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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 (16)
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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 April 21, 2017

Breakfast is great there. Other meals, not so much.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We loved the cozy neighborhood feel. The food and service were outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Awesome spot... great date restaurant. Something for everyone. Main courses were fantastic. Steak tartare is the perfect appetizer to share.

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Mobile)·Dined on April 12, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants in the city! Consistently delicious and reliable. Always a warm welcome and top notch service!

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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Service was rushed and it was not that busy.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Excellent food and service - gluten free options! Overall I would recommend this establishment. Very cozy feel.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 8, 2017

What a great meal at Cafe Cluny. I had wanted to go for a few years now, and even with my high expectations, it did not disappoint. The service was impeccable, and every aspect of the meal was delicious. Seriously cannot think of anything that could have been improved. Both of our appetizers were surprising and tasty, the entrees were classics done extremely well, with irresistible fries, and oh my gosh, the profiteroles. We left full but not overly-stuffed, nothing was too greasy. More places should be like Cafe Cluny!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 7, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants in NYC. The neighborhood is fantastic (Greenwich Village) and their prix fixe is an exceptional value. I hesitate to recommend it only because I like it so much and I want it to keep it to myself. Reminiscent of a French bistro with some original twists (my mussels, for example, were flavored with ginger and lemongrass)...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Consistently good food, although not remarkable. Always fun to watch out for celebs and there's ALWAYS at least one. Casual and no one hurries you even when it's busy. Great, friendly service.

Tags: People Watching, Fun, Healthy, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

This restaurant will not seat you if your entire party is not there. It was a very stormy day and one person in out party was stuck in dead stop traffic. We were willing to go ahead and eat and order a meal take away for our friend. But the restaurant still would not seat us. They had a very arrogant attitude. This used to be a go-to neighborhood spot for me near my apartment - but no longer...

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 29, 2017

A fine friendly fun
neighborhood joint.
Can't go wrong

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on March 28, 2017

Always love cafe cluny. Hard not to have a good time. food great.

Tags: Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 27, 2017

Cafe Cluny is guaranteed to be a memorable dining experience. I love it!

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Romantic, Outstanding Value, Organic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 27, 2017

I've been here several times and I just love it. It feels like a cozy little corner of my home...so comfortable...great service...great food. I always love coming here. If you haven't been here...do it. Now.

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

Relaxing and cozy... Perfect for a casual dinner with the friend(s).
They have amazing desserts. My favorite dish is Braised Short Ribs.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 22, 2017

One of my favorite places in NYC!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Portions are getting smaller but prices keep going up. Service is very inattentive and poor.
Have been coming to Cafe Cluny for years but last 2 experiences were suboptimal

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Quaint French place that's perfect for a date or seeing friends. It's energetic, yet not too loud. The food was delicious and not insanely expensive.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Authentic, Good for a Date, Healthy, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Great setting but lackluster service, a not yet ready for prime type kinda thing. Food fine, not exceptional. Yet the place has so much potential, esp since you can go there in the afternoon, get a great cocktail, glass of wine, appetizer, and really lounge. Also, great potential given its sister restaurants. Why doesn't this place 'sing' the way Odeon or Cafe Luxembourg does?

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2017

My stepdaughter and her wife moved into the neighborhood for a six-month stay for business (she's a noted film editor) and we were proud to both host them for dinner and introduce them to what we expect to become their new favorite neighborhood bistro. They come from Los Angeles and Paris, and they know good food - they loved the ambience and dinners and dessert were a big hit. This was a special occasion as they had never met my partner. The service was wonderful - they let us linger over dinner - and everything was perfect. Cafe Cluny even accommodated my table request.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Afternoon Tea, Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 11, 2017

The service was great and food tasted fantastic, but portions are small. The pork for example is 4 small sliced pieces with a mountain of greens on top. We both left still hungry, but I would try this place again for brunch.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Friendly, patient, knowledgable server. Excellent food. Innovative cocktails. Cozy environment. Recommended by an NYC native. Ideally, I'd have a Cluny Cocktail nightly.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 10, 2017

My wife and I had a wonderful experience. She had the duck and I had the tagliatelle carbonara. We shared a Côtes du Rhône. An excellent meal out.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic
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 (London)·Dined on March 6, 2017

Birthday lunch

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

Cafe Cluny was an amazing experience! My girlfriends and I went for dinner. The food and service were top-notch. Will definitely be going back especially when friends are in town.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Organic, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 3, 2017

By far my favorite breakfast spot in NYC and perfect for business breakfast meal!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 2, 2017

I had informed the hostess that I was going on a first date and I wanted it to go well. They went above and beyond from the moment we walked into the restaurant. If you need a lot of space, it is a little bit inconvenient. Classic NYC restaurant in a small space but the food was outstanding. I had a beet salad and duck breast both were missed when finished!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Used to be one of my neighborhood favorites. After our recent experience, unlikely to go back. The staff forgot to fire one of our dishes, and tried to cover it up by having us share a plate, instead of acknowledging their mistake and apologizing. Sat us in the middle of the restaurant in the back (worst table) and overall service and attitude was terrible.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 27, 2017

Great for breakfast but not so much for lunch and definitely not for dinner.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Mussels were so overcooked and cold. Mushroom appetizer covered in greens with almost no mushrooms. All over priced. Do not recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 24, 2017

It was all around great. I would recommend for anyone

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 22, 2017

It's always great and I keep coming back to entertain fashion editors.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Elegant. CoZy. Delish

Tags: Late-night Find
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 20, 2017

I am a regular at Cafe Cluny but the service was really terrible this time. Our server appeared 10 minutes after we were seated to say hello but not offer water or menu. We did get the attention of another server who quickly took over but she ws servicing too many tables and could barely keep up, no fault of her own though. Def short staffed. Glad i was not there with a client or out of town guest trying to impress.
Will go back again but hope they work on servicing their guests a bit better.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 20, 2017

Mediocre food. Dead energy. Nervous Waiter. Not worth the price.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Excellent service and excellent food!

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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on February 13, 2017

So cute. Great service. Great food!

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 (New England)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Liked the way our entire experience was managed: table ready when we arrived (a Saturday night), seating comfortable, noise manageable, food good and pace of service, too.
Special kudos to the manager who handled a small wine spill beautifully. We four thoroughly enjoyed our evening.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2017

We are longtime Cluny patrons as we are west villagers and appreciate the neighborhood vibe. The food and service are consistently top-notch.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2017

Went for a birthday dinner. Better choice than most as you can hear yourself talk but this was still a busy place for a Wednesday. My octopus was okay as were one of my friends mussels. His risotto was mushy and overcooked and my scallops were tiny, obviously frozen and tasteless. My other friend had nothing good to say about his ribs. I chose the place as it always looks cozy and inviting when walking by. It was not a complete wash, but it was disappointing and not particularly reasonable.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Good for Birthdays
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