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Posted by Julie on 09/21/2006
I took my mom here during restaurant week and was quite pleased with it. Everything my mom and I got were all good and we were savoring every taste from the appetizer to the entree to the dessert. I got skate (which was one of the best tasting skate meals I have found in NYC) and a warm chocolate cake which was SO good! It seems like a very 'posh' place to eat @ and very trendy. The architecture and design of the interior is DEF something to see. When I went through the doors and looked into the restaurant, I felt like I stepped into a restaurant scene from "Sex & the City" show. I am not from New York City and this restaurant is the epitome of what I would think of for a NYC restaurant. I was VERY happy overall and would DEF consider going back!
Posted by Lucas on 09/08/2006
I work close by and often meet friends after work at Brasserie. We sit at the bar, have a few drinks and often order food. It has a very friendly, knowledgeable bartending staff that makes good drinks according to your specifications. It is not so crowded and loud; you can actually have a conversation. For food, its trout is good. If you are hungry, try its rib eye; I've never seen a bigger chunk of meat for that kind of price.
Posted by Westsider58 on 04/04/2006
The Chocolate Beignets never disappoint. They are warm donut-like pastries filled with a little chocolate, topped with powdered sugar. The Beignets are accompanied by 2 dips- vanilla/caramel ice cream and melted chocolate. Their ribeye steak is juicy when cooked at medium rare. And, Brasserie's prize is the venison which resembles a juicy steak. It is accompanied by Gnoochi Di Paris which is fluffy flour, potato, and seasoned balls that compliment the game tastefully. The venue is modern, dimly lit, and club-like. The music is awful, very slow and nearly put my friends to sleep. SIMPLY PUT: the food takes awhile to come, but in the end it is worth it. Delicious food, modern venue, bad music.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/01/2006
I ate here recently for breakfast and it was superb. I enjoyed eggs benedict with roesti potatoes. The eggs were magnificent with the lightest Hollandaise I've experienced. Simply delicious! The potatoes were very good, but were not roesti. In Germany, roesti is like a potato pancake made with grated potato, Brasserie's were more like Potatoes Anna -- very good too, but not what I expected.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/30/2005
Gee -- aloof wait staff in a quasi-trendoid setting? In Manhattan? Who would have thunk it? We stopped in for a late-night supper and had a blast. The room itself is worth the price of admission -- a weird collision of space-age 60s and Art Deco in a miniaturized airplane hangar, with a staircase that Astaire could dance down and a backlit bar that reminded me of The Shining. The menu was standard urban fare at standard urban prices, resulting in standard (good not great) results. But the kitchen is now being taken over by a new chef, and a new menu is supposed to be in place in early 06. We'll be back to try it out -- but definitely after 10 p.m., after all the whiners are gone.
Posted by Fred R. on 12/24/2005
The last time I ate at the Brasserie, before tonight, was in the late 1980's. Today I can say time has passed it by. The atmosphere can only be described as "noisy 1990s Noah?s ark". The menu has all the style and excitement of a laundry mat's list of does and don'ts; you've seen it a million times somewhere before and if you never saw it again it would be too soon. Prices are high, food is mediocre and service is as disengaged as the d?cor.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/03/2005
Went here for restaurant week dinner and the service was poor. It took 30 min for the waiter to take our orders, the wait staff didn't know which dishes were ordered by which diner, the steak was too well done and came with mashed potatoes instead of pomme frites as described, and they also got the desserts orders wrong! I have been here before several times when it was not restaurant week, and although the service has never been outstanding, this was appalling.