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In the south of France, more precisely in Provence, a cabanon represents an authentic cuisine, usually located in a house's garden, where all the mothers and grandmothers used to cook regional specialties for the entire family and anybody lucky enough to be around at the right place at the right time.
The door was always open. Since we had the chance to witness it in our childhood, we wanted to recreate this environment with the same welcoming spirit. So we decided to name our place "OCabanon".
“Cave à Manger”, literally means “Cellar to Eat”. In fact, the idea is to bring a nice pairing between wine and food in a cosy place.
We want our “Cave à Manger” to be a friendly destination, where anybody can discover love stories between wine and food, share and gossip around a good bottle.
New York, NY 10001
French, International, American
Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am -4:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 12:00am
between 7th & 8th avenue
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
Street parking and also FastPark parking across the street
lines 1-2-3 and A-C-E at 34th street Penn Station
Line 1 at 28th street
Lines C-E at 23rd street
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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In the south of France, a cabanon represents an original kitchen, where all the mothers and grandmothers would cook regional specialties for the entire family & anybody lucky enough to be around at the right place at the right time. We want to bring you that full experience (minus the grandmother).
OCabanon Ratings and Reviews
Horrible experience. Service is ridiculous. It took forever to bring appetizer and another 30 min to bring food. They forget one plate and brought it when everyone was finished. Wine was served warm and wine glasses are cheapest you can get. Overall was more than a disaster. Please avoid this one.
Booked this restaurant, in part, for its proximity to MSG, as we had tickets for an event. We got seated quickly enough, 2 hours prior to start of event. Drinks and appetizers came out within a reasonable time, though a request for French Martinis yielded drinks consisting of straight vodka. After having to explain the ingredients in a French Martini (in a French restaurant!), the correct drinks came out. The wine selection was good, as were the appetizers. One member of our party claimed that she had the best French Onion Soup ever. Thus ends the good part of the story.
With about an hour into the meal, post appetizers and just prior to the second bottle of wine, we thought we were sitting pretty with plenty of time to get to the show. WRONG! Fifteen minutes - no main course. Thirty minutes - no main course. Forty five minutes - still no main course and no explanation. At that point, we decided that we had to leave in order to get through the new security measures at MSG - complete with metal detectors, bag inspections and lines that bottle neck into the street. We were presented with a check that included the main course items. This was quickly corrected, but with two bottles of wine, two cocktails and appetizers, the bill still amounted to $200, and no main course. We found ourselves eating pretzels at the the concert venue. We certainly hadn't bargained for this. What's worse, when one of our party addressed the matter with the owner, he seemed grossly unconcerned, despite his claim that he would make things right if we called him. Really? Should this EVER happen in the first place? It's a shame because the food we did have was good. In addition, the restaurant got very crowded on a Saturday evening, so they don't seem to have too many concerns about business, but if enough diners have this type of experience, I suspect that concerns will (and should) increase. Beware of booking if you have time constraints!
Visited before a concert, wanted to eat light and have a few drinks. Got there early and played it safe. Shared the mussels and ceviche to start and the shared the Filet as the main course. Food was excellent and the service was very attentive. Towards the end, when the crowd started shuffling in, we waited longer for drinks and service and was hard to call for check. Still highly recommend - great food - but make sure you have some time to spend!
Immediately was impressed once we walked in- what a great atmosphere! The staff was a little slow but there was a large party upstairs and fairly busy downstairs as well, so it was understandable. Food came out quickly, and in much larger portions than I was expecting (but no lack of quality!). I would definitely come back and recommend.
I really like this restaurant. My friend and I happened upon O Cabanon when looking for a convenient place to meet near Penn. Since then, I come here whenever I am meeting a friend for a drink , happy hour cocktails, dinner. Food is great and the ambiance is really nice. It has become a go to.
The 4 of us arrived at 7pm on a weekday night. The front was crowded but the back room was quiet. It could have gotten much noisier when a party of about 12 arrived, but it didn't! So we were able to enjoy the wine/beer and food: mussels provencale, hamburger, pasta. The staff was very accommodating and friendly. Two of us have lived in the area for several years, but never noticed the restaurant due to the construction shed overhead until we went recently with some friends.
Was surprisingly happy with the restaurant given the 'dead zone' South of Penn station. Great staff, nice food. Relaxed but very well served. Has character. French-ish food and modern/with a bar. Hard to pull off. Will definitely go again. Good for a quick bite/tapas like appetisers only or a full meal. Unreal/good pork milanaise.
I had been to Ocabanon in May and was eager to go again. Unfortunately, the experience was disappointing. We decided to sit at the tables at the front in bar area. We ordered drinks and apps. The waiter disappeared after the drinks were served. We finally flagged him down and ordered more food and drinks. The food eventually came, but never the drinks. The waiter never came back and we had to go ask a bartender for the check! Bad service ruins your experience even if the food is good. Don't think I'll be back!
On the positive side : Great food overall. Great ambiance. Friendly staff. Excellent wine list. Very well located.
Things to improve : no gluten-free options . Also we asked for ONE cheese plate to share and got charged TWO cheese plates (the one cheese plate we got had two pieces of each cheese, so I supposed we got twice the regular quantity, but still, we did ask one plate to share, not two).
Having said that, I would go back to this place in a heartbeat.
What a great find in a neighborhood that is not chock-full of good restaurants! The food (pastas, fish) were excellent, the ambience casual and friendly and the prices very good for New York City! The tables in the front room have 'counter' height seats, but the back-room (if it is busy and they have it available, has regular dining tables and is a bit nicer looking, although the front room is more lively. Go--you won't be disappointed!
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