Cafe Luxembourg

4.7
5511 reviews
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French American
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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p
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

It seems to have been a Sunday off-night, from the oddly dressed green salad to the third-rate frites. The calamari, on the other hand, was excellent tonight. The fish and chips was not. I love this place and and have been coming here since the 1980s, but this was surprising. Last Sunday it was all delicious, apart from the fries. Send in some friends to do an anonymous menu tasting who remember the rosemary frites.

GG
New York Area
73 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A favorite place to eat after the movies. Service is warm and welcoming. Burgers are the best and the fries are great. Harry’s Hot Fudge Sundae should not be missed. Only thing missing is the fried onion rings which were best in the City. Wish they would bring them back.

DO
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always “The Best “
Besides the great food and wine
Staff is wonderful -friendly and accommodating ....
I am on crutches and in a boot at the moment - because of a raptured Achilles Tendon - mentioned that in my reservation ...
All was Pre organized for a nice quiet location of our table

The Host could have not been more gracious !!

Thank you @cafeluxembourg

LF
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, good atmosphere, good food, professional and courteous service.
I really enjoyed the restaurant except the air conditioning which worked overtime and felt less comfortable.
I saw the rest of the lengths sitting in sweaters or top covers.
Anyway, highly recommend visiting the restaurant. Suitable for any occasion, business meal and family celebration.

OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old New York diner with great service and wonderful dishes. Loved the bespoke cocktails!

M
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

One of our favorites. Great staff, lively atmosphere, delicious food and cocktails.

DH
New York Area
94 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been coming here for years and it never fails to be terrific! The service is so friendly. The food is always superb! The oysters were so fresh. Try the tuna burger too! Absolutely delicious. It's no wonder this restaurant has been a staple in the neighborhood for decades. It's fantastic!

S
Miami
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Went before a show at the beacon theater food and service was excellent

B
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Always very consistent terrific service and really wonderful food

PP
New England
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Eat here several times per year. Never disappointed. Food and service always very good. Ambience is ambience. We once saw Robert diniro and Liam neeson.

c
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been dining here since the 80s! Tonight’s meal (our chef son’s 20th bday) was one of the best, including favorites like steak tartare and soup a l’onion and superb specials green pea vichyssoise and scallops with sun choke purée.

SS
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great place to dine. Exceptional service and beautifully presented.

AR
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure dining at Cafe Lux! Great food and drinks and service!

m
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We have been going 35 years, first as a couple and now with 1 college daughter and 1 already college graduated daughter for every special occasion, like birthday, graduation and so forth. We love here

s
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing! Great New Yorker restaurant that offers perfect food and excellent service not to mention a star sighting on a regular basis!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great, just like always.

PV
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to Café Luxembourg for quote some time. It has never lost its cool. Great food, great service (thank you Dan!), great ambiance. The hostesses were fantastic. We had a great table (thank you for accommodating us!) - a great evening and a great time!

LD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the food and service were excellent! Every time I go there I feel like I’m in Paris.

NV
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We five are long time diners at Cafe Luxembourg, especially on birthdays. Therefore, we could probably recite the menu for memory, which definitely suggests a few changes every so often might be a thoughtful idea. The food is well prepared but simply too predictable. This particular evening we had a Philippino waiter who was superb and sported a marvelous sense of humor. We will no doubt be back for another birthday.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Old-time standby that’s kept up with the times. Just lovely for lunch

W
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant ... great food & service!

a
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I eat at Cafe Lux often - it is a totally reliable good meal with attentive service and a good vibe.

OT
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Met an old friend for lunch yesterday. The place was fairly quiet as it's the middle of August. (How quiet was it? It was so quiet that we couldn't pick up the conversation of the celebrity sitting at the next table. ) Staff was very accommodating on giving us a quiet table for three even though there were only two of us. The kitchen was quick. I had the lobster roll with a salad. As someone who spent summers in Maine when I was young, I know a good lobster roll from a pretender, and this one is the real deal. Cudoes to chef.

a
Caribbean
16 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Sauce of the fish was mediocre

e
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 4

We visited for pre-theater dinner on Saturday night. The service was excellent and atmosphere was nice but the food was such a disappointment for the classical French restaurant. Appetizers were good and no complains: octopus and beet salat. But, I had a duck breast for an entrée, besides that presentation was very immature (breast was split into two pieces along side), I couldn't cut it with a stake knife that how tough it was, it usually very tender as I like that dish and had multiple times in many other restaurants. Immediately had been noticed by waiter and offered replacement. I choose a sward fish which was a special of the day and I thought it couldn't be the worse. But, fish was a thick brick piece which overcooked from the outside and raw and cold on the inside which I assume that it was cooked half frozen. I didn't want to return for the second time and left the bloody raw part out to show to the chef at the end of the dinner. The host of the restaurant told that chef said that it's normal to have blood inside, which is ridiculous. My friend had shrimp for the main course. The flavor of the dish was good but shrimps were chopped in to pieces which was very strange and I never seen that presentation before. So, from overall experience I would not recommend to anyone to go there for dinner even though the staff was excellent.

m
New York Area
217 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

One of the deep pleasures of going regularly to Luxembourg is that you know exactly what you are going to get. It is 99% reliable. You even know that if you order your burger rare it will come not quite rare but in between rare and medium rare. If you ask for the bacon on top to be crisp, it will be crisp. If you want the fries well done they will be well done, nicely salted, and delicious. Everything will be exactly as you specified, and very tasty. Service is efficient, friendly, and intelligent.

s
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the overall finest dining spots on the upper west side. Perhaps some brief training could make checking in at the front more user friendly.

U
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Always reliable and one of a few neighborhood go-tos north of Lincoln Center.

KF
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic French bistro! A welcome reliable spot for brunch, lunch and dinner with impeccable service and classic French favorites that has withstood the test of time admirably!

MD
New York Area
81 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is perfection--hamburger, frites, BLT. Absolutely great. Tables are a bit too close together. And prices are steep. But I am already trying to find an excuse to go back.

c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Cantaloupe gazpacho, soft shell crab, heirloom tomato salad, all wonderful. Tagliatelle special was just “okay”. Restaurant always has excellent service.

MX
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always. A jewel in NYC’s crown. Amazing how Cafe Lux has is always consistently excellent and a pleasure to visit. The staff is always so exceedingly friendly and excellent.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A favorite restaurant!

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Denver
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Very good food but the prices here have gotten ahead of themselves. Very disappointed in their
Soft Shell Crab special. Something about it being jumbo sized so you would get one. Well if you’ve had soft shells you know they are never big, and this one that I was served was delicious but perhaps 2-3 ozs. at best. Like a snack or an appetizer. Certainly not a main course for $28.00
Three of us w 2rounds of drinks was well over $200. 1app, 3mains.

t
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My charming waiter Michael (Slip) always makes dining at Cafe Luxembourg such an enjoyable experience that I always try to make Cafe Luxembourg a part of a weekend of entertaining friends and family who regularly visit me on the Upper West Side.

OT
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We only come here for desert and digestives after LC performances and this place never disappoints. The service is always excellent and attentive. Great ambiance

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having spent many evenings at many restaurants on the UWS, I have never found another with as much charm, as reliable service, and as consistently delicious food as Cafe Luxembourg. I can’t recommend it highly enough.

T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to this restaurant for many years. Consistently a great experience.

TM
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We were a party of 5 and while everything was DELICIOUS 2 of us ordered the soft shell crab from the specials and received half a crab. I never have an issue with cost when it comes to good food. However, this meal required 2 crabs for the price and for fulfillment. I did speak with one of the managers and they took off 2 drinks from our bill.

MG
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent. One of the best.

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