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Cornelia Street Cafe

29 Cornelia St, New York City, NY 10014-4127
+1 212-989-9318
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (44 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (4 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (5 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
29 Cornelia St, New York City, NY 10014-4127
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Jose R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I never would have guessed this joint would have good music downstairs. Great scene and tasty drinks.

Thank DiamondDoug44
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good location, average deserts, not good service. They don't make you feel comfortable even if they mean well.

Thank Emma K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for brunch and found wait staff friendly, relaxed atmosphere and the food was satisfying. Best chocolate croissant I've ever tasted! (bathrooms need work)

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

We stopped at this delightful little bistro tucked away in the West Village for brunch during our recent trip to NYC. My husband and I both enjoyed the fixed price menus and had the eggs Benedict which were the best we had during our trip....More

Thank IeuanThomasCole
Reviewed 20 January 2018

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...More

Thank MarshaHavertown
Reviewed 8 January 2018

Small group went for Christmas dinner. decided to take the fixed menu - was average.. The onion soup was small and bland. Overall, the cost and adding in that 20% tip was whacked. I would have given my server 25% for working on Christmas day...More

Thank Spencertraveller
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

How pleasantly surprised we were by the food served at the Cornelia Street Cafe- I dare to say one of the best in NYC during our visit in October. Lovely service, very reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend.

Thank beatkasie
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

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...More

Thank estelpower
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

My two friends both ordered the fillet steak however what they got couldn’t have been more different, one was great whilst the other looked more like a scrag end which she couldn’t eat and eventually sent back, to give the staff their due they knocked...More

1  Thank lynnhurley
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West Village is one of the city’s most coveted
addresses. Full of trendy shops, historic taverns, and
cozy restaurants set amid 19th century architecture,
this neighbourhood has a unique old-world feel. You
won’t find a more picturesque location in Manhattan.
Without the traditional city grid layout, it’s easy to
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
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10:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Cornelia St, New York City, NY 10014-4127
    (Between W4th & Bleecker)
  • Public Transportation: A, B, C, D, E, F, V trains to West 4th Street. #1 to Christopher Street-Sheridan Square
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighbourhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-989-9318
In 1987, on its tenth anniversary, New York City proclaimed Cornelia Street Cafe "A CULINARY AS WELL AS A CULTURAL LANDMARK." Founded by three artists, it provides food for the soul as well as the body. Upstairs there are three dining rooms, a beautiful hundred-year-old oak bar, a sidewalk cafe on one of New York's most picturesque streets, and a wood-burning fireplace for the winter. The cafe has received numerous awards for its food: Time Out's TOP 100 RESTAURANTS; the Village Voice's BEST OF NEW YORK FOOD; and a special award from the Village Arts Society for INSPIRED CUISINE. Most recently it received the Waterford Crystal Award of Distinction for BEST BY-THE-GLASS WINE PROGRAM--there are more than thirty wines available by the glass. Downstairs (honored with Zagat Nightlife's Award of Distinction) there are more than 700 performances a year. RESERVATIONS ARE FOR DINING UPSTAIRS. RESERVATIONS FOR THE DOWNSTAIRS CABARET CANNOT BE MADE ONLINE.
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