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Lafayette Grill - CLOSED

5456 Franklin Street, New York City, NY 10013 (Manhattan)
212 732 5600
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Neighborhood: Manhattan
Most recent review
- Apr 9, 2014
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Neighborhood: Manhattan

8 reviews from our community

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  • English first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Bedford, UK
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The menu was extensive and interesting, familiar to anyone who is used to eating good French food. The wine list was good and varied, the help of the enthusiastic semellier was very helpful. The staff are wonderful and very attentive.

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New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Lafayette is solid - good atmosphere, good food, good service. However, if we're looking at Andrew Carmellini's restaurants, I would say it lags behind both the Dutch and Locanda Verde across all those dimensions. Was hoping this one would live up to the others (which are some of my favorites in the city), but it doesn't quite get there.

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2011

I only come here when I am doing a belly dance show. It's fabulous as a little performance venue because of the floor space and the small stage where the bands can sit. However, the food isn't very good, and the atmosphere is a bit confusing. When you walk in there is an old bar, then as you go into... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2009

So close to China Town with all it's fresh produce ... nothing ever tastes fresh in this place. Even most basic mediterranean dishes taste, like they don't want you to come back ... Bar is OK, and owners are pleasant

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New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2009

I have been at Lafayette Grill more than 5 times and had consistently disappointing experience. For example, one night, a hostess sat us at one table, and another hostess came by in a few minutes and expelled us in the most rude and basic manner. She began screaming that that table was reserved. We asked for another table and were... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2008

french onion soup. mmm.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2007

Best lunch spot in town

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