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Cafe d'Alsace, New York, NY

Cafe d'Alsace

4.7
4.7
3268 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Scenes of Alsace come to the forefront when walking into our upper east side corner jewel. From the curved pewter bar decorated with suspended antique seltzer bottles, to our colorfully tiled floors; our cozy restaurant evokes the essence of Alsace at every turn.

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2 people

22:00


Booked 50 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30–15:30 Mon, Sun 17:00–21:00 Tue–Thu 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:30 Sat, Sun 10:00–15:45
  • Phone number
    (212) 722-5133
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Philippe Roussel
  • Private party facilities
    Looking for a modern and intimate event space for up to 40 guests? Look no further! Our customizable venue is perfect for a range of events, from corporate meetings to small weddings and intimate celebrations. Our team will work with you to create the perfect experience.Contact us today to book your event and make unforgettable memories!
  • Area
    Upper East Side
  • Cross Street
    88th Street
  • Parking Details
    Street parking is available, in addition to several nearby parking garages:Safeway Parking Corporation Garage New YorkParking Garage0.1 mi · 345 East 86th St(212) 410-960324 hoursIcon ParkingParking Garage0.1 mi · 301-329 East 86th St(212) 289-990524 hoursSavoy ParkingParking Garage0.3 mi · 118 East 86th St(212) 831-270024 hours
  • Public Transit
    Q train to 86th Street and Second Avenue . 4/5/6 trains to 86th Street and Lexington Avenue.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 3,268 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

3,268 Reviews
  1. Eponymous76

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The following were excellent; Artesanal Country Board Choucroute Garnie Pork chop Crème Brûlée The chocolate tarte was good. Server was attentive without being intrusive. It wasn’t my first visit to Cafe d’Alsace and it shan’t be my last. Kudos to Chef Rousseau and staff.

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  2. TerryS

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food, service, and decor was excellent. It was impossible to discuss the good food because it was so very noises.

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  3. foodE

    New York City

    53 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    53 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu is varied: interesting, and creative, without being bizarre. The atmosphere is lively, aka somewhat loud, but the wait staff is friendly & attentive.

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  4. Carrie57

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, every table was filled, food comes out hot and perfectly cooked and the drinks are delicious.

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  5. BenO

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of the best places for dinner. On this day we were there for brunch. The crepe soufflé was heavenly.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience both times there. No complaints!!

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  7. WessonA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Bone marrow and duck breast. Doesn't get any better!

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  8. RobertS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a wonderful first experience. I will be coming back

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They have a 3 course lunch special for every day of the week. We had the Chicken Milanese with a salad and chocolate mousse. The service was excellent and the restaurant was beautifully decorated. Would love to go back!

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  10. LauraW

    New York City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I've been a fan of Cafe d'alsace for many years, going back to the early 2000s and have recommended it to many for its delightful ambiance and food. I suggested meeting there yesterday to an old friend and was highly disappointed. Beginning with the inattentive service, I needed to ask for water and then ice several times, to the dry re-toasted bread that was stale tasteless, and from another table! I ordered your omelet maison and received the Lorraine version. I decided not to send it back as we waited for our order for a longer than reasonable time. the french fries were lukewarm. And finally, the chocolate mousse was not mousse but pudding that tasted like it had been removed from a freezer. It was a very disappointing return! {not sure if you have a new chef}? but quite frankly - no excuse for this poor overall review.

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  11. PickyGourmand

    Charleston

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vert good choucroute. nuce waitress. Warm lunch ambience on a cold, drearyFebruary day.

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  12. Gavincho

    New York City

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    No tenía tanta comida alsaciana, la carta era más genérica. La calidad no era sobresaliente. La atención, excelente.

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  13. Steve

    Tampa

    91 reviews

    5.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Seated promptly served quickly. Hot food hot cold food cold. Very good experience.

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  14. Justintyme

    New York City

    217 reviews

    5.0

    217 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cafe D'Alsace consistently delivers! From the food, to the service, to the ambiance, you cannot find a better place to have a meal or celebrate with friends and family.

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  15. joanr

    New York City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server Sarah was the best I’ve had attentive pleasant helpful Loved her

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  16. Michele

    New York City

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Atmosphere. Good Service. Delicious Food. Way too loud. I mean my friend and I could barely hear each other at a booth for 2.

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  17. AlanD

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is always a joyful experience to eat here. The food is predictably excellent. From the staff who greet you, to the superb wait staff, one feels welcome as an old friend.

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  18. bbnyc

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service, and ambiance. A neighborhood treasure. Love sitting at the bar or in a banquette. Great for brunch or dinner.

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  19. MrChuy

    New York City

    182 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    182 reviews

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was lovely. The service was excellent. This was a Valentine’s dinner with a special menu. The choices were expansive and the meal was memorable. We especially enjoyed the cod and the foie gras. Excellent drinks and wine choices.

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  20. Pluti

    New York City

    95 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Lovely brunch - fluffy pancakes Service was just ok Very lively atmosphere

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  21. JudyM

    Richmond

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    a lovely brunch place, excellent and pleasant service

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  22. JeromeK

    New York City

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleased. Food and service excellent. Seated in back dining room, which was very pleasant.

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  23. GarrettP

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent good, but the service was uneven and the temperature inside was boiling

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  24. ThomasA

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place with authentic alsacian food. Service was great especially the Maitre D Lucas!

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  25. CliffL

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very warm and inviting restaurant. Very cool '60's decorated space. Staff were all welcoming and professional. Food was fabulous

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  26. Justintyme

    New York City

    217 reviews

    5.0

    217 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cafe D'Alsace is outstanding! The food is always beautifully presented and delicious, the waitstaff is friendly, professional and attentive and the ambiance is lovely. What more can you ask for?

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  27. jzinn

    New York City

    180 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    180 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a fun night. The service was excellent. They were respectful of our social time but were there when we needed them. The food was delicious, the cocktails lovely.

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  28. MaryR

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for restaurant week. Menu selection was good, food was great

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  29. JOEK

    New York City

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Restaurant week food was much better than expected and a delight

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  30. BarbaraG

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Their brunch menu had a wide variety of choices, including lunch choices, to satisfy anyone. I had a hard time choosing, but had the Lorraine omelet which I really enjoyed. Others at my table had eggs Benedict and they looked excellent and there were a lot of options to pick with them. Service was excellent.

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  31. Tesc

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time there but not the last one for sure!! Great food (classic French indeed!!) great wine selection and on top of all that was the great service!! Everyone were lovely and friendly- definitely worth the visit!

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  32. ElyseT

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were recently there during restaurant week but we have eaten both brunch and dinner numerous times. Food is always fresh and delicious and beautifully prepared. Just one thing: we would love to be presented with more “specials” since we have almost exhausted all our choices from the menu. Although we love the food, we occasionally like to change things up.”

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  33. DiscerningDiner

    New York City

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our first visit to their new location. Very nice decor although not as "French Cafe" charming as the old one. We had the Restaurant Week menu, which had a very nice selection of dishes. Everything was delicious, maybe the pommes frites a little cooler than then should be. Wine list was a bit pricey, especially for a neighborhood restaurant. Friendly, efficient service. We'll be back.

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  34. Pala150

    New York City

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fun place for a meal with friends or family

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  35. StacyR

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    There was a party group making a ton of noise in the beginning, but once they left it was perfect. I teach French and have lived in France a few times, and the food was as good as I had hoped it would be. The service team was excellent. I will be back.

    1 person found this helpful

  36. PamelaS

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal with great food and service.

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  37. BettyW

    New York City

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Cafe D’Alsace seldom disappoints and we introduced two more to this nice neighborhood gem which always serves tasty food and drinks!

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  38. SUSANF

    New York City

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious. I ordered the steak medium rare and it well done. Immediately it was exchanged for the skate which was outstanding The tables are too close to each other Service was spotty although the couple next to us ordered a bottle of champagne and the waiter fawned over him ignoring us. The sausage was delicious

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  39. peeps26

    London

    63 reviews

    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had dinner here during Restaurant Week. My husband had the pheasant sausage with potatoes as an app; I had warm soup. I loved my skate wing. husband had skirt steak and fries. We did the chocolate cake with pistashio ice cream. Ordered a nice bottle of pinot noir from South Africa.

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  40. nancyw

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant week selections were outstanding. The salmon with sorel sauce and leek fondue was exceptional. The prime skirt steak frites was authentically French/ Belgian. Belton and dive salad was Krispy fresh with accent of blue cheese and walnuts. The restaurant is noisy, but energetic, and a very nice crowd of diners

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • 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
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cafe d'Alsace using the Order Online button. Cafe d'Alsace also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 722-5133.

Cafe d'Alsace is rated 4.7 stars by 3268 OpenTable diners.

Cafe d'Alsace does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

22:00


Booked 50 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Cafe d'Alsace

1703 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10128

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    88th Street
  • Area
    Upper East Side
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30–15:30 Mon, Sun 17:00–21:00 Tue–Thu 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:30 Sat, Sun 10:00–15:45
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street parking is available, in addition to several nearby parking garages:Safeway Parking Corporation Garage New YorkParking Garage0.1 mi · 345 East 86th St(212) 410-960324 hoursIcon ParkingParking Garage0.1 mi · 301-329 East 86th St(212) 289-990524 hoursSavoy ParkingParking Garage0.3 mi · 118 East 86th St(212) 831-270024 hours
  • Public Transit
    Q train to 86th Street and Second Avenue . 4/5/6 trains to 86th Street and Lexington Avenue.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+, Middle Eastern
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Philippe Roussel
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 722-5133
  • Private party facilities
    Looking for a modern and intimate event space for up to 40 guests? Look no further! Our customizable venue is perfect for a range of events, from corporate meetings to small weddings and intimate celebrations. Our team will work with you to create the perfect experience.Contact us today to book your event and make unforgettable memories!
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