Dirt French


About Dirty French

Dirty French is a New York bistro created by Major Food Group’s Mario Carbone, Rich Torrisi and Jeff Zalaznick. The restaurant takes its culinary cues from the timeless dishes and preparations of the classic French bistro and enlivens them utilizing modern techniques and bold flavors. Dishes like Duck à l’Orange with ras el hanout and preserved oranges and Trout Amandine with sesame and apricots remain true to their French roots but are restyled with flavors that explore the breadth and depth of the global French culinary influence. Dirty French is located in the Ludlow Hotel in Manhattan’s storied Lower East Side.

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Reservations can be made via email only one month to the numerical date in advance.  

We start accepting reservation requests at 9:00AM via email on weekdays and at 10:00AM on weekends. We answer all emails in the order we receive them. Emails received before 9:00AM during the week or before 10:00AM on weekends are answered after the emails that came in directly at the opening hour.

Please note, reservations may not be booked over the phone.  You can make, change or cancel your reservation by emailing us at reservations@dirtyfrench.com 

For any last minute changes or cancellations, you may call us between 5pm - 10pm at 646-757-5477 for same day requests only.

Lobby Bar

The Lobby Bar is a cocktail bar and lounge located inside The Ludlow hotel. Featuring cocktails from Major Food Group's acclaimed Bar Director, Thomas Waugh, the Lobby Bar also serves a select food menu. Please refer to the Menu page for more information.

The Lobby Bar serves guests indoors and outdoors year-round in The Ludlow's garden courtyard and is open from 12pm daily.

Private Events

Dirty French can accommodate large parties of up to 25 in our main dining room space or can be booked for up to 100 guests seated or 175 for cocktails with a full restaurant buyout. 

Dirty French's Private Dining Room is located on the 2nd Floor of the hotel through a private entrance. The room has a built-in bar, dedicated restrooms, private coat check and large windows overlooking Ludlow Street. It can be booked for up to 60 guests seated or 100 for cocktails. 

Please contact our events department at events@majorfood.com or 212-776-4920 to discuss all private event options.

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180 Ludlow Street New York, NY 10002

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To make, confirm or cancel a reservation
please email reservations@dirtyfrench.com

We do not accept reservations via phone



7:00am - 11:00am

Monday - Friday
12:00pm - 3:00pm

Saturday & Sunday
11:00am - 3:00pm

Monday - Wednesday
5:30pm - 11:00pm

Thursday & Friday
5:30pm - Midnight

5:00pm - Midnight

5:00pm - 11:00pm

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Anti-Discrimination Policy

Major Food Group welcomes anyone who wants to work or dine at one of our restaurants and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, actual or perceived disability, veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, military obligations, marital status and/or any other protected characteristic. The Company expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on any protected characteristic. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for religious practice, disability, pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions, and for victims of domestic violence, sex offenses, and stalking.

The Company’s anti-discrimination policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, training, compensation, internal promotions, discipline, performance evaluations, opportunities for advancement, terminations, layoff, recall, transfers, and leaves of absence. This policy also applies to outside vendors, organization members and customers, service clients, contractors and consultants, and dealings with the general public.

Please contact us if you require an accommodation or auxiliary aide and we will do our best to reasonably accommodate you.