Cafe Luxembourg

4.6
5046 reviews
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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.
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BM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff, food , everything. Will be back! Love our waitress - adorable blonde girl who told us to order oysters :)

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u
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Always reliable and always comfortable. It's been just the same for at least 3 decades and counting.

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j
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I grew up in this neighborhood and coming to this restaurant. It is still amazing!!! Great night, great food, great staff! Wont wait so long to come back this time!

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NY
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Lux never disappoints. It is our goto spot when we want great food at a good price served efficiently with a smile.

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SG
Miami
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I dined at Cafe Luxembourg after seeing a Broadway play matinee. It was an early dinner and we were one of the first diners to arrive. We had about a ten minute wait for evening service to begin. This is a favorite neighborhood spot of ours. The food is consistently good and this time was no exception. I had halibut and my husband ordered steak. They were both very good. The wine list is mostly French. It is not a large list but there is a nice selection. The service is prompt and reliable. All in all, it was a lovely dining experience.

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c
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Thanks for letting us overstay our welcome

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

À côtés peut-être un peu chers. Sinon, c’est un classique qui demeure excellent.

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S
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A birthday dinner at Cafe Luxembourg was outstanding! Our wait staff led by Erick were impeccable!

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JR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Luxembourg is one of my favorite places in NYC. The service and food are always great. I've never had a bad meal or a bad time there. I would 100% recommend this to a friend.

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N
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A friend recommended and it is a find. How nice to have a place that doesn't seem "touristy" that is so close to Lincoln Center. The food and the service were good! I found this place utterly charming and will go back.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very cheery ambience! Food is what one would expect: well prepared stock Gallic fare. We make it a regular stop.

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b
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Cafe Luxembourg is a solid neighborhood dependable great place to eat, but it’s become a bit pricey

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l
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We just moved our daughter into the neighborhood and you were highly recommended so we tried it. I see why it was fabulous my son came home saying he wished he was back there eating your steak and frittas. When visiting her we will def be back.

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DM
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An old stand by!! Consistently good - and one of my favorites.

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

I say the same thing every time I leave: How do they keep it this good for this long? Always great. Always. Any occasion for celebrating or just having a special evening, this is the joint. It never fails. Long may you wave.

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R
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Cafe Luxembourg! Food, ambiance, service all good. We choose it a lot because you can depend on consistency. It’s a West Side treasure!

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J
New York Area
60 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Benn there multiple times and always enjoy it. The food is always excellent as is the service. I particularly like the art deco style and the European flavor.

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L
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Incredibly loud, obnoxious neighbor encouraged by waitstaff

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BP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite! The food is always great...always a good place to meet friends...good for pre-concerts etc. Never disappoints!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Long, arduous searches for an overall good to best breakfast in NYC (weekday) ends with a booking here. The banana nut bread, the organic yoghurt with berries and granola and the avocado toast are sure, delicious bets. Great latte with skimmed milk. Almond milk is a available. The prices are high. The value is fair. Enjoyable experience. I recommend it.

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CH
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, Cafe Luxembourg shone! Our favorite NYC restaurant. Staff was attentive and accommodating for my arm in a sling. A shout out to Leslie, our server. Jean & Charlie, Visiting from Maine

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V
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good choice.
The service was outstanding

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SK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff was very attentive and capable. A delightful feeling from staff. The food was tasty but not plentiful. I do visit Cafe Luxembourg several times a year as it is reliable and pleasant. A good vibe.

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B
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always our go to neighborhood place. Warmly greeted and we love the menu.

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JM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A classic, always delicious! So consistent and fun!

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DS
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I have been going to Café Lux twice a year for the past ten years - my friend and I alternate treating each other for a birthday breakfast. It remains THE classic Upper West Side bistro, unchanged in decades. I had scrambled eggs and sausages, my friend had his favorite baked eggs. The food is always excellent, the service impeccable, and I for one would be devastated if this place ever closed.

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b
Miami
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE my favorite restaurant!! The food is delicious, service impeccable, location convenient. Love the old NY feel.

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One of NYC's longest lasting and still great classic French bistros. Great food, great atmosphere, and the service is always outstanding.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

If only the portions were a bit more generous!

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CC
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great old West Side standby, especially for a good meal before Lincoln Center. Perfect brasserie ambiance.

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TL
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Consistent and wonderful! Love this classic bistro so much!

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s
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This is a New York special place and has been for a long, long time. The onion soup, the frisée salad, the tuna burger, the naked ladies, the chocolate squares are still fabulous. The place is magic, the wait staff, actually all the workers, are at that perfectly balanced place between following a hospitality script and has anyone seen the waiter. But, as the decades have passed, the portions have shrunk. And shrunk. So what was an expensive but worth it meal is now skimpy. And the lovely French bread has been replaced by rubbery mini rolls. But the drinks are still yummy and generous. And the busmen make your heart smile.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our family's birthday and celebration destination for over two decades. We keep coming back because of the service and the food. Tables are a little close together and sometimes the noise of other conversations is a bit much, but we love this place.

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R
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant never changes. It's always top-notch in every way.

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BS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, food was beautifully prepared and delicious, and service was friendly and professional.

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d
New York Area
303 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food is tasty and wait staff are attentive. The kitchen frequently is slow.

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c
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We've been to the Cafe Luxembourg several times. This time it was after MY FAIR LADY at Lincoln Center. This is a lovely, cozy restaurant. My husband and I came with friends whom we hadn't seen for awhile so it was a get together. Food was delicious -- my husband and I shared raw oysters as an appetizer. My husband had the salmon, our friends had halibut and fish and chips and I had the scallops. Everything was wonderful. The wine was excellent and we ordered desserts & coffee, espresso. I had the lemon tart (lovely), our friends had the sundae and creme brulee. Besides the good food & excellent wine, the restaurant was welcoming and we didn't feel rushed. We had a wonderful time with our friends.

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JM
Adelaide / SA
14 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Café Luxembourg is by far the BEST restaurant on the UWS!! The food is amazing, the staff couldn't be more accommodating, and I must give an extra shout-out to the incredible manager, Kieran...he always goes above and beyond to make sure the entire Café Lux experience is no less than perfect....Thank you yet again Kieran for making yesterday's brunch so special....you're simply the BEST there is!!

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MM
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

For late night dining, after symphony or opera, it never disappoints.

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R
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Lived on the Upper West Side for 20 years...been going to Luxembourg that long.
Never really had a disappointing meal...consistently good food, some time servers are SO "in to it"...forever fluffing around you...some may like that...I'm not a fan.

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