When you enter the majestic restaurant, the venue’s dazzling walls are marked by some colorful pieces by the French artist Henri Matisse and other artists. Everyone that dines makes a grand entrance by walking down the infamous sweeping staircase.
Brasserie 8½ is a spacious and bright restaurant that specializes in classic French fare. It is one of the storied eateries of the Patina Restaurant Group.
The menu features a reasonably priced prix fixe meal option. During lunch hours you can get a three course meal for $29.99.
Entrees include a dry-aged black Angus sirloin and a salmon over pillows of ricotta gnocchi with portobello. For dinner hours, prix fixe is set at $42.
During my last visit, I had a minor issue with a greasy spoon but other than that, the food and service was spot on. Brasserie 8½ is perfect for that power lunch meeting or if you’re trying to woo a client or friend.
There is always some sort of special going on: weekday daily oyster happy hours, soft shell crab & “BYOB” Sundays/Mondays and the ever popular all you can eat Sunday Brunch.