14 January 2008
Brasserie 8 1/2
9 W. 57th Street
New York, NY, 10019
Brasseries are the mainstay of not only Parisians but also for Frenchman throughout the cities of France. New York has a few restaurants that serve as the American equivalent of these brasseries. Brasserie 8 1/2 is a real brasserie and a real New York restaurant.
This restaurant is all about NYC Class.
Walk in and be greeted, then walk down into a stylish subterranean décor and allow the professional staff to seat you and serve you promptly.
There is an excellent recently updated menu and the food prepared by an outstanding chef and his staff not only matches but also exceeds the promises.
The wine list is comprehensive and reasonably priced, and overall matches well with the menu.
Stop in the bar/lounge before or after to adjust your mood.
Exit up the spiral staircase and rejoin the real world of 57th Street and 5th Avenue with an improved attitude.
Brasserie 8 1/2 - Recommended