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: 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: Cheesebar@murrayscheese.com 2122433289
  • Special Events: Monday, Nov. 10: Meet The Cheesemaker Dinner w/ Jasper Hill Farms.
    -Tickets available: http://www.murrayscheese.com/classes/dinner-with-jasper-hill-farm-at-murray-s-cheese-bar-monday-monday-november-10.html


    Saturday, Nov. 15: Brunch with Vermont Creamery with special guest Allison Hooper
    -Tickets available: http://www.murrayscheese.com/classes/brunch-with-vermont-creamery-at-murray-s-cheese-bar-sat-nov-15-12-30-2-pm.html

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cornelia Street
  • Public Transit:
    1 Train to Christopher/Sheridan Square stop

    A/C/E or B/D/F/M to West 4th stop
  • Parking: Street Parking
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Murray's Cheese Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
135 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (97)neighborhood gem (68)notable wine list (44)great for brunch (33)great for lunch (30)good for groups (26)romantic (23)special occasion (21)hot spot (21)vibrant bar scene (14)late-night find (13)kid-friendly (12)scenic view (2)great for outdoor dining (1)Show More
  • Like France
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Good atmosphere, great cheese. Wine is a bit expensive, at least for someone coming from europe, and the amount of cheese was not impressive. But the food was SO good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We loved it
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We had a fantastic evening at Murray's Cheese Bar. The cheese was amazing and the service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Fun Spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The food on the menu is pretty unique and tastes great. I recommend one of the meat/cheese platters. Keep in mind, the food is MUCH more filling than we planned. We ordered way more than we needed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Surprisingly good!
    Joblady
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We were pleasantly surprised at brunch yesterday. The menu is great; really something for everyone. The cheese flights are great, and the cheesemonger is there to explain/describe what you are getting, perfect poached eggs and a delicious and interesting salad. The music was much too loud but was turned down when we asked. It's something that they need to fine-tune; selection was perfect for the venue but there was inconsistent volume from song to song.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved this place
    ilovefood
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    We went for the Cider Week Prix fixe, and it was great! The seasonal mac and cheese was amazing, as well as the cider & cheese pairings. They gave good portions for the cheese too. I absolutely LOVED the music playing too, I even had to ask what pandora station they listened to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Love cheese and meat. They had a great selection. Service was great as well. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Warm Comfort Food
    CaressaandDavid
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Great restaurant for winter especially! Warm ambiance, great comfort food (they do an AMAZING mac n cheese!) and friendly servers. If I had to critic anything, all 4 times we have been there, the hostess has been very cold and sometimes rude. The servers however are opposite and very friendly and the food makes up for the front short comings! Besides having to work on their hostess staff a little better, this place is definitely a neighborhood gem! A little expensive, but you get what you pay for!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Favorite Spot!
    AllOvrNY
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I absolutely love Murray's - the cheese and accompaniment pairings are fantastic and the Lambrusco is a great find. This is one of my favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Murray's Never Disappoints
    LeslieLanae
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Murray's Cheese Bar is one of my favorite places to bring visitors. It has a hip feel, a great soundtrack and friendly, knowledgeable staff. We usually get the Cheesemonger's Choice along with several other small plates for sharing. The seasonal menu changes with fresh ingredients and inventive recipes. A wonderful place to celebrate or share a romantic evening. Great drinks for pairing, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A little heaven on earth
    Cheesefever
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This place was a cheese lovers paradise. Besides the Mac and cheese being AMAZING!! Their cheesecake is something out of the ordinary. It's topped with cherries and it comes with the best fig crust I've ever sunk my teeth in to.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Going back ASAP
    Slapfighter
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I can't recommend it highly enough. I watched the hostess field walk-ins with RIDICULOUS requests for large parties, last-minute, at peak brunch time. She actually tried to help them, and did her best. They sat us super fast, and we had a server at our table (which was awesome) right away. Drinks were refreshed, food was fast, and we loved that the cheesemonger came out and walked us through her selects. The food was fantastic, everyone was very nice even though they were slammed. We hit the market next door and stocked up immediately after. Same kind of friendly vibe from the staff there as well. So, so, so good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and fun
    Jerry345
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Really nice place and we had a lot of fun sharing all te different plates and platters. The only thing we thought was the price for drinks was high. The tables are small so expect to get cozy. There is one big table for large groups though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    love2dine
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Excellent food and service again! I've dined at Murray's four times in the last couple of months and absolutely enjoyed my experiences each time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'm a fan
    Maryjane
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I've been to Murray's several times and it never disappoints. Lots of cheeses to try but if you aren't up to picking from the extensive list, you can't go wrong with the "cheesemonger's choice" sampler. Great selection of fancy ciders too. My only complaint is that it is pretty loud.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AMAZING FOOD
    vk255
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Seated immediately, the food was INSANELY good. Not cheap, but just SO WORTH IT. The Farmer's Breakfast was unreal. Kale Caesar was also very good. Great Cabernet Sauvignon by the glass. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic--even with the kids!
    Kfdesj
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We brought our kids (ages 8 and 10) there at 4pm to experience the cheese selection (after a day at the museums) and we had a fantastic time exploring the tastes and textures. Kids loved the "fancy" experience--still, we saw high chairs available there so we didn't feel out of place. Adults enjoyed the wine list, the amazing cheese, and the respectful way the staff treated the kids. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Experience
    Jimmy
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This restaurant surpassed our expectations. The service was outstanding and the cheese dishes and platters were really impressive. The young women making the cheese platters was very enthusiastic and interested in educating us on all the cheeses on our platters. We sat at the bar and were very well taken care of. Our kids LOVED it. Good work Murray's Cheese Bar. You are a gem. and everyone should know it!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    This place is awesome. The cheese, and especially the cheese pairings, are still the highlight and not to be missed. But the food is good too. But do not fail to get yourself some cheese pairings.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unique!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Murray's Cheese Bar is great- as long as you like cheese! Every dish we ordered was fantastic, but we particularly enjoyed the original mac n cheese. Our favorite part of our visit was actually the staff- they were enthusiastic and actually showed their personalities, which made us feel comfortable and like we were among friends. Our only minor complaint was the lack of privacy afforded by the seating arrangements; you are so close to the other tables it's hard not to feel like you are intruding on their conversations!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great cheese selection, fun place!
    lbovVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    This cheese bar has a wonderful energetic atmosphere and the cheeses are delicious. Coming from France, I tend to be quite picky when it comes to cheeses and I was very pleasantly surprised. The service is pretty slow but it is understandable considering how packed they were on a sunday around brunch time. Would highly recommend this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NicknameVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Murray's is a kind of cheese-centric bistro, Greenwich-Village-casual and painfully loud. The food is good, if not revelatory. Diners who are sophisticated about cheese might find preparations safe and timid. But though the restaurant's recipes may be unadventurous, they're pleasantly tasty.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
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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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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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    • 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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic