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Lafayette Grand Café & Bakery
French Restaurant$$$
Today 7:30 am – 11:00 pm
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380 Lafayette St New York, NY 10003
380 Lafayette StreetUSNew YorkNew York10003
$$$French RestaurantToday 7:30 am – 11:00 pm
Monday 7:30 am – 11:00 pmTuesday 7:30 am – 11:00 pmWednesday 7:30 am – 11:00 pmThursday 7:30 am – 11:00 pmFriday 7:30 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 7:30 am – 11:00 pmSunday 8:00 am – 10:30 pm

Lafayette is an everyday French restaurant conducting the spirit of French dining anew in downtown Manhattan’s NoHo neighborhood. Open morning, noon and night, this grand café and bakery is dedicated to Chef Andrew Carmellini's new French country cooking and the daily social rhythms of eating for pleasure. Our light-flushed dining room features soaring arched windows overlooking the NoHo streetscapes and a live-action rotisserie bar. Our corner boulangerie-patisserie is open all hours offering artisanal breads, Stumptown coffee drinks, a light breakfast or lunch and a host of confections. In warm weather months, a sidewalk cafe opens daily.

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Sprawling belle epoque-style brasserie & bakery serving classic French fare & cocktails.- Google
"They good coffee and cold brew and amazing croissants and muffins."
"The place though is gorgeous, typical of French bistros and very spacious."
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Jason Wagg
5 months ago
Went for dinner with a large group. The service was attentive without being smothering. The sommelier was always close by but never pushy. Wine list was excellent- much better than the bar list, but then it is a French restaurant. There was a little concern over food allergies, so if you have any, let them know before you order anything. They were very accommodating and even remade several things without those ingredients for those guests. The chicken was good, the fish was excellent. The octopus was delicious and I kept sopping with the sauce. Salads were good but not outstanding. The desserts (chocolate cake, fruit tart, and ice cream) were marvelous. The chocolate came out on a hot board. So good. Great for a date or group. Atmosphere is a little dark but quiet enough that you can hold a conversation without raising your voice.
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Jeff Yablon
8 months ago
Decent, not great, bruch. Ferociously a la carte menu. High prices, indifferent service. Kinda like it anyway. Great pancakes and... Gulp... Egg white fritatta.
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Sabrina Soberon
a year ago
My boyfriend and I our recurring customer at your Lafayette but the experience we had last night definitely made up my mind that I will never return! I am extremely upset with our experience and the way we were treated last night! I am baffled on how your hostesses and manager treated us. I made a reservation on Wednesday April 30th at 8:30 for 3 people being that my reservation was at 8:30 rushing to get there since it was pouring rain out and I still made sure to arrived 10 to 15 mins early. Once I arrived I approached the hostess stand I then gave my name and was excited to sit right away since there were NUMEROUS 4 top tables available and there was no one waiting in the lobby. The hostess then told me that our table was paying and we would sit shortly. A little confused but completely understanding my party and I then waited in the lobby area till our table was ready. Once 15 mins went by and it was now 8:40 and those 4 top tables were still open I then approached the hostess stand and wanted to speak to a manager. I was then approached by a female manager who told me that they were holding those table for a 8:30 reservation for 4 at this time (NOW HOLDING the table for 20 mins since it is now 8:45). At this point I am extremely embarrassed that we invited our close family friend from OUT OF TOWN to join us when we were BEING TREATED SO DISRESPECTFULLY! Then seeing that the reservation for four walked in 15 to 20 mins late and just being sat right away was mindbogglingly to me! At this point my party has been standing in the waiting area for 50 mins in a restaurant THAT'S HAD OPEN TABLES OPEN THE ENTIRE TIME THAT I ARRIVED! Honestly if it would of been just my boyfriend and I we would have left! But since we were with our friend family who was visiting us from OUT OF TOWN we decided to stay! The manager FINALLY approached us and says that our table is ready . IT IS NOW 8:50 and we've been waiting a total of an hour, AN HOUR CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT!!!! Then to see that we were being sat at the SMALLEST TABLE I'VE EVER SEEN I'M COMPLETELY Speech-LESS! I will never go back and I will make sure to tell EVERYONE we know how POORLY your company is run! SO DISAPPOINTED!!!!
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Tim Hand
10 months ago
Only ever come here for the baked goods, but they are that good, I keep coming back. Macarons are spot on. Good to stop by and grab the pastries for a delicious snack.
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Jennifer LaVelle
8 months ago
I can only speak for the bakery and cafe portion of this restaurant, but it is an adorable place in a good location. They good coffee and cold brew and amazing croissants and muffins. My friend got an amazing ice cream sandwich with homemade ice cream that was top-notch.
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Allan Macintyre
7 months ago
Great food. Reasonable prices (hmm, restaurant week... ok?). Awesome decoration and ambient.
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Amélie Lelarge
a year ago
It was difficult to have a table for brunch and the staff has not always been kind. The place though is gorgeous, typical of French bistros and very spacious. First, there is a bakery where you can buy coffee, croissant, etc. Then there is a nice bar beside the restaurant and also 2 rooms that you can privatize. The food is simple and tasty and the menu was not expensive.
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Norman Mayot
5 months ago
Loved this place - great wine, food and atmosphere.