Cafe Cluny

4.7
1181 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
Founded in 2006 and located in the heart of the West Village, Cafe Cluny serves breakfast, lunch (brunch on Saturdays and Sundays) and dinner. The fare is a sophisticated and modern twist on seasonal French American cuisine. The knowledgeable servers at Cafe Cluny are professional but also gracious. The ambiance is considered yet cozy. Cafe Cluny is a destination perfect for a romantic evening’s first date but also appropriate for a breakfast or lunch business meeting. Reservations are accepted for all services except weekend brunches which function on a first come first serve basis. Walk-ins are welcome at all times whether for the the bar or dining room. Reservations are held for ten minutes before being released to waiting guests. Please book through our website on Open Table or give us a call for all availability options. (212) 255-6900. We so look forward to welcoming you!

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.9

A can't miss West Village Infatuation go-to that's Perfect For all kinds of things, including Chronic Brunch, Date Night, and Dinner with the Parents.

Ratings 7.5-8.0:These are restaurants that are reliable, tasty, and particularly good for whatever we have deemed them “Perfect For.” Hit up a 7.7 for Date Night with confidence, as long as you don’t need the restaurant to be the most interesting thing that happens that night.
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B
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Very chic and warm environment.

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G
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Intimate space that made it feel like a Parisian bistro. The food was excellent! We just lived it and will definitely return

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C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extraordinarily helpful staff.
Very pleasant environment.
Oh – and the food is good also.

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AM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

You can beat the $40 dollars early bird prix fixe. Otherwise I think the menu is a bit steep. But we had a really great time and the food is very good. Also we had a terrific waiter.

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TP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very pleasant place to dine, and genuinely has the feel of a neighborhood place. Lovely service, very accommodating, and the food was terrific. Berries and cream with no added sugar for dessert, proves that satisfying dessert without sugar can be done!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Was really disappointed with server. Seemed very ambivalent and not very forthcoming about preparation (we had an allergy concern).

Didn’t once check on how our meal tasted (thankfully excellent).

Barely acknowledged that it was a special birthday dinner occasion.

Just kind of seemed to ignore us a bit, while clearly chatty with another staff member.

Had an attitude and was just generally lame.

Love your restaurant and food is fabulous...and will def be back.

Thank you,
Jason

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L
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time here. Avid theatre go-ers from Boston, our trips are usually short and we veer to restaurants that fit our schedule in mid-town. We had an evening free and I searched for a restaurant “off our beaten path”. Cafe Cluny’s menu had something for everyone. The crispy salmon, steak frites, burger, wines and beers were all interesting and delicious. Our table by the window was beautiful. The setting is intimate but not too quiet or stuffy. The service was excellent. We couldn’t recommend this restaurant more. It was a lovely evening and we can’t wait to go back!

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RZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic lunch at cafe Cluny today.

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LC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quiet little French cafe. Lovely atmosphere with good service and simple French fare. We enjoyed
our lunch there!

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L
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A neighborhood gem, Old West Village charm. Wonderful staff too and sun lit room

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HH
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal, as usual.

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Cute little place, the ambiance was great. The food was okay I had the pork belly with hash brown it wasn’t much to rave about. The granola bowl was great. When I received my entree I noticed that the whites in the eggs were still runny they were not set yet, I pointed it out to the waiter and the only thing he insisted on was “well you ordered over easy that is what over easy is”. He reluctantly put in another order, needless to say that bit was off putting for me.

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j
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve here is very special, busy but not crazy, elegant yet personal. We go early, but later they have hats and bubbly. Cafe Cluny may be one of the last Village classic restaurants with charm and excellent food. The bar is adorable old-school. The staff this time was notably excellent/friendly-not-too-much. What a great way to ring in a new year, in a classic atmosphere!

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JB
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Casual, authentically-French feeling small cafe in cozy W Village corner spot, with good wine list & excellent food & service, all four of us loved it!

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NM
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time. I've dined here multiple times. It feels like a authentic NYC experience.

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O
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive service and excellent food. Overall, the best Christmas dinner we ever had. Little Gem & Endive salad had a great mix of colors, textures and flavors. Steak Frites au Poivre was delicious. Our waiter was spot on in recommending the apple tart. Thankfully, this is a restaurant in our neighborhood so we can return soon.

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SR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I stumbled into Cafe Cluny on Christmas Eve 10 years ago. At the time I was a visitor alone for the holiday and found it friendly, welcoming and delicious. The staff and servers are gracious and the menu offers something for every taste. My go-to is the Steak Fritz and Frisee Salad. The wine is always perfectly paired and I've never been disappointed. It is truly a neighborhood gem, perfect for any occasion or just a random Tuesday when you need a bit of extra TLC.

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n
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Restaurant with lovely ambience in the West Village, good for relaxed conversation, friendly staff and delicious, inventive dishes.

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AN
Memphis
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible food. Outstanding service. Love the area and a the cozy astmosphere. Will def come back!

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S
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really amazing meal here. Everything we had we delicious. The decor is also very nice and the location is quaint.

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London
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Its always amazing

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DP
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always a great neighborhood standby, solid food with great service and classic WV ambience.

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ZM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience at Cafe Cluny. We had an early dinner which allowed us to order from their Pre Fixe menu (which i would highly recommend). Had the steak and it exceeded our expectations. Lovely service and a great all around experience. We will be back!

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner was delicious! What a wonderful intimate French Bistro.

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B
New England
15 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visiting with friends from NC and we had a great evening. Wonderful food, fun atmosphere and terrific service. Cafe Cluny is a neighborhood jewel.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Just a chic, chill restaurant with nice bistro food. Staff is lovely. It’s a quintessential New York spot.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great! Cozy atmosphere and wonderful food!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Service and food wasn’t as expected but a beautiful cafe

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MG
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Perfect for breakfast meeting

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SS
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Love Cafe Cluny and the neighborhood vibe. But please bring back the fabulous gluten free bread that made the avocado toast so special. Disappointed with the change.

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LU
New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time and loved it. Seated immediately w/reservation (suggested) and extremely attentive service. Food was delicious and the place had that “cool” west village vibe. Highly recommend.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch for my mother’s birthday. Wonderful and thoughtful service.

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OT
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

We really like the cozy fun atmosphere. Our appetizers and dinner was fantastic! Only issue was our waiter gave marginal service as we mentioned something to him and rather than easily addressing the point he shrugged it off with attitude.

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DW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent and food was very good. We went there because it was billed as a quiet restaurant. We ended up at a table of very loud 3 women and the staff moved us so all was good. I will return.

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S
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Small neighborhood spot with a great vibe. Reasonably priced but really small portions. Food was just ok —. I would love to go back for the atmosphere but I wish the food was better!

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NG
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

After our reservation was abruptly canceled at "FIFTY" on Commerce Street (could not get a reason why it was canceled - just received an e-mail that it was with no explanation - nor speak to someone at that restaurant) I decided to make a reservation at Cafe Cluny - the best decision! The food was well crafted and presented and absolutely perfect! We shared Steak Tartare (delicious! well presented!) and both had the Steak Frites which was done to perfection. The fries - perfect! I never have dessert, however, being that everything was so well done, I decided on the Banana dessert. No regrets - was very well worth it!

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PS
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

Excellent in every way.

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JP
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a gem. Food is outstanding and service is always on point. Delights and suprises every time. Consistently a hit.

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JM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A top rated experience for this restaurant tucked away in the West Village. Wonderful food in an intimate setting combined with great service all made for a very special evening. I look forward to my next visit - soon!

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d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 4

We are happy repeaters of this place, but for our thanksgiving menu this time the turkey was very very bad and too expensive

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