Cavali New York

3.8
68 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
Indoor dining is now open, Outdoor dining will be here by the end of March. Please check in on our instagram Page @Cavali_NYC

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 68 people are saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.8
food
3.7
service
4.2
ambience
3.7
value
Noise · Energetic
57% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DorothyP
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for dinner with my sister for first time and we enjoyed the total package - will most definitely go back!!

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Unhappy
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

The service was horrible. Once seated, server took almost 40 minutes to take our orders and then my drink took another 45 minutes to arrive. Constantly had to flag down our server when we could even find her.

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Chrissy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Came for a few birthdays & they have good food and music.

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JeremyM
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

It was a really good time and atmosphere I truly enjoyed myself

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Denden
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

I would never go back they didn’t make anything about my partner’s bday special

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LaciaV
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I had a great time! Cindy our waitress was very attentive. DJ played a variety of music.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Servers very attentive

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BigSteppa
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience ! You can’t go wrong here , food is good

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ShianneK
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The service was terrible, my party waited 3 hours for food and never got it. We asked to see the manager and he didn’t want to speak to us. They lied and said we got everything we ordered and handed us a bill with the wrong amount.

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Brianna
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

This was the most horrible food service ever received, it took the waitress three times to forget about a simple coke I ordered only to come back and say they are out of coke then I asked for a sprite she forgot to get the sprite only to have a different waitress come over and say there was some miscommunication but we don’t have sprite either after finishing my meal and not having my beverage , the food was definitely nothing to brag about , but the waitress was very terrible and took almost an hour for her to come back and order my dessert that she said she was gonna come back and take my order for will not be returning and will not recommend this place to anyone

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deerod
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Music was good. We ordered two drinks that were pretty good as well. We waited a hour for our food. Our waitress came to us twice to ask if our food had came yet so at the point we didn’t want anything else but to leave. I was upset bc it was a nice setting and the music was good but the service was definitely trash. We drove a hour away from home just to have a sh***y night.

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ONLYONE
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience1

Ahem. Water down tequila. Rude server. Who TF wants to eat a wagyu burger while listening to club music. Hookahs were pretty good. But overall not the best. Unfortunately

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jackiec
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

for my first time there, I loveddd ittt!!! Definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Beautiful place but the service isn't that good. The staff are a little bit rude. The owner is a nice guy and the manager is really rude

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JacaraM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

The vibes are there. Drinks are over priced and mimosas are mostly orange juice. Food was ok .

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have an amazing experience. visiting New York City for first time from Chicago.. beautiful Ambience and outstanding staff members I'll visit again!!

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JavoS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience2

I planned a night here in advance for my best friends birthday. It was a party of 9. We were originally given a dirty table and when a friend requested a different one, she was given attitude. We were then placed at a table all the way at the top of the bar area towards the back-which left us out of sight and out of mind. We had to ask numerous times when we would be served before finally getting seated elsewhere 20 minutes later. The food was okay, the music was extremely loud and the ambiance wasn't anything like I'd imagined. I usually never leave reviews but I received an email requesting an honest review and this is just that. All 9 of us had a terrible time and we will not be returning.

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Frannyfine
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

It took over an hour to get a waiter after being seated the food was okay but they ran out what I originally wanted and the stake was over cooked. Drinks could’ve been stronger

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kaiylae
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing place to go either with friends or just on a date . 5 star

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KristenI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was amazing, music was great, waiter was so great to us but it was very expensive, didn’t expect the price at all

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AshleyD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

I arrived and got seated at 10PM, we ordered hookah shortly after and had asked to get moved to a different table because they originally seated us near the bathroom entrance. after getting moved, our official ordered didn't get taken until around 10:30, and almost 30-45 minutes past when we didn't receive the hookah, drinks nor our food. We noticed they were closing at 11, but also that people seated before us was getting their items. Not only was our food rushed and burned, the hookah was horrible and harsh. For $70 per person, i will not be returning. I should've listened to the other reviews that had the same experience i did.

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HERR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food3service2ambience4

wayyyy overpriced for a place in QuEens
and they charge a COVID FEE??
RIDICULOUS

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JacquelineO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall1food5service2ambience3

I loved how beautiful this restaurant is but, I booked it for my sisters birthday brunch, we did arrive 15 mins late, but once we got there on Sunday apparently they could not serve us brunch. It kinda felt like false advertisement. They didn’t want to accommodate with brunch so we dropped that idea to not argue. Ordered appetizers, drinks( that taste like juice) then we bought a bottle. The only people there who bought a bottle, after we finished the bottle we ordered drinks again. The server then tells us that we cannot buy anymore drinks unless we buy food. It was ridiculous. After already spending about 700$ for everything and not being granted the brunch that we initially came to the spot for. We came for Brunch. The place is nice. Dj was amazing but the service, it felt we were played and they were just tryna take all of our money. It’s like every time we wanted to order we were hit with issues, each time. I would not recommend. Management needs work. Unacceptable. Had it not been too late or far we could’ve just gone to Dyckman, they have way better brunch and understanding, it’s what we get for wanting to try a new spot. Don’t believe the tik tok hype.

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FaatimaT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Cavali had a very nice ambiance, however the Manager was not wasn’t very customer friendly and the food was cold.

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Kathleen
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Good vibes. Nice service. The staff are attentive and welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience. It was mine and my husbands first time going there. I recommend! 10/10. The service was amazing and the food was delicious! Coming again soon

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StefanyA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It’s a nice place but horrible management they need better customer service and treat their employees with respect ! Be more professional.

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AlejandraC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was overall an ok experience, dj could’ve played better music. The food was alright and it felt like the drinks where not strong enough for the price we are paying.

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Kouture
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

This was my boyfriend and I first time there and we will definitely be making another reservation in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience5

First time going and it’ll be my last time going for brunch.

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Underwhelmed
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Came here with a small party to celebrate a birthday. The space is pretty big and tables are well laid out. The DJs had good mixes that Saturday night. Our waiter was attentive and polite. The cons for Cavali were with the food and overall ambiance. The people seated that night were a mix of drunk patrons leftover from brunch and sober dinner party guests. To be clear, I have no problem with either but it feels weird when the crowd is inconsistent like this. Also, the dress code is not really enforced so you’ll see a mix of dress wear. Our party and a few other tables were on the dressier side while other tables were casual. There’s a diverse mix of ages where most tables were on the younger side (20 - 25) and a few were late twenties to early thirties. My friend and I both ordered penne ala vodka and agreed that it was subpar. Hers had undercooked chicken and was lukewarm, but mine was okay just not something I would get again from here if I ever returned. We did enjoy our cocktails. That’s the only thing I’d give a 10/10 for. There’s a cake cutting fee at $5 per person yet we cut our own slices so that didn’t really make sense. Overall, our bill was on the higher end which we don’t mind if we feel satisfied or blown away with our experiences, but Cavali really disappointed us that night. I would not recommend as the overall value isn’t great.

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Shottie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food5service1ambience4

I’m going to give this place one more shot because the owner Lee was really nice but my waiter needed tons of help. He was not attentive to our needs more did he seem to care. We sat and needed to wait 30 mins before we were even approached and asked to take our drink order let alone appetizers.
The entrees were amazingly good but the level of service could of been better in my opinion

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience and I would definitely go again

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Elizabeth
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don’t remember my sever name but she was great ! Excellent customer service!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience4

My reservation was for 9:30p. Me and another friend arrived about 9:13pm and because everyone wasnt here they wouldnt allow us to go in and hold the table. Part of the party realized they were running late/looking for parking after the reservation started so they called and informed them they would be about 15 minutes late the person that answered the phone said they would be okay. When the other people in the party arrived it was about 9:50p and the bouncer said they had no more were full capacity and that it was the promoters fault for double booking and that they had cancelled all reservations after 9. While this was happening there were some people arriving after us that they immediately were letting in due to the table being held.

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KevinM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food and attention. They maintain the pertinent precautions regarding Covid19 and social distancing.

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Kelly
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely enjoyed my experience here. I had such a good time, can’t even imagine how it would be without COVID. Our server was Jordan and I thought he was great!

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Lovefoodanddrinks
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very Friendly staff, good music and good food! Can’t wait until capacity goes back and we can dance indoors!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Serge was the best. He made sure ww has a great table for my friends bday. DJs, ambiance ans food were great. Best brunch spot in queens!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Poor service and very slow. Nice and beautiful place

FAQs

Cavali New York does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Cavali New York also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 440-9121.

Cavali New York is rated 3.8 stars by 68 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.