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Brasserie 8 1/2

#1,696 of 11,363 Restaurants in New York City
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9 W 57th St, New York City, NY 10019-2701 (5th & 6th Ave.)
SUBWAY F at 57th Street or E at 53rd & 5th Avenue N and R on 59th Street and 5th Avenue
12128290812
Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice place to eat quietly

You may not find it so ease but just look for the big address in front. the entrance in down a spiraling stair case to a well laid out area with a bar and tables allowing enough space to hear your self and your guests talking .. important to me. Very nice Sunday brunch

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Alphonse D
,
Emerson
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Harrison, New Jersey
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Amazing experience! I was afraid that the service and food will be hindered because it was French restaurant week but it surpassed my expectations. Our waitress Moldir was amazing and kept coming back to refill our wine glasses and water. We had their brand of white wine which was nice and smooth. Food was really good with a few dishes... 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 1/2. As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your detailed review and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We’re all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to having you visit again in the near future. Please... More 

New York, New York, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

From start to finish - excellent preparation, professional service and don't be in a hurry. Very good wine list. Leave room for dessert.

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Dear Sheile, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 1/2 . 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 having you visit again in... More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We got to this huge place which was completely empty - very strange for a restaurant in New York City. Right at that point we should have decided to leave, but we were so hungry that we decided to give this place a try. The elderly waiter was very nice, but tried to impose what we had to order. The... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to contact us about your dining experience at Brasserie 8 1/2 . As the General Manager of the restaurant, your comments were forwarded to me for review and follow-up. I’m disappointed to hear that you experienced tastless food and as a result, your experience with us was unsatisfactory. Your comments have been discussed with... More 

Copake, New York
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78 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We had not been to this restaurant for years because of a bad personnel experience. But we wanted to host two very good friends and I spotted it again and decided to try. Of course the 1$ oysters at the bar were a big enticement. I made a dinner reservation in the restaurant but prefaced it in the lounge. We... More 

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

Dear Claire, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 1/2 Dinner. 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 having you visit again in... More 

Spain
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My husband and I attended an after wedding day brunch at this venue as a way of saying a final goodbye to the happy couple and other guests. It really was the perfect choice, the food was fantastic an amazing choice beautifully laid out including pancakes and omelettes made to order whilst you waited so quick. The staff were very... More 

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Dear Marilyn, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 1/2 Sunday Brunch on 6/28. 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. Amanda who you spoke with was also very disappointed not being able to locate... More 

Emerson
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

You may not find it so ease but just look for the big address in front. the entrance in down a spiraling stair case to a well laid out area with a bar and tables allowing enough space to hear your self and your guests talking .. important to me. Very nice Sunday brunch

Was this review helpful? Yes
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 1/2 Sunday Brunch. 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 having you visit again in the... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great brunch served as a buffet style- attentive waiting staff with good coffee. Suitably glamorous for post wedding brunch

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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 1/2 Sunday Brunch on 6/28. 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 having you visit again... More 

Louisiana
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267 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

While I thought the menu was a bit limited, and I only had a salad, the food was better than average. Service was quick, friendly and attentive. I was there for lunch and suspect that the evening menu is more extensive. The venue is large and open.....lots of room between tables so there is an opportunity for private conversations.

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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 1/2 Lunch. 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 having you visit again in the near... More 

London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Revisited this restaurant for Sunday Brunch which we had enjoyed on a previous visit to New York. Nothing had changed-the restaurant is open and spacious and the brunch menu provides everything you could possibly want for a long relaxing brunch. At $32 per head,served in such surroundings, this is an absolute bargain-by far the best value we found on this... 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 1/2 Sunday Brunch. 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 for your revisit. We’re all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to having you visit... More 

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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Great experience. Atmosphere was nice. Service was elegant. Food variety and quality was great. Save room for desserts - outstanding. We ended our vacation with the Sunday brunch / buffet and it was great. NYC is not inexpensive and this was worth the money.

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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 1/2 Sunday Brunch. 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 having you visit again in the... More 

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Additional Information about Brasserie 8 1/2

Address: 9 W 57th St, New York City, NY 10019-2701
Phone Number: 12128290812
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
Cuisine: French, American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9 W 57th St, New York City, NY 10019-2701
    (5th & 6th Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: SUBWAY F at 57th Street or E at 53rd & 5th Avenue N and R on 59th Street and 5th Avenue
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 12128290812

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
  • Cuisine: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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