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Brasserie

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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
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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: Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 79
    Excellent
  • 128
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Brassiere – Saturday morning breakfast

We were looking for a reasonable place to get a mid-day breakfast in New York while staying at the Waldorf. The Concierge suggested Le Brassiere and made our reservation for us. It was a short walk from the hotel which we enjoyed both heading to and returning from breakfast. Rockefeller Center... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 28, 2015
raidersix2002
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Philadephia
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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago credit card Amex Card Member Review

Many years ago this was our go to place for late night dining. Boy have things changed. The French Onion Soup which used to be the gold standard was mediocre. My wife had the skate and got sick. The service was not as good and the table next to us. Not sure why the service was so variable. It is... More 

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Thank MGvisionNY
Mackay, Australia
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252 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here after enjoying the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. Oh my, what an experience, and what a shame this restaurant is closing. I do hope they open elsewhere. The food, the wine, the atmosphere were just wonderful. Our server, wish we could remember his name, was knowledgable, funny and friendly, but above all, very professional. A... More 

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Thank Gail M
London
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226 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 203 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

I used to come here quite a lot maybe about 10 years ago. I have been back since, but had dinner on my own the other week when in NYC, and it sadly a shadow of its former self. It used to be buzzing. It really looks tired now; time for a refurb. Thankfully, food and service were still OK... More 

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Thank JonathanKlein
Toronto
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34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

We did the 3 course Prix Fixe dinner before going to a show. There were a lot of choices (3 apps, 4 entrees and 3 deserts). The food was lovely; I had the salad to start with the fish. Large selection of wines by the glass. The service was very attentive and the decor is very modern and minimalist. Great... More 

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Thank ACanadianAbroad
New York City
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203 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have enjoyed eating here for decades. The landlord bought them out of their lease. They say they will re-open somewhere else.

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Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Overall 3 is generous. Basket of pastries took 20 minutes to arrive after our morning coffee. Eggs Benedict was cold with burnt muffins. Coffee is acceptable at best. The midtown and upper side snob love to hunker here to rub their whiskers together. But if you are looking for a great breakfast place, then you are better off looking elsewhere.

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Thank DPMelamed
Philadephia
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

We were looking for a reasonable place to get a mid-day breakfast in New York while staying at the Waldorf. The Concierge suggested Le Brassiere and made our reservation for us. It was a short walk from the hotel which we enjoyed both heading to and returning from breakfast. Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick’s cathedral are both very close as... More 

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Thank raidersix2002
New York City, New York
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246 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We had brunch for 5 and needed a site in Midtown that was nice. Brasserie is a little too modern in its decor and lighting for me, but was lively and had a brunch special that was a really good deal. Food is quite good but not outstanding. Service was glacial at best. Although the food and service outside waitstaff... More 

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Thank Douglas T
Charlotte, North Carolina
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Great location for business breakfast in the basement of the Seagram building at 375 Park. Surprisingly good food for basement location. Decent service. Draws a crowd.

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Thank WRG25
Los Angeles, California
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88 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Go here a fair amount for business lunches. The restaurant is nicely decorated, staff is pleasant and efficient and the food is very good. We always order the foie gras as a lunch appetizer from the dinner menu and they are always happy to serve it to us. The scallops are very good as are all the dishes on the... More 

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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: Business meetings, Bar scene, 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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