Brasserie 8 1/2

French Restaurant and Café$$$$
Midtown East, New York
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  • Don't forget it is Memorial Day today. You may want to call to confirm this place is open.
  • Liz C.
    "Sunday buffet brunch is very good."(5 Tips)
    Randall S.
    "Great buffet for brunch on Sunday."(2 Tips)
    Tasting Table
    "flute of something"(2 Tips)
    Tatjana T.
    "Try the macaron as desert!"(2 Tips)
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  • David O.
    Everything's good but overall a forgettable meal
    David O'Trakoun · February 1
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  • Michael G.
    Beautiful space. I highly recommend the filet mignon , goat cheese fritters, and crab cake! so so so good
    Michael Green · January 11
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  • Ronni
    The wild Scottish salmon and polenta was enough to fill me up. Salmon wasn't dry and the polenta was a big bowl
    Ronni · January 8
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  • Marco D.
    Best buffet brunch ever
    Marco Donjuan · September 16, 2015
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  • Susan J C.
    The fried chicken Cobb is beautifully presented and delicious enough to obsess about
    Susan J Campbell · September 15, 2015
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  • Amber S.
    The filet mignon is superb on the restaurant week menu. The appetizers are good too.
    Amber Schiff · August 2, 2015
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  • Andrew G.
    Excellent brunch buffet. Great atmosphere
    Andrew Gargiso · July 13, 2015
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  • Amy S.
    Everything
    Amy Simontacchi · February 24, 2015
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  • Tasting Table
    A spiral staircase separates this massive below-street-level space from Fifth Avenue. Duck in for the calm and stay for classic French salads, soups, eggs, and a flute of something sparkling. Read more
    Tasting Table · December 19, 2014
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  • Lindsay K.
    Champagne flutes and two orders of croquettes. Done and done.
    Lindsay K · November 16, 2014
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  • Igor C.
    Sunday brunch buffet is an interesting alternative to a normal brunch experience. Desserts are excellent!
    Igor Credali · September 8, 2014
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  • Hiroki M.
    Go for the prixe fixe
    Hiroki Murakami · June 22, 2014
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  • Liz C.
    Sunday buffet brunch is very good.
    Liz Croft · April 15, 2014
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  • Tatjana T.
    Great place - the bouillabaisse was as good as in France. Meat was well cooked and tender. Try the macaron as desert!
    Tatjana Tesic · April 5, 2014
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  • Kelsey L.
    Don't get the macaron dessert. It was hard and crunchy, had to be at least a day old
    Kelsey L · March 8, 2014
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  • Sandra R.
    Pommes Frites very good!
    Sandra R · February 28, 2014
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  • Sarah D.
    Get the soufflé. I'm not kidding. Don't even get anything else. Just the soufflé. Also the lamb/duck is very good, the scallops are excellent.
    Sarah Dillon · February 15, 2014
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  • Kimberly V.
    Love this place good food laid back come here with the family😊
    Kimberly Vera · December 9, 2013
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  • Nathalie A.
    The dynamic duo, John & Julie, will make sure to keep your glass filled at all times. Great lounge, great times.
    Nathalie Anaya · September 4, 2013
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  • Charlie M.
    Amazing brunch!
    Charlie Marie · July 28, 2013
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  • Randall S.
    Great buffet for brunch on Sunday.
    Randall Stempler · March 17, 2013
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  • amNewYork
    A classic French bistro, this is a great place for an upscale and classy meal - and a cocktail or glass of champagne.
    amNewYork · December 27, 2012
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  • Andrew W.
    Fantastic food.
    Andrew Watts · October 7, 2012
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  • Antonio d.
    Irina is the best bartender.
    Antonio del Rosario · July 31, 2012
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  • April M.
    Try the Spicy Margharita - My new cocktail du jour! Pineapple tequila , lime, with italian chili peppers, cilantro & cucumber.Made by Yours Truly
    April Mazzolla · May 4, 2012
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  • Mark S.
    The service here last night was embarrassingly bad. I understand he was a new waiter, but even still, there was no excuse for his severe lack of training. I've gotten more helpful service at Wendy's.
    Mark Salonga · February 11, 2012
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  • Sam A.
    Best cheesecake ever.
    Sam Adler · January 27, 2012
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  • Arthur L.
    Must order the truffle fries and truffle mashed potatoes
    Arthur Lu · November 25, 2011
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  • Luiz Filipe M.
    Great brunch on sundays!
    Luiz Filipe Machado · August 3, 2011
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  • Annie D.
    Brunch selection leaves much to be desired, but the quality of what they DO have is deceptively decent.
    Annie Dow · July 24, 2011
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  • Heather S.
    Crab cakes are fantastic!
    Heather Singmaster · March 26, 2011
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  • Soraya D.
    Try the Duck Confit Salad - Fancy lunch with PepsiCo.
    Soraya Darabi · March 3, 2011
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  • Mary P.
    travel downstairs to recline after work with vino. free breadsticks and nuts are an entire meal!
    Mary Peffer · February 17, 2011
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  • Aline N.
    The structure is very good. That is a beautitiful entrance, but the food is very simple. Is not too much people and finished croissant, the seweets plates are very simples and don't have cold chocolat
    Aline Nobrega · February 6, 2011
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  • Eduardo N.
    No croissant, no more parmesan, no cold cocoa milk, ok french toast, let's see the bill...
    Eduardo Nobrega · February 6, 2011
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  • Chris A.
    Julian, the executive chef is amazing!
    Chris Allen · January 7, 2011
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  • Ash F.
    Under-tapped endless brunch in Sundays!
    Ash Fontana · July 16, 2010
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  • Homer M.
    this place is only good for people that work at the Solow Bldg. decent sandwiches, soups, and salads. i got a free cookie when i got a cup of coffee.
    Homer M. · July 15, 2010
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  • Audrey J.
    Food was decent but the crepes are a sacrilege to any French person.
    Audrey Julienne · June 6, 2010
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  • Topher B.
    TGIFriday's with better architecture.
    Topher Burns · April 14, 2010
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  • Tendenciastv
    Great cosmopolitan! Read more
    Tendenciastv · April 12, 2010
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  • Nancy J.
    Awesome subterranean space for after work drinks
    Nancy Jones · February 25, 2010
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  • dara lynne
    get the brunch buffet.
    dara lynne · November 22, 2009
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  • Manu N.
    Restaurante con decoración moderna y ambiente joven,su cocina es fusión de sabores franceses y latinos. Muy recomendable el Brunch del domingo. Ha salido varias veces en la serie "Sexo en Nueva York".
    Manu Nicás 🇪🇸 · April 22, 2012
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