Cafe Select

4.6
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230 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Swiss

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“Cafe Select is a bistro style European restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with Swiss specialties ranging from our signature Swiss Bratwurst with Roesti to our veal Schnitzel. We also serve our classics such as our Burger, Hanger steak as well as Risotto and a variety of salads. In the winter months we serve Fondue and Raclette.

We also have a Apre Ski Fondue Chalet in our back room.
If you would like Fondue or Raclette in our Chalet please make a reservation at “Apres Ski Fondue Chalet at Café Select”. “
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The service was awful.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don’t recall his name bald waiter was amazing

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Outstanding ambiance but the food could be much better.

D
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked a place at the restaurant because of a recommandation. We come from Switzerland and we thought it would be nice to discover a Swiss themed restaurant. We come often to New York and we have never gotten such a lousy service. The waiters were rude, impatient, irrespecutful and literally made us feel like we were disturbing them each time we wanted to ask a question, or order something. We just wanted it to be over. Obviously we’ll never go back, nor will we send anyone there.

SJ
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service surprised us with Prosecco to celebrate our anniversary. Very sweet

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always

AM
New York Area
42 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Met a friend and former colleague for lunch.
Relatively quiet and easy to have a conversation.
Service was fair, attentive enough, but could be better , but not friendly, they seemed to be doing us a favor by waiting on us.
However I ordered the Croque Monsieur and it was ridiculously skimpy for $17. The bread was squat and small, and one very thin slice of ham and one of cheese. The outside was spread with the bechamel sauce ( look d more like mayo) after the sandwich was pressed, so you could not eat it as a sandwich. That’s not my beef, my issue was barely anything to eat! It tasted OK but it was a VERY POOR value. Companion had the wedge salad, looked nice, and a decent size , but again way overpriced for what it was, and the restaurant overall.

OT
London
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall1food3service2ambience3

We waited for over an hour for our food. We were not provided receipts on payment with card and once we left we found out we had been over charged by $200. The staff were extremely rude when we came back to get the refund for the $200 and were unable to provide any receipts or information on what amount had been charged to which card.

SK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Café is super nice and if you miss Switzerland, they will make you happy with there amazing choice of traditional swiss meals.

F
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a NoLITA gem! Unpretentious and inviting, the atmosphere is warm and quaint. The food was fantastic!!! My date and I had to try each other’s dishes and they were one better than the other! The Lobster Bisque is fabulous...buttery and huge chunks of lobster. The Octopus Salad was equally good-the fennel totally makes this dish! I had the branzino and my date had this awesome veal with spatzel (spelling?) dish. All amazing. Great wine list and cocktails too! Go!!!

L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great place for breakfast, lunch, cocktails. Sometimes it's a bit loud but the food is good and the atmosphere is fun.

LS
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went there for the cheese fondue. Spent a good deal of time planning our choices around the fondue only to find out that they had stopped it the day before as they don't do it in the summer. Only wished I known upon arrival so we didn't waste so much time.

y
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good environment, the services could be a little quicker, but overall, a good experience.

CJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fondue is fantastic. Love this place. Have been coming here for years.

AI
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Nice food, we had the plate and meat platter and the lobster and octopus salad that we shared, it was really good

C
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience3

Good food, very disinterested service. Much better on weekdays or early week evenings.

C
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Pretty loud at night and cramped but good food, nice ambiance, and a consistent go-to. I wouldn’t travel to eat here but it’s my favorite current neighborhood place.

BL
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall3food1service3ambience5

Cute and cozy place; mediocre food.

NY
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great scene. Lots of beautiful young people that my parents enjoyed being surrounded by. Food is very good. A little expensive, but all in all a really fun experience. Solid recommend for a night out with friends. Veal Schnitzel is a must.

DG
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Solid food, service a little slow, decent ambiance but nothing special. Definitely a good everyday option in the neighborhood.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Always love the rosti. The rosti that came with the salmon was very salty.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The hostess was very rude. We had clearly told her to bring us non-alcoholic cheese fondue and instructed her about not having fruit, but it still came. And when we talked to her, she said “you didn’t eat it anyways”. Also even after making a mistake, she charged us, and the bill came down to 65$

C
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, good service. Tables ready tiny and very close together. Hard for a more relaxed meal. But good neighborhood place. Lobster salad is amazing.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots in nyc!! Not overrated whatsoever, this food reminds me so much of my Swiss family and home cooked meals. Will continue to go back!

SU
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Yes, the food is very good there but I find everything to be a bit overpriced for the setting and attitude. $37 for the main course is not cheap! Appetizers run from $17 & up? Rather high, no?

SB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the atmosphere & food at Cafe Select. Highly recommend!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was fantastic! We had a fantastic time celebrating my birthday.

FM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Cozy and fairly understated place with mostly Swiss-inspired fare. The food is great, maybe a tad expensive for what it is - it is SoHo after all. Try the Zurich Veal!

MR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is great we tried several things pancakes are my favorite the potatoe cakes are amazing! And the coffee was perfect

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Agradable espacio y comida

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J
New England
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriends and I had an incredible experience here. We appreciated the table in the cute nook. The food was delicious and service was great.

i
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Terrible service. Our waitress was not attentive at all. Only good thing is the food is good.

RW
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I’ve eaten here several times and always have had a great experience. The food is excellent, the wines are good amd the service is super. It’s a place worth going to.

s
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great business breakfast option. It wasn't crowded at all, service was good.

AZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing lady's night! Cafe select is always a good choice!I love being there...

OT
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

they added random things on the check. it is my fault to not check it fully before signed it. but the cafe manager calling me and yelling isnt so nice either. Yes, I accused them for stealing money. Well, in a way, mistakenly by your employee, it did. I wont ask for refund but you certainly made an enemy against your restaurant. Dont scream at your customer at least. Also, the manager mentioned that he checked CCTV video to check if the server really was attentive or not, I dont know what you saw, but she was very loud right behind my back talking to a friend of her for many minutes. both my mother and I were upset about how loud and annoying they were. The manager has refused this fact also when he called me to yell. oh well. I give up on arguing but have to mention what I experienced. check with your employee before yelling at customer. I was nicely asking for 4~5times in the beginning. If you look at my reviews on other restaurants, usually I give 5 stars. I am not crazy or strict like you say. I find you the manager very scary. Is it really that hurtful to refund what was mistakenly added and signed for? just a strudel. and I also wanted to mention I dont drink black tea, so it must had been someone else's order. I did have herbal tea, so I didnt ask for refund for that anyways.

AS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite little place in soho. Periodttttttttttt

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall1food2service1ambience1

It was odd to see brunch at 3 in the afternoon on a Sunday. Apart from that the music was very loud and when asked to turn it down a bit, it wasn’t done.

OG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, fantastic fondue, perfect environment

L
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Ambiente is great. Nice interior. The crowd well mixed. Service is fast and attentiv. The food okay (but not great)