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Cafe Cluny

284 W. 12th St., New York, NY, 10014
at 4th St.
212-255-6900

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 6
Service: 7
Décor: 7
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

73% would go back.

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Very bad experience (sorry to say)

By tristan45 on 2/20/2011

  • Overall Rating: 1
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 1
  • No, I would not go back!

The experience was unfortunately very poor. They wouldn't give the individual small table to 2 people who got there first but instead put the small tables together to sit the large group that came in later. And they did it TWICE by adding two large groups in front of us after we've waited for 45 mins. This is very inappropriate given the place doesn't accept reservation. Once we asked (nicely), the manager (who voluntarily told us his is the MANAGER) was very rude to us. He also clearly told us that he doesn't care our concerns and we don't need to stay as there are plenty people waiting - this is after we waited for 45 mins and consumed 4 drinks standing at their bar area!! Given how popular the place is, the owner of the restaurant deserves a much experienced, better mannered and amiable manager. Peter, if he is truly the manager, are too focusing on exercising his seating 'power' and flashing his title (manager), then protecting the brand value of the restaurant. By the way, I had to rating all category '1' as after the unpleasant experience, it was impossible to enjoy the food and appreciate the decor.

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95 out of 179 people found this review helpful.

Pas mal du tout.....!! Not bad at all !!

By seb4u on 8/20/2010

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

A nice and cosy atmosphere, to have a brunch with friends after shopping or like me, just to relax, have a book with a coffee (a good coffee !) I will definitely come back ! Sébastien, Paris (FRANCE).

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69 out of 143 people found this review helpful.

DMANBURGER " Cafe Cluny"

By DMANBURGER on 4/30/2010

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

The Cafe Cluny burger came out rather quick which I was happy about, open faced on the plate with a mass of herb seasoned French fries, crispy bacon, creamy Gruyere and a plump slightly toasted sesame seed bun. My first bite was Smokey and deep in flavor, I still remember it being a lasting flavor that was repeated with every savored bite. I ordered my burger medium and it was exceptionally conceived with those exact requirements, the Cluny burger was a great, solid, full flavored example of how a bistro style burger should be. I don't claim to be a burger expert, but The Cluny burger stimulated my taste buds beyond belief and for an unexpected visit that day, my stomach thought Christmas had come again.

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97 out of 174 people found this review helpful.

Heavy, fatty and greasy

By Tribeca123 on 11/9/2009

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

Not sure what they are using on the grill but food was dripping in grease from the hash to the hamburger. Crowded, noisy and not a pleasant spot for a Saturday brunch-not sure why the crowd.

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109 out of 207 people found this review helpful.

Very best

By margott1212 on 6/15/2009

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

A classic!

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100 out of 197 people found this review helpful.

A little pretentious but the food was great

By ellen5181 on 10/5/2008

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

I thought the hostess seemed a bit pretentious about seating us when the restaurant was only 20% full upon arrival, but it did fill up. Food was great and our server was very attentive. I had the fig and arugula salad to start, and for some reason it was really salty. I asked the server and he immediately replaced it. For the main I had the short ribs. Very good, not fatty, and the foie gras was cooked to perfection. For dessert, had the berries and marscapone cream, which were the perfect ending. I would go back.

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98 out of 193 people found this review helpful.

Lovely atmosphere, Curt staff

By christinah on 7/24/2008

  • Overall Rating: 0
  • Food: (NA)
  • Service: (NA)
  • Décor: (NA)
  • Yes, I would go back!

Throughly enjoyed cocktails and dessert, even though the bartender was a bit abrasive

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93 out of 188 people found this review helpful.

Perfection!

By Mushy32 on 5/9/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Love it, love it, love it! Love everything about it!

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277 out of 582 people found this review helpful.

Best French Toast in Town!!!

By Shasea on 4/15/2007

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Hands down this is the best French Toast in town!! Moist and addicting! Great service too!

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302 out of 627 people found this review helpful.

Great Spot!

By ciannarone on 1/25/2007

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

Great food and great location

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