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Popover Cafe - CLOSED

551 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-2803 (Manhattan)
212-595-8555
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Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: American
Neighborhood:
Upper West Side
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery

107 reviews from our community

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東京
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227 reviews 227 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I love this a secret cubbyhole in NYC on 86th street The popover is light hollow muffin made of a puff batter (individual Yorkshire pudding) baked in a deep muffin cup. They served us fresh baked it (crunchy crispy and puffy) with also their original strawberry butter. That combo was amazing! So my recommendation is to order one or two... More 

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Katonah, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I went here for lunch to catch up with a friend from long ago. The atmosphere was fine for spending a few hours talking, in addition to having lunch. The menu is extensive and everything seems to be made carefully. Great brunch items as well as sandwiches.

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Callicoon, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Heard about it but just never got there. Went for brunch with wife and friend. GREAT. The popovers were done perfectly. Well, after 32 years making them you would think they would get it right and they did. And everything else was also perfect. BUT HURRY. Because the sad part is they are closing January 5, 2014. Lost their lease.... More 

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White Plains, New York
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50 reviews 50 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I love Popovers Cafe and go there whenever I am on the Upper West Side. It is really all about the popovers, served with strawberry butter, but the food is good too. Over the recent years, they have cut back their entree menu, but have great salads, burgers and egg dishes. Really enjoyed the Special Scrambled - Nove salmon, cream... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I came to this restaurant with a group of friends in search of good food and a nice place to relax and catch up. We were all having a good time when the manager came and in a very rude manner told us to lower our voice because she couldn't hear her conversation on the phone. Her tone was angry... More 

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Knoxville
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We go here every time we are in New York City. Small Upper Westside neighborhood place has great breakfast. The popovers are wonderful. The servers are fantastic.

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Lakewood, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I mainly go for the popovers, but they use good ingredients in their entrees as well. It's a good place for brunch, and I enjoy their omelettes and sandwiches.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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62 reviews 62 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My wife and I visit Popover every time we visit NYC! A great neighborhood place! Servers are great, and the food and popovers are excellent!

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Dallas, Texas
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80 reviews 80 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We had the best popovers in a cute cafe with cozy 1940s character. They are so light and airy served with delicious strawberry butter. We were a party of four and our entrees, three of them different, were all great! The variety is delightful!

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NYC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A good neighborhood standby, with slightly above average food. The popovers are very yummy but they actually can't get apple butter anymore?

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Additional Information about Popover Cafe

Address: 551 Amsterdam Ave, New York City, NY 10024-2803
Phone Number: 212-595-8555
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: American

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