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Cafe Gitane

242 Mott St., New York, NY, 10012
at Prince St.
212-334-9552

Avg. Rating

7
Food: 8
Service: 6
Décor: 7
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

60% would go back.

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Perfect Ambiance

By suzbee on 9/26/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 10
  • Yes, I would go back!

My husband and I had a light lunch on a recent visit to NYC. The fruit salad was delicious. COLD, tasty fruit in a bit of orange juice. Very fresh and perfect on a hot day. My husband had bruschetta which he said was also great. The hostess and servers are beautiful and very pleasant. This is the type of place that makes you want to pack your bags and move to the big city!

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134 out of 256 people found this review helpful.

Fabulous restaurant

By shugnizzle on 3/28/2009

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

One of my favorite restaurants in the city. Always delicious. Very consistent quality. No reservations but never a longer wait than 30 minutes. Good wines by the glass. And very nice wait staff. More restaurants should do this in NYC - simple menu at low prices executed superbly time and time again. The couscous with chicken and sausage is amazing. Also love the harissa.

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130 out of 239 people found this review helpful.

one of the best in the area

By df09 on 3/4/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 7
  • Yes, I would go back!

the food is really really good, excellent place to go with friends, drink a glass of wine and enjoy the couscous...one of my favorites!

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108 out of 223 people found this review helpful.

nice comfortable good cafe

By fleabaguette on 12/23/2008

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

sweet people, fine service, no attitude, very acceptable good, had a great satay great cheescake, good music, really have been there for breakfast and late dinner nice to hang out there

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93 out of 175 people found this review helpful.

Best breakfast in SoHo

By ShaunNY on 9/11/2008

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

I go to Cafe Gitane to have breakfast every morning when i'm in NYC and i love it , great menu , good value for money and friendly staff . Ok , the staff can be a bit stressed out but how would you be when there's a line outside that virtually crosses the street... People that go there often should know this and if they want a quick breakfast (especially on weekends) they should either go after 11 or don't go at all instead of complaining. In other words : a big thumbs up for cafe gitane !!

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83 out of 169 people found this review helpful.

Pretty Good

By 98roepark on 7/22/2008

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 6
  • Service: 7
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

I know its sort of a hipster's palace, but I think the service gets a bad rap. I've been there a few times, and I'm a fairly average looking schlub who is by no means at home in SoHo. That said, the women are always very nice to me and my guests. The food, albeit small portions, is pretty tasty for the price point. The chicken sandwich in particular is on an amazing warm and crusty baguette.

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105 out of 180 people found this review helpful.

Great Food, Disgusting Service

By gsudie on 6/16/2008

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

I have been there about 6-7 times now, and every time I am appalled by the service and the attitude of the host and the servers. They are snooty and don't hesitate to show you that. Never going back there ever again. They lost a very loyal customer, just by their attitude.

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93 out of 188 people found this review helpful.

Rude Host

By rubix on 6/16/2008

  • Overall Rating: 0
  • Food: (NA)
  • Service: (NA)
  • Décor: (NA)
  • No, I would not go back!

The host was so rude. He had such an attitude. And as I waited, at least two other couples were so turned off my his holier than though act that they left. Not a very nice welcome to what is a wonderful place to eat and drink. Service inside was better.

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80 out of 178 people found this review helpful.

Cafe Gitane Rules Authentically

By carlrcastro on 7/28/2007

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

I've been frequenting Cafe Gitane for many years - since well before Nolita was fully discovered - and it has always provided delicious, satisfying cuisine and excellent service. I can't fathom the complaints of whiners about the service or atmosphere; perhaps it's a phenomenon of the Bridge-and-Tunnel (in the pejorative sense) or nouveau-cosmo becoming instant Internet critics. Although perhaps sometimes a bit different from the effusive, blustery or demanding type of American in style or manner, the staff has always been very friendly and helpful to me. I love the espresso and Viennoisserie in the mornings, and the cous-cous is totally great. The atmosphere, despite any poseur clientele, is quite special but also real and unpretentious. I have gone there for both special occasions and everyday meals, and have never been disappointed. I have made new, good friends at the counter and entertained old dear friends at tables. Thank you, Cafe Gitane - you rule!

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266 out of 549 people found this review helpful.

love it!

By inikolic on 4/9/2007

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

one of the only non-vegetarian places that actually has a truly vegan option for brunch. thanks cafe gitane!

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