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About Cafe Clover

Our goal at Cafe Clover is to provide a delicious and satisfying meal while allowing guests to choose from a menu that offers a predominance of healthful options that are prepared, whenever possible, from locally sourced and organic ingredients.

10 Downing
New York, NY 10014
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner
Monday: 5:30- 10:00
Tuesday-Wednesday: 5:30 - 10:30
Thursday: 5:30 - 11:00
Friday- Saturday: 5:30 - 11:30
Sunday: 5:00 - 10:00
Brunch
Saturday- Sunday: 11:00 - 3:00
Lunch
Monday-Friday: 12:00 - 3:00
Outdoor Patio Drinks
Monday-Sunday: 3:00-5:30

Cross Street:
6th Ave

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 675-4350

Website:
http://www.cafeclovernyc.com/

Public Transit:
A, C, E
B, D, F, M @ W 4th St

1 @ Christopher St

1 @ Houston St

Executive Chef:
David Standridge

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine

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Cafe Clover Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Healthy (28)
Good Vegetarian Options (24)
Creative Cuisine (22)
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Neighborhood Gem (19)
Great for Outdoor Dining (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Special Occasion (16)
Great for Brunch (15)
Good for a Date (14)
Local Ingredients (14)
Casual (13)
Good for Groups (13)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Organic (10)
Romantic (10)
Cozy (9)
People Watching (9)
Seasonal (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Business Meals (8)
Fun (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Paleo Friendly (7)
Afternoon Tea (6)
Vegan (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Authentic (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Scenic View (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent dinner experience. Wait staff was friendly and easily pointed out what the vegan options were on the menu (there are plenty!). Everything we ordered was delicious - drinks, apps, mains and desserts. I’ll definitely be back to try their other menus!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

The atmosphere and ambiance were great and the service and food were impeccable. A wonderful evening!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Nice place, v good food, good service. Gets a bit loud later in the evening, but still calm enough to talk.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Loved the vibe here! Food was great, the restaurant space is beautiful and the service was good too.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Business Meals, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 27, 2017

great food -- great vibe. A very special place in the village

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Been to clover several times over the years in small groups and big. It’s been a great experience every time. For a vegetarian the options are limited but they are different and so good. Love the vibe there. The decor itself feels trendy and cozy in kinda of a retro style.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, People Watching, Fun, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Afternoon Tea, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Fantastic place for a date or special occasion. I was thrilled that they had lots of vegetarian options as well as meat and fish. Outstanding cocktails too!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Loved it and can’t wait to splurge again to return... best grilled octopus and correctlymade ginand tonics

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Vegan, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2017

This was our second Thanksgiving dinner at Cafe Clover and it lived up to last year in every way. Extremely friendly, great food, great service -- a complete winner.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Excellent healthy food

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 18, 2017

A little expensive, but the food was very good and the service was great.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Not the best experience that I have had at cafe clover. The waitress was a bit rude and not attentive.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The staff at Cafe Clover are so focused on providing warm and welcoming service that if the food wasn’t so delicious, I would probably want to go back again just to enjoy a glass of Sancere and people watch on 6th Avenue. From the hostess, to the bartenders, to our incredibly attentive server Ricky, my friend and I felt so taken care of. My friend had the striped bass and I had the risotto (minus mushrooms) and we both ate every delicious bite. And the music was at the perfect setting for conversation but not so low that I didn’t get to enjoy every tune from Grace Jones, to D’Angelo, to Slick Rick. Café Clover is a great spot for a quick glass of wine, a cozy date, or leisurely dinner with a small group of friends. I will definitely be back.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very good restaurant. A lot of healty and delicious choices.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

service was terrible. went for brunch on a sunday, no interaction, wanted us in and out. food was average

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our server was slow, and unatttentive despite the dining room not being filled, and that there seemed to be at least 3 other servers milling around. I felt like we couldn’t even get water refills, and everyone else had a bottle of water on their table. I had another strange bar experience where I (Asian female) was first at the bar and to save a seat for my friend; and a white male arrived AFTER me, and took MY seat that I was reserving despite my wine glass - and the hostess and bartender asked ME to sacrifice my reserved seat instead of his - and approached me not once, but TWICE. I clearly pointed out, I was first, and I sure didn’t hear them ask him to give up his saved seat, and firmly stood my ground waiting for my friend for another 10 minutes before our reservation began. What a joke.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Delicious food, great for a big friends' dinner, but very loud.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food and service was great. Pleased that my table for 2 was not jammed up next to other tables and I could focus on my own food and conversation. Bar area was a little tight while waiting for table, wish there was more area to linger. But overall a great experience. Hostess was very nice and the wait staff very friendly.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

One of the top restaurants we've been to for health and nutrition. Food was beyond awesome as was the entire experience. Inside dining room was adorable and cozy with the big windows open and a lovely breeze coming thru. Staff was fantastic, never waiting or needing anything. Highly recommended Cafe Clover. Seasonal menu too, can't wait to see what else they can create! We will definitely be back!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Very nice servers. I've eaten here several times, food is good but not great sometimes. Your 12 oz steak is utterly overpriced. It doesn't cost that much at a high end steakhouse!! Yes it's tasty but It irritated us and would not have bought it except one person was not in more for fish etc. Too much turmeric in dishes too, not everyone's fancy. I think your menu needs some reconfiguring pricewise and more. Lovely spot though

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 (Denver)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Our food was fresh and delicious; portions were generous. The ambiance is vibrant and upbeat. It would be nice if biscuits were served warm. Healthful options were great. Cheerful and delicious on a rainy day; good for the spirits as well as the palete.

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Healthy
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Excellent, Strongly recommend the restaurant. Everything about it is great.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

When a perfect fall day accompnies your brunch, life is good. Plenty of menu options for every diet. Excellent drinks. Service a bit slow, yet friendly. Would have enjoyed dessert, but not available

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Great for Brunch, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I luv this spot - great ambience, nice outdoor space as well. Excellent cocktails! I prefer their menu for brunch over dinner, though.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Delicious food, nice service but absolutely unbeatable noise inside. Had to sit outside to hear each other at all.

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Attractive ambiance.
Wonderful looking menu with healthy options and some vegan options.
Exceptional first class service
Mediocre food
“Healthy” does not only mean lots of salad, vegetables, and seeds. It needs to be well prepared as well. (Eg:ABC -V).
Only the service and the menu fit the price but definitely not the food.

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 (London)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We loved everything about our dinner. Tastefully decorated room, lovely service and delicious food.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Always an enjoyable time. Only complaint is noise level. Hard to have a conversation with your table mates.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Overall the ambiance is very nice. The service was perfunctory at best, meaning the waiter did what was required, but absolutely nothing else. The biggest issue however is the portion size. At $36 dollars for a piece of halibut, the portion size was insulting. Its too bad because the place had potential, but this is NYC, so there are many other places that I can be fleeced by over priced mediocrity.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

2 stars for the greeting and ambiance.
Zero for everything else.
The service: The server was aloof, slow and borderline surly.
The food: I had a Beet and Mushroom Veggie Burger. I saw that another reviewer called it Mediocre. That is a pretty generous description. It was horrible -- greasy, grainy and tasteless. The bun sat like a hockey pick on top of the greasy monstrosity of a burger. I coupled that with sweet potato home fries -- the 'fries' were a slimy greasy mess. If the exec chef spent as much cookbooks at he did on grease, the restaurant _might_ get another star.
I won't be back -- I suggest you avoid this place as well.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were seated

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

The food, ambiance and service are always excellent. In the past, the sound level has been more conducive to conversation--perhaps because we dined earlier and sat at the uptown end of the dining room.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Met a friend for brunch, went with the egg white vegetable scramble, side of chicken apple sausage and a side of the bowl of berries. All fresh, delicious, and nutritious :)

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Perfect setting for a lunch off Bleecker Street!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Wonderful restaurant with the perfect ambiance for a sophisticated evening with friends or a date.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

It was more quiet than normal. My tea tasted like water

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

The menu looks really good but the food is okay. Walking in the hostess was really nice (props to her) but after sitting down the staff wasn't particularly personable and pushed us to order. Our food came out in minutes. We weren't looking for fast food and everything felt pre prepared. The avocado toast was good, but how can you mess that up? The chicken sausage was completely unappetizing and didn't even seem cooked/heated. No one ever asked, "How is everything?" I would have let them know. On the way out I saw other plates of sausage: grilled. So I guess mine was just overlooked. May seem small but there's preparing something and there's not preparing something. The whole experience was a bit unimpressive. My plate was not cleared until we paid. Just some really basic stuff here that should be easy to do. With so many options in the area, I don't think I would go back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 28, 2017

We've visited Cafe Clover several times and always been very happy we did. The location is very nice - a quiet corner southwest of Washington Square. The space is superb, indoors and outdoors, and the tables aren't tooclosetogether. Service is friendly. The wine list includes some unusual but delightful varietals (nerello mascalese, anyone?) at reasonable prices. Then there's the food, always excellent. Start with the extraordinary hushpuppies, every time. The salads are great and the various "pasta" dishes (featuring noodles made from spaghetti squash, quinoa, etc.) are terrific. If I lived in NYC, I'd eat here as often as possible.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Detroit)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Great food, fun atmosphere, superb service

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Always an exceptional experience with equally great food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Paleo Friendly, People Watching, Good Vegetarian Options, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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