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Brasserie 8 1/2
Cuisine: European, French, Fusion
Price Range: $$$
Even the grand staircase at its location in the Solow Building will spin your head at this highly rated French dining spot called Brasserie 8 1/2. Yet prices are affordable for this Midtown west... Read More
Even the grand staircase at its location in the Solow Building will spin your head at this highly rated French dining spot called Brasserie 8 1/2. Yet prices are affordable for this Midtown west locale just steps west of Fifth Avenue: prix-fixe lunches cost $29 and dinner, $42, making it a high-quality, sophisticated option. The Sunday feature is an all-you-can-eat Buffet Brunch albeit a refined one. Priced at $34, kids under 10, $16; add $17 for Endless Mimosas and you have enough. Beyond the endless array of omelettes, a crepe station, seafood bar with ceviche, a carving table, the buffet definitely speaks to diners with a French accent. Salads are crisp, fresh and inviting, but do save room for dessert, at last count a dozen pies, cakes, and cookies topped the tables.
- Best for Buffet Because: The Patina Restaurant Group owns other NYC favorites in landmark locations: The Sea Grill, Rock Center Cafe, Naples 45, Brasserie 8 1/2 won't disappoint.
- Best for Brunch Because: Arrive at 11 AM for the top picks and a good table at the buffet brunch but do save room for dessert. Consider the crab and BYOB Sundays and Mondays.