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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
9 W 57th St, New York City, NY 10019-2701
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and have been waiting to have Sunday brunch in the city. We tried the Brasserie 8 1/2. They have a huge spread. They have a variety of salads and pastas. They even had paella which my wife loved. They had an omelet station...More

Thank cmatt169
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was first taken to B 8.5 for my birthday brunch by a friend and recently went back with a group of friends. It truly is the best best Sunday brunch in New York. The setting is elegant, but not pretentious and the selection can't...More

Thank Marc207
Reviewed 5 days ago

Had brunch here and thoroughly enjoyed it. All brunched served from La Crueset cook ware. So much variety you will not have an issue finding something you love! The restaurant is 'as seen' in Sex and the City. A great brunch spot in Mid Town!More

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 ½ Sunday Brunch. As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Some friends and I stopped in on Sunday morning for brunch and although I had mistakenly made our reservation for another weekend, the hostess was really great about squeezing us in. The Brunch Buffet had everything you could think of; carving station, omelettes, pastries, salads,...More

Thank monmom03
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 ½ Sunday Brunch . As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words ( I would definitely go again the next...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017

It was a slow Saturday evening in August. There were few guests but absolutely no decline in service or standards. We all enjoyed the fixed menu and the selections for each course were outstanding. Portion size was European and perfect. Steaks exactly right. Branzino was...More

Thank MK E
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2017

Dear MK E, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 ½ Saturday Dinner. As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words ( It was a wonderful haven) and I...More

Reviewed 23 August 2017

We go here often. Sunday and Monday nights are BYO wine. Quiet and elegant decor with lovely art. Outstanding and attentive service. Friendly, but not intrusive. Prix fixe dinner for $42 - three courses. Always good. Veal loin, Branzino and chicken excellent. Onion so soup...More

Thank Gloria G
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Dear Gloria, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 ½ Dinner . As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words ( Outstanding and attentive service) and I wanted to...More

Reviewed 21 August 2017

There is a huge red 9 in front of the building near 5th. Avenue, so you cannot miss the location. You walk in and are greeted by a lovely lady who guides you to the steps and, as you go down to the beautiful restaurant...More

Thank Jay W
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Dear Jay, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive detailed experience at Brasserie 8 ½ Sunday Brunch . It was a pleasure to read your very kind words ( Very much appreciated ) and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017

This is a classic high end NY restaurant. If you are not impressed by their original Matisse's and the elegant decor you will be blown away by their food. The call the style of food contemporary French and I guess that is accurate if you...More

Thank hharris860
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Dear H Harris, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 ½. As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words ( You will be blown away by their food) and...More

Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

From the elegant spiral-staircase entrance to the stunning original Matisses and Leger mural, the place is a masterpiece unto itself. Tables are set widely apart so that you are not hearing everyone else's conversations, and can enjoy your own. Comfortable lounge for their oyster and...More

Thank TravelingAnnFL
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Dear Ann, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 ½ . As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words (Chef Franck is a Talentedpro) and I wanted to express...More

Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We were looking for a decent brunch location, following a quick search Brasserie 8 1/2 kept popping up, so we thought.....why not. $34 +tax per person the food, quality and variety was excellent, good service and very central location, just off Fifth Ave and a...More

Thank DWUK
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2017

Dear DWUK, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 ½ Sunday Brunch . As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words (Worth the visit for sure) and I wanted...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 80
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-829-0812
Description
Brasserie 8 1/2 is a fine dining French restaurant bistro and bar located in Midtown NYC serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch buffet. Catering available.
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