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Union Square Cafe, New York, NY

Union Square Cafe

4.4
4.4
6096 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Danny Meyer's Union Square Cafe has re-opened in its new location on 101 East 19th Street. Founded in 1985, Union Square Cafe was one of the originators of contemporary American cuisine, and remains a destination for warm hospitality and Chef Carmen Quagliata's thoughtfully executed, creative cooking. Union Square Cafe is Danny Meyer’s first restaurant and the birthplace of a generation of widely lauded, award-winning restaurants, as well as the starting point for the careers of many world-renowned chefs.

Union Square Cafe has won five James Beard Awards and also earned Zagat Survey’s #1 ranking as New York’s Most Popular Restaurant an unprecedented nine times.

Union Square Cafe is a non-tipping restaurant. Hospitality Included.
We look forward to welcoming you soon. Reservations are available at UnionSquareCafe.com/reservation.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Italian
  • Hours of operation
    DINNER - Sun-Thurs 5:30PM - 10PM // Fri-Sat 5:30PM - 11PM LUNCH - Mon-Fri 11:45AM - 2:30PM BRUNCH - Sat, Sun 11AM - 3PM PASTRIES, COFFEE AND BRUNCH COCKTAILS - Sat, Sun 10AM - 11AM INTERIM MENU: Mon-Fri 2:30PM - 5:30PM // Sat, Sun 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Phone number
    (212) 243-4020
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Carmen Quagliata
  • Neighborhood
    Union Square
  • Cross street
    5th Ave. and Union Square W.
  • Parking details
    Public pay parking lot available across the street.
  • Public transit
    Take the 4, 5, 6, N, R or L subway trains to the 14th Street/Union Square stop.
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wine

What 6,096 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.1Ambience

NoiseModerate

6,100 Reviews
  1. WillSkodz

    New York City

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Reviewed on September 4, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    We came last night (early) without a reservation and was able to get a table. We immediately were greeted by Monique the Sommelier, who first had us taste USC's brand Tassin by the glass. It was a very delicious start to our night. Then Monique led us to a vintage Billecart-Salmon Cuvee which knocked our socks off! For the end our evening she recommended the best Madeira I have ever had. For dinner, Michael walked us through the menu and made some amazing suggestions. Then at the end we were greeted by Chris the manager, who made sure everything was perfect. Thanks USC ! Will & Phyl of Whitestone

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  2. Daddoo63

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It's not news that Union Square Cafe is a classic New York restaurant. The neighborhood, and NYC, for that matter, owes it a great deal of gratitude. I will be one of the faithful waiting with bated breath for the return of this wonderful restaurant when it reopens in spring 2016!

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  3. Peter

    New York City

    330 reviews

    5.0

    330 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Final days before the move to 19th street in the spring. The portions are getting larger than ever (cleaning out the fridge) and the favorites are rapidly falling off the chart. You see calamari at almost every table. I had to have one last USC burger before the closure. I hope the new venue delivers what we have come to rely on here.

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  4. Bari

    New York City

    82 reviews

    4.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I'm so sorry to see this grand old lady leave. It's always been such a treat to dine there. Hopefully, with the new location will come some new personnel. Danny Meyer has always been known for his well trained help -- from the time of reservation to the end of the meal. This hostess was the worst! Yes, we were a tad early, but were not seated until 45 minutes after our reservation time (even though , upon arrival, she told us that we would be on time). She never kept us informed and seemed annoyed when we asked "how much longer"? The no tipping was not in effect there. Hopefully, things will again be GREAT with the new USC!

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  5. Wildcat76

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fortunately we were in town and able to enjoy lunch at this location the last week they were in this location. As always the food and service lived up to our expectations. Looking forward to next time we are in town at the new Union Square Cafe.

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  6. JamesM

    New York City

    11 reviews

    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had brunch on a Sunday here with group of 4. Food was very good especially the cinnamon buns.

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  7. Vijay168

    New York City

    42 reviews

    4.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is good but not excellent enough to spend $125 for lunch.

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  8. CS5328

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time in - Finally made it for a lunch because we couldn't get a dinner reservation ..they were Very busy since they are closing for a move soon . Great meal / very good service .. Just an all around teriffic spot .. I'll love to go back to their new place on 19th St for dinner ..

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  9. paprikaj

    New York City

    144 reviews

    4.0

    144 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We are regular lunch patrons and thought we would try the Saturday brunch. We were not impressed by the breakfast options and would definitely go back to the lunch choices. We still love the restaurant and are waiting to see its next phase after the move.

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  10. Morty

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb service, hospitality. Excellent, creative cuisine. Looking forward to reopening/relocation next spring after about 30 years in present location.

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Google Map for Union Square Cafe

101 E 19 St., New York, NY 10003

Additional information

  • Cross street
    5th Ave. and Union Square W.
  • Neighborhood
    Union Square
  • Hours of operation
    DINNER - Sun-Thurs 5:30PM - 10PM // Fri-Sat 5:30PM - 11PM LUNCH - Mon-Fri 11:45AM - 2:30PM BRUNCH - Sat, Sun 11AM - 3PM PASTRIES, COFFEE AND BRUNCH COCKTAILS - Sat, Sun 10AM - 11AM INTERIM MENU: Mon-Fri 2:30PM - 5:30PM // Sat, Sun 3:00PM - 5:30PM
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    American, Italian
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public pay parking lot available across the street.
  • Public transit
    Take the 4, 5, 6, N, R or L subway trains to the 14th Street/Union Square stop.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Carmen Quagliata
  • Additional
    Bar Dining, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Wine
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