Cafe Cluny

4.8
1527 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
The safety and welfare of our employees and guests is a top priority. Cafe Cluny has installed UVAC, Fresh-Air UV, in all ducts. For indoor diners we require a temperature check, guests must sign-in for contact tracing. Wearing masks is requested when not eating or drinking. Staff take a daily temperature check, are trained in safety protocols, wear masks and gloves. Managers oversee hourly sanitization of common areas. Hand sanitizer stations are available with easy access to staff and guests. Menus are single use and chairs are sanitized between guests. We provide awnings, electric heaters and plexiglass dividers. Single use blankets are available. When dining outside, consider dressing protectively. We’re doing everything we can to protect you. Thank you for your patronage!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1527 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Gerard
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great atmosphere, friendly staff, very, verygood food

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vipStephanie
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Cluny never always delivers a superb experience.

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viprjwms
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Love Cafe Lux, and Cafe Cluny is in a great place. Good food, wonderful variety of menu choices. Server was being trained. great place.

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AndreaA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food was delecious, the staff was really nice and the environment was very charming!

My whole family enjoyed it! Definitelycoming back!

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TerryB
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Like all NYC restaurants coming out of the Pandemic, you seemed understaffed. Waited 15 minutes for someone to offer a drink or water. The outdoor dining area seemed the priority, and as we elected in our reservation to eat inside, we were neglected at the start.

Things picked up after we started to order, and our waiter made up for his lack of experience, with attentive kind service.

The food was excellent. The indoor ambience was dim and cold, but Cluny’s classic, casual charm was not irreparably damaged by it.

I look forward to everyone getting their groove back by the autumn.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Food was less the mediocre, and service was not great.

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Ellie
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Wonderful ambiance and really friendly and attentive staff. Food was just alright though, and with a city of so many amazing options it is hard to justify going back here unless it's just for drinks

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vipJamesA
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner visit!

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vipKatieB
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat at Cluny whenever we are in town and it is a multigenerational favorite. A compact menu with something for everyone in a charming rustic West Village setting.

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PanisseNYC
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Getting a lunch reservation inside seems difficult. There were empty tables inside, yet we had to sit outside, which is fine, if it's a coolish day.

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vipevdinesout
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure. Good for long lunch with friends!

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vipcrimster
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good! Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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vipFrequentRestaurantGoer
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch experience. Good good good service good setting. Will be back!!

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KJAE
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

I am really disappointed in the turn this restaurant has taken. I am not sure if it had to change its menu during the pandemic to stay afloat or if it's under new management/ownership (or both?) but it is not the Cafe Cluny it used to be....more generic food, basic American menu (grilled cheese, mac n cheese etc) and just doesnt have that "special" feel anymore.

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vipTK719
New York Area
278 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoyed a most wonderful late dinner at Cafe Cluny. My mixed salad and branzino were both excellent, and the profiteroles were just superb. The service was excellent and the prices quite reasonable. One of the best dining options in the West Village.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Need better matches

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LRosen
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fabulous food and service! Love this place :)

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vipChrisP
Los Angeles
28 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a lovely experience!

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vipASNYC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Not what we expected from other reviews. More like bar food and not worth a special trip.

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vipJacksdads
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I hadn't been the Cafe Cluny for awhile, but remembered it from it's early days. The menu now is pretty pared down; just bistro fare, plus some added non-sequitirs like mac and cheese. I ordered the roast chicken, thinking that this would be the thing they should be able to do well, but it was overcooked and rubbery. The frisee salad, instead of coming with a runny poached egg, came with a hard boiled egg. We sent it back. The ravioli was well prepared, though. It was, however, lovely to be outside and the location is pretty marvelous.

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vipSarahM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

The Service here was very poor. The waiter took half a drink out of my friends hand and they were very slow to wait on our table

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vipAliA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Easy neighborhood spot that's casual yet some sophistication.
Staff is friendly and professional.

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vipNYFoodieGuy
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My go to and absolute fave

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good service and great food

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the atmosphere!! and staffs were very friendly and nice!!

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vipPickleEats
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely outdoor seating. Great service. Menu seemed quite simple but executed very well!

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vipTrishC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was amazing. Everyone was nice. We wound up adding 2 people to our party at the last minute and the staff was so accommodating. Food was great too! We had a really fun time

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vipBryanNYC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cafe Cluny is always a great spot to bring friends who are visiting from out of town. The food is consistently good and the West Village location is charming.

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vipStephanieF
Miami
47 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious!! Everything tasted amazing.

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HandeT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Our entrees were served cold: steak frites, chicken, branzino...thx

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vipJimN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

We had reservations but needed to wait 15 minutes while people who arrived after us were seated.

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PattyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is wonderful. Everything tastes good, the servers and everyone working there is so great, and the outdoor eating set up is outstanding. Thanks for being my local go-to spot.

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vipRelaible
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I always love this local left bank style place. The menu is a bit smaller now and less inventive than in the past. The Lobster roll was mostly celery and mayo with a tiny bit of lobster for 35.00 but the brioche roll was lovely, but then it's not Maine. The fish was excellently done with good seasoning. the salads a bit sparse and a bitter dressing with too much dijon. All that said, its a great standby in a neighborhood that is getting harder to just grab a good meal without lots of waiting and fuss.

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vipAnastasiaE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently amazing. The steak frites and Negronis were delicious. I also enjoyed watched all the gorgeous spring dresses and shoes meander by as I enjoyed a beautiful meal.

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MeredithM
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great french food with an adorable atmosphere! It's perfect for a family dinner or date night!

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vipAnastasiaE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful. The host was courteous and present even though the restaurant was buzzing.
The staff were super attentive. And of course the ambiance is outdoors but cozy. The whole experience reminded me of being back in Spain.

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vipNiia
New York Area
56 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely West Village spot that now has a very large and lovely outdoor dining area on both sides of the restaurant. One of the nicest Covid-responsive outdoor sections with a roof, plexiglass partitions and nice decor. Really nice staff and a great selection of classic dishes. Always a favorite that is actually even nicer with the large outdoor dining section it now has. And with more room, easier to get a reservation at this always-popular spot.

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vipEmilyH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the drinks were perfect! We had a great table and felt super safe and comfortable. The service was excellent!

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vipChourrion
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love this place - the outdoor seating great, the food delicious, creative cocktails, attentive and friendly service - one of my favorite places in town.

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Muttonchop
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I don't think the food was made fresh. They brought it out in under five minutes. The branzino was a tad dry and when my date wanted a firm egg on top of his sticky rice he was told they wouldn't make it that way. How do you not make eggs the way a customer wants them?

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cafe Cluny using the Order Online button. Cafe Cluny also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 255-6900.

Cafe Cluny is rated 4.8 stars by 1527 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.