Cafe Luxembourg

4.6
5198 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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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

I do not understand the hype and published ratings for this restaurant. It was crowded, noisy, and very expensive. The duck that I ordered ($37) had obviously been cooked before and barely heated up before serving to me. the portions were quite small. I was quite disappointed.

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

CafLux de 70ieme est toujours parfait. This is one of my favorite restaurants in town - I got my favorite small banquette and was able to entertain my two daughters-in-law in the manner to which they are accustomed. Parfait!

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

It was a pleasant experience all round!

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

Tre hamburger meat is not the best quality.

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d
New York Area
308 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is delicious and the service is attentive. Close to Lincoln Center.

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AS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

I love Cafe Luxembourg, except between 12:30 and 2:00. It's so crowded (popular!) at that time, that getting up to go to the Ladies Room feels like a WAR Effort.

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JV
London
33 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good.

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PK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I met an old friend from the west coast who I hadn’t seem in 10 years. The wait staff was so pleasant. We talked for 1/2 hour before ordering. We apologized and they were quick to assure us that is was fine. Thefood was excellent

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DS
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a late (for us but not NYers) snack. We had a reservation and friends wanted to join us at the last minute. They were very gracious and accommodating. I had a glass of Sancerre, a small portion of tuna tartare (which was complex and elegant). A small scoop of house-made hazelnut ice cream and a glass of vin santo for dessert. Perfect.

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k
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

a favorite of ours but food is not consistent ( on Sat my fish was partially raw) and its noisy and I dont understand how the fire department allows the tables to be so close ..certainly cant have a private conversation

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C
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome ambience, food was fantastic, no complaints we will be back soon

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PR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

Great place for dinner on a Friday night. Unfortunately the cock au vin was terrible (overdone) as if it had been sitting in the pot all day. I would try the place again though.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my daughter‘s 30th birthday there. We were a party of six. Service, as always, excellent. Food delicious. Had the bouillabaisse. Great choice for our evening. This is a classic New York bistro that everyone must experience.

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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The hostess found the perfect table for me that would protect my booted, injured foot from getting hit. I really appreciate her concern and care. We always find the servers courteous at Cafe Lux.

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HM
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love everything about this neighborhood bistro. The "Country Salad" is the best breakfast, lunch, or dinner ever.

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SR
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to return to this French Cafe! Food and ambiance all makes it feel a bit of Paris has landed in NYC.

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p
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

What a wonderful oasis of calm, peace, and delicious food on the UWS! I met two long time friends there for lunch and we could actually have a conversation. How nice to have ambiance that was not trendy and filled with cold hard surfaces. The food was delicious and all three of us loved our lunches. The service was a little spotty but I think that was due to language issues

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SS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Luxembourg is still very good after all these years. It is a very modern take on a French Bistro. It is in my opinion the best restaurant in the Lincoln Center area.

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VJ
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant on the planet. The staff are incredibly thoughtful--AND unobtrusive.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Have been going to Lux for many years, but this time was quite disappointed in the quality and quantity of the food. I can accept prices go up, but quality should not suffer... I really hope it was a one time thing.

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AC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice little place with a touch of elegance; ambiance and service were fine. While the food is good, the portions are small, which was disappointing given that it is such an expensive restaurant. I was hungry when I left.

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b
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the restaurant and always have. Great food, great ambience. A bit loud.

Like many other restaurants, prices have outstripped the value. Just no reason a lobster roll needs to be $35, among other excessive prices.

But have been a longtime fan.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Not worth the big price tag. Food just ok and nothing special but the name and reputation (?). Service very good. Terrible cup of coffee.

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OT
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It couldn’t have been better-the service and food were both perfect!

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HC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cafe Luxembourg is my favorite brunch location in NYC. The friendliest front of house and stellar wait staff. Feel like I've been transported to Europe every time I eat there.

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D
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We had to wait for 30 minutes past our reservation time until we were seated. It was a mess. Food was a mixed back - some good, but some of it was served cold when it was not supposed to be. This place has definitely gone downhill. And a reservation is essentially useless since they don’t honor the times at all.

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MC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The best vibe, the best service, the nicest staff. Always a great experience.

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B
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Bustling bistro with yummy though limited menu for brunch if your inclined to skip traditional breakfast offering. Outstanding, attentive service. Good for pre-theater but be certain to make reservations.

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RU
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Luxembourg was wonderful. It was a meeting with my daughter and granddaughter. The hostess

even obliged our request for a picture which turned out to be a good one. We were talking for a

long time and no-one ever suggested we were taking up seats and should be going. Our waiter

was very patient with us and we all appreciate the great lunch we had.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect place to go before the opera! They were wonderful.

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w
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It's been around for decades for very good reasons. Delicious, terrific service, what's not to love?

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AL
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A very nice place to have lunch on one's way to the nearby Apple store. We had the BLT and the steak tartare. A very good meal.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly never disappoints. A treasure. One of my favorite restaurants in NYC.

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JG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always LOVE being at Cafe Luxembourg!!! Not matter what meal, it is such an enjoyable experience.

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SP
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was very special, lovely waiter, lovely greeting at the
door, black fish cooked to perfection , oysters,
fabulous dessert that we all shared.
Had a very good time, we always do!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant all times of day!

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LV
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always, always, a lovely experience from beginning to end.

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RR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food, service , ambience, all incredible, as usual.

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RN
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great for pre-theater, light dinner. The tuna burger is perfect. The fries are crispy and hot. The noise level was not extreme, and the waitstaff were engaging and helpful.

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NC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ambiance and food are outstanding. Not over top but real and authentic New York and French vibes. It immediately feels like home and the staff are very friendly and accommodating. Would definitely make this my to-go-to spot for brunch in UWS.

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