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Cafe Cluny

284 W 12th St, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10014 (Manhattan)
(212) 255-6900
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Ranked #926 of 11,596 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: West 4th Street
Transit: The 1, 2, 3, A, C and E trains stop at West 14th Street.
Description: Cafe Cluny is situated in the heart of the West Village.
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82% Recommend
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English first
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Beautiful exterior and interior. Very cute and has the NYC village vibe down to a T! Very romantic. Large enough to mean you'll get a table (we went twice and were seated instantly both times), but small enough to feel cosy and like you've stumbled across a little gem... Which you have ;). The food was ohmygod-this-is-so-good. We both had... More

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Jersey, United Kingdom
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134 reviews 134 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We visited here with a friend who lives in the area for brunch. The food was reasonably priced and tasted great. The staff were attentive and the ambiance pleasant. They were in no rush to move us along, so we were able to sit and talk after the meal which was nice.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I had breakfast and brunch at Cluny's a couple of times, at both times I waited in line for a long time, at both times I enjoyed the food. very well prepared and presented. still a bit pricey but it is the village!

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I had brunch here with a friend and really enjoyed it. I do have to say the 9 dollar fresh squeezed juice of the day wasn't really worth 9 dollars, but it's Greenwich Village prices. I liked this place.

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A very good carefully prepared light lunch- good flavours and a perfect poached egg I would like to go back fro dinner sometime- the atmosphere was good and pleasant service

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Houston, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Loved the decor, and the waitstaff's St James shirts. Good food, nice glass of wine. Mostly liked that I felt comfortable dining alone, not rushed by waitstaff.

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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is by far my favorite neighborhood spot - great food, cozy ambience, and delightful staff. They not only serve a delicious dinner, it's also a great spot for weekend brunch or a quiet weekday breakfast. In the evening, we will often go to grab a drink at the bar, but invariably end up staying for dinner. For dinner, I... More

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Andover, Massachusetts
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73 reviews 73 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Our son lives in the West Village and he chooses the restaurants when we visit. He and his wife had been here a few times before and he commented that they must have changed their strategy. We started with the charcuterie and the octopus for the table. There was very little octopus along with some lettuce. The charcuterie again was... More

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New York City, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

A neighborhood find; I'm always seeking places with good wines by the glass -helps amortize the bill. Well, this energized, unpretentious bistro will leave you aglow with satisfaction: food's deelish, service is cheerful (not snobbish, as some have posted) and the atmosphere -though loud at peak times- is welcoming. Wish this place was in my nabe...but it's perfect just where... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Cafe Cluny is the perfect place to experience the west village in all it's charming glory. It's the perfect combination of food that never disappoints, ambience that's warm and comfortable, and service that's attentive and helpful. We had brunch, which is one of my favorite meals at Cafe Cluny. I always recommend it as a favorite.

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