Brasserie 8 1/2

French Restaurant and Café
9 W 57th St (btw 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY 10019, United States
Hours:
Open until 10:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:30 AM–10:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 11:30 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Sun
    • 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Wine, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Wi-Fi:
Free
Outdoor Seating:
No
7.6/10

Based on 88 votes

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  • great value
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  • Amy S.

    Everything

    Amy Simontacchi · February 24
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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 Lee · 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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  • 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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  • 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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