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Rachel's American Bistro

608 Ninth Ave., New York, NY 10036 40.75929 -73.991943
nr. 43rd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-957-9050 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Nouveau, Bistro
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

A, C, E at 42nd St.-Port Authority Bus Terminal

Prices

$9.95-$23.95

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Business Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Romantic
  • Take-Out
  • Theater District

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Delivery Area

38th to 50th St., Sixth Ave. to Eleventh Ave.

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From the street, Rachel's American Bistro is nearly indistinguishable from the other moderately priced Hell's Kitchen restaurants dotting Ninth Avenue. But jazz standards and subdued lighting set a sophisticated, convivial mood that helps the interior overcome its kitschy faux-cottage styling. Rachel's delivers inspired New American fare anchored by satisfying staples, like baked chicken, ribeye steak, and grilled salmon. Carrot-parsnip-broccoli purée and corn soufflé offer brilliant twists on familiar side dishes. The chicken baked in crushed pecan and sweet honey mustard is crunchy and moist, while a Dijon soy demi glaze gives a little kick to a savory pistachio-encrusted tuna. A full list of after-dinner coffees and digestifs may tempt you to linger among the inconspicuous, mixed-age crowd, but even if you make a quick exit, a meal at Rachel's will leave most palates satisfied.

Brunch

Entree and cocktail, $12.95; Wed. and Sat., 11 a.m.—3 p.m.; Sun., 11:30 a.m.—3 p.m.

Recommended Dishes

Spinach potato soup, $7.95; chicken breast with pecans in a honey mustard sauce, $16.95; rare pistachio-encrusted tuna in a Dijon soy demi glaze, $22.95

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