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Cafe Luxembourg

4.6
4503 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French American
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Great for Brunch
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
Michael Navarrete
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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 4503 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I love Cafe Luxembourg but was somewhat disappointed when the $14 meal I order during breakfast hours had increased to $21 for brunch hours. The breakfast bowl is already pricey at $14, yikes!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great for brunch, the atmosphere is vibrant (although noisy) and the food is very good.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful restaurant, fun, Lively scene, great food and our terrific waiter made our night even better!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Fantastic and friendly service. Best prix fixe deal on NYC ... we went before opera only $40 for 2 courses. Cuisine and préparation worth much more than that. Friendly gregarious atmosphere will definitely be back.

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

tried and true restaurant, good food and service , close to LIncoln Center

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Cafe Luxembourg is one of my mother-in-law's favorite spots to visit for brunch when she's in town, and so we went and for the first time we had an infant to take. The staff was very accommodating for our party space-wise (high chair), and all of us enjoyed brunch in the sunny, crowded cafe. My mother was feeling stuffed and healthy after her avocado toast, and my husband cleaned his plate of pancakes. I might wish for a different sort of bread for the BLT I had, but the whole table would recommend the fries. I recommend bringing baby in a carrier, not a stroller, if that's an option.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great porterhouse steak. Generous portion and delicious with the potato salad on top.
The salad with lardons was good but too small.
I love this place!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Cafe Luxembourg has been my go to for birthday lunches. The food and service are consistently good!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Always a pleasure. Excellent well prepared food at a well established fabulous, but not too fancy, French restaurant.

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Anniversaire

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Love the Cafe Lux- we've been going here for years. Same great food and wine. It's like a little bit of Paris on the UWS. Best moules et frites in NYC!

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4.0Dined 7 days ago

French feeling with very good food (fantastic ricotta pancakes), low-key, relaxed atmosphere and excellent service.

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5.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Friends. Love the place. It’s our default spot.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Great place. Love having short, informal meetings here.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

First time here for brunch . Was not disappointed!

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Classic New York restaurant for a Sunday Brunch. It was a cold Sunday, the streets were empty and it appeared when we opened the door, everybody was inside Cafe Luxembourg! Fortunately, I had made a reservation. The hostess/host were friendly and pleasant despite the demands of customers. They sat us at a perfect table and with a perfect waiter. The food was
terrific. And, again, classic New York brunch atmosphere. Highly recommend. Thank you for a very special brunch.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great find in the neighborhood and proximal to Merkin theater.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We are frequent diners here because the food always is excellent as is the service.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was well prepared with high quality ingredients. The mussels and French onion soup were well seasoned and the best I have had in NYC! Location is reasonably close to Lincoln Center and the staff was considerate in terms of timing so that we were not rushed as we had a concert following dinner.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We go quite a bit for brunch on the weekends. The staff is great and the food is excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Awesome! Always a treat- I think i’ve Now perched in every cozy spot with a variety of servers. Thank you, Cafe Lux for a lovely time.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

As always Cafe Luxembourg was great one of our favorite places in the city

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The Luxembourg was good enough to accommodate me for a late night meal. The food, wine, and service were very good, and I felt welcomed and well taken care of.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

I’ve been eating at Cafe Luxembourg since it opened so many years ago. It always has great staff and a classic menu that never gets boring.
I love being able to go late and have a plate of steak tartar with a salad and fries. It’s always crowded and buzzing.
It also makes me feel like an old timer for having been going for 30 years!

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2.0Dined on April 9, 2018

This used to be our place. We'd happily spend $250 for four here for friends to get together. No longer. It's rushed, crowded, unwelcoming and not worth it.

I get the impression that the management doesn't care

because they're busy.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We've never had a bad experience at Cafe Luxembourg. The staff, food, and ambiance are all perfection.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Very nice ambience and charming server Michelle who took very good care of us.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Enjoy this restaurant for its excellent food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We go here often when we are in NYC, and it's always good.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Good food but nothing out of the ordinary.
Good service and friendly staff overall.
Ambiance is just ok, a bit crowded and tight tables.
Fairly noisy restaurant, so definitely not for a quiet conversation.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Wonderful place! Lively and comfortable neighborhood gem. Always made to feel welcome. Great bar: perfect perch if you are dining solo. Food’s nice, too. Already looking forward to returning.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Café Luxembourg is a reliablely wonderful restaurant. The food & service are always first rate, & the ambiance is both cozy & really quite glamorous. The only other restaurant I know of that has such an interesting mix of people is Harry Bar’s in Venice, but Café Luxembourg is a whole lot closer & about one tenth the price. Among its other great virtues, Café Luxembourg is a great bargain. It’s easily the best restaurant in the neighborhood, without even a close rival for quality of food, service, price & atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Extremely pleasant & helpful staff. Welcoming, lively atmosphere. The steak frites was EXCELLENT.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

was disappointed in the food, particularly the roast chicken..the restaurant obviously has a large following and gets fine reviews but we thought it overrated..

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

My favorite neighborhood restaurant. Classic NYC ambience; the best of French fare. Chicken Paillard is my favorite lunch ever. Moules Frites are as good as you’ll get in Paris. My husband even loves the burger! It’s always a bit noisy, but nothing that gets in the way of everyday conversation.

For lunch or dinner, love this place & have since we found it in 2005. It is, however, a bit pricey.

Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

As always, we had a wonderful experience at Cafe Luxembourg - all our expectations were met.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

a reliably delicious and enjoyable experience. Lovely service and excellent menu.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We love coming here after a night at Lincoln Center. It hasn't changed after all these decades and that's a complement.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I've been going to this place for years. This last visit was for an Anniversary and they accommodated us with the best table in the place, a champagne opener, and amazing food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

After a perfect blue cheese burger no bun
We had the 3 Cheese Plate for desert
Outstanding Choice
I must say
Returning today for French Onion Soup
And
Harry’s Hot Fudge Sundae
HipHipHooray
I’m an Irregular Regular 💜

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