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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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Scotland
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194 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A truly lovely group of people working here who clearly enjoy their job and seem to make it their personal mission to ensure that you have a great time from the second you walk in the door. The maitre and waiter were really excellent. And the food is exceptional for the money if you are looking for a Sunday lunch.... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had the Sunday Brunch and were both delighted. Shrimp were enormous and really beautifully cooked. Smoked salmon was scrumptious. We both loved it all. I can say the desserts were a bit lackluster, but it saved calories, so I was happy. We will return for sure.

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Thank onemachies
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 Sunday Brunch. As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words (We will return for sure) and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward... More 

Norwalk, Connecticut
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited for the first time last night and had a very nice dinner with my wife and in-laws. Food - We all really enjoyed our meals. Three of us selected from the Lobster prix fixe Special (currently available on Sundays and Mondays). My wife had the seared Tuna. We also got the mac&cheese, truffle fries, and asparagus side dishes.... 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 Monday Dinner November 21 . As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words (Our Server, Sarah was outstanding) and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're all very grateful for your patronage and... More 

Northfield, Vermont
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband ate here for our 20th anniversary. We visited during the protests of the Trump election. We walked from our hotel to the restaurant. We had to go out of our way because areas were blocked off. This is not the restaurants doing, it was because of the protestors so just be aware of this. The entry to the... More 

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

Dear Jessie, Congratulations to you & your husband on your 20 yr. Wedding Anniversary. and 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... More 

Koloa, Hawaii
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187 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I eat here every time I am in NYC and my daughter and her friend eat here all the time. The prix fixe dinner can't be beat for price and quality. Service is excellent and the food is beautifully presented and served. The place itself is lovely and elegant . Try the crab cakes, filet mignon, and the beignets.

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

Dear Ellen, Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Brasserie 8 ½ Dinner . As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words (The prix fixe dinner can't be beat for price and quality) and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're all very grateful for... More 

Ontario, New York
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in here Sunday afternoon to check it out. Unfortunately their buffet was about to close since it was 3pm.. It was $32 per person for Sunday brunch. And at Manhattan prices it was a bargain. It was huge and I was rather disappointed we missed it. So we returned Monday night. They offered a 3 course dinner for... 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 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 having you visit Sunday... More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went with relatives resident in NYC. Friendly reception, shown immediately to table. Great variety of food, something for everyone. Salads, pasta, carvery, fruit etc. All-you-can drink Mimosas($14) were a little weak! Not much ambience, felt a bit like a "pop-up" restaurant. Great value for money!

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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 experience at Brasserie 8 ½ Sunday Brunch . As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words positive (Great Value for money) also negative and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're all very grateful for your patronage and truly... More 

New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Sunday night here is one of my favorite dinners in NYC. Currently, it's BYOB, with no corkage on Sunday and Mon. Also, plenty of free street Parking on Sunday. It's a beautiful space, quiet and comfortable. A reasonable prix fixe. I usually order a salad and either the duck or fish, but the menu is varied, and consistently very good... 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 Sunday Dinner . As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words (Now, my secret is out. But please leave me a table) and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're all very grateful... More 

Brooklyn, New York
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590 reviews
453 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

A neighborhood institution. Good food, good service that won't break the bank. Also, it's been a really long time since I've been to a restaurant where they pour the wine you order into a decanter, NICE TOUCH.

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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 ( A neighborhood institution ) and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward to... More 

Bristol, Tennessee
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116 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I loved my brunch! the restaurant is very welcoming as well. You are greeted upstairs and then you are seated downstairs. The variety of food on the buffer is outstanding, from savory to sweet. In particular, the dessert section deserves attentions. Leave room for all of those wonderful creations! Endless mimosas are also reasonably priced.

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Thank kipa76
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 Sunday Brunch . As the General Manager of the restaurant, it was a pleasure to read your very kind words (“I loved my brunch!) and I wanted to express my sincere thanks. We're all very grateful for your patronage and truly look forward... More 

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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$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
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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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