Cafe Cluny

4.8
1555 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 1555 people are saying
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4.7
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SimeonHB
Denver
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the quiet Village setting. Ate outdoors. The chef is remarkable at balancing elements of the dishes. E.g., kale is durable enough to be enhanced by the sharp garlic and parmigiano of the Caesar salad; sweetness of creamed corn worked in the ravioli whe balanced with meatiness of thinly shaved rounds of truffles and cheese.
Our waiter was perfect: attentive, not intrusive, wanted to get it right. An effective co-conspirator in ordering a surprise birthday dessert.

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vipAlmaK
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Disappointed in the good, overpriced and mediocre

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vipdktrd
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always terrific. great space and service. and is there a better neighborhood?

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JerryP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we come to NYC we visit Cafe Cluny. Fantastic food in a peaceful setting in Greenwich Village. We may have to go back before we leave....

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aquinnahgirl
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Charming bistro with excellent fresh food and lovely service. Sitting outdoors on one of the most beautiful streets in the West Village, one might just as easily be in Paris.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience1

Bun was stale.
Terrible quality tuna. Not ‘sushi grade’

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vipPamelaJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always great; so is the service.

During Covid even in the bitter cold of winter this place was always packed. They got to work right away and set up beautiful outside seating areas.

They are the best.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Loved Michael our bartender!

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vipEVFoodie
New York Area
315 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our first time here, with a friend who’s a regular. Food was well-prepared and presented. Outdoor seating seems fine from a Social distancing perspective. Tables on West 12th Street are on wooden floor that is uneven and slopes downward, so not the most comfortable for eating. Tables on West 4th Street appeared not to have this problem.

Welcome and service were not especially warm, but fine.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting with amazing French-inspired food! Great wine list too.

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Neil
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delightful experience. Food/service were excellent. The restaurant was full of people conferring an energy to evening. Thank you for a great night out Cafe Cluny!

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TaraB
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Great service but expensive for what you get. The food was fine- nothing impressive or particularly memorable or great. Kind of disappointing overall. For a French restaurant, very little ‘French’ food on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My wife’s steak was ordered medium , came out well done otherwise all good
Maybe a country differential

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great everything—but surprised to see some servers unmasked indoors. That was disappointing.

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Tosca
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Brunch at 11 am is not an easy thing in the West Village right now; much less in a lovely setting, with attentive but not intrusive staff, and very good food. Cluny checks off all the boxes brilliantly.

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vipsarasotaguy
Tampa
51 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Don't expect to get a decent drink here. My martini was the smallest I've ever seen. Probably would just about fill a thimble. Food good but waaaaaaaaaaaay overpriced for a non fine dining restaurant.

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ShellyC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The not reason I was disappointed was because the coconut rice pudding was off the menu! Otherwise, excellent as usual!

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vipmisterh27
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicken dumplings and roasted salmon were delicious.

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vipperfectdiner
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Stale bread was disappointing

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vipnycgal
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely dinner - charming classic West Village French bistro with very above average food and nice wine choices.

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MVPD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From making a reservation to the warm welcome at the reception desk through the meal and the service, the entire experience was terrific. Ambience delightful. I can't wait to go back.

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vipNLLK
London
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

My lobster roll was a lobster mayonnaise salad not worth of the concession stand on the Staten Island Ferry. It was served on an untoasted hotdog bun that seemed as if it came from a bread museum.

The fries were soggy and as flaccid as the owner's sad excuse for a phallus.

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Julie
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outside chairs a bit uncomfortable and tables tippy, as happens. Guess it keeps people from lingering. But gets noisy inside due to small space so glad we were outside.

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vipDrGMan
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service has improved dramatically at Cafe Cluny since Rocky came on. Now if only the food would go back to pre covid standards.

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AlexanderG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most charming outdoor settings in New York, in the heart of Greenwich Village. Food is always delicious, fresh and the service is friendly and helpful.

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JamesG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Cafe Cluny has always been a special favorite but I must say I don't like their current menu. It has gone from classic french to a hodgepodge ranging from "purple sticky rice bowl" to"mac 'n cheese" to "Faroe Islands Salmon," although the staff still wears french breton-stripe shirts. In my opinion it has lost the elevated french bistro feel that made it a charming place to impress a date. I had the steak frites which was good. The service was very good. They had tried this menu once before and a waiter told me it didn't go well, so they changed it back. Now here it is again. Hoping this was a covid choice to make things easier???

They make great drinks, have a lovely bar and the space is very charming. But to me it feels more like a place for a quick bite.

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JEIZ
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Good food, cute ambiance, good service. Pleasant!

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vipPortenduere
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Always love CC! Loud table of bridge and tunnels next to us but no one’s fault! Manager aware of it and very kind!

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vipLoveGreatFood
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Hi! Cafe Cluny is one of my favorite, go-to restaurants in NYC. But I felt that $27. for a very small, overdressed kale salad and a chicken breast was too much. (I specified light on the dressing.)

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Gerard
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great atmosphere, friendly staff, very, verygood food

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vipStephanie
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Cluny never always delivers a superb experience.

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viprjwms
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
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 on June 13, 2021
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 on June 13, 2021
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 on June 12, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

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

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Ellie
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
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
33 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dinner visit!

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vipKatieB
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
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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JamesS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is truly a lovely spot! Tucked into a quiet West Village neighborhood, Cafe Cluny has become my go to place, no matter the occasion… friendly staff, delicious food & drink!
Just a great place to be, when you want to be treated well!
The cozy dining room is complimented by a terrific little bar area, great when I am alone to dine! Always a kind friendly atmosphere. The outdoor seating, wrapping the corner is excellent too, so quaint and charming, a real NY experience 😉!!!

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 1555 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.