Cafe Luxembourg

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$31 to $50
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French American

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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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OT
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Omelettes are great!!

O
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Café Luxembourg is amazing. It has been around forever, but the quality of the food and service have been consistently good - no matter the meal. It’s delightful at breakfast, where the soft scrambled eggs are reliably soft and the coffee delicious. It’s delightful at dinner, where the seafood is always fresh, the fries crisp, and the simple shallot dressing on fresh greens is perfect. Recently, I had a roasted sea bass in a white wine lemon butter the other night that was worthy of a Michelin-starred restaurant. It was accompanied by patipan squash and sun-chokes that were perfectly cooked and a delicious change from traditional vegetables. Sadly, no room for dessert,but the offerings were tempting. The wine list is limited but there are good choices available. My only reservation is that the room tends to be noisy in the evenings, especially if you are seated near the bar area.

JG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Utterly reliable bistro cuisine served with informal competence. One of my favorites in The City.

JL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful!

LA
Oklahoma City
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We took an out of town visitor to Cafe Luxembourg because of the history with "When Harry Met Sally". We had a delightful late lunch together and it was fun being in the restaurant with an "out of towner," but nothing was truly outstanding, except for the atmosphere and lovely "buzz" that the restaurant has.

J
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch. Attentive staff. Thanks for our little treats. John

LA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Luxembourg was a delightful experience on a recent trip to NY. It’s a small gem of the city. We had Sunday brunch and found both the food and the staff to be outstanding. Our waiter, in particular, was utterly professional, but also quite personable, which added to our enjoyment. We loved being there!

R
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently wonderful.

OT
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of our dishes were uniformly excellent. Special commendations for the tuna tartare, the seafood soup, the Brussels sprouts salad, the steak frites, the rack of lamb, and the profiteroles. Service was prompt and attentive without being overbearing. The room is quite pleasant. Though very crowded, the nicer level was comfortable.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go for family birthdays and it never fails to impress and charm.

AS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We absolutely love this restaurant!! The food is always outstanding and recommend it all
the time!! We go often and have a feeling of being someplace we love.

T
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Just what a cafe/bistro is supposed to be. Provincial fish soup, Brussels salad, halibut, and cassoulet were perfectly prepared and presented. The service matched the excellent meal and got us to the opera with time to spare.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lindsey the server was perfect and even just being greeted upon arrival with such warm friendly smiles

C
London
25 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely to come to
Our favourite NYC restaurant for Valentines supper. No fuss or added cost - excellent professional service as always and a great evening to remember. This restaurant is all about good food and 5* service.

JG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Valentines Day, all the recommendations from staff were OUTSTANDING, and food was the best we have had in years ....

Truly Outstanding

AV
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love this wonderful little spot! The staff is courteous and attentive, the food is unpretentious and delicious and the atmosphere couldn’t be nicer. It’s one to return to.

GG
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Consistently good year after year! Great ambiance, wonderful service, minimal noise level so one can have conversations along with the good food.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always perfectly cooked entrees, wine was perfect, the wait staff so cute and charming and attentive!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The service was impeccable provided by Eric C.! I would have given the food a 5 but the tuna burger was not cooked as ordered.( wanted it rare & was served medium well) It was a huge tuna burger. The wine list extensive but the bottle of red was warm. overall, we lived it! Great atmosphere, very relaxing , conducive to conversation.

b
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Hostess was a little chilly and made me wait until my guest arrived. When I saw others being seated without their full party I spoke up and she seated me. But she wasn’t particularly pleasant about it.

ES
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous attentive service... as usual, the food is fabulous... we had salmon and halibut.. totally flavorful and beautifully plated.

LG
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The tuna burger was tasteless!

AA
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place on the Upper West Side. Classy, friendly, great food, comfortable tables.

C
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Very crowded with tables very close. Noisy. Limited menus but good food. Three scallops was China’s as was my tuna tartare where the avocado base was far higher than a thin layer of tuna tartare. $175 for 1 appetizer, 1 glass of wine and 2 entries was very pricy

KL
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Cafe is a cosy room with great service and food. You'll need a reservation - even on a Monday!

CH
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got my favorite Table
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NJ
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Attentive service in a nice setting. Onion soup and steak frites were great bu the halibut was a bit disappointing

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ricotta pancakes were divine!

F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great evening here with friends. Wonderful, cozy atmosphere with very good wine list and food. Staff was super accommodating with requests and dietary restrictions. Would highly recommend.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Service, quality, food was good. Also very child friendly place

F
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food always good. Not the biggest portions around. Efficient friendly service. Super busy weekend nights

e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A reliable, welcoming refuge on a wintry evening. Outstanding cassoulet, salad and dessert.

DC
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a late night dinner here. Although we've been in the neighborhood for decades, somehow we never got here before. It was a pleasant surprise. The food was well prepared (moules frites were especially good and chicken was moist and quite tasty) and the service was attentive without being overbearing. On a Thursday evening, it was packed - many obviously repeat diners. I can see how this could become a habit.

FL
Mexico City
13 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It’s always a great place that we go to often. On Wednesday they really went out of their way to accommodate us as we were running quite late. The service was excellent and they made us feel like they were in no rush to close. Highly appreciated and will keep going back

BC
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliably good cuisine served without pretense by a professional and courteous wait staff in a room that would be in Paris or Lyon if it weren't on the Upper West Side. Our go-to restaurant for a pleasant meal in a convivial, if not peaceful, venue. There may be fancier French restaurants in New York, especially if you like precious dishes, but there aren't many make you feel like you're a neighbor friend the way The Luxembourg does.

JC
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I decided to treat myself to lunch and I was not disappointed! The service at Cafe Luxembourg is excellent - from the warm reception upon arrival to the professional waitstaff, I felt welcomed.

The lobster roll was delicious and the affogato was a nice finish to my meal.

DW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Wait staff seemed to want to rush us out of the restaurant, trying to take our coffee cups and plates of food before we were finished. Portions were quite small, considering the price.

ES
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service - efficient and friendly. Food was delicious. Thank you!

CH
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Still the best hamburger in town we were late for a 1045 management called to confirm we were still coming our table is ready when we walked in