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Cafe Cluny

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284 W 12th St, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10014 (West 4th Street)
The 1, 2, 3, A, C and E trains stop at West 14th Street.
(212) 255-6900
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8:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Fri 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Cafe Cluny is situated in the heart of the West Village.

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  • 70
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  • 89
    Very good
  • 18
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  • 7
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Can't miss if you can swing it

My only caveat is the price. IMO it's delicious and can't miss but I found it a bit expensive. Short ribs hash with poached eggs and they knock it out of the park. Great coffee and a lively atmosphere. You will learn to love humanity with the proximity and number of them here.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Jeremy B
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We went once for drinks and once for lunch recently. The staff was very attentive and efficient. Simply super neighborhood restaurant. Can't wait to go back.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A sweet little neighborhood restaurant. The kale gratin was delicious. Nice, quiet service and intimate setting. If you want a unique New York experience, then go!

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Lake Worth, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Love this place, great breakfasts, great service, perfect location. Such a quiet part of town. A must go

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Heard amazing things about this place and left on an average note. Atmosphere is great, but the food is just sub par. Nothing amazing or memorable. If your looking for a place with friends and to just relax, come here. Ice cream is great though and you can't go wrong with the West Village. However there are many other restaurants... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Close to Meatpacking, unpretentious, good food and great people-watching - lots of locals as well as tourists. Do not be offended if they tell you it is 20 minutes wait – this place is very popular, especially during lunch hours, take a stroll in the lovely neighborhood and come back. I recommend this place to all my friends, and both... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My only caveat is the price. IMO it's delicious and can't miss but I found it a bit expensive. Short ribs hash with poached eggs and they knock it out of the park. Great coffee and a lively atmosphere. You will learn to love humanity with the proximity and number of them here.

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Los Gatos, CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We met my sister and nephew for lunch at Cafe Cluny. What a unique little place! The menu was inventive, and everything was delicious. I had a dish called Artichokes Barigoule, with Roasted Turnips, White Miso, Meyer Lemon, Affilia Cress. I can't begin to describe it, but it was a salad in a warm lemon dressing with artichoke hearts. I've... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Been in the Village a few days and we asked someone for a pancake recommendation - without hesitation they sent us here for their ricotta pancakes. But it was the weekend and brunch, not breakfast, is the name of the game. So we settled for smoked sable benedict - a truly delicious start to start Fathers Day celebrations. Also the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We arrived from LGA after lunch, before dinner, hot, tired and hungry. Cafe Cluny was less than a block from our room, and they were in between lunch and dinner, but offered a variety of choices they claimed were their "limited" menu. Frisee Salad aux Lardons, Big Eye Tuna Tataki, and Macerated Berries with whipped cream pretty much did it... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Had dinner here on a Monday night. The restaurant is small so had made reservations. The staff were friendly and helpful with the menu. There is a small bar inside to have a drink before dinner if you arrive early. The menu was nice and reasonable in price. Dinner for two with wine and dessert cost around $100. It is... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Cluny

Address: 284 W 12th St, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10014
Phone Number: (212) 255-6900
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: French, American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 284 W 12th St, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10014
    (West 4th Street)
  • Public Transportation: The 1, 2, 3, A, C and E trains stop at West 14th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: (212) 255-6900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Cafe Cluny is situated in the heart of the West Village.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Neighborhood Profile
West Village
Stretching from Sixth Avenue to the Hudson River, the West Village is one of the city’s most coveted addresses. Full of trendy shops, historic taverns, and cozy restaurants set amid 19th century architecture, this neighborhood has a unique old-world feel. You won’t find a more picturesque location in Manhattan. Without the traditional city grid layout, it’s easy to get lost here, but that’s part of the fun as you stroll down elegant narrow streets with beautiful brownstones. When you need a break, you can always stop in at one of the many quaint eateries or cafes to soak in the atmosphere, or head to the western edge of the neighborhood to enjoy magnificent waterfront views while taking a leisurely walk in Hudson River Park.
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