A bright, California-inspired West Village restaurant.
While i really like the atmosphere at Cafe Clover - nice room, lovely people, the food is a bit boring. I've been 3 times now, and find fewer things to like on the menu.
We heard and read a lot about this restaurant and getting into Zagats almost always guarantees an exceptional culinary experience. Unfortunately, we think our waitress was having a really bad day when we arrived, so her negative energy was evident. We loved the healthy food options and most of the food was quite good. I’m the end, we think the manager got wind that we were not loving our experience so he went out of his way to turn our experience around. He sent over a complimentary dessert for us to share and spent some time talking with all of us. We enjoyed him very much and also had a great experience at the bar prior to being seated for dinner. We traveled across the country just to have fun in NYC, so we were quite pleased that things turned around for us in the end. Had our experience been better during our dinner we would have given them a little higher rating.
This has become one of our favorite restaurants. Always welcoming, great service, and great food.
I have been here twice and the food is consistently delicious! I absolutely love the food but the service is slow to say the least. This time we were seated for roughly ten minutes before I flagged down the waiter. The wait for the food was also on the longer side and the restaurant was not too busy. Its a little over priced but the food is good. I wished they had more attentive staff.
The food was delicious and healthy highly recommend
Love this place and LOVE David.
Clover has a very pleasant atmosphere and an interesting menu- Might be too interesting for some. 'Very Village' was how one of our diners summarized it. Flavors were very good (Especially sauces), but serving sizes are moderate. Bronzino was served with bone-in- a bit hazardous to the uninitiated, and our pleasant waiter was only slightly more experienced in de-boning it. Stick with the salmon, or go for other entrees if not intrepid. Salads are very nicely dressed.
A few suggestions to management: Mixed breads are welcome- not just the nuts-and-seeds flatbread, and olive oil would be nice. Make the pasta descriptions more focused on the end results, not just the ingredients. A side salad portion would be a nice addition to the menu- not everyone wants a full one.
We loved Café Clover. It was a nice balance of healthy/vegan dining with some fish and meat courses. You have to try the chickpea flour hushpuppies -- basically falafel, but the best and lightest falafel you've ever had, with a dipping sauce to die for!
Loved everything and can’t wait to go back!
Everything was perfect, thank you!
We really enjoyed this restaurant. The food is delicious and beautifully prepared. We loved our starters, the halloumi and the crab stuffed avocado were amazing. The chickpea and quinoa pasta was tasty and filling and the asparagus dish was also great. They had a good selection of wine and beer as well. Our server was efficient and friendly. When we told her we had a show to get to, she ensured we got our meals promptly but we never felt rushed at any point. Lovely place!
Always love coming to Cafe Clover. Beautiful interior, great food ... especially for us vegetarians,
although there are plenty of other options, and wait service is always attentive.
Not too casual, not too fancy. Food great, atmosphere wonderful, and servers attentive and friendly without hovering. My favorite brunch place in the city since I first went 2 years ago. Never fails!
I considered this a WOW - Cafe Clover was excellent in every way. The menu was really unusual and interesting. The risotto was made with steel cut oats and was delicious. My favorite was the chickpea jalapeno hush puppies. Everything we had was great including the french Rose and the mixed cookies for dessert. We also had a great waiter. High recommend this lovely restaurant.
It was wonderful
Terrible service and waiters/waitresses. Average food.
Food was delicious, fresh, and healthy. Brought our two year old bc it was lunch time and the atmosphere felt too hushed to be comfortable with him. Multiple things on the menu I wanted to try and reasonable pricing for the nutrition provided.
I went to Cafe Clover on a brunch date with my friend. The restaurant was so beautiful on the inside, and the Food was really great (we got the lavendar waffle, their take on the eggs benedict and an avocado toast). Would definitely recommend!
Incredible fresh, innovative dishes. Healthy & filling!!
Fabulous service. Friendly & attentive. Would run not walk Back !! Loved the restaurant!
Loved this place! Everything we ate was delicious but the roasted carrots appetizer and the chickpea spaghetti were the standouts. The chef knew my friend and I were sharing everything and without even asking split every dish for us! Can’t wait to go back.
A very lovely first visit to the restaurant. The whole wait staff was attentive and the food was wonderful. The restaurant had a nice, sleek, warm ambience and I loved the fresh, healthy ingredients.
The table next to us was loud and clearly intoxicated at 7 pm. They new the hostess so they were never asked to quiet down.
Had a lovely brunch with family at Cafe Clover. Service was a bit slow but it was very busy. Server was great once he was able to help us. We were seated directly in middle of dining room so table was super loud. All brunch items delicious; poached eggs excellent, waffle excellent. Will definitely go back.
we came early for diner so it wasn’t noisy got a bit loud ny the time we left. their cauliflower dish amazing
I am born and raised in NYC and I have eaten in every restaurant in my hometown. Cafe Clover continuously rocks my palette to the point of me bringing every dinner or lunch meeting to the restaurant. The waitstaff is unbelievably wonderful and they are so on their game in making their patrons happy. (Ask for David's table)
I LOVE THIS RESTAURANT!!
I've enjoyed every experience I've had at Cafe Clove for brunch. The service is lovely and the room is bright and sunny. I especially love the lavender waffle and the quinoa pancakes. Highly recommended.
Great food with lots of flavor - shared the branzino with romanesco and mushroom which was delicious, and the sprouted grain risotto. Chickpea spaghetti looked delicious as well.
A very cute restaurant, the food sounds interesting but doesn’t deliver on taste.
I wanted to go out for a healthy anniversary dinner and Cafe Clover fit the bill! Any restaurant that starts the meal with gluten-free crackers and sweet potato hummus gets automatic points. Plus, I love that they have kombucha and mocktails on the menu for those of us not in the mood to booze. The octopus was among the best I've had, and the chickpea hush puppies are a must! Really loved the flavors on the quinoa tagliatelle, and the Scottish Salmon was cooked perfectly. Appetizers came out extremely fast, but it was at least 30 minutes before we saw our mains and sides. But we recognize, the are some things in life worth waiting for. I'll definitely be back for girls night, post-yoga yums, business meet-ups and just about any other excuse I can find.
Good enjoyed the food
Great and I have nothing else to add
Always a pleasure from staff to the quality of the food....... excellent on all counts!
Good food but much too noisy to enjoy dinner.
This is my third time here. The first, with a large group, was less noisy because we were seated away from many other people.
The second time at the bar was great. Not as noisy and good ambiance.
This time was painful. We could hardly hear ourselves talk.
Such a gem! Menu has a lot to offer vegetarians as well as carnivores- all made with fresh, whole foods. Cute decor and friendly service. Highly recommended.
Food was amazing and it's quite the hotspot!
Good food. Good vibes. But The kale salad was bogus.
A real neighborhood gem in a neighborhood filled with great dining spots. Delicious, fresh varied menu. Lots of healthy options. Lots for vegetarian dining. Grass-fed beef. The roasted cauliflower is to die for. Excellent reasonable wine options, too. Beautiful space--allows for fun, different seating options. We just love this place!
Yummy food. Good service. But it got really loud after 8:00. Will definitely come again.
Nice restaurant, and food was fresh and well prepared, but a few complaints: 1) The service wasn't very good. Our waitress obviously hated her job and didn't really care about giving us a nice experience, and didn't really go out of the way to help my girlfriend decide on some vegetarian options. She wasn't rude, but just so obviously didn't care, and I thought I was going to have to fire a flare into the air to get her attention at times. 2) Some of the food prepared was a joke. For example we ordered these chocolates for a desert and it came looking like someone bought a hershey's bar from CVS and broke it into a few pieces over a mound of old cashew nuts and a similar mound of pistachios. Serious I know kids who play in the kitchen while their parents are cooking who have made better deserts.