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York Street Cafe, Newport, KY

York Street Cafe

4.5
4.5
228 Reviews
$30 and under
American
York Street Cafe in Newport, KY is a nice place to go when you are out with someone special or when you are out with a friend. The eatery offers indoor and outdoor dining, along with food made from the finest and freshest ingredients. It has been open and operating since 1997.

York Street Cafe has a robust lunch and dinner menu. Some of the items you might want to try include the appetizers such as the hummus, tabbouleh and the smoked salmon. Some of the entree options include filet mignon, cheesy jalapeno grits with salmon or shrimp and Amish chicken. Burgers are available at York Street Cafe, too.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (859) 261-9675

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Richard McCollum

  • Neighborhood

    Newport

  • Cross street

    York & 8th

  • Parking details

    Private Lot/Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 228 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. S

    Scott

    Cincinnati

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Service was excellent. We had the Brie as an appetizer and it was awesome along with some wine. Steak was very good but way overpriced. To be fair I didn’t ask what the market price was but $60 is Ruby’s level. I would’ve liked to have seen some options that included more chicken instead of just limited steak and seafood offerings. Owner/GM came out to talk with us and ensure everything was good - and it was. Definitely worth a repeat visit and try additional offerings.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    York Street Cafe NEVER disappoints! We had reservations. Although we were asked to wait 5-10 minutes with apologies, a server came directly to us, took out drink orders and brought them quickly and efficiently. We were seated outside in GORGEOUS seating and the flowers/fauna around us were just beautiful. We had the Baked Brie in phyllo for a starter, which was phenomenal. The seasonal caprese salad was SO good and made of locally sourced ingredients, along with fresh basil grown right there. Salmon was excellent and the peanut butter pie is always to die for. If you have an opportunity to go here, DO IT. They’re one of the best in town!
  3. CP

    CindyP

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in NKY. This is are go-to for any celebration.
  4. GN

    GirlsNightOut

    Cincinnati

    20 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience4
    I'll start with the positives: outside patio is lovely, the host and servers were very friendly, and the brie appetizer was delicious. Now to the negatives: entree served over an hour after the appetizer, and they forgot my side dish. Kitchen needs to get its act together! My $38 lamb chops were good but not great. There are no in between priced items. You can get a hamburger or you get $30+/market priced entrees. We had not been there in a long time and just were not impressed.
  5. LF

    LaurelF

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal and service! Love the new chairs and beautiful flower containers!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant !!! Great food, service, and ambience!
  7. OT

    OTA07

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place food is excellent and service is friendly and goes the extra mile. The desserts are heavenly but
  8. C

    Cath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I’ve gone to York St Cafe through the years and the food has always been good. Irv was great! Desserts (my family’s favorite course) was actually quite heavy! We ordered a wonderful bottle of wine, too. Love this place! Close to Cincinnati, easy to find parking, great for attending theater in Newport.
  9. KW

    KimberlyW

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful dinner in the Elvis Room. Very funky vibe. The food was good and the service was wonderful. We had a new server who did a wonderful job making sure all our needs were met. Next time we are visiting the area we will definitely go back and order desserts.
  10. KD

    KimD

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. Very personable ownership and staff! Highly recommend.
  11. NP

    NaplesPrincess

    Cincinnati

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We haven’t been there in awhile but it was a great reminder not to stay away. 😋
  12. MT

    MrsT

    Cincinnati

    31 reviews

    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent service and delicious entrees. However, as with most restaurants, the prices have gone up quite a bit since we last visited. If you don’t want a burger, all other entrees are twice the price. Would appreciate something in-between. Wonderful appetizers, and the stuffed chicken was creatively prepared.
  13. S

    Scottyp

    Cincinnati

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    York Street Cafe should be on your list of go-to restaurants throughout the year. The food is always delicious and they deliver on quality, tasty, and inventive (even with classics). They’re in an elegant old building and have a terrific patio.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted warmly we did not have to wait to be seated as we had a reservation and everything was absolutely wonderful, and very eclectic fun menu
  15. BF

    BevF

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We sat outside and enjoyed a delightful evening. Unfortunately, it took over an hour for our meal to be served. My friend’s steak was over cooked and potatoes cold. My stuffed chicken was excellent.
  16. a

    ashley86

    Cincinnati

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the patio. My husband had a delicious steak and I had the sticky ribs which were generously sized. The Brussels sprouts we fantastic. Service was impeccable and the staff were very friendly.
  17. CR

    CheriR

    Cincinnati

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant dinner. Cute place and the service was very attentive. Salmon was wxcellent
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was good, meal was enjoyable , great outdoor area ; drinks were pricey
  19. m

    micheleh

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A very warm cozy atmosphere, everyone was very gracious from the moment we entered till we left. The food was very good and the dessert was fabulous! We were seated at the Elvis table which was lots of fun ☺️
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate there with friends we have not seen for years. Great place to catch up. Did was delicious. Owner is awesome!
  21. l

    lovetoeat

    Cincinnati

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Friday night dinner excellent in-house-made soups and desserts made daily….the BEST. Salads are kept interesting and dressings seem to be house made though the premixed greens they serve are every now and then not the freshest. Best cheeseburger I’ve had anywhere! Fish specials need more variety than halibut and salmon, parmesean crusted or burre blanc. Love the new vegetable sides!
  22. CA

    CASL

    Cincinnati

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great! Well everything was great. This was our first time going to York St. and we will defiantly go back.
  23. CF

    ChrisF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was a bit slow. Food was good but not for the price
  24. TC

    TerryC

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    The food (Thai Ribs) was way too salty. I could not even finish half of the meal.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A great evening. Food was fantastic. The place is so cute and quirky. The smoked salmon appetizer and the rib entree were outstanding. We will be back.
  26. M

    Merty

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was amazing. The atmosphere is eclectic and fun. Service was not top notch but still very good
  27. JC

    JanetC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    There was a mixup about my friend's order. First she brought two soups when only I ordered it. Then my friend said "I was supposed to get a Caeser salad" which was brought by pretty quickly along with an appetizer I had ordered. Then we sat for a good long while. Finally, we asked somoone else because our waitress seemed to have disappeared about where was her dinner. Apparently, the waitress didn't understand that she wanted a salad AND the dinner! We were attending a play nearby and running out of time. My friend said she would just take it home for later. With just 10 minutes before the show was to start, she cancelled her order. We had been there 1 hour and 20 minutes by that time. By the time the waitress sorted out our checks we had less than 5 minutes to get to the theater. I am not sure what happened because I have eaten there many times before and everything went smoothly and the food was always very good.
  28. BN

    BillN

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We went there for Mother’s Day. The food is always good and has something for everyone. The place is cool and the service was amazing.
  29. S

    ruthannS

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and friendly staff
  30. N

    Neddo

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Group for Stained Glass Theatre. Service was excellent. Food was excellent. Menu selection very limited and prices very high for most entrees, causing budget minded to choose cheeseburgers.
  31. SJ

    ShandaJ

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    It was ok. Wasn’t impressed with the spring menu. I would still go again.
  32. MG

    MikeG

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The food wasn’t very good but the waitress was fantastic. For the taste, it was very overpriced
  33. DS

    DonnaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    York Street Cafe is a fun, kitschy place to meet. The food and service were really great and we were seated right at our reservation time, which is rare these days! Oh, the desserts are Amazing and are a must-do!
  34. DK

    DougK

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place to go for a romantic dinner as well as with friends and family. The patio is so wonderful but the inside is awesome as well. Sad I could only give 5 stars for everthing. They go above and beyond!
  35. S

    Sidney

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the friendly greeting by Nancy, our fabulous server, Barb, and the great food snd atmosphere, the evening was delightful. It is now my cousin’s favorite restaurant in town. He had the mussels and was overly impressed.
  36. PC

    PatriciaC

    Cincinnati

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere! Loved the mushroom soup and the spanakopita!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the eclectic decor. Food was delicious and service was great. The Brie appetizer and pork chop were amazing.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner. We started with the Brie appetizer which was AMAZING! I had great Autumn salad with grilled chicken. It was very good. My husband got the chicken dish with a cream sauce which was also good. We finished our meal with a slice of chocolate cake...OMG!! DELISH!! We will definitely go back!!! By the way the ambiance was perfect!! Love this place!
  39. NC

    NewtoCincy

    Cincinnati

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always a wonderful experience. We had the catch of the day and this time is was swordfish. Delish!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    This place was once one of my favorite restaurants. Scan the reviews and find how many lead with that statement. It’s usually a sign of a restaurant in decline.The cute ambiance is still there, but the food is really average and way too pricey for the quality. My tab was $95 for a modest dinner for 2. I will sadly not be going back. Will miss the old cafe, not the same standards, quality and value.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

York Street Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 261-9675.

York Street Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 228 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for York Street Cafe

738 York St, Newport, KY 41071-1818

Additional information

  • Cross street

    York & 8th

  • Neighborhood

    Newport

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot/Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Richard McCollum

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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