Capsouto Freres Bistro Rstrnt

★★★★☆
  • 451 Washington St

    New York, NY 10013

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  • 212-966-4900

About Capsouto Freres Bistro Rstrnt

Hours
Mon 6-10 pm, Tues-Thurs noon-10 pm, Fri-Sat noon-10:30 pm, Sun noon-10 pm

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Just like everyone else, i thought i would be going to a nice french restaurant with great service and great food, however i was quickly proven wrong right when i walked through the door. I was waited for about an hour to even sit down. The food was not only bad but also very poorly decorated. We wanted to leave as quickly as possible because I felt the need to go throw up! WARNING!! Save your money and go somewhere else!

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★☆☆☆☆

Just like everyone else, i thought i would be going to a nice french restaurant with great service and great food, however i was quickly proven wrong right when i walked through the door. I was waited for about an hour to even sit down. The food was not only bad but also very poorly decorated. We wanted to leave as quickly as possible because I felt the need to go throw up! WARNING!! Save your money and go somewhere else!

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Found this place through the participating restaurant lists of the restaurant week. Not like other 'Sample Sale' restaurant. This place served you as normal quantity which I regard it as 'Fair'.
The whole atmosphere is pretty good . Service is prompt. Most important, I love their food and would like to recommend their chicken and lamb, very tender and juicy.
Love their chocalate musse cake, yummy!
The soup is very delicious too.
This one is the one definitely worth visiting again.

2
★★★★★

Found this place through the participating restaurant lists of the restaurant week. Not like other 'Sample Sale' restaurant. This place served you as normal quantity which I regard it as 'Fair'.
The whole atmosphere is pretty good . Service is prompt. Most important, I love their food and would like to recommend their chicken and lamb, very tender and juicy.
Love their chocalate musse cake, yummy!
The soup is very delicious too.
This one is the one definitely worth visiting again.

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We have been to CF about 6 times and I think the place and service is starting to feel a bit neglected. The food is good and the room is charming although, lately they skimp a bit on A/C and heat. In my last 2 visits, it has not been possible to get good help with the wine list. The waiter makes some stuff up and when I asked for teh sommelier, the barender came over and was not well informed or wine educated. The service is delivered by a team which can be frustrating when they don't communicate among themselves. Some things you get twice and some you never get. We waited 20 minutes to order and then were approached 3 times by 3 different people. The entrees came out 10 minutes after our appetizers and, despite getting water poured about 20 times during the meal, no one served the wine.

The parking is easy, food good (not great), and the room is comfortable, but the management is not paying attention. and things are slipping...

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★★★☆☆

We have been to CF about 6 times and I think the place and service is starting to feel a bit neglected. The food is good and the room is charming although, lately they skimp a bit on A/C and heat. In my last 2 visits, it has not been possible to get good help with the wine list. The waiter makes some stuff up and when I asked for teh sommelier, the barender came over and was not well informed or wine educated. The service is delivered by a team which can be frustrating when they don't communicate among themselves. Some things you get twice and some you never get. We waited 20 minutes to order and then were approached 3 times by 3 different people. The entrees came out 10 minutes after our appetizers and, despite getting water poured about 20 times during the meal, no one served the wine.

The parking is easy, food good (not great), and the room is comfortable, but the management is not paying attention. and things are slipping...

Pros: comfortable seating space, charming room

Cons: confused service, signs of neglect in the dining-ware and management

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Try the sole amandine it is very good. My wife enjoyed the soft shell crabs which were in season.It is unanimous, the hazelnut souffle is excellent.; the best that I ever had . The composition of the souffle is so light and flavorful that I'm sure any flavor would be delicious. Service by all----waiter, server, busboy was professional and friendly. I hate it when they ask "still working", not here! The staff here is well trained.Four glasses of wine, one cocktail,two entrees and one souffle with tax and tip $180.

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★★★★☆

Try the sole amandine it is very good. My wife enjoyed the soft shell crabs which were in season.It is unanimous, the hazelnut souffle is excellent.; the best that I ever had . The composition of the souffle is so light and flavorful that I'm sure any flavor would be delicious. Service by all----waiter, server, busboy was professional and friendly. I hate it when they ask "still working", not here! The staff here is well trained.Four glasses of wine, one cocktail,two entrees and one souffle with tax and tip $180.

Pros: food, service, ambience

Cons: not easy to find on first trip, suggest using the subway

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An open, welcoming space conducive to conversation, you always feel welcome and like you are "celebrating life." The most apt description I can imagine is "a room full of pleasantness". High end French Bistro fare served with imagination and amazing service, well trained an eager to please, it is a great place for family, friends, dates, business or celebrations. The Slad Belle Chaumiere, e.g. is always filled with fresh greens and endive, garnished with Mandarin Oranges and nuts with a light but tasty homemade dressing. The Filet is the juicy, melt in your mouth experience you never seem to be able to replicate at home, and there are rarities to find such as venison or quail. They send over interesting little tidbits before and after the meal; a square of homemade quiche or Pate on Melba Toast garnished in an interesting fashion. But you really go there for the souflee, which you order before the meal, (it is made fesh for each order, while you dine), with old standbys like chocolate and hazlenut, (a MUST!) and specials like "red"orange. At $9.50 each, a bargain. Each will serve 2 or 3.
You feel like you are dining at a high end "joint", but you don't have to spend a weeks pay to do it. In an industrial part of the city, is unexpectedly quiet and easy to park within a block or two every night of the week. So to come in for "a special night", (be it date, birthday, (mine every year), business meeting and it is convenient without the hassles of midtown dining. Others describe occasional impertinance, but I've NEVER seen anything but joy there. A great place to introduce the kids to the joys of fine dining. The well trained waitstaff tries to point you in any direction to further your enjoyment, while Sammy, a Capsouto brother circulates to ensure you are enjoying yourself and feel welcome without being intrusive. They end your meal with cokkies and candied orange or lemon rind. (And they'll give you some to take home if you ask.) Come! Celebrate life!

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★★★★★

An open, welcoming space conducive to conversation, you always feel welcome and like you are "celebrating life." The most apt description I can imagine is "a room full of pleasantness". High end French Bistro fare served with imagination and amazing service, well trained an eager to please, it is a great place for family, friends, dates, business or celebrations. The Slad Belle Chaumiere, e.g. is always filled with fresh greens and endive, garnished with Mandarin Oranges and nuts with a light but tasty homemade dressing. The Filet is the juicy, melt in your mouth experience you never seem to be able to replicate at home, and there are rarities to find such as venison or quail. They send over interesting little tidbits before and after the meal; a square of homemade quiche or Pate on Melba Toast garnished in an interesting fashion. But you really go there for the souflee, which you order before the meal, (it is made fesh for each order, while you dine), with old standbys like chocolate and hazlenut, (a MUST!) and specials like "red"orange. At $9.50 each, a bargain. Each will serve 2 or 3.
You feel like you are dining at a high end "joint", but you don't have to spend a weeks pay to do it. In an industrial part of the city, is unexpectedly quiet and easy to park within a block or two every night of the week. So to come in for "a special night", (be it date, birthday, (mine every year), business meeting and it is convenient without the hassles of midtown dining. Others describe occasional impertinance, but I've NEVER seen anything but joy there. A great place to introduce the kids to the joys of fine dining. The well trained waitstaff tries to point you in any direction to further your enjoyment, while Sammy, a Capsouto brother circulates to ensure you are enjoying yourself and feel welcome without being intrusive. They end your meal with cokkies and candied orange or lemon rind. (And they'll give you some to take home if you ask.) Come! Celebrate life!

Pros: Great food, easy to park, reasonable prices, great atmpsphere!

Cons: need reservations on the weekends for sure

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Food was excellent and owners are very knowledgeable and friendly. We showed up a few minutes early for our reservation and one of the owners escorted us to the bar for wine tasting. Now that is customer satisfaction.

2
★★★★★

Food was excellent and owners are very knowledgeable and friendly. We showed up a few minutes early for our reservation and one of the owners escorted us to the bar for wine tasting. Now that is customer satisfaction.

Pros: staff

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this is a great french restaurant. the prices are high because it is really high quality. the ambiance and decorations are gorgeous; the soufle i had was awesome.

great staff

5
★★★★★

this is a great french restaurant. the prices are high because it is really high quality. the ambiance and decorations are gorgeous; the soufle i had was awesome.

great staff

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I went to this restaurant about when it first opened in the 80's I guess and remember having an ok meal.
NOTHING has changed. The decor is outdated, net curtains and potted cheese plants in the window of a pretty room but the whole place has the feel of the late 70's or early 80's.
The menu also reflects the same outdated stuff I'm surprised they were not serving steak Diane and Crepes Suzettes! Tired ambiance, tired food, tired menu...zzzzzzzz

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★★☆☆☆

I went to this restaurant about when it first opened in the 80's I guess and remember having an ok meal.
NOTHING has changed. The decor is outdated, net curtains and potted cheese plants in the window of a pretty room but the whole place has the feel of the late 70's or early 80's.
The menu also reflects the same outdated stuff I'm surprised they were not serving steak Diane and Crepes Suzettes! Tired ambiance, tired food, tired menu...zzzzzzzz

Pros: pretty

Cons: out of date.

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Food was good. The dessert was good. I enjoyed my my meal and definitely go agian with some friends and family

2
★★★★☆

Food was good. The dessert was good. I enjoyed my my meal and definitely go agian with some friends and family

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Architecturally appealing w/good French fare reasonably priced & support staff who were courteous,& attentive, The rest of event left much to be desired. We were offered a less than desirable table (we refused) & after being seated the owner moved our table to allow more space for 2 empty tables on either side of us (neither of which were used-like 80% of the tables that evening) causing a disruption in our enjoyment.of the experience. The low point was the rudeness of the head waiter when a senior member of our party asked how a dish was served & he stated "on a plate", shameful service.

1
★★☆☆☆

Architecturally appealing w/good French fare reasonably priced & support staff who were courteous,& attentive, The rest of event left much to be desired. We were offered a less than desirable table (we refused) & after being seated the owner moved our table to allow more space for 2 empty tables on either side of us (neither of which were used-like 80% of the tables that evening) causing a disruption in our enjoyment.of the experience. The low point was the rudeness of the head waiter when a senior member of our party asked how a dish was served & he stated "on a plate", shameful service.

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I would recommend the restaurant as a lovely romantic and affordable oasis, classic French Bistro with reliable food, and service. My favorite items are the signature Roast Duck with Ginger Cassis Sauce and any of the wonderful souffles for dessert. A very pleasant experience that is unpretentious, comfortable and good for a date or small party.

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★★★★★

I would recommend the restaurant as a lovely romantic and affordable oasis, classic French Bistro with reliable food, and service. My favorite items are the signature Roast Duck with Ginger Cassis Sauce and any of the wonderful souffles for dessert. A very pleasant experience that is unpretentious, comfortable and good for a date or small party.

Pros: charming and spacious

Cons: a little off the beaten path

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Great food, although there are rare off nights, the service is amazing, with a great ambience, unlike many NYC restaurants, good spacing between tables. Recommended dishes include tuna, filet mignon, duck and hazelnut or any citrus fruit souffle. We love this place and think it is relatively decent value for the quality of the food

2
★★★★★

Great food, although there are rare off nights, the service is amazing, with a great ambience, unlike many NYC restaurants, good spacing between tables. Recommended dishes include tuna, filet mignon, duck and hazelnut or any citrus fruit souffle. We love this place and think it is relatively decent value for the quality of the food

Pros: food, service

Cons: Rare offnights

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The best thing that this restaurant has to offer is itsatmosphere. The decor is beautiful and the facility is spacious (except for the restrooms). The soufles are very good, but everyting else that my fiance and I had was not extraordinary. In my view, it was not worth the price tag. Also, the service left to be desired. Not once, did the waiter come to ask us how our food was or if we would like anything else.

1
★★★☆☆

The best thing that this restaurant has to offer is itsatmosphere. The decor is beautiful and the facility is spacious (except for the restrooms). The soufles are very good, but everyting else that my fiance and I had was not extraordinary. In my view, it was not worth the price tag. Also, the service left to be desired. Not once, did the waiter come to ask us how our food was or if we would like anything else.

Pros: Decor

Cons: Service

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After hearing two stellar reviews, from reliable friends, of Capsouto Freres, I figured that it had to be excellent. While I would say that my experience was good, it was not excellent. The service was very good from the moment that my party walked in, and the atmosphere was very nice (formal without being uncomfortable). The food however, was only mediocre. To the restaurant's credit, I will say that I did not choose a traditionally French dish for my main course, but my dessert (the chocolate souffle) was only decent as well. If they had an off night and the food generally is much better, the price for a restaurant that gets a 25 is excellent. If not however, you may as well go anywhere that gets a 21, it'll be the same.

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★★★☆☆

After hearing two stellar reviews, from reliable friends, of Capsouto Freres, I figured that it had to be excellent. While I would say that my experience was good, it was not excellent. The service was very good from the moment that my party walked in, and the atmosphere was very nice (formal without being uncomfortable). The food however, was only mediocre. To the restaurant's credit, I will say that I did not choose a traditionally French dish for my main course, but my dessert (the chocolate souffle) was only decent as well. If they had an off night and the food generally is much better, the price for a restaurant that gets a 25 is excellent. If not however, you may as well go anywhere that gets a 21, it'll be the same.

Pros: Service, Atmosphere

Cons: Mediocre Food

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I went with 2 friends for lunch. The atmosphere is very romantic and French with high ceilings and fresh flowers. Because all of the reviews talked about their souffles, we passed over the prix fixe lunch for souffles.

I started with the onion soup which was burnt and not good at all. The mushroom souffle was OK but then again, I was still trying to get the taste of burnt onion soup out of my mouth.

We asked the waitor if the souffle was big enough to share and he went on about how people complain how its not big enough- the souffle was big enough to share. The chocolate souffle was light and rich but I've had better.

Overall, the price is decent for what you get. We really enjoyed the room more than the food.

1
★★★☆☆

I went with 2 friends for lunch. The atmosphere is very romantic and French with high ceilings and fresh flowers. Because all of the reviews talked about their souffles, we passed over the prix fixe lunch for souffles.

I started with the onion soup which was burnt and not good at all. The mushroom souffle was OK but then again, I was still trying to get the taste of burnt onion soup out of my mouth.

We asked the waitor if the souffle was big enough to share and he went on about how people complain how its not big enough- the souffle was big enough to share. The chocolate souffle was light and rich but I've had better.

Overall, the price is decent for what you get. We really enjoyed the room more than the food.

Pros: atmosphere

Cons: taste

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The Gumnut Babes are still fantasizing about the relaxed, spacious and elegant atmosphere of the Capsouto Freres restaurant. The food is another story altogether We welcomed the experience of the charming waiter to make our menu selections and we were not disappointed. The chance at Escargot as an appetizer and succulent veal, roast duckling and tuna as mains were of amazing quality. However, the most drooling moment was the finale of Hazelnut souffle.. Oh my!!!
We would certainly recommend this as an intimate dining experience for people who enjoy peacefulness and excellent food.

2
★★★★★

The Gumnut Babes are still fantasizing about the relaxed, spacious and elegant atmosphere of the Capsouto Freres restaurant. The food is another story altogether We welcomed the experience of the charming waiter to make our menu selections and we were not disappointed. The chance at Escargot as an appetizer and succulent veal, roast duckling and tuna as mains were of amazing quality. However, the most drooling moment was the finale of Hazelnut souffle.. Oh my!!!
We would certainly recommend this as an intimate dining experience for people who enjoy peacefulness and excellent food.

Pros: Great value, Excellent service, Good wine selection

Cons: Tricky location

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One can't never image such a good restaurant right off the West side hwy. Lovely and romantic place. Good service. Good food. Most of all, it is spacious. Would love to come for the brunch. Desserts were excellent.

2
★★★★★

One can't never image such a good restaurant right off the West side hwy. Lovely and romantic place. Good service. Good food. Most of all, it is spacious. Would love to come for the brunch. Desserts were excellent.

Pros: romantic, spacious, food

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Grand space that seems a bit back in time. Lovely big windows and brick walls. Great food and great service. $20 prifix lunch is unbeatable!

2
★★★★☆

Grand space that seems a bit back in time. Lovely big windows and brick walls. Great food and great service. $20 prifix lunch is unbeatable!

Pros: Good lunch prifix, attentive staff, casual

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My wife loves this place and so do I. Great ambiance and service. The owners are 'hands on', and I like that.
Extensive wine list and the food preparation is unmatched.

2
★★★★★

My wife loves this place and so do I. Great ambiance and service. The owners are 'hands on', and I like that.
Extensive wine list and the food preparation is unmatched.

Pros: Good value, good service

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i went there with my coworker for Ny restaurant week last night.
it was such a great deal. food portion was too big for girls..
the place is very romantic. great for a couple!
they have very friendly and attentive staff. they never annoy you or interrupt your conversation, but always at your table.
i want to go back in the summer. (i think they will have tables outside when it's warm)
oh, they carry good wines too. very important.

2
★★★★★

i went there with my coworker for Ny restaurant week last night.
it was such a great deal. food portion was too big for girls..
the place is very romantic. great for a couple!
they have very friendly and attentive staff. they never annoy you or interrupt your conversation, but always at your table.
i want to go back in the summer. (i think they will have tables outside when it's warm)
oh, they carry good wines too. very important.

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I had dinner here not too long ago with two friends and we all really enjoyed our meal. The space is beautiful, all three dinners were excellent and the staff was friendly. Not on a par with Montrachet or Le Bernadin, but great value for the money!

2
★★★★☆

I had dinner here not too long ago with two friends and we all really enjoyed our meal. The space is beautiful, all three dinners were excellent and the staff was friendly. Not on a par with Montrachet or Le Bernadin, but great value for the money!

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Thank you again Capsouto family for a wonderful dinner. Tonight was my husband's birthday, and we went for a wonderful dinner.

We passed the beautiful bar and decided to stop for a drink, a "let's unwind "drink before dinner. It was an UNWIND FROM MIDTOWN time and it was wonderful! I love Tribeca and dosntown NYC!

Dinner was super scrumption. Supberb salad and
the best Chicken in tangerine sauce I have ever had. A raspberry dessert souffle ( it was huge) and a coffee. A wonderul relaxing ( they don't kick you out quick) dinner and birthdya celebration.

2
★★★★★

Thank you again Capsouto family for a wonderful dinner. Tonight was my husband's birthday, and we went for a wonderful dinner.

We passed the beautiful bar and decided to stop for a drink, a "let's unwind "drink before dinner. It was an UNWIND FROM MIDTOWN time and it was wonderful! I love Tribeca and dosntown NYC!

Dinner was super scrumption. Supberb salad and
the best Chicken in tangerine sauce I have ever had. A raspberry dessert souffle ( it was huge) and a coffee. A wonderul relaxing ( they don't kick you out quick) dinner and birthdya celebration.

Pros: wonderful family hosp, wonderful service, terrrific chef

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The lovely ambience at Capsouto Freres is second to none. The food is spectacular and the service top notch. There is no better restaurant in Tribeca. When the bill arrives, you will also be pleasantly surpsrised!

2
★★★★★

The lovely ambience at Capsouto Freres is second to none. The food is spectacular and the service top notch. There is no better restaurant in Tribeca. When the bill arrives, you will also be pleasantly surpsrised!

Pros: Decor, Wine List, Inexpensive

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Excellent food - consistently. Worth every cent. And quiet enough to enjoy the conversation of your company throughout the whole experience as well. Not a scene - more a staple classic.

2
★★★★★

Excellent food - consistently. Worth every cent. And quiet enough to enjoy the conversation of your company throughout the whole experience as well. Not a scene - more a staple classic.

Pros: Excellent Food, Worth My Money

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The last time I dined at Capsouto Frères was 15 years ago. I'm glad to have returned and sorry it wasn't sooner. My party of 4 had a wonderful dinner, from cocktails through dessert. Service was excellent with Messr. Capsouto even running out in a thunderstorm to hail a cab for us. It's wonderful to have rediscovered this gem.

2
★★★★★

The last time I dined at Capsouto Frères was 15 years ago. I'm glad to have returned and sorry it wasn't sooner. My party of 4 had a wonderful dinner, from cocktails through dessert. Service was excellent with Messr. Capsouto even running out in a thunderstorm to hail a cab for us. It's wonderful to have rediscovered this gem.

Pros: out-of-the-way

Cons: out-of-the-way

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One of the most romantic casual dining rooms in the city, Capsouto Freres planted roots in TriBeCa long before the neighborhood became stocked with rich celebrities. Set in a former warehouse, the spacious restaurant features a…

 

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