Cavali New York

3.8
39 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 39 people are saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.6
food
3.7
service
4.1
ambience
3.6
value
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62% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AlejandraC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
2 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
2 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
1 review
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
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
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
2 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
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
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
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
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Poor service and very slow. Nice and beautiful place

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ChristopherH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

First off, this place advertised itself as a steakhouse and we chose it for Vday dinner. We get there and it was a whole lounge/club totally not what was advertised! Total catfish. And on top of that the music was so loud we couldn’t hear each other speak, we couldn’t even hear the waiter and he was talking in our ears close up. AND it took an hour and a half to get our food. Terrible night, terrible service! Do not recommend !

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Ruby
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. The food was delicious, friendly staff .The DJ had me dancing in my seat literally. Lol Definitely going back.

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Duni
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

service was good.
menu did not have to much to pick from.

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IrisR
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone is super accommodating and friendly. My daughter and her friends had such a great time.

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JacquelineF
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

People should be informed that restaurant charges a service fee upon making reservation. i should not have to pay a fee for them to sanitize their restaurant. That should be done regardless of the pandemic. Food was very Good> The music was even better.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and amazing ambiance ... 5 stars from me

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Danny
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Nice ambience. Music was varied. Service was good.

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Candie
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really pretty atmosphere fare with really good service and music. There is a Live DJ but you are not allow to dance unless its in your seat due to Covid 19 restrictions. Food and drinks are a bit pricey. Over all I had a really good time and will return soon.

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Jennifer
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

The music was so loud you couldn’t have a conversation without yelling. But you also weren’t allowed to dance (so why play loud music). We stood up to take a picture and was told to sit down immediately because dancing wasn’t allowed (we were taking a picture). The drinks (although really good) took a while to come out and the food took even longer. I had a burger with fries. The burger was good but the fries tasted like the frozen fries you get from the supermarket. Chips and guac was good as well.

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ElaineT
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at Cavali, we brought in my daughter 21 birthday with a bang, thank you so much for the experience. We will definitely be back 🎉🔥

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NeishaF
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience1

I received the wrong order then they changed the order by adding additional sauce to the same wrong order. It was definitely what was expected and food was overpriced.

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MRaj
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall3food1service3ambience2

Customer service is good , but food and drinks are below average.

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Melissssab
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience1

The area wasn’t really appealing, the set up they had was really nice. Our hookah girl came right away which was nice. We made it for the buy 2 get one free happy hour and purchased premium margaritas for $14 (apparently it was top shelf liquor as mentioned by our waitress) when I tell you none of us tasted liquor in our cups, it was ridiculous. I was waiting for my waitress to come back so I can ask for hopefully “another” shot of liquor. She literally never came back. Other people served our food, we had mozzarella sticks and calamari and the sticks were terrible, the calamari was tolerable. Our waitress never came back to check if we were good, if our food was good, if we needed anything else. Up until that point I had to ask someone else to tell her to bring the bill because we were over it. Our bill was not worth what we received as a whole.

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Jan1982
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Wings are so good too! Calamari needs a little more flavor

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DONY
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible service. Rude and dismissive OWNER. Food was okay. Hookah was overpriced . This place was upsetting me and my homegirls . Neva again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Waiter did not inform us that the kitchen was closing. When we were ready to order meals he told us that we couldn’t order anything because the kitchen was closed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great!

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Ivry
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

As we got there the host ask how can he help us . I said hi I have reservations for 8:45 , So this other guy that works there jump into the conversation with aggressive saying “ oh no we don’t do seating like that “ so I showed him my confirmation. So after that we was seated at a tables for three . The waitress came and took our order , she told us we can do appetizer and drinks in order for us to be served. We was please because we just came from another place eating which we only came there for hookah and drinks but we didn’t mind gettin the appetizer each . So the same guy that told me about they don’t do seating for the time I stated he grab rush over with attitude and told us “ oh no we don’t do this , you each have to buy an entrée “ my sister was so not happy she got up , while my cousin and I was there talking to him and telling him we just came from another place from eating and the waitress was aware of that and she never stated that . He still had his attitude and grab the menu and couldn’t wait to seat the next group . This was our first time there because we know Hollywood butta and he be promoting that spot . And honestly I don’t know about going there just because how we was treated

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TiffanyT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The menu was very limited and a lotto items were not available on the menu. The waitress that served us was horrible. The food came out cold after waiting 45 minutes for the food. The food was very bland and had no taste.. only thing that was good was the drinks. overall my experience was was no-good although the manager tried to rectify the issues. I left there with a stomach ache and did not feel like I had a decent dining experience.

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HOPEL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The setting ..vibe..ambiance..service was great. I would highly recommend this place for brunch or just a social gathering.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food2service5ambience5

Chicken was over cooked and not much taste but overall I had a great experience

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NikoleP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I was actually looking forward to this experience as it was our first girls night since the pandemic. Upon arrival it was unorganized and dysfunctional. They seated my party at one table then we were told we had to get up because they sat us at the wrong table. We were asked to stand while they argued with another table to get up. This went in for 10-15mins in the heat. Finally the table obliged and we were able to sit. Once seated it took a while for the waitress to arrive, however she was the best part of the evening. She informed us on what was popular on the menu for the day as she saw it as well as portion size. She was prompt with our drinks and food. The atmosphere was very nice and they paid attention to detail. However that same attention should be put in at the hostess station. Overall we had a decent time. Maybe we will return later as this was the first Sunday.

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PreciousF
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was great I wasn’t please that we ordered more food after the food we had originally ordered and was rushed because we where giving a time limit to eat and drink .The drinks where not strong.. The only thing I enjoyed was the music and the scenery . The service could be better.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They closed for the night and didn’t send me a cancellation text or emai !!!! i drove there for nothing and my sons bday plans went down the drain

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was a overall bad experience. Half the menu was sold out, quality of drinks weren’t good. Definitely a place I would not attend again or recommend

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FeliciaM
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

This is my second time trying this place the first time my drinks were so watered down , and this time i had 7pm reservations got the 7:17 we ordered food and drinks everyone’s food came out separate times however at 8:45 i was told what i ordered they didn’t have in the back because i was extremely hungry i ordered something else at 9:50 i still didn’t have my new order and everyone at my table had eaten already . We were given free drinks and my food came it was free . The crowd this place gets they need more servers and need to prepare themselves to work . Highly disappointed . I may try it again but no time soon .

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NYCKING2LA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was waiting for the Cavali Steakhouse to open, but do to Covid-19 everything got delayed. Thank God the side walk cafe opened. Anyway I had the Lobster Crab Mac and cheese, it was really good. They have a lot of frozen Drinks and great cocktails. You see the the Staff and Manager Serge took great care of me And my family. Will definitely come again..

FAQs

Cavali New York offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (718) 440-9121.

Cavali New York is rated 3.8 stars by 39 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.