Great food & great atmosphere
The food at Murray's was delicious. I'm still thinking about the Mac & Cheese three days later. The kale Caesar salad was a great compliment to all of the dairy. The plates are easy to share, so there's opportunity to taste lots of food. The server was knowledgable and friendly. There are a lot of great choices on the menu, I'm looking forward to returning and trying more!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food and service
We went there for my dad's birthday and they treated him like a king. The service was just incredible and the food of course was delicious. I was really impressed, have been telling everyone about it.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great experience.
The staff here is so nice and accommodating. We had a party of 6 plus a baby and a stroller, and they seated us in the perfect spot. We did not feel like we were at all in the way. The environment is always laid-back and comfortable. The person that brought the cheese plate to our table was very knowledgeable, but not at all pretentious. Fun restaurant in a great location with excellent food.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was traveling with co-workers and we made plans to have lunch here. We are so glad we did! The food/cheese was delicious and the service was awesome. They had a nice beer and wine list too. Very nice place. We will be back.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Next time, THREE Flights of 8!
We LOVED Murray's! Having been to many cheese restaurants around the world, this one was great. Our waiter was cheerful and accommodating, amazed at the amount of food our 8 year old could pack away. Since we obviously knew our cheeses, he was very helpful in bringing us new varieties we had never tried, based on our descriptions of others. There was, alas, nothing terribly stinky (what? No Stinking Bishop?) but that was OK. Maybe next time. The Rarebit Sauce for the hamburger was To. Die. For.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you like cheese then this is heaven. Going with the cheesemonger's choice is basically charcuterie omakase. The major difference between going to the bar and just buying the cheeses and meats yourself is the pairings they provide (fruit, nuts, spreads, etc.) that take the cheeses to the next level.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cheese lovers paradise
Wow,where to start? Buffalo cheese curds were addictive. One can never have enough good cheese from starter till dessert.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner, but no ice cream
I recently read an article in the New York times describing the cheese ice cream and beer floats. I was looking forward to that, but there was no ice cream the day I showed up. I suppose I should have called first or something. Other than that dinner was excellent and the service was also excellent. One other minor gripe... one of the appetizers we ordered never showed up. The staff were very easy about it, and took it off the bill no problem. The food we did eat was fantastic. Rarebit burger was great, Burrata was great, cheesemonger's choice (meat and cheese plate) was great. I would go again. Also the online menu was not quite accurate, I guess they need to update it. They didn't have the grapefruit salad and the grits at the restaurant.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Impressed with the staff and how passionate and knowledgeabl they were with the matching the cheese to the wine.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Must love cheese
If you aren't vegan, this is obviously going to be cheese-heaven for you. The portion sizes are perfect and we had such luck with the wines! Delicious and will be returning soon.
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a fantastic find! Went for Sunday brunch. We had a cheese flight, cheese biscuits, and a breakfast sandwich. I'll run out of superlatives to describe all the food, but can I just say that as a 40-something carnivore from Kansas, they served the best bacon I've ever eaten. The cheese flight and fondue with the biscuits was out of this world. Service was great and friendly.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I always love this place!
Murray's has always been my go to place for dinner with the husband and our friends. It has a very chill vibe, the waiters do not harass you or swipe your plates away as your cramming the last bit of cheesy goodness into your mouth. The cheesemonger's choice is alway great for the newb. Great wines. If you're a hard liquor kind of guy (my husband loves his whiskey on the rocks and old fashioned cocktails) you're out of luck. They do however, have awesome awesome beers if you're not the wine type. We generally stick to a large cheese flight excluding sheep's cheese (yes, you can tell them what you do not and do like for the chef's choice), a little wine and beer, then its usually a choice between their awesome burger or mac 'n cheese.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect Summer Lunch Venue
Two of us shared the antipasto slate ($14) for lunch and it was perfect. Add a couple of glasses of rosé to it and it’s a perfect summer lunch. Most appealing was the Lioni fresh mozzarella on the platter.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great brunch spot
Went to Murray's cheese on Saturday - it was fabulous! The restaurant is adorable, service great and cheese...so good. We got mimosas and the biscuits with cheese fondue to start. The mimosas were a nice size, solid pour and not too sweet. And while not huge, the biscuits and cheese were delicious and a perfect appetizer. I had the english breakfast that was essentially like an eggs benedict but instead of hollandaise sauce it was topped with cotswald cheese. SO DELICIOUS! I definitely recommend this place and look forward to going back for wine/cheese and again for brunch.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
So Much Cheese!
We ordered the New York cheese flight. Each cheese came paired with a different jelly, and the chef came out and explained what everything was and where it came from, etc. The cheeses were delightful. We also got the fried gruyere and the kale caesar salad, both of which were delicious. Everything was a bit pricey, including the $16 glass of Reisling, so for us it is more suitable for special occasions.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went to Murray's Cheese Bar on a Sunday for late brunch at 2:30. We sat right away and all of the staff was very nice and informative. We had the chef's cheese plate which took a little while to get to the table but was really yummy! The portions are small. We also ordered Mac and Cheese which was fair, nothing exceptional. After brunch we went shopping next door they have a pretty good selection of cheese and accompanying items. It was expensive but a fun experience to do once, while visiting the village. The restaurant is small and extremely noisy so be aware, if quiet and relaxing is what you want. All in all if you are a cheese and wine connoisseur this is the right place.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was my third or fourth time at Murray's Cheese Bar and it is great every time. I always go for brunch, although I'd like to try another meal there! It's a very pleasant environment, the service is warm and attentive, and the food is excellent. Go for a cheese plate for the table - it never disappoints.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time at Murray's. Everything
First time at Murray's. Everything was excellent. The cheesemonger stood out with depth of knowledge and selection.
8/6/2013 5:00:00 PM
a great place
Our friend was visiting from Malaysia and we brought him here for his last night in NYC. It was perfect - food was delicious, service excellent, a lovely evening all around.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic food; very noisy
Loved the food and service! A cheese-lover's delight! A bit noisy for conversation.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The cheese stands alone
After years of visiting the cheese shop, the cheese bar is a natural development. Sort of like the cheese version of Being John Malkovich, the menu has starters, salads, main courses, sides, all intimately connected to cheese. The room is a bit understaffed and our waiter seemed a bit overwhelmed, forgetting various things throughout the meal, although nothing serious. We tried the cheesemonger's choice cheese plate to start the meal, and felt that the cheesemonger didn't really follow our suggestions, giving us blander cheese than we wanted. However, the bleu burgers were very good, and the experience as a whole was a lot of fun.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious grub. The Alpine eggs for brunch are addictive. Wonderful cappuccino. Everything is top-notch quality and a treat as long as you are not lactose intolerant. The smile and graciousness of the terrific tall blonde head waitress is an added bonus.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The employees are very friendly and warm and I LOVED the cheese. I WILL be coming back again.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Thoroughly enjoyed my experience. The food was great and the service was too. The cheese was superb! Would recommend this to anyone. Very casual. Definitely need a reservation.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Cheese Lovers
Murray's Cheese Bar was delicious. Suprisingly the Mac & Cheese was just OK; but everything else was simply delicious. They have creative desserts such as Cheddar & Peanut Butter ice cream (ask for some caramel to cut the sharpness of the cheese) and Ch'mores (amazing).
Would definitely return.
8/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Died and gone to cheese heaven
This place is outstanding. The cheeses are amazing and fresh and the staff is incredibly knowledgeable about all the cheeses. The cheese/meat plates are great, the food is great, the brunch is great. The cheddar biscuits with the cheese "gravy" are a must-have. I've only been twice, but see the same familiar faces, and always feel welcomed and at home. I take friends from out of town here and they always rave about the food. Highly recommend.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food here is good...obviously all centered around cheese. I wouldn't say anything knocked my socks off, but its just solid and you know what you're getting.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not for dinner
I would not go here for dinner, but for drinks and cheese- it's great! The cheesemonger's choice was a good deal and their wine menu was well curated.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing! The selection of
Amazing! The selection of meat and cheeses is fantastic and delicious. I can't wait to go back and try the rest of the menu!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
For the love of cheese!
Get the buffalo cheese curds! Avoid the no frills Kale Salad.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Murray's is a perfect brunch spot. The only problem is deciding to which temptations one will succumb. Our party went with egg dishes, each of them perfectly prepared. The "Week in Review" cheese flight was excellent. You can't go wrong here.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a selection!
This was a great find; we just stuck with cheese flights and cider, but it was incredible. The staff really know their food, and can suggest great pairings. The servings were surprisingly large too. Would definitely go again!
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cheese Cheese Cheese
You can't beat this place for the best cheese around! And all the plates were visually beautiful. Definitely a place I'd return to!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you like cheese enough to make a meal of it in style, this is the place for you.
If you like cheese enough to get a cheese platter, with cheesemonger's selections thoughtfully paired with unique but delicious condiments, that'll do too.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had the Cheesemonger Choice
Had the Cheesemonger Choice cheese flight. Great recommendations. Sat at the bar and it was perfect! Right in front of the tempting case of cheese. We didn't feel pressured to have a big meal and just enjoyed our 5 cheeses and glasses of wine. The wine pairings were excellent and really enhanced our experience. Our server was great, and even gave us other local recommendations of near by restaurants and bars!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new find...
On our most recent trip to NYC we stopped by Murray's Cheese shop as we always do, however we were pleased to find their own new restaurant a couple doors down. We ended up going for brunch over the weekend and had a very enjoyable meal. To start, the lychee mimosa was fantastic - a great way to start. Then came our meal, which was great as well. Of course the cheese & its pairings were fantastic. I would definitely go by again on our next trip to the city.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great cheese selection. Mac & cheese and grilled artichokes were delicious. Cheese ICE CREAM was the best thing ever.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent lunch - happy people
excellent lunch - happy people working there of course who wouldn't like to work around the wonderful cheeses. looking to eat there again when we return to the city
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fun Girls Night at Murrays
First, the service was excellent. Very patient, pleasant and answered all of our questions. Especially patient when we were too busy yapping to focus on ordering!
As for the food, we started with the 5 Cheesemonger plate. Requested goat and got a wide selection of different goat cheeses. All very good picks by the cheesemonger.
My favorite, after the cheese, were the salads: grilled artichoke hearts and kale. A great balance after the cheese!
Overall, a great night!
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really don't know how to
I really don't know how to properly express the joy of experiencing the range of cheese options we shared. It was heaven. Go with a group so you can taste everything!!!
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun way to discover cheese
Lovely quaint restaurant with a small number of table and some high tops. The service is impeccable. The cheese flight was delivered by the cheese monger who explained each slice in detail. Portions are generous and matched to the wine you pick. Really a fun time.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Breakfast/Brunch is Amazing ..
My wife and I had a late breakfast here with another couple late Sunday morning. This was a treat! I opted for a breakfast of eggs benedict, but instead of hollandaise sauce it was served with an amazing cheese sauce. Omelets, and other dishes were amazing. The service was excellent and the rather plain surroundings are quickly forgotten as soon as the breakfast arrives. If you like or love cheese, this is a breakfast worth traveling to enjoy. We will definitely be back.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great experience. Our waiter was insanely helpful and suggested amazing things off the menu. Will definitely go back and recommend to others.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Greatest Mac and Cheese
I was on the hunt for the best Mac&Cheese in town for a while, but I think the search is finally over. Murray's special receptive with Blue cheese and bacon just made to the top of my list. They also offer amazing cheese plates and pairings. :)
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
After dinner spot
Great place to get a late rezzie and have some cheese and wine for dessert.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Murray's Cheese Bar is amazing! The service is fantastic. Rachel the Cheesemonger is the best! She will ask you what kinds of cheeses you like (or don't like) and then creates an amazing platter of cheese with accoutrements like sour cherries or butterscotch that will make the cheese even more dynamic! The service is great and this is one of my favorite places in all of NYC.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great value for money
Really fun, different sort of menu with almost everything involving cheese -- cheese from Murray's next door -- how could it be anything less than delicious? Mac N Cheese and grilled cheese are very tasty -- with a unique blend of different cheeses. And the prices are not bad at all. We just had the Mac N Cheese and grilled cheese/tomato bisque combo and spent only $15 each!
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
LOVED Murray's Cheese Bar and keep coming back for great food, service and enjoyable ambiance. My two friends and I were pleasantly greeted by our waiter, Beau, who I have had before. We had a fun and complete brunch with mimosas, cheese plate and variety of entrees that exceeded each of our expectations. While sometimes it can take a while for the food to arrive, unless you are in a hurry, it's never an issue because the cheese course comes out quickly and you do not feel rushed when enjoyed your mimosas or after finishing your entrees. Could not have more pleasant things to say about the brunch experience and look forward to going back for cheese/wine at another time.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cheese lovers in paradise
We started with an a la carte Pleasant Ridge Reserve (which we went home with half pound from the shop)followed by the goat cheese bake and the buffalo cheese curds which all were outstanding. I mean mouth watering and moany good. I had a glass of the dry cider which went nicely with all courses. We split the Mac n cheese which was the only let down. It was a little blah, nothing spectacular. We also indulged in dessert, apple pie with cheddar and sh'mores. Both yummy and just the right portion after all the savory items. It's a small place but comfy and all servers are well versed in all things cheese. We will definitely be going back.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food, drinks, service
I had the fondu, kale salad, French onion soup, and a bottle of sparkling wine. They were delicious.
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM