Cafe Luxembourg

4.7
4777 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French American
In 1983, Café Luxembourg opened its doors to become the quintessential neighborhood bistro of the Upper West Side. The dining room of this charming 90 seat restaurant glows in the warm light of the Jean Perzel fixtures and antique mirrors.

Located on 70th Street just west of Broadway, Café Luxembourg entertains New Yorkers and celebrities alike. The full service bar is home to many regulars. The lively buzz of the dining room is inviting and intimate. The frequency of dining customers is testament to the sincere efforts by the entire Café Luxembourg staff.

The menu changes seasonally as well as offering daily specials. The classic menu dishes maintain a level of cooking on par with the city’s best restaurants. Café Luxembourg offers beautifully prepared food with professional, yet unpretentious service at reasonable prices.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French American, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8am - 11:30am, Weekend Brunch: 9am - 4pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3pm; Brasserie Monday-Friday: 3pm-5pm, Weekend 4pm-5pm; Dinner Sunday through Tuesday 5pm-11pm and Wednesday through Saturday 5pm-12am
Our closing hours are subject to change.
Please call to inquire.
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Phone number
(212) 873-7411
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Carlos Letona
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Amsterdam
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Parking details
Nearest Parking Garages:
200 West End Av btwn Amsterdam and West End Ave
212.874-0200
www.200wea.org

Highrise Parking
210 West 71st Street btwn Broadway and West End Ave
212.363.7622
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Public transit
1,2,3 at 72nd Street
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Entertainment
We are near The Beacon Theater, Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet and The American Museum of Natural History.
Additional
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 4777 People Are Saying
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New York Area
76 reviews
4.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice place for brunch--Three of us enjoyed a range of selections-including avocado toast,lobster roll,omelette and shared a profiteroles for dessert.
The ambiance is festive and casual -
Service was good and i would return-

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JN
1 review
1.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 4

The service was terrible. The waiter was extremely rude and aggressive. This completely ruined our dining experience.

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L
New York Area
14 reviews
4.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my "go to" and I never tire of it or the food.

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NE
New York Area
3 reviews
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every visit just confirms Café Luxembourg’s place in my Top 10 favorite restaurants in New York. Never disappoints.

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b
Miami
7 reviews
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Fave in NYC- The lobster roll and steak are my favorites I love the welfleet oysters and the fries are ah mazing. Always feel so welcome here. Thx Luxembourg

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FC
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great steak frites! The reason I came! Hit the nail on the head! Will be back.

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h
New York Area
6 reviews
4.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

great place to meet for lunch with friends as the menu has something for everyone

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SO
New York Area
6 reviews
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We dined early so it was quiet. Our server was very knowledgeable about the food and the drinks - recited all the ingredients in everything we inquired about. She was friendly and helpful. The food was delicious. Each of us had a different fish entree and each was delicious.

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M
New York Area
27 reviews
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this neighborhood gem. Sitting at the table looking out the window and watching the neighbors walk by. Meanwhile, lovely food and service. Salads are not over-dressed, the way I like them, the menu is perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
And, their coffee is delicious!

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P
New York Area
19 reviews
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Café Luxembourg is an enduring treasure. Casual, simple, elegant, understated, charming and friendly. Oh, and a timeless French bistro menu which consistently delivers. It’s in my neighborhood and I enjoy it regularly for both personal and business dining.

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R
New York Area
3 reviews
5.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious with a truly professional wait staff. So popular especially for a restaurant that’s been around since 1984. So happy we live nearby.

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LB
Melbourne / VIC
11 reviews
5.0Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the tuna tartar as appetizer and scallops as main dish. Both were excellent. the sauce o nthe tuna tartar was exceptional.

The waiter was extremely efficient.

The atmosphere was superb. And not very noisy despite the restaurant being full - a rarity for New York City.

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KB
New York Area
3 reviews
5.0Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fish entrees were exceptional as was the service. Looking forward to coming back!

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Austin
23 reviews
5.0Dined on September 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. The food and the service never disappoints. It's such a cozy, romantic spot that I always look forward going to!

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WM
New York Area
3 reviews
4.0Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I've lived on the Upper West Side for as long as Cafe Luxembourg has been open. I moved recently and now live only 2 blocks from the restaurant. It's my "go-to" restaurant for dinner, brunch, etc. because the food has always been very good. The service always of a high quality. To get really specific. I regularly go for brunch and am addicted to the salmon eggs benedict. YUM! My only complaint is that the restaurant is always full and the seating can sometimes be a little tight. However, I'm a loyal customer and will remain so.

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KC
Kansas City
159 reviews
5.0Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite NYC restaurants. Great bistro style atmosphere. We had a half dozen island creek oysters (one of our favorites) followed by octopus salad which was terrific, onion soup, then we each had halibut, which was also terrific.

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NY
New York Area
15 reviews
5.0Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Luxembourg never disappoints. In the 20+ years I have been going to this restaurant - it has consistently been delicious, welcoming, fun, and overall, a quintessential NYC experience.

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l
New York Area
11 reviews
3.0Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

This was our first time here and we loved the ambiance. Service was excellent. A little disappointed that there were not a few more choices of entrees on the menu. We were told that the chicken was half a chicken - was delicious but seemed mostly breast and tiny. Not unhappy with choosing this restaurant because we like to find new places even those that have been around a while. Would we return - maybe.

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B
New York Area
14 reviews
4.0Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been a patron for years. Lovely environment. Service is cordial and attentive.
But lately I’ve noticed a dramatic change in portion sizes. I’m tiny, and I left hungry.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

I am a regular customer , and love everything at Cafe Luxembourg .
However , two things changed on the menu

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E. Tennessee
3 reviews
5.0Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant yet casual, very friendly staff, exceptional food. Ask for Daisy!

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OT
New York Area
13 reviews
5.0Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was friendly (Jamie is a star!), the food was delicious, and the martini was ice cold. This is why they’re still going strong after 35 years.

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BM
New York Area
8 reviews
5.0Dined on August 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole experience was great. Our waiter Taylor was very pleasant, professional and fun. It happened to be the 35th anniversary so any complimentary drink of our choice were offered which was a lovely touch. My tuna burger was cooked perfectly and was very flavorful and moist. My friend had a Luxembourger that was also delicious. Every person who worked there was very friendly and made us feel very welcome. I can't wait to return!

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m
New York Area
1 review
4.0Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The new chef has tweeked the menu, which is too bad as many locals loved it just the way it was. For example, the chicken paillard now has salad instead of quinoa and radish, which is what made it special. This is a lovely restaurant, but I will be going less frequently.

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V
Washington DC
36 reviews
4.0Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

If you want good reliable bistro food in an warm friendly atmosphere, Cafe Luxembourg is for you. We've been dining there for many years and this restaurant never fails to satisfy. Good bistro food served by an experienced wait staff in a spirited but comfortable environment. If you are in the neighborhood be sure to stop in for a bite. It gets pretty busy so make a reservation to ensure you will be seated quickly.

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WU
New York Area
3 reviews
2.0Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

I want to be able to keep loving this place, which has been something of an institution for 35 years now, but they're making it harder and harder to do so.

The bountiful portions of the past are mostly gone. My miniscule $17 grilled octopus appetizer consisted of exactly one small tentacle; it was gone in four bites. My $30 steak tartare was startlingly mediocre and bland; I did not see or taste even one caper, and there was no discernable flavor from anchovy, Dijon mustard, parsley, or anything else. It was as if a little dollop of ground round from the meat department at Gristedes was plopped onto my plate straight from the package.

My friend's fried catch of the day was revoltingly raw inside. Even the waiter was slightly mortified looking at it as he carried it back to the kitchen.

The chocolate gâteau dessert was very good.

I'd still give them another chance, but after coming here for over three decades, they've now left me feeling leery about the place.

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G
Washington DC
55 reviews
5.0Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Terrific food, lovely atmosphere in this upper West Side restaurant with a long, illustrious history. Fantastic grilled octopus, great salads and french fries worth the indulgence.

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MB
New York Area
5 reviews
5.0Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went in for my husbands birthday and it did not disappoint. His request? Steak frites! What a fantastic night out.. the service was on point, the steak and my salmon- perfectly cooked. Well done Cafe L!!

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BG
New York Area
20 reviews
4.0Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good crowd and energetic buzz on a Sunday afternoon. Great service - prompt, courteous and got everything right. Brunch menu has something for everyone. Great food and great experience!!

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OT
New England
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really lovely brunch here on a Sunday afternoon - not hard to get a seat, great neighborhood vibes.

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T
New York Area
15 reviews
5.0Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always buzzing always excellent always enjoyable always get a good meal

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OT
New York Area
17 reviews
5.0Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love Cafe Lux a true iconic NYC spot. Delicious creative food. But miss the white & dark choc mousse from yesteryear! Our waiter Eric was exceptional efficient and sense of humor. So nice to return after away for many years!

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R
New York Area
8 reviews
3.0Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Been a frequent visitor for years as this has been our go to neighborhood place for years. The last few times we’ve noticed that somethings been “off”. And our visit this past Thursday was yet another “off” experience. Food and service were both not up to the level that we’ve grown accustomed to. Hopefully someone’s paying attention an will fix whatever has broken down.

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d
New York Area
292 reviews
3.0Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Usually enjoy our dinners at Luxembourg. Had the sea bass listed on the evening special only there was nothing "special" about it--almost tasteless. They've done better.

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DF
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In spite of a capacity crowd in this very small venue, the service was matched by the (as always) fine food.

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MU
1 review
4.0Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a fun brunch with friends. Service was excellent. Food was very tasty. We’ll be back again.

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SN
New York Area
52 reviews
4.0Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I ended up eating alone, on a Saturday night, after a concert performance at St John the Divine. I thought I would get the usual steak-frites or hamburger, but decided to have the special trout with a lovely glass of white wine. It was light enough where I was seated to read my book, and it was not too crowded so not too noisy. It's often bustling.

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J
New York Area
7 reviews
4.0Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Seated promptly. Excellent waitress who disappeared for a while. Superb scallops. Somewhat noisy. Fair prices.

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p
New York Area
37 reviews
3.0Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

food was all good. interesting that it skews quite old in the age of average diner but that might be because we were there very early for pre theater. food was good though the roast chicken dish was overly rich and needed acid. green salad had a lovely dressing and the creme brule with cookies were all good. No bread was offered to the table; I would have liked some. the gougere were under flavored and not hot enough.
it is an attractive room and well located for lincoln center

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JD
New York Area
2 reviews
4.0Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good, but too expensive and smaller portions than previous visits

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