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David's Cafe

4.6
4.6
253 Reviews
$30 and under
French American

Rustic-chic eatery featuring French-American cooking, including steak frites, pork chops & our Award Winning
Burger Queen!!

Hours: Wednesday Through Sunday 11.AM Till Closing
Brunch & Dinner Service
Closed Sunday Night, Monday and Tuesday!!

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2 people

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Booked 11 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French American, American, French

  • Hours of operation

    Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–10:30 pm
    Brunch
    Sat 11:00 am–3:45 pm
    Sun 11:00 am–4:45 pm
    Dinner
    Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (646) 678-3206

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef David Malbequi

  • Neighborhood

    East Village

  • Cross street

    between 1st Ave and Avenue A

  • Public transit

    L to 1st Ave<br />6 to Astor Place

  • Additional

    Beer, Cafe, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Menu

Sandwiches

  • The Burger Queen Deluxe$17.00

    Winner of Burger Bash 2016. Double Patty | Special Sauce | American Cheese | Lettuce | Tomato | Pickle | Orwasher's Bun | Hand Cut French Fries

    • Munchies Lunch Special Chicken & Waffles$17.00

      Fried Buttermilk Chicken Leg | Classic Waffle | Spicy Honey | Piri Piri Sauce

      • D's Fried Chicken Sandwich$10.00

        Buttermilk Marinated Chicken Thigh | Tartare Sauce | Sour Dill Pickles | Lettuce on a Sesame Cheddar Bun

        • Avocado Toast$14.00

          Toasted Sesame Bread | Poached Egg

          • Croque Monsieur$14.00

            Gruyere Cheese | Parisian Ham | Bechamel | French Fries | Mesclun Salad

            • Croque Madame$15.00

              Gruyere Cheese | Parisian Ham | Egg | Bechamel | French Flies | Mesclun Salad

              • Sausage Egg & Cheese$14.00

                Sunny Side Egg | Pork Belly Sausage Patty | American Cheese | Red Bell Peppers & Caramelized Onions | French Fries | Mesclun Salad | Sesame Bun

                Chefs Specials

                • Farmer Omelette$14.00

                  3 Eggs | Vermont Bacon | Cheddar Cheese | Wild Mushroom | Chives | Home Fries | Mesclun Salad

                  • Steak + Eggs$20.00

                    Grilled Hanger Steak | 2 Sunny Side Eggs | Home Fries | Mesclun Salad | Chimichurri Sauce

                    • Chicken Breast Paillard$16.00

                      Parmesan Dressing | Watercress & Spinach Salad

                      • Classic French Onion Soup$13.00

                        Gratiné | Gruyére

                        • Crab Cake Benedict$18.00

                          Maryland Lump Crab Cake w/ Homemade Tartar Sauce | Home Fries | Mesclun Salad

                          • Norwegian Benedict$18.00

                            Catsmo Smoked Salmon | Paprika | Hollandaise | Home Fries | Mesclun Salad

                            • Classic Benedict$15.00

                              Canadian Bacon | Hollandise | Home Fries | Mesclun Salad

                              Salads

                              All our salads can come with Chicken $4 | Salmon $6 | Shrimp $9

                              • Salade Verte$10.00

                                Arcadian Harvest Mix | Shallots | Chives | Parsley | Mustard Dressing

                                • My Wife's Salad$13.00

                                  Baby Green Kale | Anchovy | Parmesan | Croutons

                                  • Smoked Salmon Salad$16.00

                                    Seasonal Salad | Smoked Salmon | Onion | Capers | Tomato | Lemon Dressing

                                    • Spinach Salad$14.00

                                      Crispy Bacon | Goat Cheese | Red Onion | Hard Boiled Egg | Mustard Dressing

                                      Sides

                                      • Early Morning$8.00

                                        Granola | Yogurt | Berry Salad | Honey

                                        • 2 Eggs Over Easy or Scrambled$4.00

                                          • Home Fries$5.00

                                            • Crispy Vermont Bacon$6.00

                                              • Canadian Bacon$5.00

                                                • 2 Homemade Sausage Patties$6.00

                                                  • Berry Salad$6.00

                                                    • Buttered Toast$2.00

                                                      • Hand Cut French Fries$8.00

                                                        Proudly Serving La Colombe Coffee

                                                        • Coffee$2.50

                                                          • Cappuccino$4.00

                                                            • Latte$4.00

                                                              • Espresso$3.00

                                                                • Tea$3.00

                                                                  Lunch Special

                                                                  $15. Choice between Burger & Salad or D's Fried Chicken & Salad

                                                                  • Burger & Salad

                                                                    • D's Fried Chicken & Salad

                                                                      Comes with select glass of beer or wine. Ask server for more details

                                                                      • The Hungry Man Platter

                                                                        Home Fries | Bacon | Sunny Side Eggs | Toast. Served with coffee or non-alcoholic beverage

                                                                        Last updated: August 16, 2021

                                                                        What 253 people are saying

                                                                        Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                        Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                                                        4.6
                                                                        4.6 based on recent ratings
                                                                        • 4.7Food
                                                                        • 4.5Service
                                                                        • 4.5Ambience
                                                                        • 4.6Value

                                                                        NoiseModerate

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                                                                        1. TM

                                                                          TimM

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          4.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined 5 days ago

                                                                          overall4food5service5ambience3

                                                                          Consistently good kitchen, fine meals and service always! (New furniture would be nice, when they can afford it, but on the whole, a great neighborhood restaurant).

                                                                        2. SR

                                                                          ScottR

                                                                          Chicago

                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          9 reviews

                                                                          Dined on November 21, 2021

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Outstanding food and ambiance. Great waitstaff. The server Zoie was especially outstanding. We will be back!

                                                                        3. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New Orleans

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          Dined on November 7, 2021

                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                          Birthday brunch

                                                                        4. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on October 13, 2021

                                                                          overall5food4service4ambience5

                                                                          Always great food - love the burger & steak frites. Hadn’t been in a while and still just as good!

                                                                        5. a

                                                                          arnyc

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          42 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          42 reviews

                                                                          Dined on September 25, 2021

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Always great food and service.

                                                                        6. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          1.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on September 4, 2021

                                                                          overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                          I had a reservation confirmed, but we arrived and the cafe was closed through the weekend.

                                                                        7. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                          3.0

                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                          Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                                          overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                          The staff seemed unorganized and couldn’t handle the crowd and we got our meals before getting our drinks. Food was underwhelming, their instagram made it look great! It wasn’t terrible though and it seemed very popular but won’t be going back

                                                                        8. SZ

                                                                          ScottZ

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                          Dined on March 8, 2020

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Had a very nice time at the resturant, good food and service

                                                                        9. WJ

                                                                          WilJ

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          11 reviews

                                                                          Dined on February 16, 2020

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Great place for brunch with friends or a nice meal out with your significant other. Definitely recommend making a reservation (hence opentable) because the walk-in waitlist is deep. Definitely drop in and grab a bite

                                                                        10. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          2.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on February 15, 2020

                                                                          overall2food4service2ambience4

                                                                          We had a reservation for 12pm but didn’t get seated until 12:30 even though lots of tables were free.

                                                                        11. AK

                                                                          AllKinds2Eat

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          4.0

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          Dined on February 12, 2020

                                                                          overall4food3service4ambience3

                                                                          It was difficult to totally assess David's as we went at 5pm because we had a show to see. We were the only customers. So I can't say how loud it gets when full. Of the 5 dishes ordered, only 1 was very good, the split pork chop. The salads were adequate. The onion soup tasted too much like brandy and the cheese on top was meh. The risotto was mostly left behind. I had a mixed drink which I watched our waiter try to mix while someone else his boss?) had to correct him through the whole process. It was supposed to be a Sangria, which implies fruit soaked in wine. This was just a flavored mixed drink instead. Overall I can see David's getting a substantial late night crowd as the music is good, the vibes are probably good when full and all in all, it's a pretty good "bar with food" if you're not picky about your food.

                                                                        12. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          1.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on February 9, 2020

                                                                          overall1food2service1ambience4

                                                                          The ambiance and price level is really good but I’ll be not coming back due to the manager. The rest of the people working here were great but the manager took the entire place down, so incredible rude I’ve never seen anything like it.

                                                                        13. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                          Dined on January 26, 2020

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          My all time favorite go to hamburger in the city!

                                                                        14. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          8 reviews

                                                                          Dined on January 12, 2020

                                                                          overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                          The food overall is wonderful, I ordered the salmon kale salad, it was a little bit salty, everything else tasted good here!

                                                                        15. a

                                                                          anthonyf

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          7 reviews

                                                                          Dined on December 29, 2019

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                          Great service and even better food! Highly recommend

                                                                        16. KK

                                                                          KK22

                                                                          Washington DC

                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          13 reviews

                                                                          Dined on December 28, 2019

                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                          Catching up with a friend. Food was delicious and server was attentive though it was busy and we were in a corner that was toughish to get to

                                                                        17. AU

                                                                          AUD14

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          3.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on December 21, 2019

                                                                          overall3food4service2ambience5

                                                                          Spent three hours there because they forgot our meals... food was good as always, but when your server literally forgets you that’s a bit of a problem...

                                                                        18. K

                                                                          Kailyn

                                                                          Indiana

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on December 15, 2019

                                                                          overall5food5service3ambience4

                                                                          I love David's Cafe! I come here for brunch often and was excited to share it with my friends for my birthday. The only disappointing part of my visit was that when we arrived for our 8pm reservation there was not a table available. A group of drunk Santas (it was Santacon) had come in and were camping out. Due to this, we did not get seated until 8:35 pm. I understand that this may have been beyond their control but in the future I would hope that they would not allow people to sit down if they had a reservation coming in. Again, this is an anomaly for the experience I have had at David's Cafe. The service is always impeccable and the food beyond delicious.

                                                                        19. A

                                                                          Alfred

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          4 reviews

                                                                          Dined on December 7, 2019

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                          David's cafe is warm and inviting. the service is great. the food is really good. overall, excellent!

                                                                        20. B

                                                                          Bonnie

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          854 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          3.0

                                                                          854 reviews

                                                                          Dined on November 5, 2019

                                                                          overall3food3service3ambience2

                                                                          Everything is just okay: the food, the service, the ambiance, the noise level. Uninspiring menu. Our third time. It will be awhile before we return.

                                                                        21. F

                                                                          Faye

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          Dined on October 27, 2019

                                                                          overall5food5service4ambience4

                                                                          I am a regular of this place. The food is always good, especially the burger! Supreme! Staff are friendly. It's a very cozy place to have a weekend brunch.

                                                                        22. NF

                                                                          NicolasF

                                                                          Los Angeles

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on October 20, 2019

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          I love this place, I always go and get the burger or the steak and eggs, both dishes are spectacular!

                                                                        23. M

                                                                          Mick216

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          16 reviews

                                                                          3.0

                                                                          16 reviews

                                                                          Dined on October 20, 2019

                                                                          overall3food3service4ambience3

                                                                          Very disappointing that their brunch menu had basically no salad selections for vegans. The only salad you could get was basic greens with no other vegetables. Would not recommend this restaurant for vegans. Also it was extremely noisy.

                                                                        24. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on October 19, 2019

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Super chill, got shmeated with tha bois. Booled hard

                                                                        25. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                          Dined on October 12, 2019

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Great burger

                                                                        26. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on September 29, 2019

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Awesome spot! Great ambiance and delicious food

                                                                        27. OT

                                                                          OpenTable Diner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on September 28, 2019

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Love this place! Food is excellent and chill neighborhood vibes. Props for the amazing service too!

                                                                        28. GM

                                                                          GillianM

                                                                          London

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          4.0

                                                                          2 reviews

                                                                          Dined on September 21, 2019

                                                                          overall4food4service5ambience5

                                                                          We loved having brunch here. This was a quick weekend trip for my husband and I and we wanted to experience a local brunch and this is exactly what we got. The service was great and so was the atmosphere. My husband was nursing a hangover and they had the perfect remedy - their hangover patty! It did the trick. Highly recommend to all those wanting a low key, non fuss but perfect brunch with a very cool vibe!

                                                                        29. EV

                                                                          EastVillage

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                          Dined on September 15, 2019

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Love this neighborhood spot and love that you can reserve for brunch . Great service and food!

                                                                        30. LG

                                                                          LorynG

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          1.0

                                                                          3 reviews

                                                                          Dined on September 15, 2019

                                                                          overall1food1service1ambience3

                                                                          The place is very cute and our table was available right away at the time of our reservation. Our drinks took a long time and the food was mediocre at best. We requested sauce on the side and very well done bacon- neither happened with no apologies or attempt to redo from the waitstaff.

                                                                        31. F

                                                                          Felicia

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          12 reviews

                                                                          Dined on September 15, 2019

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Nice and fluffy pancakes. Quick service. Very busy place. Reservations are a must.

                                                                        32. K

                                                                          Kailyn

                                                                          Indiana

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on September 8, 2019

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          David’s is my absolute favorite place to go for brunch in the city. They have the friendliest staff, best home fries (and other food), and their ambiance is exactly what I want in most of my restaurant experiences.

                                                                        33. JN

                                                                          JNAATX

                                                                          Austin

                                                                          27 reviews

                                                                          3.0

                                                                          27 reviews

                                                                          Dined on September 6, 2019

                                                                          overall3food4service5ambience2

                                                                          It was fine, but given the positive reviews I was expecting more. I would happily go there again but with adjusted expectations.

                                                                        34. SP

                                                                          StephanieP

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on September 1, 2019

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          What an absolutely perfect brunch! The staff were so understanding and accommodating when I called to tell them we were going to be 15 minutes late and would need a couple of extra seats. The food and drinks were delicious and our waitress was very attentive. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for brunch in Manhattan.

                                                                        35. A

                                                                          Alexwinelover

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          15 reviews

                                                                          Dined on August 30, 2019

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Can't stop, won't stop eating at David's! Tasty food and great hospitality from Ernesto and Damien. Thank you!

                                                                        36. A

                                                                          Adiner

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          38 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          5.0

                                                                          38 reviews

                                                                          Dined on August 20, 2019

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          Nice bustling cafe, great for casual dinners. Very generous portions. The burger was really juicy; and the mushroom risotto and the pork chop are hearty meals if you're hungry. The fish and chips is another good menu pick. Attentive service.

                                                                        37. j

                                                                          jetertwo

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                          3.0

                                                                          6 reviews

                                                                          Dined on August 4, 2019

                                                                          overall3food4service3ambience2

                                                                          They put our party of 3 at a table barely big enough for 2. The food did not fit on table and we were on top of each other . We did have reservations ... then they brought out food and gave us wrong omelettes. Just an OK place with no ambiance and too crowded . Food was fine

                                                                        38. ES

                                                                          ElizabethS

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          5.0

                                                                          1 review

                                                                          Dined on July 28, 2019

                                                                          overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                          I had a lovely brunch with my friend. Service was quick, food was delicious. The crab eggs Benedict were dynamite. Highly recommend.

                                                                        39. JE

                                                                          JessicaEatsAlot

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          27 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          2.0

                                                                          27 reviews

                                                                          Dined on July 18, 2019

                                                                          overall2food4service2ambience2

                                                                          This was honestly such a miss. I’ve heard such good things about thing place but the terrible service we had, coupled by how rude the bartender was ruined our meal and evening. The food is pretty good but there are too many places within a 4 block radius you can dine at, with same food quality and exceptional service. I won’t be going back.

                                                                        40. PE

                                                                          PES50

                                                                          New York Area

                                                                          54 reviews

                                                                          vip
                                                                          4.0

                                                                          54 reviews

                                                                          Dined on July 13, 2019

                                                                          overall4food3service4ambience2

                                                                          A very casual neighborhood place with good food. Not an extensive menu but something for everyone. American with French accents.

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                                                                        David's Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 253 OpenTable diners

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                                                                        Booked 11 times today
                                                                        Google Map for David's Cafe

                                                                        110 St. Marks Place New York, NY 10003

                                                                        • Cross street

                                                                          between 1st Ave and Avenue A

                                                                        • Neighborhood

                                                                          East Village

                                                                        • Hours of operation

                                                                          Wed–Fri 12:00 pm–10:30 pm
                                                                          Brunch
                                                                          Sat 11:00 am–3:45 pm
                                                                          Sun 11:00 am–4:45 pm
                                                                          Dinner
                                                                          Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm

                                                                        • Cuisines

                                                                          French American, American, French

                                                                        • Dining style

                                                                          Casual Dining

                                                                        • Dress code

                                                                          Casual Dress

                                                                        • Public transit

                                                                          L to 1st Ave<br />6 to Astor Place

                                                                        • Payment options

                                                                          AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                        • Executive chef

                                                                          Chef David Malbequi

                                                                        • Additional

                                                                          Beer, Cafe, Happy Hour, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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