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Cafe d'Alsace

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Upper East Side
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1695 2nd Ave, Southwest Corner 88th and 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY 10128-3219 (88th Street)
+1 212-722-5133
10:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon 10:30 - 23:00
Tue - Fri 10:30 - 00:00
Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This has become our restaurant of choice when meeting and dining with American relations, approximately every three months. A very enjoyable and relaxed lunch, accompanied by good wine by the glass and excellent Bronx pale ale. Very good value fixed priced 3 course lunch, with plenty of French inspired variety. Superb hosting by Brenda and David

Thank KenFoulger
Level Contributor
15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I frequent this little restaurant because I've never had a disappointing experience. The place is seemingly always busy whether its Sunday Brunch, a late lunch or a dinner. The seating is a bit close but overall there is much to like about the Café. On our last visit I had the Baeckeoffle, a very traditional Alsatian one pot dish of... More 

Thank William R
London, United Kingdom
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164 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Two Onion Soup & two Pates for starters and they were delicious. A good start to the meal. I had the chicken which was lovely and moist. The others had lamb shank, steak frites and fish and there wasn't much left on the plates. All in all a good evening and nice food. This place ain't cheap so be aware... More 

Thank Gavin O
Suffern, New York
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114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This is a small restaurant with a bit of noise but not so much that you cannot carry on a conversation. Service was friendly and efficient and the atmosphere inviting. The wine list is lengthy and comprehensive. i was able to get Gewurtaminer by the glass which I don't generally see. Our party ordered the pan seared Scottish salmon, Grilled... More 

Thank Steven K
Rome, Italy
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19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

I went for a late dinner after work, I sat at the bar, the bartender was engaging and nice, the French onion soup was so good, served with warm soft cheese bread.. it's a must to try. I will definitely go again and try more food.

Thank cittadin0delmond084
Kinnelon, NJ
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90 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We enjoyed a nice dinner out in this neighborhood restaurant (and would consider it also worth a trip if you're not from the neighborhood). The feel of the place is very french bistro-like and the food is enjoyable. There were a number of families, so definitely kid friendly. As the evening went on the noise level increased, which might be... More 

Thank Traveltroel
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

A great evening out diminished only by the "energetic" noise level. A small restaurant with an active bar. But the best steak tartare I've ever had. Daughter had the Bouillabaisse and enjoyed it as did my wife enjoy the oxtail dish. I had the Baeckeoffe and it wasn't to my taste but it appeared to be prepared well. I would... More 

Thank Charles L
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67 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

the restaurant is french style. the room is not very big so it is needed booking. the service is really good. the food was really good and great size! I recommend steak tartar and pesto spagetti. the experience was very nice. a lot of attention from waiters and nice details. the french frites potatoes was amazing with diferent sauces. the... More 

Thank Sitohaus
Goleta, California
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157 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Perhaps the chef was having a bad night or maybe we chose the wrong dishes but the food was disappointly ordinary. Best dish was the side of spinach. Restaurant was crowded.

Thank blamboley
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

We have been there for Sunday Brunches and for a weeknight dinner. Excellent menu. The food has always been great. The food was well prepared and well served. Some noise, but not so much that you couldn't hear others at the table.

Thank Eric G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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