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About Cafe Select - NYC
Cafe Select is a bistro style European restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with Swiss specialties ranging from our signature Swiss Bratwurst with Roesti to our veal Schnitzel. We also serve our classics such as our Burger, Hanger steak as well as Risotto and a variety of salads. In the winter months we serve Fondue and Raclette in our back room. If you would like Fondue or Raclette please make a reservation at “Apres Ski Chalet at Café Select
New York, NY 10012
Swiss, Fondue, American
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Friday 8 AM-1 AM, Saturday and Sunday 9 AM-1AM
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch
Cafe Select - NYC Ratings and Reviews
We were verbally harassed by the 2 drunk guys from the next table repeatedly for about half an hour...the hostess and the other customers saw it and heard it,I asked the manager for help to do something about and he completely ignored our request.I almost called the police but just decided to leave without giving any tip which I have never done before...very sad.
This is definitely a great neighborhood spot I love to treat myself to from time to time. It's a great spot for just about any occasion. The wine is great, the food is amazing, and the service is outstanding (shoutout to my fave JC!). This place will always be at the top of my go-to list.
Not worth it. Wait was excessive and the food was beyond sub par. We had to ask the waiter to take our order multiple times, then request our checks. What should have been a 40 minute dinner ended up being a 2 hour wait for sub par food. Truly don't understand how this place needed reservations.
Am originaly Swiss. Feels like being home from a culinary perspective (though menu has tons of non-Swiss dishes). Classic veal in a cream sauce is a total winner (a Zurich recipe). Ambiance is much more relaxed and lively than at a restaurant back in my home country.
If you ask people why they go to your restaurant, 9 out of 10 times the reason would be "because Jacks Wife Freda was full/had a long wait". To my surprise, I probably could've waited for an hour at jacks wife Freda and gotten my food faster.
First of all, when my party of three walked in with a reservation at 12PM, the restaurant was maybe 30% full. We sat down, were given menus, and then spent the next 20 minutes trying to flag down a waitress, who seemed to have really important things to say to the other waitress at one of the registers. Once we finally got a waitress, we proceeded to order. I ordered the burger, which comes with a side of chips or greens - I had to remind her that I didn't pick one to which she said "Oh right. You get one of those". Fine, we submitted our order and continued to wait. As we were waiting, we heard the table next to us (a table of two) flag the waitress down: "you gave us cocktail menus. can we get food menus?" Hearing that exchange didn't inspire much confidence.
As we continued to wait, the table next to us finally was able to order once they were given food menus. To our surprise, despite placing their order after we did, they got their food about 15-20 minutes earlier. Keep in mind this was now 45 minutes since we walked in the door and we had a completely empty table.
The sad part is, we thought Cafe Select was a great option for a business lunch in the area. It has a good decor, seemingly good menus, and a great location. To our utter disappointment, the service was just atrocious. It wouldn't have even been that bad if we hadn't noticed all these tables coming in after us, ordering after us, and getting their food before us. The only common thread I saw with those special, vaunted customers is that they were all caucasian and it seemed we were the only non-caucasian customers in the restaurant. Hopefully just a coincidence.
Lovely space and interesting menu but overall poorly executed and over priced. My pancakes were pretty good but the portion was not even child sized and my side of eggs were so over cooked, they came with charred pieces. I don't know how the server gave them to me with a straight face. I wouldn't recommend Cafe Select for brunch.
Food was great. And we love the room. Wait service was friendly and attentive. Only problem was that menu was out-dated. We tried to order two or three things that were no longer available (as in no longer served). But the food we did get was scrumptious.
And we will be back, with bells on.
This is one of my favorite places to get brunch in the city because they take reservations. I have never had to wait on line. Their pancakes are delicious. The only thing negative I have to say is that their tables are a little small/ not a ton of room to move around. But besides that they're great. And you can charge your phone there at their charging station, which is something every restaurant should have!
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