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9 W 57th St, New York City, NY 10019-2701 (Manhattan)
212-906-1967
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Ranked #2,081 of 11,875 Restaurants in New York City
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
Neighborhood:
Midtown
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Liked my pate but it was fairly ordinary. Guinea hen was good. Wife had lobster bisque which had very little flavor. Her rotisserie chicken was just average.

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Hamilton
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

I ate there on Christmas day and although the food was very good, the service was extremely inconsistent...when we were first seated no one approached our table for our drink order or to fill our water glasses for over 10 minutes... I was actually very thirsty so I almost got up to find a server...I would not have expected that... 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 contact us about your dining experience at Brasserie 8 1/2 Christmas Day Dinner. As the General Manager of the restaurant, your comments were forwarded to me for review and follow-up. I’m disappointed to hear the extremely poor service you received and as a result, your experience with us was unsatisfactory. Your comments have... More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We're currently on holiday for the Christmas period having travelled from the UK, London, to spend Christmas here. I would just like to mention that we're in our early 20's having travelled all over the globe, experiencing many a la carte restaurants in London, and so on. So all in all I'd call ourselves proper 'foodie' people. I'd never turn... 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 contact us about your dining experience at Brasserie 8 1/2 Christmas Day Dinner. As the General Manager of the restaurant, your comments were forwarded to me for review and follow-up. I’m disappointed to hear that our Onion Soup Gratinee & Saucisson Chaud did meet your expectations and as a result, your experience with... More 

New York City, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Had the company Holiday party here and never knew the restaurant existed. You enter on 57th and head down a winding stairway. Restaurant has a real nice feel and layout. Wait staff were super attentive and always kept my drink glass full. Food made in bulk sometimes misses the mark, but it was spot on. Chicken was super moist and... 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 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 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We decided to spend Thanksgiving day in NYC. We wanted a traditional thanksgiving dinner, so we found Brasserie 8 1/2 on OpenTable. Before dinner, we had drinks (apple spice margarita and the elderflower flute). The dinner was great, service was very quick without being rushed and the ambience was trendy. Everything we had was great, the turkey, crab cake, sweet... 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 on Thanksgiving Day 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... More 

New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Like all buffet brunches, some things were better than others. But this restaurant had a lot of choices, in a very nice space, and was a very worthwhile brunch. Remember no mimosa's till noon or 1. It's a bit pricey, but it's Manhattan so not unexpected

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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. Sorry you felt the cost was a bit pricey. On the bright side Mimosa's are available Sunday's at 12 noon. New State Liquor Authority prohibits the... More 

Orangeburg, South Carolina
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163 reviews 163 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Remember : no Mimosas in NYC until after 1PM! Other than that, a nice brunch. Many choices - all good, none unusual or spectacular, but all very good. Nice restaurant: high ceilings, uncrowned, bright. A good choice for 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. 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. Sorry we told you could not have a Mimosa till 1 pm, New State Liquor Authority prohibits the... More 

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The owner of this building has taken great personal pride in his restaurant but doesn't go out of his way to advertise or publicize it. Nevertheless, its architecture is perfect, location prime, and food outstanding. Quiet, classy, just the sort of experience New Yorker or a tourist seeks. And not so hard to get a reservation.

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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. Many guest have commented as you, A very well kept secret. 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... More 

New York City, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I had a late breakfast here last week. The coffee was very good and kept coming. The OJ was fresh and cold and the eggs Benedict were unusual and delicious. Instead of using an English Mufin the eggs and ham were served atop a croissant. The hollandaise was creamy and lemony and the corinichons were a pleasant surprise. My wife... 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 our sister restaurang Brasserie ( Not Brasserie 8 1/2 ). As a General Manager for Patina Restaurant Group, 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... More 

Springfield, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Beautiful setting, amazing food, attentive service, reasonable prices. A real gem. $29 leg of lamb was wonderfulul

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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 Dinner 10/1//14. As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words ( A Gem ) and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We’re all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to having you... 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: 212-906-1967
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
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: American, Dessert, French

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