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.
Our server was super friendly and attentive. It made a huge difference. And the service was fast
Whenever I leave Cafe Lux after another wonderful meal I say to my self, “Wow, I have such a great life.”
Cafe Luxembourg is a small, classic neighborhood French bistro with a reliable menu, a well-provisioned bar, a friendly atmosphere, and excellent service. We had reservations for a 5:30 p.m. pre-theater mid-week meal, and we were glad we had made them, because the place was already busy when we arrived, even the bar seating full. When we checked in, the host immediately asked if we were headed to a performance, and what time we need to leave. She conveyed that information to our server, who never missed a beat. Service was attentive, efficient, but unhurried. Although the noise level was moderate, we were able to hear ourselves easily for conversation across our table for two. Our meals were beautifully prepared and plated in classic French style. If I still lived down the block as I did decades ago before this cafe existed, I would be a regular so that I could enjoy everything on the menu, including the tempting daily specials. We will definitely be back the next time we're in NYC and headed to Lincoln Center, which is just 5 blocks away.
They were so patient . My friend was a half hour late and they made me feel right at home . Service impeccable as always and food yummy
While quality of the food was above average service was poor. Items we ordered at the beginning of the meal did not appear, it took several requests for that order to be completed. Request for bread was never met, we finally went to get it ourselves. Wait staff seemed overwhelmed by the number of tables they had to take care off. Noise level was unacceptably high as customers at the two table next to us, got involved in a very loud at the level of yelling) conversation with each other. Not exactly the kind of gracioius dining experience Cafe Lusembourg promises.
Loved it. Calamari, and beet salad wer fabulous as were the fries. Tables are tight and its noisy , but that wouldn't stop me from going back.
We arrived and we were greeted by the hostess, very pleasant. There was an older woman, not sure what her role but she needs to lighten up, quite dour. Our server was perfect, friendly, asked questions to ensure order was right. Even the busman was nice. the food was delicious and the restaurant wasnt overly busy.
I have always been a huge fan of Cafe Luxembourg for many years but today it seemed off its game. We were here for breakfast and it felt curiously understaffed. Service, always their strong suit, was inattentive. The usually excellent ricotta pancakes were underwhelming. Just an unfortunate day perhaps. It happens but at Cafe Luxembourg it’s really surprising.
Cafe Luxembourg is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. We have been going there for years. After more than 30 years, it still serves good quality bistro food and is always busy. Good bar scene as well. The burgers are great and of course Harry's Hot Fudge Sundae.
Outstanding as always. Why have have been a loyal diner for 35 years!
A perfect brunch!
Crowded, but worth it! Great food and superb service.
This classic French bistro is consistently excellent.
Cuisine is prepared de rigeur and to your liking.
Wait staff is professional, accessible and never intrusive.
Their pre-performance service is impeccable and timely.
NYC is lucky to have this keeper.
Excellent service. Delightful and very welcoming staff. Food was very well prepared. Very knowledgeable waiter.
Food was really mediocre and extremely overpriced. We were taking my elderly mother out for a celebratory late lunch in her neighborhood so we were okay paying a premium for convenience. However, her steak was nothing special and we all agreed that the food was better at the Viand Diner on Broadway.
We came for dinner on Thanksgiving since our grown kids were all out of town. We were welcomed so warmly and the hosts, bartenders, servers and brilliant manager Umberto made us feel as if we had dinner with the family. Delicious food, festive atmosphere—a truly splendid evening.
A wonderful neighborhood experience for us who are not in the neighborhood. It was a Thanksgiving meal, although we did not have much turkey. Other dishes were wonderful. Waiter was fabulous, attentive, friendly and made the experience better. Very busy, but it did not hinder the service.
Cafe Luxembourg is always a treat...and especially on Thanksgiving with family. Such a treat....as close to perfection as a cafe can get...and it's been doing it this way since the 1980's.
Don’t order the lobster roll. It’s two hors d’eurves trying to pass for an entre. Too much mayo and day old bun.
Great food, ambience and service. A local treasure.
Perfect in every way. A go-to. Always
We brought our 10 month old grand daughter for lunch, the staff was fantastic!
We visit Cafe Lux every time we are in NY. Always a great choice.
As always, the Cafe is a great neighborhood luxury...does sometimes get too noisy, but we love the
the place....service was difficult this time.
Food is consistently good. The service also is attentive.
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We did not enjoy our visit at Cafe Luxembourg. It took over half an hour for a waiter to take our order. The table are so crowded that waiters kept bumping my chair around. The food was nothing special. My friend had the worst stomach ache after our lunch. I will not be returning there.
Cafe Lux never disappoints! The food is always great, the staff is so nice and attentive and the ambiance is perfect for going out with your fav people for brunch!
I had the avocado toast and it was perfect. Loved the atmosphere, a little noisy, but not distracting where we couldn't hear each. Perfect for a New York eatery on a Saturday morning. Service was excellent, attentive but not bothersome.
Cafe Luxembourg is always a wonderful choice as evidenced by the lively, crowds that it attracts. Food is consistently excellent, the ambience is perfect. Tables are well spaced- not too closely, and despite the fact that it is always filled, you can still have a conversation with your dinner-mates. After so many years, it consistently remains my favorite spot in the neighborhood.
Always love my time at Cafe Lux. The team is so well trained and coordinated that they make it look easy. I wrote in the comments when making my reservation that we were celebrating a special birthday and they made the effort to put a candle in the dessert (I forgot to ask for that). They go the extra mile to make every occasion special.
Cafe Luxembourg ages with grace. The food remains excellent, with dishes to meet all dietary needs, the service is competent and the ambiance is pleasant. The only negative is that the tables are very close together, but noise level is good, so you can hear yourself and dining partners talk.
Excellent food & service!
I have been coming to the cafe since it opened almost 40 years ago. I love the place ,the food and the vibe. But what I have experienced for the last several years is an urgency on the part of the waiters to turn the tables. The service is rushed even when it’s not full and I never feel that I can really relax. My lunch guest on Thursday commented on it and I know it affected his experience. He enjoyed the meal but felt the service was lacking. He had never been before and will never come back.
I find surprisingly enough the bar is much more relaxing and I never feel rushed there even when it is crowded. Perhaps Ryan and the other bar tenders aren’t put under pressure by management to get people to leave. It is a shame.... but of course I will never stop coming because it has always been one of my favorite haunts!!! I just wanted to share my thoughts with you.
The quality and quantity of food was poor. Although it was breakfast dishes, I don't think one thin slice of avocado toast should cost $15 even if it had been a tasty avocado dish. This one was not. The service was very pleasant but the cafe was nearly empty at the time I was there. The kitchen needs to up its game, if they really want to be open for breakfast.
I love this place. It’s the perfect neighborhood restaurant in every way: delicious food, friendly and competent staff, great location and congenial atmosphere.
Always the best in every way. Food, service, personnel. Delicious and cheerful.
My favorite place.
I have been coming to Cafe Luxembourg for many years and have always enjoyed the experience.
Stunning true NYC experience. Every aspect meets a good standard. The negative is that tables are too close together which drags down the experience. Used to feel better about CL in the past.
Best bIstro on the Westside! Cosistey good food in a