Cafe Luxembourg

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$31 to $50
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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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Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food and a lovely ambiance. So nice to meet and chat with old friends... and the wait staff couldn’t be nicer.

F
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We love Cafe Luxembourg- probably our favorite upper West Side/Lincoln Center restaurant both for its excellent service and excellent food cooked with a level of professionalism that puts other restaurants in the area to shame. Never disappointed- they always do a great job

BA
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Perfect bistro for brunch. Food is flavorful. Great energy. It’s a little crowded so not good for an intimate conversation but perfect if you want to giggle loudly

KD
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always make a point of stopping in for pancakes when we are in town. Our go to Sunday brunch. Great food, service and well worth the trip uptown.

M
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always reliable: elegant and friendly, swanky and cozy. A great neighborhood place, and great to impress visitors. There’s a reason it’s always busy, even for a 10.30pm dinner. Hits the bullseye, consistently, decade after decade.

MP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love Luxembourg. Been my go- to restaurant for over 35 years.

C
Dallas
39 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always make time for this “favorite” restaurant. They have the best coffee and I love their eggs Benedict. Service is delivered with a warm smile. Charming.

R
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Luxembourg is a gem! Food, service, ambiance all good. Reservation are honored without an extensive wait. The staff from the front desk to all the wait staff are courteous and pleasant. The menu is terrific — something for almost everyone and the food is delicious.

J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a first time for me at Cafe Luxembourg but it certainly won't be the last. The atmosphere was lovely, the service excellent and the food was delicious.
I hope to return soon with more friends and family in tow.

AL
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always enjoy my dining experience there. Staff is very friendly, food good and love ambiance.

S
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanks for consistently offering up great service, great ambiance, and always great food1

A
New England
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Normally, I love this restaurant. In fact, I was there for dinner the night before and had delicious mussels.
On Wednesday, 11/13, at around 12:30, I ordered an egg white omelet. It was so greasy, if we had more time I would have sent it back in a NY minute. I felt lousy all day from the grease.
Also, please don’t make me beg for bread. Particularly when I order an omelet.. We ended up having to ask the hostess for bread who asked the waiter to bring it.
Also, I know that your policy is to give chocolates with the check at dinner only. Really, how much could this cost? It used to be a nice gesture after lunch.
Sorry for the negative review. You requested my evaluation, so here it is....

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in a corner against the wall and the noise level was non existent. We had delicious food and our service was superb from the start to the finish! I would go back any time, especially at the same table!

B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I've been coming to Café Luxembourg for over 20 years, and it's still great. On this visit I was amazed to find my three other dinner guests seated at the table when I arrived 5 minutes late - so few restaurants are willing to show this courtesy any more, always insisting that everyone be there before anyone can be seated. Fantastic, perfect cocktails and delicious food rounded out a great evening out.

j
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

When my niece comes to town from Chicago this is the restaurant she wants to come to. I live nearby and it's so great to have this treasure in the neighborhood. You never know who you'll see at the next table. The lighting is so flattering and cozy, the buzz so great, and the food so good. Another friend, when in town always wants to come here and eat at the bar. We relive old memories as we've been coming here for years and are always nourished in body and mind to be here. Just one of my favorite places to be in all the world.

OT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food is good , very small place, quite noisy

JG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were seated at a table behind a column with a view of the staff coming in and out of the kitchen. In a restaurant with lovely windows and flowers, we were in a pocket of nothingness. Staff seemed irritated and impatient.

JO
Montreal
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was very good & tasty. Ambience looks like it has not been touched in 50 years. It definitely could use a fresh paint job

MI
New York Area
79 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a reliable Cafe for very good food, lively crowd and best, it's open late.

OT
New York Area
172 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Tuna tartare appetizer was very good. My wife liked her halibut. My lobster roll was awful, soggy and tasteless lobster meat on burned brioche rolls.

r
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Going downhill. Steak was poor. It used to be much better, but the ambiance is still good.

OT
New York Area
89 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A classic with good food (and excellent lighting) ;-)

OT
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite restaurant of our.

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LV
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it, everything was superb!!! Food, atmosphere, service - simply the best!

GF
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great UWS classic. Perfect for pre Lincoln Center as well as brunch. A NYC classic in every way!

HT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

As always a great experience at Cafe Luxembourg. Wonderful ambience, super staff and very well prepared dishes.
An UW$ classic.

S
Raleigh
25 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic as usual. Thanks to our server Michael for impeccable service!

T
London
28 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious lovely food, charming service. We will be back. Thank you.

H
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It's a classic.
Here's a note though, the lighting was darker than needed for a sunny Saturday. Turn the lights up a bit so it feels like brunch.

E
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Casual long running neighborhood bistro that makes you feel you are in Europe. Wonderful atmosphere and food.

WS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always dependable. Delicious food and drinks. Great service. A class act!

MM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious food and excellent service

H
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While I hadn't been to the Luxembourg since the early 90s, when I was a frequent visitor, my return visit last Thursday did not disappoint. Originally selected for its proximity to Lincoln Center and the Opera, Café Luxembourg is such a pleasant experience, I would, if I lived in New York, certainly go there for other occasions. My hope is that it will always be there, as I will certainly come back again!

b
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Cafe Luxembourg and make a point to eat there whenever we are in NYC

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Classic midweek New York breakfast.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Rushed. The waiter was asking for our drink order S he spilled a full glass of water on one of us.

HM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never been disappointed by this bistro, and it's fair to say that I could eat their country salad for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and I often do. This bistro is perfect in every way, and I am very lucky that I recently got a place on the upper west side so can go there often, with a friend or to eat at the bar. LOVE!!

SS
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely would recommend! We had a fantastic evening, wonderful food, great staff and service. We were celebrating our 16th wedding anniversary and made it to the Opera at Lincoln Center 7:30pm. We have been coming here for years! Cafe Luxembourg is a GEM! Thank you! Mussels, Steak Tartar and creme brûlée's our favorites!

VW
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Was terrific as always. Can always count on great food, top notch service and a great experience.

CG
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food for reasonable price. Excellent wait staff, very fine waiter (and very good looking lol).