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Cafe Luxembourg

200 W. 70th St, Frnt 1, New York City, NY 10023
(212) 873-7411
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Ranked #409 of 11,599 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Amsterdam
Transit: 1,2,3 at 72nd Street
Description: Cafe Luxembourg is a charming French bistro in New York offering a delicious seasonal menu and an impressive full service bar. Whether you are in the mood for a romantic dinner for two or a lively brunch with friends, Cafe Luxembourg provides a uniquely intimate ambience in the middle of the city. Located on 70th Street just west of Broadway, Cafe Luxembourg entertains celebrities and locals alike. Our seasonal menu is on par with the city’s best restaurants, with options for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Muskoka, Ontario
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

What a great combination - very good food, good wine, lovely ambience and even better service. My only regret is that we couldn't linger since we were off to the Lincoln Centre. The next time we are in NYC we'll plan a leisurely evening at Cafe Luxembourg.

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Morgan N, Manager at Cafe Luxembourg, responded to this review

So glad you we were able to help you start your evening off on the right foot, Peter. We're thrilled that you enjoyed a nice meal before your show at the Lincoln Center, and it's great that our ambiance and service was spot on for you. Please stop in for a 'leisurely evening' next time you're visiting The Big Apple!... More

New York City, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is our neighborhood restaurant and the food is so delicious. It is a very comfy atmosphere where the staff is mostly actors and artists. The hamburger is by far is the best in town with the crispy fries. I always seem to order the roasted chicken, sounds boring but far from that. Marta the hostess, Kyle and everyone are... More

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Morgan N, Manager at Cafe Luxembourg, responded to this review

We're so honored to have you as a loyal guest. There's nothing better than unwinding over a tasty burger, so we're thrilled that you think ours are the best in NYC! Looking forward to seeing you and your husband again soon. Bon Appétit, Luxembourg Management More

New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Resting on your laurels versus consistently raising your game. Sadly the former is where Cafe Lux has ended up. As close to an Upper West Side institution as we have, they just seem lazy today.

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Morgan N, Manager at Cafe Luxembourg, responded to this review

Our staff works hard to bring that certain je ne sais quoi to every table, so it is disappointing to hear you feel that we are not living up to our reputation. We strive to do our best and are constantly looking for ways to improve to guarantee the best possible meal for each and every one of our patrons.... More

Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Cafe Luxemburg in NYC is another of those fabulous iconic dining experiences. Situated at 200 W 70th in the upper west side, in the Broadway area, it is usually packed, and is open for breakfast (or brunch) lunch, and dinner, 7 days a week. Bookings are absolutely essential. This is an art deco affair (the postcards provided with the bill... More

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Morgan N, Manager at Cafe Luxembourg, responded to this review

We are so thrilled to have been a part of your quintessential New York City experience, Greg. There is so much to do and see in this city, so we greatly appreciate the time you took to sit and have a meal with us. Glad you enjoyed our lobster roll and quaint atmosphere so much! It's always great to know... More

Ashland, Oregon
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I have been here for dinner each of the two last times I came to New York City. I enjoyed my meal each time. The service was attentive, the food tasted very good (I really loved the roasted chicken I had this time), they don't hurry you and their desserts are quite good.

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Morgan N, Manager at Cafe Luxembourg, responded to this review

We believe that a meal should be savored and enjoyed from appetizer to dessert. We're so pleased to be your go-to restaurant when you're visiting NYC. Hope to see you back here soon. All the best, Luxembourg Management More

Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Almost every time we visit NYC, we go here because it is close to the hotel we usually stay at (Milburn on 76th). I prefer the smoked salmon eggs Benedict. Coffee is really good as are their muffins. Getting there early is better. It certainly isn't cheap but the food is excellent.

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Morgan N, Manager at Cafe Luxembourg, responded to this review

It's so great to that you've chosen us as one of you go-to restaurants during your trips to NYC, Cynla. We love bringing the excellence of French cuisine to our guests and are thrilled that you enjoy our food so much! Thanks for the stellar review. Looking forward to seeing you again! Bon Appétit, Luxembourg Management More

New York, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

First, there is the Art Deco ambiance that makes it special but not too stuffy. Then, come the cocktail drinks that vary seasonally (along with the menu) and are expertly prepared. Last, there is the food, that year after year is always just right. Whether you go for classics like fish and chips, or novelty items with ingredients like cactus,... More

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Morgan N, Manager at Cafe Luxembourg, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your dining experience with us, Mafalda. From the ambiance to dessert we want our guests to feel the magic of Paris. We look forward to seeing you again! All the best, Luxembourg Management More

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

an excellent "old-fashioned" place for a late breakfast or lunch with a friendly service and good wine

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Morgan N, Manager at Cafe Luxembourg, responded to this review

We're so pleased you enjoy our traditional French ambiance. Thank you for the great review. Hope to see you for brunch soon! Best wishes, Luxembourg Management More

Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This is a very reliable late night restaurant. Mussels, chips, liver, onion soup, steak - you can't go wrong. Service, friendly and efficient, simple wine list. Hard to go wrong.

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Morgan N, Manager at Cafe Luxembourg, responded to this review

We are so pleased you enjoyed your meal with us. Our team works hard to bring the magic of French cuisine to New York City, and it's great to know you enjoyed it! Hope to see you again, Luxembourg Management More

Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Great food, buzzy atmosphere, sit at the bar if you want to meet someone interesting or book for a table otherwise. Great mussels in broth, best fries in town and lots more to choose from duck, steak, chicken, etc. Close enough to get to opera on time.

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Morgan N, Manager at Cafe Luxembourg, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Andrew. We work hard to maintain our status as the "classic institution" you mention and are thrilled to hear we're on point. Looking forward to welcoming you back next time! All the best, Luxembourg Management More

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