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The Cafe Carlyle

4.0
4
159 Reviews
$50 and over
French

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.cafecarlylenewyork.com to confirm artist and pricing. Dinner is required for 6:30, 7:00 or 7:30 seatings.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Steak

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Phone number

    (212) 744-1600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Jacket Required

  • 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

  • Neighborhood

    Upper East Side

  • Cross street

    Madison and 76th Street

  • 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.

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

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

Menu

Starters

  • Foie Gras Terrine$29.00

    Kumquats and Orange Chutney | Hazelnuts | Brioche

    • The Carlyle Autumn Salad$22.00

      Endive Lettuce | Quinoa | Pumpkin Seeds | Roasted Pecans | Pomegranate Seeds | Balsamic Vinaigrette

      • Catsmo Smoked Salmon$27.00

        Caper Berry | Horseradish Crème Fraîche | Crispy Sourdough | Micro Salad | Salmon Roe

        Main Courses

        • Grilled Sirloin Steak$58.00

          12oz Prime Sirloin | Creamy Mashed Potatoes | Crispy Onion Bordelaise

          • Organic Chicken Breast$42.00

            Sautéed Forest Mushrooms | Sweet Potato Purée | Chargrilled Scallions | Chicken Jus

            • Seafood Salad$48.00

              Poached Lobster | Catsmo Smoked Salmon | Marinated Lump Crab | Grapefruit

              • Wild Atlantic Salmon$48.00

                Courgette | La Ratte Potatoes | Chives | Lemon Butter Sauce

                Desserts

                • New York Cheesecake$18.00

                  Cream Cheese | Rhubarb Compote | Chantilly Cream

                  • Selection of Artisan Cheese$18.00

                    Figs | Cassis | Assorted Crackers

                    • Warm Chocolate Brownies$18.00

                      Chocolate Fudge Ice Cream | Caramel Sauce

                      Featured Items

                      • The Carlyle Amstur Select Caviar

                        White Sturgeon | Traditional Garnishes

                        • 1oz$220.00
                      • The Carlyle Amstur Royal Caviar

                        White Sturgeon | Traditional Garnishes

                        • 1oz$255.00
                      • Half Dozen East Coast Oysters$27.00

                        Champagne Mignonette | Fresh Lemon

                        • Shrimp Cocktail$33.00

                          Cocktail Sauce | Ice Berg | Avocado

                          What 159 people are saying

                          Overall ratings and reviews

                          4.0
                          4 based on all time ratings
                          • 3.5Food
                          • 3.9Service
                          • 4.2Ambience
                          • 2.9Value

                          NoiseModerate

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                          1. MG

                            MichaelG

                            San Francisco

                            2 reviews

                            vip
                            2.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on December 6, 2018

                            overall2food1service4ambience4

                            Kitchen was being remodeled. So no food except nuts at 8 pm. We were never told this and had not eaten. We were there to see Steve Tyrell. Bill was $500 for drinks and cover charge of $270. Normally we would have had a meal

                          2. R

                            Rein

                            Los Angeles

                            1 review

                            1.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on October 16, 2018

                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                            We made reservations but cancelled by phone. The lady told us we were put on a waitinglist for a different date. We did not here from here anymore. We were charged 365 dollar for nothing!

                          3. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            New York Area

                            1 review

                            1.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 8, 2018

                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                            I made a reservation using Open Table, then upon arriving was told that restaurant was closed to the public.

                          4. S

                            Sassy

                            New England

                            10 reviews

                            3.0

                            10 reviews

                            Dined on March 16, 2018

                            overall3food2service5ambience4

                            Food very ordinary

                          5. FT

                            FrequentTraveller

                            New York Area

                            5 reviews

                            vip
                            1.0

                            5 reviews

                            Dined on February 14, 2018

                            overall1food1service1ambience3

                            Unable to produce food or service on February 14. Show more than 45 minutes late starting. We finally left before dessert and show.

                          6. c

                            citygirlwine

                            New York Area

                            18 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            18 reviews

                            Dined on February 3, 2018

                            overall5food5service4ambience5

                            It’s always a wonderful classic NY experience. Food, cocktails and ambience are always outstanding.

                          7. AB

                            AleB

                            New York Area

                            2 reviews

                            1.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on January 2, 2018

                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                            Cuando lleganos a la puerta de café Carlyle había un hermoso cartel que anunciaba el cierre temporal desde el 31/12/17 al 03/01/18 incluso. Lamentablemente no nos han contactado para anunciarlo así como tampoco nos han ofrecido el reintegro de lo abonado por la reserva que teníamos atraves del servicio Opentable.

                          8. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            New York Area

                            2 reviews

                            vip
                            1.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on December 30, 2017

                            overall1food3service4ambience3

                            OMG!! They don’t tell you is there is an additional cover of $165 per person on top of the overpriced, mediocre food. Check came to $700 for two people!! Overprice, pretentious and stuck in the 1950’s. Avoid unless your favorite movie is Casablanca, and you own a railroad.

                          9. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            New York Area

                            1 review

                            1.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on November 25, 2017

                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                            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.

                          10. M

                            Mike

                            New York Area

                            43 reviews

                            vip
                            3.0

                            43 reviews

                            Dined on September 30, 2017

                            overall3food3service3ambience3

                            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.

                          11. RI

                            RobIanMenzies

                            New York Area

                            3 reviews

                            5.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on June 3, 2017

                            overall5food4service4ambience5

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

                          12. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            New York Area

                            1 review

                            1.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 13, 2017

                            overall1food1service1ambience1

                            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..

                          13. c

                            catearliss

                            New Orleans

                            22 reviews

                            vip
                            1.0

                            22 reviews

                            Dined on June 6, 2014

                            overall1food1service1ambience2

                            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.

                          14. B

                            Bart

                            New York Area

                            14 reviews

                            vip
                            3.0

                            14 reviews

                            Dined on May 31, 2014

                            overall3food4service3ambience2

                            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.

                          15. L

                            Lauren

                            New York Area

                            56 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            56 reviews

                            Dined on May 29, 2014

                            overall5food4service4ambience5

                            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.

                          16. T

                            Timmmyk

                            New York Area

                            275 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            275 reviews

                            Dined on May 22, 2014

                            overall4food4service5ambience4

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

                          17. HU

                            HUNGRY

                            Tampa

                            75 reviews

                            vip
                            2.0

                            75 reviews

                            Dined on May 13, 2014

                            overall2food2service5ambience5

                            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.

                          18. D

                            Donaldo

                            Philadelphia

                            28 reviews

                            5.0

                            28 reviews

                            Dined on May 3, 2014

                            overall5food4service5ambience4

                            Unique entertainment cFe dining NYC one of a kind.

                          19. a

                            annie

                            Orange County

                            1 review

                            3.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on May 2, 2014

                            overall3food1service3ambience4

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

                          20. G

                            Gracie

                            Dallas

                            4 reviews

                            3.0

                            4 reviews

                            Dined on May 1, 2014

                            overall3food3service2ambience3

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

                          21. d

                            dandyabouttown

                            London

                            8 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            8 reviews

                            Dined on May 1, 2014

                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                            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.

                          22. TA

                            TheAussies

                            New York Area

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on April 16, 2014

                            overall5food4service3ambience5

                            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.

                          23. D

                            Dinner

                            New York Area

                            30 reviews

                            vip
                            3.0

                            30 reviews

                            Dined on April 12, 2014

                            overall3food4service5ambience5

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

                          24. J

                            Jazzydo

                            New York Area

                            12 reviews

                            5.0

                            12 reviews

                            Dined on April 9, 2014

                            overall5food5service4ambience5

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

                          25. SH

                            SHLEI688

                            Los Angeles

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on April 1, 2014

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

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

                          26. JW

                            JWilly

                            New York Area

                            6 reviews

                            vip
                            5.0

                            6 reviews

                            Dined on March 28, 2014

                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                            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.

                          27. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Seattle

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on March 22, 2014

                            overall5food4service4ambience5

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

                          28. m

                            marcopolodiner

                            Atlanta

                            2 reviews

                            5.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on March 22, 2014

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            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.

                          29. G

                            Gobsmacked

                            Washington DC

                            16 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            16 reviews

                            Dined on March 22, 2014

                            overall4food4service5ambience5

                            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.

                          30. B

                            Bush

                            New York Area

                            26 reviews

                            5.0

                            26 reviews

                            Dined on March 15, 2014

                            overall5food4service5ambience5

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

                          31. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            Toronto

                            10 reviews

                            3.0

                            10 reviews

                            Dined on March 15, 2014

                            overall3food4service1ambience4

                            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.

                          32. l

                            looovedit

                            New York Area

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on February 8, 2014

                            overall5food5service5ambience5

                            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

                          33. MA

                            MikeA

                            New York Area

                            7 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            7 reviews

                            Dined on January 24, 2014

                            overall4food3service4ambience4

                            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.

                          34. OT

                            OpenTable Diner

                            New York Area

                            6 reviews

                            4.0

                            6 reviews

                            Dined on January 17, 2014

                            overall4food3service5ambience5

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

                          35. S

                            Slalom

                            Miami

                            3 reviews

                            vip
                            4.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on January 15, 2014

                            overall4food4service5ambience5

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

                          36. RE

                            REDs

                            New York Area

                            3 reviews

                            4.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on December 20, 2013

                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                            LOVELY XMAS CELEBRATION WITH STEVE TYRELL PERFORMING PERFECT!

                          37. L

                            Leapster

                            New York Area

                            1 review

                            5.0

                            1 review

                            Dined on December 12, 2013

                            overall5food4service5ambience5

                            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!

                          38. MW

                            MattW

                            London

                            20 reviews

                            4.0

                            20 reviews

                            Dined on December 6, 2013

                            overall4food3service4ambience4

                            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.

                          39. f

                            fnewman

                            New York Area

                            2 reviews

                            4.0

                            2 reviews

                            Dined on December 5, 2013

                            overall4food4service4ambience4

                            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.

                          40. J

                            Jenny

                            New York Area

                            3 reviews

                            4.0

                            3 reviews

                            Dined on November 30, 2013

                            overall4food3service5ambience5

                            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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                          The Cafe Carlyle is rated 4 stars by 159 OpenTable diners.

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                          Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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                          Additional information

                          • Cross street

                            Madison and 76th Street

                          • Neighborhood

                            Upper East Side

                          • Hours of operation

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

                          • Cuisines

                            French, Steak

                          • Dining style

                            Fine Dining

                          • Dress code

                            Jacket Required

                          • 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.

                          • Payment options

                            AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                          • Entertainment

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

                          • Additional

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

                          • Phone number

                            (212) 744-1600

                          • 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

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