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About Cafe Luxembourg
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.
New York, NY 10023
French American, American
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 8am - 11:30am, Weekend Brunch: 9am - 4pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3pm; Brasserie Monday-Friday: 3pm-5pm, Weekend 4pm-5pm; Dinner Sunday through Tuesday 5pm-11pm and Wednesday through Saturday 5pm-12am
$31 to $50
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
We are near The Beacon Theater, Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet and The American Museum of Natural History.
Nearest Parking Garages:
200 West End Av btwn Amsterdam and West End Ave
210 West 71st Street btwn Broadway and West End Ave
1,2,3 at 72nd Street
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
Cafe Luxembourg Ratings and Reviews
We have been to Cafe Lux sooooo many times- our favorite place in the neighborhood. The most favorite manager left for a goat farm so we don't feel the personal attention we used to.
We almost always get the same- salad with egg on top for my husband and regular salad for me to start then steak frites for the husband and cheeseburger for me. Always delicious. Unfortunately this time I ordered the burger medium as usual and realized as I was eating it that it was medium rare and waitress confirmed. They very nicely sent out another, but this one ended up worse- rare on the inside and burned on the outside leaving me without much to eat. They were very nice about it and took the burger off our bill. The fries were still OUTSTANDING as always. We know this was a one off incident.
Our friend lives nearby and joined us for dinner; she suggested the restaurant. We were seated right away. Our waiter had a fabulous smile and was delightful and knowledgeable about the menu. One of us had the steak tartare and devoured it. Another of us had the ribeye special, which he pronounced perfectly cooked. Another of us had a hamburger and salad. Each dish was perfectly prepared, hot things hot, cold things cold, the seasoning was spot on. The cocktails were great. I love this place and look forward to returning. It is a classic and it's a classic for a reason. Everyone who works there is excellent at his or her job.
I had the most wonderful experience this past Sunday . I was an hour early for my reservation, the incredible hostess sat me and my guest as we waited 45 minutes for our guest. We weren't hassled to order, to drink, or to get up from our table with any time frame. Unbelievable. The service was great, my omelette was delicious.
I have been to Cage Luxembourg several times in the past and it is a solid place with a great vibe and location. The meal was OK, nothing fantastic, but pretty reliable. The Oysters could have been pulled from the shell better and the mignonette was terrible. The salad was extremely fresh and well dress and the steak was prepared perfectly. I will definitely keep this restaurant as a go-to pre-theater around Lincoln Center, but will also try to augment my list and find better options.
We have been to the Luxembourg several times before events at Lincoln Center. We usually enjoy the inventive cocktails; my husband loves the mezcal negroni! On our latest visit, we arrived early so had a drink at the bar--my husband had the negroni of course, and I had the 3 Naked Ladies. Both were great, as was the friendly bartender. For dinner, I had perhaps the freshest tasting green salad I ever had and my husband had the chicken liver which he enjoyed also. For dinner, he had the loup de mer (branzino) and I had the bouef bourgignon, which was the only disappointing dish I ever had here. It was just WAY too salty! I should have returned it, but managed to eat one piece of the meat and a few of the mushrooms...maybe it was just an off night. For dessert, my husband ordered the bread pudding which was exceptional. By the time we left, the place was getting pretty noisy, and busy--but it was a Saturday night after all. overall, I would recommend eating here, especially the mussels and frites which I've had a few times before..
We come often, even had a very serviceable Thanksgiving dinner with my two daughters. The food is always good, the oysters outstanding, the service friendly yet professional and yes, they have the best burger in the city.
However, the other night, we had a bus man asking us about 5 times if we were ready for him to remove the plates. My dinner companion was still eating. It seemed that each time she put her fork down, he was there, asking if we wanted him to clear the table. By the fourth time, my friend was pretty annoyed. We sat down at 5:30, and I told them when making the reservation that we had a screening to get to and needed to leave by 6:30, so it wasn’t like we were lingering at table. Other than the very enthusiastic bus man, and the rather snooty Maitre d’, it was the usual pleasant experience.
Food was great! I had the spinach eggs Benedict. The eggs were perfectly poached, and the potatoes were wonderful - crispy and flavorful. We also shared the French toast for the table. Rich, not too sweet! I just wish they gave more berries! Go early and make reservations as it fills up fast!
I've been eating there for many years and this is the first time that I've been disappointed. The Bouef Bourguignon tasted as though it was made with smoky, salty BBQ sauce. The maitre d' said they didn't use such a sauce, and that the taste was probably due to the lardons in the sauce. Ok if you like BBQ, but not if you like Bouef Bourguignon.
Food was good but manager was super rude with our table just because we had 3 children ( ages 8 and older) as part of our dinner party. Children were well behaved and just happily chatting but we were forced to leave the restaurant before desert. It is a pity, I will never again go to this restaurant which is close to my home.
We were at Cafe L for New Year’s Eve. Our reservations were late, 10:45. We sat at the bar first and the bartender was attentive and adorable. Once we were seated for dinner, we were served expeditiously but no one rushed us at all and the food was delicious. The staff couldn’t have been nicer. We had a wonderful time.
I have had New Year's Eve dinner here for the past several years(8-10pm). I have always liked the good food and festive atmosphere and could always have pleasant conversation because the noise level was tolerable.
This year, for some reason, the volume was turned up at 9pm and the constant beat of the bass interfered with what could have been a more enjoyable experience.
We discussed this with the Matre'D who said nothing could be done about the volume.
Sadly, will consider finding a new place next year.
Lovely little "neighborhood" bistro; we went for brunch. Hostess and wait staff were attentive, pleasant and timely; food was absolutely delicious. Simple but perfect brunch menu; "no frills" but excellent preparation of classics. We loved it and will make it part of our favorite NY restaurants.
Cafe Luxembourg, morning, noon and night,
is always pleasurable and on this particular occasion it was as before! The food was delicious and the service first-rate. We are lucky to have this restaurant in the neighborhood. Save room for the ice cream sundae dessert!
We were craving moules frites and were delighted to learn of the two-course prix fixe 5-6:30. How many times have you considered a prix fixe, but decided against it because it included dessert, and you try to avoid dessert? Cafe Lux has your solution. Mussels were plump and plentiful. Broth was exceptional and bread for dipping was excellent. Frites were deelish. We began with grilled octopus served on Moroccan salad. A generous portion nicely spiced. Service was outstanding. Aren't we lucky it's our neighborhood cafe!
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