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Brasserie Cognac

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The stunning if clichéd interior (witness the painted mirrors and French posters) and the more than 100 varieties of the namesake spirit might be this bistro’s only redeeming qualities. Chef Florian Hugo, a protégé of Alain Ducasse, turns out sad entrées, like a sour flambéed filet mignon with a few gloomy potato slices and some wilted romaine. Roasted chicken in a tarragon gravy was better, but the brasserie bellwether, French fries—thin and limp—proved les miserables.
Venue name: Brasserie Cognac
Address: 1740 Broadway
New York

Cross street: at 55th St
Opening hours: Daily 11:30am–midnight
Transport: Subway: A, C, B, D, 1 to 59th St–Columbus Circle
Price: Average main course: $25. AmEx, MC, V
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