I really enjoyed this place! They have an easy and classic French menu that makes me feel very much at home (back in Paris) and the service is friendly and efficient. It's close to SoulCycle which is just the icing on the cake!
The food and atmosphere were wonderful. The service was terrible. I made a reservation ahead of time and requested a booth. When we arrived at the restaurant 4 people came in ahead of us without a reservation and asked for a booth to which they were taken. Although I had requested a booth in my reservation which we were on time for we were told that there were no booths available and that we would have to wait for them to clean one off. When we were finally seated we had a very nice booth by the window as I requested. We ordered our breakfast which included coffee. They brought our meals and that was the end of the staff. No one ever came back to our table to ask if everything was OK or if we needed anything. I had to flag down a busboy to get some butter and twice to refill my coffee. I also asked said busboy for more cream for the coffee but that never came . The prices were high but I don't mind paying more if the service is good. So if you're looking for overpriced food in a beautiful setting and terrible service this is the place for you!
Vibrant and stylish brasserie for Sunday brunch. I had the burger with fries. The burger was seasoned well and cooked exactly to my liking. The mushroom and onion garnish with melted cheese on a brioche bun brought an explosion of flavor. The service was professional and courteous. Strongly recommend!
Came here with my wife for a afternoon lunch. Not too busy and getting seated was fast. However, it took us a while to get offered water, and about 20 minutes after that until we were even offered any other drinks. At this point we ordered a cheese platter, a sandwich, and a salad. After another 20 minutes, we finally received our cheese platter. It was very good cheeses, although nothing that you would be unable to get elsewhere. It has been another 15-20 minutes since we finished our cheese platter when the server asked if we had ordered food, which is a major oversight and very obnoxious since other tables have been served and cleared in the interim. Eventually, another server said he would check on our food, and nobody seemed to know what was taking so long. Our original waiter eventually told us he was waiting for us to finish the cheese, which is negligent at best (since we were done for a while) and a lie at worst. Regardless, our food came out hot and was very good, although maybe not the slightly higher prices. The atmosphere seemed nice, but we spent the whole lunch in the outdoor seating.
Overall, I couldn't really recommend Lafayette. Our service was atrocious and confused, and the food is good but abnormally pricey. It's fine if you are in the area and want some French cuisine, but hopefully the service is better than ours.
Had a great experience here! All the appetizers, wine, and entrees we had were delicious, plus the banana ice cream with chocolate sauce dessert was incredible. Highly recommend the salmon appetizer, goat cheese ravioli with snow peas, and the trout entree! Fantastic. Gets pretty loud at prime dinner hours, FYI.