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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.
Reservations are not taken for brunch on Saturday or Sunday, guests are more than welcome to just walk in.

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

Cuisines:
French, American

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Mon–Fri 8:00 am–3:00 pm
Sat, Sun 9:00 am–4:00 pm
Brasserie
Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–5:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Wed, Sun 5:30 pm–10:00 pm
Thu–Sat 5:30 pm–11:00 pm

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.

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

Cafe Cluny Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (28)
Cozy (25)
Good for a Date (21)
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Great for Brunch (18)
Sunday Lunch (15)
Casual (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Romantic (12)
Fun (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Authentic (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Fit for Foodies (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
People Watching (6)
Healthy (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Seasonal (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Good for Groups (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Business Meals (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 13 hours ago

Excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

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.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Great food and service from an awesome bartender! This location was on my GFs list of places to eat and drink. Thanks again!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Food and service great but noisy

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Exactly what I expected, in a good way.

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

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.

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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 31, 2018

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.

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 (Houston)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Cozy, yummy, friendly waiter...favorite dinner in NYC all weekend!

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for a Date, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

Thank you!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Great ambience, good food, good service, overpriced.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Healthy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Wonderful as usual. Eclectic food and crowd. We always bring new people to enjoy the restaurant and they love being there.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2018

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Was a very enjoyable meal with a colleague.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2018

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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 15, 2018

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

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

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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 (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 26, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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

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

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

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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 18, 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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Will definitely return

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

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

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·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 24, 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 24, 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 23, 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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