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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 - 11:00pm
  • 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
  • "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
  • "We went after a show and though it was late, staff were all friendly and attentive. Food was amazing. Late at night it's loud as you might expect. Fun place."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "All the cheese at Murray's is delicious but the food is good as well. The Mac & cheese and the grilled cheese were especially good. They have a great wine list as well. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "I've always loved cheese & discovering Murray's when I first moved here was one of the best hints ever. Then when they opened up their cheese bar, things only got better! A few highlights- when I asked if I could change my reservation to an earlier time, they graciously said hey could hold seats for us at the bar, instead of making us wait for a table, then they gave us the happy hour cheese flight special, even though we ordered it 5 min before it technically ended (of course, this prompted us to order more food-'which was delish!), the bartender was attentive, but not overly or underly so, and we didn't feel rushed at all! It was overall a very nice and tasty experience."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "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
  • "A great spot with an outstanding selection of cheeses and impeccable service. Can't wait to go back."
    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
  • "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