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York Street Cafe

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738 York St, Newport, KY 41071-1818
+1 859-261-9675
11:00 - 23:00
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Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our daughter and son-in-law live in Cincinnati. We're from far, far upstate NY so our infrequent visits to them are very special. We always reserve one evening for dinner at the York Street Cafe just across the river in Newport, KY. The decor is best described as eclectic, with items from every time and everywhere. The building was converted from... More 

Thank Kathy D
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely delicious dinner! Autumn salad- delicious greens with feta, butternut squash, pecans and raisins. Homemade whole grain bread. Cod with spinach-artichoke crust, jasmine rice, fresh peppers and green beans. The smoked tbone pork was amazing. Patio seating was comfortable and a sweet cat-Daisy who is about 20 made her rounds to visit diners. Servers were friendly and dinner was leisurely.... More 

Thank Vicki N
Lexington, Kentucky
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

York Street needs a makeover. It's been the same, same menu for so long now that we're bored with it. Even the specials are not so special. Service this evening started out great but declined as the evening went on. It took 40 minutes to get our check and complete the process. It was awful. When people are done, they're... More 

Thank sndcchmc
Covington, Kentucky
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food here always tastes fresh. The specials are always good but I am stuck on the atomic entree. Enjoy a homemade dessert after your meal. A real local restaurant.

Thank Pete R
Covington, Kentucky
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Stopped in here after our first choice was very low staffed and wasn't going to work out. Great second choice for sure! Chris was our server and he made the experience above and beyond! He was funny, helpful, attentive, just awesome! Terry was also around and took our group picture for us and could tell was over viewing the dining... More 

1 Thank Christin B
Lexington, Kentucky
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

This place is unique and eclectic. The food is pretty good, but I was really impressed by their desserts. The key lime pie was amazing!

Thank cjoystover
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

I was looking for vegetarian options around the city and found this tiny gem! We had hummus and pita bread for an appetizer which was delicious. The restaurant has a bit of a spooky feeling. It was dark and rustic with old toys lining the walls... The food was awesome though which made it a wonderful unique experience.

Thank RNmama09
Beavercreek, Ohio
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

First time here, read history of building before coming. The service was excellent (Donna served us), food was delicious, and the owner was gracious enough to take us on a tour, including maybe the oldest elevator still running in this area. If you are in the area don't pass the opportunity to eat here.

Thank George R
1 review
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Long my favorite in Cincinnati, YST never fails to deliver a great dining experience. Can't beat the food or the ambiance. Our table had the cod special and the pork chop. You can't go wrong with either. Yes, dessert is a must...choose what you will.

Thank Joe E
Cincinnati, Ohio
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391 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

We visited York Street Cafe for a Thursday evening dinner and ordered appetizer, salad, main course, and dessert. Chris, our server, was very attentive and explained all the choices before we ordered each course. When the two of us arrived we were steered to a smallish round table that had comfy padded seats and was very conducive to an conversation.... More 

Thank tlynn63

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 738 York St, Newport, KY 41071-1818
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Newport
  • Phone Number: +1 859-261-9675

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?