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L'Absinthe - CLOSED

227 E 67th St, New York City, NY 10065-6002
+1 212-794-4950
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average10%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
19 Jan 2015
“Good food, not much room”
13 Dec 2014
“Sad to report”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
227 E 67th St, New York City, NY 10065-6002
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Reviewed 19 January 2015

L'Absinthe is one of the better, serious French restaurants in NYC, owned by a Maitre Cuisinier de France, and the quality of the cuisine fully justifies his rank. It is not as well known as some of the larger places, and is tucked away on...More

Thank nassau2
Reviewed 13 December 2014 via mobile

This long time institution on the upper east side. That has been a main stay of French cuisine HAS CLOSED. My family celebrated many wonderful occasions there. It will be missed.

Thank Elizabethrap
Reviewed 1 November 2014

I have just received an email cancelling my reservation unilaterally. No explanation, very little time to make new reservation for Thanksgiving. Moral of the story is AVOID!

Thank Laurence L
Reviewed 26 October 2014

French cuisine at it's best. Chef/ owner Jean Michelle does a magnificent job of offering the perfect French meal each and every time. Our family has celebrated so many wonderful meals at this establishment that I could not begin to count. The food and service...More

Thank Elizabethrap
Reviewed 22 October 2014

L'Absinthe is decorated in the way that people who aren't French think that a French Bistro should be decorated, but the menu we were offered could have come from pretty much any mid range eatery in the UK or US and could best be described...More

1  Thank Optimusprime100
Reviewed 2 October 2014

Excellent restaurant, has the ambiance of an authentic French brasserie, with classic french dishes. The foie gras was to die for. The other dishes were excellent as well. Only the souffle for desert was "only" good. A bit pricey, but on par with similar restaurants...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 31 August 2014

We have not been to L'Absinthe for years, but we had a young friend with us from out of town and her choice was French. This is a very nice spot- they were able to take us easily on a Saturday night- and the waitress...More

Thank annbury
Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

This is a beautiful restaurant with great service and food! We had a fabulous dinner here while enjoying great ambiance. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Donna F
Reviewed 17 July 2014

I have lived in my building on E. 68th in NYC for around 25 years... I am a creature of habit. I don't even recall WHEN we had started eating at L'Absinthe across the street on E 69th... but, it was close and reasonably always...More

1  Thank JohnRusnak10065
Reviewed 1 July 2014

Six of us had dinner at L'Absinthe following a high school reunion, and I guess that I was to blame as I had chosen the restaurant based on its location and the fact that it had a French name. To be brief, two of us...More

1  Thank Stephen607
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$25 - US$55
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 E 67th St, New York City, NY 10065-6002
    (Between 2nd & 3rd Avenues)
  • Public Transportation: 6 train to 68th St/Hunter College; F train to Lexington Ave/63rd St.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-794-4950
Found on Manhattan's Upper East Side, L'Absinthe Brasserie has an air of Parisian elegance and draws in a chic crowd. L'Absinthe NYC blends authentic Parisian favorites with modern French cuisine. The classic Parisian bistro-style decor, Art Nouveau lampadaires and intimate dining booths at L'Absinthe Brasserie restaurant create a warm, inviting ambience. The wine list is extensive and eclectic. Having worked in Michelin starred restaurants, head chef Jean-Michel Bergougnoux creates superbly crafted French classics. Authentic dishes on the L'Absinthe menu include foie gras and chicken liver mousse, classic Dover sole meuniere or fresh beef tartare. Vibrant and eclectic, other modern favorites include pan seared black sea bass with fresh peas, lobster salad with salmon tartare or slow cooked rabbit leg with baby artichokes. L'Absinthe on East 67th Street is a chic Parisian-style New York restaurant, with efficient and friendly service. The exquisite turn-of-the century Parisian cuisine makes L'Absinthe a true brasserie favourite with New Yorkers.
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