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Brasserie 8 1/2

9 W 57th St, New York City, NY 10019-2701
+1 212-829-0812
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (84 reviews)
“duck” (22 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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Value
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LOCATION
9 W 57th St, New York City, NY 10019-2701
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Made a reservation for after the parade and it was perfect. Nice atmosphere but we struggled to find the entrance initially! Food was very tasty and set the bar high for my first thanksgiving meal!

Thank 418amylw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The staff here is extremely kind. Always a nice thing to find in the city. The Sunday buffet could be improved as far as taste/quality however it has some high lights that make the experience worth while especially paired with the ambience, decor, and staff...More

Thank MHS12345
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went to Brasserie 8 1/2 on May 18 for our anniversary dinner while we were vacationing in New York City. Staff was attentive and friendly, service was prompt. We started with the Lobster Chowder which was delicious. I had Filet Mignon...More

Thank Trevor W
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Trevor, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 ½ Friday Dinner May 18th . It was a pleasure to read your comments (Reasonably priced for the quality of the meal and definitely would return. ) and I...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

No it's not the lavish spread of the Waldorf or the other hotels but it's not $150 a head either. Still a great spread and great sweets - some of the dishes on offer do not always work but the standard of what works is...More

Thank GWR99
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear GW, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 ½ Sunday Brunch . It was a pleasure to read your comments and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're all very grateful for your patronage and truly...More

Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Went there for Sunday Brunch- Buffet, $35 p/p- and for extra $14 you get bottomless Mimosas or Bellinis. The location is really nice, loved the decor. Food was good, Cheese Tortellini was spectacular. All the desserts were pretty good with the Creme Brûlée bring my...More

Thank CatalinaVC
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Catalina, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 ½ Monday Dinner May 14th . It was a pleasure to read your comment and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're all very grateful for your patronage...More

Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

The service was impeccable. The audience was very nice, warm, and welcoming. However, We were visiting from Maine And we're really looking forward to our Mother's Day brunch with family. While All the bases were covered with many, many choices, much of it seemed prefabricated...More

Thank LookinAround121
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Brasserie 8 ½ Mother's Day Sunday Brunch April.. As the General Manager of the restaurant all guest comments are forwarded to me for review and follow-up. I’m disappointed to hear we did...More

Reviewed May 5, 2018

We stumbled upon this place in the pouring rain. It's in a modern hotel, and has a very reasonably priced set menu out front. It was like an oasis of calm and comfort. The bar was relaxing and the restaurant grown- up and civilised. The...More

Thank Sandra M
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Dear Sandra., Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 ½ . It was a pleasure to read your comment ( Oasis of calm and comfort ) and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're all very grateful...More

Reviewed May 1, 2018

Was looking for a Sunday brunch in mid-town, where we could casually catch up with some friends we hadn't seen in some time, while enjoying a decent meal. This turned out to be perfect for just that. Wide selection of decent food (omelets, carving table,...More

Thank erlaur4
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 ½ Sunday Brunch. It was a pleasure to read your comments and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're all very grateful for your patronage and truly look...More

Reviewed March 24, 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a classic French meal at this really pretty restaurant. Service was top notch and very accommodating. Layout of tables is refreshing. Their is actually space between the tables! Highly recommendMore

Thank lloyd s
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

Dear lloyd, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 ½ . It was a pleasure to read your comment ( Enjoyed a classic French meal-Service Top notch) and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're all very...More

Reviewed March 16, 2018

Our Manhattan friends told us about the prefixe Sunday and Monday night dinners, BYOB, so we decided to try it out. We had gone to this restaurant many years ago, but didn't remember much about it except for its setting and decor. It is down...More

Thank ItalyLovers4Ever_10
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this reviewResponded March 18, 2018

Dear ItalyLovers,, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 ½ Sunday Dinner. It was a pleasure to read your comments. ( Service,food, price fixed value and the decor make tis a winner for us ) and I wanted...More

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Aaron G
April 18, 2016|
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Response from Sapo59 | Reviewed this property |
I don't think spending extra bucks on private room is necessary. Unless you plan to write it off.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$31 - $80
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9 W 57th St, New York City, NY 10019-2701
    (5th & 6th Ave.)
  • Public Transportation: SUBWAY F at 57th Street or E at 53rd & 5th Avenue N and R on 59th Street and 5th Avenue
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-829-0812
Description
Brasserie 8 ½ is a stylish French restaurant just steps from Fifth Avenue on 57th Street. Chef Franck Deletrain deftly upgrades dishes from the brasserie repertoire, offering sophisticated French cuisine amidst original artwork by Léger, Matisse and others favored by the Louvre. Guests enter by way of a grand, sweeping, spiral staircase and dine on white tablecloths in plush dining rooms. Choose beloved classics with a new light touch like Lobster Bouillabaisse, or splendid plates of beef such as Cote du Boeuf with Sauce Bordelaise. For business or pleasure, Brasserie 8 ½ offers an enticing, modern slice of la belle époque and all its spécialités, from Kir Royales to Seafood Plateaux and Crème Caramel.
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