Review: Brasserie 8½ @brasserie8_5 @LawlorMedia @pinkyfingerup #finedining #nyc

There is no way you can miss Brasserie 8½.  A massive red number 9 sits at the entrance of  the iconic Solow Building on 9 West 57th St, in New York City.


When you enter the majestic restaurant, the venue’s dazzling walls are marked by some colorful pieces by the French artist Henri Matisse  and other artists. Everyone that dines  makes a grand entrance by walking down the infamous sweeping staircase.

 Brasserie 8½  is a spacious and  bright restaurant that specializes in classic French fare. It is one of the storied eateries of the Patina Restaurant Group.
The menu features a reasonably priced prix fixe meal option. During lunch hours you can get a three course meal for $29.99.

For starters, the lobster bisque is silky smooth packed with lumps of lobsters.
The grilled octopus is also a winning choice.
 Brasserie 8½ restaurant

Entrees include a dry-aged black Angus sirloin and a salmon over pillows of ricotta gnocchi with portobello. For dinner hours, prix fixe is set at $42.

 Brasserie 8½ restaurant
During my last visit, I had a minor issue with a greasy spoon but other than that,  the food and service was spot on.  Brasserie 8½  is perfect for that power lunch meeting or if you’re trying to woo a client or friend.
There is always some sort of special going on: weekday daily oyster happy hours, soft shell crab & “BYOB” Sundays/Mondays and the ever popular all you can eat Sunday Brunch.

Nate Mcfarlane

Nate Mack runs the website, Pinky Finger Up! :A celebration and exploration of exquisite taste…while We Just Tryin’ to Eat!

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