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Cafe Luxembourg

4.6
4493 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French American
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Great for Brunch
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French American, American
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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
Our closing hours are subject to change.
Please call to inquire.
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Phone number
(212) 873-7411
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Navarrete
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Amsterdam
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Parking details
Nearest Parking Garages:
200 West End Av btwn Amsterdam and West End Ave
212.874-0200
www.200wea.org

Highrise Parking
210 West 71st Street btwn Broadway and West End Ave
212.363.7622
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Public transit
1,2,3 at 72nd Street
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Entertainment
We are near The Beacon Theater, Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet and The American Museum of Natural History.
Additional
Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
What 4493 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined a day ago

Anniversaire

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

French feeling with very good food (fantastic ricotta pancakes), low-key, relaxed atmosphere and excellent service.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Friends. Love the place. It’s our default spot.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great place. Love having short, informal meetings here.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

First time here for brunch . Was not disappointed!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Classic New York restaurant for a Sunday Brunch. It was a cold Sunday, the streets were empty and it appeared when we opened the door, everybody was inside Cafe Luxembourg! Fortunately, I had made a reservation. The hostess/host were friendly and pleasant despite the demands of customers. They sat us at a perfect table and with a perfect waiter. The food was
terrific. And, again, classic New York brunch atmosphere. Highly recommend. Thank you for a very special brunch.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great find in the neighborhood and proximal to Merkin theater.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We are frequent diners here because the food always is excellent as is the service.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was well prepared with high quality ingredients. The mussels and French onion soup were well seasoned and the best I have had in NYC! Location is reasonably close to Lincoln Center and the staff was considerate in terms of timing so that we were not rushed as we had a concert following dinner.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We go quite a bit for brunch on the weekends. The staff is great and the food is excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Awesome! Always a treat- I think i’ve Now perched in every cozy spot with a variety of servers. Thank you, Cafe Lux for a lovely time.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

As always Cafe Luxembourg was great one of our favorite places in the city

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The Luxembourg was good enough to accommodate me for a late night meal. The food, wine, and service were very good, and I felt welcomed and well taken care of.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

I’ve been eating at Cafe Luxembourg since it opened so many years ago. It always has great staff and a classic menu that never gets boring.
I love being able to go late and have a plate of steak tartar with a salad and fries. It’s always crowded and buzzing.
It also makes me feel like an old timer for having been going for 30 years!

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2.0Dined on April 9, 2018

This used to be our place. We'd happily spend $250 for four here for friends to get together. No longer. It's rushed, crowded, unwelcoming and not worth it.

I get the impression that the management doesn't care

because they're busy.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

We've never had a bad experience at Cafe Luxembourg. The staff, food, and ambiance are all perfection.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Very nice ambience and charming server Michelle who took very good care of us.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Enjoy this restaurant for its excellent food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We go here often when we are in NYC, and it's always good.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Good food but nothing out of the ordinary.
Good service and friendly staff overall.
Ambiance is just ok, a bit crowded and tight tables.
Fairly noisy restaurant, so definitely not for a quiet conversation.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Wonderful place! Lively and comfortable neighborhood gem. Always made to feel welcome. Great bar: perfect perch if you are dining solo. Food’s nice, too. Already looking forward to returning.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Café Luxembourg is a reliablely wonderful restaurant. The food & service are always first rate, & the ambiance is both cozy & really quite glamorous. The only other restaurant I know of that has such an interesting mix of people is Harry Bar’s in Venice, but Café Luxembourg is a whole lot closer & about one tenth the price. Among its other great virtues, Café Luxembourg is a great bargain. It’s easily the best restaurant in the neighborhood, without even a close rival for quality of food, service, price & atmosphere. Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Extremely pleasant & helpful staff. Welcoming, lively atmosphere. The steak frites was EXCELLENT.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

was disappointed in the food, particularly the roast chicken..the restaurant obviously has a large following and gets fine reviews but we thought it overrated..

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

My favorite neighborhood restaurant. Classic NYC ambience; the best of French fare. Chicken Paillard is my favorite lunch ever. Moules Frites are as good as you’ll get in Paris. My husband even loves the burger! It’s always a bit noisy, but nothing that gets in the way of everyday conversation.

For lunch or dinner, love this place & have since we found it in 2005. It is, however, a bit pricey.

Highly recommended.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

As always, we had a wonderful experience at Cafe Luxembourg - all our expectations were met.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

a reliably delicious and enjoyable experience. Lovely service and excellent menu.

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4.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We love coming here after a night at Lincoln Center. It hasn't changed after all these decades and that's a complement.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I've been going to this place for years. This last visit was for an Anniversary and they accommodated us with the best table in the place, a champagne opener, and amazing food and service.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

After a perfect blue cheese burger no bun
We had the 3 Cheese Plate for desert
Outstanding Choice
I must say
Returning today for French Onion Soup
And
Harry’s Hot Fudge Sundae
HipHipHooray
I’m an Irregular Regular 💜

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4.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Terrible food and expensive. However,
I was able to sit for a long time without any attitude from them and got to catch up with my friends from
Out of town. That gives them s thumbs up if food not important to you.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

Great restaurant!

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

We've eaten at Cafe Luxembourg many times--breakfast, lunch, and dinner--and have always enjoyed it. Service is friendly and professional, the food is good, and it has an air of conviviality not found in all restaurants. It's one of our favorites.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Wonderful restaurant ... have been here many times before.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Love the Luxemburger, and always a favorite cafe I have gone to for years

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Cafe Luxembourg is a neighborhood institution; thought it would be great for a birthday. Made that request when I booked on Open Table, and confirmed when we arrived at the restaurant. The arrogant host said it wasn't in the notes, so I asked him to make sure a piece of cake with a candle would be sent to the table at the end of the brunch meal. End result! Nothing happened; the check came and then the nice waiter came back with three small pieces of chocolate and said, Happy Birthday. Your spineless host didn't even apologize himself. Left a bad taste!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

never disappoints. i used to just think of cafe luxembourg for special occasions. but it's great any time and makes a regular night out special.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Cafe Luxembourg has become our go to spot before the Opera. Great location, food and atmosphere. They always check if we have tickets so we are finished with our meal in plenty of time and we've never had a problem. They also always check about food allergies. Food is always high quality.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Our reservation was at 5:45, before attending a show at Lincoln Center. The location is so convenient and a nice walk - in fact the couples on either side of us attended My Fair Lady too! We were seated right away, and accommodated when we asked for a table in a more remote location.

Our server was great, readily offering her opinion when asked and making suggestions that were well-explained. She remained attentive throughout the meal, even as the restaurant filled up. We started with French Onion soup and grilled asparagus and artichokes. Both were excellent and I especially liked that the pesto sauce was a healthier version without nuts or cheese, since there was goat cheese on top. My husband ordered the halibut special and I ordered the branzino. Both were delicious. The bass was served on top of a bed of warm potato salad and topped with grilled kale.

Our desserts were great too - espresso ice cream and bergamot sorbet. A really good meal before a really good show! I highly recommend Cafe Luxembourg. 👍

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Lovely noontime treat!

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