183 W 10th St, New York, NY | Directions 1001440.734350 -74.002766
Neighborhoods: Downtown, West Village
Satisfying Food, Served in a Warm and Friendly Environment – Five members of Meetup?s Thrifty Gourmets Group and I field-tested Cafe Condesa on Tuesday, July 15th at 8 PM. There was no host on duty, but the restaurant?s waitress and manager greeted me with warm, friendly expressions. My reservation was honored. Our table was prepared and available about 10 minutes before our planned seating time. The quietly outgoing waitress took time from her other responsibilities to step outside and inform us that we could take our seats. She willingly answered our questions about the menu and took our orders efficiently. Our dishes were delivered promptly and correctly. Unfortunately, though, our waitress had to serve at least five other tables and could not give us consistent attention throughout the evening. I shared the warm brie cheese with pine nuts, honey and toasted baguette as an appetizer with a fellow diner, had the striped bass Veracruz (slow cooked in tomato, poblano peppers and capers, with plaintains and rice) as my entree, and shared the fruit crumble with the table during dessert. All of these dishes were attractively presented, flavorful and satisfying. My shared appetizer, entree, and shared dessert cost $31, with tax and tip.
First Visit to NYC, found this absolute gem on accident... great place – We were tourists, first time in NYC from Minneapolis. After wandering around the village for a few hours Sunday, we were looking for a place to eat our last night in New York. Our cabbie mentioned a place by "Small's Jazz Club" but we ended going in Cafe Condesa by accident, instead of the French restaurant that he mentioned. And boy was that ever a mistake that turned out positive. The atmosphere is comfy, cozy, hip, & friendly at the same time. The food was amazing. We sat at the stainless silver counter since the only table open was by the front door, and was a little chilly from people coming and going. My girlfriend and I started with the butternut squash soup, and ravioli appetizers, then we moved onto the steak filet and the scallops. The guy working the counter recommended a glass of wine that went perfectly with the steak. Everything was like a little mouthful of joy. :) We ended with the chocolate souffle and cappuccino's, and left comfortably full and content in the fact that this place was the perfect restaurant to end a vacation on. We will definitely be going back the next time we are in NYC. If I lived there, I'd be there at least once a month. Yes, it's that good. I hesitated even writing this because I don't want to have to stand in line for hours next time I go, as the secret about this hidden gem gets out...
Hidden Gem - Perfect for girls' night, date night and everything in between – Whether you're looking for a quaint atmosphere, great wine or flavorful dishes Cafe Condesa is sure to strike your fancy. We stumbled upon this West Village eatery while waiting for a table at a nearby restaurant. From the exposed brick wall, to the accommodating staff & sommelier every part of our dining experience was divine. Each plate was cooked to perfection- the stripped bass was bursting with unique flavors, the sea scallops melted in your mouth and the warm brie and honey appetizer left us wanting more. Although completely satisfied we couldn?t turn down the mouth watering warm berry tart with vanilla gelato for dessert. We loved it so much we stuck around until closing time and can?t wait for our next visit!
Love Condesa for brunch – Cafe Condesa is a gorgeous place for brunch: smallish but airy, sunny, tucked in enough on a little side street off 7th avenue to be private and cozy but still with a view of 7th avenue to allow you the feeling of a privileged viewer of NYC. My boyfriend and I stumbled upon it looking for a January 1st breakfast, and the food was delicious. Some of the softest and tastiest scrambled eggs I've ever had, and a delicious mimosa. Mimosas come in different flavors, too, for interest: strawberry and raspberry as well as orange. There were enough "real (i.e. manly) food" options for my boyfriend, who got a sandwich. Not too expensive, as well: the bill came to around $24, I think, which is cheaper than a comprable meal at UES brunch mainstay Annie's. The server was nice and appropriately attentive. Perfect place for a morning-after breakfast, I think, and I can't wait to try Condesa for lunch or dinner.
Best Huevos Rancheros – I've been for brunch and lunch a couple of times and i have only good things to say about this place
the service is attentive and casual the place is cozy so it feels like being at home. My favorite items are the huevos rancheros (they have a little too much cheese but if you ask the server for less they'll do) and the cob salad, huevos con chorizo are also very good the portions are just fine all though i haven't been there for dinner, but i cant wait...
West Village Jewel – I have yet to put a single thing in my mouth at Cafe Condesa that is not mouth watering good. From the spinach and portobello salad, to the incredibly fresh crab tortellini, the signature baby lamb chops, the earl grey creme brule and even the cappuccino, everything is absolutely fabulous, creative, and possibly the best buy in town. The owners helped me plan a private party with all the special details I requested and did so with a smile. I couldn?t be happier with the food, the service, or the ambiance. Cafe Condesa is a true West Village jewel.
Definite Destination Recommendation – I went to Cafe Condesa on a recent Saturday night and had the time of my life. We had the place to ourselves and the managers, chefs and staff were incredibly accomodating and friendly. They gave us free reign to use the space as we pleased and they followed through on all the things they said they would provide for us. It was the perfect size for our party of 25 and they took our opinions into account when putting together the food and drink for the weekend - the honorary guest that night loved white sangria and although they did not usually serve it - they made a bottomless amount and it was great! I would recommend this place to anyone - it has the "Village Charm" and is an intimate setting in a great location. Thanks for everything guys!
Super Cute, amazing staff and great place to hold a girls' night out! – Cafe Condesa is one of my new favorite spots. We went there this past weekend for a friend's bachelorette party where they closed down the restaurant for our private party. They were so accomodating with the menu, total cost for the night and allowing us to stay as late as we wanted. It is such a cute place in the West Village and I would certainly recommend this great find to anyone. What a great spot!!
Excellent bistro fare, warm ambience and great service – Cafe Condesa has become one of my favorite spots to bring friends, have a bite, and linger over a nice glass of wine. For the price, Cafe Condesa offers excellent quality and value. Recommended dishes are the goat cheese galette, the fettuccini, the halibut, the lamb and the superb Earl Grey creme brulee. Kudos to Chef Luis Mota, an alumnus of the kitchens of David Bouley and Union Square Cafe. The staff is warm and caring. Highly recommended!!
Uncaring staff – We never even got to eat here. We showed up at 5:45 on a weeknight. The staff was eating their dinner and told us that they don't open until 6. So we hung around outside in the cold til 6. When we returned at 6, they said "You're going to have to give us another 10 minutes". They didn't invite us in out of the cold, offer a glass of wine while we were waiting, nothing. We left and didn't come back.
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