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Café Society

9 E. 16th St. , New York, NY 10003 40.737288 -73.992448
nr. Fifth Ave  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-675-4700 Send to Phone

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

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Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.



Payment Methods

American Express, Diners Club, Discover

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Business Lunch
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Notable Wine List
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Singles Scene


  • Full Bar




This venue is closed.

The dented tin bar with soft-backed stools is the most comfortable place to choose between eighteen wines by the glass at this eclectic American spot, which replaced the original Steak Frites and now draws inspiration from around the globe. Spicy Cantonese spareribs slide effortlessly from the bone, yellowtail sashimi come topped with slivered jalapeño peppers, duck Bolognese is dotted with dried cherries and shaved Pecorino, and for good measure this restaurant provides its own version of classic steak-frites. It's too bad that most of the space feels awkwardly tailored to a nineties-era Lotus Club set. A black, white, and gray checkered banquette patterned with soaring doves snakes around the room, painted burnt orange and taupe gray and anchored by massive square pillars. Dozens of hanging tube-shaped bulbs with thick coil filaments at least emit a flattering amber glow.


The menu features eggs Benedict spin-offs like the Barcelona (chorizo and serrano ham) and the Copenhagen (smoked salmon), alongside sushi and more substantial lunch plates, like Sicilian meatballs in tomato sauce with currants and pine nuts.

Recommended Dishes

David K’s Cantonese spare ribs, $11.50; northern cultured mussels, $11; diamond cut of Canadian salmon, $24