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Posted by Anonymous on 10/03/2008
Cafe d'Alsace has incredible food, simply the best French brunch I've had in or outside of France. My boyfriend and I eat here with some regularity (once a month or so) and admittedly go before the crowds around 9:30-10am. But the service we receive is unparalleled. Our waiter remembers both our food and drink orders. He even remembered that last time we stopped by we were heading to the Met afterwards. Amazing. If you go during high-brunch time expect to wait and expect the service to be less than stellar, but the food will be amazing. Or go early, beat the crowds and enjoy the best food with the best service. YUM!
Posted by Anonymous on 07/23/2008
When crowded the service is non-existent. Even when not crowded. Too many times I get frustrated and twice I have sent food back. Bread baskets and water never get refilled. Sometimes you get no bead basket and you have to ask for one. The reason I keep going back is the sensational omelettes but too often you get 5 or 6 fries only, at other times a correct portion, you ask for fries and you get a double green salad and no fries, you ask for a goat cheese omelette which is superb when there is enough goat cheese but too often you get a teaspoonof goat cheese and the rest tomatoes. The last time I went , I sent the omelette back and cancelled the entire order. It's terribly unpredictable and the noise level is very very very high when it is crowded.you can't hear yourself talk. Too bad, because when done right, the omelettes are the best in New York.
Posted by Loved it! on 07/14/2008
I have been here multiple times for lunch and dinner and it NEVER disappoints. The wait staff and servers are very pleasant and the food is very good. I have tried everything from their delicious roasted chicken salad, sandwiches, meat and fish entrees. It is by far one of the best French Bistro's I have been to in Manhattan. I have also had the opportunity to see famous Chef's here....if it's good enough for them..it's good enough for me.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/25/2008
You want attitude, you can have all you can eat of it here. Young lady who took our reservation (recognized voice) said we weren't on "list." For this place? She must've not known what a reservation was because she seemed to have taken something. Anyway, hour wait in bar and we two got very hungry and then seated. Escargot appetizer OK but it's supposed to be garlickyNOT. Simple steak frite was messed up rare was brown on the inside. Tiny piece of shoe leather. Fries were soggy., and few. FRee range chicken was undercookedbig no no. to undercook poultry. Waitress never came back after taking order. WAter never refilled. Granted it was busy Saturday night, but no excuse. To top this horror off, this place is overpriced. If you've got bucks to blow, don't care about the food and just want to make their "list" and be seen at this scene, go there by all means. We won't ever again.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/08/2008
Love this little place, we can always count on it for a consistently nice experience. Food is always if not great, but pretty good, and the people are just so sweet. I recommend sitting at the bar! Their oxtail and cassoulets are the best, so comforting and delicious and i also highly recommend their duck. The only bad note is the chopped kobe steak though, not much more than a wad of burger meat.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/10/2008
A friend and I went there for brunch and although it took a few minutes to even get menus once seated, the food was excellent. I had poached eggs, breakfast potatoes. Great coffee too. My friend omelette was awesome. Friendly service, got the food quickly. A little pricey but I would go back!
Posted by Laura on 05/09/2008
This was my second time here for brunch and it just keeps getting better and better! I was there with a party of 4 and all of us had nothing but great reviews on the food. I had the Croque Madame which was seriously so delicious, but the Brunch basket stole the show....best croissants I've had in a long time- delicious all around and highly recommended.