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Brasserie 8 1/2

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9 W 57th St, New York City, NY 10019-2701 (5th & 6th Ave.)
+1 212-829-0812
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Today
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Lyndonville, Vermont, United States
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94 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were here a year ago, decided to come back for my wife's birthday. There were eight of us, the newbies said it was the best brunch they ever had. Well stocked with salads, shrimp and salmon, omelette bar, all the usuals, well prepared. There was tender lamb and beef at the carving bar along with turkey. Save room for... More 

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Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this review

Dear Steve, 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 and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to having you visit again... More 

Level Contributor
38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fabulous spread for Sunday brunch! We enjoyed shrimp, smoked salmon, an array of delicious salads and grilled veggies, a carving station with lamb, steak, and turkey, and a variety of perfectly cooked egg dishes. And the desserts! Bite sized treats so you could taste a nice variety. The wait staff was attentive too. And as we were enjoying... More 

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Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this review

Dear Meg, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8½ Sunday Brunch . As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words (What a fabulous Spread of Sunday brunch.) and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're all very grateful for your patronage and truly... More 

Montreal, Canada
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89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was looking for a nice but not to expensive restaurant for New Year's eve and found that perfect spot. Close to Central Park, even if it's downstairs of the building, really nice interior. Service is perfect, nice and professional people. Food is delicious, decent wines in a good range of price. I have seen they change their menu frequently,... More 

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Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this review

Dear Clies, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 ½ New Years Eve Dinner . As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words (really one of the good restaurants in Manhatten ) and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're all very grateful... More 

New York City, New York
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This was the best Sunday brunch buffet I've been to in NYC. The range of offerings and quality of dishes was amazing. I could have easily spent the day here!

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Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this review

Dear Eileen, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 1/2 Sunday Brunch. As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words (this was the best Sunday brunch I've been to in NYC.) and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're all very grateful for... More 

Atco, New Jersey
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179 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The restaurant was very interesting with an impressive stairway at the entrance, but they also had booth seating with white tablecloths. A nice and different presentation. I ordered the squash soup which was very good but I did not taste any squash. The flavors were all good though. Also, I ordered the crab cakes. They were good, but no crab... More 

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Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 1/2 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 very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to your next visit. Please... More 

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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

What an amazing place! The food was delicious and the staff very welcoming and always seeing to your every need. A perfect dining experience (especially as it was for a special occasion) so the surprise (free) Birthday dessert topped it off.

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Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this review

Dear Darryl,, 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 (What a amazing place) and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to having you... More 

Dallas
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Love the stairway at the entrance of the restaurant, décor is nice with warm colors, great location, prices are very reasonable especially for the location. The thing that stood out was how great the service was. Everyone from the hostess, the waiter, the manager and the coat check woman were all very nice and could tell customer service was a... More 

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Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this review

Dear Kimmarcelle, 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 grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to having you visit again in... More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

There were ten of us, then 14 of us, maybe 16. Ken Gordon, the unflappable, jovial manager of Brasserie 8 1/2, remained serene. The final count was 13 - aunts, uncles, grandparents, grandchildren nieces and cousins - for a delicious Xmas feast at 1:30. The extensive prix fixe 3-course menu at just $62 a head (half that for children 10... More 

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Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this review

Dear Linda, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 ½ Christmas Day Dinner. As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words (Scotland is a keeper) and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward... More 

El Perello, Spain
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263 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

Sat at the bar while we waited for the table. Ordered a glass of Moët, it was flat! I had to ask for it to be changed, surely the bartender should know if a drink is flat? Polite staff took us to the table, the waiter didn't smile, couldn't have cared less if we were there or not! We were... More 

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Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this review

Dear Mark, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Brasserie 8 ½ Christmas Day Dinner. 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 experience at our bar & lack of service at your table , please accept my sincere apology. I... More 

Central Florida, Florida
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

The first thing good I have to say about this restaurant is that it is at the lower level of a building and it was blessedly warm enough when the day was cold and blustery. The space is large and each booth has a plexiglass surround so, if that's where you're seated, you feel you have privacy. Daniel was our... More 

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Ken G, General Manager at Brasserie 8 1/2, responded to this review

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 ( about the food & Daniel ) and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're all very grateful for your patronage and truly look... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 80
Cuisine
French
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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