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Union Square Cafe

21 East 16th St., New York City, NY 10003 (Manhattan)
(212) 243-4020
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Ranked #106 of 11,666 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $60 - $80
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Italian
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 5th Ave. and Union Square W.
Transit: Take the 4, 5, 6, N, R or L subway trains to the 14th Street/Union Square stop.
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Top Contributor
97 reviews 97 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 NEW

The best Chicken Parmigiana in the city. So good I love to go when its snowing . Good service great place to hang out!

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coral
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

Great spot with great food. We went after my daughters graduation and everything was perfect. No wait , great food,great service.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

USC is closing. I have dined here at least 25 times over the years. It was one of my favorite restaurants. You can still have a good meal here. The Brunch menu has the most disappointing choices. Dinner would be your best bet. The service is really beginning to show a lack of warmth. Workers walking around with long faces.... More

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North Caldwell, New Jersey
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We visited USC last night with very high expectations as we had great meals in the past . We found the execution of the food we were served was quite disapointing . The roasted Chicken was unevenly cooked with the inner breast meat close to raw . It was served with a Chestnut bread pudding that was less than memorable... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

I visited with my mum on our first night in New York. The atmosphere is very relaxed and genuine. Our server was very, very attentive but at the same time not in your face. I had soup to start which was excellent and lamb chops for main. They were very well cooked and extremely flavoursome. My mum had a salad... More

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New York City, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

The food here is pretty good and this is probably one the most high end restaurants in the area but not worth the money in my opinion. I would rather go elsewhere in another nearby neighborhood as I don't think the price points justify the food. The service is about average and also nothing to praise. I'm surprised that for... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Food was just amazing full of taste, just delicious! The hostess was very pleasant, and went out of her way to get me a table, as I hadn't book one on a sunday! The waiter, was very helpfull and his recommendations was spot on!

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New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Maybe it's because of what I ordered? That it was a Sunday? Or that I felt like I was in a funhouse inside the restroom? Not really sure.. Came here for brunch with a reservation on a Sunday. It was my first time visiting and I had very high expectations. The greeting at the host stand was all right.. Wasn't... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We were in the city for four nights and had been unsuccessful with a reservation. We walked in on our last night and on mentioning our luck, a table was found! The food, wine and service were excellent. It's high end food with a middle price tag served with friendly, cafe efficiency. More places like this please ... especially in... More

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Stumbled upon this little gem while strolling through SoHo. Very American which was great, we were the only brits, the food was fab and genuine, we felt like New Yorkers!

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Additional Information about Union Square Cafe

Address: 21 East 16th St., New York City, NY 10003
Phone Number: (212) 243-4020
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm  12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm  5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 60 - 80
Cuisine: American, Italian

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