Cafe Cluny

4.6
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1338 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!
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CW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brussels sprouts salad starter and salmon entree were delicious! Cute spot

OT
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous fun environment! The Cluny cocktail is fantastic!! Great, memorable dinner.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Cafe Cluny on a Friday night for an early dinner because we couldn’t get a later reservation. We took that as a good sign that the reviews we read were, in fact, accurate. They were.

I had the lamb cassoulet, which was outstanding. Brothy without being too watery, the lamb and sausage flavors mixed perfectly. I asked for some bread to go with it, and that was crunchy and flaky - a wonderful complement. My wife had the roasted cauliflower and Brussels sprouts side. She savored every bite and finished both.

One other positive note came from an accident. My wife leaned a bit too hard on our table, which wobbled and tipped her half-finished Cabernet. Not only did the staff rush to help and clean up, the brought her a new glass of wine moments later. My Vienna lager was crisp and not too heavy.

It is a little loud because they are busy with both a dinner and bar crowd. If that bothers you, keep it in mind. We loved the energy the ambiance created. The decor adds to the comfort of this bistro.

When we left, another couple was also walking out. They asked if we liked our meal and experience. We said we loved both and they responded that Cafe Cluny is their favorite restaurant in New York. We have to agree.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steak was perfectly cooked. Couldn’t stop eating the fries. Lovely profiteroles, love Cafe Cluny as always. Lourdes was so personable and sweet as well! Thank you.

CS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood gem! Sweet and cozy with excellent food and great warmth and service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience4

Every meal was terrible, even the sprouts.

G
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED this restaurant, ALL of the staff & the food was AMAZING. I took the day off to have a Me Day & it could not have started off any better than here.
I didn't know poached eggs could be special until I had yours... I asked the server what you guys did differently cuz mine certainly did not taste like yours... he said they must be where you get them from... They were on another level creamy & yolks were perfection!
Bacon was lovely & a delight a great dipping ratio for my poached eggs!
And then what drew me into the place in the first place was the grapefruit brulee! It exceeded all of my expectations. SO delicious!
Thanks for such a memorable meal!

SL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have to say, $62 for two people for breakfast is a bit much.

AB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Café Cluny never disappoints! A lovely lunch on a snowy afternoon. Delicious, attentive service without being intrusive - an evergreen favorite

AA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Charming place in the West Village. Cozy and romantic with tasty food!

RA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner fixed price menu. Food was very good. Service started off slow but significantly improved. Quaint place that I’ve been to before and will plan on returning.

C
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Thanksgiving

m
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three of us had the Thanksgiving dinner, and all of us thought that it was wonderful. Everything was delicious, and the portions were very generous.

M
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very disappointed, salad was tasteless, too expensive for what it is. Waited 10min for some bread.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Server was great. Would highly recommend!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Waited about 15 minutes after arriving on time for a 7pm reservation, but to be expected Saturday night. Meal was excellent; hosts/servers were very accommodating and and friendly.

l
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always grest

JM
New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The portions were tiny and the food was not very good.

LW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Cafe Cluny is our favorite local spot in the West Village to bring out-of-town guests. We love the menu, we love the food, we love the decor and the vibe. Usually, the service is 5 star as well.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Back section service is terrible. Very disappointed.

GM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My disappointment was over the fact that the Cluny chicken (or any other chicken) is not to be found on the menu. Bring Back Chicken!

CD
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was warm and friendly but food was mediocre that night.

S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Highly recommended, but they were overbooked, so we had to wait 30 minutes for our table.

AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Evening! Thank you!

OT
New York Area
131 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit - we had a really nice dinner

OT
Mobile
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My FAVORITE! Love Cafe Cluny.

DN
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

nice service and a good value for the pre-fixe menu. bar is comfortable as well.

JH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The service was great. Other than my Coq Au Vin which was just average, everything else was great. They were really accommodating and I’d definitely recommend it.

OT
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great neighborhood spot and with west village atmosphere and excellent food.

n
New York Area
145 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant dinner - menu a bit small but very nice fish . Pleasant service. A bit loud.

M
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful little French bistro style cafe in West village. Always great cocktails, food and servers!!

AG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Cluny never fails to deliver a great dinner. The ambiance is lovely, service friendly and professional, and food always of the highest quality. A trip to NYC is never complete without a stop at Cafe Cluny!

d
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pretty and cozy atmosphere with excellent food and service
Heat place to enjoy dinner and conversation

KM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience1

9:15 reservations. Did not sit down at our table until 10:03. Not even an offer of complimentary drinks. Enough said.

DG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The menu seemed a little uninspired and the food was fine but did not feel special. We felt rushed at the end as our check was dropped with dessert still on the table. I've definitely had better meals/experiences here, so maybe this wasn't representative, but overall I was underwhelmed given the price point.

r
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

always reliable, charming warm and inviting. The quintessential West Village bistro.

AN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!!! Amazing food, ambiance, service!

WB
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Really nice people, good food, cosy, fast service, good wine, great for a nice night out!

C
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is definitely a great dining experience with delicious food and efficient/courteous service.

B
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Excellent food. However after ordering cocktails our server took our dinner order & we had hardly drunk cocktails & dinner arrived. After that the timing of service was off.