Consistently delicious food! Perfectly prepared and presented. Love the cocktails too!
Good food and service. Large portions. Everything I expected
Cafe d’Alsace is a favorite for me and for a good part of the neighborhood. This was the first time in almost a year we had dinner there and, while crowded in a “lively” room, the food really was outstanding. We had a variety of dishes ranging from Sea Bass, Scallops, and Salmon. It was all nicely prepared with the typical presentation found these days in better restaurants. Highly recommended!
Excellent restaurant. We were a group of 6 + baby and sat at the lovely oval table toward the back of the restaurant for an early 5:30 reservation on a Saturday night. Our waiter was EXCELLENT and knowledgable with the menu. He was even able to help us get some pasta + butter cooked for the baby. He recommended an excellent white wine that everyone loved. The food was BEYOND delicious! Some highlights were the scallops, the salmon + lentils, the chopped salad, and the duck. We were also celebrating a birthday and received a plate of warm (delicious) mixed cookies on the house. HOW THOUGHTFUL. We honestly couldn't have had a better time and will be returning soon. All around 5 star experience!
We love the servers at our neighborhood go-to spot!
Excellent roast chicken, and excellent risotto with butternut squash.
For many years Café d'Alsace has been a favorite, and for many years they have not managed to reduce the noise level to a manageable level, even when the restaurant is crowded and the windows are open. This would be a huge improvement, so that diners can carry on a conversation.
After having dinner here prior to a lecture at the 92nd Street Y, I wished we’d allotted more time to fully experience the menu’s offerings. My Manhattan was great, for starters. My wife and I went with the pre-theater menu, which offered plenty of options. The pheasant sausage appetizer, served over sauerkraut, tasted freshly homemade, with nut and mushroom bits (if I got that right) embedded in the sausage, making it multidimensionally savory. After that I was slightly sad I didn’t order something more adventurous than a burger—as fresh and satisfying and cooked to order as it was. The ambience is early-mid 20th century brasserie, appropriately enough. Service was excellent—attentive, but not the least bit intrusive. I look forward to the next opportunity to have dinner there—maybe the farmhouse chicken.
My fish was excellent but overpriced at $42 for a casual place; as well, the wine by the glass of $15 was quite expensive relative to the place and quality of wine options. This is a neighborhood bistro, not a destination restaurant. The chopped salad appetizer was tasteless.
We were very happy with our meal. The price point was reasonable, the waitstaff professional and attentive. Portions perfect without leftovers which we prefer. The somm guided us to an Albert Boxler pinot noir that paired perfectly with my husband's mussels as well as my soft shelled crab special.
When traveling, it is always great to find a neighborhood off the beaten track!
We had the salmon and roasted chicken. Both were very tasty and well presented dishes. They have a very good selection of wines. Attentive service.
Great evening dining outside and the food was excellent.
Delicious cuisine with a pretty diverse menu of meat, seafood and veggie dishes. We ordered and loved the grilled asparagus appetizer, the duck duo, the burger d’alsace and the steak. Cocktail menu had some fun drink selections. Outdoor seating options on a corner makes for great people watching.
Love. Food so good. Getting a bit too expensive especially appetizers.
2 appetizers, 4 entrees and one bottle red wine = $300. That’s a lot.
Better keep up the high standard of food.
Ate outdoors. Lovely night. Food was very good. Great salmon and chicken. One friend had a hamburger which was gigantic but he managed to finish it. Again very good. Prices are what you expect in NYC but they get you on appetizers that seem a bit pricey. Wine by the glass (pinot noir) was quite good for wine by the glass. This place is dependably good.
We will return
Too hot. No air conditioning
Great place. Authentic Alsacian bistro. Great traditional and varied menu. Food excellent. Wine and beer list outstanding. Consistent over the years.
Outdoor for 1:30 pm Lunch, Which Was Very Good. Mediterranean Sandwich and French Omelet.
I enjoyed lunch with a friend. We sat outside on a lovely summer day. We both had the beet salad and sea bass for entrees. Great care was taken with the meal preparation. All of the food tasted very fresh and there were many subtle flavors.
I would return in a heartbeat. The service was also very friendly and we were not rushed.
I had a business lunch during Restaurant Week. The food 2as attractively served and well-prepared. The service was excellent. I will definitely return to this restaurant.
I’ve already recommended it to neighbors. This special week was a great way for me to try a new restaurant and to see the regular menu. I’ll be back!
This might be the best burger in the city. Wow.
Cafe d'Alsace offered the setting for a wonderful evening with old friends, celebrating not 1 but 2 birthdays, that included a generous Restaurant Week menu selection. Everything from the appetizers (Beet Salad, Salmon Tartare, Lentil Soup) to the entrees (Mussels, Bass, Skate) to the desserts (Molten Hazelnut Chocolate Cake, Apricot Crème Brulle) was fresh, delicious, nicely portioned and presented. In addition, we were given a complimentary tray of petite madeleines, butter cookies, and tea pies in celebration of the birthday ladies, which was a very nice touch! Gunner, our waiter, provided excellent service and recommendations. We were well taken care from the start - given a perfect interior corner table right by the open doors and allowed to eat, drink, chat and laugh to our heart’s content. A wonderful evening at Café d’Alsace, indeed. Merci beaucoup!
My boyfriend and I went for lunch during restaurant week. The food was great, but we were in for a surprise when we got the check. Each meal was supposed to be $26 each (which should cover a two course meal), but instead the bill was around $80. Their restaurant week is very deceiving. We got a starter, two entrees and a dessert. Apparently you can’t chose dessert as one of your courses and if you get the steak it’s an extra $12. We thought the waiter should have at least pointed it out to us, as it was an additional cost. Instead we got saddled with a bill that was much more than we expected. Be wary folks!!!
Food was mediocre but service was very good. Will not return
Staff was courteous and friendly. Waiter was attentive and took care of our every need. The food was good. We sat outside enjoying good conversation and people watching.
I have eaten at this restaurant several times. I was really looking forward to having its Steak frites this week. The steak was so tough, I could barely cut it with the steak knife and could not chew it so I could swallow it. I told the waiter and he immediately apologized and presented a menu so I could order something else. I chose their cheeseburger. I ordered it medium and it arrived after a very long time cooked less than rare. I could not eat this very rare burger. I again asked the waiter to help. The same burger was cooked again and presented with a the same fries. Something is not right with this place. I now had a well done burger with cold fries and bun. This was supposed to be lunch at an above average restaurant. The house manager apologized and comped the check. Be careful.
I look forward to returning for another fabulous dining experience!
It was great food. Staff was very nice. Great place to eat.
Great French bistro food
And an incredible cocktail/wine list. And wonderful ambiance. Like being in a Paris cafe. Our server was friendly and helpful.
We booked online and allowed to choose a great table in the window area. Service was extremely good and attentive. Nothing was too much trouble. Enjoyed the beautifully prepared plates of food, sea bass was delicious. We very much enjoyed the restaurant.
Delicious food and service was good.
We really like your food, but too noisy, way too noisy, to come only once in a while.... Can't talk with whoever is with me and that is part of the reason to go out to dinner or lunch....
The server gave the wrong dish to one of us. The fries had no taste. Many mussels in my wife's dish were not fresh; they clamed shut! It was a waste of money and time to eat there.
First time there...
Took advantage of NY RESTAURANT Week. Never even knew about this amazing restaurant - the beauty of what NY RESTAURANT week is about discovering new finds like this one.
The value at 3 courses for $42 was amazing - beet, goat cheese salad fresh, delicious; choucroute of chicken & sausage on bed of sauerkraut for main and the best creme brulee ever for dessert. All large portions, too. Obviously, outside of restaurant week this would be closer to $60 though still worth it. Our waiter was fantastic - so pleasant. And I nearly forgot the yummy gougeres brought as the bread before the meal
Bone marrow and merguez with choucroute was delicious, and the cuisine was a very nice change of pace. The trucks on 2nd avenue don't make for ideal outdoor seating, however.
Great spot for a good meal in the neighborhood. We both opted for restaurant week which was a good deal. Salmon tartar was very good and the duck was excellent. Had the molten cake and it was almost too rich to finish.
My friend enjoyed the sea bass and the apricot
Noise level was a bit loud but in an-open air restaurant that’s the norm sometimes
Overall evening was very good
Food was excellent and service was attentive without being disruptive
We happened to be seated next to a table w 3 young toddlers which unfortunately raised the volume to an annoying pitch