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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” (73 reviews)
“duck” (22 reviews)
Closes in 16 min
11:30 AM - 3:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
9 W 57th St, New York City, NY 10019-2701
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Reviewed 5 August 2017 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 9 August 2017

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 28 July 2017

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 August 2017

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 23 July 2017

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 August 2017

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 10 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 12 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 3 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 5 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 2 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 5 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 17 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

Reviewed 14 May 2017

Brought my mom here for Mothers Day brunch and had a wonderful time! Tons of variety and everything was delicious. All of the staff were extremely warm and friendly!More

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

Dear Caitlyn, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 ½ Monther's Day Brunch. As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words (Tons of variety & everything was delicious) and...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017

This restaurant is near my office and I go regularly. The space is lovely, quiet for a business lunch, the food is better than average, and good price to value. The problem is the service, while very pleasant, is very slow. Last week, I had...More

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

Dear Michael, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 ½ Lunch. 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 8 May 2017 via mobile

We arrived on a Monday night got the blue crab. We ordered the octopus appetizer and had a bottle of wine, as well. Finished off with the trio of dessert. Great ending!More

Thank Jeanniehu
Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

Dear Jean, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 ½ Monday Dinner. As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words ( Lovely meal amid west 57th) and I wanted...More

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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
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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