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Brasserie

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Midtown
French, Contemporary
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100 E 53rd St, New York City, NY 10022 (Lexington and Park)
E, M, and 6 trains
(212) 751-4840
Website
Today
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 72
    Excellent
  • 111
    Very good
  • 47
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beautiful and expensive spot for a business lunch

Being going here since I was a kid, but it is now modern French. Very stylish space with excellent food choices. Great selection of fresh and healthy options. The service is great too. But it is really expensive, so this is perfect for a business meal.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
nycfamilyt2013
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NYC
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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NYC
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210 reviews 210 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Being going here since I was a kid, but it is now modern French. Very stylish space with excellent food choices. Great selection of fresh and healthy options. The service is great too. But it is really expensive, so this is perfect for a business meal.

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Las Vegas, NV
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I was going here over 30 years ago....more French and open much later back then; and, yes, the noise level here has not lessened very much; but the quality of the food and the warmth of the service cannot be overstated. If you're in the area and want a quick bite or a solid late-night meal....drop in, ask for Eric... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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80 reviews 80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I believe the Brasserie has been in the same position for about 40 years. I have had meals there in the past with great delight, so was concerned that the standards may have dropped. No way! Brunch thee (weekends) is a real celebration, and reservations are necessary. We were there for a midweek breakfast. It was simply great. Just like... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Upon entering the restaurant one has the feeling of being aboard the Starship Enterprise..... very modern decor and certainly not a traditional French brassiere where beer would be served. We found our server somewhat arrogant and she made very little effort to interact with us. As we were staying nearby at Hotel Elysee this restaurant was on a convenient location... More 

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Kaysville, Utah
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83 reviews 83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful modern setting. Exceptional waiter with 15 years experience. You have to try the French Onion Soup. The french baguette with real butter is to die for. Hot chocolate superb. Eggs Benedict were a treat and very well priced. Crap cakes were a delight. This is a must. We will be back

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Dallas, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

I had a business dinner on a Tuesday night with some colleagues and customers. The place was super-conveniently located at the foot of the 345 Park building where we had our meetings. The place has modern decor, with a single cavernous dining space with cool wood paneling in the ceiling. It was very quiet, at perhaps 1/4 of capacity, but... More 

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Long Branch, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

PROS: Prix Fixe $20 three course brunch menu CONS: Brunch was average and no alcohol service before noon. This smart, bright, and clean restaurant had great promise both from our concierge and from our own investigation, but the food was only average and not stellar. However, for the price, one can hardly complain!

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Illinois
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81 reviews 81 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Terrific brunch on the weekend. Two courses and a drink. The food was excellent. Started with a baguette and then an appetizer and main dish. Really wonderful and service was excellent.

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Vidalia, Louisiana
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85 reviews 85 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My friend and I made reservations for brunch on a Sunday and had the brunch prix fixe. We both had the Soupe à l’Oignon Gratinée and the Orange French Toast. To say it was incredible was an understatement. Additionally, the service was exceptional. We liked it so much that we had to repeat the experience and returned for breakfast the... More 

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jeremidl
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We had the beet salad, crab cake, lobster risotto, the grilled whole fish(branzino), chocolate beignets and the chocolate tasting plate. I can't say enough about the service. Very polite and timely for a couples night out (not too attentive). We took some of the beignets back to the room but everything else was happily consumed. Left a big fat tip.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 E 53rd St, New York City, NY 10022
    (Lexington and Park)
  • Public Transportation: E, M, and 6 trains
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 751-4840

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 45
  • Cuisine: French, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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