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Brasserie 8 1/2
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Ranked #467 of 14,590 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $80
Cuisines: American, French
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: 5th & 6th Ave.
Transit: SUBWAY F at 57th Street or E at 53rd & 5th Avenue N and R on 59th Street and 5th Avenue
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.
Reviewed October 15, 2013

i like Brasserie 8 1/2.
1) place is hard to find - less crowded.
2) food is good.
3) price is reasonable

Thank Sen Z
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

Wow, descending the spacious spiral staircase to the restaurant gives you the preview of the magnificent spaciousness of the venue. The brunch buffet was plentiful and generous. The service was professional and courteous. My only complaint is that the beverages were not included in the buffet price. Nevertheless. Would definitely recommend and return.

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Thank gg99
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Reviewed September 27, 2013

Went to this restaurant with another couple for dinner. Our waiter had an attitude right from the start. One of the women in our party ordered a glass of pinot grigio to which the waiter replied " pinot grigio is great if you want a tasteless wine that has no bouquet at all" Really? He then proceeded to try to talk her into a sauvignon blanc stating that is was much better than the pinot grigio and had a better bouquet. There was only a $1 difference between the two, so if he was looking to up the check, it did nothing but make it so that we would not go back there again. We did not say to him, how is the pinot grigio, or how does it compare to the sauvignon blanc. This waiter looked down his nose at us, and acted so superior it was off putting. On the other hand, the prix fixed menu was good, has some unique choices,and they have a nice creme brulee.
Lose the attitude, and gain a few more customers. Waiters are to serve, not to embarrass or give unsolicited opinions.

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Thank SophieNYC
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

A great place in NYC for a conversation friendly dinner on a saturday night. Service very attentive, table seating spacious and comfortable Menu comprised of french classics and a few specialites. Drink menu original and a good way to start the evening. Went 2 different saturday evenings and it did not disapoint.

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Thank fritzNewYorkCity
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

As bad as a Mexican resort 2 star hotel Buffet.
Items on menu are not served & quality of dishes is below terrible. Most items are not replenished so if you come late you have little choice.
Manger was apologetic with a feeble excuses saying some food carts tumbled on the floor.

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Thank TalParis
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