bistro/brasserie dining.

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