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Cafe Socialista

505 West St., New York, NY 10014 40.738153 -74.009593
nr. Jane St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-929-4303 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Latin American
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

A, C, E at 14th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard

Special Features

  • Dine at the Bar
  • Private Dining/Party Space


  • Full Bar




This venue is closed.

Former Bungalow 8 doorman Armin Amiri knows a thing or two about keeping people out, so it's no surprise that his first boite is a bi-level throwback to Cuba's heyday. The airy upstairs lounge, where languid spinning fans circulate the breeze from tall wood-shuttered windows, reads 1940s Havana Tuesdays. After 10 p.m., when a doorman serves as commandante, it’s party time, as girls in pearls and satin dance near the antique bar, away from the cluster of leather couches. Unless you're amigos with investors Sting, Harvey Weinstein, and Giuseppe Cipriani, you'll be leveled a minimum tab for table service that may have you shouting "Down with capitalism!" even before you munch on mini-Cuban sandwiches and other high-priced peasant food.


If you can get into the upstairs lounge, you'll have no problem getting a table at the downstairs restaurant. Otherwise, email your reservation request to