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Cornelia Street Café

29 Cornelia St., New York, NY, 10014
nr. 4th St.
212-989-9319

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8
Food: 8
Service: 8
Dcor: 9
"Recommended"

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80% would go back.

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outstanding

By calvinbald581 on 4/5/2018

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

We have gone to theCornelia Street Cafe for dinner many times, but on our last visit to New York we met a friend there for lunch. We discovered that daily the brunch menu was available for lunch. We had a drink, quiche or omelette, bread, and coffee or tea for a very reasonable price. The quiche was outstanding.

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it's good enough for me

By ellagraceawq on 4/3/2018

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

During our recent 5 day trip to New York, I was glad we managed to grab brunch at this cafe which turned out to be my favorite meal of the whole trip. The Brunch menu offers a good range on the prefix menu, attentive and friendly service, in a cute cosy Bistro setting. Sad we didn't come here sooner during our trip as I would have loved to have eaten here again. If its good enough for Sarah Jessica Parker, it's good enough for me! Make sure you contact the cafe beforehand to guarantee a table.

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Wonderful

By averychloeawd098 on 4/2/2018

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

Entering this paradise by chance was wonderful. As soon as our wine psycologist found out it was our last honey moon night, he made it very special! Very warm place, excellent dinner, amazing jazz young talents... simply perfect. I’m just sorry we forgot to get his book before leaving, hope its out soon, or we can come back to buy it! I will get his first one as soon as we’re back in Spain!! ☺️ THANK YOU ROBIN FOR THIS SPECIAL NIGHT!

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food was outstanding

By sofiaevelyn802 on 4/1/2018

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

I went to this cafe on Christmas. The food was outstanding. I had Chestnut Gougères which was delicious with fontina and leek fondue which I thought was one of the best dishes I have ever had. Then my husband had the pate en croute which I tried and it was fantastic. I had the Stuffed Quail which was superb and the chocolate mouse which was excellent. I am looking forward to this chef's more creations

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Great place

By isabellamia on 3/31/2018

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

Great place to have a cup of wine, a beer or a coffee. The owner is awesome. We didn’t have lunch but the food looked great, we’ll have it for sure next time

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3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

Terrific!

By judymark on 9/12/2015

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

Cornelia St Cafe is charming inside and out. The ambiance was terrific, food just great and, despite some of the reviews we saw, had great service too. We had the best kale Caesar we've ever had, a delicious octopus salad and a terrific sesame coated salmon. We will be back!

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58 out of 88 people found this review helpful.

Ehh

By Italiandewdrop on 7/24/2009

  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Food: 3
  • Service: 3
  • Dcor: 9
  • No, I would not go back!

Atmosphere and location are Cornelia Street Cafe's 2 strong points - cute little place located on a bustling little street in the heart of the West Village. But, the food was disappointing ... The cheese platter was unimpressive - I could have went to the grocery store, bought a few slabs of America's Choice cheese, threw it on a plate and had a better experience than this. Also, ordered a pizza - one often thinks, who can mess up pizza? It wasnt awful, but it was far from great ... even far from good. I think if anything, CSC is a great spot to meet for a drink (try and sit outside) - I'd stay away from the food though - while its not awful, its at best mediocre and not worth the money.

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114 out of 232 people found this review helpful.

Not cool enough

By bellator7 on 4/17/2009

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

If you live Downtown and don't expect wannabe-actor/model hostesses and waiters to be misguidedly snooty, you're just not cool enough. Go back to Pennsylvania. (I think it's to the west)

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167 out of 309 people found this review helpful.

extremely rude service

By ltif on 3/19/2005

  • Overall Rating: 6
  • Food: 8
  • Service: 1
  • Dcor: 8
  • No, I would not go back!

We went back several times to give more chances to this place. We liked the food, the decor and the atmosphere. However, we were treated poorly all 4 times we went there. We had enough. Go there only if you are willing to accept rude and snob service. We'll never go back again.

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327 out of 633 people found this review helpful.

Reliable at all times of day; reasonable, feel of Old Village

By zeecee on 3/23/2003

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

It's a curious combination of bar/restaurant/downstairs performance space, an invention that works. The menu is large enough to please - with hamburgers, more ambitious main courses, at lunch lighter foods like salads and omelettes - all decently prepared and nicely served. Prices are fair. You can have a decent lunch for about $10 and a full dinner with glass of wine (their Malpec is good) for under $25. Tables are small and it's a definite neighborhood place, but useful and won't disappoint if your expectations are realistic. We find it useful and return often.

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