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.
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.
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.
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.
Food was very good & tasty. Ambience looks like it has not been touched in 50 years. It definitely could use a fresh paint job
Always a reliable Cafe for very good food, lively crowd and best, it's open late.
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.
Going downhill. Steak was poor. It used to be much better, but the ambiance is still good.
A classic with good food (and excellent lighting) ;-)
Always a favorite restaurant of our.
Love it, everything was superb!!! Food, atmosphere, service - simply the best!
Great UWS classic. Perfect for pre Lincoln Center as well as brunch. A NYC classic in every way!
As always a great experience at Cafe Luxembourg. Wonderful ambience, super staff and very well prepared dishes.
An UW$ classic.
Everything was fantastic as usual. Thanks to our server Michael for impeccable service!
Delicious lovely food, charming service. We will be back. Thank you.
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.
Casual long running neighborhood bistro that makes you feel you are in Europe. Wonderful atmosphere and food.
Always dependable. Delicious food and drinks. Great service. A class act!
Delicious food and excellent service
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!
We love Cafe Luxembourg and make a point to eat there whenever we are in NYC
Classic midweek New York breakfast.
Rushed. The waiter was asking for our drink order S he spilled a full glass of water on one of us.
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!!
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!
Was terrific as always. Can always count on great food, top notch service and a great experience.
Excellent food for reasonable price. Excellent wait staff, very fine waiter (and very good looking lol).
Always enjoy at least one meal here when staying in NYC. Love the French Onion Soup.
This is the first time I have been back to Cafe Luxembourg in many years. I will certainly be back again soon. Every aspect of our meal was great. Fresh oysters, salmon tartar, striped bass, and homemade Ice cream were all wonderful. My husband's rack of lamb was tender and cooked to the doneness requested.
One way I use to tell excellent service is when the food arrives it is put in front of the correct person without asking. That happened every time. The server was also great at timing our meal exactly as we requested. The wine list is not extensive but has a nice selection of reasonably priced wines. The menu is also somewhat limited - for instance no chicken entrees - but for me everything included would be a great selection.
It is great to see a restaurant that has been around as long as Cafe Luxembourg still maintaining its high standards. We had the rack of lamb and the duck breast as main courses. Both were outstanding. The simple green salad was the best I can remember with beautiful greens and delicious dressing. The apple tart and praline beer ice cream were a satisfying finale to the meal. The service is low-key and professional. The atmosphere is convivial.
Always enjoy having lunch at Cafe Luxembourg. Service is alway good, food choice could be better but food is nicely prepared. Clost to Lincoln Center so very convenient.
PS Once saw Patric Stewart and Ian MacLellan there. What a thrill!
Satisfying bistro food with exceptional service and lively atmosphere
Always a favorite while in New York. The food is fabulous as well as the service.
Outstanding in every way, as always!
Love Cafe Lux and try to eat there as often as I can.
Great nabe place. Been a loyal customer for over 15 years. Food, service, ambience is great. A little pricy for what you get but worth it overall. Great bar!
Always outstanding for breakfast. Baked egg dish is one of my all-time favorites anywhere.
Great as always! Wonderful food, great service and nice ambience. Always consistently delicious with excellent service!
My wife asked to have something changed on the order she had and she was told she could not do that. We have been there many times and this was the first time I questioned the service.