Parisian charm on the West SideFrom the vouvray to the croque monsieur, basil ice cream and fresh berries and chantilly...all was delightful. A small, intimate place. Our aspiring actor-waiter Matthew, was professional, knowledgeable and lots of fun. Would return in a heartbeat.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMWe go to Cafe Luxembourg atWe go to Cafe Luxembourg at least once a month. It is our favorite neighborhood place. It is a warm and friendly local bistro with great food and ambience. We've never been disappointed. We love the French Onion Soup, the Burgers, and Fish and Chips. Most of all we love Harry's Hot Fudge Sundae!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a joyWe've been going to Cafe Luxembourg for 15 years, and during that time, the menu has varied little, but it is always excellent, the food exquisitely prepared and the service impeccable. The restaurateur/manager/sommelier is more than charming, the wine list spectacular -- full of surprises at extremely good prices, and rare finds that you won't get anywhere else in the city -- and the atmosphere is exactly what you want for a place that is at once intimate and a little glamorous but never intimidating or self-important.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMNever lets you down.We have been going to Cafe Lux since 1984, and love it. The food is fine, and it's convenient to Lincoln Center. The staff is always welcoming, and make you feel special.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMReliably lovelyBoth a neighborhood gem and fit for a special lunch or small dinner - excellent bistro, outstanding service. Tried and true.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways GoodNicest and cutest staff in NYC!
The food is always good6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderfully predictableMy "go to " favorite on the UWS. Classy brasserie with a few items never to miss.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThe hostess was lovely, reallyThe hostess was lovely, really made my mother and me feel welcome and added to experience.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a pleasureI'm usually in New York once or twice a year and every time I go to Cafe Luxembourg. I keep abreast of all the lastest restaurant openings so its not that I'm stuck in a rut. I just enjoy myself every time I go - great food, ambience, service, good prices. Its that simple!6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday brunch at Cafe LuxembourgOur first time there as we are new to the neighborhood but certainly won't be our last! We had the Crab Eggs Benedict and the Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict, both were delicious! As the restaurant was very busy it is a bit noisy but didn't bother us in the least! Looking forward to returning!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good and tasty food ,friendlyVery good and tasty food ,friendly service, definitely keeper ,will go back6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA Great Cafe!Cafe Luxembourg was terrific all around. Service was excellent and my profiteroles with mint chocolate ice cream drool worthy!
Can't wait to return!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAn oldie but goodieHaven't been here in more than 10 years and happy to report everything was as good as ever!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointsFrom the treatment at the door (under their longtime professional Maitre d' Kyle), to the friendly, helpful service, and will excellent food, Cafe Lux never disappoints. It is steady and reliable, and from time to time truly delights in the food department. I am a regular as long as the place continues to run as it has for the 10 years I've been coming here. Long before I moved to the UWS and became a regular, I ate at Odeon which I beleive belongs to the same restauranteur, and it too has delivered quality and great service as long as I've been a patron (which I decline to specify... although I will say I remember Warhol's wigs peeking up over the frosted glass partition between the bar and dining room).6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMyummy! but a wee bit crampedfood was delicious! but the tables are so cramped i was moving back and forth every minute or two to let a person by one way then the other... would still go back.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMa perfect place for pre-theatre-etcAs always it is a treat to eat here and lucky to get a reservation.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service makes a mealAfter a spate of terrible service at other NYC restaurants, it was refreshing to come to Cafe Luxembourg. Thanks for reminding me what great service looks like. Kudos to the staff on good timing, excellent knowledge of the food and drinks, and friendly demeanor. It really makes a difference!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways FantasticFantastic food. Outstanding service. Always a winner.5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding ServiceThe servers were excellent. Very attentive without "hovering".5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFamily brunchOur party of six was seated upon arrival without delay. The wait staff was friendly, helpful and competent. We enjoyed the ambience of the restaurant. Our food was delicious and we shall return again.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favorite restaurants.One of our favorite restaurants. Service great!!! Food consistently good and although always crowded will get you right in with your reservation.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceMy family and I traveled to NYC this past week and a friend recommended Cafe Luxembourg for Brunch. It was great! We went there before checking out some spots in the super cool Upper West Side. The food, drinks, and service was great! If you are traveling to NYC, put this on your list of stops!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMCafe Luxembourg was most accommodatCafe Luxembourg was most accommodating, we arrived way early, from a rainstorm, they seated us and we had drinks, and had a leisurely dinner. The staff was very attentive.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMStill the BestCafe Luxembourg is still the best bistro in the City. From the decor to the attentiveness of the staff and the quality of the food, this friendly establishment is the one place we always can count on for great service and a comfortable meal.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways goodWe come here frequently and are never disappointed.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMCafe Lux really holds up!Still wonderful after all these years - the service is attentive and thoughtful - the cuisine yummy and comforting - and the ambiance simple yet sophisticated. Great morning, noon, evening, late night. And good solo, or for a romantic tete-a-tete, or to entertain clients, or with a big family group. Enjoy!5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFavouriteI've lived in NYC for a year now and eaten at about 100 restaurants if not more and this is our go-to place for GREAT food, GREAT service and GREAT ambience. LOVE it!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNice place but a bit too cozy...Tables are way too close so be prepared to share your conversation. Oh, and be careful when your food is being put on the table or you may end up with french onion soup on your lap like the poor guy sitting next to me. Just not enough elbow space so the waiter had to reach over the guys shoulder and, well, oops! Can't blame the waiter.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMClassy room - consistent great foodThis is a very special NYC restaurant, always consistent and well managed. The quality of food is exceptional. Service is generally good, and depending on your server, exceptional. I have had some of the absolute best waiters ever there, and then some that are fine, but un-exceptional. Other than that uncertainty, everything else is top notch!
I like to make an event of dining at Cafe Lux, and plan to visit there many more times!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat reunionIt was great coming back to CL after moving away from the city seberal years ago. Everything stays the same - in the best possible manner. Super evening!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExtremely pleasant, good food,Extremely pleasant, good food, great service, fun place. No wonder it is still " in " after thirty years!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were veryFood and service were very good. We got there on the early side to avoid the noise levels that we experienced in the past.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways excellent. Been comingAlways excellent. Been coming to lunch and dinner with you for over 25 years.
Remained consistently fresh.
Bravo.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFor years Cafe LuxembourgFor years Cafe Luxembourg has been an Upper West Side favorite because it is excellent in every way. It has the ambience of a genuine Parisian bistro with a suitably U.S.-adapted menu. What it does not have is the sometimes indifferent -- and at other times, downright hostile -- service of a Parisian bistro. The staff seems to be specially selected for servers who are friendly, funny, and helpful. On top of that, the food is delicious without being pretentious. It is the perfect place for a late breakfast/early lunch; for pre- and post-theater (Lincoln Center is a mere five-minutes' walk away); and for everything in between. One of my favorite New York venues, although I have to travel across town to experience its many pleasures.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMYummy!Not a huge menu but the selections offered are done well. Quite yummy!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAn enjoyable mealThis restaurant serves consistently good meals.The onion soup is especially good. The food, service and atmosphere make it a restaurant we come back to again and again. Make reservations as it can get pretty crowded. Enjoy5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMclassic....reliable, classic, perfect moules.... i could eat here every night.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMIt works out.C. L. provides the visitor an authentic taste of N.Y.C. It says, "We/I are/am who we/I am/are. No pretense. We put before you the best we are. Service has always been efficient, friendly and helpful, while retaining a good note of professional formality. Food is of high natural quality, imaginatively composed and presented. I particularly like the Cafe before the opera. They pair well.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMTOO CLOSE FOR COMFORTCAFE "l" HAS DELICIOUS FOOD AND DELICIOUS/FRIENDLY SERVICE BUT THE NOISE AND CLOSENESS OF THE TABLES COULD MAKE ONE CLAUSTROPHOBIC!!! AFTER BEING SQUEEZED INTO MY SPACE i DECIDED TO MOVE TO A LOCATION OPPOSITE THE BAR WHICH WAS EMPTY AT THE TIME-THAT WORKED OUT EXTREMELY WELL-COULD HEAR MY GUEST-4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a pleasure to duneAlways a pleasure to dune at Cafe Luxembourg! Although the restaurant is always busy, I never feel rushed or neglected. Looking forward to going back!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely our favorite forAbsolutely our favorite for Sunday Brunch or a casual meal at other times. Superb ambiance, great food and drink reasonably priced, and excellent service!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat. as always. The serverGreat. as always. The server was particularly adept at being present without being intrusive, a great feat considering the table was a larger than normal crowd with many cross conversations running.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe noise level is quite high...beyThe noise level is quite high...beyond "vibrant". There should be a way to enter"LOUD".4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMif neighbors are LOUD itsif neighbors are LOUD its annoying - but thankfully no music that makes it harder to enjoy the company - otherwise a very very nice experience -4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was good,the serviceThe food was good,the service was excellent. We told the restaurant we had Philharmonic tickets for 7:30. They made sure to take our orders promptly and served the food quickly, but without making us feel rushed.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is the main draw; everythingFood is the main draw; everything was delicious, with a varied menu. Appetizers are generous and can be shared. I had a crab cake
appetizer with frites and some tastes of others' appetizers and this was plenty of food! Our daughter ordered ONE oyster to be frugal, but the waiter brought six and said the other five were on the house. Desserts were very good though my taste of the Boston Cream Pie was a bit disappointing...too much vanilla-flavored cake, not enough cream. Like most other good restaurants,cocktails and wine by the glass are very expensive but not as much as ordering wine by the bottle. I find the overpricing of wine outrageous...it isn't exactly a good way to hook people on drinking good wine. The markups are 500%!4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFavorite spot on upper west sideThe food is delicious. My lunch companion and I both had the Cobb Salad, which may sound boring, but it was elegant and so "French." This restaurant has been a favorite of mine since the 1980's and is still as great.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGood local place. NothingGood local place. Nothing thrilling but a nice, convenient lunch spot with good food. Good service. I'm in from out of town and needed a convenient a convenient spot. This fit the bill.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had about a 15-minute wait,We had about a 15-minute wait, even though we had a reservation. Our table was also in a bad spot, as it was right next to a beam. But the food was excellent!4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat meal, good service,Great meal, good service, did have to send my entree (Arctic Char) back as it was too rare but otherwise we all were very pleased.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AM