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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 #90 of 11,583 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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West Palm Beach, Florida
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102 reviews 102 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Took a friend here for her Birthday and had a wonderful meal. Have eaten here intermittently over the years and have always had a great experience -- this time was true to form. I had a spectacular veal chop. My friend first ordered a pork dish which arrived dry and too salty, so she sent it back. Our great waitress... More

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Miami, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Union Square Café is a great dinner spot. The food is outstanding and the service is great. I see the same servers working the cozy dinning room year after year. Them menu is varied and all the items a well prepared with a nice presentation. There is also a nice bar.

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Green Valley, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I think I was somewhat disappointed in Union Square Cafe. My dinner of lamb chops was very good and the sides were fine but nothing was exceptional. I was very disappointed in my martini. We sat at the bar while waiting for our reservation and the bartender assured me he makes a martini "any way you like it." I ordered... More

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Ithaca, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I love the Union Square Cafe. The service is amiable, warm and never snooty. There is always something good to eat on the menu that suits my mood. The various rooms are just great places for a long, lingering lunch on a rainy New York day. Today five of us met for a latish lunch. Three of us had the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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78 reviews 78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

If you are looking for great service - this is the place. Prompt, accurate, and very helpful staff. On the food side the menu had a wide selection and both my wife and I chose a pasta dish. Mine had all of the right ingredients - Spaghetti tossed with garlic and oil with pieces of cod. However the dish was... More

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Calgary, Alberta
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were in the area and managed to get a table as a walk-in. Glad we did, it was a wonderful meal with excellent service.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We ate at Union Square Cafe on a Sunday so quite peaceful. The Room we sat in had the beautiful artwork. The food was great as was a wonderful Spanish wine that was inexpensive on an expansive and expensive list. We go again be it closes and looking forward to the new location .

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

I have just come back from New York and eat in lots of lovely restaurants, however one stood out ! we went to the Union Square cafe restaurant on the recommendation of a friend. We were not disappointed !! The décor was simple but sophisticated and intimate creating a lovely atmosphere. we were greeted by smart attractive young people who... More

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Parkland, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Recently had lunch at Union Square cafe and overall we had a good experience. Service and food were very good and I will definitely return. I would like to return for their famous bar hours which I have bee told serve the best nuts in town. I would have given it an excellent review, but the server must have gotten... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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147 reviews 147 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is an easy five stars for me. My dining experience at Union Square Cafe was one of the best I have had. Period. I had excellent, unparalleled company at the restaurant but the ambiance, food, and service provided at Union Square Cafe was truly outstanding. The restaurant itself is unimposing and understated, one of those places that is a... More

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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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