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Brasserie

100 E. 53rd St., New York, NY, 10022
nr. Park Ave.
212-751-4840

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 7
Service: 7
Décor: 7
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

65% would go back.

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As Good a Meal as Can be Expected in an Underground Windowless Room

By PupoftheRhones on 12/23/2013

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

Or a hidden spaceship. The food is actually pretty good though, (the halibut was excellent) and the place has a very convenient location for business lunches and early dinners.

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20 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

Overrated

By ReasonableDiner on 5/23/2012

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

I must say that I don't understand the critic's choice for Brasserie. There really isn't anything special about the experience. The atmosphere isn't unique or energized; the food isn't spectacular (the famed lobster bisque is somewhat bland, has very little lobster meat, and was served lukewarm); and although the service was adequate, it wasn't out of the ordinary. If you are looking for something special... there are dozens of restaurants that do it better and at a significantly lower price.

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77 out of 140 people found this review helpful.

Fave brunch spot

By Jessica_Love on 3/31/2012

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 6
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Brasserie is one of my favorite brunch spots in the city. The French toast is the BEST I've ever had, the eggs benedict is also killer, and I've never had an unpleasant experience there. Highly recommend for brunch!

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78 out of 143 people found this review helpful.

Unbelievably rude bar tender and unpleasant experience

By junhli on 2/5/2012

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

I took friend from China to Lex Brassier because she stays in Hyatt 48. It was a Sunday evening and the place was empty - us and another couple. We order a salad and an entree to share at the bar and asked bar tender that we were in a rush to go for a Super Bowl party. In addition, I also order a caffeine free mint tea as I am allergic to caffeine. The bar tender was far more into the game on TV than any order from us. It took him 20 mins to put order in the system. We waited for 45 mins and nothing came out of the kitchen. Finally my tea arrived. I took a few sips and started to feel strange and dizzy. They gave me green tea. I started to shake and asked to see the manager. She could not be more dismissive. I told her that I was feeling off and i am not caffeine tolerant. She then asked me to leave the restaurant because I raised my voice. Finally I made the home with the exploding headache and frustration due to the unpleasant experience. I have lived in NYC for 16 years and have never been to a place this rude. I am very convinced that this place wont last long given the poor management and competitiveness of this industry in the city.

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72 out of 143 people found this review helpful.

disappointed food

By karakarakara on 12/19/2011

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 3
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

I took my parents in law to there. My parents in law and I didn't like their food. I can even cook better than them. They loved "Artisanal" . Compare to Artisanal French Restaurant, Brasserie is really bad.

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61 out of 134 people found this review helpful.

Great Food and service....

By mburhans on 2/16/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

That should just about say it. The food was excellent, the server seemed to be telepathic. He had this ability to be invisible until the moment something was needed, and he would appear with what was needed...not a question as to what was needed. The atmosphere, however, left aLOT to be desired. Cold hard surfaces...my gf said like being in an airplane...I personally like the jetsons cafeteria comparison. This is called BRASSERIE. I was expecting something more cuisine de terrior, not so much Haute Coutre tried too hard.

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151 out of 298 people found this review helpful.

Very good food on a quiet weekend night.

By wny56 on 2/28/2008

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

I dined late night on a weekend. Sitting in one of the Brasserie's booths made one oblivious to the fact that the restaurant had very few patrons. The staff was very pleasant and helpful. The service was efficient. The food--escargots, mussels, frites, salad, grouper and dessert (beignets and banana duo)--was very good. I enjoyed the food and the quietude.

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229 out of 432 people found this review helpful.

Um Um GOOD!

By nycfella29 on 1/1/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

My gf and I picked this place for our NYE dinner with some friends. And I must say we could'nt have been happier with our decision! It was a 3-course prix fixe menu, but the food was out of this world. From the grilled octopus to the golden almond duck...all delicious! The caramalized cheesecake I had for dessert was absolutely amazing. I almost ate the piece of mint too, it was that good. The regular menu is a bit pricey, so we won't return too often. But, for those special occassions though, it's WELL worth the money. Even the white wine we had was fabulous. Compliments to the chef!

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261 out of 535 people found this review helpful.

take it or leave it

By cheeserus on 7/22/2007

  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

pretty unexceptional and mediocre at best. that was my own experience and while I'm sure many prior diners may have indeed had a wonderful evening, this is one ny restaurant that's not worth a second trip

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359 out of 702 people found this review helpful.

Brasserie is new again

By foodismylife on 4/17/2007

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 9
  • Yes, I would go back!

Brasserie is new again. I loved it. What a meal. That halibut melted in my mouth and the foie gras was great too. I had the strawberry dessert. It was amazing. What a new experience. I hadn't been in over 4 years, but my friend said I had to go back and so I did. I cannot wait to have another meal at my new "old" favorite restaurant.

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