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Cafe Select

4.7
271 Reviews
$30 and under
Swiss
For reservations indoor we require full vaccination (please bring your card, excelsior pass etc.)

“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 hidden Back Room behind the kitchen for private dinners and events for up to 18 people seated and 30 people standing. For inquiries please email us at info@cafeselectnyc.com

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  • Reservation Deposit

    $20.00 per personPrepaid

    Multiple dates available

    All our reservations require a deposit of $20/pp for groups of 4 or more. The deposit will be deducted from the final bill at the end of your visit. You will NOT receive a refund if you don't cancel your reservation. on time. We require that you make any changes, modifications or cancellations by 10PM the day prior to your reservation to receive a refund. All changes, modifications, cancellations shall ONLY be made via email to info@cafeselectnyc.com. Cafe Select will keep all deposits for no shows, late cancellations or party sizes that are smaller than your reservation. By making a deposit you agree to our policy.
What 271 people are saying
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4.4
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4.6
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4.4
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PennyS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience3

took ages for the food to come out but the staff was incredibly nice

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vipfishkitchen
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

we really wanted fondue and it was on the menu! but when we tried to order they said they didn’t have it, which was disappointing because we really only went for the fondue. the charcuterie board was nice though. it might be helpful for future guests if the menu is updated to more accurately reflect the lack of fondue.

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vipRobert
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Originally booked for a business lunch, the restaurant is quaint and the food was good. Unfortunately it looked like the wait staff were run off their feet but that didn’t impact the quality of service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING. made me feel at home in switzerland. great comfort food. 10/10.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So lovely and fun, but definitely loud. The fondue was great and the vibe was cool and casual.

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vipChristine297
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Great service. Would definitely return.

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vipPeter
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

After exactly 90 minutes we were asked to leave and presented with the bill. I had hardly finished my main course and was just about to look at the dessert menu. Terrible and embracing experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Asked waiter if my meal would be gluten free, which they confirmed. The meal came out covered in bread (which would cause a severe reaction if I were to eat it). I let the waiter know and asked if the meal could be redone with no bread. After 20 mins of waiting, I had to get up and re-ask. I waited for another 20 mins for the manager, by which time my friends had finished their meals. I ended up leaving without eating - and did not receive so much as an apology for the mix up. Terrible service!!

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vipTK719
New York Area
278 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to go back to Cafe Select! My salad, salmon with the potato pancake and apple strudel were all delicious! The service was outstanding and the prices most reasonable. Great indoor and outdoor dining available. Wonderful dining option in NoLita.

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vipWorldcouple
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!

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vipMolly
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place for a private dinner! Had an amazing time!

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vipcesny
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fondue. Very nice staff. Hard to talk over noise level.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, the food, our server, the cocktails and the woman who greeted and sat us. Will be back next time we’re in the city!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great little spot. We ordered the cheese plate and the chocolate fondue. We were informed you cannot just order the chocolate fondue, which is good to know for anyone going just for that. Overall a good experience.

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vipTracker
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Will definitely be back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience5

I used to love this place but the service was atrocious. The waiter was really rude to my group of friends, acting like she was above us and didn’t want to be there. Kinda ruined our whole experience. Not ever going back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The party of 7 was celebrating my sons 26th birthday. It was fabulous food but getting attention by a server in the beginning was frustrating and a bit disappointing. The ambiance is wonderful and I tried to get another reservation for this weekend but couldn’t.
I recommend this restaurant but the service could be better.

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AmandaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had so much fun at this ever chic spot. Staff was sweet and accommodating. Felt safe

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vipBenjaminF
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Food, lovely service!!

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SamC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, we were seated right away this past weekend. Friendly staff. Had the lobster & bacon club along with the chicken schnitzel sandwich. Both were delicious! Will come back. Excited when the ski chalet in the back opens up again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delicious! And lovely outdoor situation

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vipRoxyC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another home run for Benoit + his team. Consistently wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Good, but waitress was a little hasty and presumptuous. Felt rushed and patronized

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vipRoxyC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the most perfect dinner Thursday. Lawrence took care of us, our service, food + bev were outstanding. Well done + thank you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They took my deposit please contact me to get it back

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Xtina
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favourite spot - the escargot and zurich veal are my top dishes

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of my favorite places in the city! The ambiance is very welcoming and charming. Amazing cocktails, excellent food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Good food however overpriced and we had to wait 20 minutes in the cold for our table (we had a reservation). We placed our order as soon as we were seated but our food took forever to come out and then when we were ordering dessert they told us we had to leave within 10 minutes to honor the next reservation. It was very annoying and outweighed the fact that the food was good.

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MRios
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

They were out of two main items that rendered several items on the menu not possible for ordering, therefore substantially shrinking the menu options.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Music was outstanding, and food was even better

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vipAARON
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Love this place

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JeeyoonR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a birthday party of 6 people in the cozy outdoor sidewalk chalet during the beginning of the snowstorm. It's isolated just for our table so it felt safe. Felt like being in a little chalet in Switzerland. An out of town experience without the hassle of traveling.

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MariaS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love their service, their food, their raclette, fondues are fun for groups, the lobster bisque is delicious, everything on the menu is outstanding!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Seems to have gone downhill. Waiter was standoffish and rude (for no reason- we were pleasant to him and ordered wine, an app, and mains). Food was still good, but not as good as it used to be. Prices seem to have increased somewhat significantly for some items.

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DurrantS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chill environment, really good food and wine!

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vipElle852
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

It was so loud in there we couldn’t hear each other - and more people seemed annoyed about that, too. Staff are super rude. Fondue used to be so much better a few years ago. Won’t go back again.

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VanessaD
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

I was charged $6 extra to add grilled shrimp to my salad and I was given four (4) grilled shrimps. So over a dollar each which seemed kind of ridiculous.

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ClaudiaA
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I made a reservation for three people and asked for a Raclette table, which they didn't give us... They had bigger tables but gave us one in which we felt uncomfortable because we were packed against the table next to us. Raclette was only cheese and one potato, no charcuterie as you would get in other places, so not te experience I was hoping for.

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Judith
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

Quite rude service since our waitress lacked simple manners and pressured us to tip her when the bill came. Great food though...

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SophieA
New England
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

Service nul voir inexistant! On se faisait un plaisir d’y retourner en famille . Je pense que le restaurant est devenu un tiroir-caisses!!!!!

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FAQs

Cafe Select offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 925-9322.

Cafe Select is rated 4.7 stars by 271 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.