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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
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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
Food was very good as usual but was very disappointed that we had to wait a full half-hour after our reservation time to be seated (2pm; our res was at 1.30). At $103 for a Brunch for two, plus a tip (which we wanted to be generous on bc the wait wasn’t the waitress’ fault), I do expect better, especially since I’ve come here many times...
This was our first visit to Cafe Luxembourg, but we'll be back. We went pre-theater and it was really busy at 6:00 on a Saturday evening, but they seated us quickly and acknowledged that we had told them of our 8:00 curtain time with our reservation. The dining room had a bit of shabbiness to it, but was very comfortable at the same time. It was kind of noisy, but just people having a good time noisy, nothing distracting. We could still talk in a normal voice. The food was all delicious. The grilled octopus appetizer was wonderful, as was the chicken liver mousse. Probably the best Boeuf Bourguignon I've had. My husband's Steak Frites was cooked perfectly. Service seemed a bit slow at times, but they got us out on time. I highly recommend.
If you are going to an event during this season plan not to have your reservation time honored we were seated half an hour late and basically ate in about an hour. Saturday at lunch is incredibly noisy busy and overcrowded
This did not happen during the summer but its holiday season....
My friend ordered hamburger and pomme frites
Looked to me like hamburger was over done....
Cafe Luxembourg is a vibrant spot in an attractive setting a short walk from Lincoln Center. Considering food, ambience, and price, it's hands-down the best dining option in the neighborhood for a late-night post-theater supper. Excellent service. Very good bistro cuisine, good wine list and a full bar (and a terrific burger if you want something more casual).
Sent back my entree. The fish special--Snapper-- was so undercooked, it looked like sushi.
Very underwhelmed. This is an attractive restaurant that is not up to snuff with anything more ambitious than a burger and fries.
My friend and I meet here every Christmas season before a concert. I was very disappointed.
Very crowded, slow service, only adequate food. But most upsetting was their response to handicapped clients. Although we called ahead, and were told that I could come in a wheelchair, we arrived to find that the front entrance had a step which had to be surmounted. The table was situated so that the wheelchair extended into the aisle that people were trying to traverse. We learned that although they are allowed to use a side entrance for wheelchairs, they usually place a table blocking that entrance.
Unbelievable tight space. They probably pretend that this is a French cafe ambiance, but I suspect it is just greed. The more people they can serve overpriced (though excellent) food, the more $$ they make.
It is one thing that every guest who passed behind me kicked my chair (there is not enough space, really), but every waiter did the same. All the time. (No apologies, of course.)
If even waiters can't navigate the space, maybe they should redesign it. Or train the waiters. Or hire tiny waiters. Or accept reservation only from tiny guests.
I met a friend for breakfast, hoping for something a little special. But the food was only one small step above diner food. The bread had come out of a plastic package, the sausages were identical to the ones served in any New York diner. The eggs and coffee were good. Nice old-style New York environment but for the price they could do much much better.
My wife and I were visiting New York and celebrated my birthday at Cafe Luxembourg. Not only was the place packed when we arrived, but it remained packed as more diners kept replaying others. Nevertheless, our reservation was honored and we were seated immediately. In addition, in spite of the crowded room, we were comfortably seated and the noise level was surprisingly good.
Our server, Erik, was delightful. Our meals of French onion soup and steak frites were outstanding, and the hot fudge sundae at the end, left a wonderfully sweet taste in our mouths. We plan to return on our next visit to New York.
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner at Cafe Luxemburg. The restaurant was packed yet the service was perfect- always attentive and helpful. The vegan entree is the best I've had at a non-vegan restaurant - really loved it and found it to be an ample meal. Salads, dinner, desserts were all equally deliscious! The wine choices are very, very good, not the case with many upper westside restaurants. The ambiance is fun and vibrant. I had not been at the restaurant for many years and am so glad that we returned. And was so happy for such a good experience on a holiday.
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