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Fairway Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Upper West Side
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2127 Broadway, New York City, NY 10023-1791
+1 212-595-1888
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We recently stayed at the Hotel Beacon and right across the road was the amazing Fairway market and above it, the Fairway Cafe. Very good food, great service and a very pleasant atmosphere.

Thank philmt2016
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this gem while exploring the Fairway Market across from our hotel! It is on the second floor of the market, and yes they have elevators! They serve brunch as well. Sitting by the Windows overlooking Broadway, we ate dinner there one night and I had steak and fries which were extremely tasty. My husband had lump crab... More 

Thank Linda L
New York City, New York
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179 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This could possibly be the worst brunch meal I've ever had in NYC, and I've lived here 32 years. Take my advice, go somewhere else. Don't even say, Oh I'll give it a try. Run, I mean run. Let's see. First, it took over 20 minutes for someone to actually come by our table to take drink orders. Then once... More 

Thank NYFoodDude
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I love Fairway Cafe. The food is fresh, delicious, and relatively inexpensive. The service is great, and the atmosphere informal. Entrees are always good portions, and if you have enough room for dessert, everything is delicious. What a great neighborhood gem.

Thank Mark M
Oslo, Norway
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262 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday afternoon as a group of 7, and were impressed to be seated quickly. We ordered pizzas, salads and pancakes, followed by pies, tea and coffee. The food was all very good, and service was friendly and efficient. I had been here a couple of times several years earlier, and was pleased to find it as... More 

Thank Traductora
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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147 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I can always count on good food and service at this restaurant on the upper level of a market. We usually go here for brunch but adding a grandchild to the mix changed our dining times.

Thank SassySandi049
Ottawa, Canada
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This restaurant is located over the Fairway Market store. We had breakfast here for 3 out of 4 days of our recent NYC visit and were pleased with every choice. The staff were friendly and personable. Got to know a couple of servers quite well and they would actually ask us about our previous day's outings. Nice. The coffee was... More 

Thank Margaret D
Kinross, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We always stay at the Beacon Hotel when in New York and right opposite is a great fresh food shop with café on the 1st floor. The customers vary from businessmen in for a quick coffee and bagel to families with young children so all are welcome. Breakfast offers a vast selection of typical American dishes including a great selection... More 

Thank Regkv
Phoenix, Arizona
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Came here based on a recommendation and was not disappointed. Had a steak sandwich and the lemonade. Lemonade could have been a little sweeter for my liking but overall a nice meal.

Thank Tasha S
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Fairway Cafe is above the supermarket. A great selection of fresh produce, and pre prepared foods.

Thank Shellers67

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2127 Broadway, New York City, NY 10023-1791
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-595-1888

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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