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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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Bend, Oregon
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 stars 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 stars 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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115 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Simontravels1980
New York City, New York
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88 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Nothing special and a bit pricey - serving food you can get anywhere. Can get much better food in many of the other restaurants in the area. Likely won't be back. Definitely never worth a wait.

Thank bphisher
Manhattan Beach, California
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Four of us had a fantastic meal at Cafe Cluny. Each appetizer and entree were exceptional. We had the Burrata salad, the Frisee salad, and the Shishito peppers. Fantastic! I had the Braised Short Rib. My friends ordered the Sirloin Steak and the Cluny Burger. Each meal was special and mouth watering. I highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank romantic5262
Darien, CT
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

4 of us had dinner here recently. The West Village neighborhood is so charming, and so is this restaurant. The menu is not expensive, but we ordered a variety of dishes, and everyone was happy. Standout dishes were the crispy skin salmon, short ribs, a daily special ravioli with short ribs, and the baked cauliflower. The place is small and... More 

Thank Pamela P
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74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This is the type of restaurant you have to know about to find. I have been to NYC many many times. Very helpful advice from Quintessentially booked a table here for lunch, and that was a pleasure. Food, wine, service and the atmosphere here was so good. Wouldn't like to leave, but I had to. Will be back.

Thank Inkognito
New York City, New York
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147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

We have been to Cafe Luxembourg, a sister restaurant, many times and have wanted for 20 years to go to Cafe Cluny. Thank God it is still here despite our procrastination. We took two friends here and had a great meal. Attentive service, reasonably priced wine and drinks, and great dessert. If you are in the Village, I recommend this,... More 

Thank Douglas T
Avon, Colorado
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64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016 via mobile

This little cafe is in a beautiful neighborhood and was a great find. Very good service and the food was fabulous. Good wine list and full bar.

Thank trinkettobin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
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
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?

Staying in West Village

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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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