Cafe Cluny

4.6
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1384 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French

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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!
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LindaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Average food. Very inattentive service. Had to ask our server for just about everything and she could barely be bothered to respond. This place has gone way downhill.

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vipGoldie123
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience! Great food, warm service. Always a great choice

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vipBklynmom
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely vibe and delicious food. Brussels sprouts salad, mussels and burgers were standouts. Service was friendly. Will definitely come back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Waited 30 minutes to get seated. Food was not great

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vipfrequenteaterout
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always love eating here. And the early prix fixe is a special treat when we are going to the nearby movie

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TomD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my parents here

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most wonderful waiter Dwayne who made our family reunion extra special

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vipGinaG
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Love the vibe at Cluny ... always have. But the good is pretty consistently mediocre, esp for the cost. Very expensive for what it is!

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JulianaM
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great lowkey spot for lunch that still is elevated and has a nice food selection and ambience. Great for meetings during the day!

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Magicchic
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

I found this place on a top 10 brunch places list and was disappointed with the menu selection and the coffee. There are much better and less expensive places in NYC for brunch

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vipMichaelH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is truly a well known gem. Delicious French country food, smooth and fast service. A nice night out.

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moRA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best steak I have ever had, just like it was the last time I came to this restaurant. Our waiter was charming and didn't get annoyed with meal substitutions. The pistachio ice cream was 10/10. This place is a magical little restaurant that transports you to another time! I love it so much.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Too crowded as they doubled the number of tables to profit from Valentine’s Day.

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vipDemetriK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The service was very slightly off. NOT the server but the bartender who I ordered a drink from never greeted me and the food runner really needed to be retrained. I’ve been to CC before and will be back. It’s a great intimate restaurant. The team needs to friendly across the board (not just some people) and the service should be impeccable not verging on cluelessness.

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vipRichardD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Cluny is my go to breakfast spot in the West Village. Great food, service, and atmosphere.
Great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a special place. Always cozy and relaxed.

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Jendeklaver
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service, great food. good experience all around

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vipWillajane
New York Area
197 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious as always

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
154 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

One of our favorite West Village restaurants.
Looking forward to the return of duck!!!

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vipPaulD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

The server rushed us and it was about turning tables.
I will not return to the restaurant.

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vipJeff
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Would be nice if hosts acknowledge regular customers.

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PamelaM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Actually, I was disappointed in the salmon....it used to be crisp, grilled, great. Not so much now.
It used to be my main reason for going.. ..

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vipNancyS
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited for lunch. Charming spot - thoroughly enjoyed the food, service and atmosphere. Would definitely return.

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vipDT71
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Cafe Cluny always has a great menu, wine options, lovely serving staff, and dining guests...one of my favorite NYC eateries.

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vipKarenD
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy Cafe Cluny. The staff are personable and professional, the food always good and the overall atmosphere is congenial.

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AnnK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, cozy and the food is delicious, looking forward to returning.

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PaulF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely neighbourhood restaurant, great atmosphere, lovely staff and very nice food.

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charlie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The restaurant is beautiful and the food is good. Loved the Cluny drink!

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Artesian
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Having dined at Cafe Luxembourg and Odeon I thought this restaurant would be on a par with those, since they are part of the same group. Every one in our group thought their food was adequate, nothing more. A tuna burger that was supposed to be medium rare was well-done. The greens in the frisee were a bit limp and the lardons peculiarly sized. Great frites, though, and the desserts were very good.

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vipKatieB
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a regular destination when we visit NYC. Everyone who we’ve ever brought here loves it. Has a downtown neighborhood vibe coupled with excellent food and very jolly service. You can bring a date or your parents here and they will want to come
Back.

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MicheleD
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience2

I was disappointed in the attitude the hostesses had when we asked to change tables. I was seated directly in front of the front door, and was not comfortable with the seat. Then the food was just very average. I ordered the burger and was very underwhelmed. It's also too cramped in there. They are trying to squeeze too many people in.

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vipjoan
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Yet another chef. Menu different. Food
not as good as usual.

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RhondaW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Casual atmosphere. Great food. We will be back.

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vipMarykaydevine
Los Angeles
30 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Food was nice. The server had to much to do so that the wine, entree and bread were not coordinated. Sad because it could have been so good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Overpriced. Burger was nothing special...gave 3 stars because 2.5 was it an option.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I have been living next door to this restaurant for 10+ years and am simply using open table as a convenient medium to confirm a booking on the go but I do feel like the experience was in personal, we were seated at a table right near the door and was overall not as special as it could have been. I suppose I could have called in advance but since Cafe Cluny is such a classic establishment, I was hoping that there would be a little more attention paid. Thank you.

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vipBJeanW
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nearly perfect evening at Cafe Cluny. The restaurant is beautiful, the food was delicious, our waitress was excellent, and the ambiance was just right - relaxing, low key, and we actually could have a conversation over dinner.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Lovely place, great food, but service was just ok. Hostess was rather rude, and servers were not knowledgeable about the wine or the food, and then very slow to get answers (from bar tender and chef). Not great for a restaurant where dinner costs $150pp.

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port4u
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent for this high priced area. I will try this restaurant again.

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YellowHookDenizen
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect for a Christmas day dinner! Will return!

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Cafe Cluny does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar.

Cafe Cluny is rated 4.6 stars by 1384 OpenTable diners.

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