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
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Food good. Well rin

d
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Going to Cafe Luxembourg is like visiting an old friend who has something new to show you. Long been a go to for our family on the West Side. We were especially enamored by the Beet Tartare. Raw shredded beets with a lovely spice reminiscent of Morocco. We really enjoyed the use of spice, cashew and orange in this dish. Tagine spiced lamb was a great way to extend the flavor profile. Steak frites always a favorite. Nice selection of wines by the glass to accompany our dinner.

TG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our nephew’s 21st birthday, and the food was fabulous as always. The service was even better! They went above and beyond to make it a really special evening.

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is excellent. The coffee is, too. It can get crowded and so the noise level is high. If you are a party of five and NOT at a round table, it's very hard to share a conversation. So if you are five or more, you should request a round table. The service is great. This is a most reliable dining experience.

SG
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience3

I asked if the omelet came with toast
The answer was no but I could substitute potatoes for toast
The omelet was served with potatoes and no toast
The waitress was called and she came with a plate to remove the potatoes
We’re they to be given from my plate to another customer?
I said for her to bring me toast
I was almost finished with my omelet when I was served two
Pieces of bread both of which I would not call toast which were eventually cleared uneaten
The hostess came over since she heard i was unhappy
Her solution: we will not charge for the toast
And she was not kidding
Will I ever return for brunch?

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening. Great service. All around great fun and atmosphere. I highly recommend it

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go to place. We love it here and have never had a bad meal or service. They always get an A++ for consistency in quality of food and service, not to mention the amazing ambiance.

OT
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. Omelettes are great!!

UW
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food good but noise level at lunch makes conversation too challenging to be worth it. I would not reserve earlier than 1:30.

O
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
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 on February 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

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

JL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely wonderful!

LA
Oklahoma City
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
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 on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about it.

LA
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
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
48 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently wonderful.

OT
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
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 on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
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 on February 15, 2020
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
10 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