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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 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

Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We ended up having dinner in Brasserie 81/2 by accident but this turned out to be a pleasant surprise. The place has a slightly high society ambiance with shining marble, waiters in uniforms and very stylish interior. Anyway the personnel was friendly and helpful and...More

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

Dear Laneva, 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 (Pleasant Surprise) and I wanted to express my sincere thanks....More

Reviewed 29 July 2017

I recently went to Brasserie 8 1/2 for brunch with a friend, and we both really enjoyed the experience. The location is in the iconic Solow Building, just a little west of Fifth Avenue in midtown. The Sunday brunch is a fixed price buffet, with...More

1  Thank colaco32
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 ½ Sunday Brunch July 30th . As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words and I wanted to express my...More

Reviewed 24 July 2017

Come here whenever we are in NYC and came here for New Years this past year and for Thanksgiving in 2015. The food is fresh and delicious and service is great. Can accommodate for any health needs.More

Thank the2travelingsisters
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2017

Dear Guest, 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 and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're all very...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017

This restaurant just a block from Trump Tower is a really beautiful space with a lovely setting. My wife and I just returned from eating their two course lobster dinner which was actually more than either of us could eat. We ordered lobster croquets, lobster...More

Thank LWL3333
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Dear Guest, 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 and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're all...More

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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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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
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
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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