Warm, friendly, tasty food - Cafe Cluny is a great local French-inspired restaurant with a glamorous buzz. It's rapidly becoming one of my local faves!
Cafe Cluny is reliably good, and this time was even better than usual. Portions of the menu are in flux while others remain stable offering a welcome balance. The atmosphere is an important part of its appeal; old west village meets old world.
Food seems to be going downhill. I’ve been coming here since opening night some years ago. What was once an outstanding frisée aux lardons salad was a major disappointment. Main courses were ok, but not up to expectations. Even the desserts were somewhat “off.” Hope it was just a bad night and not a new standard.
The steak tartare was inedible. To their credit, they removed it from the bill. Otherwise, pleasant as always, but I worry they have a new chef who is wrecking some old standbys.
The food was bland and all mostly tasted exactly the same with the exception of the steak tar tar which had chewy bits and was gross bordering on truly inedible. Both my guest and I were shocked how far this restaurant has fallen and thought they should be ashamed of what they were serving. Skip this!
My go-to neighborhood restaurant - for years! Breakfast, lunch and dinner -
or just a cup of tea and a snack in the afternoon - it's my favorite all-around restaurant in NYC!
(and I eat out A LOT)....
I’ve been going for years but lately - Tiny ungenerous portions in drink and food.
The wait staff and front of house was very friendly. Excellent Food, promptly delivered. The poached egg with my lardons and salad was perfectly prepared.
Great food and service from an awesome bartender! This location was on my GFs list of places to eat and drink. Thanks again!
Food and service great but noisy
Although I adore the location and ambiance, I am always less than thrilled with the food. I find it is not particularly interesting and not particularly good, I’m sad to admit. The tiny hanger steak I received for 30+ dollars was sub par and not flavorful at all. The French fries were also over cooked. The macerated berries that they used to serve came with a huge dollop of fresh whipped cream. This one came with a tiny amount and did not taste fresh. This restaurant is becoming more of a place for a drink than a place I want to have dinner. Over priced for what it is.
rather limited menu....my tuna burger was way over cooked even tho i ordered medium rare. Ambiance and comfort and service though were very very good but way to expensive for quantity and quality of food.
Exactly what I expected, in a good way.
Have loved this place for brunch, but found dinner less inspiring, despite lovely atmosphere. Wine by the glass (a pinot) was so bad we had to send it back, and the steak was so tiny I initially thought they had split if for us (2 people were sharing it), but it was actually just a really small portion, and not cheap.
Delicious food served by lovely people in a most charming country-cottage like atmosphere, Cafe Cluny is my top choice for escaping the noise and craziness of MIdtown to restore calm and reconnect with all that makes life good.
Cozy, yummy, friendly waiter...favorite dinner in NYC all weekend!
Great place in a great location! The food was excellent and felt like I was at someone's home. Our waiter and servers were excellent as well. Standouts include the best and cheese plate with peas and the steak frites.
Great ambience, good food, good service, overpriced.
Wonderful as usual. Eclectic food and crowd. We always bring new people to enjoy the restaurant and they love being there.
I go often to Cluny for special occasions but plan to go more often. It's mostly locals and the entire scene is pleasant. The food was wonderful.
A wonderful little place that feels like your favorite neighborhood restaurant. Comfortable and friendly. The service is a tad underwhelming, but that's ok, the place is so sweet and food is really good and it all feels right.
Was a very enjoyable meal with a colleague.
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!
Went for brunch but was so disappointing considering the high ratings. Didn’t think you could mess an avocado toast
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.
ALWAYS an amazing meal and great service!
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.
Our third visit, and Cafe Cluny continues to please. Nice menu selections, pleasant service, and reasonable pricing make this a little gem.
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!
The food was amazing, our server was friendly and fun, and the ambiance/environment was cozy and festive.
Great ambiance, food and service, but very modest portions.
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.
Un posto accogliente, bella la struttura, personale gentile, cibo buono ma unica pecca e’ il prezzo esagerato.
Incredibly snobbish hostess and below par service. The hostess came off as extremely arrogant and if he restaurant won’t seat me until my party is here, the hostess doesn’t need to be rude and suggest I wait outside in the winter. This was because there is no wait area and she was annoyed that I was “clogging” the entry way as she so rudely told me. Where else do you expect me to wait if you won’t seat me?!? Also there were so many empty tables that she could have easily seated me without it becoming a problem. Get overt yourself
The duck was wonderful! Tasty and tender. Service attentive and gracious.
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.
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.
This is one of the best places in NYC. Everything was perfect. Esp. the service I would and will go back and back again