Murray's Cheese Bar

4.6
838 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
We’ve been selling cheese at our Bleecker Street flagship store since 1940, and in 2012 the team behind Murray’s Cheese decided we needed a place to host our friends and neighbors for cheesy brunches, dinners and spirited celebrations. Murray’s Cheese Bar was born, and so was a world of fine cheeses made locally and abroad, selected and arranged by expert mongers or cooked into divine dishes by our seasoned chefs.

We love cheese, but our menu also features seasonal specials, high-quality meat and produce and fantastic happy hour specials during the week. Join us for dinner seven nights a week or weekend brunch next time you’re passing through Greenwich Village and see why we’re so in love with what we serve
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New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Happy hour deals are good. But don’t expect to stay and catch up with friends because they will ask you to leave as soon as your 2 hours are up. Incredibly rude and unprofessional staff basically kicked us out of the restaurant even though we were trying to order meals. We were looking forward to our meals that were not allowed to be order. I would avoid if your looking to have a leisurely happy hour and or dinner. Host does not let you know there is a time limit on tables upon arriving.

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MP
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was so good! nice ambiance and very nice crew! Thanks much!

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JJ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall disappointing brunch experience. It took ages for our waitress to come over when we first sat down - the table next to us actually got up to go find her because they had the same experience. She didn't write down our orders and both of our eggs came out incorrect. They were nice about fixing the issues, but it generally felt like there was no concern about customer experience here. Cheese is good, but the food isn't worth going back for with so many other great options in the area.

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u
New York Area
132 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the cheese and charcuterie board but the chocolate fondue was disappointing. We expected more fresh fruit and maybe some marshmallow? The pieces of cake were too soft and fell apart in the chocolate.

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YH
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really some of the best mac and cheese grilled cheese sandwiches and fondue you'll find on the planet

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OT
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

it was alright not what we expected

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PH
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Nice neighborhood place if you love cheese. Ambiance was fine, limited menu, a little pricey. Food is quite rich, but that's cheese.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I had made reservations with a confirmation number and everything. Then I got there and they didn’t have it and gave me a slight attitude that it was somehow my fault I did not confirm although I had a confirmation number email and had the reservation in my app still valid. I also ordered a Mac and cheese to go and I stated to please have it made when we are about finished with our meal as it is for my husband at home.
They brought it out before our entrees came out so the Mac and cheese was just cold by the time I brought it home. The food was great but the service could have been better.

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OC
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

There was a group of 5 of us celebrating a friends birthday. The wine and cheese was awesome. Recommend it.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is awesome

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

I never write reviews but have to especially since I found this restaurant on a top 15 list of nyc restaurants. First, three of us were crammed into a corner at a table for two with no room to fit everything. Then our waiter was incredibly inattentive and didn’t really think we were worth his time which was totally irritating. He did not check on us and left us sitting there for long stretches of time. He forgot to bring drinks several times and then brought two of our three meals and left. Then we waited 15 minutes before asking a very kind waitress/hostess to check what was going on. She stepped up, got our missing meal & comped it, brought us 3 glasses of wine, and a free dessert. The waitress and the busboy helped to turn things around, but our original waiter never came back...

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M
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

If you can tolerate noise while eating great food, Murray's is for you. If not, get there early before the place fills up.

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Baltimore
113 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My wife and I eat at Murray's every time we visit NYC. We always have a great time tasting the wide assortment of cheeses and meats. There is always something new to try. And, sharing a nice bottle of wine tops off the evening. Would definitely recommend Murray's for a nice causal meal with your spouse, date or close friends.

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GS
London
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

I had heard great things about Murray’s Cheese Bar and was in town for a short time, so my friend took me. It has the capability to be somewhere great.
Unfortunately the service was shocking.
We sat at the bar, our waitress was on her phone the entire time we were in the restaurant. Txting and taking pictures. We ended up having to ask the cashier for another round and then left.
The food was lovely, great wine etc. although due to the service, I wouldn’t recommend. Sorry guys.

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OT
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was wonderful as usual, but I was a little put off by the server asking us to leave because of a reservation coming in at 8pm..especially after we had found hair in our cheese. We probably would have been gone in time for their reservation if our cheese had been hairless.

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C
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Food was good overall. We had a larger group, so took awhile for everyone to decide what to order but our waiter did not come around too often. Felt like the food took awhile to come. One person in our party requested avocado on the breakfast sandwich and it came with two very thin slices of avocado, so they had to bring over more, but they were nice about it. Overall good meal, just the service could have been better; bright side is that you don’t feel rushed even when they are packed, like some restaurants in the area make you feel.

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SP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cheese plates are delicious!

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MT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our cheesemonger was fantastic, so knowledgeable. The waitress for less than enthusiastic to be there, but then the waitor took over and he was so nice. We'll be definitely be going back to try more.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 5service 1ambience 5

The waitstaff brought the potatoes that went with our cheese so early that they got cold. We had to ask for the rest of our food 20 minutes later. They brought us a bill without asking, and took away my plate while I still had food in my hand. Finally, we were over-charged by $5. This was the worst experience I’ve had at one of my favorite restaurants.

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O
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious! I definitely recommend the buffalo sauce cheese curds and the roasted brussel sprouts :)

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MH
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Come here every time I am in NYC I always get cheese mongers choice for my meal and they never fail me. My friends got sliders, sprouts, Mac n’cheese and they were all delicious as well. We went at 5 and it was fairly slow-it picked up significantly at around 6pm. Wine was so good too. Happy hour specials!

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s
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

This is always a MUST for me when i visit the city. I really love this place because i love great meats, cheeses and wine! MY only dissapointment this time around was they were low on their options for charcute meats; i dont eat spicy food and I asked for no spicy meats and we ended up with two spicy meats on our board. The monger was so kind and sweet about it and explained what we had for the 5 meats was every option they had available. So he brought out two extra cheeses on the house!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time was so much fun we sat and drank for 5 hours was amazing! Staff was super attentive and nice! Great place

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D
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love this place.

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GM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

While I was disappointed that they can’t serve cocktails, the cheeses were delicious. Kurik was a particular favorite. We opted for 4 cheeses and 1 meat and had no regrets!

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AG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I never knew I needed an on-staff cheesemonger until now

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We came 10 minutes after our reservation, and they had us sit on the counter top because we were late, but the place was empty from when we arrived to when we left - many, many open tables. Also, we came back because our first date was there a year ago, ordered the same things, but the food definitely wasn’t as good as before! Recipes were definitely more plain, tasted cheaper, and were less tasty.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was absolutely delicious & the service was phenomenal

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l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Hostess was rude but everything else was great

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

We were seated and then promptly forgotten. After ten minutes of waiting for someone to take our order, I made eye contact with a server from a different table and asked if we could place an order. The place had several open tables, so it wasn’t like they were so packed with customers it was hard for them to know we were there. Food was fresh and delicious but there was nothing special about out charcuterie board.

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JN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of cheeses. Accompaniments were thoughtfully chosen. The dehydrated maple syrup flakes were crazy good!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great cheese nice ambiance friendly staff, will definitely going back soon

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RF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Food was amazing and the quality was great! It was a great atmosphere for anything from catching up with friends to a girls night to a date

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IK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Murray's Cheese Bar was delicious, highly recommend the buffalo cheese curds and pulled pork! It would be great if the serving sizes were a little bigger for the price, but overall a very enjoyable meal.

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S
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

The charcuterie was inspired. An excellent pairing of cured meats and interesting cheeses. The rest of the meal was a disaster. The mains were late to the table, cold, and flavorless. The only thing worse was the service, which was lackluster at best. Though I'm sure all of the staff had a wonderful time behind the bar, greedily peering down at their phones and ignoring the customers. I will never stop buying my cheese at the store. And I will never step foot in this so-called restaurant again.

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l
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible cheese plate pairings, great service, delicious wine!

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C
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

A cool spot well located in the village with first-rate cheeses and okay wine and beer. Too noisy for any conversation but fine place to spend a few minutes before heading elsewhere for dinner.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cheese was amazing, we really enjoyed the raclette

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P
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The cheese plate and BLTs were excellent. The service was a little slow but the personnel were all very nice and accommodating. I would definitely eat there again if I am in the neighborhood. Yum!

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IL
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best cheese plates I’ve ever had, so many options, great mimosa flight. Will definitely be back!

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