200 W 70th St, New York, NY | Directions 1002340.777325 -73.982632
Mon-Tues 8 am-11 pm, Wed-Fri 8 am-midnight, Sat 9 am-midnight, Sun 9 am-11 pm
Neighborhoods: Lincoln Square, Midtown
Great pre-theater restaurant – This place is a hidden gem in the Upper West Side. My friend suggested we go there before our 8pm show and I am glad I discovered this place. The food is non pretentious but very good. I had the Trout which was served with a tasty chick pea and celery salad and my friend had the codfish: equally delicious. The staff is efficient and friendly. They are obviously used to the pre-theater crowd and they make sure your food comes out on time. We had such a great meal that there was little space for dessert so we opted for biscotti and capuccino! A nice laid back atmosphere and good food. I recommend it
Good food, annoying service – This is quite a fine place...good comfort foods-though the staff is a bit bothersome.
Upper West Side Classic – I suppose its the Balthazard of the Upper West Side, a brasserie like place that is great for brunch lunch or dinner. Big with the theatre crowd, we like to go there before walks in the park (mostly in winter since this place gets no light and is very warm). Had brunch at the bar last week, 2 egg dishes and 2 mimosas and dropped $80. Not sure its worth the price tag but if you choose more carefully off the menu (we got the specials) you should be able to do better...
Have never stiffed a waiter until now – I have lived in NYC for over a decade and have yet to recieve such poor service. Our waiter was rude and inept. Our main course was overcooked and over salted. Brian, our waiter, continued to ignore us while we sat in the midst of a milling crowd of arriving guests who hovered over our table. He then followed us out of the restaurant to complain about the lack of tip he received.
Upper West Side Staple – I have been coming to Cafe Luxembourg for twenty plus years and while it has some ups and downs, the past few years it has been one of the most reliable restaurants on the city. The wait staff has always been attentive and the menu, while constantly changing, has always provided a great selection of good food. Rarely do I leave Cafe Luxembourg without having had a good meal.
Still Wonderful & Grown Up - a Few Extra Bucks but Worth It. – I have to say that I am always skeptical of faux brasseries (and what other type of brasserie is there in NYC?). One too many crusty-mirrored, darkly lit - and weeks-old - restaurant has turned me sour on the idea of French neighborhood shabby chic anywhere in Manhattan. However, Cafe Luxembourg has a particular magic in location, decor and energy that make it seem utterly genuine. In the end, the food is what matters, and it doesn?t disappoint. The choices are pleasantly familiar and are all perfectly prepared. A particular favorite of mine is the schnitzel pork chop, but you can?t go wrong with steak frites or ? well, you just can?t go wrong. Expect a mob scene before (and to some extent after) any show at Lincoln Center but rest assured that the staff is efficient and always seems to accommodate reservations on time. Better prices can be found elsewhere - but it is exceptionally consistent and worth the extra bucks.
Bad Bad Bad – The ambiance is horrific and the food is even worse! Maybe it's because there aren't that many restaurant is the UWS but the food is pathetic to be even considered premier european food! How did this restaurant not go out of business beats me!
I wish the food were a little bit better – Stopped by for lunch today for the first time in about 5 years. The atmosphere has not changed much - a good thing since it's a nice, relaxed vibe. The food, however, could be a little better. If I'm going to spend $15 for an omelette I would like chunks of black forest ham in it and not chopped up deli meat like you would find at a corner deli. The service was very good and attentive.
Nasty tude – Maybe I was over dressed -- I was wearing a jacket and tie after work. Or too polite -- "hi, can I please get a ..." Whatever it was, I was shocked at the treatment I received at this place. I sat down at the near empty bar and waited and waited for some service. The bar tender gave me the once over and must have found something he didn't like (even though I shower regularly and am fairly presentable) because he pointedly served several people who sat down after me before coldly asking me "do you want anything?" I ordered a martini and then, maybe in spite, ordered something to eat from the menu. Don't think he liked that. It probably wasn't just me the guy didn't like. I overheard him bad mouthing several regular patrons mi-voix. Would love to know what he said about me.
Great food, service and atmosphere for a meal. – First time here for me and another of several vists here for my girlfriend. After a quick drink at the bar (which has a great by the glass wine selection) we were promptly seated and attended to. Our server was cheerful, didn't rush us but kept us pn schedule to make a 7:30pm curtain. The food was outstanding, the pork chop was perfectly cooked and paired wonderfully. My girlfriend had great reviews on the NY strip steak. For desert we had french profiteroles. Our roommate is french and had happened to make them earlier in the week and these were every bit as good and dare say they were excellent. I would recommend dining here and will be sure to return.
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