Gaby Brasserie Française

4.3
687 reviews
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French
Top tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Good for a Date
Described as one of the top New York French restaurants, Gaby blends classic French cuisine with an American twist. Indulge in our De-Light menu where you will find low calorie three course meals. Can't decided what you want to eat? Try one of our 30-minute meals served Bento Box-style. Accompany your meal with an extensive worldwide wine selection introduces a flight program for you to discover different grape varieties. Our artisanal cheeses and mini desserts creations are the highlights for an after dinner treat. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at this renowned New York dining spot or simply unwind at Gaby Bar .
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L
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good place for breakfast and/or a business meeting.

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a
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fast and friendly service. Delicious food. Highly recommended

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I
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Would definitely recommend The Gaby Brasserie. The dinner was great. I have dietary restrictions and they were very accommodating. Great service all round.

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T
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall 1Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I used a $20 reward for my meal. Before the reward the bill was $93.66. The bill after the reward was $73.66. I left a $16 tip. When I got my credit card statement, I was charged $109.66.

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C
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A mini reunion

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e
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 4

So disappointed. We have had brunch here a few times. The menu on the website had not changed but it is a different menu at the restaurant with less brunch choices and more expensive. So sorry because this is such a nice place to meet friends. Quiet enough to be able to have a conversation without yelling to be heard and the food was always delicious. This time the eggs in the eggs Benedict were over cooked, no loose yolks.

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B
San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

We dropped in for a 6:00pm dinner on a Saturday. Place was not near full which was nice as it was very quiet and peaceful. Menu is standard French Brasserie. Dishes were well executed did not show much creative flair. We did have the Pre-Fixe menu which is a very reasonable $39. Prices are generally fair and reasonable. Service was good and friendly.

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j
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 2

This was overpriced and the food was very poor. Great disappointment. Not all bad - Waitstaff was very very nice.

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MY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food 👌. We ordered duck brest, scallops and got desert for the house!

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ML
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Service was excellent. Would go back. Was a good deal with the travel zoo voucher I had. The food was good and the staff attentive.

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PL
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on 5 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice pre-theater. Varied menu, good service. Not as chaotic as many pre-theater places. Overall a very pleasant experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We were there for the set-price brunch and we think it was a good value for Midtown. The appetizer of fried green tomatoes with goat cheese and tomato-bacon jam was absolutely delicious: a real treat for the mouth. The avocado toast of the day with crab salad tasted very fresh, was chock full of crab, and was very good. The main dish of eggs, sausage and potatoes was delicious and well cooked. The eggs Benedict were good, but not great. The eggs were slightly over cooked - the difference between a soft yolk and a runny one- and the Hollandaise sauce was too lemony. The service was excellent and the overall experience was was great. I would not hesitate to go there again.

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a
New England
4 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

The food was pretty good and a good value to choose the prix fixe menu. We added an appetizer of grilled octopus, but it was not stellar! A bit tough and perhaps frozen.
The waiter was excellent, though he might have mentioned that my martini was going to cost 24$!! A bit steep .....
But, overall a good experience and enjoyable with attentive service , good food and value.

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PL
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Very nice for pre-theater. Not as frantic as most others. Nice menu with wide variety. Pleasant, accommodating service.

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M
Las Vegas
30 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is my go to restaurant for business breakfasts or lunches. Hi quality food and service. They never say no to any request. Carrot juice, yes sir. Almond milk for your French Press, yes sir. I'm good for once or twice a month at Gaby's whenever I travel to NYC.

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d
New England
45 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Dissapointed to learn that the restaurant was inside a Sofitel Hotel. Not what we expected. While the pre theater menu was a good value, the Albariño wine we selected was priced at $67 when the App Vivino suggested the price to be $15.99 - not a mark up I find acceptable.

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W
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A delightful experience with excellent food. Our reservation was early, so the noise level was quite low, but had the feeling that even at full capacity the ambience would be pleasant. The wait staff was knowledgeable and efficient.

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l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 May 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

The appetizers were horrible, we should have sent them back at that moment. I ordered the Burrata , it was NOT fresh. It was pre-made and refrigerated, therefore, the burrata cheese was hard, the bread was soggy. My colleague ordered the grilled octopus, it was not cooked well. He said it was also gray color. He thought it was fine and ate it. Unfortunately he got sick from it and didn't feel well for 2 days.

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ML
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 8 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Gaby is my go to before theater matinee lunch place. The location is awesome. The staff are cordial and prompt. Le dejeuner est tres bon! Merci

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CF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 5 May 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Décors défraîchi, banquettes sales, cuisine quelconque mais accueil sympathique.

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NY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

This was a great place for a quiet dinner prior to a Broadway show. The theater prix fixe menu provided excellent choices and the food was very well prepared. The house bottle of wine was also attractively priced. A HUGE plus for our group of 4 (mature diners) was the QUIET of the room. How wonderful to be able to enjoy our conversation together. In all, it would be hard to find a better overall value than this Gaby Brasserie experience.
Foodwise: we LOVED the fried green tomatoes, the filet mignon with vegetables (a reasonable additional cost), and the right-sized cheesecake dessert.

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

This place deserves a 4+ (very few places are truly outstanding in my book.) I searched for someplace quiet near Grand Central and this place fit the bill. It definitely exceeded expectations. Son had prix fix dinner which was a great value and he loved it. Will definitely be back if we need something in that area.

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NN
New England
50 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

No napkins. No teaspoons. Menus left on table. Too much rush, no attention to quality. No fault to the kitchen, food was good.

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LV
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My first visit but it won't be my last. We had a quiet table in the back with excellent food and service.

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s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 24 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food. Great service. Can’t wait to go again

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SD
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great place and value if you choose the Pre-Theatre menu --- I would go back again!

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g
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 15 March 2019
Overall 2Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

Poor seating choice. We were out right next to two people who were taking extremely loud even though there were plenty of seating elsewhere in the restaurant. Service was sub par and the food was just okay

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Croissants anywhere. Always a good experience for breakfast here.

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MK
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Good food, prompt service and very good value. Perfect for a pre-theater dinner

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OT
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food and staff were excellent and treated my girlfriend like a queen for her birthday

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G
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 4Ambience 1

Dreary setting with mediocre food. Service was fine

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JM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Always a good meal at Gaby's with top rate service. Excellent spot to meet friends where you can actually talk to them. Good value prix fix options for pre-theater. Excellent choice for a business/interview lunch. A little quiet for dinner but still just as good as lunch if you don't mind not having a large crowd.

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k
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The wait staff was superior, Nick the waiter was personable and professional. The manager Tim, was enjoyable and engaging.
The food was spot on and delicious, my conplimants to the chef.

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CC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Excellent service, delicious brunch and good value.

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JD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 3Ambience 2

Food average at most. With all the choices in NYC, poor choice. We knew when we walked in and we were only reservation. Restaurant nearly empty on a Friday night

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AC
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The steak was very delicious. We went there for a birthday celebration and they gave a free dessert. Great experience and will go back.

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TS
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Nice quiet French restaurant that I love for breakfast. Great French press coffee...excellent pastries...good service...and best of all, quiet. You can have a real conversation.

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CM
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 3

I mistakenly doubled tipped the waiter. Obviously he kept his mouth shout but I’m not coming to this place again

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PJ
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Really nice place to eat in the Sofitel hotel - chic décor, excellent dinner menu, and quiet. Food choices were varied, well presented and delicious. My only disappointment was the extremely high mark up on the wines.

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H
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A little gem in the hotel. We did not realize this was the restaurant week. We got a great deal. A nice place to a casual meal with a friend.

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