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La Carafe

653 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3632
+1 212-333-5300
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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French, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
653 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3632
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Reviewed 14 November 2017

Since I first reviewed La Carafe in 2012, it's easily become my favorite pre-theater stop. The food's always good, the menu of French standards and some not-so-French items remains appealing. Nothing too complicated here, and that's often a good thing. The service by Andrea and...More

Thank Favolo
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Very small locals restaurant, Tapas style dinning, good wine selection. Friendly staff, found the place by strolling of the beaten path.

Thank randykiel23
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We stopped in for dinner, and while the food tasted good, the portions were way too small for what we paid! One should never leave a restaurant still hungry. Also, they would not do any substitutions, and they only brought us bread after we asked...More

Thank tmbg1
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Friendly staff, good portions. Cheese platters and the meal + wine special are always a good option. Very good house wines. Desserts are big enough to share.

Thank MTMG2015
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Went after a Wednesday matinee, so it was quite empty at 5:20. Service nevertheless, was excellent, food was great and some specials include salad & glass of wine. Escargot appetizers in garlic sauce are not to be missed, calamari usually acclaimed at Italian restaurants was...More

Thank Ray H
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful spot...very nice salmon..Fabulous rose wine L'opale from Provence....Very good friendly waiter will go back anytime....Bonjour!

Thank James D
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We went here with a coupon. We were very pleasantly surprised. Great appetizers, enough for a meal. Save room for dessert. Friendly service.

Thank Mktpro99
Reviewed 28 June 2017

The food was great with very reasonable prices. Plus, some meals came with a complementary glass of wine...bonus! The staff was friendly and the food arrived quickly. Will stop by here again on my next trip to NYC.

Thank dcmar2017
Reviewed 14 June 2017

We ate here for lunch and got the mimosa special! Pitcher of mimosas for a great price !!! Husband got moules n frites and I ordered the cheese plate. Scrumptious !! Lovely intimate dining experience.

Thank Stefani P
Reviewed 22 May 2017

Decided to try this place in heart of Hell's Kitchen restaurant district. The cocktails were great. We had the escargot, scallops to start. Very good. Then an amazing salad, simple but flavorful. My companion loved their burger and fries..in addition to the quality of food...More

Thank Annetta333
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M Jeff R
30 March 2017|
Response from timeshare0wner | Reviewed this property |
No, I do not believe the Carafe has a happy hour nor lunch specials -- only dinner specials.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 653 9th Ave, New York City, NY 10036-3632
    (45 and 46)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-333-5300
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