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Brasserie 8 1/2

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Sat, 2/23
8:00 PM
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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Food and ambience

French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings

Location and contact

Menu

APPETIZERS
$13.0
Field Greens
Crudités, Sherry Vinaigrette
$15.0
Onion Soup Gratinee
Emmenthaler, Gruyère Cheese
$13.0
Frisée aux Lardons
Frisée Lettuce, Roquefort Cheese, Croutons, Lardons, Poached Egg
$22.0
Foie Gras au Torchon
Quince Honey, Cornichons, Toasted Brioche
$19.0
Grilled Octopus
Roasted Sunchokes, Garbanzo Mousseline, Tomato Confites
$16.0
Yellowfin Tuna Tartare
Niçoise Olives, Capers, Cucumber
$14.0
Lobster Chowder
Parsnips, Celery Root
$16.0
Escargots Petits Gris
Artichokes, Cotecchino Sausage, Beurre Maître D'Hôtel
$16.0
Gem Lettuce
Pont L'Evèque, Golden Beets, Watermelon Radish, Spiced Walnuts
SALAD & SANDWICHES
$26.0
Chicken Chop-Chop Salad
Napa Cabbage, Cucumbers, Granny Smith Apples, Jicama, Spicy Cashews, Sesame-Ginger Dressing
$25.0
$27.0
Caesar Salad
Chicken Breast or Grilled Flat Iron Steak, Garlic Croutons, Romaine, Parmesan Cheese
$28.0
Niçoise Salad
Seared Yellowfin Tuna, Haricots Verts, Potatoes, Hard-Boiled Egg, Anchovies
$26.0
Fried Chicken Cobb
Baby Lettuces, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Tomatoes, Avocado
$22.0
8½ Burger
Gruyère, House Blend Black Angus Beef, Braised Short Rib, Tomato, Onion Ring, Pommes Frites
$34.0
Lobster Club Sandwich
Avocado, Tomato, Apple Smoked Bacon, Lettuce, Smoked Jalapeno Mayonnaise
SPECIALTIES
$28.0
Monday - Coq au Vin
Organic Chicken Braised in Red Wine, Lardons, Button Mushrooms, Pappardelle Pasta
$38.0
Tuesday - Lobster Salad
Broccolini, Avocado, Hearts of Palm, Citrus Vinaigrette
$29.0
Wednesday - Cassoulet
Duck Confit, Garlic Sausage, Smoked Bacon, Rosemarin, White Beans Stew
$32.0
Thursday - Braised Veal Ossobucco
Saffron Risotto, Glazed Carrots, Gremolata
$35.0
Friday - Bouillabaisse Royale
Lobster, Monkfish, Sea Scallop, Shrimp, Manila Clams, Mussels, Saffron Broth, Red Pepper Aïoli
SEAFOOD BAR
$4.0
East Coast Oysters
$4.0
West Coast Oysters
$3.0
Little Neck Clams
$5.0
Jumbo Shrimp
$19.0
Crabmeat Cocktail
MAIN COURSES
$29.0
Atlantic Salmon
Cauliflower Mousseline, Romanesco, Salmon Pearls
$21.0
Paccheri Pasta
Kale, Caponata, Baked Ricotta
$26.0
Roasted Branzino
Tuscan Kale, Castelvetrano Olives, Leeks Soubise
$37.0
Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes
Celery Remoulade, Grain Mustard Horseradish Sauce
$24.0
Smoked Salmon Omelette
Crème Fraîche, Dill, French Fries
$22.0
P.E.I. Mussels
Marinière, White Wine, Garlic, Thyme, Pommes Frites Picantes, Tomatoes, Espelette Pepper, Pommes Frites
MEATS & STEAK
$26.0
Rotisserie Chicken
Whipped Yukon Gold, Glazed Carrots, Oyster Mushrooms
$47.0
Steak Frites
Dry Aged Black Angus Sirloin, Herb Butter or Au Poivre Sauce
$25.0
Saucisson Chaud
Braised Cotecchino Sausage, Lentils Du Puy, Fingerling Potatoes
$45.0
Filet Mignon au Poivre
Pommes Frites
$25.0
Grilled Chicken Paillard
Roasted Peppers, Olives, Arugula, Fennel
SIDES
$6.0
Pommes Frites
$7.0
Sauteed Spinach, Espelette Pepper
$8.0
Macaroni & Cheese, Truffle Butter
$9.0
Haricots Verts
$10.0
Wild Mushrooms
$9.0
Cauliflower Gratin
$6.0
Whipped Yukon Gold Potatoes
About
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
PRICE RANGE
$31 - $80
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
French
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Hotel concierge recommended Brassiere 81/2 . It was a wonderful experience. We had the price fixed dinner for $45.00 per person. The appetizers were delicious and beautifully presented. We had the grilled octopus and ceviche. For main course we had the boneless duck breast with...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Lois D
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Once again Lois, thank-you for your great comments and look forward to your next visit to Brasserie 8 1/2. Ken Gordon

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second time enjoying brunch here on a weekend trip into the city. The service is good and there was a varied selection which was slightly different than what we had here in November. Carving station and crepes were excellent. Mimosas and Bloody...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank fitzbig
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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 repeated patronage and truly...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here with a friend for dinner to take advantage of the NYC restaurant week and we were so glad we came! The restaurant week special offers a 3-course meal for $42 before tax and tips. We thought this would be a great opportunity to...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank BHUANG69
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 ½ Restaurant Week Dinner . It was a pleasure to read your comments (We will be back)) and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're all very grateful...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have dined here a number of times in the past. But, not recently. We decided to take advantage of the final day of NYC Restaurant week. Although it was a 3 course limited special menu, they did not disappoint. The lobster ravioli appetizer was...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank stanleyb572
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a breakfast person--and I love AYCE brunches, so I go to every one that I can when I travel. I checked this one out ahead of time, and I decided this would be a good one for my one Sunday brunch opportunity! I was...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank willam c
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Willam, 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 (Better than Great!) and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're all very grateful for your patronage...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You enter a handsome, quiet dining room with soaring ceiling and well dispersed tables. Cheerful service and a French style menu. The kicker is the cooking just doesn't do. Variations on this type of classic food are many and frequently succeed. However, the presentation and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank stuart s
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Stuart, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Brasserie 8 ½ 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 not meet your Food expectations....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing experience! My partner and I went here for our anniversary and I must say they went above and beyond our expectations! We came a bit early and had a drink at the bar and got a complementary dish from the chef, which...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank alexnadraf2017
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Alexandra, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 ½ It was a pleasure to read your comments (What an amazing experience) and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're all very grateful for your patronage and...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were here for restaurant week. It’s a very good deal For $42. Food was very good, service was nice and quick. We really enjoyed everything.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Igorek007
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for the time to comment on your dining experience at Brasserie 8 1/2 . It was pleasure to read your comments and hope to see you soon! Ken

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went with my cousin, wife and my husband and we had a lovely night!! The food was delicious and the drinks great! Also the place is nice because it’s not crowded and has lots of art including Matisse!!! I fully recommend it!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CarolinaUH
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank Carol for your 5 Star Rating and taking the time to comment on your dining experience at 8 1/2 . Look forward to your next visit Ken Gordon GM

Reviewed January 16, 2019

To start, I do want to say a bit about what I liked. The staff was very attentive. The ambience was warmly-lit, and there is an absolutely beautiful bar and cozy sitting area. But, on a Saturday night between 7-9PM, there were very few people...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CodyShive
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Cody, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Brasserie 8 ½ . As the General Manager of the restaurant all guest comments are forwarded to me for review and follow-up. I would like to apologize for the delay in acknowledging...More

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GrandTour39565120091
November 22, 2018|
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Response from onemachies | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is. The restroom, however is half way up the beautiful staircase, so a person needing the bathroom would need to climb some stairs.
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lorna234
July 23, 2018|
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Response from Richard K | Reviewed this property |
Book, by all means. Why risk disappointment?
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I don't think spending extra bucks on private room is necessary. Unless you plan to write it off.
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