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Cafe Gitane

#1,075 of 11,648 Restaurants in New York City
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242 Mott St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10012-3434
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5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Seating

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  • Value
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    4 of 5 stars
Good place to eat French-Morocco food

We went on the recommendation of a travel guide. The place is small, but is very fashionable, and we eat very well. I recommend the couscous and salmon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Montevideo, Uruguay
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Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

whenever i need some calmness and good food this is the place i come to !! i love sitting on a stool at the counter. i always order an avocado toast. the sophistication is in its simplicity. it is comfort !! go. you'll see.

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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140 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on the recommendation of a travel guide. The place is small, but is very fashionable, and we eat very well. I recommend the couscous and salmon.

Thank Juanomarca
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Hands down my favorite place to grab a bite in NYC. Charming, great service, cool atmosphere, AMAZING food. On our first visit, we had Sunday brunch and could not have been more pleased. If I was a New Yorker, I would be there every single week (prob several times a week!). Love, love, love this place and will most definitely... More 

Thank Lori C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

We went for dinner and we absolutely loved it. The place is very nice and special, with cool waiters and crowd. The service was very good. Food was amazing, I'd recommend the couscous and the avocado toast. Great value. You can't miss it if you go to Nolita.

Thank Sara M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Now you know what to order you can relax and take in the crowd as they enter or walk by. Fantastic spot for brunch or lunch, work or pleasure. Reliably good in every way. Good star-spotting location too.

Thank Elizabeth J
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

I went back here recently after remembering a great meal I had last time I was in New York several years back. It was just as good as I remembered. The food is absolutely delicious! The actual cafe could use an update, the bench seats we were on were being held together with gaffa tape. Only downside to the visit... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Came to this Cafe for drinks with my children. Was sat by their staff and asked if we were eating or just having drinks. Even after telling staff we were just going to enjoy drinks, some of their fresh juices and after we ordered, I had the manager come over and basically tell us to never come back because she... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Loved everything - the food was very very good, the service excellent and the restaurant itself was SO beautiful (especially the bathroom!).

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Hot spot in Nolita. Best place to have a cool lunch with a good crowd. The food are very good and tasty. I recommend the couscous! And the avocado toast. Cool people and great food. Perfect for a coffee break.

Thank Virginie D
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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91 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Great place for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We have been here 2 times. First for a drink late afternoon. We saw the delicious food served at other tables and decided to come back here for dinner another night. Good food for reasonable prices. Great ambiance and hip local crowd.

Thank Willeke A

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 242 Mott St, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10012-3434
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Nolita
  • Neighborhood: Nolita
  • Phone Number: 212-334-9552

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, French


Open Hours
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Nolita

Neighborhood Profile
Despite being just off of busy Houston Street, Nolita maintains a low-key vibe that makes it a pleasant retreat in the heart of lower Manhattan. Short for “North of Little Italy,” Nolita was once considered to be part of Little Italy. Today, the neighborhood is popular with young fashionistas popping in and out of the chic independent boutiques that line Mulberry, Mott and Elizabeth Streets. In addition to shopping, there are cozy restaurants and sidewalk cafes serving everything from new-school Italian food to the world-famous cronuts. While small in size (Nolita stretches just a few blocks in each direction), it’s a great neighborhood to spend an afternoon people watching, window-shopping, and grabbing a bite to eat.
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