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Cafe Cluny
Cafe Cluny

Cafe Cluny Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafecluny.com/
  • Phone: (212) 255-6900
  • 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
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French, American
  • Executive Chef: Phillip Kirschen-Clark
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West 4th Street
  • Public Transit: The 1, 2, 3, A, C and E trains stop at West 14th Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Cafe Cluny
Cafe Cluny is located in the heart of the West Village.
Diner Reviews
  • "This place came highly recommended for lunch. We had three sandwiches and three glasses of tea. The total bill was over $100.00. It was loud and the service was mediocre at best. There are plenty of places in NYC where you can have a much better lunch for $100.00 plus tip. Don't waste your time or money. The sandwiches were deli quality at best. I can only imagine how the dinner would be."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "I went to the restaurant based on the recommendation of several bloggers that I had read recently. While the restaurant was very cute and charming, the food was really unimpressive. The food was overpriced, in small portions, and frankly, tasted very average. It wasn't bad food, but it really was nothing to write home about at all. There are too many restaurants in NYC to waste time at restaurants with such unimpressive food. It sounds like this place used to be far superior to how it is now. Very sad."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I have gone to Café Cluny with friends, family, business partners and potential clients. Its charm is unfailing. A kind, helpful staff always strikes the perfect balance between warmth and professionalism without ever being intrusive. And the food, while not breathtakingly innovative, is always perfectly prepared and lovely, with a wine list that is pitch perfect. Having lived in the Village for 25 years, and witnessing a sea of change, it strikes me that this restaurant feels like the Village I love most. Cosmopolitan but not pretentious. Friendly and inviting, it is cozy yet elegant. And special without being elitist about it all. I feel truly thankful Cafe Cluny has endured."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "A very cozy, warm place with excellent food, friendly service all around and a lively pace..people all seemed to be enjoying themselves"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "First time here... Very cozy atmosphere and friendly service. Steak frites was completely average... Not a super cut of meat, not very tender at all. Will try again since we live nearby....will give it just a 'good' rating overall.... Food quality is important."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We have walked by this place a hundred times and finally decided to dine there. SOOOO glad we did!! Excellent food, well presented, moderately priced. Will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Cafe Cluny is always, consistently, excellent. Reliable in the very best way."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "The Maine lobster was extraordinary. As ever, Cluny is a haven for friends and loved ones to meet."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Overall we had delicious food and friendly service. We did feel a bit rushed to leave at the end, despite the fact that there were still 4 other parties remaining."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The service was good and the wait staff knowledgeable. The turkey burger was tasty and I was able to get it with a salad instead of potatoes, We went early---at 6pm---and it started getting very crowded by the time we left. Very noisy and I was ready to leave."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "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