Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Home > Restaurants > Café Select Fondue & Raclette Room

Café Select Fondue & Raclette Room

Cafe Select
212 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10012 40.721689 -73.997768
nr. Kenmare St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-925-9322 Send to Phone

    Reserve a Table

  • Cuisine: Eclectic/Global, French
  • Price Range: $$

    Key to Prices and ratings

    • Almost Perfect
    • Exceptional
    • Generally Excellent
    • Very Good
    • Good
    Cheap Eats
    • Best in Category
    • Excellent
    • Delicious
    • Very Good
    • Noteworthy
    • Very Expensive
    • Expensive
    • Moderate
    • Cheap
  • Reader Rating: Write a Review

Share this listing

Official Website

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Spring St.



Payment Methods

MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Good for Groups
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space


  • Full Bar



This venue is closed.

The back room of Serge Becker's ever-trendy Swiss spot, Cafe Select, has seen several iterations over the years, and the latest is this dozen-seat fondue room. While you might get hassled for not having a reservation, the exclusivity is mostly an illusion – unless a big party has taken over, there's likely to be space. German chef Ingrid Roettele  (most recently of the now-defunct Heartbreak) presides over the brief menu of melted-cheese mash-ups, from basic (gruyere, raclette, and appenzeller cheeses) to vats laced with white truffle oil or herbs, as well as several daily specials. The bubbling curds are accompanied by cubes of bread and a plate of vegetables for dipping; with just the right notes of sharpness, it's a more satisfying meal than you'd think. There's little else on the menu – an arugula salad failed to elicit fireworks – and probably not much room for it on your table, anyway. In winter, the poorly insulated space, accessed by walking through the kitchen and decked in German flags, can be a bit chilly, so a visit is a good excuse to show off stylish outerwear.

Recommended Dishes

House fondue, $20/$40