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About Murray's Cheese Bar

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264 Bleecker St
New York, NY 10014
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11:00am - 3:30pm
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday 12:00pm - 3:30pm
Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am

Cross Street:
Cornelia Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(646) 476-8882

Website:
http://www.murrayscheesebar.com/

Public Transit:

1 Train to Christopher/Sheridan Square stop

A/C/E or B/D/F/M to West 4th stop

Private Party Facilities:
Please contact CheeseBar@murrayscheese.com

Private Party Contact:
Cheesebar@murrayscheese.com: (212) 243-3289

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Late Night, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Murray's Cheese Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4
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2
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.2

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (18)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Good for a Date (17)
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Fun (14)
Cozy (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Special Occasion (12)
Bar Seating (12)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Creative Cuisine (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Casual (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Romantic (7)
Tapas (7)
Tasting Menu (6)
Authentic (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Seasonal (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Great Beer (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Good for Groups (2)
People Watching (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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 (Dallas)·Dined 2 days ago

It’s was amazing! Great food and awesome atmosphere!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

We had a wonderful engagement brunch celebration with friends. The food was delicious and service was excellent!

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

Poor service, bartender arguing about serving me corked wine, undelivered food items (but charged for), mediocre food.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Favorite place yet! Cute atmosphere, incredible staff & the food was phenomenal.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great service, amazing cheese selection... great first date for cheese lovers.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Casual, Late-night Find, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I ordered the seasonal Mac n cheese and it was basically inedible (huge chunks of broccoli that were too hard to chew through, gritty sauce). My boyfriend ordered the sliders and his burgers were dry (bun included). Pretty disappointing overall.

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 (London)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Ambiance rating was lower just because the temperature in the restaurant was too cold. Food was great but value of some dishes not great due to very small sizes.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food used to be phenomenal but they've gone down drastically since the last visit. Menu changed for the worst and just isn't good anymore...shame as their cheese plates are amazing. Will only come back for appetizers/cheese plate

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The grilled artichokes were delicious, as was the cheesemonger choice of cheese + meat plate! A little pricey, but the cheese is SO good!

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

i didnt enjoy the mac and cheese as much as others. i like more plain mac and cheese but my date loved it and the artichoke dip and the melt your own cheese platter

Tags: Fun, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

This was the first time I was disappointed at Murray's. The food, as always, was excellent. The service was a problem. We arrived promptly for our 4:00 PM reservation and were the first seated as Murray's just opened at 4:00 PM. We placed our order with a waiter we did not ever see again. After 45 minutes of waiting, we asked a passing server if there was a problem in the kitchen. Several other tables who arrived after us were being served. There was an apology and a free slice of cheese. Ten minutes later we received our orders and my burger came without the ordered bacon and onions. I hope this is a glitch and not a harbinger of things to come.

Tags: Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

The fondue was not properly melted, they don't have the right equipment - it comes to the table semi melted but because there was only a small candle, it never actually melted further... They claim the dish is for 2 but really if you want to make it a full meal, it serves 1.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We were planning on going here for my sister's birthday in November, but little did we know how advanced you have to place your reservation.
So I decided for our family Christmas gift exchange, we'd come here and reserved it a month ahead.
Not disappointed, everything tasted amazing and the service was quick/attentive.

Tags: Comfort Food, Kid-friendly, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Brunch, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Cheese focus was near but oh the chestnut soup! We love cheese. So many option we ended up settling on the grilled cheese. But we could not stop thinking about the chestnut soup featured for the holidays. Ordered it and so glad we did!!

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 20, 2017

2nd time back and it never disappoints. I highly recommend the Cheesemonger’s Choice and your favorite adult beverage.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Just delicious! We shared a number of plates. Great for vegetarians! You must try the fried burrata!! Insane.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

We told the staff to surprise us with our cheese plate and after we ordered a bottle of wine they made sure that all the cheeses paired just right. Great food.

Tags: Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Such a fun litttle place! Trying out new cheeses with the perfect pairings by the restaurant. If you're overwhelmed by the cheese list, the server is great to refer a good cheese.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

Awesome time
Food was super solid

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Love love love this restaurant! Of all the options in Nyc, this is one of my absolute favorites! I’ve been here on several occasions, and everything— service, food and wine— are all consistently amazing!
There is something for everyone on the menu, but may I suggest the buffalo cheese curds or the Mac n cheese! Insanely delicious!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Best macaroni and cheese I’ve ever had in my life!!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The service was horrible and while the food was good the experience was not as amazing is it has been in the past.

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Read numerous positive reviews about this place and wanted to try it over the past few years on visits to NY. Finally got there on recent trip and not disappointed. Great cheese and meat plates. Best lunch options appeared to be a wonderful BLT and an incredible baked Mac n cheese. Highly recommended.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Fun, Casual, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Great brunch spot. Step next door and take some cheese to go home with

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

Only thing was the smell of cheese. Constantly changing, at some points nauseating (for me).

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Such a great experience. Friendly staff, and the cheese selection is amazing. We dined here 2x on our trip. We will definitely be back!

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 (Tampa)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Fun experience as we visited NYC!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

The restaurant is an excellent spin-off of the shop. Very accommodating staff. Perfect for a cozy winter meal with quiet conversation with a few friends. But who's talking? We were eating the cheese as fast as we could!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

I always take employees here when in from out of town- it is nice to walk them around the Village a bit and Murrays cheese shop before dining at the Bar. It is a unique experience you cant find elsewhere. This is not a place for traditional entree's, it is meant to share and try different combinations. I enjoy seeing how they incorporate cheese into so many items. We unanimously loved the mushroom and brie soup. Their cheese desserts never disappoint.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Wow! Absolutely love this bar! The service was 2nd to none, the staff were so attentive! My friends and I were visiting from England and meeting my son and his wife who live in Seattle and were working in New York for two days! It was a brilliant place to meet and very easy to find. The cheesemonger did phenomenal job of pairing cheeses and accompaniments. I could have eaten cheese all night! Gluten-free products are usually pretty bland and boring but I loved the little Crackers provided and my friends loved the pieces of baguette to accompany the cheeses. My main course was sprouts!!! Who would’ve thought you could have a veggie maincourse of sprouts, but it was absolutely delicious and full of flavour. Two of my friends had the Mac and cheese, it came with butternut squash and sage and was sensational. Can you tell I like this place!

Tags: Happy Hour, Vegan, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 29, 2017

I did not like Murray's Cheese Bar very much. The food presentations are intended to be cool and clever but they come off as pretentious and silly. The lamb balls were awful. The cheese, of course, was all good. The wines were good. The service was also pretty good. Overall though I would not go again nor recommend it.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We visit Murray's every time in NYC: did the cheese class 12+ years ago before the renovations.

Ian (our special Cheese Monger) made our experience extra special this time around - highly highly recommend letting him present his best cheese and meat board ...

Fantastic experience once again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Usually really love Murrays cheese. It service was very slow, even had to go to the bar myself to order a drink and ask for more bread. Disappointed.

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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Great restaurant with very nice cheeses for adults but also all kinds of family-friendly fare: delicious mac and cheese, fried cheese curds, cheesecake! We had a very nice meal there; it felt classy but comfortable.

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·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was exceptional, especially the Mac and Cheese, i went for my anniversary and spent a little more than expected but all together it went very well!

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Stopped in for a quick breakfast before running errands. They have an amazing Croque Madam and the best bacon I’ve had in a long time. Would definitely recommend it.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Delicious food and cheese. Definitely don't come here if you're looking for something too healthy - we each ate our body's weight in cheese. Cozy ambiance and great wine list. By-the-glass options are good but pricey, bottle prices are incredibly reasonable though. The mac and cheese was amazing. This would be a great spot for a date, and their happy hour looked great, too. Definitely make a reservation! It filled up quickly.

Tags: Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Romantic, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Love Murray’s Cheese, so when I found out they had a cute little Cheese Bar next door I was so excited! Decided to take a first date here and it was a hit! Excellent wine selection and the New Yorker cheese plate was ahhhmazing! Also shared the Artichoke Dip, Meatballs and of course the FAMOUS Mac n Cheese. An absolute must try. Will be back again... and again.

Tags: Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

THE Food was fantastic , and the restaurant completely lived up to its name as a cheese bar. We enjoyed our time for brunch, and it was very busy so the wait was understandable. Everyone seemed friendly. The restaurant, however, was uncomfrotably hot where we were sat near to the kitchen and so we were quick to leave.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Tapas
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We enjoyed an early Sunday lunch at Murray's Cheese Bar and all of our dishes were outstanding. Everything with melted cheese was amazing. Highly recommend for a casual bite.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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