Gabriel Kreuther

A taste of Alsace in NYC

Step away from the bustle of Bryant Park to Gabriel Kreuther, where you will part the long strands of beaded curtains and enter a temple of fine dining. The menu showcases the namesake chef's expertise and culinary heritage — haute French cuisine and the flavors of the Alsace region — with dishes like the hen of the woods tarte flambée, red apple consommé and decadent chocolate truffles.

Despite the dining room’s prix fixe menus and elegant interior, the restaurant's atmosphere feels relaxed and welcoming. You can take advantage of walk-in seating available at the gleaming stainless-steel bar and lounge and enjoy an à la carte selection of the menu, a glass of wine poured from a well-rounded list or an inventive cocktail. Or opt for a multicourse feast in the dining room of the restaurant, which opened in 2015. No matter how you decide to spend time in this sophisticated space, you will certainly leave delighted and impressed by the chef’s loving and contemporary translation of classic French fine dining.

Our Inspector's Highlights

  • The waitstaff strikes the ideal balance in its service — attentive without hovering.
  • The dining room’s décor feels retro but not dated, with well-thought-out details like the bar’s amber glass lampshades and white leather stools, the lounge’s plush banquettes and the contrast between the ornate, hand-painted wallpaper and minimalist art.
  • The NYC restaurant's location — just across the street from Bryant Park — makes it an ideal spot for anyone looking to cap off a day spent in the green space with a cocktail.
  • The kitchen presents every dish with creative flair. Pastries emerge from a glass sculpture, the waiter shaves fresh wasabi tableside with a grater and the cheese course gets plated on antique china.
  • Every detail demonstrates the chef’s love of the Alsace region, including the 42 crystal storks hung from the ceiling flying eastward to his hometown Strasbourg, the dining room’s reclaimed wooden beams that reference Alsatian half-timbered houses and the flavors of the must-try foie gras.

Things to Know

  • The bar and lounge's walk-in seating and à la carte menu provide a less formal, but no less memorable, alternative to the dining room.
  • Stop by the Kreuther Handcrafted Chocolate shop next door, created by Kreuther and the restaurant's pastry chef Marc Aumon, for a sweet take-home treat.
  • In the main dining room, select between a three- or four-course meal or the Chef's Alsatian tasting menu. Standout dishes include the foie gras terrine and country pâté; hay-smoked, two-week-aged duck breast; and the Périgord black truffle "carbonara."
  • For an unforgettable culinary experience, reserve one of the eight seats at The Kitchen Table for an intimate view of the masterful chefs at work.

Business casual
Reservations recommended
Getting There
41 West 42nd Street, New York, New York 10036
NeighborhoodMidtown Manhattan