Murray's Cheese Bar

4.5
971 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American

About

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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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Caroline
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fondue was amazing. Perfect for two people! Ambiance was very romantic and servers didn’t rush us out, very nice experience would definitely go again.

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AaronL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good fondue but I wish more fondue cheese options. Good service and food tastes great! Lots of good options to choose from. I would recommend this restaurant to any cheese lover

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shared the raclette duo with a friend and loved the interactive experience! Cheeses selected did not have a wide variety in taste, but were all mild/palatable, so anyone would enjoy! After melting 3 rounds of cheese to put over accompaniments, there were still plenty to snack on and share.

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DanaD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Went to brunch on a sunday with 3 friends. Everyone was very happy with their meal and mimosas. Our server was wonderful!!! We had a 12:30 reservation, but it wasn't crowded - although by the time we left there was a line.

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Kajalene
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time we are in the city we make sure to stop for dinner. We love the Cheese-monger's choice. Always add 2 meat choices. The pairings provided are perfect and complement the cheese's so well. No where else to get such incredible artisanal cheese. Service is friendly and knowledgeable.

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vipRonB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We absolutely would not miss eating at Murray's when we visit NYC. Far and away it has the best cheese in NYC, and so much better than anything we can find in our own city of Chicago. We love to sit at the bar, where we can talk easily with the bartender about what cheese he recommends and what wine might go best. The bar is also the best place for 2 people to talk in this restaurant, which is quite loud. Recently, our server Eduardo did a wonderful job of taking care of us. We ordered an 8-item cheese and meat plate. Cheeses are perfectly cared for, at the height of flavor, and wonderful to eat. Items on the plate are paired with various jams and spices that enhance the flavors. Murray's is casual and fun, always a pleasure. We look forward to returning. Thank you for making this such a memorable experience!

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Patrick
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was excellent. Wine list was great with a broad selection. Service was ok until the hostess asked us to leave as she had another reservation coming that she was not prepared for, even though we hadn’t gotten our check yet.

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vipAli81
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The barman was excellent, sharing his passion for cheese, smiling and giving his best pieces of advice : a real Murray's guy ! But the other members of the team were really sleepy, missing some key steps and more focused on their cellphones than customers. The raclette was interesting but at the end a bit disappointing. We would have like a generous, hot, cheesy raclette : their heating system is cute but at the end, we miss the "back-to-the-childhood" effect of an alpine one.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for cheese. Period. Staff know their cheeses, they know they wine pairings. Everything is tasty. The stronger the cheeses, the better!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great burger!

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Mattattack
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience1

There is a corkage fee of $75 per bottle. So beware! The wine list is mediocre and does not warrant a corkage fee this high

Murray's Cheese Bar
Responded on January 15, 2020

Hello, our apologies as it seems you were misinformed. We simply do not allow outside food or beverage in our restaurant. We do not charge corkage.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely the BEST mac&cheese in town! But also appetizer and desserts were amazing!
Everything was perfect and if you are a cheese love you must absolutely go there!
Super suggested!

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TessD
London
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous birthday evening here. The food was (as always) simply wonderful and the wait staff was likewise incredible. I have never been disappointed here; the staff is well-informed and able to make great recommendations.

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ArnieM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is superb. I was very impressed by the customer service provided by staff. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Food was pretty overpriced and overrated for what it is. The fondue was excellent but our meals were just eh - the Mac & cheese was dry, burger was overcooked, grilled cheese was beyond greasy. Would come back for fondue/apps but not worth the price for the meal & drinks.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, our waiter went above and beyond! Food is good as always. One of the best places to have cheese fondue in the city.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

We love eating at Murray’s, it’s our regular date night spot, and we visit were disappointed to find that they had changed the fondue recipe (meats no longer cooked, overall bland taste of fondue(. We tried to address it with our waitress but she didn’t seem interested in any feedback! Please change it back, we love it so!

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JudeyY
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We were on Christmas vacation and wanted to try some new food experiences. We decided on Fondue. We found a top 10 list on line and Murray’s was on that list. They definitely did not disappoint! The Fondue was so good! Loved it.
My son loves to get cheese samplings with accoutrements when ever it is offered at a restaurant. This was the first time the selections for the cheese were made after asking what type of cheese flavors he preferred. The chef then made the selections for him. He loved it!! So much so, that we canceled the next day’s dinner reservations at another restaurant and had dinner again at Murray’s. If you love cheese, you have to try Murray’s.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience of this restaurant was amazing and their menu was great! Definitely give Murray’s Melt a try - it was delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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KimP
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I’ve been here in the past and it was delightful. This time the staff was so rude and the service so poor I will not be back.

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vipKelseyH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was delicious! The restaurant was a bit crammed, but overall a fantastic experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We didn’t even get to experience much since our server never stopped by. We sat at the table for 20 minutes without anyone greeting us and had to leave.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great service and food was tasty. No complaints here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great atmosphere! Obviously got the Mac n cheese, it was stunning. Had to get a glass of Sauvignon Blanc 🤩 we finished our meal with a s’mores like desert I believe! 11/10 recommend!

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AnnetteP
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Murray's is amazing! We became subscribers to the cheese of the month club after our first visit here and absolutely lover going to the restaurant when we are in town. We highly recommend the burger and of course any of the cheese plates. The portions are really generously and everything is served with a detailed explanation from the staff. The vibe is fun and the music is always great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love John, the Cheese Monger.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We picked Murray’s because of the cheese options and my husband loves trying different ones. Murray’s cheese bar went above and beyond! The staff was fabulous! Next time we are in the city that will surely be a stop for our family again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yum!!! The best Mac and cheese. And try the cheese curds.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! We love the wonderful variety of cheeses!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good!

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vipEmilyT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Freaking awesome!!! Don’t need too many words than that... we got 2 cheese boards that were OH.MY.GOD awesome. Every bite got an oh my God..

JC
vipJessicaC
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING! Great food, amazing service and staff...can’t wait to return!

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DianaI
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a fun spot for brunch with friends! We left feeling full and tipsy (alright, maybe a little more than tipsy). Strong drinks, great cheese, great service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing food and cute place!

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LaurenK
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love cheese and want the best, come here! We came to visit from Texas and were told numerous times to check this place out. So glad we made it out there because it was quite the treat. Highly recommend stopping by here and make a reservation.

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vippattytv
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Was disappointed that the Happy hour menu for food was no more, despite it being listed on the website. The cheese is excellent but that made me sad.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The date was awful but the cheesemonger’s allstar selection made it worth it

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

For a genuine cheese-lover. Don’t expect to feel gluttonous, but rather truly appreciate cheese for its luxury and decadence. So delicious and great atmosphere for all.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Omaha
52 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at Murray's and it didn't disappoint. The Raclette was amazing, especially with all the accompaniments! Plus it was such a fun place!

FAQs

Murray's Cheese Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (347) 990-2130.

Murray's Cheese Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 971 OpenTable diners.