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A photo of Little Ruby's Cafe - West Village restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Cafe dining • West Village
Booked 169 times today
Since 2003, Little Ruby’s Cafe has brought Australian cafe culture to New York City, offering approachable all-day fare, specialty drinks, and a full coffee program. Open for brekkie, lunch and dinner 7 days a week, Little Ruby’s Cafe’s beloved menu features the signature burgers, pastas, salads and brunch classics, all served in thoughtfully designed spaces.Located on the landmark corner of West 4th St & 7th Avenue, our newest Little Ruby’s Cafe features an airy, multi-level space. A first for Little Ruby’s, West Village offers a full bar with an exclusive cocktail program alongside our classic menu with new dishes unique to the location. With an expansive terrace and sweeping windows, the West Village restaurant invites guests to absorb the energy of the neighborhood as they enjoy their morning brekkie or grab cocktails and dinner with friends. Opening October 2023. Little Ruby’s West Village will be open 7 days a week for brekkie, lunch and dinner.
A photo of Lafayette restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Cafe dining • NoHo
Booked 8 times today
Lafayette is the epitome of a classic French bistro in New York City. Adored by locals and tourists alike, the restaurant is renowned for its quality ingredients and authentic French cuisine. Patrons often commend the delicious food, mentioning specific dishes like duck confit, skirt steak, Brittany prawns, and Gateaux Foret Noire, illustrating the breadth and depth of its French menu. One reviewer states: "Food quality and service are always top notch". Lafayette's great customer service and lively atmosphere also attract guests back multiple times, as one reviewer notes how it is their "neighborhood staple for impromptu date nights".
A photo of Brooklyn High Low restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Cafe dining • Prospect Heights
Booked 8 times today
Brooklyn High Low offers an exceptional afternoon tea experience, highly praised for its inviting ambience, attentive service, and outstanding tea offerings. Patrons appreciate the "relaxed environment" and "comfortable seating" in this quaint yet unpretentious setting. The variety of teas and sandwiches on offer received rave reviews for being more extensive than most places, leading many to call it "one of my favorite afternoon tea experiences." The unique decor contributes to the overall charm, creating a cozy and calming atmosphere perfect for an afternoon escape. The staff is consistently commended for their warmth and eagerness to enhance the tea experience, making Brooklyn High Low a must-visit for anyone seeking a memorable high tea experience.
A photo of The Parlour, Brooklyn High Low restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Cafe dining • Park Slope
Booked 4 times today
Situated in Park Slope Brooklyn, The Parlour, Brooklyn High Low offers a unique and inviting experience for Afternoon Tea enthusiasts. The establishment provides an intimate, calming ambiance that customers love and continually praise. Visitors highlight the meticulously crafted menu, including an array of delicately made sandwiches, a variety of sweet desserts and an impressive selection of teas. The attentive staff, beautiful decor, and comforting, home-like setting make this eatery extraordinary. Patrons express their delight with the flavorful food, the attentive service, and the thoughtful details, including individual unique teapots. It has become a recurrent destination for locals and tourists alike, with many guests eagerly anticipating their next visit.
A photo of Dudley's restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Cafe dining • Lower East Side
Booked 45 times today
From the team who brought us Ruby’s & Elephante, Dudley’s is a neighborhood staple that delivers good vibes and great food in equal measure. The American-meets-Australian all-day cafe serves a lust-worthy brunch, alongside sandwiches, and pasta, all within a lively environment that’s a destination to see-and-be-seen.
A photo of Trapizzino restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Cafe dining • Lower East Side
Booked 10 times today
In Italy, street food is centered around the lifestyle of the piazza caffès and side alley wine bars, best discovered with friends and family. Here, on the Lower East Side, Trapizzino moves with the rhythms of the day - an espresso alongside warm bomboloni, a midday trapizzini enjoyed al fresco, refreshing spritz with shared vegetable small plates, or a larger feast with friends. The New York outpost of Stefano Callegari's Roman-rooted, internationally-acclaimed restaurant, Trapizzino brings a taste of the Eternal City to the corner of Orchard and Rivington Streets.
A photo of Worthwild restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Cafe dining • Chelsea
Booked 1 time today
Located in the vibrant neighborhood of Chelsea, Worthwild is heralded for its high-quality American cuisine. Renowned for its great ambiance, the restaurant consistently receives praise for its delightful food, impressive wine selection, and stellar service. Patrons commend the brunch offerings, particularly the quiche, and the grilled items like octopus and broccoli are a hit. The farm-to-table food is lauded as "phenomenal", elevating the standard of American cuisine. They also cater to the connoisseurs with their knowledge of wines. Even first-time visitors confess being blown away by the service and the food quality. Worthwild guarantees a relaxed vibe and an exceptional dining experience, making it a highly recommended spot for food enthusiasts.
A photo of Felix Roasting Co. restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Cafe dining • SoHo
Booked 2 times today
Located within the award winning Hotel Hugo in West Soho, Felix Roasting Co., New York City’s most celebrated coffee shop, offers an expansive All-Day Menu, along with a full bar program. Decorated with imported Italian mahogany, Venetian glass, and custom wallpaper, this is the perfect location to begin your day with an avocado toast and a hot latte, catch up with friends over a quick lunch, hold a working meeting with your colleagues, or enjoy a casual dinner.
A photo of La Bouche Cafe restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Cafe dining • Jersey City
Booked 1 time today
La Bouche Cafe is a charming French bistro that consistently impresses its patrons with fantastic meals. Ecstatic customers highly recommend the croissant French toast, and are thrilled with the zucchini pancakes and Norwegian Omelet - which they describe as 'sheer perfection'. The restaurant is fondly described as a 'lovely little place' with 'delicious food' and 'excellent customer service', giving customers a memorable dining experience. Patrons also appreciate the BYOB policy, finding it a fun and unique feature. La Bouche Cafe offers a 'great value', and the prospect of returning seems to be a common theme among the satisfied customers' reviews.
A photo of Social House Midnight restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Cafe dining • Williamsburg
Social House effortlessly transitions from a cozy café to an intimate bar near the Williamsburg Bridge. Open daily from 7 am to 7 pm, relish our all-day brunch with walk-ins and small reservations. Indulge in delightful drinks, sandwiches, and sweets, including outdoor seating. Enjoy signature Mimosas, Sicilian Wines, and brunch sandwiches like the Liguria Chicken sandwich. As the sun sets, experience Social House Midnight Bar, Thursday to Saturday, 5 pm to 9 pm, exclusively by reservation. Specializing in coffee-infused cocktails, beers, and wines, our venue is perfect for small gatherings and date nights. Day or night, our friendly staff ensures a charming experience with delightful drinks and café cuisine. We offer breakfast all day and signature lattes like our famous Nutella latte, Cinnamon Crunch Latte & Lavender Latte. Note: This is a coffee shop by day, and space is limited to 23 persons.
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