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About OCabanon

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.

245 West 29th
New York, NY 10001
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
between 7th & 8th avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(646) 669-7879

Website:
http://www.ocabanon.com/

Parking Details:
Street parking and also FastPark parking across the street

Public Transit:
lines 1-2-3 and A-C-E at 34th street Penn Station
Line 1 at 28th street
Lines C-E at 23rd street

Additional:
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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Private Dining

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

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Bar Seating (13)
Casual (13)
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Special Occasion (11)
Good for a Date (10)
Fit for Foodies (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Romantic (7)
Tapas (7)
Authentic (6)
Great for Lunch (6)
Cozy (6)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Great Beer (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Business Meals (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Fun (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Live Sports (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Seasonal (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Had an excellent experience. We were 7 people, seated on time as per our reservation. Service was knowledgeable, helpful, and available. Food, which it is what we were there for, was excellent. All agreed.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was not up to my par. I had escargot . The sauce that the snails were in was flat with very little taste. It seemed to be a butter sauce instead of a garlic and parsley sauce.

The service was slow between courses

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

Service was great, wine amazing, good spectacular! Try the Stew, absolutely the best!

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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.

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 (Savannah)·Dined on November 18, 2017

It took us 1 1/2 hours to get our first course while we watched our there around us eat and then leave. They didn't offer any remedy to the situation, but apologized several times as we waited. I would not eat here again.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Tapas
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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!

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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Fun, good food and excellent service. Not too expensive for French food.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Seasonal
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food4
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

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.

Tags: Spicy, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great spot near Penn Station, walking distance. Accommodated is when we didn’t plan well for time. Very pleasant authentic French.

Tags: Great Beer, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 2, 2017

Nice place with good food and good service. With the time conversations become louder and louder so the noise level is rising. But its definitely place to go if you wanna meet a friend close to the Penn Station.

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We LOVE Ocabenon. It is a gem so close to Penn Station! We have been in a number of times and have always been glad we went! We took a foodie friend who LOVED the place too.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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food5
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

The two dishes we had were not really french taste, not same cheese used or too much rosemary. We didn't enjoyed it

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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Luke-warm "raw" oysters, main course poor, staff in Halloween costumes preparing for the party about to begin, food seemed an afterthought, mainly a bar with restaurant in the back. Menu supposed to be South of France, but it was south of someplace else.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great pre game dinner spot.

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·Dined on October 25, 2017

Great food and atmosphere near msg which is generally a waste land for good places. Owner was great guy liked everything
Must visit

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Delighted to have found this casual French restaurant. The food is great and the staff welcoming. If I lived closer, I'd be there every day.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on October 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

My fiends and I always enjoyed our meals there. We will be back soon.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on October 12, 2017

Spend our last day on a NYC vacation trip there. The food was was delicious. Staff very was friendly. We highly recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Disabled Access, Afternoon Coffee, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Tea, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Casual
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food3
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

I had 8 on a Sunday night. Many with airport delays but staff was very accommodating and no stress. Everyone raved about the food. Excellent a keeper.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Very good pre or post event spot in Madison Sq Garden neighborhood. Salads, pork chop and mussels were very good and service was attentive to get us to MSG on time

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was absolutely fantastic....what a gem of a cozy restaurant!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

The food and service are wonderful!!! Highly recommend them.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great food, great service, an exceptional experience! I wouldn't hesitate to go back and would recommend this place to a friend any time.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Wow! Great French food.. cheese platter was excellent!! Hubby had filet mignon and the veggies were off the farm., son had burger infused with cheese.. home made tater tots., pork chop with pear salad for me... and the CREME BRÛLÉE!!! Omg fab!!!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Fun, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 13, 2017

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!

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 11, 2017

too dark and no air in the main dining room - this makes the experience a bit claustrofobic but food and food presentation was good.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 9, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Probably among the worst three meals I've had in 16 years in NYC.

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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on September 1, 2017

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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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Very enjoyable setting for our business meeting. Portions are small but nicely presented. At least you have room for dessert - which were real standouts!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Great food and great service.

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·Dined on August 21, 2017

A regular restaurant with regular food. Good food presentation but lacks of flavor. The portions are small and the average price is high. Drinks are overpriced. The staff is friendly.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Really good surprise! All was perfect during our diner with friends: good wine, good food, friendly atmosphere. I highly recommand it

Tags: People Watching, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Casual, Bar Seating, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Great! Would come back!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Very nice and not busy during mid day.
Food was excellent. Service prompt but not too fast. Overall will come back.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Conveniently located, great food! Would highly recommend.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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