OCabanon
OCabanon

OCabanon

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ocabanon.com/
  • Phone: 6466697879x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am -4:00pm
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French, International
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: between 7th & 8th avenue
  • Public Transit: lines 1-2-3 and A-C-E at 34th street Penn Station
    Line 1 at 28th street
    Lines C-E at 23rd street
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street parking and also FastPark parking across the street
A word from OCabanon
In the south of France, more precisely in Provence, a cabanon represents an authentic cuisine, usually located in a house's garden, where all the mothers and grandmothers used to cook regional specialties for the entire family and anybody lucky enough to be around at the right place at the right time.

The door was always open. Since we had the chance to witness it in our childhood, we wanted to recreate this environment with the same welcoming spirit. So we decided to name our place "OCabanon".

“Cave à Manger”, literally means “Cellar to Eat”. In fact, the idea is to bring a nice pairing between wine and food in a cosy place.

We want our “Cave à Manger” to be a friendly destination, where anybody can discover love stories between wine and food, share and gossip around a good bottle.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
OCabanon reviews from OpenTable diners
44 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (27)notable wine list (27)fit for foodies (22)good for groups (14)great for lunch (10)romantic (9)special occasion (9)late-night find (8)great for brunch (5)hot spot (2)great for outdoor dining (2)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Good, not great
    bzdr
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I had high expectations for this place based on reviews. Service was very kind and and professional. I did not find ambience special, though it was pretty early in the afternoon. Food was ok, but not outstanding: while all meals had some outstanding feature or taste, all had some bothersome aspects as well: gazpacho had satisfying avocado pieces though tasted like tomato paste, risotto had great mushroom and truffle touch, though was layered on unchewable lettuce ball, etc.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Relaxing night
    KJOHVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The team at OCabanon is very welcoming and the food excellent. Enjoyed a long evening catching up with friends and enjoying great food. Risotto is the best!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food at a moderate price
    LillianVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Wonderful place in our Chelsea neighborhood. Not too busy yet. Not a place for a huge meal, but the appropriate portions are high quality, well seasoned and tasty. We're in love with it, and despite not being drinkers and able to sample their seemingly wonderful wine list, we will be back, again and again. The owners are passionate about the restaurant and the staff has been wonderful to us.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A discovery
    Berliozsan
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Thanks to OpenTable which suggested this restaurant around the corner from where we were, we landed in this lovely place. French food tapas style. Great idea. The presentation of old standards is creative, pretty and appetizing. The food is fresh, tasty, elegant. Loved the risotto with mushrooms, the salade landaise with fresh fois gras. The wine selection is great and affordable. We were introduced to delicious wines we didn't know. The owners are very friendly and the welcome we received combined with the delicious food made us come back the following week and we were even more delighted.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fabulous find!
    harveyVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Delicious small plates, wonderful wine and friendly atmosphere. Great before a MSG event 2 blocks away.. Food is outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique find
    Uniquefoodie
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    I had dinner here with a friend of mind on the recommendation of another friend. It was a really pleasant experience. The staff are friendly and cordial, not intrusive, but helpful. The decor is simple and sleek. The food is very creative, with a wide array of options that suit many palates. I was really impressed with the choice of wine. If you're looking for a nice meal in a comfortable atmosphere, you should give this place a try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic French Made Hip
    MiroMiro
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Great spot! A very cool, casual, modern decor with a menu that is definitely French but with contemporary twists and influences that make it new and interesting. Service was OUTSTANDING. It was our first time there and the restaurant was busy but we were treated like gold. Wine list was great and received a great rec from the host on what to choose. Go for it - it's a very good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome experience
    nycfoodlover
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Super cute surfer boy-looking server! Very reasonably priced wine list.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delightful
    JennlVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food here was surprisingly delicious and the staff couldn't have been more welcoming. Definitely a plus for this strange not quite civilization neighborhood. Would enjoy a return visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • In love with Ocabanon
    Ilovewine2VIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    From the place to what was in my plate all i have to say is "good job Ocabanon". Staff,owners and the manager Emily made the experience really special... Thank you again and see you very soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great find south of Penn
    JonznathanVIP
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Really loved the food here, and the Chef/owner as well as the staff were very friendly. Great wine list and recommendations, and the atmosphere was warm and inviting. Highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nickie
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    We loved it. We were very well attended, the food was delicious,very well presented and sitting close to the sidewalk to watch the passerby. It was a very agreeable environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small Portions
    NYCEaterVIP
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Good Food but extremely small portions leave patrons hungry
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.3
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 19 reviews are from the OCabanon reviews archive.
  • Luckylady
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    We were referred to OCabanon by a colleague who dines there often. It was a special occasion, we had out of town family visiting, and did not know where to dine in the neighborhood. We were not disappointed. Friendly, accommodating, attentive service, great wine, and most plates we ordered were thoroughly enjoyed. I would definitely go back and recommend OCabanon to others!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant French Bistro
    BellaDonna1
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Very pleasant atmosphere and service. Very European. Clean and charming. Uneven quality on the food. Some dishes were excellent and some mediocre. Risotto was excellent. Desserts looked good. Lovely small tables in front open to the street but inside the restaurant. Wine expensive for lunch menu. More seating in back of restaurant. Waitstaff were all French and very accommodating.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    The helpings are a little small and the choice limited, but the quality is high and the service great
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cool, romantic wine bar in mid town
    OrlaVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My fiancee and I ate here on Saturday evening, as we wanted to grab an early, quick bite before going to a birthday party. What a lovely place! The decor is quite cool, the service was excellent, and food (wine bar, small plates style) was delicious. We had the oysters, cauliflower salad, meat plate and wings. I was very tempted by all of the desserts but we were running late. And, my fiancee and I have very different taste in wines and we both loved our choices - a deep, sweet reisling and an aromatic sauvingnon blanc. Our server was wonderful - interesting, had great insight on the dishes and on the decor! I'll be there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was decent
    imnyc
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Food was decent and in the right portion. It took a long time to deliver to the table though. Server could have been better and not had his thumb touch the food. Overall not bad.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WastingfoodisasinVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Enjoyed meat platter and wines. Very casual and cozy atomosphere. Too many servers walking around made me feel a bit unconfortable.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Love this place
    NomadnutVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    A great addition to a quiet part of the Nomad-Penn Station area.They have great food even if a somewhat limited menu and great wine choices, almost everything available by the glass. Go with the owner's recommendations and you won't be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic new wine bar/restaurant
    NjFoodie
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    I did some research for wine bars around Penn Station as I was meeting a friend. I wanted something interesting, especially where the wine was concerned. I'm so glad I picked OCabanon. I booked my 6pm reservation on OpenTable and arrived early. I wanted to make sure I got a nice quiet spot. The room at the back of the restaurant is great. All the wooden bookcases are filled with wine bottles standing up. The cheese plate I shared was great and while we didn't actually have a dinner I would return for sure. I highly recommend this new restaurant for the wine, ambiance, and food. All of the staff we met were really nice and went out of their way to make our time really pleasurable,
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • O Cabanon
    whiskygirl
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Get the pairings of wine and food. Wines great, food not very provencal. Cheese bland, not interesting. Typical somewhat misogynistic French waiters.
    Special Features:
    Romantic, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A neighborhood Brasserie hidden in
    Ellyninnyc
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    A contemporary, charming brasserie which features charcuterie, and other french country treasures. Even vegetarians can find delightful plates full of flavor. I had a delightful mushroom/truffle risotto, my friend had the Boeuf Bourgagnion, and we shared a perfect Creme Brulee. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It's ok
    overpricedVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Decor is very cheap given how pricey the menu is - doesn't quite fit. The location seems to want to ride off the Chelsea location but is sort of stuck in no-man's land under penn station. However, the food was better than expected - had the pate in the crust, and a chautecurie & cheese plate, and the service was very good and friendly - esp for a French restaurant. At the bill they bring out candy which is a cute touch. We had a coupon so it was fine, but I don't think it's worth the full price given the poor decor and high prices.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice Surprise for Midtown
    AudBob
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    The sign is rather non-descript, so you might miss it if you are just walking by. When you walk in, you know it is special. Delicious food, large interior, including an upstairs room, fantastic art on the walls, and a great wine list. Definitely recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun
    NYDinerVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Great wine! Wonderful small plates. Charming service. Terrific art.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little neighborhood spot
    Tifflin194VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    Perfect for a relaxed date night or a girls' dinner. I came here with my boyfriend with a Gilt City deal and loved it! Food: definitely try the foie gras bagel, it was delicious. So was the teriyaki cheese skewers. All the cheese and charcuterie boards were good too, a nice way to start the meal Service: very friendly and warm, but the place is a little understaffed, so don't expect fast service all night (which wasn't a huge deal for us) Ambience: sit in the super cute little wine room in the back, it's not too loud or dark
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb, creative cuisine and wine!
    DocGourmandVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    The regional pairings of wine with an amuse-bouche is fun and inspired. The house-made charcuterie is executed well, and the cassoulet I enjoyed was one of the finest to be found outside of Toulouse. Do not miss this gem of a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I reserved for 15 people for my birthday celebration. Unfortunately, four couldn't make it due to the weather. However, the staff was so gracious and kind to change my reservation down to 11 people. Our waitress is excellent. She is so patient, accommodating and knowledgeable. Wine and food is great! The chef is so personable and made sure that we're having a good time. I will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK Place
    madg1976VIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was OK. Service was good. Menu is quirky both in it's convoluted design and range of choices. It sometimes seems a little amateur but overall not a bad place to try out. I ordered the beef stew and it was definitely on the small side. I had dinner again after the show, I was still hungry.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • impeccable
    nycsweety
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    I loved going. I loved the little touches within the restaurant such as the gumball machine and the little candies you get with your receipt. The food itself was impeccable....get the beef cheese skewers - out of this world! I am telling you every bite is a party in your mouth. The service was great as well. Loved I never had an empty glass of water. The wine list is amazing! Definitely will come back again!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of a kind in New York
    VeroVIP
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    I had dinner at Ocabanon a few times and always had a great experience there. The concept of sharing delicious food with a glass of wine is not new but the way Ocabanon does it is unique. The wine list is eclectic and diverse, the staff is always remarkably helpful in recommending wine according to your taste and your meal. The owners are very welcoming and passionate with food and wine. And the food is really amazing: everything is freshly made with ingredients from the best suppliers in NY - special mention to their cured meats who take you to Italy or France and to the beef-cheese skewers which are to die for. A must go for a date, a group or even a party/event as they have an amazing space upstairs that can be booked for parties.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.