Cafe Luxembourg
Cafe Luxembourg

Cafe Luxembourg

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafeluxembourg.com/
  • Phone: (212) 873-7411
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 11:30am, Weekend Brunch: 9:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Brasserie Monday-Friday: 3pm-5:00pm, Weekend 4pm-5:00pm; Dinner Sunday, Monday & Tuesday 5:00pm-11pm Wednesday-Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Pay with OpenTable,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French American
  • Executive Chef: Alex Asteinza
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Entertainment: We are near The Beacon Theater, Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet and The American Museum of Natural History.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Amsterdam
  • Public Transit: 1,2,3 at 72nd Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Nearest Parking Garages:
    200 West End Av btwn Amsterdam and West End Ave
    212.874-0200
    www.200wea.org

    Highrise Parking
    210 West 71st Street btwn Broadway and West End Ave
    212.363.7622
    www.iconparkingsystems.com
A word from Cafe Luxembourg
In 1983, Café Luxembourg opened its doors to become the quintessential neighborhood bistro of the Upper West Side. The dining room of this charming 90 seat restaurant glows in the warm light of the Jean Perzel fixtures and antique mirrors.

Located on 70th Street just west of Broadway, Café Luxembourg entertains New Yorkers and celebrities alike. The full service bar is home to many regulars. The lively buzz of the dining room is inviting and intimate. The frequency of dining customers is testament to the sincere efforts by the entire Café Luxembourg staff.

The menu changes seasonally as well as offering daily specials. The classic menu dishes maintain a level of cooking on par with the city’s best restaurants. Café Luxembourg offers beautifully prepared food with professional, yet unpretentious service at reasonable prices.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench American
Cafe Luxembourg reviews from OpenTable diners
394 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (281)great for brunch (159)fit for foodies (154)great for lunch (126)special occasion (64)hot spot (61)late-night find (61)vibrant bar scene (58)romantic (54)good for groups (39)notable wine list (28)kid-friendly (21)scenic view (3)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Neighbourhood gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Consistently excellent and creative food! Friendly vibe and great service always. Our favorite 'go-to' place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK but overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/23/2014
    Over $100 for 2; left feeling hungry. Good service
    Special Features:
    late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cafe Luxembourg
    Gloriousity
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    We are long time New Yorkers. Cafe Luxembourg never misses in their delicious combination of ingredients, delicious dishes cover the menu, and the desserts are sublime. The host and hostess and wait staff are always friendly, helpful, mannerly and welcoming. A great New York experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food and service!
    BroadwayBobVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    A great place to go on the Upper West Side, consistently excellent, with A-1 service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • where everyone knows your name
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Service was excellent. Even though it was packed, we were seated promptly. Servers were attentive without hovering. Food was ok, not great. I had an omelet and dinning partner had casoulet. I could do better at both. Good nebiolo sold by the glass. The main reason to go to this cafe seemed to be to visit with your neighbors and friends. Definitely a place for locals. Very loud, had to shout to be heard across the table.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    I dine at Café Luxembourg 20+ times a year. It's a wonder neighborhood bistro. My dinner on Wednesday night was not great (Coq au Vin), generally lacked flavor. Also, they usually have great wines by the glass, however, this week the Nebbiolo and the Bordeaux were almost undrinkable. Of course I will be back, but wanted one of my most favorite places to have the feedback.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pino
    PinettoVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Always a pleasure to dine in this consisntently fabulous neighborhood gem. Would travel here even if it were not so close.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    Loved the venison, it was cooked to perfection. My guest had the special squash with an aioli sauce and a vegetable dish that was delicious. A great restaurant to come to before a show or anytime. An iconic restaurant in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice atmosphere, solid French brasserie food
    PaulL
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    Went there pre-show Beacon Theatre. Staff were friendly. Atmosphere was warm, lively but not too loud. Solid French brasserie food. We took advantage of the prix fixe option, which is a good value. I enjoyed the cassoulet and my wife enjoyed the steak frites, though I don't think the steak frites was worth a $10 supplement. Small but nice beer list.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun
    alexkate429VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We have been to Cafe Luxembourg several times. The waiter recognized us which is something I appreciate. The food is consistently great. The menu is great. It has a nice variety.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top local spot
    MarkhamVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Great spot on the upper west side for brunch or just people-watching. Lovely bar. Liked that I could pay through Opentable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Had Coq o Vin which was overcooked and tasteless. Another member of the party had the fish and it was also overcooked. Very disappointed in the quality of the food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Cafe Luxembourg is consistently excellent
    75eats
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    My favorite place for breakfast, with the world's greatest home fries, unlike any other I've ever had. Also, Cafe Luxembourg serves real maple syrup, not the horrible ersatz stuff. Wonderfully attentive staff, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Review - Cafe Lucembourg
    Gabrielapmoura
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The restaurant is really nice and the food is delicious.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Took a friend out for a birthday lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    The meal was delicious - we both cleaned our plates. Service was very good and the atmosphere was vibrant. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch at Cafe Luxembourg
    Foodie53
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    Cafe Luxembourg was, as always, consistently wonderful. Our visit was marred only by the obnoxiously loud diner seated next to us who made thinking even difficult for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic best!
    SeanVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    There's a reason remains one of my favorite restaurants on the planet. The food, atmosphere, service and 'classic French bistro' authenticity has remained consistently high for 16 years that I first started coming. It is a 'must go' place each time I come to NYC which I do frequently.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic still delivers
    NYerVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Terrific food, wonderful ambience and a buzzy crowd. Cafe Luxembourg is still fantastic. New menu items are delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Go to Place
    live2eat
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    I love every meal here. Brunch, lunch,dinner. Always a warm welcome, even though I don't consider myself a regular and the food, well tastes like you want it to and is well presented. They change up the menu to reflect currnent trends without going over the edge.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistant
    gramercyfoodie1VIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    an easy choice for me when on the uws or even a place for me to travel to
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    I was impressed with the fact that the staff actually read the comment about attending a show at the Beacon Theater, which I had mentioned when I first made the reservation. Our server even asked us what time would be comfortable for us to finish. Even though I found the menu somewhat limited, the food was very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great group experience
    asruss01VIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Came with a group of 9 - restaurant was able to accommodate albeit a little squished. Food was excellent and surprisingly memorable. Between the group we had the lobster roll, fish and chips and tuna burger - all which were good. Recommend to anyone looking for a nice place on the upper west side
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • beyond crowded
    jerry
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    This is always a nice place for lunch, but unfortunately they have crammed way too many tables into the space. The wait staff can barely navigate. And the noise level is beyond energetic.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Kaps Korner
    KapsVIP
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Everyone at Cafe were customer friendly. Attentive. Lived up to reservation. Food was served in a timely manner and I would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Debbie a
    DeborahA
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Love this place...great bistro never disappointed..loved the Country Salad and steak tartar....As always a bit noisy, but I think adds to the vibrancy of the place. Can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Mushrooms on toast....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Their mushrooms on toast appetizer, consisting of a melange of scrumptious mushrooms is ABSOLUTELY UNBELIEVEABLE.... I cannot wait to go back for more. Truly a memorable dish. Thank you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always perfect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    Cafe Luxembourg is the best. The service is both friendly and professional, and the food is always perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great place
    Susan
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    I had an early dinner here with friend before theater. It could not have been better. Charming, professional and efficient waitperson, lovely ambience,and delicious tunaburger. Can't wait to return. Without realizing that they were sister restaurants, I happened to have lunch the next day at Odeon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Apple Pay!!!!
    ManhattaniteVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Been passing this restaurant everyday for 3 yrs. and just tried it, to see if they accept Apple Pay and they do!!!! seems like the venue must use Open Table's system for the servers (not just reservations) in order to accept Apple Pay; and what a pleasure, not to have to wait for the check or have your credit card taken away, so much more efficient and secure!!! The food was pleasantly very good too. The mushrooms on toast appetizer was to die for, piled high with a medley of flavorful earthy mushrooms, Serrano ham, perfectly toasted country bread, so good!! The char-grilled chicken was well executed where the skin was crispy and smoky and the meat was succulent and juicy, perfectly paired with a honey yogurt sauce. I will be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great brunch
    Bobeatsgrub
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Had brunch on Sunday. Brief wait for reserved table due to business following NY marathon. Once seated, everything was great. Server attentive but not intrusive. Food good but not excellent but combined with a couple of cocktails made for the perfect start to a break in NYC.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First date made special
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Saved best table, delivered gift, and service was present without annoyance. Magic!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ArabesqueVIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    good food, good service, friendly, relaxed,reliable every time- my very own upper west side "go to place around the corner"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ellen
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    great little neighborhood restaurant on upper east side. Food was excellent and the menu was quite varied. We were going to a show at 7 and had 5p reservations. Service was excellent. I would highly recommend Cafe Luxombourg.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • very accommodating
    nyloracnelg
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    We arrived early and were seated for a party of 4. Our friendly and patient server brought coffee and menus for breakfast and lunch. The third member of our party of 4 arrived, so we decided to order. The 4th member of our party arrived...... with a friend, making our table too small. The hostess enlarged the table from beneath like a magic trick , accommodating all of us. Great food, great atmosphere and service in this wonderful location on the Westside. I also saw a famous actress having lunch at the next table!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • BonnieVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Cafe Lux has for years been one of our favorite restaurants on the UWS--and continues to be. This time there were several glitches with both my appetizer and main course; the staff was so gracios and concerned about making everything right--and they did. A class act in all ways.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Creative and comfortable
    OperaFoodie
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Hiding in plain sight, the Luxembourg is always delivering food and service at a level beyond what one might expect for a comfy neighborhood bistro. It's style and approach is definitely "neighborhood gem," but the finesse is always more subtle. Entrees are always cooked to perfection, service is timely and reliable, and Austin is always there with a welcoming smile or a remarkable wine suggestion. This spot is the definition of a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • consistently good
    Buckley
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    I always enjoy dining at Cafe Luxembourg. The food is consistently good. I have found that the lunch crowd is very energetic while the dinner crowd is a little more subdued.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • loud and crowded
    Glypp
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    The waiter kept bumping into me to serve the table next to ours. We always dined next-door at Compass which was roomy, quiet and delicious, but it closed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • LarryVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I am a "regular" and have written many reviews. It's always good and the cuisine can be imaginative and always well presented.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New York Landmark
    Maeve
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I love this restaurant. I have been coming here for years and it seems like nothing has changed, which in this case is a very good thing. The staff are gracious and friendly. They do everything they can to take care of you. It is always busy there but never too loud that you can't have dinner conversation. I will continue to come back over and over and bring my friends. Oh and yes the food is delicious. PS Try the Three naked Ladies Cocktail
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate