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OCabanon Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ocabanon.com
  • Phone: (646) 669-7879
  • 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: French, International, American
  • 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
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Delicious small plates, wonderful wine and friendly atmosphere. Great before a MSG event 2 blocks away.. Food is outstanding!"
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Super cute surfer boy-looking server! Very reasonably priced wine list."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Good Food but extremely small portions leave patrons hungry "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "The helpings are a little small and the choice limited, but the quality is high and the service great"
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Enjoyed meat platter and wines. Very casual and cozy atomosphere. Too many servers walking around made me feel a bit unconfortable. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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, "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Get the pairings of wine and food. Wines great, food not very provencal. Cheese bland, not interesting. Typical somewhat misogynistic French waiters. "
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Great wine! Wonderful small plates. Charming service. Terrific art."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/5/2014