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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)
Cozy (17)
Good for a Date (17)
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Casual (12)
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Authentic (10)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Romantic (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Fun (8)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Great for Brunch (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)
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Local Ingredients (2)
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Seasonal (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
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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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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

A neighborhood gem in the West Village with outstanding food and attentive service. Arrive early for dinner for the prix fixe dinner - an excellent value.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Very nice find, small, intimate, great food and service. The pre fixe is a particularly good deal - we took advantage of it even though when we made the reservation, we had not been aware that we were dining during the hour it was in effect. It would be delicious at any time!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Really nice experience. They asked on line if it was a special occasion and it was both our birthdays. We thought they might acknowledge it with a cookie or candy or a little something but nothing. Why bother asking?

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Amazing food. Great ambiance. Super service.

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 (Denver)·Dined on January 23, 2017

Excellent ambience, staff & menu

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 19, 2017

One of my favorite spots in the West Village, Cafe Cluny is yummy as well as a casual atmosphere perfect for a First date.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2017

The appetizers were good. Entrees were just ok and all was overpriced.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Great place for a late night dinner and date spot. My only criticism was that they were incredibly fast to get you in and out which does not do the food and experience justice

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Service was subpar. More focused on socializing with each other than waiting on patrons. Food was average at best. Not clearly described on the menu, overcooked and absolutely no unsolicited info from the wait staff. I'd be hard pressed to return with so many good options in the neighborhood

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

Short ribs are amazing

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Consistently good but they need to work on their desserts. Desserts are not up to everything else.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2017

We really enjoyed our meal at Cafe Cluny this weekend. The tagliatelle carbonara was excellent and the perfect winter pasta. My husband had the steak frites and loved it. We'll definitely be back!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (London)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Nice food, great little spot, but go during peak hours as the menu is limited if not

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2017

Only minus is tables are too close together so that you are intimately involved in neighbors' conversations.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2017

Enjoyed the experience and good was great. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Busy when we were there but great place to go.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2017

Really liked it! Simple with charm. It is small but perfect for an everyday brunch

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2017

We made reservations and my friend arrived exactly four minutes late (I know because we checked). I was there on time. Still, the staff had us wait at the bar for 15 more minutes and proceeded to seat 3 couples who arrived after she did. I even saw them seat one couple who said that they were waiting for the other half of their party to arrive. There is no rhyme or reason to it, and they were dismissive and rude to boot. We also felt that we were rushed out the door by our server, who gave us the check while we were discussing dessert options, then kept coming back to get it even though we hadn't taken out our wallets yet. What was supposed to be friendly brunch with a nice dessert was cut short and felt more like a race.

Tags: Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2017

I enjoyed my brunch experience @ Cafe Cluny. The ambiance was cozy and quaint. It did get moderately noisy, but that was in large part due to the crowd this place seems to draw. That said, I was flanked by people to the R of me and behind, standing/sitting at the bar. Many people were waiting for a table after 11am. To be fair, my friend and I arrived at 11am and left at 1:30, and they never hassled us to get up and leave, which I appreciated. I recommend this place. The food was tasty, though I attribute the pricing more to the fact that this is a West Village eatery. The staff was super friendly and accommodating.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, People Watching, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Comfort Food
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2017

A reliable old stand by. Always loved it, always will.

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2016

A favorite- great food in a casual setting. The perfect place for a date or just a catch up with old friends. Try the Cluny cocktail-delicious!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2016

We made reservations for 4, upon arrival on a cold winter night, the only options given to us were the 2 tables adjacent to the entrance. We requested a table either away from the door or towards the back but we were told that they were fully booked and in 20 mins the restaurant will be packed. However, we chose the warmer side which ended up being directly behind the host's station with employees backsides at eye level and inches away from us. At no point did the place fill up with people and others were seated promptly and further away from the entrance. It was a major detraction from otherwise a pleasant experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2016

Quaint cafe with wonderful breakfast options. Only downfall would be very small portions for the price. Great service and very cozy atmosphere. I would consider going again for brunch.

Tags: Healthy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Hot Spot, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2016

very enjoyable experience. if you can get there before 6:30, the prix fixe offering will save you about $20 a person for the same food. it was a little hectic but we never felt rushed. the quality of the food was excellent, service efficient. We'd return.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Lovely food and place, just very pricey.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2016

food is not necessarily French, but recommended for a solid lunch with a good ambiance.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2016

Our waiter Michael was a doll. Ambiance quaint. The food - bland and tasteless. Even after our waiter notified the manager/host on duty we watched him shrug in the mirror and not attempt to rectify the barely eaten plate.

Take your business elsewhere for better quality food!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2016

A West Village classic that always and all ways delivers.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Was really looking forward to Christmas night dinner here.

Lovely cozy charming room. Food ok but very small portions were quite overpriced as was $17 cocktail -- small and weak.

What totally ruined the experience was the service. Drinks arrived with first courses; second courses arrived before salad was finished despite my protestation (response was sad face, a shrug and a comment about "a little overlap in the kitchen") -- plates squeezed onto the table where there was no room -- and then one of the 2 mains was cold and went back to the kitchen anyway.

So one diner was completely finished with her main dish before the other's retuned from the kitchen.

Very surprised not to have been offered comped drinks or dessert at the least.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Christmas dinner at Cafe Cluny was a fine way to cap off the holiday. The ambiance of Cafe Cluny never fails to charm me and Christmas night was no exception. The restaurant was bustling, the waitstaff was a professional as always, and we had a wonderful evening.

The steak frites is one of my favorite dishes and the new presentation is appealing. The asparagus risotto was excellent and beautifully presented. We had the profiteroles for dessert - don't pass them up!

A very pleasant evening.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Wish there were more options for vegetarians. There were lots of vegetable sides. Only one entree of risotto.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 25, 2016

We were there Christmas day. We were not rushed despite how busy they were. The staff was pleasant. Food presentation was great. One of the best meals we have had in a long time. We had their homemade ice cream for dessert, outstanding. Definitely want to try their brunch

Tags: Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2016

We were greeted warmly by the host who was well aware of the type of table we wanted. We arrived early so we parked ourselves at the bar where we ordered house cocktails that were delicious. Dinner was also excellent and the portions were quite generous. The fries are to die for. The carpaccio was superb as was the mushroom salad appetizer and the burrata with squash and beet chips Our entrees were well prepared as well.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2016

My absolutely favorite! The service, the food, the atmosphere... Cafe Cluny never disappoints. I had the steak and my friend had the tuna burger, both were delicious and our waiter was super fun, friendly and attentive. I HIGHLY recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2016

a neighborhood stand-by that is always enjoyable, cozy and good

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2016

You absolutely MUST fix the step up into the dining area in back. Tripped way too many times, as have other patrons. A rather new waitress was not very good. Usually have excellent service and food is great as usual.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Food was so great

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2016

Cafe Cluny has a wonderful atmosphere, friendly service and yummy food. Love this part of the city and look forward to returning.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2016

I loved this restaurant when it opened years ago, and it still is one of the most charming places I've ever been to - a cute corner in the West Village, perfectly decorated and just the quintessential place for a New York date night. But unfortunately, it seems they are now trading on that charm, as the food was such an afterthought - the menu still sounded amazing on paper, but nothing lived up to the ambiance or decor. Everything was pretty, but so flavorless and utterly unmemorable. Really disappointing for what was once one of my favorite places.

Tags: People Watching, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2016

Great ambiance, lovely background music that is just the right volume, very attentive and attentive wait staff, delicious food, and convenient distance from the subway. Will definitely consider returning for future meals.

Tags: Business Meals
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