Cafe Luxembourg

4.7
6458 Reviews
$31 to $50
French American
Cafe Luxembourg is offering reservations for indoor and outdoor dining. Walk-Ins are welcome. Our Outdoor Cafe is complete with rain-proof awnings, electric ceiling fans and flexible plexiglass windows for your comfort.

Due to demand, we are unable to hold your reservation past the time it has been booked. If you are not present at the time of your reservation, we will offer the table to waiting guests. If you are running late or wish to cancel, please call us at 212-873-7411. We look forward to seeing you soon.

The safety and welfare of our employees and guests is a top priority.
Cafe Luxembourg has newly installed Merv13 filters, installed in all ducts. The filters trap 98% of airborne particles as small as .3 microns The air is not recycled but forced fresh air.

Thank you for your patronage!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 6458 people are saying
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MattQ
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always spot on. The service is some of the best in the city. Highly recommend!

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HFF253
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Cafe Luxembourg continues to be a neighborhood gem, the food being very good, but not outstanding. Service is impeccable, our dishes arrived within 5 minutes of ordering, a true miracle. So glad to have this home away from home
around the corner

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outdoor dining lunchtime on a beautiful day

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vipDiner
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Still a nice vibe and appealing atmosphere but the food was disappointing. Service was professional but slow — probably due to pandemic staff shortages.

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vipSusiesmomnyc
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was very good, the desserts were great and the cappuccino was wonderful! Always highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

They changed the recipe for the mussels…. Need to go back to original recipe ( coconut milk, red curry paste?)

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Russell
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good…never disappointed. They’ve got the formula down!

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bobN
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The menu has a lot to offer and there were specials as well. The food was well prepared and delicious. Great cocktails menu as well as beer and wine. Service was excellent

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vipEllenR
Milwaukee
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor space. Very enjoyable food

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Nick
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It’s hard to complain when we are fortunate enough to be able to dine out in the first place. But prices aren’t cheap so I need to say something. I dine here quite often and was disappointed that within 15 min of sitting down our food came even before the appetizer snack. The fries are usually the best but yesterday they were cool and not crispy like always. They felt left over from lunch. The food was tasty but since we had no choice but a 545 reservation it felt like we needed to rush out. And for a Monday that seems a little strange because when I looked around there were Available tables most of the time that we were sitting. Hopefully it’s just a one off because I love this place and want to always come here. Nothings perfect always and the service is excellent but thought you should know.

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mahs
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great New York most Paris-like cafe. Food is delicious, service excellent, clientele always interesting, love the outdoor addition. We went there last Christmas Eve and sat under the heat lamps with ice cream sundaes. We were there when JFK Jr had first date with Carolyn Bessemer. Long live Cafe Luxembourg.

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vipEllie
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding. Obviously, management is Extrenely skilled at everything that makes a restaurant worth going to. Every time I eat there everyone’s behavior is professional without hovering and food is always perfect. In all ways important. Wait staff is always polite never harried and actually seems like they enjoy their positions in this restaurant. I do wish however that café Luxemburg would take the same attitudes as some other restaurants by just eliminating tipping and perhaps make the food a bit higher priced. The psychology seems to work extremely well and restaurants that have started this position, everyone seems happier creating this more modern and fairer workplace.

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vipGeeR
New York Area
62 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Seems to be cruising….plating was bare, fries were lukewarm at best, burger bland, trout good. Outdoor venue was good, except the heaters include CIA-level interrogation lighting. Best to wear an extra layer. The spark in the food seemed missing. Server was “awesome” - a phrase he used often.

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lovetoeat
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated outside (as requested)
Rainy, windy and cold out BUT stayed dry and warm with the heater above.
Food and service was wonderful!
You should add a bread basket to the brunch menu.
Wonderful brunch!
Thank you!

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Kate
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the Luxembourg...have eaten there often for years. The food is always delicious and the staff is very friendly.

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BerryO
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

My review will help diners decide where to eat. I do remember to keep it short, simple and specific. I would definetley recommend Cafe Luxembourg to a friend?

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Witness our server was fab!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Excluding service. Wonder atmosphere
However Food took too long
Mussel and frites were cold

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vipChinacally
London
35 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great to be back at this wonderful restaurant after absence of 18 months 👏🏻👏🏻

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susanal
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Taking my columbia student out for a civilized and delicious meal on the patio seating - impeccable service and time and space to have great conversation . Thanks!!!

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KevinE
New England
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been dining to Cafe Luxembourg for 25+ years and always enjoy the food, service and ambiance. We missed it during the pandemic and it's as good as ever. Can't wait to come back again soon!!

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vipSusan
Raleigh
33 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall excellent food & service. Very pleasant eating outside

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Ateam
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Constant quality French brasserie - good and attentive service, reasonably priced. A tad noisy, and I would much prefer that they leave it to the guests to mix and season their own steak tartare instead of having to live with (rather salty) choices of the chef..

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vipshadim
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Very slow service, overpriced mediocre food, run down decor. A define has-been.

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vipJeff
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to get together with friends for lunch. Still a star of the neighborhood.

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ClarkKent
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the outdoor space. One of the nicest temporary set ups in the city.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a great dining experience.

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vipGinger
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening menu was delightful. And the return of sticky pudding was much appreciated when shared.

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SusanK
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was fabulous as was service. Crystal was wonderful.

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vipCjjb54
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Cafe Luxembourg and have been going there for years and their sister restaurant Odeon. Simple and effective menu which changes periodically and has a french overtone combined with great service and value.

Very convenient for Lincoln Centre

What more could you want

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vipPeterL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It’s very noisy. Our server didn’t allow any substitutions.

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MKMK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place!

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vipTheGF
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I have loved Cafe Luxembourg for many years. When I returned to the UWS three years ago, it has become my local favorite. It is truly part of the neighborhood. The staff is genuine, professional, warm and friendly. Food is high quality, consistent and French influenced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Cafe Lux has been my go-to neighborhood restaurant for me and my family ever since I moved to the UWS 6 years ago. I think the service has depreciated a lot since the pandemic and the menu has also remained stagnant for a year now, which has been the reason why I haven’t been frequenting it as much.

I noted on my reservation that this was a birthday celebration and I was dismayed to have no acknowledgment from the restaurant for my friend.

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vipGothamGourmand
New York Area
101 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fun dinner with friends outdoors. As usual, the burgers and fries were delicious and cooked to perfection. Harry’s Hot Fudge Sundae was perfect way to end the evening. And the attentive staff can’t be beat.

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vipVickiW
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Always good. I do think the prices are very high and this was the first time the service was slow. Overall still a good experience and tasty.

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vipchristocino
Houston
233 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Reliably good. Best frites in town. Good oysters, attentive service

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vipPhillip41
New York Area
83 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed a lovely lunch at an outdoor table! The food was very good and the service was charming and efficient !My only quibbles were we were not served bread before the appetizers and the branzino filet ,while delicious, was a very small serving, just one small fillet, for $30 at lunch! My wife's pasta entre was more generous!

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Russell
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistently great food and service. That’s why they have been around since 1984.

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vipestherr
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Although the food was good, the prices were high for the quantity and quality.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cafe Luxembourg using the Order Online button. Cafe Luxembourg also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 873-7411.

Cafe Luxembourg is rated 4.7 stars by 6458 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.