Cafe of Love
Cafe of Love

Cafe of Love

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafeofloveny.com/
  • Phone: (914) 242-1002
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Hector Coronel
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Off-site catering is available; inquire about Love On The Run


  • Private Party Facilities: The Cafe is available for private parties on Monday nights.
  • Private Party Contact: Melissa Phelan 9142421002x
  • Special Events: We specialize in private bridal & baby showers and rehearsal dinners. Please ask for Melissa.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: So. Moger Avenue
  • Public Transit: Take Harlem line from Grand Central and get off at Mt. Kisco station. Walk across the street!
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking lot is located behind the Cafe with easy access to back of restaurant. Street parking is also available.
A word from Cafe of Love
Feel the love...award-wining, Farm-To-Fork bistro where local ingredients go on a global adventure: Vegan Mushroom Bisque, Butternut Squash Gnocchi, Pig Heaven, Chatham Cod, Sugar Hill Farm Steak, Pecan Pie Cookies. Enjoy our pickled radishes, white bean dip and artisan breads--with our love. Reserve your favorite table in the corner, the 8-seat round table, or cozy up to the marble-and-mahogany bar for seasonal martinis, boutique wines from around the world, and the best house made Sweet & Spicy Potato Chips.Take a vacation for the night--and leave your passport at home.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Cafe of Love reviews from OpenTable diners
88 reviews since July 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (58)neighborhood gem (57)great for lunch (35)special occasion (29)romantic (27)great for brunch (24)great for outdoor dining (18)good for groups (14)hot spot (12)vibrant bar scene (11)notable wine list (10)late-night find (4)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Lovely Cafe of love
    Gabelzart
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    The perfect place for a nice lunch or dinner. I keep coming back because the pastrami sandwich is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    we had a lovely time at café of love. We went for restaurant week and had a terrific risotto and beef tagine. It is a pretty room and the service was attentive and efficient. What more could one ask
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A fine evening
    putnamvalleyites
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    This was our first time at Cafe of Love and proved worth the trip down from Putnam county. Food was excellent, the service was unobtrusive yet helpful and the timing of all courses was actually perfect. We ordered off the Restaurant Week menu plus a couple of sides that couldn't be resisted and were happy with all of it. The menu was varied enough that we will have to go back and try some things that there just wasn't room for on this visit.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunlight
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    The food was very good as usual. Unique pairing of seasonings as well as side dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • enopper
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    Great food and very nice ambiance. plus we love the fact that everything is farm to table.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliably Excellent!
    macallan18grVIP
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    You can always count on great food and service here! Gets crowded (with good reason) at lunchtime with the 'ladies who lunch', so if you are a guy who is intimidated by that, maybe look elsewhere. But if not, you are in for a real treat! Great food, beer selection and wine list. Highly recommended!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite restaurants
    WestchesterLocivore
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    The food was well prepared and delicious as always and the service was fantastic. I had the pumpkin soup for the app, the tuna for my entree and the whoopie pie for dessert. All were delicious. I love farm to table cuisine and this place always does it right. The only thing I don't like is the noise level but I don't think there is anything that can be done about that except maybe adding more sound proofing tiles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Russ
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We are regulars there. We've never had a bad meal and enjoy the seasonal dishes. The soft shell crabs are my favorite and sangria is the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • cafe of love
    MemeVIP
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    great food--want to go back for a weekend brunch and then work around the town
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummy but Noisy
    NYCyum
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    As usual, the farm to table fare was delicious. We enjoyed the Restaurant Week Menu selections of Spiced Pumpkin Soup and Shrimp Ceviche Taco in a Glass (both excellent but the shrimp-very creative!) as appetizers. We followed that with Moroccan Beef Tangine over cous cous (a very tasty beef stew) and the Pepper Crusted Tuna (cooked to perfection!). For dessert, the almond croissant bread pudding was "to die for" but the chocolate whoopie pie was less inspiring. Our one complaint was the noise level. Perhaps the restaurant could make adjustments to absorb some of the sound, but the night we were there it crossed over from "energetic" to "abrasive". Would definitely return for the food and hope the noise was a fluke!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice night out
    Eatumup
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    My wife and I were doing the hudson valley Restaurant week and this is one of the restaurants we went to over the weekend. The Atmosphere was nice a bit noisy but we were able to hold a conversation. The bar was nice and the service was prompt. Dinner was Amazing!! I had the peppercorn crusted Tuna and my wife had the chicken both meals were wonderful and we can't wit to Return. i would recommend this resturant for the food , service and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • HVRW choice
    TampaTourist
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    We chose COL for it's Restaurant Week menu; otherwise we found it overpriced for the service and food ratings. Food was good to very good, but not 'roll your eyes into your head' good. Service should have been top notch for the regular menu prices, but was not. Biggest gripe was that the servers needed to reach across me every time they served or cleared from my husband because the table next to us was so close, they could not walk around me. Also, the food runners not knowing what dish went where (a pet peeve of mine).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent night
    Dineout
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Great food, great service absolutely nothing bad to say everything was perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mt1234VIP
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    HAVE ALWAYS LOVED THIS RESTAURANT. ATMOSPHERE IS VERY RELAXING AND NOT NOISY LIKE SO MANY OTHER RESTAURANTS. DOES FEEL LIKE YOU ARE IN A FRIENDS HOME. FOOD IS CONSISTENTLY GOOD. BUT..BIG BUT..PRICES ARE TOO HIGH FOR A NEIGHBORHOOD RESTAURANT AND TO COEM TOO ON A WEEKLY BASIS, THIS IS NOT NYC ..ENTREES IN HIGH 30'S AND EVEN 40'S MAKES IT MORE OF A SPECIAL OCCASION. I THINK IT HAS TURNED PEOPLE AWAY.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the new Fall menu
    KellyVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Try the sweet potato flatbread - delicious! Also enjoyed the harvest celebration soup.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our faves
    Jim55VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Cafe of Love is a quiet, local restaurant with great food and service. Their menu is fairly extensive and everything we've had has been top-notch. Their produce is locally grown in season and they list it right on the board. It is on Main Street in Mt. Kisco, NY. Parking on the street can be difficult but there is a lot just up the road that is open and free after 6:00PM. (You can park earlier, but there are meters). We have gotten to know the staff well enough that we don't even need to give them our wine order. SOMETIMES it's even waiting for us. Another PLUS about this restaurant is that it is a 1000-pointer for Open Table, and well deserved.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cafe of <3 Is My Love For Dinner
    DrKathyVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Leslie Lampert's Cafe of Love is a restaurant filled with love and passion for cuisine! She executes delicious lunches and dinners. The bread they provide with hummus as starters is fabulous. This past visit for dinner I had her Celebrations Soup and taco's which were delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Food is consistently very good and the service is superb!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It is expensive for average food.
    MeenaVIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I would rather spend the money on a more expensive restaurant than here. The atmosphere is average and 1 out of the 4 meals we ordered was very good. But the rest was very average.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A lovely Birthday Celebration
    Cookie
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I chose Cafe of Love as the restaurant I wanted to return to for a birthday celebration. The food at Cafe of Love is always good, but this time it was our waiter who made it extra special. I had never had the brioche bread pudding and encourage everyone to experience a heavenly dessert. Thank you for a fun birthday brunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just gotten too pricey...
    FigbellyVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Always loved coming to this neighborhood gem. But over time it has out priced itself/doesn't seem to make sense.it's not NYC and high thirties for many entrees and a forty two dollar entree special... Don't think it can remain a neighborhood haunt:(
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely, if pricey!
    LoveMyFood
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had a very lovely time here on a Friday night, out to celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary. I had some delicious seared scallops with a citrus-ginger glaze--perfect! My only complaint was that you only got four scallops, and it cost $38--really? The ambience was warm and wonderful. We had such a nice time. Would definitely come back when the coins get too heavy in our pockets.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Lunch is reasonably priced but dinner was outrageously expensive for what we ordered without drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Feels like home...
    Hammer99
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    This place has a very casual "home-y" feel to it. Add the wonderful service this place offers, and the delicious menu that changes with the seasons, you can't really ask for a better experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We dine here regularly....
    Mike
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    and enjoy it every time! Food is very tasty, and the service is always excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    We had a very enjoyable evening. The salmon was excellent and was well presented. Our waiter was knowledgeable, attentive and friendly.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVELY
    KainnaVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    I made a last-minute reservation with Cafe of Love via Open Table one night and it was a choice we did not regret. We celebrated our wedding anniversary and concluded it with a late dinner here. What a beautiful experience, the food was superb and the service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What's not to love!
    PatinaLaStradaVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Wonderful food, great atmosphere, attentive service..... my favorite restaurant in Mt Kisco, if not all of Hudson Valley.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Inovative cuisine
    IBTDVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Café of Love is definitely the place to be in Mt. Kisco. It appears sleepy in the early evening, but at 7:00 the place fills up and the buzz is infectious. The food was great, with good portions and the staff accommodated our wanting to share everything. We ended up sitting at the bar and enjoyed the company of the bartender and people watching. The truffled chick peas are a must with pre-dinner cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Locovore eating
    jamberryjam
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Its hard to imagine anyone being disappointed with the menu at Cafe of Love. It is very varied and imaginative. Much of the food (if not all-who knows) is locally sourced and seasonally appropriate. The wait staff is also knowledgeable about what was or wasn't gluten free. The food was delicious. Its a great local restaurant that's rightly quite popular-make reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • jewelsVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    The food is inventive and delicious. The presentation is great and we always have a great dining experience. The staff is friendly can accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Imaginative food
    tastygoods
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food at Café of Love is truly wonderful. Subtle flavors and beautifully presented. The only slight complaint was the noise level (too loud). We both had fish (Pollock and tuna) and loved them.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special Place
    Two4TeaVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    There is no better place to go for an anniversary dinner than Cafe of Love. We had a complimentary champagne toast and a candle came with dessert. The staff was very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner. I'm always careful when suggesting a restaurant to friends. But Cafe of Love is consistently great.. Great food , service, and ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A shame it is so noisy
    SusanVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Sure wish something could be done about the noise levels as it is the only thing to mar an otherwise wonderful spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun evening
    Love2dineVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We went to Cafe of Love to celebrate our friend's birthday. The service was great as was the food. My friend loved the crab fondue and my other friend and I shared the truffled chickpeas - which we too loved. Everything from our appetizers to the desserts were very good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot in...
    mariecher
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    ...good restaurant barren Mt. Kisco! We've been coming since opening day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs to focus on service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Lovely ambiance, great food, a bit pricey for portion sizes and SLOW service. We waited over 20 minutes to get our drink order & refused to order our food until drinks delivered. Great drink menu but if they don't hire help to make them, detracts from experience. We all loved the ambiance although noise level was quite high - difficult to talk in a group of 6. Food was delicious - once it was served. We had to ask several times when our food order was coming. Tomato gazpacho, salmon & drinks were favorites at our table. I would try the restaurant once more, but if service is not greatly improved, I would not go back or recommend. It really detracted from the evening even though we enjoyed the food and visiting with our friends.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    JBDineVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Quality of the food was excellent, options on the menu were varied and diverse. Service was very strong. Definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Expensive but GREAT
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    My soft shell crabs were the best that I have ever had! My salad and special summer martini were also wonderful. I don't mind spending money when you get top quality! Dinner was fabulous!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate