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100 E 53rd St, New York City, NY 10022 (Manhattan)
(212) 751-4840
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Ranked #1,796 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $31 - $45
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
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Lexington and Park
Transit: E, M, and 6 trains
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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

New York is full of fine restaurants; it is arguably, in the Top 3 Food Capitals of the World. At the center of this food mecca, is Brasserie off E 53rd between Park and Lex. Designed by now-famous architects (The High Line, et al), the interior space is utterly spectacular. I did not have high expectations for the food, since... More

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This restaurant is an absolute jewel. The decor is the definition of understated style and taste. Looks more like it belongs in Stockholm than America. Quietly beautiful. We went for a family brunch with friends. Low piano music, good food, and lovely surrounds did not disappoint. I'd like to go back in the evening and sit up at the beautiful... More

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Leonding, Austria
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276 reviews 276 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

well, at first I was impressed by the elegant modern feeling which I didn't expect from a restaurant called Brasserie which suggests a bit more comfy but hey. the service was great, my raw bar plate was great (but not excellent if you are used to oysters in France)! my husband's crab cakes as well but then the scallops which... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Stopped in on a Sunday for a quick bite. I had Lobster Bisque, my wife had French Onion Soup. Both dishes were good. Nice place, friendly people.

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Andras H, General Manager at Brasserie, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive brunch experience at Brasserie. 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 future. Please... More

New York City, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

My wife and I returned to the restaurant after several years during restaurant week. The food was quite good but the positive experience stopped there. The restaurant was refrigerated so much that it was uncomfortable. It also had a distinct lack of privacy as tables are crammed together and it is difficult to have a decent conversation. We will not... More

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New York City, New York
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40 reviews 40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I've gone to many business breakfasts and lunches at Brasserie over many years. The food is consistently good and the service is generally efficient. The restaurant can sometimes be a bit loud which can make discussions difficult with parties of more than four.

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85 reviews 85 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Came in for dinner on Tuesday night, the place was pretty busy. I was meeting my husband but since I could not see him in the dinning room, host was more then happy to help out by looking up where he was sitting and escorting me to the table. The service was excellent so cant complain there, now on to... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I'm probably too old for Brasserie's power bar scene, but more than happy to partake in the dining...Room is unabashedly modernist, french food is consistently well executed, service is professional - works for business best, but personal too. Brasserie is probably not a place you fall in love with - it's more of a place you rely on - you... More

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Staten Island, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We both ordered favorites... escargot, Boulliabaise, and cassoulet and we both were sooo disappointed! the escargot was an overcooked stew, the boulliabaise was tasteless and the cassoulet not at all the fabulous French dish!! We had been looking forward to this meal but will not go back again!

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The hotel recommended it on the Sunday afternoon we arrived. It was just down the street. Didn't expect much, but what a pleasant surprise. For $19 I had a mimosa, the best "french" onion soup I've ever had (and I order it often) and "french" toast (keeping the french theme going) that gave that dish a whole new meaning. It... More

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