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Cafe d'Alsace

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Upper East Side
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1695 2nd Ave, Southwest Corner 88th and 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY 10128-3219 (88th Street)
+1 212-722-5133
10:30 - 00:00
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Sun 09:00 - 23:00
Mon 10:30 - 23:00
Tue - Fri 10:30 - 00:00
Sat 09:00 - 00:00
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Aptos, CA
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant could be on a corner in St. Germain in Paris and fit right in. The food is classic French cafe - fabulous onion soup, really good steak frite, cream brûlée. Moderate prices and excellent service. Get reservations on weekend nights. It fills up quickly with locals.

Thank BeenAroundAptos
Wilton, Connecticut
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, great service and well prepared food. Nice size portions which is unusual for NYC. They don't take reservations so go early or be prepared to wait.

Thank jaa251
Norwalk, Connecticut
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love this place whether it is brunch, lunch or dinner. The atmosphere is sweet, service good and I always enjoy my meal.

Thank Dusty M
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Rock music so loud that cannot talk or think clearly. drinks expensive-$16+ and measured precisely. Attitude of staff mixed and encounter with manager very poor & unprofessional.

Thank Barrett R
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

After a long day, this was a great place to have a leisurely place to enjoy a nice meal. It was a lovely evening and we sat outside and watched the world go by as we savored every bite. the tarte flambee was large enough for three of us sample and still have some left over to take home (it's... More 

Thank Elaine G
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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348 reviews
231 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This french bistro is located in the UES and it lives up to its reputation. We had a fixed price dinner with a delicious beet salad, steak frites and a wonderful creme brûlée, which at $42 is great value for the quality of food served. We also had the special of the day which was a lamb shank with vegetables... More 

Thank Alfredo8074
Bristol, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

This has become our restaurant of choice when meeting and dining with American relations, approximately every three months. A very enjoyable and relaxed lunch, accompanied by good wine by the glass and excellent Bronx pale ale. Very good value fixed priced 3 course lunch, with plenty of French inspired variety. Superb hosting by Brenda and David

Thank KenFoulger
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

I frequent this little restaurant because I've never had a disappointing experience. The place is seemingly always busy whether its Sunday Brunch, a late lunch or a dinner. The seating is a bit close but overall there is much to like about the Café. On our last visit I had the Baeckeoffle, a very traditional Alsatian one pot dish of... More 

Thank William R
London, United Kingdom
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207 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Two Onion Soup & two Pates for starters and they were delicious. A good start to the meal. I had the chicken which was lovely and moist. The others had lamb shank, steak frites and fish and there wasn't much left on the plates. All in all a good evening and nice food. This place ain't cheap so be aware... More 

Thank Gavin O
Suffern, New York
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114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016

This is a small restaurant with a bit of noise but not so much that you cannot carry on a conversation. Service was friendly and efficient and the atmosphere inviting. The wine list is lengthy and comprehensive. i was able to get Gewurtaminer by the glass which I don't generally see. Our party ordered the pan seared Scottish salmon, Grilled... More 

Thank Steven K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
French, European
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1695 2nd Ave, Southwest Corner 88th and 2nd Avenue, New York City, NY 10128-3219
    (88th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-722-5133
With Cafe D'Alsace, Tour De France NYC bring their expertise in Alsatian cuisine to the UES. Chef Philippe Roussel interprets the cuisine with a contemporary New York flair. Cafe D'Alsace has one of the city's most distinguished beer selections - including a beer sommelier to assist you in selecting the perfect choice.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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