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Cafe Gitane

113 Jane St., New York, NY, 10014
at West St.
212-255-4143

Avg. Rating

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

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

75% would go back.

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It is time for the Gitane @ the Jane to take over Pastis!

By Louis_Lantheaume on 10/22/2012

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

Since it opened, the Cafe Gitane has gone through extra ordinary changes. I live next to it, and therefore became a good client since the opening. Although I greatly miss the foosball, there have been so much great improvements: The bar has now a full cocktail list, a great inventory of liquors, and it is run by barmen and not baristas...finally! The service is now almost excellent (although during brunch times the staff is sometimes a bit stressed), the food has not really changed but it is still at a great level of originality and quality for a Cafe which is now looking more and more like a restaurant. The week's afternoons are very quiet and it is the best place to go in the West Village for a long time catch up with a friend, a business discussion, or even an afternoon date. At night, I was very impressed by the bar! (The Jane ballroom has actual competition now) I suggest the Vanilla ice cream crushed in Pistachio for deserts and of course a glass of Ricard!

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30 out of 58 people found this review helpful.

THE MENU LIES!

By selinisone on 5/13/2012

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

We ordered the baked pasta that comes with a bunch of tomates & etc. We thought it would be delicious, and when we got it, IT HAD ALFREDO SAUCE! ***THE MENU NEVER SAID IT CAME WITH ALFREDO SAUCE, THE WAITER DIDN'T TELL US EATHER*** Also, service is HORRIBLE. The waiters only came to our table 3 times. To get our orders, bring the food, and for the check. If you wanted more water or something you literally had to scream to get their attention. WILL NOT BE RETURNING, THE FOOD WAS AWFUL, NOT JUST THE PASTA

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29 out of 70 people found this review helpful.

all excellent!

By keile on 10/28/2011

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

service was very friendly and the food came out quickly. We polished off our plates. No complaints. Recommend for a date or just chill evening out with friends. fun, low key, great hipster watching.

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45 out of 89 people found this review helpful.

Disaster

By chrstphrptrsn on 8/16/2011

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 6
  • No, I would not go back!

I am shocked to see the 9/10 here, what a joke! The first time my girlfriend asked for easy baked eggs, they came out of the kiln like yellow bricks. The second time (yeah we gave the place a chance) she asked for RUNNY/WATERY and got HARD. Maybe the trick is to ask for raw eggs? The Harissa Bloody Mary with jagged raw half-crushed spices was simply revolting though appropriately named; this damned concoction was left on the table 'untouched'. The waffle was so-so, the avocado toast was under-seasoned -- how do you screw up avocado on toast? Don't put salt on it. Thankfully the 'cafe gitane' is in the Jane, which is in the middle of nowhere, where it belongs. Tourists and try-hards abound. Service was lackluster.

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45 out of 102 people found this review helpful.

Cous Cous for the win

By LES_OD on 1/22/2011

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

Cafe Gitane already has the unfair advantage of being located inside the Jane Hotel with its lovely location on the Hudson. You could serve cold french fries and day old lettuce scraps and still get a good review. Instead, they choose to have a delightful atmosphere reminiscent of what every American thinks of French diners while serving some amazing food to boot. I shared the avocado toast and had the cous cous tower. The toast was just like it implied, avocado on toast. While the cous cous was much more than I thought. It was full of flavour and left you wanting more.

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45 out of 91 people found this review helpful.

Bring Back the Foosball!

By hallymcgehean on 1/17/2011

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

This is one of my favorite places to eat for all three meals. The decor is intimate and spacious at the same time, the staff are often adorable, the coffee is delicious and I can no longer survive without avocado bread, baked pasta, and watermelon juice. But please, Gitane, bring back the foosball table. There is nothing better than a late afternoon game with the sun falling over the hudson and filling the room and drinking a stella.

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50 out of 90 people found this review helpful.

Great place for lunch!

By luleeaberra on 5/12/2010

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

I had lunch here last week with a friend. The place was a little difficult to find because the area was so quiet and there were no signs outside, but once we found it, we fell in love with it. The decor was very cool and quirky and the atmosphere was relaxed. We had the chicken salad and shared a cheese platter. The food was delicious, fresh and flavoursome and the watermelon mimosas we had with it were yummy. Will definitely go again!

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48 out of 101 people found this review helpful.

Translates Perfectly

By smariel on 3/1/2010

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

It's lovely here. I used to go to their outpost in Soho all the time, however it's impossible to get a table & I got fed up with the lines. This location offers a beautiful, relaxed space with great food & room to spread out. I almost regret suggesting it because it's a currently a wonderful neighborhood option (can always get a table and hang for as long as you like). But they've done a great job & deserve the accolades.

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