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Lafayette Grand Cafe and Bakery

380 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10003-6933
+1 212-533-3000
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“brunch” (106 reviews)
“lemon pancakes” (26 reviews)
“croque madame” (18 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
380 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10003-6933
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This classic French bistro is magnificent on every level. Stylish atmosphere, great linens and tableware, perfect bread, delicious food and impeccable service that defies the stereotype of the snooty French server. The 3-course prix fixe lunch menu is a fantastic deal that will leave you...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Arrow101
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu was very good. Our table had croissants, the lemon pancakes, eggs were fabulous as well as the pommes de rotisserie. They were Amazing!! The staff all see to your table so you are not left waiting for refills, etc.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 382janeh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The atmosphere is great - exactly what you would want from a French restaurant, but sadly the food does not match. I got the chicken salad, and was very average. The atmosphere is very fun, but the food is just average.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Sondra W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most of the dishes were disappointing. The salads were fair. The bagel was not so good. The iced coffee average. I really liked the lemon pancakes with berries and the place is beautiful. The pastries look great.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank melaniebR8237JM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Prior to a Saturday 1 PM performance at the Public Theatre, at the recommendation of both my daughter who has eaten here on several occasions and the Public Theatre, my wife and I stopped for a quick lunch. Without a reservation, we had the option...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Stucolco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Restsurant is quite large and located on a busy street. The noise level is a bit high and you want to be near a window to view the scene around . Found that their oxtail ravioli was wonderful. Service is a bit confusing but effective....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Allansha
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

A classic cafe serving delicacies rich in classic flavours and also offers lunch and dinner services. Visited today for tea and was very impressed with the ferrero roche cake which was tasty! The pricing was reasonable compared with the tastes on offer and would recommend...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Sanka1
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

We were pass-Byers and thought we’d have tea and give our tiresome legs a rest. The place is beautiful, clean and reasonably priced. The teas were great. However, they fell below par on hospitality. Given that the restaurant’s concept is french I would have expected...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank GayaKSD
Reviewed December 5, 2018

Matinee was over at 3. Where to dine in area at this odd hour? Apres Midi menu is served at Lafayette. Delicious burger. Tables far enough away from each other so noise level was ok

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MAH608_10
Reviewed November 22, 2018

Love the ambiance, the wait staff was fantastic and our brunch kept us going all day. Can't wait to return to NYC and go back. This restaurant will be a nice brunch tradition for us.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SanAnselmoSue
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$18 - $40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:15 AM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:15 AM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:15 AM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:15 AM
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
8:00 AM - 11:15 AM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 380 Lafayette St, New York City, NY 10003-6933
    (Great Jones Street or East 4th Street)
  • Public Transportation: 6 train to Bleeker Street, N/R to 8th Street, B/D/F/M to Broadway-Lafayette Street
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Manhattan (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: +1 212-533-3000
Lafayette is an everyday French restaurant conducting the spirit of French dining anew in downtown Manhattan's NoHo neighborhood. Open morning, noon and night, this grand café and bakery is dedicated to Chef Andrew Carmellini's new French country cooking and the daily social rhythms of eating for pleasure. Our light-flushed dining room features soaring arched windows overlooking the NoHo streetscapes and a live-action rotisserie bar. Our corner boulangerie-patisserie is open all hours offering artisanal breads, Stumptown coffee drinks, a light breakfast or lunch, and a host of confections.
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