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: American, 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: Cara 2122433289
  • Special Events: Monday, Oct. 27 - Fall Harvest NY Cider Dinner

    Monday, Nov. 10 - Meet The Cheesemaker Dinner w/ Jasper Hill Farms.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cornelia Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
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Murray's Cheese Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
111 reviews since May 19, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (77)neighborhood gem (61)great for brunch (33)notable wine list (33)great for lunch (27)good for groups (21)hot spot (14)romantic (14)special occasion (12)vibrant bar scene (12)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (10)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Absolutely love this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/31/2013
    Wow. Went there for a glass of wine one evening and was overwhelmed by how good the food looked and smelled...so I went back for brunch a few days later and was utterly blown away. Splurged with my partner on toffee French toast, English breakfast, cheese grits, and bacon. The food was unbelievably, incomprehensibly good, probably the best brunch I've had in New York. What an adorable, fantastic spot to either grab an after-work bite and glass or to treat yourself to an amazing meal. Relaxed, casual place with impeccable decor, service, and style. What else would you expect from Murray's, I suppose...Cannot recommend highly enough!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Took 45 min to receive a grilled
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Took 45 min to receive a grilled cheese and I got there at 5:00!!!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst waitress ever
    FoodLova
    Dined on 3/25/2013
    Food was good.. Small portions.. Service was absolutely horrible. I wouldn't go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was high quality and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/25/2013
    Food was high quality and prompt, wine and beer lists pair well with menu and service was knowledgable and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    Katherine
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Had a great brunch at Murray's Cheese Bar - the staff was incredible - so nice and attentive. The food was all great, loved the drink selection and, of course, amazing cheeses. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible Service, Decent Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    The food itself was quite good, if you ever got it. Three of us ordered and then a friend joined us about 5 minutes in. She ordered a yogurt and berry parfait (no cooking required). Our food took almost 40 minutes, hers took about an 1:15, even when she said she didn't want it, due to the wait. In addition to that, the waiter did not notice us, or take our order, or check on us. A bus boy ended up taking our order. The service was honestly a disgrace, the waiters just stood around the bar chatting amongst themselves and didn't bother to check on anyone. The cheese plate and mimosas were great, the English Breakfast left something to be desired (the eggs were sort of hard and strange, not exactly poached). Overall decent food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • attentive, knowledgable staff...exc
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    attentive, knowledgable staff...excellent food for cheese lovers...pretty loud
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great pairings of cheeses
    Jpasel
    Dined on 3/22/2013
    Great pairings of cheeses with condiments. Server was very knowledgeable and helpful. Menu has enough to choose from, and entrees are reasonable. Great burgers and mac and cheese.Everything we tried was delicious and nicely presented. Thanks for a great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My friend and I enjoyed our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/19/2013
    My friend and I enjoyed our visit to Murray's Cheese Bar very much. This is a casual place--the menu, apart from the cheese flights, consists of imaginative takes on diner classics like burgers and grilled cheese, but they're done exceptionally well. The cheese flights are the real draw here. We ordered a relatively small one to serve as our starter, which was a workable plan, but I almost wish now that we'd ordered one of the larger flights, or the Cheesemonger's Choice, and an assortment of side dishes instead. Next time! The staff is very friendly and very enthusiastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Portions on the cheese samplers
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    Portions on the cheese samplers were very skimpy. Brunch item potions were very large.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The cheese selection was obviously
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    The cheese selection was obviously great, however the kitchen was slow and we had grilled oysters that were so sandy they were inedible. My Mac&Blue entree was so salty it was hard to eat after a while.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Phenomenal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/6/2013
    I brought a friend of mine from London into Murray's recently. He is quite the cheese snob and I knew that Murray's would knock his knickers off. Sure enough, he stated that any of the cheeses we had tasted would stand up in the finest restaurants of London. The staff is always so invested and welcoming from the moment you walk in. The really know their stuff and are more than willing to cater to your experience. Bring in big groups for an experience, catch up with friends/family over wine and cheese or take someone for a special casual date for two. I can't say enough great things, and will continue to visit and recommend. -EK
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely AMAZING!!! If you
    Jason
    Dined on 3/5/2013
    Absolutely AMAZING!!! If you like cheese, this plce is for you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience but the hot
    Cpc1
    Dined on 3/3/2013
    Great experience but the hot food shoulf have been hotter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As much as I love Murray's
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/2/2013
    As much as I love Murray's cheese, I love their wine and cheese bar even more. The ambience is great, the staff is wonderful, and the mac... oh, the mac.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cheese & beer that packed a punch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/25/2013
    I went on a first date here and we both had never been. We chose the "3 local beers flight and paired cheeses" special they were running for Beer Week and WOW! They really did their research because each beer/cheese/condiment pairing worked SO well together! For example, the black ale & sheep's milk cheese were almost too overpowering, but eat the organic honey with the mouthful, the sharp bite was diffused into this sweet and almost mellow flavor. So cool! The chef had come out to describe all in the beginning and she was so knowledgeable and - although energetic and you could tell she was juggling a lot that night - she was super patient with my questions and seemed to really enjoy speaking about the flight pairing. First date: success!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pouch Of Bread
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    I came here as a walk-in when they first started a few months back. I revisted this time with a proper reservation and boy was I glad. This place was packed! The host was very nice and accomodating, the drinks were great and so were the chef's cheese and meats selections. On a more interesting note, I asked for some bread with our cheese . . . some guy slinged a pouch of bread to our bar counter . . . and walked away . . . like a boss.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great for people who love
    Daphna
    Dined on 2/22/2013
    Great for people who love cheese. Will be going back again and again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • As you can imagine it is a
    Food4thought
    Dined on 2/20/2013
    As you can imagine it is a VERY cheese based menu, so be prepared for a heavy, but great meal!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Murray's cheese bar is awesome.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/15/2013
    Murray's cheese bar is awesome. It's a great way to have an expertly curated cheese and wine experience from the fabulous minds behind Murray's cheese shops. This restaurant gets packed, so try to go early. Don't even bother if you don't like cheese. There is cheese in everything on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic