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Route 66 Cafe

858 Ninth Ave., New York, NY 10019 40.767061 -73.986271
nr. 56th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-977-7600 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Hamburgers, Pizza
  • Price Range: $$

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Daily, 7am-1:30am

Nearby Subway Stops

1, A, B, C, D at 59th St.-Columbus Circle



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch - Weekend
  • Delivery
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering


  • Full Bar


Not Accepted

Delivery Area

35th St. to 75th St., Sixth Ave. to West End Ave.


The entryway's painted map of the southwestern leg of Route 66 may have you thinking of chiles. You can find them, but they're scarcer than you'd expect. The menu takes a middle-of-the-road approach, with southwestern flavors outnumbered by pasta, salads, and fruit smoothies. At lunch, office workers drop in for choices like the chef's salad, the Chelsea salad (chicken breast with apples, raisins, and walnuts over mixed greens) or grilled chicken sandwiches. Scout the list for jalapeños if you're bent on something southwestern: the southwestern steakburger, with Angus beef mixed with mushrooms, onion, jalapeños, and herbs, is excellent. A few items misfire, including the sloppy joe, which uses a tortilla instead of a bun, so you're deprived of the pleasure of juice-soaked bread. The décor nods at a roadhouse look, with black-and-white Route 66 road signs and lanterns on the walls, but the widely spaced tables and overall spruceness make the space more like a typical suburban café.

Recommended Dishes

Southwestern steakburger, $12