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Cercle Rouge Brasserie

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241 W Broadway (at North Moore Street)
New York, NY 10013
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(212) 226-6252
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Cercle Rouge Brasserie - New York, NY
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Cercle Rouge Brasserie - New York, NY
Cercle Rouge Brasserie - New York, NY
Cercle Rouge Brasserie - New York, NY
Cercle Rouge Brasserie - New York, NY
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Best

Cercle Rouge is my go-to place in NYC because it's like Cheers--everyone knows your name. Go! Pros: Great service

Worst

Just wanted to say that the waiters here are terrible and do not listen when they take your order. Seems like this restaurant is great as long as you don't have any specific reque...

Love Cercle Rouge 2/2/2010

Cercle Rouge is my go-to place in NYC because it's like Cheers--everyone knows your name. Go! Pros: Great service more

A good French bistro 12/11/2009

Came here with a restaurant dot com coupon, and I'm glad my date and I had one because this place is pricey. The food was really yummy and was a nice dinner overall. Started with escargot and the butttery sauce was too die for and perfect for dipping the bread into. Ordered trout almondine for myself and as yummy as it tasted, it was a bit too buttery and a little oversalted for my tastes (and I'm a big salt lover). All the butter on everything did taste great, obviously butter makes everything more delicious, but I felt like I had to be good and eat raw vegetables for the rest of the week after all that. My bf had the quail with foie gras in it, and the quail I thought was good, but wasn't digging the taste of the foie gras, even though I'm normally a fan. For dessert we shared pears in syrup and red wine with ice cream, and a slice of cornbread - which was a perfect end to our meal. Our waiter was very attentive and had a good personality. Would come back, but only with a coupon since it's definitely pricey. Pros: Service and food was excellent overall Cons: Food is covered in Lots of butter and salt more

A beautiful feeling 10/29/2009

Brought wife here for a chilled-out birthday dinner, and we were easily given a cozy corner booth. Live band was fun, food was excellent (I wish I could get my roasted vegs to come out like that at home), and the manager brought out a dessert w/ sparkler and bday greeting for my wife without my having even requested it. Joie de vivre and whatnot. Highly recommended. Not cheap, but certainly not overpriced, either. Pros: Food, decor, staff, vibe Cons: Price? more

Watch for Tip Fraud 10/23/2009

I went in with my three friends for a dinner. \r Foods were okay, I wouldn't say the best french I ever had. \r Those that are Tourist and foreigners, BE AWARE. \r After the meal, they bring out a bill with 20% gratuity when the menu says 20% for party of 6 or more. \r I asked the waiter why 20% when we are party of 4. He looked at me and said, ""Oh, I thought you were visiting!"" Of course that is not what I wanted to hear, so I called the manager in private and asked him what is going on. He says, ""There are a lot of tourists here...."" Again, what a unprofessional remark from the manager!\r I couldn't believe it. \r Food is one thing, but service really makes up restaurant. Stop frauding tourist or foreigners!\r Please watch for your bills guys! Pros: ok food Cons: bad service and Tip fraud more

Adorable Hidden Gem 10/18/2009

I (of course) Citysearch-ed cute little restaurants in SoHo when my parents came to town. I thought French would definitely be interesting, so Cercle Rouge came up as an option. I was excited to try it -- and the location is pretty convenient (right past Canal Street on West Broadway). The place was so adorable... a really awesome French New Orleans-vibe, the staff is beautiful, and the hostess was very attentive and gave us a great table. The decor when we went was Halloween-themed, and they did such a nice job... it really set the tone for the meal. We all ordered something different, but we had trouble deciphering the menu, which our French waiter unfortunately couldn't help us translate. That was the ONLY setback (the prices were totally reasonable), and any apprehension we had about ordering these french dishes disappeared when we tasted them. Everything was delicious. So, the shot in the dark was worth it... Definitely get Les Moules (in any sauce, though I had the basil and lemon) with pomme frites. And the French Onion soup was great, too. Ill be back! Pros: Great food, prompt service, amazing New Orleans-like vibe Cons: Staff could have been a little more well-versed more

Good neighborhood bistro 10/8/2009

Good place for a drink and a casual meal. No waits and the food is better than decent. Pros: relaxed, friendly, reliable Cons: expensive bar food more

HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE 9/14/2009

An extra $129.57 charge to my debit card in addition to my small bill of $35.93. Put a hold on all my funds and only a simple ""Sorry Sir for the inconvenience."" Never again - watch out. Cons: Crooks not cooks more

Really good 3/6/2009

Amazing food good service fair prices more

my fav french restaurant in ny 12/1/2008

After eating here I can say it's my favorite French restaurant in NY and it ranks in my top 3 favorite restaurants overall. The portions are quite generous and the food is ridiculously good. The richness... omg... the richness..... The onion soup was amazing, the scallop cocktail was mouth watering, duck was delicious... oysters were yum... Everything was really just immaculate. I definitely recommend this place to everyone. I already plan to have my birthday dinner here :)\r \r more

Different Place.. 10/5/2008

We tried Cercle Rouge when it first opened and were disappointed, but today is a whole different story! We've been back about four times now and each time the food is amazing and the service is great as well. Low key atmosphere and you can sit outside too.\r \r Pros: staff,food Cons: parking,busy more

Great Gnocchi! 9/11/2008

All of the reviews about the gnocchi were totally on point. It is soooo good! They have outdoor seating which is my favorite way to dine, especially when the weather is so nice. We ordered a bottle of wine which outr server helped us choose which was great and not expensive. The place can get pretty busy but we have nver waited long for a table. Will definitely be going back again soon! Pros: Gnocchi, outdoor seating more

Great Seafood 8/22/2008

We went to Cercle Rouge last night and our meals were great! My girlfriend said his sea bass was the best she'd ever had and my olive gnocchi was amazing. I'd go again just for those gnocchi! The place was very crowded, but we were seated right away at 8pm. We will definitely be back soon!\r Pros: seafood and ambiance Cons: busy more

Lack of service 6/29/2008

I don't know how the food is because we left before we even placed our order. The hostess who eventually sat us was either confused or concerned about something more important than us, proceeded to have a foreign conversation with the manager about where to seat us, leaving us feeling quite awkward. Once we sat down, I don't believe our server smiled once and I honestly felt like we were a nuisance to his day. I asked him one general question in which I got a lazy response that he quickly walked away from, and then when I had a specific question about the sauce included with a menu item, he basically said 'yea it has some type of sauce' and walked away... I thought he was going to get me more information, but instead blew us off to just stare at other tables. I'm not the type to complain or leave, b/c I get embarrassed. But I was in such shock by the lack of service that I just had to get up and leave. I just told the hostess 'I wasn't impressed'. Cons: Service was just bad more

freezing cold food 3/11/2008

I ordered food for delivery from this restaurant last night and their food took 1 hour and 20 minutes to come. When it finally was delivered it was ice cold. It was so cold that it was disgusting. I called to complain and they said a manager would call me back but they never did. I am very disappointed in this restaurant and will never ever order from it again. Pros: good chicken wings Cons: very bad service more

Delightful! 8/28/2007

Went here on a Saturday night for a girls night dinner. We had 8pm reservations but the place was basically empty for some odd reason when we arrived. We got our pick of where to be seated (indoors or outdoors) and we picked a great table outdoors. Our waiter was fantastic- i wish I knew his name. He was funny and jovial with us and made a good suggest for the wine. As far as the food goes- everything was delicious! We had the steak tar tar and buffalo mozzarella special for appetizers. For entrees we had the muscles and the rackof lamb dish. Everything was superb and delicious. My mouth is stil watering for the rackof lamb dish. Service couldn't have been better or more attentive. They even moved another empty table and connected it to ours to give us a bit more room to spread out since it got a little cramped with all our dishes, glasses and bread basket on the table. The waiter even warned us when we were nearing the end of our bottle of wine! Overall would higly recommend and would definitely return. Pros: food was amazing, very attentive service, good wine list Cons: bathroom downstairs more

Delighted with it! 5/17/2007

A great place to go for people watching, for a corporate crowd after work at the bar, or for a private dinner/group dinner. Been here about 10 times in the past year and was never disappointed with the food, though occasionally service is a little too casual, but always friendly. I've never experienced rudeness, but I have had to remind them I was waiting for something. Never saw the bathroom dirty I must say, in response to reviewer below, but then she appears to be on a mission... Pros: Atmosphere, location, outdoor cafe Cons: Servers might be very chatty and forget to bring your water, but otherwise fine more

Waiters who do not listen 5/3/2007

Just wanted to say that the waiters here are terrible and do not listen when they take your order. Seems like this restaurant is great as long as you don't have any specific requests--see all the reviews. Also, I thought it smelled like smoke and the barthroom was filthy.I would not eat here again. The food was just ok but overpriced. more

Awesome place for an anniversary! 4/25/2007

Boyfriend and I went here on an anniversary and were completely thrilled. Very romantic. Prices were reasonable for the food we got and everything (I really do mean EVERYTHING) we ordered was amazing. The entrees were delicious but dessert I got blew my mind. Some chocolate cake thing with liquid chocolate inside. I'm definitely a ""chocolate person"" and this was the best. The service was great and everyone was really nice. Would definitely reccomend this place!! Pros: awesome service, amazing food, lovely ambience more

in response by manager 4/19/2007

in response to the article written by the last reviewer, i would just like to point out a couple of small facts so that people do not get the wrong idea about our restaurant.First the wine celebration had gone on for two months and the dates were clearly advertised on our web site,and on the numerous flyer we had made,the night that person came in for dinner the wine promotion had finished,i do not think we were being deceitful its just the promotion had ended,a mistake made by the customer not the restaurant,second we have 48 different bottles of wine for under $50 on our wine list plus many more under $60-$70 dollars, so $150 would be about right for a very very good bordeaux or burgundy .Third the slab of bacon the customer writes about is actually a very thin slice of crisp pancetta,placed delicatley on the dish, last of all we do not have cous cous any where on our menu. So i think that before people go on web sites slating a restaurant they really should have there facts correct. more

Horrible customer service 4/16/2007

I have never had such a bad experience in a restaurant. I chose this restaurant on a Monday night specifically because of the ""Monday Night Celebrations"" advertised on the Website, and confirmed via phone when I reserved, but when we arrived, the waiter said that was no longer happening. I told the waiter i was a vegetarian/pescetarian, and said I was going to order a salad and mashed potatoes. He insisted I get the salmon (I do eat fish occasionally, but no meat). When my fish arrived, it had a huge slab of bacon on it, and the entire fish and the couscous/rice-thing underneath it were soaked in meat. The waiter made me feel bad about it and tried to joke about it. I ended up eating a salad and a dessert since I was starving. When the bill came, they charged the full amount--no compensation for the $25 salmon I didn't eat, or the fact that we only went there because of the wine night. The entire place smells like smoke and the wine lists are awful. The only way to get a decent bottle is to pay upwards of $150 (lots of terrible wines for around $30-$70). Tourists might like this place, but NYC dwellers--there are much better places to be found mere blocks away. Pros: Nice decor Cons: awful food, bad service more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    Follies Begere showgirl posters, old Metro signs, and black-and-whites of icons suggest a bohemian Left Bank brasserie, accented by antique mirrors and a large circular red...

  • 2/6/2007 Provided by Citysearch

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  • Hours:

    Mon-Thu 12pm-12am Fri 12pm-1am Sat 11am-1am Sun 11am-12am
  • Payments:

    Visa, Master Card, American Express, Diner's Club
  • Neighborhoods:

    Downtown, Tribeca

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