Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.


380 Lafayette St. (Great Jones St.) Send to Phone
212-533-3000 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Chef Andrew Carmellini's French restaurant is a NoHo hot-spot.
Your Opinion
Add your own review

Local Deals: 120 * 90

Breakfast Mon.-Fri., Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
Open late Thurs.-Sat.

* Click here for rating key

Lafayette, New York, NY

Lafayette Restaurant Review

: On a prominent corner of Lafayette Street, this French restaurant from chef Andrew Carmellini is a beacon with its grand arched windows, Art Deco-tiled columns and, just past the pastry case filled with tarts and éclairs, booths as far as the eye can see. Ample patio seating comes by way of a dozen bright tables under azure awnings, the perfect place to watch NoHo stroll by. The faithfully French wine list is full of labels from rarely-seen producers: take advantage of the sommeliers; they're approachable and enjoy a challenge. A frisée salad arrives with bacon and poached organic egg. A choice of six cheeses is served with fruit stewed in Cognac and bread from the in-house boulanger. Tender black fettuccine with cuttlefish is everything you desire in a pasta; Berkshire pork is complemented by cassoulet beans and chicory. Consider, too, the delightful duck au poivre. For dessert, go with the apple tarte on crisp, buttery puff pastry, served with a mug of crème fraîche.

User Ratings & Reviews for Lafayette
GAYOT has uncovered the best restaurants in New York for you to enjoy right now
Top 25 Restaurants in New York to Eat at Right Now

GAYOT's picks include Italian hotspots, craft cocktail bars and eateries inspired by destinations around the globe.

Read more


Discover the best female chefs, top pizzerias and stellar seafood restaurants with GAYOT's Top 10 lists of the best restaurants in America.