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Brasserie Cognac East

4.7
983 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Restaurateurs Vittorio Assaf and Fabio Granato brought their love for French culture and cuisine to New York City by giving the Big Apple an authentic slice of France when they opened Brasserie Cognac de Monsieur Ballon in April 2008. The Brasserie style menu combines French classics. Guests can choose to dine in the outdoor sidewalk café, classic main dining room, lively bar/lounge or the private Cognac Room as they enjoy meals complimented by over 85 varieties of cognac and a gorgeous wine list including first-growth Bordeaux and Burgundies and an extensive wine by the glass list.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 983 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MEVISITOR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Pleasant lunch surroundings. Tasty food

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vipDbf22
New York Area
147 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite and always great

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Other than the A/C did not work, my neighborhood restaurant experience was fine

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Maryirene
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Consistently great service and food. Love the outdoor dining here, even in the rain.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Hi gotten very expensive for very small portions

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

graduation

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vipbillk
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Souffle!!!
snails!!!
service!!!

3 big "S" get lots of Stars

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful eating outdoors on 70th St. Actually prefer to eating indoors!

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vipDbf22
New York Area
148 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is by far best outdoor dining on the Upper East Side. Not to mention the outstanding staff and delicious food!!!

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Randi
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Consistently good food! They are doing a great job with COVID compliance.

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KarenM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely spaces inside and outside, and wonderful service - would definitely come here again.

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vipElsololobo
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service. Chicken was dry but every other meal I’ve had has been excellent. Order chocolate soufflé with entree

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service and delicious food.

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vipBerta
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great setting for outdoor seating - great service - great food!

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vipFoodlover1
New York Area
129 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Good neighborhood cafe for all-day dining, executed with quiet attention to taste and presentation. Service very good too!

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vipJacquesP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Poor training of staff - appetizer plates left on table when main courses arrived - no runner to remove old ones. No water glass refill. Menus not picked up after ordering dessert. Everyone meant well and were very polite - it's a failure of training.

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vipJayo
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always terrific! We had a late dinner after a super-boring day of filing and sorting old paperwork, so it was a relief to get out. We opted to eat outside in the very attractive street space on a beautiful night. This is one of my neighborhood go-to’s and it never disappoints. Staff is friendly and competent.

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Claiborne
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate outside, so ambiance and noise are difficult to define in that case. But they have made it difficult to see the cars because of the structure and there is plenty of plexiglass in that area to block noise and conversations. A wonderful slice of old Upper East Side New York City, an XKE convertible was parked nearby.

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vipOne2Go
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Pleasant neighborhood bistro- just a bit expensive

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vipTerryK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, great food and service. Good outdoor set-up.

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vipanthropoligist
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A neighborhood comfortable experience,good food,good service and an extensive wine list

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vipLincoln
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food; outstanding service- perfect!

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vipGlobalWoman
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great meal!

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Edward
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lovely space. Somewhat tasteless burgers and sprouts. Terrific service.

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RafalC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, hoped the flambeed Filet mignon would be flambeed at the table which was disappointing. Customer service was excellent. Drinks were delicious too. Would go back.

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vipDianet123
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We have been longtime customers who go several times a year. But last night may be our last time. Three of the four in our party ordered the cheese soufflé as our main course. But all 3 soufflés were underdone, very soupy in the center. Replacements would have taken about a half hour, so two of us ordered alternate dishes (hamburger, omelette) and the other decided to skip dinner all together at that point and wait for dessert. We had all received our dinner wines with the soufflés, so, for example, I had to eat my hamburger with the Chablis I had ordered to go with my soufflé. What should have been a pleasant night out was pretty unenjoyable. Then the bill arrived and it was over $400! That made us realize that this place has never been a good value. And frankly it was shocking that the manager never came over to us to follow up on how we were feeling after the soufflés were sent back, and never did the right thing and not charge us for our replacement dishes and likewise not charge us for the 3 glasses of wine we had ordered to go with our soufflés. The food was inedible, but we all understand that mistakes happen. It was the bill and general lack of concern on the part of management that left a bad taste in our mouths.

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vipCori
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and delicious food in a lovely outdoor setting. A lovely way to dine out at a very French feeling brasserie. Perfect if you miss traveling!

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VicJ
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great! Delicious food and cocktails// wine and good service. Dante was so nice !!

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vivostrow
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We loved we went for my birthday but the waiter asked repeatedly when we were leaving.. other than that the salad was marvelous and the rose divine.

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viphgmd
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely outside but when busy service is spotty and abrupt.
Food is good although my wife was disappointed in the shrimp in the shrimp salad but she is quite picky.
Burger was wonderful....

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vipDanaG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!!

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viprevs
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, AAA location, great food and service; will be returning often.

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AllaK
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Real French food, very generous portions, amazing selection of French wines at a fair price👍🏼The service could be more attentive, it didn’t look like they really care. What is totally unacceptable was a sudden appearance of a sloppy looking guy in an orange west (only a hard hat was missing) to be taken for a construction worker in the middle of the dining area cutting bread. A totally bizarre scene. When we asked it turned out to be a “delivery guy”.

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vipellie
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food choices and taste were excellent. And they were very kid friendly.

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Goldie
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delish Coq au Vin. Andrea, Wilson and all busboys were excellent.

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vipMichelleF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

The quality of the service is really excellent and our waiter very attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food arrived promptly and was very good. Loved eating outside. Hope that continues!

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vipSteveC
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Mother’s Day!

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vipBFues
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Constantly good, plenty of choices on the menu!!

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StuartB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The food is good, and seemingly quite authentic French recipes. The white table linen is nice but overall the food nothing fancy, just tried and true very reliable. It's not inexpensive. But I guess this is what decent food costs. I'd go back, but not in a rush.

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You can order delivery directly from Brasserie Cognac East using the Order Online button. Brasserie Cognac East also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Brasserie Cognac East also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 249-5100.

Brasserie Cognac East is rated 4.7 stars by 983 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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