Cafe Luxembourg
Cafe Luxembourg

Cafe Luxembourg

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafeluxembourg.com/
  • Phone: 2128737411x
  • 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: 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
331 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (223)great for brunch (143)fit for foodies (119)great for lunch (102)special occasion (60)romantic (52)hot spot (45)late-night find (41)vibrant bar scene (40)good for groups (24)notable wine list (22)kid-friendly (17)scenic view (4)great for outdoor dining (3)Show More
  • Fashionable bistro
    Katie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    This is a charming and energetic environment for dinner. The service and food were fine. The steak frite was done to medium as requested. I would go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food and service was excellent. Definitely a special occasion type of place but well worth the price. I would definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Why did I wait to go here?
    RickNY
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We've been going to Lincoln Center for many years, and have not gone to Cafe Luxembourg based on some unfavorable reviews. I am happy to say they were wrong. The staff was very friendly. Our waiter very attentive without being intrusive. Service was efficient and got us out in plenty of time for the concert. The food was great. The quail appetizer outstanding. The red trout entree wonderful. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Apres a Lincoln Center performance. Easy to find. Great vibe and "Coolness" factor. Felt like I was back in Paris! Very good service and food very high quality. Will go back next time in NYC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent over time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I hadn't been to CL in years when a friend suggested we meet there for lunch. I ordered the tuna burger and was blown away by how delicious it was. I have now been back at least half a dozen times for the burger alone. On the rare occasion that I have tried something else, it has been equally as sensitively prepared and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Love this restaurant . Disappointed that the wasabi may tastes like mayo- the wasabi element, which is so important has essentially disappeared.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • UWSdiner
    UWSdiner
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Always great place to bring guests! Easy conversation, great menu variety and great wine choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good not great
    TravellingmaxVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The restaurant was fully booked. The food good. I ordered the mussels, thought they were bland. Ordered the French fries crispy..they were fabulous. I would return for their fries anytime.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GOOD AMBIANCE, FAIR FOOD
    Benjisdad
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Overall I really like this place, but the last visit had a more limited menu. The escargot pasta was a bit disappointing as the combinations of flavors was odd, so to pay about $180 for 2 people with an average bottle of wine and no dessert, I think we felt a little let down. We'll try this again as we love the spot and once inside, it feels like your are truly in a neighborhood bar in a quaint european town.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Cafe Luxembourg is for New Yorkers. It's not a show, it's not for amateurs and it isn't free, but the food is great, the drinks are great, and the wait staff is friendly and professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lincoln Center Reliable
    VillageDinerVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Cafe Lux has been one of our go-to places for Lincoln Center pre-theater for many years. The $36 appetizer/entree pre-theater special is more than fair and is just the right size meal before a performance. Service is efficient, the room is attractive and quiet enough for easy conversation, and it is just a 5 minute walk to Lincoln Center. In an area deficient in quality restaurants, this is a solid choice. You won't climb any culinary heights here but the food is above average and reliably tasty and properly prepared. On this visit we had the chicken (excellent) and the salmon (very good) as mains, and the pate (good) and mixed salad (average) to start.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Eat here regularly
    Nikki10023VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I eat here regularly as whatever I order is delicious. lovely decor - very French, excellent service. Never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely neighborhood restaurant
    dkfcleve
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Fine place for lunch and breakfast. Fairly quiet at lunch, which is excellent for meetings or quiet conversation. Food is excellent, service is fine and location is good for Upper West Side.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid, Varied Food
    wellssbVIP
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Crowded and popular West Side spot. Food is good, sometimes great, but always reliable. Plenty of options. Service attentive. Fairly priced. Always a pleasant dinning experience.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food Lousy Service
    Extravagansa
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    If you can deal with good food and incompetent service then Cafe Luxembourg would be a good choice. My family joined me for a birthday brunch and all of left disappointed because of the poor service. I wish could say that it was just a bad waiter, but even the manager seemed indifferent when I raised the issues with her. We had heard good things about the restaurant, but I can't see us returning, too many other good choices on the UWS where they actually appreciate you business.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice brunch!
    LakeviewGirl
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    I really like this restaurant! Good food, good service and nice location.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood
    Enjoyeatingout
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I liked the cozy feel inside this neighborhood spot.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RestaurantmavenVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    After all these years, the food is still tasty, enticing and dependable:Bistro food now served with a slightly healthier twist on some dishes. The service was friendly and efficient. The ambiance was lively, even if a bit noisy. Unfortunately, the decor is looking a bit tired and the table spacing too tight. My very slim partner had to constantly move his chair in for the wait staff and patrons to squeeze by.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Upper West Side Gem
    MCL8
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Headed up to Cafe Luxembourg after a show -- what a great find. It has a varied menu, ranging from the refined pallet to a burger, which I loved. Desserts were to die for and the service was exceptional. It's cozy but not cramped. Would definitely come again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Busy, busy, busy
    RingoEdgar
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Had brunch there for the first time on a Saturday. Reservations are a must as the place was slammed. Food and service as good as ever despite being very crowded and very noisy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Predictably Just Right
    xoxox
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I go to C.L. all the time and it's always exactly what I want. Great bistro food in a busy neighborhood with a busy atmosphere but intimate enough to visit with a good friend. Attentive service that gives you what you want when you want it, but not so on top of you that you feel you have to rush. I would not order the mushrooms on toast again. It tasted like cream of mushroom soup poured over toast with a stip of proscuitto on top. But everything else was great and the season homemade ricotta donuts dipped in jam or nutella were extraordinary.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of our favorites!
    DeliciousVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    As always, our dinner at Cafe Luxembourg was delicious, the ambiance warm and welcoming, and the service excellent. This restaurant never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 12345
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    too crowded tables too close but good food & great service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • classic boite
    nyerforlife
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    i love the luxembourg. it can be years between visits and it is always wonderful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A big disapointment
    WestsideLocavore
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    We have eaten at this restaurant many times before, but after last night I doubt we will be going back for many years. Firstly the Maitre d' ignored us, then we waited a long time for our table, then the wrong appetizers came..then our waiter was changed..then entrees came out and mine was not even there...what a saga....but when all the food came out mine was terrible and my wife's was inedible...this used to be restaurant with a wonderful French feel to it.....well the French have left town...and there are so many great restaurants in the area don't bother with Cafe Luxembourg any longer.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Still great after all these years
    Pittsburgh
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Years ago I was a lunch and sometimes dinner regular here---I moved, they lost a chef, prices soared, etc etc. but I was back twice this week for lunch. Saw some old friends both staff and patrons, had a couple of terrific meals. Still love the vibe, especially "safe" for ShowBiz and music notables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good choice
    TimmieVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We went after seeing Bedbugs the Musical!!! Close by. Good service good food. Good value.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My favorite upper west side eatery!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    People at the front are always super nice. Service is always spot on. Food always hot and delicious! Great bar as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, wonderful service
    Teresa
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    An exceptional meal. Michael, our server, was outstanding. I had the autumn salad, hake and creme brulee. Everything was delicious. Will be back soon!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always excellent
    Nikki10023VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    i eat here on a regular basis . Their food is diverse and always delicious. So great to have a restaurant in ones neighborhood that is so consistently good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food service location all AAA
    LimeyDi
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    A lively spot for pre - theater dining. Attentive cheerful staff. We needed to move our dinner reservation forward and a helpful phone host recommended the limited - but excellent - afternoon menu. Our favorite for between Saturday Met performances.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • overeaterVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Wonderful experience. I booked the wrong day & they were most accommodating even though they were full. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pre-show spot
    GBfromNYVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We were headed to The Beacon for a show and found Café Luxembourg through Open Table. It was a terrific find. Service was terrific, prompt without being rushed. The food was even better, my wife had salmon, cooked perfectly served on an excellent lentil based mixture, I had the steak frites. We shared a salad with roasted shallot vinaigrette that was excellent and two fabulous desserts - ricotta doughnuts with 2 dipping sauces and an apple pie with cranberry ice cream, both were delicious. The only qualm is that the tables are very close together and it is impossible not to overhear conversations. Unfortunately for us, one of the adjoining tables had a fellow who talked incessantly and too loudly so we were delighted when they left
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    NadineVIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Years after years, decades after decades, It's still exciting to walk into Cafe Luxembourg.THere's always a buzz. People seem happy here. The service is most efficient and friendly. the burgers are so incredibly good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always consistent, always good
    gramercyfoodie1VIP
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    one of my fav's ...if i lived on the uws, i'd be there more
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Before the Opera
    bfknyc
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Have been meaning to get back here for years. The service continues to be excellent. And the food is very good. I had the steak frittes which was as good as any I've ever had. We split the duck foie gras mousse appetizer, but the two of us we're pretty much convinced that it was made with chicken livers. And though we both like chicken livers, they're not nearly as good as duck. It could have been a mixture. But we maintain that it had more chicken. Aside from that? A good time was had. And it's quite convenient to Lincoln Center.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • never disappoints
    checkoutmymelody
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    consistently good food and attentive service. reservations recommended, especially before theater.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid brunch fare, great atmosphere
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    For some reason, I avoided this restaurant for a long time thinking it was pricier than it is. The brunch prices are quite reasonable, with good variety and excellent food. And you can't beat the atmosphere in this place. Celebrity sightings are not rare. I also appreciated not feeling at all rushed, with copious coffee refills inviting me to take my time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A classic that never disappoints
    NYVisitorVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    I arranged to meet a friend at Cafe Luxembourg for Sunday brunch. It never disappoints. Great service, delicious bistro offerings and great ambiance. I have been here probably at least several times during thee separate decades...90s, 00s, 10s...Continues to be great yet thankfully without the over-the-top crowds and madness that Balthazar or Pastis historically garnered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Fails
    MikeGfromSouthO
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    From food to wine to service. Always top notch. Haven't been here in quite a while but the staff make you feel as if you were a regular.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.