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About The Cafe Carlyle

The Cafe is open from Monday through Saturday. Decorated with Vertes Murals, this legendary cabaret is an intimate venue in which to enjoy superb French culinary creations. Kindly note this reservation is for dinner prior to Café Carlyle’s scheduled music performance at 8:45pm. A cover charge will apply for the performance and varies according to artist. Please check our entertainment calendar at www.thecarlyle.com to confirm artist and pricing. Dinner is required for 6:30, 7:00 or 7:30 seatings.

35 East 76th St.
New York, NY 10021
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Cross Street:
Madison and 76th Street

Dress Code:
Jacket Required

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 744-1600

Website:
http://www.thecarlyle.com/

Entertainment:
Jazz and Cabaret featuring the likes of Woody Allen on Mondays only and other artists. Please see our Event Calendar at http://www.thecarlyle.com
for more information.

Parking Details:
Valet parking is available in front of the hotel's entrance on 76th Street.

Public Transit:
Madison Avenue Bus and 6 subway line to 77th Street.

Private Party Facilities:
Cover charge, $80 per person and up, depending on performing artist. A la Carte menu available.

Private Party Contact:
Catering: (212) 570-7123

Additional:
Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

The Cafe Carlyle Ratings and Reviews

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food

3.6

service

3.9

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4.2

value

2.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Carlyle cafe charged us without our authorisation. We had a reservation to go and we tried to cancel twice , once during thanksgiving (they were closed) and I was put through to voicemail where I left a voicemail saying I wanted to cancel my booking for Saturday and again the next day when they opened my partner called and cancelled personally with someone from their staff. I was very unhappy I couldn't make it and was looking forward to go back the week after. Two days later I look into my bank statements and they had charged me 272 dollars ! Excuse me?!? This is a scandal and I have taken it to my card issuer to fix this. If you are contemplating booking this place, don't ! It's dishonest to charge the people who didn't show up without having warned them they would be charged a no show ! Open table policy was saying "call cafe Carlyle directly" and this is what we did. We still can't believe this horrible shock and hoping our card issuer will be able to rectify it for us.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

The Cafe Caryle is a intimate supper club in the Caryle Hotel in NYC. The table are small, set up for two to four guest. I choose for my appetizer their lobster bisque which was very good. My wife choose the shrimp cocktail for hers, Nice large shrimp.

A word of warning. Since this is a super club, there is a charge for the show, which is a separate price from the food. Which depending on the performer(s), the day of the week and the time can cost over $100.00 per person. There is also a strict dress code. Gentlemen are required to wear jackets or sports coats.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Classic Manhattan landmark, quintessentially New York, reliable and iconic venue

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

I made the reservation for 10.30 but there was no show on Saturday night atv10.30.. They had only one session...i hope open table did not changed for it i will check with my bank..

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on June 6, 2014

Had wanted to go to the famous Cafe Carlyle for years. If you can see a performer in any other venue do it! Horrible cramped room, lousy service and bad food. Only worth it if you adore the performer. Even then the show is relatively short.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2014

The reason to go to Cafe is for the entertainment. It is not relaxed dining as everything depends on show time. Better for late show with lighter fare and excellent drinks.

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2014

wanted to do something memorable for our anniversary and I remembered the Carlyle. What a hidden jewel. A throw back to when men wore jackets and women dressed up for dinner. Service was impeccable and the food and wine were perfect. Megan Hilty's performance was fantastic. From a beautiful duet with her husband and band member Brian Gallagher, to Rainbow Connection from the Muppet movie we were moved. So nice to see a 4pc band instead of a person with a keyboard. Enjoyed our special night so much. Have not stopped talking about it.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 29, 2014

My girlfriend an I dined at Cafe Carlyle to see Megan Hilty perform. I had purchased the tickets and dinner via a Gilt City voucher, so wasn't sure what to expect. The staff was incredibly accomodating and welcoming, despite the fact I was there on a coupon. We had a wonderful evening and the performance was superb. This is such a wonderful gem of a place that you'll only find in NYC. Absolutely loved it.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 22, 2014

Beautiful room, terrific service. great atmosphere, delicious food. Our Captain, Chuck, is a treasure.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Tampa)·Dined on May 13, 2014

If it wasn't for the entertanment, we would NEVER go back there ...the price of the dinner was VERY high for the quality. In ea city of the best food in the world, this cafe needs cooking training....the food was very old fashion and everything overcooked. The service professional.

Tags: Romantic, Late-night Find
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 10, 2014

The show wasnt what I've expected. The singer Steve Tyrell is not a good singer. He may be a good showman, but very old fashioned.
The food was ok but very very modest in quantity, and the waiter was too busy too serve us with care. We had to borrow the Menu from the couple sitting next to us. The monday night shows with Woody Alen are for sure worth the money.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 3, 2014

Unique entertainment cFe dining NYC one of a kind.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on May 2, 2014

We went to the Café Carlyle to see Tommy Tune perform. He was wonderful! Unfortunately the food was not.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on May 1, 2014

TABLES WERE TOO CLOSE TOGETHER. WAITERS BUMPED MY CHAIR REPEATEDLY. OUR WAIT FOR DESSERT WAS MUCH TOO LONG.

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 (London)·Dined on May 1, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our evening at the cafe Carlyle. The performer - Tommy Tune was very entertaining and the food was excellent. Overall, a great value evening in a friendly place with a great atmosphere.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 23, 2014

Although crowded, it a great place to participate from the cultural american way of life. Good shows, excelente food, good wines!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 16, 2014

We wanted to go to a true New York Supper Club and see a live act and our research took us to the Cafe Carlyle. The food was great and we saw Lucille Arnaz who not only had a fabulous voice but was a true performer. We had a very memorable time. Our only regret is that we live in Australia and New York is such a long flight away that we can't go more often.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 12, 2014

Food was good not great...service was attentive and nice..wine list very unremarkable and desert ok
Cooked well assembled nicely
Served promptly

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2014

Love this neighborhood gem. Great service, love the music, great food too. Always a top rated class act.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 1, 2014

I had a wonderful dinner and Alexa Ray Joel openning show with my family .every thing were great.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 28, 2014

I was there to hear John Pizzarelli perform which was wonderful.
I think that a lot of the appeal of this room depends on who the musical act is that night.
That said, I highly recommend it.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 22, 2014

I came for the artists who were performing . Great showroom with great talent always!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on March 22, 2014

Took my mother-in-law for her 92 nd birthday -- she loves John Pizzarelli and he was great. He and Martin were sweet to her stopping to see her after concert. Our captain and server were fantastic and so was the food. First class all the way!!
I could not be happier.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 22, 2014

The focus here is obviously on the jazz performance, but the food is excellent, and so is the service. We don't go to many jazz clubs, but this is our favorite.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 15, 2014

We had a great time - Saw Shirley Jones and she was sensational!!!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on March 15, 2014

At these prices, I expect stellar service.Kitchen and staff were clearly in the weeds.We weren't offered refills of our water; nor from the bread basket. Ordered dessert and coffee; coffee came (cold already) but then waited half an hour for dessert. No adjustment made to check; and I had to wolf down my dessert in the dark during the show, when we had specifically booked our dinner reservation almost 2 hours early so that we could eat a leisurely meal. Staff and kitchen clearly can't keep up with cabaret room demands, which is shocking after so many years. Would not go back except to see a performer at the top of my list; and then would only go for the F&B minimum. Food tasted good, but loses stars for lousy service. Disappointing.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 8, 2014

food was great, service was exquisite but the entertainment was to die for.... Absolutely loved john lloyd young and i would strongly recommend that the carlyle invites him more than once or twice a year to perform... He is the best of all young singers (and old) out there

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 (London)·Dined on January 24, 2014

Saw Sutton Foster. Great show. But a very expensive night. The food was good, but I would never go to the Café Carlyle for dinner only. A nice place for something different.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 17, 2014

Beautiful room with murals. Very classy but bring your wallet.

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 (Miami)·Dined on January 15, 2014

The show is what made our evening. What a magical night!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2013

LOVELY XMAS CELEBRATION WITH STEVE TYRELL PERFORMING PERFECT!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2013

Our first visit - planned well ahead as part of our Christmas trip to the City. Great evening. Steve Tyrell just as good as I imagined - especially in this intimate setting. Some tables were close but we had seats on the wall. Will definitely visit again!

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 (London)·Dined on December 6, 2013

We booked to see Steve Tyrell in the late spot at 10:45pm. They seemed to be overrunning and eventually we were seated by 11:15pm though this wasn't a problem as gave great opportunity for people watching! Though expensive it was worth it, as if you're not wanting to spend then this isn't the place for you to go. As it was the late show food service was optional.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2013

The Cafe Carlyle is a rare venue in today's world. An intimate setting, filed with great food and outstanding entertainment that is not to be missed when in New York city.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2013

Great for listening to a favorite singer (Steve Tyrell), but not for foodies. Expensive and food mediocre, but you can't beat it for a taste of old New York and a special evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2013

Great place, with great music, but the food was mediocre at best and the service, at times, was rude, but quick with an open palm expecting a large tip.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2013

At best a so-so experience. The challenge is to serve the whole room close to simultaneously since this is a jazz performance venue, and it is not a challenge the restaurant is capable of meeting successfully. Our food was generally bland, and one fish entree was decidedly overcooked. Service is chaotic; you can't tell when you will see your server next. We were brought one incorrect appetizer and not sure who to ask to exchange it for the right one. Since they charge top dollar (and the credit slip has a blank for tipping the captain), I was expecting very good food and excellent, caring service, with an old-world feel (which I like). None of this happened, including the latter; it felt more like contemporary commerce than dining elegance.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 20, 2013

The food and service were excellent, but we got there for the incredibly good entertainment!
There is no place like the Carlyle for the quality of service, good food, ambience, quiet, and the fabulous
entertainers like Barbara Cook and John Pizzarelli. We saw the Modern Jazz Quartet there many
years ago. We watch for who is playing there and head for NYC for an incomparable evening of
food and music.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2013

We found the bar to be exceptionally noisy and very crowded, as well as EXPENSIVE! 2 cocktails - $58. Cafe was
also very crowded, but entertainment was exceptional. Service was fair. They seated us (2) and we waited about 20 minutes before they came to take our drink order. The 3 more tables were seated and the servers took care of them first.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2013

We came for the show and were not disappointed. But the food was just fair, the service, just okay, and the wine prices outrageous.
The mural was the highlight of this intimate space.

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