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Brasserie 8 1/2

9 W 57th St, New York City, NY 10019-2701 (Manhattan)
212-906-1967
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Price range: $31 - $80
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Dessert, French
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: 5th & 6th Ave.
Transit: SUBWAY F at 57th Street or E at 53rd & 5th Avenue N and R on 59th Street and 5th Avenue
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It's a great place to eat. I love it very much. It has great foods! I favor the iced tea and the steak, salmon, and baget.!.!.!.!.!. It's a 5-Starr

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Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this review

Thank-You for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 ½. As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words , and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We’re all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to your next visit. Please feel free to call... More

Dobbs Ferry, New York
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68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Look for the big red sculpture of the number 9 in front of 9 W. 57th St. to find the entrance to this wonderful restaurant. Then walk down the winding staircase to get to the bar and lounge area and then the dining room. The walls are adorned with art and there are always fresh flowers around. In addition to... More

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Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this review

Thank-You for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 ½ As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words , and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We’re all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to your next visit. Please feel free to call... More

Rochester, New York
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135 reviews 135 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

During restaurant week I took the opportunity to visit this restaurant for the first time. The food was excellent, the service was very good and the ambiance is delightful. The decor was largely based on glass - stained glass, iridescent glass and was remarkably open - very tall ceilings and a venue that was not absolutely crammed with tables made... More

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Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this review

Thank-You for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 ½. As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words , and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We’re all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to your next visit. Please feel free to call... More

Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

This artfully designed restaurant in the heart of Manhattan offers decent value and a varied menu. But not all dishes hit the mark. We were a table of eight so could sample several appetizers and entrees. The loin of lamb was clearly the favorite, followed by the duck breast. On the down side were the lobster bouillabaisse and the heirloom... More

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Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this review

Thank-You for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 ½. As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words , and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We’re all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to your next visit. Please feel free to call... More

New Orleans
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44 reviews 44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Be warned that by my standards this is an expensive restaurant! LOL (but since I was a guest I didn't mind too much). The food was delicious. I had sauteed spinach, the mixed salad, and a fantastic pasta dish. (All vegetarian and all delicious) The pasta was just terrific! They have wonderful breads and also a fine dessert selection. I... More

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Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this review

Thank-You for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 ½. As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words , and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We’re all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to your next visit. Please feel free to call... More

Toronto, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Probably the best thing about Brasserie 8 1/2 was the location. Located right in the midtown area of Manhattan, it was very accessible by foot, metro, and car. When you walk into the Brasserie, you are greeted by a hostess who takes you down the sweeping spiral staircase. It makes you feel like you're in a James Bond movie. The... More

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Attentive staff. Food was good but sauces a bit over salted for our taste. Nice wine selection. Interesting decor.

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We like to find buffets for holiday dinners. The food at the places we used to go to has declined in quality while the prices have risen. So we decided to give this place a try. The food was better than we expected. One thing that stood out was the quality of the fresh fruit. Finding tasty watermelon in April... More

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Woodbridge, Connecticut
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

If you are looking for a very reasonably priced quality Sunday buffet brunch this is the place. They can accommodate everyone's expectations.

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NY
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69 reviews 69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Brasserie 81/2 is part of the Patina Group of restaurants. I have never been disappointed in any of them, and last night was no exception. 81/2 seems like it has been around forever. Talk about staying power. It is a great place to eat if you are going to one of the more uptown Bdwy theaters or Carnegie Hall, or,... More

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