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284 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10014
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Cafe Cluny Details
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:30am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday and Monday: 5:30-11:pm; Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 12:00am; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm Brasserie: Monday- Friday 3:00pm-5:30pm
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Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch, Wine
West 4th Street
The 1, 2, 3, A, C and E trains stop at West 14th Street.
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Cafe Cluny is located in the heart of the West Village.
We frequent Cafe Cluny several
times a year. The food is always delicious, although the menu is quite limited- and they frown upon substitutions. This time be felt the prices had gone up and the serving size down (at least for the salmon entree). We started with a delicious (very small) green salad. It was so simple, yet perfect: three baby heads of lettuce just barely grilled but still retaining a crunch, and then dressed with an exquisite french dressing and fresh herbs."
Dined on 3/1/2014
The food was delicious. I always
love going there - and the desserts are divine - especially the chocolate cake!"
Dined on 2/26/2014
Café Cluny was recommended
casually as a kind of good second choice, but it will be a first choice next time. The service was friendly and efficient; the steak with the 'steak-frites' cooked exactly as requested; the mood romantic in a casual way; and it was very French without being 'faux-French', if you know what I mean!"
Dined on 2/19/2014
Cafe Cluny is well located and
attractive. It is relatively small and has an intimate vibe. The menu is great and the food is good."
Dined on 1/24/2014
Great drinks, okay food, and much
too expensive for what it was. The steak was perfect, the monkfish was okay, and the charcutterie was disappointing."
Dined on 2/14/2014
I took my girlfriend to Cafe Cluny
for Valentine's day and she loved it. The food was great, drinks were good, and she thought it was a cute place. It was a bit pricey, but perfect for a special occasion or night out. I'd highly recommend this restaurant!"
Dined on 2/14/2014
Hadn't been to Cafe Cluny in years
but it's still awesome and worthy of a splurge. A good barometer of a kitchen is their steak frites, and it was flawless."
Dined on 2/1/2014
I recently went to Cafe Cluny for
dinner after eating lunch there several times. The appetizers were oversold - the dishes were pretty and sounded interesting, yet rather boring once delivered. The entrees, on the other hand, were absolutely delicious! We did not have dessert but next time we will skip the apps and order dessert."
Dined on 2/1/2014
Had dinner here with a friend and
we both loved it. My steak was cooked to perfection. Beautiful presentations. Quaint chic rustic feel to the decor. The banana tart desert thing was amazing!!!!! Kinda like banana pudding but better; I highly recommend it. Great date place."
Dined on 1/10/2014
Love this restaurant. No music so
you can actually hear what your friend is saying without shouting! Food is also very good. Some experimental with other cuisine material! Love them all."
Dined on 1/8/2014
Went for a Saturday night dinner
with friends and brunch on Sunday. The food was excellent on both occasions. Loved the scallops and squash soup for dinner, fabulous mint sorbet and profiteroles. Brunch was excellent and everything is plated beautifully. Loved our waiter on Sunday morning. On Saturday we had someone different who was ok."
Dined on 12/28/2013
Great place, romantic. Tks for
mini but funny new year's comemoration, good to couples. About Open table, u should be a service like this in another cities, like São Paulo, Brazil. There are very good places and your website helps many customs."
Dined on 12/31/2013
My first time here, I was given a
cozy, window table by a friendly hostess. Service was nice and friendly. Food was outstanding. Home made mozzarella, heirloom pears and artichokes were all delicious. Entrees of fish were also flavorful, tender, we'll prepared. I recommend tables in the back room for a cozy, more intimate experience. Front room with the bar is more noisy."
Dined on 12/31/2013
The visual presentation of the
burger is great. You are offered three cheeses, I stuck with American. They forgot my bacon...ugh. It came out as a side after I brought it to their attention but it killed me to stare and wait those five minutes. I cannot fairly judge this burger for the simple reason that it was completely over cooked. I asked for medium and it came out well done. Burger was dry and lacked the juicy flavor one desires when eating a burger. Sides/bacon/cheese were all fresh and good. Fries were awesome and ambiance is that of a quaint French bistro. Service was decent. Location is great."
Dined on 11/27/2013
Given our limited budget we to
filter our Yelp searches to the two $ settings. Chose Cafe Cluny because it seemed cozy, we were in the mood for some French food, and the price was listed as $$. I don't know if this is a fault of Yelp but the final bill was about $60 per person, and we didn't order that much. The food was good not amazing and not worth $120. You can find better French food in NYC for cheaper than that. Brussels Sprouts appetizer was delicious. Tuna burger was garden variety. The rolls/bread were surprisingly mediocre/stiff/stale--we are talking about a French restaurant, right? Service was very friendly - it never got too loud. I would go back again probably, but Yelp and/or OpenTable should list this is three $$$, not two."
Dined on 12/27/2013
I met my parents at Cafe Cluny for
breakfast on my birthday, two days after Christmas. We were there pretty early, before it got crowded, and the staff were welcoming and attentive. We enjoyed the pancakes, french toast, and breakfast club. Everyone enjoyed their meal. My parents especially loved the fresh orange juice. I recommend this breakfast."
Dined on 12/27/2013
I stumbled into Cafe Cluny on a
Christmas Eve 5 years ago (before moving to NY). Now as a local, it's become my special place where I go without fail every Christmas Eve and every (dreaded) birthday. I've never had a bad meal or a bad server and despite the trendy location, it feels cozy, informal and neighborhoody. The Steak Frites is my favorite and the wine list accommodates any palette. Highly recommend!"
Dined on 12/24/2013
Classic West Village spot - French
inspired bistro fare. The place is small, which can be spun 2 ways: cosy and intimate, or cramped. Personally, there are a few tables too many for the space which makes privacy from neighboring tables difficult. I prefer this place for brunch/lunch to dinner."
Dined on 12/24/2013
Weekend brunch or weekday dinner--
both are perfect. date or with the family. A+ all around."
Dined on 12/23/2013
I adore Cafe Cluny. I think it is
a rare gem in a neighborhood that has lost its character to bridge and tunnel invaders. I eat there often and was shocked that my dinner on Sunday, December 22nd was flat out terrible. It really did seem as if there was a substitute chef filling in for the holidays. My meal was garnished in an odd way as to make up for the lack of taste and the dish ACTUALLY tasted bad. The table next to me sent back their food and I should have done the same. For a $70 meal I was pretty miffed. I love Cluny for its quiet atmosphere, great crowd, and consistent food but I will now think twice before dining there. Sad."
Dined on 12/22/2013
The yellow tail, mozzarellal and
beat salad are amazing. Great place for dinner with friends."
Dined on 12/13/2013
Loved the restaurant! Great food,
atmosphere, service, loved everything!"
Dined on 12/6/2013
Just didn't taste good. Had the
mozzarella app and the artichoke app. Then had the pasta entree and the beef entree. All of it was salty and boring. Very disappointed. The service and ambiance was nice though. Much better options in the w village."
Dined on 12/11/2013
Recommended by a friend who
fancies herself somewhat of a foodie, we were somewhat skeptical, but took our friends in from LA for dinner there because it was near the theater we were going to. Everything was much better than we expected--the food, service, atmosphere. We eat out about 4 nights per week and are somewhat picky. We would definitely return there--it was that good."
Dined on 12/7/2013
Great windows look out onto a
village street. Friendly staff, delicious food."
Dined on 12/1/2013
Always a wonderful meal, great
food, beautiful location, a bit tight for seating so be prepared to be close to your neighbors."
Dined on 11/21/2013
Never an attitude in this lovely
Village spot. Lunch here has become a favorite among my group. So pleasant. Thank you."
Dined on 11/19/2013
It's my go-to lunch spot. Homey,
consistently good food and great service make it my favorite place in the West Village. Plus they give you chocolate with your check--it's the little things that count right?"
Dined on 11/10/2013
We discovered Cafe Cluny during
our one week trip to NYC. We were looking for a nice place for dinner, but we didn't know NYC restaurants and tried to book a table very late. Cafe Cluny is a really nice place : charming streets around, a "cocooning and romantic" atmosphere but it can fit for friends too... About the food : we had a 3 courses meal : I really enjoyed the Artichokes barigoule (kind of "sweeter" than in France and I must admit that's great), the salad was really nice too (kind of a "salade Lyonnaise") The salmon had the perfect cooking tasted the kale gratin (I enjoyed, we don't eat this vegetable in France), Cedric chose the burger (great too). I enjoyed the pistachio tarte. Bread and profiteroles were good enough. Service +++"
Dined on 11/8/2013
A beautiful little bistro in the
heart of the West Village - atmosphere had just the right balance of buzz and chill. The waitstaff, in their bateau neck t's, add to the ambience. Our Proseccos at the bar were perfect while we waited a short while for our table. The steak and frites got a thumbs up, the brussel sprouts were divine and my scallops were delicious, although the clams and oysters listed on the menu item were completely absent! Make sure to do a visual sweep - you might spot someone noteworthy!"
Dined on 11/8/2013
We were there for a special
occasion. We had eaten there several times and always. liked it. This time the food was very good also EXCEPT for the swordfish. It was like a piece of cardboard. Not edible. Salty. How could any self-respecting chef serve that??? I didn't return it because I didn't want to bring attention to that. Any other time I would have. Will think twice before retuning. What a disappointment.!!"
Dined on 11/9/2013
The staff were great and the food
was outstanding. Many thanks for a wonderful evening."
Dined on 11/5/2013
This cafe was recommended to me
for a recent trip to NYC. Couldn't have been happier. Lovely location, great food, great coffee, brilliant service and relaxed vibe."
Dined on 10/29/2013
Always have wonderful meal with
great service. Especially when going to theater. Prize fixe is high quality and reasonable. One of my favorites."
Dined on 11/1/2013
the food was great as was the
service! well enjoyed ourselves!"
Dined on 10/27/2013
Cafe Cluny never disappoints with
serving up the perfect evening where every restuarant element hits the right note. The food is amazing, serve top notch and the cozy, relaxed environment makes this 12th St. venue a winner."
Dined on 10/26/2013
Ha the ownership changed or
something? It was not a very good experience..."
Dined on 10/25/2013
Met a friend here for luncha nd we
both ordered the tuna burgers. It was not a solid piece of ahi tuna w/spicing on the outside. It was a ground up mix of tuna and seasonings which were visually evident, but failed to impart any flavor to the sandwich. The wait staff was pleasant and the surroundings easy on the eye. WIth so many different places to choose from in this area, I would think they would try and step up their offerings as well as better season the existing ones."
Dined on 10/10/2013
I took my partner here for his
birthday. The staff is very professional, welcoming and attentive. We were seated with our reservation right away. When we asked for another area to sit in, they were instantly accommodating. The smoked tomato soup special and frisée salad with lardons were delicious. I was a little less impressed with the steak frites. The meat was fine, not super tasty or tender and the fries were not as flavorful as I would have liked. Also the mushrooms side, though tasty, could have also used a little moisture. The trio of ice creams were also delicious, especially the chocolate."
Dined on 10/12/2013
Cosy little gem, good food
reasonably priced, great atmosphere."
Dined on 10/9/2013
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