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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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“brunch” (58 reviews)
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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 yesterday

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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 July 2017

Reservations for a Sunday Brunch here while on a short trip to New York. The ambiance is excellent, waiter came to our table very promptly. Very polite and came back after our drink order very diligently. The buffet itself was impressive with everything from omelettes...More

Thank Terrence T
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Dear Terrence, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Brasserie 8 ½ Sunday Brunch . 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 service comment not...More

Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Went for Sunday Brunch. Reservation had us seated right away. This is a pretty restaurant, modern in alot of ways but not overdone. As you enter you see the buffett area on the way to your seat. There were breakfast and lunch foods available. The...More

Thank Mike F
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Dear Mike, 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 (Excellent afternoon & reasonably priced) and I wanted to...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

My husband and I chose this restaurant as the place to have dinner, it was our last evening in New York, as we have to return to Denmark after quite a long vacation. We wanted something with a certain style - and we were not...More

Thank Susanne R
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Dear Susanne, 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 (Your server was new and will be up to speed...More

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and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
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a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
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Aaron G
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Response from Sapo59 | Reviewed this property |
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
US$31 - US$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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly
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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