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Market Cafe

496 Ninth Ave., New York, NY, 10018
nr. 38th St.
212-967-3892

Avg. Rating

8
Food: 8
Service: 8
Décor: 6
"Recommended"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

67% would go back.

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Don't bother with Market Cafe

By crushp52 on 12/11/2013

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

This place is truly awful! It smells and is depressing and has poor service and is located in a terrible neighborhood.

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7 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

A great soup on a VERY COLD DAY

By seaweed on 12/14/2010

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

Went on a very cold day and the server suggested a red pepper soup. It was a great choice as was the French Country salad. The lunch was ended with the warm apple spice cake which was just the right finish. Would definitely go back.

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32 out of 56 people found this review helpful.

middle of the road, but that's not good for new york city

By ericac33 on 11/12/2009

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 7
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 7
  • No, I would not go back!

i went to market cafe last night in search of a good meal and a comfortable atmosphere for dinner with my mom. the place was cute but a little run-down. the food was not bad but not great - and with so many great options in the city, that's not good news. i find it hard to find an above average restaurant in this neighborhood but will keep looking!

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46 out of 92 people found this review helpful.

A dining delight night or day

By RosieB123 on 11/8/2009

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

When I asked a longtime Brooklyn resident for dining recommendations near a loft I was renting in Midtown, "Market Cafe" was high on his list. Our Brooklynite connection had told us "The Market Cafe chocolate cake is the best chocolate cake I have EVER had." I'd like to say "ditto" to that review and add my own descriptor of "it is to die for". The quality and size is phenomenal and at a most reasonable price. Although the restaurant was extremely busy, the owner made a point of being welcoming and attentive. The experience was so pleasant that I made a point to return for lunch the next day. After an easy stroll from Times Square, I ordered a grilled steak, fries, and the house salad. Excellent! A slice of pumpkin cake to-go was saved for a post theater treat that night. Yummy!

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51 out of 100 people found this review helpful.

Wonderful lunch

By chelseafoodlvr on 10/6/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

The French Country Salad was huge, fresh and one of the tastiest salads I have ever been served. The crunch of the walnuts, the huge serving of cheese and smoked chicken, and the fresh greens and endive made for a filling and nutricious salad.

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55 out of 107 people found this review helpful.

Nice and simple

By tommaso on 3/8/2005

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

Very good value, excellent for lunch, tasty food and always smiling service I go very often

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197 out of 379 people found this review helpful.

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