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Brasserie Athenée

300 W. 46th St., New York, NY 10036 40.759741 -73.987964
at Eighth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-399-1100 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Bistro, French, Hamburgers, Seafood
  • Price Range: $$

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    4 out of 10

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Official Website

brasserieathenee.com

Hours

Daily, 8am-midnight

Nearby Subway Stops

B, D, F, M at 47th-50th Sts.-Rockefeller Center

Prices

$15-$23

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Breakfast
  • Business Lunch
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Theater District

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

Set on one of the city’s least appetizing strips—a stretch of Eighth just a few blocks from Port Authority—this incongruous French brasserie is a haven amid peep-show storefronts and fast food. Stepping inside the dining room—all gleaming mahogany and stained glass, with ornate brass chandeliers suspended from nineteen-foot ceilings—induces a sort of culture shock. So does the classic Gallic soundtrack (Yves Montand, Edith Piaf) and the soft murmur of dining patrons, so different from the blaring car horns and huffing foot traffic outside. Though the classic bistro fare is neither especially creative nor well priced, all-day dishes like steak tartare (served in a capery, puck-shaped mound with the egg already mixed in) and steak frites are tasty and well executed. It’s enough food that you can probably skip dinner.

Recommended Dishes

Steak tartare, $15

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