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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4.5

Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Fit for Foodies (12)
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Fun (10)
Bar Seating (8)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Neighborhood Gem (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Cozy (8)
Romantic (7)
Tapas (7)
Great for Brunch (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Authentic (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Casual (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Great Beer (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Business Meals (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

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

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 (Orlando)·Dined 3 days ago

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 3 days ago

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Table right next to hostess and front door-it was cold and unappealing to watch her bite her nails all night. Server, although rarely present, was pretentious yet had zero knowledge on wine & cheese.

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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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 (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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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Murray's is probably my favorite restaurant in NYC. Service is wonderful and the food is stellar. Have the staff create your meat and cheese plate for you. Order the buffalo cheese curds. Amazing!! I visit Murray's each time I'm in New York and will continue to do so.

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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was great but the service was less than par. It took over 5 minutes for someone to greet our table. The person that took our order (whom we believe was our waiter) never came back to our table- not for a checkin after receiving food, not for drink refills, not to give the check, not to say goodbye. We had to ask other staff for all of those things, even though our original server was still seen in the restaurant. Definitely did not leave us with a good feeling. With the price you pay for food here, you would expect your waiter to check-in with you at least once.

The food was delicious but pricey. We won't return, as we can get the same food items at other restaurants with much better service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Loved the raclette!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Really wonderful place to enjoy great food and wine! Definitely a memorable place

Tags: Authentic, Tapas, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The cheese plate and wine pairing are so good and a lot of fun. The Murray’s Mac and cheese is unreal - it’s not too cheesy and the seasoning made it impossible to stop eating. Definitely recommend the cheese curd deluxe - delicious.

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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great place and excellent food

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 1, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants- who doesn’t love a good cheese plate and wine! The fondue is also great - totally recommend this place.

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·Dined on October 30, 2017

The food was amazing but the service was very slow. It wasn't even busy and we had to get other workers attention in order to get refills. The food is worth it though.

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 (London)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Overall, we enjoyed this restaurant. I love cheese and I was Impressed by the variety available, not to mention the quality of it. My cheese burger was spectacular and well combined with a strong flavoursome brie. However,the prosciutto harsh that went with it was a bit greasy, and I wasn't sure it was the best combination for the burger. My husband had a luxurious 3 cheeses toastie, but, again, we didn't think the side was right as it went with a green salad and nothing else. We thought that, for such a rich dish, you needed some pickles or a chutney, or something that would cut through the deep cheesy, battery flavour of the sandwich. Our opinion, of course!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

My friends and I have eaten at Murray's Cheese Bar countless times and have never been treated the way they treated us this past Friday. I made a reservation for my birthday, and in my reservation I said it was for a birthday. That was entirely ignored. They asked us to order immediately after we were seated, and we asked we needed for a little time to review the menu. They waited 20 minutes to come back to take our order and only came after we flagged them down, after the table next to us (seated at the same time) was already eating. Once we ordered, the food came out slowly, and they took 20 minutes to bring the entrees after we had eaten the appetizers. Finally at the end, they drop off the bill without giving us a dessert menu, and within seconds the hostess asks us to move to the bar because the reservation that had our table next was impatient. This was absurd. All of the delays were due to their inept service. I asked to see the manager, and was told he was gone for the evening (at 9:20pm on a Friday?!). The server then argued with me about why I wanted to speak to the manager. Horrible service, horrible experience, never going back. Thanks for terrible birthday experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Words fail me when it comes to describing our brilliant cheese filled amazingness this evening.
We basically ate our way thru the menu and EVERY well crafted inspired dish was a true gourmet experience. The only thing that compared to the food was the attentive, cheerful, professional, and gracious staff. It will be a challenge but save room for the desserts ...
Can't wait to go back !!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had a small group for a birthday celebration. The service was outstanding and the vibe was relaxed. The mac and cheese dishes were amazing. We loved almost everything we had (and the things we didn't love, we still liked). The mimosa flight for brunch was a fun option. Great restaurant!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great dinner and bar! It was cider week and they had a great selection. The only negative was they ran out of Sangria, and it was some of the best my friend has had!

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Great Beer, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 22, 2017

awesome...if you love cheese, got to Murrays, but they have a lot more: mussels/frites, other option. Really fun spot

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Great brunch place in Greenwich Village! The raclette and the mac and cheese was so good!

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·Dined on October 9, 2017

The food was incredible and service was great. Would totally recommend and would definitely go there again ❤

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Brian was an amazing and knowledgeable server

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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The best part of my experience dining here was making the acquittance of Ashley, the hostess. She was very engaging, professional, patient and totally approachable. Most restaurants do not sit you unless the whole party is there, and Ashley sat me without making me wait. My gf had a serious issue with a sitter and as a result, she arrived an hour late! Ashley and Madonna both were cool and I appreciated them greatly for it. While waiting for my friend to arrive, I ordered the beet salad and it was terrible. Once my guest arrived, we had the raclette for 2 with a double order of prosciutto san daniele and it was a great experience. Being that this is a cheese bar, I think you should just stick to only ordering cheese plates.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 25, 2017

If you want good cheese, this is the place. Cheese plate, cheese curds, and cheese fondue were all great.

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·Dined on September 21, 2017

Nice genuine place to try if you love cheese. Fried chicken grea and mash as well! Jorge the waiter provided us with amazing service and knowlege about the menu.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Cozy, Fun
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Cheesemonger chose the cheeses and he did a great job. The fruit/jam pairings with different wine was very tasteful. Someone obvious knows cheese here. And we would come here frequently if we lived in NYC. Try Murrays Cheese Market a few doors down. It was great, too!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food and drinks were amazing and the music was good. $16 is a little pricy for mac and cheese, but it was delicious. Would definitely go back!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 9, 2017

If heaven has a cheese bar, this surely is it. Not only is the cheese list comprehensive, the food menu is fantastic. I keep meaning to get something besides the mac and cheese but cannot seem to make myself pass it up! Friends have had the BLT and enjoyed it, he chicken biscuit, basically, everything is amazing. There's also a solid wine list, including 5 rosé options, if you're into that sort of thing. Big fan!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Fun, Quick Bite
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