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About Cafe Cluny

Located in the heart of the West Village for over ten years, Cafe Cluny offers brunch & dinner seven days a week. The fare is always fresh & seasonal giving a nod to classic French American cuisine with its own modern twist. The service is warm but professional & the cozy yet chic ambience is perfect for everything from a first date to a business breakfast to brunch with the family.

Reserved tables will be held for ten minutes after the reservation time. All members of a party must be present to be seated.

284 West 12th Street
New York, NY 10014
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French, American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 3:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 4:00pm ( PLEASE BE ADVISED WE DO NOT TAKE RESERVATIONS FOR WEEKEND BRUNCH. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO WALK-IN) Dinner: Sunday & Monday: 5:30-10:pm; Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm; Brasserie: Monday- Friday 3:00pm-5:30pm

Cross Street:
West 4th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 255-6900

Website:
http://www.cafecluny.com/

Public Transit:
The 1, 2, 3, A, C and E trains stop at West 14th Street.

Executive Chef:
Ryan Turner

Additional:
Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Cafe Cluny Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (37)
Cozy (30)
Good for a Date (26)
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Great for Brunch (20)
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Casual (20)
Special Occasion (19)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Authentic (15)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Romantic (14)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Comfort Food (10)
Fun (10)
Afternoon Coffee (9)
People Watching (9)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Business Meals (4)
Seasonal (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Healthy (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Great Beer (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Vegan (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Was a very enjoyable meal with a colleague.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

I almost don't want to write this review because this is such a hidden gem at a quiet street corner. I have never had a bad meal here and can always get a table on short notice - that combination is very rare in NYC. The food is fabulous, the ambience is understated where one can actually have a conversation - even the romantic kind if the situation calls for it. Try it but please don't tell too many friends!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Went for brunch but was so disappointing considering the high ratings. Didn’t think you could mess an avocado toast

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

food and service great but I had selected to use $50 in open table credit. Cafe Cluny said they had no way of accepting the rewards.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Always....
ALWAYS an amazing meal and great service!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Nice neighborhood spot with a good late afternoon menu and a 3-course pre-fixe dinner from 5:30-6:30 that can't be beat. Reservations are a must for dinner. Arrive early and enjoy the quiet. The place gets jammed and noisy around 7:30.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our third visit, and Cafe Cluny continues to please. Nice menu selections, pleasant service, and reasonable pricing make this a little gem.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Cafe Cluny is A1 in my book! It was New Years Day- busy and lots of hungry people, but the staff knows how to navigate the crowd. The food is delicious, fresh, and wonderful presentation. Our waitress is a gem and we would definitely return! Thank you!

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Sunday Lunch, Vegan, Paleo Friendly, Healthy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was amazing, our server was friendly and fun, and the ambiance/environment was cozy and festive.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great ambiance, food and service, but very modest portions.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was expensive with small portions. I was unimpressed. I definitely would have needed to order a side dish to make a meal of my salmon but the waiter didn't let me know that.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Un posto accogliente, bella la struttura, personale gentile, cibo buono ma unica pecca e’ il prezzo esagerato.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 20, 2017

The duck was wonderful! Tasty and tender. Service attentive and gracious.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Cafe Cluny is located in my favorite part of the city. The restaurant is cozy, but the food is expensive for a not so special meal. The restaurant was very crowded. The waitress was very pleasant but her station was too large for her to pay proper attention. It is a hot spot. I would prefer a quieter restaurant with not so much of a scene.

Tags: People Watching, Afternoon Tea, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on December 19, 2017

My boyfriend and I had a wonderful meal at Cafe Cluny.e We were in NYC for just one night and decided to make reservations here. We arrived a few minutes early for a 8:00 Monday reservation so we grabbed a drink at the bar. The restaurant was very busy, but not too loud for conversation. Food was excellent. Our waitress apologized for it taking too long to come out with a complimentary dessert but we thought it was the perfect amount of time to enjoy our wine! Overall, a wonderful experience and would highly recommend to somebody looking for a warm, inviting atmosphere.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

This is one of the best places in NYC. Everything was perfect. Esp. the service I would and will go back and back again

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Such a charming, cozy place...the epitome of Greenwich Village dining. Had a drink at the bar before dinner - excellent wine and champagne selection. Everyone felt their dinner was delicious. Food was not super trendy, just well-prepared dishes.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Will definitely return

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Fantastic service, solid brunch food, great ambiance for friend get-togethers, windows for people-watching. Very comfortable and relaxed. We also saw a few dining solo comfortably during weekday breakfast/brunch.

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·Dined on November 30, 2017

It was a lovely experience. We had such an amazing time. The food was perfect too.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

Amazing, west village favorite for brunch, cozy, beautiful. Love it !

Tags: Romantic, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always consistent. Always great. This is my go-to for every occasion.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This is a great local spot with a French twist. The food is always delicious and the staff always attentive. Great for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Spent a wonderful Thanksgiving evening here. The Thanksgiving Classic was the perfect size with every staple you would want, all of which was expertly prepared. On top of this, the salmon that my dad got was the best I had ever tasted. The whole vibe of the place was fantastic, with an intimate feel overlooking a cobblestoned street. I would highly recommend this place.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on November 23, 2017

The manager was obnoxious!! I asked if they could substitute one vegetable for another and they refused. They have a firm "no substitution" policy. They are not accommodating at all!!!! The food was fine but the portions were small. Overall it is not worth going!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 23, 2017

A very special restaurant, feels very “West Village. Excellent food and service, well run. We just spent our second Thanksgiving there and it was our second “best Thanksgiving ever.” It’s also fun to dine at the bar, but show up early as it fills up fast.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2017

I love going to Cafe Cluny. They've changed the menu to incorporate brunch and lunch which has wonderful options. The grilled shrimp bowl was excellent and I'm a big fan of the zucchini fries. One day I'll get in for dinner; I'm very curious about that menu.
I had indicated with the reservation that we were celebrating a birthday but when the chocolate cake was served, there was no acknowledgement of that. Overall, we were not rushed and had a very nice lunch.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Have been coming the Cluny for years and it’s always so fantastic! The food is always on point and love the vibrant atmosphere.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great spot. Would recommend for date or nice dinner.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

I took a very dear friend here for brunch as a congratulations. It’s was quiet and intimate, the food was good and the setting is very sweet and unassuming.

Tags: Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Best burger ever.
Great service and we were 6 people. Very happy place

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Just Go!!!!!!! It’s AWESOME!!!!!!!! They have nailed food, ambiance, service, friendliness, beauty!! So cozy. It’s perfect for every day dining and a special occasion. I’m so grateful to know ab this place!!

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was great. Overall memorable experience.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

a neighborhood favorite. always good food, excellent service and charming atmosphere

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Took a friend visiting from Edinburgh and had a wonderful lunch, as usual.

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·Dined on October 17, 2017

really charming west village restaurant with good food, diverse menu and a great crowd.
Only criticisms would be our server who forgot part of our dinner order, she seemed new so she was easily forgiven, and the seating can be tight on the banquette. All in All a great dining experience. Highly recommended.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great wine, great food, great service, great ambience, what else do you need?

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The food was excellent; ambiance fine. However, the noise level was outrageously loud, especially with very "excitable" guests a short table away, making conversation amongst my friends very difficult.
Without the noise issue, Cafe Cluny is a lovely restaurant.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Absolutely delightful experience, perfect for a birthday dinner. Window-seat request was accommodated; waitstaff was attentive, warm, engaging. We arrived in time for the prix fixe menu (offered daily from 5:30–6:30pm), which includes an appetizer, main course, and dessert for $35. A wonderful deal. Would recommend the stracciatella with beet chips, the clams, the Cluny burger, and the profiteroles. Can't wait to return.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups, People Watching, Fun, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

The portion of the Duck was small ($31), it had little flavor of its own and depended on the mushroom/duck sauce for its flavor, which was ordinary and had the mushrooms as its dominant taste.

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