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100 E 53rd St, New York City, NY 10022 (Manhattan)
(212) 751-4840
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Ranked #1,552 of 11,620 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $31 - $45
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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75% Recommend
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English first
Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Modern/whacky interior. Service is excellent and the food choice good. Ranges from the ultra healthy to the cooked breakfasts, pancakes, waffles etc. Good smoothies. We were tourists amongst lots of business people but felt at home nonetheless.

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Greenwich, CT
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The food at Brasserie is better than it has to be. As I watched diners come and go, I thought to myself, "this is like some kind of upscale bankers' cafeteria." The interior remains visually stunning, very different than any other restaurant I know of. The design, unfortunately, contributes to a very loud environment, so hopefully your business colleagues have... More

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Excellent choice for brunch. Can't beat 19 dollars for this two course meal and alcohol drink. What makes the cheap cost even sweeter is the food is amazing. Order the mushroom crepes....excellent! And french toast and the raclette so very very good. TIP: don't forget to sign up for the "birthday club" so you can get a coupon for up... More

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Ate at Brasserie in late June and had probably the best meal during our 5-day stay in New York. My wife and I ordered the mussels and frites, and I can tell you that the mussels may have been the finest we had ever eaten -- and believe me, we have lots of experience, The PEI mussels were plump, tender... More

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Evanston, Il
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Although Sunday brunches in NYC are now largely a thing of the past, a very agreeable Sunday breakfast can be had at The Brasserie. My wife and I ordered from the very reasonably priced 2-course breakfast menu which includes juice or a cocktail (cocktails available on Sunday only after noon due to an archaic NY blue law), and a first... More

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Newport, Rhode Island
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This lovely venue, redone sine I first dined there perhaps 40 or more years ago, i still well worth the visit. Our Sunday brunch consisted of a splendidly prepared crepe dish followed by eggs Benedict and the latter were absolutely perfect with the Hollandaise exactly as it is meant to be. The prices are actually most reasonable when one considers... More

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New York City, New York
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A Patina Group Restaurants this is an aggressively modernist in style with a l-o-o-o-o--n-g bar and repeated TV screens above it, hard, curved surfaces, and linen napkins, but no table cloths. On a Saturday evening we found the place less than half-filled. Prices are normal for midtown (high, not exorbitant). My cassoulet was heavier than expected as it had way... More

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Hillsdale, Nj
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The Brasserie, at 100 E. 53rd, NYC, has been in business they say from 1959. I'm not sure that the building has been there that long but the restaurant has been on 53rd at least 40 years. The food is good, they have a nice wine list, and if you don't see what you want on the menu, ask, and... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I'm a breakfast guy and like to hunt down good spots for a tasty breakfast and this one ranks high on my list. I also have to visit Midtown Manhattan regularly and this has become my "go to" breakfast place on those trips. Admittedly, I haven't tried many things on the menu, but that's because I've found what I love... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Seeking a highly rated classic French bistro, consulted several sources before I booked here for lunch with my daughter. The environment was the opposite of expectations, a high-ceilinged, noisy room that resembled an airport or spaceship cafeteria and was accessed by a sloping runway. The furniture was the uncomfortable plastic sort you'd expect to find in the future, and our... More

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