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Café Luxembourg

200 W. 70th St., New York, NY, 10023
nr. Amsterdam Ave.
212-873-7411

Avg. Rating

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

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

72% would go back.

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Great food!

By red321 on 5/12/2012

  • Overall Rating: 10
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

I love this place and it has become a favorite over the last couple of years - especially for brunch. The staff is consistently friendly, and the food always tasty. It is on the pricey side but you definitely get what you pay for. Seating is spacious. I recommend it for special occasions, or for a casual brunch. Drinks are also great! Mix of customers - young professionals, trendy crowd, elderly neighborhood patrons, and a celebrity or two - I was seated next to Bono (U2) last time I was there. But the place is not pretentious, very laid back.

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52 out of 98 people found this review helpful.

Delicious, simple & pleasurable brunch

By zovigg on 9/4/2010

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

Comfortable environment, friendly and prompt service and very tasty brunch. I had an egg white omelette with mushrooms, onions and spinach and it was savory and hearty. Lovely place, great in a pinch with friends.

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65 out of 133 people found this review helpful.

A great West side Bistro find

By Dali on 3/21/2010

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

A great French American family Bistro in the day time. Evening is like a visit to a Paris side street bistro. Kyle the manager. the servers and the bar time servers are always pleasant, friendly and knowledgeable. The menu is standard French bistro fare at reasonable prices. The wine list was excellent with enough choices to complement each dish. Steak Frites with a good glass of French red wine made our afternoon walk in the park all the more memorable for the first day of Spring. A calm and pleasant after theater drink at the bar was just what we needed to top off a very pleasant New York day and evening. Ask Kyle or any server for wine suggestions to accompany your meal. Great restaurant.

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133 out of 221 people found this review helpful.

Solid French Brasserie in Lincoln Center

By woostergirl on 2/24/2008

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

The atmosphere is simple but cozy and the noise level gets pretty loud on a Saturday night. The fried artichokes and arugula ravioli were very good. The mixed green salad and shrimp cocktail were pretty standard French brasserie food. Takeway: good, casual restaurant in the Lincoln Center area.

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159 out of 331 people found this review helpful.

It's Not Really About the Food

By MarkG441 on 8/5/2007

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

Food is solid bistro fare competently executed. Always good, seldom outstanding. But the whole experience is fantastic. The look, feel, taste and menu combine for a bistro experience rare this side of Paris. Take a date -- if you can't hit it off with him/her after this place, it ain't gonna happen.

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310 out of 631 people found this review helpful.

Unpleasant Experience

By critique1 on 4/25/2007

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 1
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 2
  • No, I would not go back!

I was highly disappointed with the cuisine (my steak was overcooked and could barely swallow it). For the prices, it is most definitely not worth the trip. There are better places in this city for French cuisine!

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305 out of 724 people found this review helpful.

Tired, needa a lift.

By turkey on 12/9/2005

  • Overall Rating: 2
  • Food: 2
  • Service: 1
  • Décor: 3
  • No, I would not go back!

Mediocre food. High prices for what you receive on your plate. I won't return.

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411 out of 897 people found this review helpful.

LUXEMBOURG'S LAMBENT GLOW

By mathompson on 5/5/2005

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

After nearly twenty-five years, Cafe Luxembourg's glow has not diminished. There's an energy immediately palpable upon entering the lovely room with its red leather banquettes and rattan bistro chairs and, for spring, huge floral arrangements of cherry blossoms. Honey blondes and silver-haired gentlemen mix with long-necked dancers and t.v. actors. It's a mix of the best of New York, all basking in the lighting’s soft pink glow. And there's a spark to the brasserie-classic menu. For spring, a wild mushroom salad and a sublime asparagus, fava bean, and ramp lasagna, so fresh as to convince you that you are eating tableside in the garden. Crispy artichokes with an olive tapenade. That bread, so chewy, and that butter, so rich. A perfectly fine onion soup. And desserts at nearly ten dollars a piece nearly merit the price: a ginger and carrot mousse, a banana semi-freddo napoleon. Even in the midst of the pre-theatre rush and the eight-o'clock crush, everything flows smoothly at this well-run institution. Clearly the three nude Graces who adorn the Luxembourg's walls and les cartes postales are still safeguarding this New York institution which continues to age like the best of wines and the most beautiful people.

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390 out of 838 people found this review helpful.

holiday brunch for seven

By foodaholic on 1/2/2005

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

Always dependable food, always reliable service. Especially good brunch choice.Occasional celebrity sighting adds to fun. Best cosmo in city.

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442 out of 872 people found this review helpful.

Still shining after all these years

By UWSider on 11/22/2004

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

Cafe Luxembourg has been around for decades it seems, and yet it still never misses a beat. The service is friendly and helpful and the food is always just what you hope for from a great French bistro. For those who like spacious dining rooms, this might not be there first choice, but I find the whole place buzzing with happy diners enjoying consistently excellent food.

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