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Café Gray

10 Columbus Cir., 3rd fl, New York, NY, 10019
nr. Eighth Ave.
212-823-6338

Avg. Rating

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

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Terrific dining experience

By charfar on 10/30/2006

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

Just they way I like it - great food, attentive service but no stuffy attitude. The room has a real energy to it and there were quite a few bold face names sitting around us (that was impressive to my out of town clients). Great wine list, if you are willing to take some chances there are some interesting values there. Kudos to Chef Kunz and his very professional staff!

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480 out of 964 people found this review helpful.

Even Better With Age

By marn1646 on 10/30/2006

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

My fifth trip back and I enjoyed it even more than the first time. Food, as always, was amazing but the service has improved dramatically and you can tell that they have worked all those opening year kinks as things seem to be very well orchestrated. There was not a free seat in the house tonight, a Monday, but everything was flawless. This is one restaurant that seems to get "hotter" with age -don't be scared by the negative remarks in older reviews on service. They have a new team there and it is very smooth. The bar menu is fantastic too, I will be back to try that. The Chocolate Rum Toast is my new favorite dessert!

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451 out of 954 people found this review helpful.

Great table, great food, great service

By aws on 4/26/2005

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

I was there last saturday and we had a great table overlooking the kitchen. the kitchen itself is a scene. Watching the detail attention given to food preparation is breathtaking. Our food was delicious and desert was perfect. Our waiter was very helpfull and knowledgable of the menu. Take my advice go there and you will love it.

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446 out of 948 people found this review helpful.

Eat here and miss your curtain!

By Jgoldenboy on 4/25/2005

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

Never have I seen such inept service as I had experienced at Cafe Gray. Over two hours for Two Courses! Wine poured into water glasses! Entrees arriving tepid. The kitchen might have potential, based on the excellent sauces that came with our appetizers and entrees, but the wait staff and management have no idea how to run a restaurant. Perhaps Cafe Gray should open at 8pm? Or perhaps the staff and managment should dine at Cafe Boulud and learn a thing or two. Never again.

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451 out of 942 people found this review helpful.

GREAT CHEF.....POOR DINNING ROOM STAFF

By bennaboys on 3/21/2005

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

FOUR OF US WENT TO TASTE SOME OF THE BEST FOOD IN TOWN.KNOWING ALL ABOUT KUNTZ AND HIS FINE KITCHEN STAFF.IT IS SAD TO SEE THE EFFORT GO TO WASTE BY THE NONE EXISTING DINNING ROOM STAFF.A LOT OF BODIES,NO ONE SEEMS TO CARE.IT'S A SHAME. $400.00 BRUNCH/$20%TIPS FOR THE NONE AVAIL STAFF.WISH YOU ALL THE BEST G.KUNTZ.

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467 out of 985 people found this review helpful.

Wonderful food terrible service.

By FandM on 1/20/2005

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

When my husband and I visited NYC for the holidays, we looked forward to a dinner at Cafe Gray. The staff at the door was very friendly but the service stopped there. We ordered our appetizers and dinner and asked for the wine list. It never appeared. Even though there were many wait people wandering no one seemed to care if we ordered a bottle of wine or not. The dinners and appetizers were both delicious. The same thing happened when we ordered our desert and coffee. We had to ask for the coffee a second time. We won't be back.

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Cafe Gray was worth the wait

By SLouis on 1/11/2005

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

I went to Cafe Gray with my sister and I have to say that we had a wonderful time. From the risotto to the chocolate souffle that concluded our dinner, every single dish was rich in flavor (Kunz's signature)and absolutely succulent. I recommend this restaurant without reservation (no pun intended) even if some people would have preferred to have an unobstructed view of the Park. To that I say, the food is so good, your eyes won't leave your plate anyway!

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Great service; disappointing food

By omotosando on 12/24/2004

  • Overall Rating: 7
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 5
  • No, I would not go back!

It wasn't horrible - just not memorable. I ate there less than a week ago and I already can't remember what I ate, other than it was a fish dish and it was just okay. I also can't even remember what I had for dessert, other than, again, it was just okay. The service, however, was excellent and quite attentive and the Austrian wine we ordered excellent. The room left me cold -I'm not really interested in looking at the kitchen and we were seated right in front of it. Given the excellent dining choices in NYC, I wouldn't rush back.

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You've got to be kidding!

By Message on 12/14/2004

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

Who in their right mind would design a restaurant like this? The diners are in the back, while the kitchen staff gets the views of Central Park. Here you have million dollar views which are completely wasted by drop down range hoods and the kitchen staff laughing and scratching. The idea is supposed to be that you see how the food is prepared, but alas not even this is possible since most tables are too far away. They ought to gut the place and start all over. The food was pretty good, but a little on the skimpy side. The house Chardonnay was from Long Island? and by the glass they barely fill the glass to a third. The service was erratic. It took us a long time to even get a glass of water. This is a restaurant that is definitely for the tourists, not for New Yorkers

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414 out of 863 people found this review helpful.

Trust Me on This...

By Foods4Us on 11/29/2004

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

I went with 2 girlfriends one Friday evening. Let me just say yes the portions are small but the food is great. I don't even like fish but their selections were delicious. The yellowtail, risotto, short ribs and apple tartlet, to name a few, were delicious. But above all else, I would rate the service an 11! The manager was fantastic to us. Offered a comped wine bottle and starter champagne glasses not to mention the moscato during dessert; and the first set of appetizers. AND the waiters were so on point! They were totally honest about the menu and made sure we were taken care of. The atmosphere was a little stuffy, especially for us girls. Everyone there was probably in their 40s but hey quite the place to go to on a special occasion or on the third date. Word of advice: Listen to the advice of the waiters, and be prepared to spend money! But definitely a dining experience. Make sure you meet management- they really know how to treat their patrons!

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