Address

1740 Broadway, NY., NY 10019

Phone Number

(212) 757 - 3600

Date Visited

11/11/2016

Website

Link to Website

Brasserie Cognac

Description

Brasserie Cognac is located at 1740 Broadway, (between 55th & 56th Streets), NY, NY.Parking needs to be found on the street or at one of the nearby garages.

The street-level, double door entry leads to the hostess area. Although not spacious, there is adequate room to navigate among the tables and banquettes.

Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms are located in a wide hallway off the front left dining area. There is not adequate space for a wheelchair to get to that hallway without diners at some of the tables having to move their chairs. There is no baby-changing station.

Checklist

    Number of handicapped spaces:  *
    Location of handicapped entrance:  main entrance
    Doors:  street-level, double doors
    Number of floors:  1
    Elevators:  none
    Ramps:  none
    Steps and staircases:  none
    Width of aisles:  adequate
    Places to sit:  banquettes, tables & chairs
    Location of restrooms:  ** see notes below
    Type of restroom:  ***see notes below
    Ease of entry and exit:  OK
    Baby changing station:  no
    Friendliness of staff:  professional
    Notes:  *Parking needs to be found on the street, or in a near-by garage.*Multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms are located in a wide hallway,. ***Getting to them is difficult because there is not adequate space for a wheelchair to pass some diners without the diners having to move their chairs.

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Tickets for Carnegie Hall.  Looking to try another, new restaurant close by. Tonight it was Brasserie Cognac, located two blocks away. The website says, “…authentic French food.” We decided that would be interesting.


Of course, there is no parking lot, as it is in mid-town Manhattan. There are several parking lots close by. Street-level, double doors led us into a lively French Bistro setting. Several dining areas make the space seem somewhat intimate. Although not spacious there is adequate space to navigate among most of the tables and banquettes. The only exception to this is trying to navigate to the restrooms. Although located in a wide hallway off the front left dining area, getting  past the tables near that hallway made for a challenge. There is not adequate space for a wheelchair to get to the multi-stall, handicapped-accessible restrooms without diners at some of the tables having to move their chairs. There are no baby-changing facilities.


We were seated in a quiet back area. As we looked at the extensive menu we notice a pre-fix menu – a nice option – which three in our party opted for. I was the lone hold-out, being unable to pass up the mussels I saw on the menu.  Our server was very professional, our dinner unhurried. If you are headed to the theater, let your server know, and he/she will make sure to get you there on time.


If the weather permits and you wish, there is outdoor seating facing Broadway.


As always, we at Destination Accessible advise you to check a venue’s website, http://www.cognacrestaurant.com, when planning a visit, to “know before you go.”



Location


Nearby

Carnegie HallBroadweay theatersCentral Park