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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
  • Email: cheesebar@murrayscheese.com
  • Phone: (646) 476-8882
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 3:00pm
    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, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Made by Murray’s is a great way to impress with the best cheese in NYC! Choose from our unique cheese boards. Or we can help you create the perfect cheese assortment to feed your cheese need. Add a charcuterie and antipasti platter to create a sumptuous spread.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact catering@murrayscheese.com
  • Private Party Contact: Meredith (212) 243-3289

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cornelia Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Murray's Cheese Bar
Join us for our Annual Beer Week Dinner featuring one our favorite local brewers: Peekskill Brewery on Monday Feb. 24th. 5 courses of cheese-centric dishes; each perfectly paired with a Peekskill brew and will include some amazing rarities that never make it to NYC. Jeff O'Neil, the executive brewer, will be on hand to speak about his beers along with each course. 2 seatings: 5:30pm & 8:30pm. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "A great spot with an outstanding selection of cheeses and impeccable service. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Our waiter was really friendly and seemed genuinely enthusiastic and happy to help recommend food and drink pairings. I'm glad this stretch of Bleecker Street is becoming a foodie mecca and that Murray's has expanded its presence. Cheese flight, fondue, mac and cheese (regular and pulled pork varieties) and burgers were all fantastic."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "Great place for cheese and conversation with friends. Other food choices were limited. The noise level was surprisingly loud due to the loud speakers, but eventually turned it down. I would just go there for a cheese plate, nothing more......even though my experience was just average, I would recommend it for others to just check out if you enjoy cheese.....if you are in the neighborhood. It is nothing special."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Great food, great service - everything was delicious! It's also a super cute space, but it's definitely really loud and you sit very close to other tables, so just be prepared to talk loudly and have your neighbors hear you :)"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Everything about Murray's cheese bar was great! The wine, the food (even the food other than the cheese), and the service was fantastic. Will definitely be going back!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We went as a group of 6 (they have two tables for six and lots of smaller tables). and had a wonderful dinner. Because it was a celebratory dinner for someone who loves cheese, we had the cheese monger chose 5 cheese paired with 3 meats (salamis, prosciutto) and he explained each to us as it was presented. We started with a selection of pickles that were amazing and followed the cheese course with a variety of starters/mains to share. All the food was perfectly cooked and presented (you must try the cheese curds!). The service was terrific and personable. The restaurant can be a bit noisy as it is all tiled but was never overwhelming. The restaurant is 3 doors down from the actual cheese shop. The wine list was also very nice."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "The food was really very good. We had 2 pad thais, a curry and a few starters (I loved the shrimp dumplings) and it was all great. The service was very kind and the atmosphere was good too. We all loved the place, I strongly recommend it."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Negatives Cheese fondue- highly alcoholic tasting... To much sherry or brandy? Cheese curds- soggey Fries- limp/ not crispy and under seasoned Seasonal Cheese Plate- underwhelming Cheesecake- tough/ very thick crust Positives- Raspberry jam on cheese plate was superb Blue cheese dressing with curds was stellar Cipolini onions with fondue were still crunchy and perfectly balanced"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Very good little spot, loved the atmosphere and the food was all very enjoyable."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "had the seasonal cheese flight... lovely cheese, lovely accompniments, nice bread, beautifully matched wines."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Great food, service... leaves something to be desired."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "My wife and I went for dinner, and Beau was our server. While the food was predictably very good, it was Beau's service that really made our experience extra special. He was incredibly friendly, very helpful, and really made us feel very welcome. I would suggest going to Murray's for the food (particularly if you like cheese), but I would consider yourself lucky if you get Beau as your server."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Love cheese but reluctant to purchase untried new ones at the grocery? Try Murray's and then you'll know what you like....of course the cheeses you find that you really, really like are probably not available at the local store. So, like me, you'll just have to come back again to Murray's Cheese Bar."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Food is delicious and the menu is creative in how it encorporates cheese into almost everything. Service though was terrible. On top of being ignored to the point that I had to get up multiple times to find the waitress and then the manager, half of what we ordered was forgotten and had to be reordered. Complete mess on that front but if you have the patience for that nonsense the food is great."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "I brought My girlfriend and our friends to Murray's Cheese Bar for her birthday and we were really well taken care of. they gave us a great table, the waiter was very accommodating, they even let us order off menu for a special cheese that was at the store and not on their list for the night. Food was great (Iordered the mussels and a friend ordered the buttermilk fried chicken- two great choices) Beer was out there, but worth it. I will totally go back again and again."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Absolutely great! The cheesemonger platter is incredible and the service was top-notch."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "I was excited to take my sister to Murray's for the first time for her birthday brunch. The table was ready and waiting when we arrived and the server was kind enough to start us off with some "birthday cheese" on the house, which my sister loved and I really appreciated. It made a very nice impression. I recommend trying the mimosa flight of 3 different flavors. They're tasty and make a pretty presentation. We shared the goat cheese and vegetable omelet which was nicely prepared and not oily at all. We also LOVED the kohlrabi and squash salad with blue cheese. Very creative and delicious. Our server was spunky and personable and very attentive. I highly recommend for brunch."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "I was so happy to find that the restaurant was dimly lit and the booth we sat in was perfect. I had 6 people and we were all comfortable. The food was great to my taste buds. The mac and cheese was even better the next. I am looking forward to going back."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I've often purchased cheese and sandwiches from Murray's Cheese Shoppe and was excited to try the wine bar. Service was excellent and the cheese experts have great recommendations for cheese and wine pairings. We didn't order actual entrees but we were more than satisfied with all of the cheese and bread. I went with a friend but it also seems like a great place for a date night."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Great combination of flavors with aged cheeses and jams. Cured meats are spot on! Great place to start the night, the Mac and cheese rocks!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We had a very nice brunch here. The menu is based on cheese, so it's not low-fat, but the food is very good. The atmosphere is lively and a bit noisy."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We all enjoyed our dinner at Murray's Cheese Bar. Four of us shared some starters (spicy stringbeans, pickle assortment) and then went for the cheese--service was easy, we saw couples, families, groups of friends...all very relaxed and happy. Worked well as a place for a quick bite before theatre (right around the corner from the Barrow Street Theatre) Would definitely go back."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Food, service, ambience, everything. Not a thing I would have changed about the experience. All of my guests loved it as much as I did. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "My wife and I stopped by Murray's for an after-theater meal. We both love good wine and a variety of cheeses and Murray's delivered on both. The space is small, but has a great atmosphere. We would definitely go back again and would recommend to our friends."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Great food and service, but way too loud to really converse. Go if you're ready to get rowdy with a good, fun group and enjoy some fantastic food. Don't go if it's date night."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The food was great. I went there because I watched the tv show The Chew which recommended their Mac & Cheese. The Only problem I ran into was that the menu was different than the one I viewed online. That meant that the dish I wanted to try was no longer being served. Thankfully, the Mac & Cheese dish the replaced it with was amazing. I still want to try that other dish though(sigh)."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Food was delicious. Would definitely eat there again ."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Murray's was excellent as always. Great cider selection, great taps, and sharing the fondue is always an awesome way to start a meal!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Excellent selection of cheeses, wines, and our server (Brian) was fantastic & very knowledgeable in the menu & the cheese selections and their historic backgrounds! We were impressed :)"
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "If you love cheese you should visit as soon as possible. If you don't know if you like cheese you should go and find out. If you don't like cheese you should go anyway, you might change your mind. The waiters are very knowledgable and helpful. This is a wonderful place to spend a few hours enjoying a great dining experience."
    Dined on 12/30/2013
  • "We love MCB so much that we live on the upper east side but go there as much as someone who lives in the neighborhood would. The cheese mongers choice is always superb ( and is so go that is ruin cheese plates at other restaurants for us). The brunch is everything you want out of a brunch. Innovative and well balance dishes, light refreshing drinks and decadent dessert ( if there is room after any meal you have there). Oh yeah and the service is perfect. Friendly, attentive, upbeat people ( especially Bo) really are the cherry on this wonderful experience. We shlep there on weeknights and weekends ( and my husband has work lunches there) because it is that good! The only thing I would ask is that they open one on the upper easy side!"
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Must like cheese to dine at Murray's! (In order to fully appreciate their specialty!)"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "If you like, no, love cheese, this is your new home."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Loved each course- fondue, grilled cheese, and house selection eight-cheese plate that was customized based on our verbalized preferences. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "I wasn't expecting such a nice service. Our waitress was very knowledgeable in the wine list as well food. Very attentive and accommodating. Atmosphere was great, not too noisy, chilled, perfect for our group of 4. Will definitely come back with other friends! Cant' wait to try the rest of the menu or stop in for brunch! Best dishes we had burrata and of course our scrumptious chz platter!"
    Dined on 1/22/2014
  • "Murray's Cheese Bar just always delivers. Kind, knowledgeable staff and food of the highest order. I am just always impressed and count the days until another visit. We are from Vermont so are surrounded by great cheese but Murray's just takes it to another level entirely."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "The prices between the online brunch menu and the menu I was given were off. I ordered the ricotta parfait which was listed online for $8 but the actual price was $12. There wasn't even 3 oz of ricotta in the parfait. It is listed as being served with fruit compote. When I asked the waitress what it was, she said it was a sauce. I asked if it was jam and she said that it was indeed like jam. Turns out they had cut up some apples and put that on top instead of compote. When I asked the waitress what happened she said that is how it is served. I told her I was under the impression I was getting something berry-based and asked to have a parfait with berries. She actually said, "It's already made." I asked her to change it and she did."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Waiters are fantastic! Esp gentleman with blk heavy framed glasses. The food was delicious! Came last week & I had to come again to make it a girls night. Beers are delightful. The Mac & cheeses were drool-worthy!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "All of the cheese- themed meals were incredible for two cheese aficionados like me and my boyfriend. The meals left me completely full of deliciousness! There was also a wonderful wine/ beer list that went well with the meals."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I'm a huge fan of Murray's! On Sunday nights I love to catch up with Rachel, the best cheesemonger, and Graegen at the bar for a winning combo of wine and cheese and excellent service. Cheese plates are always well curated with awesome, interesting accompaniments. The grilled cheese and tomato soup are also great for sharing."
    Dined on 12/29/2013