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Brasserie 8 1/2

Brasserie 8 1/2 is an elegant French restaurant, bar and lounge in Midtown NYC serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch buffet. Private dining & catering available.
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996 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
(996 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 996 reviews
5 stars
(473)
4 stars
(394)
3 stars
(93)
2 stars
(23)
1 star
(13)
Food 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Noise Level
1.7 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • special occasion(421)
  • fit for foodies(379)
  • good for groups(343)
  • great for lunch(262)
  • great for brunch(252)
  • romantic(241)
Brasserie 8 1/2 Reviews List
Review 1 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2015
Special Features: special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 2 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/07/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/07/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/07/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 3 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 4 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/06/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/06/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 5 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 6 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 7 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Went for RW. Wait staff and hostess were excellent. Food was elegant and delicious. Tables were well spaced and conversation was easy. A great find. Didn't have to ask for the RW menu, it was given to us with the regular menu. Will definitely be back."
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2008
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 8 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/02/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, late-night find
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Review 9 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2010
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2010
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 10 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 11 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

EXCELLENT COMPLEX CUISINE, MODERN, GREAT COMFORT

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"HOW DO THEY DO IT? THIS IS A LARGE ROOM, BUT NEVER FEELS CROWDED. THE LEVEL OF THE KITCHEN IS HIGH, UNIFORMLY AND ALWAYS VERY HIGH. THE DISHES ARE COMPLICATED...SO MANY TIMES YOU SAY -- WELL, THAT'S SO MUCH WORK, I'D NEVER EVEN ATTEMPT TO MAKE IT FOR MYSELF. FRESH, DELICIOUS, BALANCED.
ONE OF MY FAVORITE PLACES.
AND PRIVATE ROOMS FOR PARTIES ARE A GREAT WAY TO ENTERTAIN. THE STAFF IS VERY HELPFUL."
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2004
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 12 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

NYC Restaurant Week

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We went on Feb 5, 2016, the last day of Restaurant Week. The place is very attractive and the food was good. I felt the value for the price was very good. I think the steak entrée was the best; I had the duck breast, and while good,. I prefer the entire duck. The short rib was tender but a bit smoky. The appetizers and dessert were delicious. The drink prices were quite low by NY standards. THe drinks were unique and well made.
I would go back to this restaurant."
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, notable wine list
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Review 13 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

food not special but very good service nicesetting

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2006
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2006
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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Review 14 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/05/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 15 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/03/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic
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Review 16 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2013
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 17 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent service the food was very good we liked

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2010
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 18 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/04/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2015
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 19 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 20 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"It was just ok"
Dined on 11/07/2015
 2008
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Review 21 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/04/2016
 2011
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, great for brunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 23 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 2/04/2016
 2010
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2010
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2010
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Review 24 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/04/2016
 2008
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2008
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, fit for foodies
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Review 25 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/03/2016
 2015
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 26 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/02/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2014
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 27 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/03/2016
 2010
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2010
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 28 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/29/2016
 2014
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Review 29 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2012
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 30 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2012
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Review 31 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 32 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

A GEM

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Have had dinner here many times and loved it. Had lunch for first time and it was fab-u-lous! Food and service could not have been better. Kudos to the chef and the dining staff. And what a fabulous room!"
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2012
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 33 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2015
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Review 34 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/28/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2016
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Review 35 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 2/02/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2016
Special Features: special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Review 36 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

consistently great food

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We've been having lunch several times during restaurant week and always enjoyed the great food, the very attentive (but not intrusive) service, the atmosphere and spacey seating in a wonderfully decorated environment. We certainly will be back soon. Thank you!"
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2005
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 37 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Went for restaurant week. Portions were ok, food was average, strange atmosphere, service was very good. Appetizers ordered were chestnut soup which my friend seemed to enjoy and octopus with beans which was just ok. I ordered duck which was not at all seasoned. It needed some sort of sauce, tasted totally bland. I had to add salt and pepper which I never do. It was accompanied by red cabbage which was good and puréed pumpkin was tasty as well. My friend ordered the Bronzino which was small portioned and a little dry. For dessert we had the lemon tart (didn't taste freshly made) and chocolate mousse which were nothing to write home about. Everything was plated nicely and service was good. Overall a bit disappointed. Just ok. Not a memorable meal. Kind of expected that the few things that were offered for restaurant week would be close to perfect so people would choose to return. That was not the case."
Dined on 2/04/2016
 2007
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Review 38 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We enjoyed the Sunday brunch. Lots of selection. Our group of five came out very satisfied."
Dined on 6/21/2015
 2007
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Review 39 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/01/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 40 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/01/2016
 2014
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 41 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/03/2016
 2011
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 2/03/2016
 2011
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Review 42 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/27/2016
 2012
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Review 43 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

great services and foods

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic
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Review 44 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 2/01/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2016
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 45 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 46 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 47 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2016
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 48 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/31/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2016
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 49 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Disappointing

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"We were regulars at the (sadly) now closed Brasserie on 53d Street and so decided to give this place a try as it is part of the same group (Patina). A recent dinner there, however, was quite disappointing. The food was mediocre and the service was inexcusably incompetent. One example: An order for a glass of Pinot Noir produced a white wine. When queried, the server disappeared for a while, came back with no wine, and confessed he was confused - evidently he had misunderstood our request for an Oregon Pinot Noir as applying to an (unidentified) Bourgogne white on the winelist. And it went downhill from there. We will spare readers the rest of the gory details except to say to the management - our minds are still open but you will seriously need to up your game to hold on to these Brasserie refugees!"
Dined on 1/31/2016
 2006
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Review 50 for Brasserie 8 1/2
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 2/01/2016
 2016
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2016
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Spacious yet some cheap chairs. Services excellent."
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2016
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