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Cafe d'Alsace

1695 2nd Ave, Southwest Corner 88th and 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY 10128-3219
+1 212-722-5133
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good51%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (50 reviews)
“steak frites” (20 reviews)
“choucroute” (12 reviews)
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1695 2nd Ave, Southwest Corner 88th and 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY 10128-3219
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The European feel in this classic on 2nd is supported by the interior design, the range of beers on tap, an interesting bistro style menu, and quite good service. The food flavours were good examples of French fare. Recommended

Thank Bruno S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cafe d'Alsace specializes in the cuisine of Alsace, although you will find other French-Swiss-German dishes. The atmosphere is that of a French cafe or bistro, and as with most such places in New York, it is overly loud. I don't understand why French restaurants are...More

Thank JogNy
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Maybe Wednesday evening is not good, but we where seriously disapppointed. Our waiter was slow und inattentive despite there being hardly any other guests, he was always smiling but that in itself is not enough. Staff were more interested in talking to each other than...More

Thank U6340UVpeterh
Reviewed 6 November 2017

When I read the review on TripAdvisor I KNEW this place was for me! 4 of my girlfriends made a day trip to the city and ended up here for a delightful meal, sitting outside in November? Everyone tried something different and all 5 of...More

Thank hoffmailman
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I had the pleasure of dining outdoors on a beautiful October evening. Inside its a bit noisy. Food and service were very good. Had the mussels and the mushroom ravioli special. Ravioli was very good. Mussels were tasty but a bit small. Overall a pleasant...More

Thank rhowe2015
Reviewed 26 October 2017

the food was delicious and sumptuous, the beer selection justified the reputation. the only negative - at least to my taste - was the waiting lines spilling to the sidewalk and the noise level making conversation practically impossible. I would really give it an A-...More

Thank olga y
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Love this place on a sunny day at the terrace. The menu is simple and good. Authentic french food. I personally loved the Stinky cheese week earlier this year! I personally did not like the sauce they put on the steak so I'd recommend ordering...More

Thank Al Z
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is a really nice spot for lunch or dinner on the Upper East Side right near the new Q Subway. Part of a group of restaurants that include Nice Matin, Marseille, etc., it provides a range of French food from the Alsatian region of...More

Thank rrr108
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

We we’re walking, looking for somewhere to have dinner, when we saw a restaurant that looked busy and inviting. Lucky for us, they had a table available outside. We were seated promptly, given menus and our orders taken. We ordered wheat beer and were served...More

Thank wendywyner
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

You'll find all the traditional favorites here, everything from mussels to sausages to duck and pan roasted chicken. We enjoyed a dinner of salads to start (lovely special one of heirloom tomatoes and Roquefort over frisée) followed by homemade sausages with spaetzle and a lovely...More

Thank Bi-coaster
Upper East Side
Combining quiet residential neighbourhoods that have
easy access to Central Park with world-famous cultural
institutions, the Upper East Side is one of the most
livable places in the city. Along beautiful Fifth
Avenue, you’ll find Museum Mile, which houses many of
the nation's most famous attractions in a single
stretch, like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the
Guggenheim Museum. Walk a few blocks into the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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