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A can't miss West Village Infatuation go-to that's Perfect For all kinds of things, including Chronic Brunch, Date Night, and Dinner with the Parents.

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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

4.4

ambience

4.5

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (18)
Good for a Date (17)
Cozy (15)
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Special Occasion (13)
Great for Lunch (12)
Casual (12)
Authentic (10)
Romantic (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Fun (7)
People Watching (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Business Meals (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Great Beer (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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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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vip
 (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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Delicious meal
To celebrate a birthday

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We arrived at 8:33 for an 8:45 reservation. Told we would have to wait. We waited outside on a bench where we watched a mouse run back and forth from a hole in the street into the restaurant. Finally seated at 9:05 after we said we were leaving. Seated in the back room where there were at least 4 other tables set up for a party for 2 --- which we were. Obviously had been there all along while we were kept waiting.
Changed tables since they put us next to a really large loud group even though we asked for the quietest table they had.
Food was uninspired.
It was loud.
Will not recommend. Nor will I ever return.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Only worth it if you go for the special pre-fix menu offered between 5:30-6:30 for $35. Otherwise portions were tiny! Quality would good but not outstanding.

Tags: Casual
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food3
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

The food was amazing and the service was too. It was my 19th birthday and they made me and my friends some cool mocktails and brought me free cake. A really nice restaurant and great for special occasions with friends.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

I think the chef must have change there is no vegan entree neither vegetarian And the sides of veggies I took were not cook properly! Very very disappointed!

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 12, 2017

excellent service, good food though portion size was not large. extremely busy and extremely noisy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Had the clams appetizer. Very tasty. House Pinot Noir was very good. Smooth. The crab risotto entree was fantastic. Service was very good. Solicitous. Atmosphere can be a little boisterous for some seeking quieter venue, but overall atmosphere is fun and friendly. Would be great for a small group gathering.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 6, 2017

A favorite spot to dine whenever we're in town--brunch, lunch or dinner. Service is always excellent. Food delish. Love this restaurant in any season for any meal.

Tags: Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

The good It isnt bad, it is not Great , the place is nice.

Tags: Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Charming and yummy and relaxed. The only downside, but a considerable one, was the noise level.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere and creatively prepared food that is very very good. Open for breakfast lunch and dinner makes it easy to meet people there. Do not miss the desserts

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The meal was tasty and the Cluny cocktails were outstanding. The only odd moment was when the server dropped the check without asking if we were interested in coffee or dessert. It was only 8PM on Sunday evening and we had been steadily eating and drinking for two hours. Once we remarked to her that we weren't necessarily finished and ordered additional cocktails and dessert, things returned to cozy blissfulness.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

This was my second time to Cafe Cluny, once with girlfriends, this time with my husband. Loved the fall feel to the place - the lighting, cosiness. Service was great, and the server helped with suggestions when we couldn't decide on a dish. Had sun choke soup,( a special), salmon and profiteroles for dessert. Be sure to try the homemade ice cream! Can't wait to return.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Cafe Cluny never dissapoints. The new menu items are just amazing! Service is consistently good and ambiance is cozy as usual.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

have been @ Cluny's many times seldom disappoints, early bird is a best bargain in town.
Great neighborhood restaurant that has become a true staple in the west Village. Kudos for Cafe Cluny !!

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Diner is a value between 5-6:30. $35. Is about half price for same menu as later and noise level is more tolerable

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

A great place to have in the neighborhood. The staff is friendly and efficient. I would recommend the Cluny for all occasions.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Afternoon Coffee, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Though the bill adds up, this is a solid go-to restaurant, with good food and good service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Had lunch with my son and daughter after a quick visit to the Whitney. Both previously lived in the neighborhood (my son next door) but we still come back if we are in the West Village. Love, love love Cluny! Never disappoints! Great neighborhood gem!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Always enjoy eating in this small gem of a restaurant. The food is consistently good bistro fare with fair pricing. People who work there are always pleasant and attentive

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

The food is delicious and artfully arranged. If you go before 6:30 there is a prix fix price.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Good food terrible waitress. She was almost pushing us out the door. Unfortunate as the restaurant was half full.

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

My second time here and I chose it for a special meal with a special friend visiting from Santa Fe. She is a gourmet chef, a foodie, and loves good wine. I don't drink and I'm vegetarian. Ha, ha. What a pair. But it's lovely here. Back room much more quiet. Food delicious. But I wish there were more than ONE choice for a vegetarian! What I ate was great...but I'd like more choices.
Still...I return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 28, 2017

I love this place - It is the best breakfast/brunch place around. Sadly there are no reservations accepted on the weekends and it can be a 2.5 hour wait so I don't go. When I do have the chance for a weekday breakfast here, it is terrific.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on April 24, 2017

Great spot but felt slightly rushed as the food came out very quickly. Cozy spot that lends itself well to conversation.

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on April 21, 2017

This is quaint and really a superb date spot. I love coming here. The service is always outstanding.

Tags: Casual, Romantic
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vip
 (San Antonio)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Absolutely a great neighborhood gem. Definitely make a reservation whether for dinner or lunch. Fresh ingredients. Attentive service.

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