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Murray's Cheese Bar
Murray's Cheese Bar

Murray's Cheese Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.murrayscheesebar.com
  • Phone: (646) 476-8882
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 3:30pm
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 12:00pm - 3:00pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
    Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Comfort Food, Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Late Night, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact CheeseBar@murrayscheese.com
  • Private Party Contact: Cara (212) 243-3289
  • Special Events & Promotions: Monday, Oct. 27 - Fall Harvest NY Cider Dinner

    Monday, Nov. 10 - Meet The Cheesemaker Dinner w/ Jasper Hill Farms.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cornelia Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had reservations and were seated quickly, however after getting our drinks nothing else happened in a reasonable time frame. The food was prepared well and still warm when getting to the table. We were seated between two large groups and had to compete with the surrounding noise to have a conversation, however it's impossible for a restaurant to predict and adjust for this. Overall an average dinner priced above what it's worth."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Decent place for lunch, place is very casual. Best if you can get one of the 2 tables closest to the street, to check the pedestrian traffic outside. Service was slow though considering it is a small place, so don't go there if you are in a rush."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "The best deal in town for good wine and a delicious cheese plate prior to going to neighborhood theatre. Love the Happy Hour....but also love the Burger - anytime. Try it with the yummy side dipping welsh rarebit."
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "Who knew that buffalo cheese curds make a great amuse bouche? The fondue was outstanding, the mac n' cheese excellent. A wonderful selection of cheeses. Casual and decadent. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 8/13/2014
  • "I really enjoyed Murray's-- but stick to cheese! I went during restaurant week and thought that the menu lacked in cheese choices. I had the mac and cheese which was cold and I sent it back. It also was nothing special. My guest had scallops--not sure why anyone would order them at a cheese restaurant. The 3-cheese plate for dessert was more like it! I would go again and have a large cheese selection, a bottle of wine and maybe a dessert. The servers were all very knowledgeable and friendly."
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "I came here with a friend for restaurant week, and I was throughly impressed with the freshness of the ingredients used in the food. That being said, I wasn't too thrilled with the amount of acidity that I tasted in the sauce for our lamb meatballs or in the rarebit burger. It was a little strong for my palette. The wine I have no complaints over, nor do I have any complaints over the dessert choices--they were outstanding. Great service, I just hope the acidity in the food is reduced the next time I stop by."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Came here for restaurant week and it was great- many different types of delicious cheese to try. The waitstaff were great, and had solid recommendations. Decor is not too fancy, more homey than anything. Nice place to eat in West Village"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Interesting concept with nice food that is significantly overpriced. Tiled floors and hard surfaces produce a very high noise level that makes conversation difficult. Lively, young crowd. Friendly wait staff. Generally good, but more sensible prices would make this a much better experience."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Great food! Staff is awesome and friendly. I got the buffalo cheese curds, classic Mac and the cheeseburger which were all SO GOOD!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "This place was great, mostly because the cheese was incredible."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "I really enjoyed their brunch. The food was delicious, and the atmosphere is nice. I would return for brunch again."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We came here for brunch for my birthday and it was amazing! it was my first time at the restaurant side of Murray's and it didn't disappoint; the staff was great, the food was outstanding and they even comped my cheese flight as a birthday gift. will definitely be coming back :)"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Delish! Enjoyed restaurant week. Will come again when I'm in NYC!"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Friendly, helpful servers, delicious food. We did half restaurant week and half regular menu, and did not find that, as some restaurants do, the restaurant week items were lower-quality or stingy portions. Most of the options were on the regular menu, not created just for the lower prices of restaurant week. I had my parents visiting from out of town, and they have some specific preferences and dietary requirements, which were all handled enthusiastically by our waitress."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "An exquisite dining experience, gently bringing together unexpected tastes to yield magnificent combinations. The Cheesemonger's Choice--where the diner invites the chessmonger to make the choices--was particularly eye-opening, yielding a set of cheeses and accompanying chutneys/jams/syrups that was both surprising and sublime. Opening the meal with this sweet selection, and then closing with the glory of Murray's desserts, made for a perfect meal. We'll be going back to try more . . ."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "...meant that this place got super loud-- too loud to have a conversation. It was not ideal for a dinner to catch up with an old friend, but the food wowed, especially the cheese (of course!). Our meal was served at a poor pace (my friend and I were not served our courses together) and the service in general was not good. The waiter steered me to the happy hour wine vs. the wine I had said I wanted which ended up being MORE expensive with the discount and not less. I'd return but not at such a busy time."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "I went during Restaurant Week. The portion sizes were clearly reduced because of the reduced fee?? The taste was average...sometimes bland. The wait staff were friendly. We arrived about 10 minutes before our reservation and the restaurant was locked..not open yet. While understandable, it required my party to wander the streets of the Village instead of relaxing at the bar and having a cool drink. Summer in NYC can be hot."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "This place is great, I'm never disappointed. Delicious food, delicious cheese, great mimosas. Will definitely keep coming back."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "Our waiter was the most knowledgable, kind, and attentive waiter in all of Manhattan. The food was wonderful (the special scallop dish is something I would like to eat every day). Only complaint- the design of the place and the gregarious crowd made it too loud for my husband and I to really enjoy an easy conversation- lots of “Huh? What? Say that again!". Would definitely go back, but would avoid Friday evenings. Man, I sound old!"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Great for cheese lovers, with great wines as well. The Burrata is a must!"
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "My husband and I have been here for brunch and lunch a number of times and haven't had a bad meal yet!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We found Murray's online when planning our recent trip to NYC and what a lucky find it was! The food was incredible, the service friendly, helpful and attentive and the restaurant itself was comfortable and inviting. This gem is a must for tourists and locals alike! We will definitely eat there again on our next visit to the city. EXCELLENT! (Even Gordon Ramsey would love this place!)"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "This is one of my favorites - awesome food and super casual ambiance."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I never went to this restaurant before. It is such amazing surprise. Service is friendly, food is amazing and the selection of cheese is different to match. Right next you have a store for real foodies that make the visit even ore special."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Came here with a girlfriend for wine and cheese and it turned out to be a great find. the servers were knowledgeable and helped us select cheese and the perfect wine to go with it. i will definitely be going back soon."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "When we went to the restaurant, it was mostly empty. We had three people and they squeezed us on a table for two. Other groups of three came and were given tables for four. The food was good but not great. We were there for early brunch and they were already out of a menu item. We started with a cheese plate and the cheese pieces were tiny. Although there was nothing terrible wrong with our main courses, there was nothing memorable about them either."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "My wife and I were celebrating her birthday with a fun filled day in NYC. We both love cheese and found Murray's on the web. The restaurant is a quaint and romantic setting for a lunch in a great neighborhood. Our waiter was extremely informative and had a great sense of humor. His personality and service added to our most pleasurable experience. My wife and I shared an assorted cheese platter containing some delicious prosciutto (paper thin sliced) and salami which were perfect. We enjoyed our pairing with a Bronx Ale and we definitely had a great time. The atmosphere was great. If you love cheese, Murray's is definitely a place to visit. It was worth the trip from Dutchess County, NY where we live. We would highly recommend."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I'm a bit of a cheese-head. This place is awesome. The menu is not too too large but very diverse. Make sure you get the buffalo cheese curds to nosh on while you decide on the rest of your meal..."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "I came here after attending a wine and cheese class at Murray's. The food was excellent. My boyfriend had the fried chicken and biscuits, and it was made perfectly. I had the Murray's breakfast melt which was also good. We also ordered "The Farmer's" plate of cheese. The "Up in Smoke" was our favorite."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Outstanding! from the divine kunik paired with fresh strawberry jam to the unexpected Klaverkaas Klaas Estates aged gouda with butterscotch, we had an exceptional cheese tasting served by enthusiastic and well informed servers. Portions are generous for two, but that didn't stop is from also splitting the smoked ricotta toast (yum), and grilled cheese with an excellent chipotle tomato soup. This is a special place! "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The service was fabulous, the food was delicious and the atmosphere was great. I highly recommend. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The service was great, the food was great. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "I have been buying cheese from Murray's for years so when they opened the cheese bar I was very excited. The food is excellent if you are a cheese lover and the service is great! It is a go to place when I visit New York."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Best cheese experience in the city...Artisanal is a close second but the reason d'etre here is the cheese and it delivers big. Very helpful friendly staff. "
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "Delicious menu items and lots of choices to make your own cheese plate. Waiters and knowledgeable and attentive. Food is not over-priced either. All-around great experience and will come back for more brunch and dinners. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "everything was fantastic including the service. plus i got a free appetizer!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "I was very excited to bring my mom to Mother's Day dinner at Murray's because she always hears me raving about the cheese and the friendly service. She was not disappointed. She loved everything, especially all of the unique accompaniments to the cheese board like butterscotch and tart cherries. We are always impressed with Rachel's cheese board--go on Sunday nights to see the best cheesemonger!"
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had a fantastic Brunch including a superb cheese and meat plate followed by omelettes, unique eggs Benny, burgers and French toast. Something for everyone! Definitely on our list to return next time we visit NYC. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Everything was wonderful!! Creative dishes, and classic cheese presentations, hit every note perfectly. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "My favorite restaurant in the West Village. My boyfriend and I love cheese and wine, but never know how to order them. The Seasonal flight makes it easy."
    Dined on 4/25/2014