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Cafe Luxembourg
Cafe Luxembourg

Cafe Luxembourg Details

  • 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, Visa
  • Cuisine: French American, 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

    Highrise Parking
    210 West 71st Street btwn Broadway and West End Ave
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
Diner Reviews
  • "It is so popular and so good and so crowded! We have learned through the many years to avoid peak dinner times - too many people in tight seating and close tables, too much noisy conversation, everyone getting bumped.. We like the late leisurely lunches and very early dinners. The food is delicious and the professional service attentive and pleasant."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Well I can say that Luxembourg is all ways a treat (salmon Bennidect to die for! Thought the Moules Frites were a little on the small side but excellent"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "we are therefore my favorite icecream. its heavy for sure, but unforgetable. But find the clam good too, and the calve liver, the smell is so good. will back someday to try other dishes."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We have been to the cafe 7 times , one dinner and all the rest lunch,brunch or breakfast. Because it had always been enjoyable we were excited and looking forward to dinner. What a disappointment my husband ordered the pork dish and thinks it is probably the worst he has had. I had steak and was not very impressed. I would not return there for dinner or recommend it to a friend. Lunch,brunch and breakfast have always been fine and I hope they continue to be. Since the cafe has such good reviews I am wondering if the chef had changed"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Have been going here for a long time. Especially nice for brunch as it is one of the few UWS haunts that takes a reservation. No waiting outside like one would at Barney Greengrass or other "famous" city breakfast places. Is the food as good? Well, it is different and in my opinion, perhaps not as good as some, but it is definitely tasty and just fine and being able to sit in a comfortable, nice environment with good, albeit not great, food with good to great service is worth the visit."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "I eat here regularly & am never disappointed. They have been constantly turning out excellent food since the 1970's. Whether I have their of omelettes, steak tartar, great fish, salads of all types regardless of what any of my friends order everyone loves their choice."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "As always, a wonderful evening for me and my guests."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Consistently excellent service and food brings us back time after time, and year after year."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Cafe Luxembourg never fails in delivering delicious food and outstanding service in a lovely setting."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "A truly civilized and delightful restaurant. Food and service were excellent. This was our first time dining there but we look forward to returning often to Cafe Luxenbourg."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "This is not a place for a romantic dinner. The food was just okay."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Our dinner experience was thoroughly enjoyable. Service was especially attentive and friendly. Food choices were limited but very good."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "With red leather banquettes and wicker seats, very strange décor. Our salmons both had a good crispy top but the inside temperatures were off. One was raw and the other was well done. My burger was equally ill-prepared, it was ordered medium rare and it was overcooked, dry and borderline flavorless; bacon was very salty, I did like the Gruyere. The frites were very good. If we had the time (we were catching a concert) all of the entrees would probably have been returned to the kitchen. The server was very good, she knew the menu was helpful and professional. The other staff was challenged. They could all use a bit of retraining. Café Luxembourg is a diner trying to serve French cuisine."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "A casual brasserie in a convenient spot on the Upper West Side, featuring excellent French fare and unusually friendly service."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "In a city where 10% of the restaurants go out of business every year, it is significant that Cafe Luxembourg is still excellent and crowded after thirty years. The staff is friendly and accommodating, service is fast and attentive, and food is excellent. Even the prices, for an established Manhattan restaurant near the Beacon Theater and Lincoln Center, are attractive. And while the room can get a bit noisy when filled, it isn't impossible to have a conversation. All in all, a reliable go-to destination."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "The entrees are quite good (although one person's salmon was overcooked); but, a little expensive for what you get."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The "Cafe Luxembourg" is unfortunately relying upon an Upper West Side location to enhance the reputation of what looks to be an old 50's diner that is serving casual French cuisine. Red high backed booths with old tile and tables with wicker seats fill the space. Tables had to be physically moved aside to allow my wife, who is very petite, access to her seat (same again upon departure - the table of regulars next to us clearly used to the table shuffle). Fine dining this is not. Devoted locals say what they may, this restaurant is in need of a serious update. Myself -Tuna Crudo (flavorless), followed by a thankfully well prepared Pork Duo as the main My wife -Mixed Greens, followed by a less than thrilling Yellowfin Tuna Burger"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I have eaten at Cafe Luxembourg many times, and it's one of my favorite neighborhood restaurants. The service is always good."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "It is always a pleasure to eat at the Café Luxembourg"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Always can depend on great food and good service. We have never had a bad meal there in 20 years."
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "cosy and local vibe. Sophisticated locals at the bar, both a mix of families and artsy types."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "This restaurant is perfect for Sunday brunch! My omelette and salad were perfection. The service was outstanding. Warm and charming, Cafe Luxembourg has character and has been one of my best food experiences on the upper West Side."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This restaurant is an oasis for Lincoln Center visitors! Excellent food and terrific service as well as friendly customers. My wife and I have been here half a dozen times and love the place."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Don't know how many times we've been to CL over the last several years, but last night's visit was one of the best. My salmon entree was delicious, Andrew practically licked the plate of his pork duo, and Ilana provided superb service."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Have been going since the "80s. Love it!! Great simple French Bistro food."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "a favorite in a city filled with bespoke restaurant."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "We live in California, but Cafe Luxembourg is a destination for us. We love it. It is mostly patronized by neighborhood locals, but we think it's wonderful. It has a very New York feel and it's a fun place to people watch and to enjoy snippets of overheard conversations. It is very lively and energetic. The steak frites and the hot fudge sundae are favorites."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Had pre-theatre dinner here. They offer a very fairly priced prix-fixe that covers almost everything on the menu. Onion soup was delicious. The pork was so-so; my friend had the mushroom and rachlette dumplings and fava bean falafel, which she liked very much. Cocktails were nice, service was very good. They find out if you are going to theatre when you make the reservation, confirm when you get there that you still have theatre plans, and then time the meal accordingly. Quality place."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "overpriced. We paid $115.00 for two very inferior lobster rolls, two glasses of wine, one dessert, 2 coffees."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Cafe Luxembourg is always welcoming and friendly, and the food is good. This time (a Friday night), though, the preparations seemed a bit rushed, and suffered as a result. I've had the spring salad about four or five times in recent months, and each time the ingredients seem a little skimpier, though still tasty. The moules are being served in a tall narrow pot that makes the broth almost inaccessible beneath the layers of moules stacked above, and this time the broth also seemed very scant. Since the broth can be the best part, the dish was a little disappointing. Still, great place, and I'm always happy to return."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Terrific spot for "cafe" dining. All menu items are consistently well prepared and service is excellent. Staff is very alert to theater timetable and will get you out on time without a feeling of being rushed. Bustling and busy with tables and other diners nearby."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Lunch menu is decent for bistro fare, wine list is pretty good, service is overly familiar and rather amateurish, tables are tightly grouped together, prices are on the high side."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "We go here more regularly than any other restaurant and the reason is the atmosphere and food. And warmth of the staff. They also make you feel very welcome. Always. LOVE sitting at the bar for a Friday night dinner with my husband. Will continue to go back regularly as long as I can!"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "I love this place but HATE being charged for a refill on a glass of ice tea or soda! It cost's them nothing and while I understand they're in business to make a profit, it just feels tacky and cheap."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Happy to return to an UWS neighborhood staple! Four friends dining, pre-theatre. Nice to have the option of a 2 course $36.00 price fixe. The "girls" LOVED the Spring salad- with dandelion greens and fruit. Very arty! Husband LOVED the French Onion soup! 2 guests thought the clams, while plentiful, were small in size and not tasty."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I love it here. We have been dining here since we lived in Manhattan over 28 years ago. We had the best waiter, a wine - Irancy - that we've never found outside of France. The profiteroles here are the best and I've had many profiteroles! Wonderful, lively ambiance. Can't wait to return!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The team at Cafe Luxembourg ensured we had an enjoyable brunch. They were flexible when our group size expanded, there was never a shortage of coffee and we all enjoyed our brunch. Cafe Luxembourg is a neighborhood gem, love that such a great cafe is close by."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "especially in spring and summer, their seasonal specials are always refreshing and delicious. Asparagus vichicoise and green salad with fresh beans, peas, shoots of all kinds of wonderfulness....yum"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "There was a 30+ person group there and they were very noisy, otherwise everything quite wonderful. Have been there many times and never before encountered a large group there. It was after 11PM, which made it even more surprising."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Afriend and I had lunch before the ABT performance. Itwas as great as always. lLove the country salad with abowl of their gaspacho. Yum!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014