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Fanelli Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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94 Prince St, New York City, NY
+1 212-226-9412
10:00 - 02:00
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Salvador, BA
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224 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

... passed it many times and finally went in. another age! for the better, no wifi. small. I sat the bar but there are a line of small tables also plus a room in the back. A delicious BLT with salad was perfect. refills on soft drinks. the crowd is sports oriented and local but you feel right at home... More 

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New York City, New York
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121 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant/bar is located in one of the most visited corners of Soho. But the place keeps a local ambiance. The food is just good, the drinks are not special but you´ll find there a warm and quiet experience.

Thank RaquelitaNYC
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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162 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The café/bar is located on the corner of Prince and Mercer a block south of the Angelika Film Center, so very convenient before or after an early day film. I say early because the hours are from 10:00 to 1:30 or to 4:00 on weekends. The interior is dark, but in a comfortably warm way an old bar or tavern... More 

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Dropped in to this very classic place to get something to eat and coffee. I had an omelette and Michelle had the French toast. It was more like brunch. The food was excellent and perfect. We were actually sitting at the bar and were entertained by the locals who were in for early drinks. A very pleasant surprise to find... More 

Thank Allen_W225
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We went years ago when the kids were little. I read a review that said they had good French toast and they were correct. Walked through the front bar to the back room where we were comfortable. We definitely weren't sitting in the bar with the kids as the vibe we got was walk to the back and so we... More 

Thank Lduck76
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Excellent for a drink in the bar.... this place is across the street of the Mercer Hotel. Old school and dark bar. Traditional bar fare, and great ales A must if you're in the neighbourhood.

Thank Anders H
Beaufort, Slo Country
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296 reviews
209 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

If you find yourself wandering around Soho around lunchtime you might want to checkout Fanelli’s Café. I’d call it more of a dive bar with attitude. Regulars sit at the old world bar and point out tables for tourists if the waitresses are not quick enough. But they usually are…as we opened the door they shouted “C’mon in.” So we... More 

Thank joeyeatsout
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149 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We popped in her for a drink after shopping on Broadway and it was like stepping back in time. Amazing old bar and friendly staff. We only got drinks and a delicious bar snack of potato skins but would certainly return for a full meal!

Thank Rebecca M
Finger Lakes Wine Country, New York
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

When one enters Fanelli's, you can almost feel like you have entered another century except that now there seems to be many more beers from which to select than in 1840. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served all day. Salmon served with a side and mashed potatoes is a favorite of Fanelli's customers. One can order made to order hamburgers... More 

Thank cathycrymes1939
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped off here with 2 teenage sons after shopping in Soho in need of a rest and a drink. Great atmosphere friendly hip staff who made u feel really welcome. Definately worth a visit.

Thank Marg C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 94 Prince St, New York City, NY
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > SoHo
  • Neighbourhood: SoHo
  • Phone Number: +1 212-226-9412

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Once the artistic hub of New York City, SoHo (South of Houston) is now one of the premiere shopping destinations in the world. Housing everything from the most popular luxury brands to swank boutiques you won’t find anywhere else, this is a sophisticated shopper’s dream come true. Broadway teems with big-name stores and people during the day, while Prince and Spring Streets are the other main drags to explore by foot. Take a detour down the quieter side streets to see the real star of the district –majestic cast-iron architecture everywhere you look. What were once warehouses and art studios are now meticulously restored loft buildings favored by many of New York’s celebrities, making SoHo one of the trendiest addresses in the city. The pretty streets of Nolita (North of Little Italy) offer a more sedate vibe, with plenty of tiny boutiques and hip restaurants to seek out.
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