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Cafe Americano

964 Lexington Ave. , New York, NY 10021 40.769 -73.963
nr. E. 70th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
646-870-9007 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Nouveau
  • Price Range: $$$

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Mon-Sun, 8am-11:30pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 68th St.-Hunter College


$21 - $35

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Brunch - Daily
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Business Lunch
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Design Standout
  • Catering
  • Online Reservation




The heart of Cafe Americano might be the salmon-colored espresso machine sitting on the marble bar. Although at night the lights dim and the cozy café transforms into a cocktail bar, the bartenders keep pulling shots of espresso and foaming milk for lattes into the small hours. Cafe Americano is the brainchild of the two brothers behind the East Pole and Pizza Beach. The chef, who runs the kitchen at the East Pole, has built a simple, elegant menu here of pastry and panini by day, cheeseburgers, filet mignon, and olive oil-poached monkfish by night. The best seat in the house is at the bar, where you can watch the cook assemble a prosciutto-and-apple sandwich and clamp it down in the panini press to turn oozy and golden. The Maplebrook Farms Burrata gets a generous drizzle of olive oil and cozies up with basil and confit Tuscan tomatoes, perfect beside a spritz—choose from Cynar, pink grapefruit, elderflower. Or stick to a classic boozy negroni. The grass-fed cheeseburger’s two patties are disappointingly dry, but a dip in onion jam nearly rescues them.

Recommended Dishes

Maplewood Farms Burrata with confit Tuscan tomatoes, $19; Prosciutto and apple panini, $16; Americano Negroni, $15