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CAMAJE Bistro

4.0
81 reviews
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$30 and under
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French American
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

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About

A beloved neighborhood gem in the heart of Greenwich Village. French-American bistro Camaje (pronounced kuh-mahj—ask the staff for the story behind the name) was established in 1997 by chef-owner Abigail Hitchcock. Cozy and intimate yet casual, the restaurant offers a local, seasonal menu at affordable prices. Relax at a table, sip at the bar, and take in the views of the historic townhouses of the Village among the people who live in the neighborhood.

Chef Abigail's favorites include appetizers like socca—a chickpea pizza served with a red pepper coulis—and entrees like tender hanger steak, house-smoked duck sandwich, and the wildly popular dessert Banoffee Pie. Camaje also offers hands-on cooking classes and blindfolded Dinners in the Dark, as well as private and corporate events for up to 25 people.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French American, International, Bistro
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Hours of operation
Monday through Sunday: noon–11 p.m.
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Phone number
(212) 673-8184
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Abigail Hitchcock
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Catering
Contact chef Abigail Hitchcock for more information. We cater events up to 100 people.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Bleecker & Houston
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Parking details
You may also park at Minetta Parking lot on Bleecker St.
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Public transit
Houston St. (1, 2)

Spring St. (A, C, E)

West 4th St. (A, B, C, D, E, F, M)
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Special events & promotions
We offer many special events, including blindfolded Dinners in the Dark, whiskey tastings, and other entertainment. Check our website, www.camaje.com, for event and reservation details.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.0  based on all time ratings
4.0
food
4.1
service
3.9
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Deja (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2017

Amazing experience my fiancé and I enjoyed the food. I can't wait to go back ! On our Top 10 favorite restaurants list .

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YummyJ (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2017

Excellent little restaurant serving authentic and affordable French cuisine. The duck is superb as are the appetizers. The restaurant has a really good happy hour with a lot of options and affordable wines. The service is fantastic as the waiters and owner make you feel comfortable and cater to your every need. I'd highly recommend for an intimate setting (this is not a lively place so know that before you go).

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vipkboogienj (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2017

Very good standard French bistro. The duck fat popcorn and crab dip are a nice warm-up while waiting for main course. The duck breast with potatoes were good, I would have preferred with a little sweeter sauce - but the star of the night for us was the Lamb Tagine over cous cous. Next trip we want to try the crepes.

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Alexoviera (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 2, 2017

I came on a date here with my girlfriend and we both ordered the hangar steak and it was delicious. The table was candle lit which made it quite romantic. It is also not too expensive.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on December 27, 2016

We had reservations and waited for 15 minutes before being seated. We sat for another 15 minutes, and never even received water. Unfortunately there was only one worker who was waiter, bus boy, host, and bartender. We eventually left and went to another restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner (Charlotte)
1.0  Dined on December 27, 2016

There was only one server, I doubt he was even a regular waiter. He stated that the sister did not show up, yet he continued to take customers, at one point the Chef came out to clear tables. It took 20 minutes just to get water. The salad was wilted, the crepes were good , but cold. After 2:45 min, he paid the bill and skipped desert. One of the worse dining experiences I've had!

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vipthefoodiepatrol (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 26, 2016

Small cozy place fresh and delish , Our server was very under staffed the night of our meal but was friendly and helpful . Would def go again

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
4.0  Dined on December 23, 2016

it's taking too long to serve foods, it could be improved...

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2016

I went to Camaje for lunch on Friday, December 23rd and I was running a little late as my train arrived 15 minutes late from South Jersey. I was very hungry when I arrived and Matthew, the server, gave us some nice crusty French bread to nibble on. I was sold from the first bite. I ordered the Roasted Chicken Sandwich which was also served on the same tasty French bread along with piping hot pommes frites. I was in heaven as I love hot potatoes. For an appetizer, I had wild mushroom toast which was served on buttery toasted bread. The lunch ended with flourless chocolate cake served along with a scoop of raspberry sorbet, a very nice refreshing touch to a very enjoyable lunch. It was worth the trip from South Jersey. I will definitely come again. Matthew was the best and very attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on December 22, 2016

It was the worst service I had at a restaurant to date. Took them 40 minutes to come back and tell me that they didn't have any more lamb which I had ordered, then about 45 min later I asked where our food was and the guys said "10 seconds. Coming out now" and of course it took another 15 more minutes. Would not recommend this place

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mmmmgood (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2016

enjoyed dining there on a cold winter's nite...food and service was real good and the wine was great.

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vipSpideycat (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2016

I've loved Camaje since it opened. The food is consistently good to excellent, and the staff (and chef) are friendly and low-key. It's a comfortable, fairly quiet place, a Village gem. My only problem with our recent dinner was that the entrees took over an hour to be prepared, and the restaurant wasn't busy. That said, it is quite a relaxed atmosphere, and I feel certain that if we'd asked for our food to be prepared quicker, they would have gladly complied.
Again, love Camaje.

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vipLoriW (Hawaii)
4.0  Dined on December 5, 2016

My friend and I enjoyed dining at this small French bistro. The pate was excellent, I had the sea bass and she had the hanger steak...both very tasty. The flourless cake was good but the portion was so small....this is my only complaint.
Definitely deserves a return visit.

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vipBibi (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2016

The food was very good but was disappointed that @7 on a fri nite they ran out of mashed potatoes....are they really that difficult to make?
The hostess was so sweet & welcoming

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OpenTable Diner (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on November 20, 2016

Found both Chef and Server to be very attentive and accommodating, which was wonderful and made the meal so enjoyable!

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