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Brasserie Cognac East

4.7
998 reviews
$31 to $50
French
Restaurateurs Vittorio Assaf and Fabio Granato brought their love for French culture and cuisine to New York City by giving the Big Apple an authentic slice of France when they opened Brasserie Cognac de Monsieur Ballon in April 2008. The Brasserie style menu combines French classics. Guests can choose to dine in the outdoor sidewalk café, classic main dining room, lively bar/lounge or the private Cognac Room as they enjoy meals complimented by over 85 varieties of cognac and a gorgeous wine list including first-growth Bordeaux and Burgundies and an extensive wine by the glass list.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 998 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipEmily
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Warm and friendly staff in a cute setting. A great neighborhood spot.

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vipMart
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and friendly service. Looking forward to next time!

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vipmichy
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated a Father's Day brunch early with the family including our 18 month old grandson. Everyone was so attentive not only our needs and requests but his as well. Staff was so nice and service was impeccable. The food was delicious and I have to say that the tuna tartar is by far the best especially since I think no restaurant can beat the tuna tartar is from Jean George. We had the tomato tart, omelettes, avocado toast and the chicken salad,...all was delicious. Little touches such as dried lavender along the sidewalk for outdoor dining are all those special touches that make your dining experience special. We will most certainly be back many times!!!

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FreddyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really Superb, very friendly waiters, very attentive, one thing I like (and do not get it in most restaurants) was the fresh Knifes and Forks with each course, something that is not acted on in most American restaurants, being from Europe this was appreciated. Who wants to eat a fish course and then have to use the same knife and fork to say eat a meat course, the food was reasonably prices for a good restaurant in New York City, and we could understand the 10% surcharge to help keep the staff safe. Would certainly return again.
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vipBuns
San Francisco
68 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Disappointing—chicken dry and over cooked. Lack luster service. Will not return.

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vipacc2014
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Service was fast and outdoor set up was cute, but I was disappointed with the menu: it's supposed to be a French restaurant but there are just a few French options, and the quality was just ok. I felt like dining in a touristic brasserie close to Eiffel Tour which, as most know, are of poor quality.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Drinks , food and service all 100%

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Chloe
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cognac has a charming atmosphere, good food, and gracious service. It is relaxed and conducive to conversation.

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vipshadim
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The muscles were OK, the french fries limp, the Sancerre excellent. The service could have been more attentive. It took a long time to get the waiter's attention to order dessert.

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vipLZCT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall1food2service5ambience5

Wonderful setting outdoors and wonderful service. Running out of almost everything on the menu at 8pm is unacceptable. No specials. Why bother going here?

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vipLincoln
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food - awesome- crispy french fries- steak perfect- excellent waiter

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vipMimi
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 14 June 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Service was slow and somewhat missing yesterday. Usually it's very good.

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vipartsygal
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 13 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to this restaurant several times and it’s always excellent! The outdoor seating is lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Customer service is outstanding and the food offerings are delicious!

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vipBuss1
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Onion soup was not what I recalled Nd not up to par

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MEVISITOR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Pleasant lunch surroundings. Tasty food

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vipDbf22
New York Area
148 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite and always great

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Other than the A/C did not work, my neighborhood restaurant experience was fine

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Maryirene
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently great service and food. Love the outdoor dining here, even in the rain.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Hi gotten very expensive for very small portions

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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vipbillk
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Souffle!!!
snails!!!
service!!!

3 big "S" get lots of Stars

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful eating outdoors on 70th St. Actually prefer to eating indoors!

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vipDbf22
New York Area
148 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far best outdoor dining on the Upper East Side. Not to mention the outstanding staff and delicious food!!!

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Randi
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Consistently good food! They are doing a great job with COVID compliance.

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KarenM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely spaces inside and outside, and wonderful service - would definitely come here again.

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vipElsololobo
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 3 June 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. Chicken was dry but every other meal I’ve had has been excellent. Order chocolate soufflé with entree

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 2 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service and delicious food.

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vipBerta
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting for outdoor seating - great service - great food!

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vipFoodlover1
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good neighborhood cafe for all-day dining, executed with quiet attention to taste and presentation. Service very good too!

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vipJacquesP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Poor training of staff - appetizer plates left on table when main courses arrived - no runner to remove old ones. No water glass refill. Menus not picked up after ordering dessert. Everyone meant well and were very polite - it's a failure of training.

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vipJayo
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always terrific! We had a late dinner after a super-boring day of filing and sorting old paperwork, so it was a relief to get out. We opted to eat outside in the very attractive street space on a beautiful night. This is one of my neighborhood go-to’s and it never disappoints. Staff is friendly and competent.

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Claiborne
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate outside, so ambiance and noise are difficult to define in that case. But they have made it difficult to see the cars because of the structure and there is plenty of plexiglass in that area to block noise and conversations. A wonderful slice of old Upper East Side New York City, an XKE convertible was parked nearby.

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vipOne2Go
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on 24 May 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pleasant neighborhood bistro- just a bit expensive

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TerryK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, great food and service. Good outdoor set-up.

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vipanthropoligist
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A neighborhood comfortable experience,good food,good service and an extensive wine list

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vipLincoln
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food; outstanding service- perfect!

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vipGlobalWoman
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great meal!

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Edward
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on 16 May 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely space. Somewhat tasteless burgers and sprouts. Terrific service.

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RafalC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, hoped the flambeed Filet mignon would be flambeed at the table which was disappointing. Customer service was excellent. Drinks were delicious too. Would go back.

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You can order delivery directly from Brasserie Cognac East using the Order Online button. Brasserie Cognac East also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Brasserie Cognac East also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 249-5100.

Brasserie Cognac East is rated 4.7 stars by 998 OpenTable diners.

Brasserie Cognac East does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.brasseriecognac.com/store/gift-cards/#digital-gift-cards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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