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Cafe Cluny

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
West Village
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284 W 12th St, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10014-6005 (West 4th Street)
+1 212-255-6900
09:00 - 23:00
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All hours
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 23:00
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Costa Rica
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I really liked this restaurant. For me the place looked so inviting and intimate. It's one of those restaurants that you see people linger.......and I think it has to do a lot with the vibe it has. Now.....the food was really good. The three of us had steak and they were delicious!! The french fries......REALLY GOOD!!!! And the bernaise too.... More 

Thank Valerielc1
Vidor, Italy
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This place is a must if you want to have a great NY brunch experience. I really love the atmosphere, coffee and croissant.

Thank NathanCL
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is tiny but has a corner bar. I went for breakfast and the meal was good, the coffee delicious. Folks were ordering mimosas and there was a lot of casual conversation. It felt like a place where locals hang out to catch up. It's about $$$ out of 5 as far as price.

Thank Troy K
Boynton Beach, Florida
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93 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If I write that this is a marvelous spot -- warm, inviting, delicious and kind -- will you promise not to visit? I'm loathe to spoil the wonder of an uncrowded, unhurried and perfectly delightful neighborhood gem. We're I to live in NYC, I'd live near Cafe Cluny. And the restaurant would become my second home -- breakfast, lunch, and... More 

Thank Psp63
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect healthy start in the day - they have delicious food and good service. Nice atmosphere and for breakfast no reservation was needed, nevertheless it is quite expensive - we paid 130,- $ for breakfast for 2.

Thank Annette M
London, United Kingdom
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450 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 226 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Diverse menu but they do the flavours well. My lamb kebab was really good, nicely paired with lentils. Friendly service and nice decor. Good spot if you're in the Distillery District.

Thank Brian L
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we were dropped by a yellow in the Greenwich area, to search for a nice restaurant and enjoy a convivial meal. After walking past many we decided on the Cafe Cluny. It was a bit late and we were the last ones to come through the door to dine. We decided on mains only, I opted for the Hampshire Pork... More 

Thank ThomoLiverpool
Sunny Isles Beach, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great tasting French dishes with a twist. Excellent service. Unique decor. Great place for a special occasion.

Thank Maria Fatima B
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Such a cute little cafe! Sceney neighbourhood, hipster clientele and nice staff. However, the food isn't great. We had a very overcooked scrambled egg, potatoes with the omelette were over cooked and dry. The water wasn't hot enough to brew the tea which was very small... so a bit disappointing...

Thank Marilyn M
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We had a great meal here last week, Friendly and attentive staff, nice atmosphere, great cocktails, great "steak/frites", all the food we had was good, as was the wine. It ended up pretty expensive (over $100 per person) but we thought worth it. Nice, non-touristy vibe.

Thank jontylon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
American, Cafe, French
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 284 W 12th St, Frnt A, New York City, NY 10014-6005
    (West 4th Street)
  • Public Transportation: The 1, 2, 3, A, C and E trains stop at West 14th Street.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighbourhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-255-6900
Cafe Cluny is situated in the heart of the West Village.

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

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West Village
Stretching from Sixth Avenue to the Hudson River, the 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 get lost here, but that’s part of the fun as you stroll down elegant narrow streets with beautiful brownstones. When you need a break, you can always stop in at one of the many quaint eateries or cafes to soak in the atmosphere, or head to the western edge of the neighborhood to enjoy magnificent waterfront views while taking a leisurely walk in Hudson River Park.
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