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Brasserie 8 1/2

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$$ - $$$
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Midtown
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9 W 57th St, New York City, NY 10019-2701 (5th & 6th Ave.)
+1 212-829-0812
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11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Barrie, Canada
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

My husband, parents and I ate here for brunch two weeks ago and it was great. It was clean, bright(for being in the lower level) decor is dated but that didn't matter. The staff were very polite and efficient. The omelet was the best I'd had all week. I stay away from gluten and they had quite a few options... More 

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Thank Jayme J
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this review

Dear Jayme, 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 (We would definitely return) and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to... More 

Stuart, Florida
Level Contributor
56 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Made reservations for a rather large group for Sunday Brunch. Great selection of both breakfast and lunch items, with a pretty hefty dessert spread as well. Way too much to try it all. Wait staff and food prep staff were on top of their game. Felt like New York fine dining without being in a stuffy, snobby atmosphere.

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Thank Reba D
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this review

Dear Reba, 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 (“Awesome Brunch") and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to having... More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Victoria and her crew did a great job! From helping me plan the post-wedding brunch for +100 to execution, they couldn't have been more helpful! The private room was the perfect spot for people to wander in at their leisure. There vast buffet was delicious, with something for everyone.

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Thank ctcyclist
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this review

10/14/16 Dear Mona , Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 ½ Sunday Brunch Reception October 2nd . 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 grateful for your patronage and truly look... More 

Barrie, Canada
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

One of the best brunches we've been to anywhere. 3 choices of carved meat, omelette/waffle station, plus good selection of dishes. Everything very tasty. Classy atmosphere. Great price for New York especially. Great service.

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Thank kellymj2015
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this review

10/14/16 Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 ½ Sunday Buffet Brunch October 9th . As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words (One of the best Brunches) and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're all very grateful for your... More 

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76 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

I came here for a pre-theatre meal based solely on TripAdvisor reviews, and am very glad I did! The meal had some hits and some misses, but was overall worth returning for. Hits: Lobster risotto--the sauce was phenomenal, and it was a very generous portion for a starter. The roast duck was also excellent, as was the plum sauce that... More 

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Thank cosmopobeth
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this review

Dear Guest, 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 your dinner had so many misses. As a result your experience with us was unsatisfactory. Your comments have been discussed with... More 

New York City, New York
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

My friend decided to celebrate her birthday dinner here. We were a large group of about 8 people. Our waiter was a gem, very sweet, attentive and funny. I have a dietary restriction and he made sure my dish was not bland but tasty and as close to the original meal I wanted which was the branzino. Food was delish... More 

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Thank Leah S
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this review

Dear Leah. 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 (Food was delish and the dessert was yum!) and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're all very grateful for your patronage and truly... More 

Jericho, New York
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62 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

As New Yorkers who pride themselves on knowing about the restaurants worth visiting, we did not expect to find this gem of a restaurant in the heart of midtown and one we barely knew about. First, it is a beautiful restaurant with a sweeping staircase that adds to its elegance. The service was impeccable, and each dish was beautifully prepared... More 

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Thank jessg_10
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this review

Dear Jess, 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 ("A true gem") and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to having... More 

København
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59 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Crystal glasses, red carpet, bow tie wearing staff, 10 salat dishes, 8 hot dishes, 4 different types of meat carved by 2 chefs, huge egg/omelet station, a huge salmon/shrimp table, a huge fruit table, bread table and 15 different types of cakes and deserts all lined up... As a student, my eyes were about to pop out! This is the... More 

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Thank Christian B
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this review

Dear Christian, 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 (This is the single most Amazing Breakfast/Brunch I have ever had.) and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're all very grateful... More 

New York City, New York
Level Contributor
21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We are five women who celebrate our birthdays together. Our last celebration took place at L'CIRQUE. So the bar was set very high. This restaurant is modern, set at the bottom of a circular staircase and in a room where conversation was easy. Beautiful modern paintings adorn the walls. We were all delighted that the setting was so relaxing AND... More 

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Thank Bryn B
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this review

Dear Bryn, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 ½ Sunday Dinner . As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words (Hi lighting 8 1/2 Lobster promotion) and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're all very grateful for your patronage and truly... More 

Wilmette, Illinois
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

My wife and I had Sunday Brunch at this lovely restaurant on 8/14/16 and it was wonderful! Dana, our maitre d' and Sara, our server were both lovely and made us feel right at home. The restaurant is beautiful, spacious and located in mid-town not far from the theater district. The food was delicious from start to finish! And the... More 

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Thank music_dad
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 ½ Sunday Brunch August 14th. As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words (Dan & Sarah are two of our Stars @ 8 1/2) and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're all very... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 80
Cuisine
French
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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