Cafe Luxembourg

4.7
4947 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

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Please note that for any reservations made after 8:30pm, there will be a $30 per person New Year's Eve Entertainment Fee added to each check.

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 4947 People Are Saying
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RT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful. The size of our party increased unexpectedly, but the staff could not have been more accommodating. Bravo!

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j
Miami
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent always...service impeccable and of course menu

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BA
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Great old New York vibe. (Though could benefit from a fresh paint job).
Gracious service. Delicious food.

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S
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place is truly wonderful. From the moment my wife and I entered the restaurant, the hostess and other staff members greeted us. The hostess was aware of my special request on OpenTable, too. The waitress wished my wife a Happy Birthday as well. The food was excellent, and the wine selection was very good. I will definitely return to Cafe Luxembourg.

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AB
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic NY restaurant always busy!

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KM
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome restaurant. Great service. We had to wait a bit but the staff was wonderful. The food is always good!!

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NZ
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service and food was good. Was very loud for Sunday brunch. Will go for lunch next time.

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R
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Super good brunch! Interesting menu with different options- wonderful atmosphere with a semi-casual setting

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DP
London
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had only arrived in New York for the first time a couple of hours earlier and rolled up here to be greeted with smiles and great service. There was a real energy and buzz about the restaurant and the food was really good. The perfect way to start our New York adventure and definitely a place we would return to when we go back.

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T
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I have been here many times. The food is delicious. Great buzz. Always busy but you never feel rushed. Very service oriented. I just wish it was a tad quieter

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M
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere of an old time but up to date brasserie

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Withstands the test of time. Always excellent service and reliable cuisine.

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j
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very welcoming warm embiance great service and good food without pretension. We will definately come back.

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j
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Kieran and the other hosts are fantastic as is wait staff.

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KK
San Diego
74 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here with my husband and aunt for lunch during a NY vacation. Great, prompt service, and very yummy food. I had French onion soup and the other two each had a tuna burger. Wished I had been hungrier because the dessert menu looked delicious.

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SS
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and great food. A real NYC vibe...!

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday but I❤️ this long standing neighborhood spot. 😎

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BC
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A glorious brasserie, with seasonal updates and changing menus. I hesitate to write this review because I'd like to have the Lux all to myself. The service is prompt and friendly, but not rushed. The food is straightforward French fare -- delicious and attractive, but not embellished. The wine list complements the menu nicely and its offerings, while comprehensive, are not over-the-top. A most friendly, welcoming and tasty experience, every time we go.

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FF
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is one of the better places to eat in the West 70s, and quite crowded at lunchtime. I waited about 15-20 minutes with a reservation, but wasn't in a hurry, as my lunch companion hadn't arrived yet. The service was good. We both had tuna burgers which were quite good, as were the fries. It is a good spot for a lunch that is more upscale food wise than most other UWS places.

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j
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always reliable for quality & service . In fact I think the food quality has only gone up !

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very lively, great food.
A bit too noisy for business lunch though...

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C
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Always love Cafe Luxembourg - great food, great service and fun for small groups. Celebrated my birthday and everything was super delicious.

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SG
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always enjoyable. My hamburgers are always the way I ask for it. Veggies are fresh. No complaints ever!

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A
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable...food and service...as usual!

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t
Austin
18 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Perfect to eat after Opera. Excellent steak tartare; mediocre omelette; very good French fries. Reasonable wine list

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T
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always, the food was great, the service also. The sound level a bit high but the patrons all seem happy to be there so really no complaints about the enthusiasm.

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R
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Luxembourg just keeps getting better - always a perfect balance between comfortingly classic and temptingly inventive. Think Classic-French-Bistro-With-a-Twist

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c
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The moules frites were very tasty. Loved the broth!

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J
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Neighborhood classic that is always consistent and delicious.

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u
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Reliable and so pleasant.

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JR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great. Although, water was spilled on my table as someone was sitting down st the table next to me. The water flooded my plate, I was surprised the waiter did nit offer me a new dish,

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OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this neighborhood gem,! Always cozy, great service, and with all the building around Lincoln Center, a tru treasure to us.

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MK
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Service was poor . Food not as good as usual. Chicken was dry. Onion soup was as always very good.

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OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and amazing service!!!

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r
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Have been many times, but this was the only bad experience. The cut of meat for the steak frites was very poor. Thin and high fat. Maybe a steak frites I would expect at L'Express or a Marriott hotel, but not here. Also, even though it was 10:30pm on a Monday night, we were asked repeatedly to sign the check during a business dinner, even though we were clearly still working and there were 8 available tables. Cafe Cluny is still very strong (sister restaurant) but this restaurant seems struggling. One more experience like this and I would say you should not go here unless both people know it, because it does not impress the way it used to. Also, the waiter did not know what sauce was on the chicken without looking at the menu and was not familiar with their Chateauneuf-du-Pape, which is odd for a French place and pretty embarrassing in front of a client.

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RX
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A wonderful, long-term attraction for the upper westside. Always the Best!

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s
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

always a great place for brunch especially having the Ricotta pancakes-
I find the service terrific and everyone is so helpful especially finding me the back table by the window which is my favorite.

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C
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch-fantastic service. We’ll be back!!

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always a fun time at our favorite neighborhood restaurant. Best wines by the glass, friendly but outstanding service, and they r good about getting you out for your curtain!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Always great!

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