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Cafe d'Alsace

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$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
Upper East Side
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1695 2nd Ave, Southwest Corner 88th and 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY 10128-3219 (88th Street)
+1 212-722-5133
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10:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon 10:30 - 23:00
Tue - Fri 10:30 - 00:00
Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Kinnelon, NJ
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We enjoyed a nice dinner out in this neighborhood restaurant (and would consider it also worth a trip if you're not from the neighborhood). The feel of the place is very french bistro-like and the food is enjoyable. There were a number of families, so definitely kid friendly. As the evening went on the noise level increased, which might be... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great evening out diminished only by the "energetic" noise level. A small restaurant with an active bar. But the best steak tartare I've ever had. Daughter had the Bouillabaisse and enjoyed it as did my wife enjoy the oxtail dish. I had the Baeckeoffe and it wasn't to my taste but it appeared to be prepared well. I would... More 

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Thank Charles L
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

the restaurant is french style. the room is not very big so it is needed booking. the service is really good. the food was really good and great size! I recommend steak tartar and pesto spagetti. the experience was very nice. a lot of attention from waiters and nice details. the french frites potatoes was amazing with diferent sauces. the... More 

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Goleta, California
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157 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perhaps the chef was having a bad night or maybe we chose the wrong dishes but the food was disappointly ordinary. Best dish was the side of spinach. Restaurant was crowded.

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Thank blamboley
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We have been there for Sunday Brunches and for a weeknight dinner. Excellent menu. The food has always been great. The food was well prepared and well served. Some noise, but not so much that you couldn't hear others at the table.

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Thank Eric G
Carlisle, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

A very good place for some French food in a neighborhood setting, not stuffy or pretentious. The steak frites are often mentioned in reviews, so we ordered them as the entre in a 3-course, $39 prix fixe meal. Both steaks were a little underdone and the sauce was only fair. Frites were outstanding. Duck rillette was excellent. Wine list reasonable,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Mid sized older interior. Fixed 3 course lunch or lots of a la carte choices. Extensive beer, drinks and wine list. Reasonably quick service, and very good food. Noisy, but ok. Outdoor seating also available. Recommended.

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Thank Bruno S
South Bend, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Had brunch here twice while staying in the UES. Do not hesitate to visit if you want a great meal at a reasonable price. Omelettes are imaginative and fluffy, roasted potatoes are excellently seasoned. Champagne based brunch cocktails are priced around $11 or $12. Space is at a premium in this spot and as popular as it is I doubt... More 

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Thank Amy R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

We enjoyed a delicious three course meal from the dinner set menu at $39 each, along with a good craft beer (from a very wide selection) and some delicious red wine. We both had the steak frites, which came cooked perfectly and was very tasty. We also enjoyed the duck rillette and salmon tartare for starters and the profiteroles and... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Having eaten in various restaurants in New York, this was by far the best. The service was very good and efficient, and the food outstanding. The steak was perhaps the best I have ever had.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
French, European, German
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
10:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 00:00
Thursday
10:30 - 00:00
Friday
10:30 - 00:00
Saturday
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1695 2nd Ave, Southwest Corner 88th and 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY 10128-3219
    (88th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-722-5133
Description
With Cafe D'Alsace, Tour De France NYC bring their expertise in Alsatian cuisine to the UES. Chef Philippe Roussel interprets the cuisine with a contemporary New York flair. Cafe D'Alsace has one of the city's most distinguished beer selections - including a beer sommelier to assist you in selecting the perfect choice.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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