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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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Poor food, mediocre service

By severdia on 1/2/2004

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

My wife and I went there for New Year's Eve and they had switched out the usual menu for a special menu. When there were no prices, we didn't assume anything bad, giving them the benefit of the doubt. The filet mignon was way overcooked. The maitre'd was rude. The service was slow and forgetful (like waiting 10 minutes for spoons after receiving our soups). Unexcusable for the $75 a person they charged us, which didn't even include drinks!

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299 out of 550 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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416 out of 907 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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310 out of 734 people found this review helpful.

Too Much Tradition

By centralpark on 10/11/2003

  • Overall Rating: 3
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 2
  • Décor: 4
  • No, I would not go back!

They aren't try to do anything at all. The service isn't good, yet it's packed. It has good word of mouth and pricey entrees. The food is mediocre and you'd better watch what they put down in front of you because it probably isn't what you ordered or how you wanted it. BEWARE!

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249 out of 547 people found this review helpful.

Something Wrong in Luxembourg

By martin_chamois on 6/17/2003

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

This Upper Westside bistro is living on past memories and customers who are undemanding. While the decor is spot on for a Paris or even Luxembourg City bistro, the food is mass-market fast food chain standards. This is more an entertainment park theme restaurant than a real bistro. The only saving grace is the attentive wait staff, which deserves to work in a better restaurant. Perhaps the mature Lincoln Center clientele enjoys mediocrity, but everyone else should avoid this place until the management cleans house in the kitchen.

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247 out of 462 people found this review helpful.

Luxembourgeoisie!

By newyorkbrit on 3/29/2004

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

A lovely atmosphere, but I think far away from its heyday. The brunch/breakfast menu is really just average and the coffee always seems too stewed. As for lunch, well price-wise the $20.04 lunch menu is great value, but often the choices seem banal and a little too quick to come out. The Luxemburger is a house-favourite and will always please.

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388 out of 803 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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162 out of 339 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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69 out of 140 people found this review helpful.

Good value in a neighborhood filled with bad food.

By yoyobunny on 1/9/2004

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

Not many great french restaurants in the upper west side- and this one has always been my favorite as it is consistent, friendly, and on top of it has the best breakfast in the neighborhood. The scones with cream, hot coffee and a poached egg or two in the morning are superlative. There is never a wait and it tends to be calm and quiet with only a few locals in attendance. This is my favorite meal at this classic and longtime restaurant.

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433 out of 800 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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