Café d'Alsace

Restaurants, French Upper East Side
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Cafe D Alsace


Cafe D Alsace

The decor and chaotic bustle evoke a brasserie you might see in a Godard film. The large portions of robust, earthy food are served in overgrown vessels that barely fit on the diminutive tables. Bone marrow (la moelle), simply prepared with only sea salt and grilled toast, comes with actual bones in an earthenware crock. Bigger appetites will appreciate the choucroute garni—a sausage-bejeweled heap of cured cabbage with white wine and juniper berries. The 120-bottle-strong beer list is encyclopedic. And for those who can’t tell a port from porter, there’s a dedicated beer sommelier who can pair artisanal brews with just about anything.


Venue name: Café d'Alsace
Address: 1695 Second Ave
New York
Cross street: at 88th St
Opening hours: Mon-Wed 10:30am-11pm; Thu-Fri 10:30am-midnight; Sat 9am-4pm, 5pm to midnight; Sun 9am-4pm, 5-11pm
Transport: Subway: 4, 5, 6 to 86th St
Price: Average main course: $19. AmEx, MC, V
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brandon w

i have eaten here 50+ times, never a bad meal! the staff is so friendly and will always remember who you are.

Maddie M

Nice brunch spot in the neighborhood. Don't expect to get brunch drinks until the clock says noon. I was surprised I couldn't order a mimosa on a Sunday at 11:45AM. Despite that, I have enjoyed the food every time I've gone. The french toast with fresh strawberries is perfectly fluffy with the right amount of crisp. Also, the raspberry crepes hit the spot when I stopped in there with a friend on a Saturday afternoon for coffee. 

Ryan J

Really good place to go for good beer, food, and atmosphere.One of the few French places in the neighborhood, can’t recommend this place enough.I’ve been there a few times and my favorite dinner items have been the Burger dAlsace (good solid burger) and the chicken brautwurst.Service is always top notch as well.It can get a little busy on Fridays and Saturdays, so I would definitely try to get a reservation if you are trying to get then.Beer selection is also excellent if you enjoy a variety of beers that usually aren’t available in places in the UES.