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Cafe Cluny

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West Village
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284 W 12th St, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10014-6005 (West 4th Street)
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tasting French dishes with a twist. Excellent service. Unique decor. Great place for a special occasion.

Thank Maria Fatima B
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a cute little cafe! Sceney neighbourhood, hipster clientele and nice staff. However, the food isn't great. We had a very overcooked scrambled egg, potatoes with the omelette were over cooked and dry. The water wasn't hot enough to brew the tea which was very small... so a bit disappointing...

Thank Marilyn M
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great meal here last week, Friendly and attentive staff, nice atmosphere, great cocktails, great "steak/frites", all the food we had was good, as was the wine. It ended up pretty expensive (over $100 per person) but we thought worth it. Nice, non-touristy vibe.

Thank jontylon
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

Had passed this charming spot many times walking through the village but hadn't eaten there until lunch today. The atmosphere is cozy and somewhat rustic and the waitstaff were warm and friendly. The menu is not extensive but varied enough for most tastes - I had the curry chicken wrap and zucchinni fries. My lunch companion had the regular french... More 

Thank Melissa P
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36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our brunch here. The food was good, moderation but prices are a bit on the pricey side. It is nice that they have a full bar and you can order mimosas, Bloody Marys and Specialty drinks with your brunch at cetera. Three of us ate there and with three meals, one coffee, and one juice, including tax... More 

Thank Chad L
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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319 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Stopped for a large bottle of water, an orange juice and a latte and left $25 poorer. Interior interesting, especially the beetle on the ceiling (see photo), service ok, but we did feel a little ripped off. Was told that there was no ice cream before 11:30 am. Really? In New York?

Thank Stephen B
Bend, Oregon
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

We received this recommendation from wait staff at another restaurant. We were seeking a delicious French restaurant- and this was not it. Location is nice, it's a tad worn down but didn't take away from our enthusiasm for giving this recommendation a try. It simply fell flat. We never did receive our side order of roasted Brussels sprouts, had to... More 

Thank Michelle H
Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

After walking around the West Village, Cafe Cluny was a great place for catching up with friends. The food selection was good and fun to share. It was a girls trip to New York and the waiter seemed "put off" that we were talking and catching up. It was a Sunday night and the tables were not full so not... More 

Thank Linda P
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2016

Cafe Cluny was all around great. I had spotted it looking very cozy a few months ago on my way to Fedora with my wife. This time my sister and I passed through after visiting the new Whitney, on our way to the Village Vanguard, and I decided we should try it. The space is fun yet elegant and doesn't... More 

Thank Dougalasa
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127 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

My friend suggested we meet here for brunch on Sunday, I'm so glad we did. Although you can't cook we did have to wait nearly an hour as it was so popular but we did put our names down and went for a walk around the neighbourhood. Wee briskly killed that last 20 minutes at the bar drinking Buck's Fizz.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
American, French
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 284 W 12th St, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10014-6005
    (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: 12122556900
Cafe Cluny is situated in the heart of the West Village.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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