Gaby Brasserie Française

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$31 to $50
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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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JP
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

+ Convenient location for Theatre District.
+Attractive modern decor with high ceilings and spacious seating.
+ Dishes are seasonal, attractively presented and delicious!
+ Service is warm and gracious.

This venue is fairly new and doesn't seem to have the PR push of most new NY restaurants of its caliber, which may account for why it isn't as difficult to make a reservation, or as frenetically crowded, as other restaurants in the area, which, IMHO, are not as pleasant and have less enticing food.

- Restrooms are hard to locate deep in the basement.
- Prices are, well, consistent with NY Theatre District. Not a bargain, but not outrageous.

JS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food and servise were exceptional! The duck breast was melting in my mouth, a coctail was perfectly created and served, and a chocolate cake for dessert was very delicious with rich cacao/chocolate taste! Just perfect spot to have wonderful dinner and have a conversation with your guest(s) .

PM
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food was ok, not great but not bad either. The service however is excellent.

LH
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

I meet stayed at the Hotel for our anniversary weekend where this restaurant is located. The bar had tasty fried Oysters and enjoyable drinks The bartender was professional and welcoming, when we decided to hang there until check in. The restaurant pre- theatre menu was decent as was wait staff. The breakfast was ok nothing special; the hostess’s behavior on Saturday am 9/27 made me feel unwelcome. Acted as if talking to us and accommodating our wishes for a table not directly in front of the /door/ hostess station was too much. It was 8:30 am and not crowded, at all. Finally gave us a new table, but placed the menu down very firmly in the new table and would not speak to us . Just walked away without a word, yet later I noticed how she welcomed others differently. Maybe a bit of diversity/ inclusiveness/ implicit bias or self awareness training would help. I would stay at the hotel and visit the bar again. It’s unlikely I would eat at the restaurant because of this experience

MR
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Very average restaurant. Plenty in the theater district that are better.

MW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was perfect, they remembered to include a birthday cake with a candle just from the open table request, very impressive, will be back again many times

ML
Las Vegas
16 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

As usual, service and food were spot-on

a
Miami
34 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waiter was exceptional. The food was delicious and we were able to sit for quite awhile visiting with a relative.

N
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice ambience, great service and very good food!

SP
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We ate there when the restaurant was nearly empty and it was delightful. I got the striped sea bass, which was served with asparagus and a side of clams with chorizo sausage. All were delicious, but the sea bass was memorably so. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

KP
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Really wanted to like this place based on the reviews and the proximity to my office. Went for a Monday business lunch so maybe not the best time to comment. The environment was nice, and the service was fine. Had the burrata nd tomato salad to start and it was disappointing - I may not have read the menu properly but the tomatoes were essentially 'stewed' and not the fresh tomatoes I was expecting. The burrata itself was fine. Main course salmon was way over-cooked - it had an excellent 'crust' but was done at least medium-well - the server hadn't asked our doneness preference but I would expect the default would be medium-rare - I finished it, but it was very dry and disappointing, especially given the good flavor of the exterior.

F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

I would recommend this place however I will not be returning. I had a great experience while dining but after I had to deal with a double charge issue on my card. I called four different times and spoke to 4 different people/managers regarding the issue and no one called me back, it became so frustrating until finally on my 5th day of calling Mathew manager took my call and was very helpful in finding out what exactly happened and resolved the double charge issue. He was very apologetic and understood my frustration. Offered round of drinks if I came back, but unfortunately I will not be, once I'm put off by poor customer service I do not go back to that place. It's all about how one handles a situation and in this case it was the waiters error and it took a long time to resolve. Thank you.
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C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Stated that we had a voucher upon arrival however, we were told after we ordered and received that we couldn't use it. I was still okay with the price, because we no problem. Only hopped the food was a little better. The service was really nice, however my entree was cold. I asked for a medium steak, it was cooked unevenly. A few pieces were well done and the remaining medium well. Paid for dessert but we did'nt stay to have it because we were running late to a Broadway show. I work around the corner so I will return and update my second visit soon.

DH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was unexpectedly excellent. Very quiet. Perfect for lunchtime conversation!

OT
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Ambiance, service, food were all superb!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Great food, good portions for RW, recommend!

DH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best business breakfast in New York - elegant, delicious, quiet, and centrally located!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

My friend and I went for the lunch during the restaurant week. The omelet was terrible. And the Crepe was a disaster. The service was perfect though.

JR
1 review
Dined on 30 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

loved the duck...great service...elegant lunch dining in west midtown and value on restaurant week...

OT
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Food was prepared wrong several times.. they finally got it right after the third time but lunch turned out to be over 2hours. Severs where nice though which is a plus and not their fault the Kitchen kept messing up

GL
Miami
20 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We had a wonderful lunch there during NYC Restaurant Week. Excellent selection of items; items we ordered were wonderful

NC
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

Food was really good and well prepared/presented--unfortunately my steak was overcooked. And the service was OK despite bringing the wrong dessert. Quality restaurant on what I assume was an off-night.

NM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Terrific place for lunch or dinner -- consistently excellent food in good ambience and not so well-known so never crowded

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Great place to go before theatre -- not overcrowded and the food was good. My creme brule was not as good as most, but the main entree was quite tasty. Service was excellent.

PC
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good place for breakfast and/or a business meeting.

a
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fast and friendly service. Delicious food. Highly recommended

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.

T
Washington DC
26 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.

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.

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.

j
Philadelphia
8 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.

MY
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

ML
New York Area
64 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.

PL
New York Area
28 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.

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.

a
New England
6 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.

PL
New York Area
28 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.

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.

d
New England
49 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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