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OCabanon

4.3
436 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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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.
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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French, International, American
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am -4:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 12:00am
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(646) 669-7879
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Smart Casual
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between 7th & 8th avenue
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Street parking and also FastPark parking across the street
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lines 1-2-3 and A-C-E at 34th street Penn Station
Line 1 at 28th street
Lines C-E at 23rd street
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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).

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

One of our all time favorite restaurants!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I celebrated my birthday at OCabanon this year. We were around 30 persons and we had a buffet style get together in the upstairs mezzanine.
It was absolutely perfect: the food and wine were tasty as always, the server took great care of everyone and we had all the space needed.
I would totally recommend this place for large group events!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We got there early, before Billy Joel Concert at MSG.
Very relaxed , unhurried dinner. Food was great!
Special note .... we got the cheesboard as an appetizer. There was a LOT of delicious cheeses.
Excellent spot with pleasant ambience. Would definitely go again when we are in the area!

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Nice place to have dinner with friends. Food is Ok but on the expensive side. Service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Nice little French restaurant very close to Penn Station. You have the choice of high table in the bar area or more comfortable and quiet space in the back .
Despite the French inspired menu, we had the Italian Risotto and Branzino mains and shared a bruscetta app. Very well done. Good choice of wine by the glass - pours could be a bit more generous, but that's a minor fault.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Absolutely perfect. Great service, charming, food was first class.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Ate here before a show at the Garden. Great food, nice French bistro atmosphere and wonderful service!

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

This is my new find. Great food (one exception: the vegetables in the couscous were undercooked for my taste), terrific service, convenient location. I will be back.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Love this little French place for lunch or for dinner. Lovely staff, very comfortable

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

somewhat disappointed. chicken was dry, friends burger was overpriced and not very good. It is supposed to be a French restaurant but many of the items were American bistro. Escargot was awesome though and the French pinot noir was very good. I expect to be wowed for a $220 dinner and I was far from wowed.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

WE WERE IN TOWN FOR THE BILLY JOEL CONCERT AND WANTED A RESTAURANT NEAR BY. I FOUND THIS BY DOING SOME RESEARCH AND WE ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. WE STARTED WITH THE TOMATO TATIN AND IT WAS SO DELICIOUS . SWEET AND SAVORY WITH A LIGHT PUFF PASTRY CRUST. DIVINE !!!
I HAD A COCKTAIL CALLED SECRET GARDEN AND HONESTLY I COULD HAVE HAD ABOUT 4 OF THEM THEY WERE SO TASTY AND FRESH. MY HUSBAND AND I BOTH HAD THE WHOLE BRANZINO FISH AND IT WAS PREPARED PERFECTLY WITH WHITE TENDER FLESH AND CRISPY SKIN. WE FINISHED UP THE PEAR COBBLER AND THE SIDE OF NICELY TART CREME FRESH WAS DIVINE. THE PLACE IS BASED UPON THE FRENCH IDEA OF A CAVE AND THE DARKNESS WITH PERFECT FOR THIS. THE BATHROOMS WERE VERY CLEAN AND I LIKED HOW THE WAIT STAFF WAS NEARBY BUT DIDN'T HOVER. THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE WAS FANTASTIC AND THE LITTLE FRENCH STORE ATTACHED WAS JUST ICING ON THE CAKE!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU MUST GO

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Excellent food but service absolutely not at the level of the prices of this restaurant. Staff is slow and unfriendly. Shame.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Read the reviews and gave it a shot on a 1st date. The place was perfect . Great ambiance..The server was around but not hovering, our food, 2 steaks both cooked differently, came out together and exactly as requested. All around a very nice meal.

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2.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Meal was spoiled by alternating odors of sewage and Lysol.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Met a group of friends for dinner. Great choice of venue (our first time), as you could actually HEAR each other speak. We’ll be back for this reason alone.
Very good and creative food overall (husband’s chicken was a little dry), and excellent service from very friendly server.
We’ll see you again soon.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Delight your palette & share precious time with loved ones in welcoming space!

I chose OCabanon for its proximity to my hotel & as a central meeting spot for a mini-family reunion. Its 29th Street location is close to Penn Station & the neighborhood is a mixed bag, with high rent apartments nearby & street people sprawled on the sidewalk. But don't be dissuaded! Once inside, you enter via a long rectangular bar ---a good place to await your full party, while eating oysters. Walking past the bar & to the left, a medium sized, high ceilinged dining room, lined with wine + art, greets you. As I had requested a "cozy table, in the corner," we were seated along the far left wall , which gave our nine person party a nice space for conversation. And there was lots of that---almost four hours worth of La Familigia & fine food!

Our server was gracious and so helpful, especially with my wine selection, offering tastes until I found the one. The food? Amazing. My cousin & I opted to share the octopus starter. As a West Coast woman, I expected small tender octopus. What we got was an eye popper: A large tendril (maybe 9" long) blackened a bit, yet so tender and flavorful. For my main, I had the duck---a thick section of breast, cooked perfectly, topped with fois gras & accompanied with luscious potatoes & sauteed vegetables. Three chose the risotto which all three raved about. I sampled & was delicious. Salmon was another pick, as was roast chicken and mussels. All enjoyed their meals. Dessert? House made profiteroles (think mini circular eclairs) with vanilla icecream, a pear something & cream brulee all to share, with my espresso, was the perfect ending.

Try OCabanon. Their food will delight your palette.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

As always an exceptional dining pleasure. Justin is amazing and staff always knowledgeable. Great food.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

O'Cabanon has become our go to spot for a nice meal. Everyone is always very friendly and attentive. The food is amazing as is the wine and cocktails. We always try to take our out of town guests here too. They are great about getting into the holiday spirit, whatever holiday it may be which is always fun. Great Job!! We will be back.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

So we caught an afternoon matinee on Broadway and headed to Chelsea to find OCabanon...good fortune followed as we found a parking spot directly in front of the place..we were early (5ish) and only a few tables occupied. Took a seat in the rear dining room and enjoyed a leisurely dinner..food was nicely prepared and very enjoyable..our meal included a bottle of wine and the pin noir was excellent. If your driving down 29th you might missed the place..but be alert, its worth it.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Food was good tasting and the prices were reasonable (for NYC). The staff easily accommodated our ever growing group...food service however was a bit harder to come by. All-in-all a nice experience.

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2.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Went here prior to an event at MSG with a party of three. 2 of us got the cassoulet and 1 the Filet Mignon. The duck in the cassoulet was dry and the broth had lots of small pieces of cartilage in it which made it difficult to eat. We did not like it at all, which was surprising since other reviews have touted it and it is supposed to be their specialty. The Filet Mignon was good. Restaurant was very noisy and it was hard to have a conversation. Service was slow and it felt like they were under staffed. Convenience to MSG was the best part of the experience.

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Delightful place. The food was simply terrific. Very authentic French food. We were lucky enough to be there for cassoulet night. That dish is highly recommended, as is the roast chicken.

Only complaints: the table was a little small, and about half the wine list was out of stock.

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5.0Dined on January 22, 2018

Get the Tapas of the Month! If you are with friends and want to share nibbles, this is a great value with quality products and it is served in style. You will not be disappointed. Also, great choices and value all over the wine list. Lastly, try a glass of Aval, a special cider imported from Brittany, France. OCabanon is one of the few places in Manhattan to serve it.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

Loved the restaurant. The food was very creative and tasteful however both entrees were not warm enough. The staff was friendly and attentive.

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3.0Dined on January 18, 2018

It was ok. We have been here before and both times thought the food was just ok

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4.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Needed a place for a lunch meeting. This area does not have many options so I was happy to find this restaurant. The food was good, I enjoyed my salad and it was a generous portion without being too large. The wine list is fun and I had a nice glass of white with my lunch. The service was welcoming and even though the place was empty when we first got there at 12:30, it had a good amount of guests by the time we were leaving.

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent French bistro food and atmosphere near Penn Station. A real find for that neighborhood

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Everything exceptional. Recommend the stew and the burger so far. Everything looks so good. Will return to try more

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2.0Dined on January 3, 2018

The prices were extremely high for the kind of restaurant it was - appetizers and wine prices were silly for a neighborhood restaurant

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Had a very nice family diner there. Service was great, the food and the wines are just excellent.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Nous avons mangé pour le réveillon de Noel, et avons été agréable surpris, c'est un vrai restaurant français de qualité en plein centre de Manhattan, avec un personnel français.
Nous y retournerons lors de notre prochain séjour à NY car nous nous sommes régalé.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Really fresh food and beautifully presented. Good wine and beer selections. Price is right. Close to Highline.

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3.0Dined on December 20, 2017

waiters were ready so we kept ordering. the food is fun and filling. it really bothered us enough that we won't be back that for a French place they had stingy pours. if the customer is eating what's the point in trying to hold onto the wine??

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4.0Dined on December 18, 2017

Food was good and we enjoyed the bonus of testing out our rusty high school French on the friendly wait staff. A memorable night with good food good French wine. The ambience was funky and unusual but pleasant.

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2.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Food was good and service was attentive. However, we had 2 dishes with mashed potato's and we had to return them twice before we got warm mashed potato's. We also had order a dish which was out and had to pick a new one. The bill included the dish that was out , so they tried to charge us one extra dish. Not impressed by how this was handled.

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4.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Stopped in for dinner before going to a concert at the Garden - which is just a short walk away. We arrived early and ordered drinks while looking at the menu. Our waiter took our food order and we waited for our drinks. This is my complaint - our appetizers arrived and we were still waiting for our drinks! Our waiter apologized and went to the bar to move them along. That being said our meals were terrific and our servers paid special attention the rest of the evening. I would recommend -but would pay more attention to keep the servers on point.

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4.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Small intimate space, good selection of wines, food was very good.

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Place is great food, service excellent. They just crowd too many tables so close to each other. Not much privacy.

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4.0Dined on December 13, 2017

First time here and we will return. Service and food was excellent and authentic. We got caught in traffic and when I called we were told not to worry. And they held our reservation. Right around the corner from
MSG so a good choice.

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

Fabulous food. Very friendly!
But there was a major construction going on
W/plastic taped up! But we didn’t eat anywhere near that area. I will def go vavl

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