Cafe Luxembourg

4.7
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5819 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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French American

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Pre/post Theatre
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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CB
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

If you can't be in Europe when you want, a quick visit to Café Luxembourg is the next best thing. Wonderful true French omelets that are light and fluffy with a bright crisp salad and a glass of Sancere and you'll feel like you are on the boulevards of Paris.

J
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience5

We booked after theater and stated that when we booked. We were warmly greeted and acknowledged that we had come post theater. Our waitress gave us the “bums” rush almost as soon as we sat down. There was barely time to sip a glass of wine before we were commanded to order as the kitchen was closing. And dessert was out of the question as the kitchen had closed.
Possibly fairer warning at booking would have been appreciated.

g
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent service, food, and atmosphere

GC
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Rack of lamb tasted more. Like mutton/octopus was chewy and tasteless /fish and chips were bland and dry/only tuna tartar was good/portions small and expensive given quality,we will never go back.made me realize you cant trust any of the review sites

JE
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our first visit, though the Cafe has been around for decades. Too bad we did not go earlier! A great choice before Lincoln Center (with Leonti closing, not so many options left, though Boulud Sud is also a great choice). Loved the tuna and the rack of lamb--one of the top lamb chops I've ever had. Cassoulet was perfectly respectable if not astonishing. Octopus was ok. Very nice bottle of wine (a Gigondas). Now that "we" have discovered it, we will go back!

S
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food and atmosphere- still a classic and reliable spot on the UWS.

LO
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent as always. I often have lunch at Cafe Luxembourg and the service has always been first class!!!

ML
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a gem. walking in is like stepping into another time, romantic with soft lighting and deco accents. Everything on the menu is excellent!!!

SN
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The greeting by the hostesses made us feel very welcome and our request for a quieter table was honored since we were seated in a corner at the window. My omelet was delicious and the attentive waiter was at the ready with a hot refill for my coffee. We enjoyed the flavorful onion soup and the berries which were very fresh. The noise level was manageable even though the tables are very close together but the restaurant was not completely filled. The decor has a traditional neighborhood bistro feel to it - very pleasant and comfortable. Easily accessible by the subway stop on 72nd Street.

2
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Whenever we visit NY we make a reservation here! Love the the food, ambience, service and neighborhood feel! Great place we love!

GP
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply SPECTACULAR...as always! Thank you, Team Cafe Luxembourg, for MAKING our evening!

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was great. Staff very attentive. Cheese plate was very small

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband & I enjoyed dinner before a 9:00pm call-time at The Beacon Theatre. Our 6:30 reservation gave us plenty of time to enjoy cocktails, appetizers, dinner & dessert. We were pleased with everything we ordered. Cocktails were very well made. French onion soup and caramel mille-feuille were outstanding. Portions were perfect so we weren’t feeling stuffed before seeing the show. Hostesses and waitstaff were lovely. My only complaint is the tables for two are really tight and proximity to others is borderline uncomfortable. Aside from that, it was an excellent choice.

SP
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, a wonderful & fun place to be!
Welcome, service, food al superb!

MS
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful dinner in record time in order to get to the opera at Lincoln Center. They even provided a sweet birthday dessert for us. Highly recommend it!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Lux has been around forever, and there’s a good reason for that- it never lets you down. It offers a consistently good experience — food, service and ambience. There’s a reason it is still crowded every night after all these years.

s
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to be able to hear what my dinner companions were saying. Really appreciated the civil noise level. Food was great as was the service.

JT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

they didn't have the fish and chips which my companion was planning on ordering

d
New York Area
326 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food always is first rate as is the service. Great location close to Lincoln Center.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Post-theatre lunch. Nice food and great service. Great spot by Lincoln Center!

B
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Unpretentious comfortable environment with good food and friendly service,

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent!

GG
New York Area
85 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our favorite stop after the movies. The staff is always welcoming, responsive and professional. The burgers and fries are the best. If only they would bring back the onion rings.....

EM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was a celebration of my daughter's recent engagement and birthday-and without us requesting, they served us sparkling rose at the onset of the evening! It was a superb dining experience for all and my Mom continued to mention it all weekend-- thank you!

U
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been going to Cafe Luxembourg for years. It has always been and is a great place to feel at home and taken care of by an incredible staff. Evenings spent here are perfect, with wonderfully prepared dishes.

SU
New York Area
44 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I love the vibe. The hostess graciously acknowledged my request for a “quiet” table as soon as I entered. Good service, and the minuscule amount of lobster in the rolls we ordered was tasty but, really, $35 for two small but thick brioche rolls with little filling ??? Hardly any lobster at all. Not nice. Been there other times and liked the food but this time was an expensive disappointment.

B
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Table ready. Great staff. Definitely go back.

AH
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Luxembourg is quickly becoming one of my favorite restaurants. The food is phenomenal and the cozy yet elegant vibe is always enjoyable. The service is always top notch and always willing to offer suggestions when asked. I highly recommend Cafe Luxembourg.

D
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A favorite place. Has the feel of a real French bistro! Warm service, great bartender. Excellent food and warm ambiance!

NK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Never disappoints. Neighborhood atmosphere with a big dose of class and great cuisine perfectly executed.

MR
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming back. Wonderful ambiance, consummate service and great food. Being back is like visiting an old dear friend who you always enjoy seeing.

JR
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Expensive, menu with few options and the food quantities are limited.

FS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Luxembourg never disappoints. Whenever we bring friends to dine there they become fans as well. From the minute you walk in the door you are made to feel welcome. No matter how busy everyone is the staff is always gracious. The food is consistently good and the menu has something for everyone. The interesting mix of diners and the cozy atmosphere always feels festive.

DG
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real French bistro on the UWS. Great service. Good food.

OT
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great service and delicious food.

d
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, great ambience. Can’t wait to go back.

AG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent quality food in a relaxed setting.

L
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Café Luxemburg is always reliable for delicious and accessible French brasserie cuisine

JS
Mississippi
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre theater dinner was great

S
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Cafe Luxembourg since it started. A very VERY dependable bistro- fun at the bar and at eating- intimate and noisy but lively The service is constant and UBER professional. My dirty martini is just right and a nice size. My yellowfin tuna burger is great and great amount of fries to share. The egg white omelette is like a French omelette- not over done- simply made- but perfect.
Whenever here- it’s my neighborhood to go place- come casual or dressed up after the opera.