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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 #99 of 11,765 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $60 - $80
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
Flatiron District
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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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Redding, Connecticut
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Last year at this time we had a delightful celebratory dinner here and looked forward to a repeat experience. The wine, the bread and the atmosphere remain wonderful. The menu was quite limited, the food was overly rich in preparation and less adequate in portion. Such a sorry disappointment.

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Belper, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Nothing was too much trouble and food was brilliant! Wine was pretty good too, and when the visa bill came it wasnt as bad as I was expecting!

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

On Friday we decided to have lunch at Union Square Cafe. We did not have a reservation and it was possible at 2.15p.m. When we were there again, we had to wait like 20 minutes more and there was still no table for three. But there was a solution eating at the bar (no thanks) and a table for two... More 

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New York, New York, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The place always is always very tempting ..great position and buzz...but the place needs to close for 2weeks and get a breath of fresh air. The food is fair staff also a little tired.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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417 reviews 417 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

We always love Union Square Cafe and tried to visit it whenever we visit the Big Apple. Reservation did not come by easy since our program in the city was always uncertain but somehow they always tried to accommodate us even with our last minute booking. Only their best effort to find us a table already gave us the positive... More 

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Stamford, Connecticut
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We chose this restaurant as it was near the threatre. We were greeted promptly. Our server was very nice and the service was outstanding. The food was delivered hot and delicious. The ambiance was comfortable. Only thing we didn't like was being escorted to our table through the bar. It was crowded and hard to manage through the bar area.... More 

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Dakar, Senegal
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121 reviews 121 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Saturday was a disaster, drenched to the skin we were tired and hungry, no reservation, dripping wet, we arrived at the Union Square Cafe to be told there was space only at the bar. Coats off, umbrella's stored, we sat down and took in the great ambiance, sitting at the bar is not normally something I like to do...but that... More 

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New England
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84 reviews 84 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Afternoon brunch, seating at 1:30 on a Sunday, Four adults and two young ladies 7 and 4. Great table, they were ready for us on time. Waiters were outstanding, with the kids and made great suggestions, for the adults as well as the kids. Good selection of wine and beer, I tried a local beer, great, others had beer and... More 

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

The service and food are always tremendous at any restaurant owned by Danny Meyer. Had a wonderfully decadent lunch there a few weeks ago with my husband.

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77 reviews 77 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Went again to USC with a friend. The service remains the standard by which every non Danny Meyer place in NYC should be judged. Just warm, welcoming and extremely friendly without being obtrusive. The food is still excellent for the most part, but we wanted to take advantage of the truffles specials offered in the menu and were disappointed that... 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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