Murray's Cheese Bar
Murray's Cheese Bar

Murray's Cheese Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.murrayscheesebar.com/
  • Phone: 6464768882x
  • 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 2122433289
  • Special Events: 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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Murray's Cheese Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
112 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (79)neighborhood gem (62)notable wine list (35)great for brunch (31)great for lunch (26)good for groups (24)hot spot (15)romantic (14)vibrant bar scene (13)special occasion (12)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (9)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Great
    LikesmurrayVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    What a wonderful staff and amazing food! Everything about our brunch there was perfect and I'd highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yay!
    CatDestro
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    I've been to Murray's Cheese Bar twice in the last 3 months and I'm most likely going to visit again. The service and staff are friendly and the food is awesome. Oh yeah, I love cheese!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood restaurant
    TryingnewplacesVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    More cheese than you know what to do with, except to love every minute. Really flavorful and creative dishes, nice wine list and very good service. A little loud for a date though definitely a cool spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Grilled cheese
    Boedost
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    So delicious -- great appetizers----burgers-----very loud though
    Special Features:
    hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MamaP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Had a great time and a GREAT meal! Staff was friendly and never rushed us. Helped to make it a memorable birthday for our guest of honor!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent
    Jenny
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Wasn't sure what to expect, but thought it would be good considering the reviews I had heard in the past. But it was excellent! Went with a group of 8 for my birthday and had the best night. We weren't rushed off the table, the service was outstanding and just overall great experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • love2dine
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Phenomenal time. Been there twice for dinner in the last two weeks. Food was great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a find...
    pig4cheese
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Really amazing place....we did a spread of meats and cheeses and the cheesemonger (yes, really) came out and explained each item we got. It was fantastic. The pull pork mac and cheese was killer....if you're feeling a little adventurous, let them put together some cheese for you, if not the food is great anyway!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    excellent cheese selection. food was delicious. Would definitely recommend to friends and would go again if in New York
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • JamieVIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Always have fun at this casual cheese restaurant. Service isn't spectacular, but the food is always solid. Great for sharing, and exploring your love of cheese!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • trendyglowworm@yahoo.com
    trendyglowworm
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Noisy, crowded, small portions, moderately high prices. Service was ok. Our server seemed to have a little sass and attitude for some reason. All we wanted was wine paired with some meats & cheeses. Spent almost $100 for 1 bottle, 5 small slices of cheese, and a few shreds of 3 different meats. It all tasted very good, however it was so loud I could barely hear the server explain the kinds of meats & cheeses we got and I could barely have a conversation with my date.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • average.
    plebeian
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    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.
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  • Very casual place
    EdNYC
    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.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great pre-theatre vino and nibbles
    soozVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A cheesy delight!
    IvyNYCVIP
    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!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Select carefully
    LizzWVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    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.
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  • Great ambience, okay food
    CoffeeFlavoredEverything
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Bustling cheese/wine bar
    AJiLVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One more, one more
    BenARound
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Yummmm!
    Megash523
    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!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The cheese
    cheeseplease
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    This place was great, mostly because the cheese was incredible.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious brunch
    BKDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I really enjoyed their brunch. The food was delicious, and the atmosphere is nice. I would return for brunch again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    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 :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cheesemongers Dream!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Delish! Enjoyed restaurant week. Will come again when I'm in NYC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience
    Nickname
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Magnificence in cheese . . .
    Drylongso
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    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 . . .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Happy hour & Restaurant Week...
    icecreamVIP
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • O.K.
    waitingtoeat
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If you love cheese...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    This place is great, I'm never disappointed. Delicious food, delicious cheese, great mimosas. Will definitely keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • BEST SERVICE EVER
    EDREDREDRVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    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!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • cheese with passion
    Ruth
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Great for cheese lovers, with great wines as well. The Burrata is a must!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it here
    Katherine
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    My husband and I have been here for brunch and lunch a number of times and haven't had a bad meal yet!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous Find!
    ncsteph
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    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!)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • One of my faves!
    AllOvrNY
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    This is one of my favorites - awesome food and super casual ambiance.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing place
    FoodhunterVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great cheese selsection
    fluffVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could be better
    FHDinerVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FOR CHEESE LOVERS
    2CheeseLovers
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the place
    Norkie
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    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...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.