Cafe Luxembourg

4.7
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5923 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French American

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In 1983, Café Luxembourg opened its doors to become the quintessential neighborhood bistro of the Upper West Side. The dining room of this charming 90 seat restaurant glows in the warm light of the Jean Perzel fixtures and antique mirrors.

Located on 70th Street just west of Broadway, Café Luxembourg entertains New Yorkers and celebrities alike. The full service bar is home to many regulars. The lively buzz of the dining room is inviting and intimate. The frequency of dining customers is testament to the sincere efforts by the entire Café Luxembourg staff.

The menu changes seasonally as well as offering daily specials. The classic menu dishes maintain a level of cooking on par with the city’s best restaurants. Café Luxembourg offers beautifully prepared food with professional, yet unpretentious service at reasonable prices.
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! Am going to miss goign to my local haunt during the shutdown.

T
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Please support your local restaurant! Cafe Luxembourg has a great staff and always serves wonderful food.

s
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food. Happy place!

O
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

In a word, Café Luxembourg was terrific. just the thing to ward off the COVID-19 blues. The maître d’hotel was able to honor our table request, so we were in a perfect location. The service was very good. There were interesting things on the specials menu, so we got to try a pan cooked halibut in a delicious green broth. I tried the special dessert, the passion fruit and raspberry pavlova, which is one of the best desserts I’ve had anywhere. We come here often and are never disappointed, be it at breakfast or dinner.

CG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

A lovely spot for dinner with a friend or a date.

TR
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

We've dined there for 30+years. Last night's dinner may have been the best ever

1
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Steak frites wonderful, as always. Meat perfectly done and fries delicious. I tried the endive salad for the first time, and it was crisp and refreshing. Coffee and the caramel infused mille feuille rounded out a wonderful post-concert meal.

R
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We keep going back to this favorite. Food and service is consistently good. The prices not so much.

JM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and service. We never feel rushed.

MK
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Should hsve some pretty fix lunch specials like they do for dinner.

OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Transports me to Paris! Excellent food. Still thinking about my shaved Brussels sprouts salad and salmon entre on top of root vegetable pure. And the piece if chocolate with the check was unlike anything ever ... need to find out what that is! Awesome. The got us in and out quickly before a concert.

CW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a business lunch and I it was way to talk and be heard. The wait staff was very cordial and efficient. The food was good and the coffee was excellent .

d
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We had a lovely luncheon to celebrate two friends birthdays. Service was most attentive, the food was excellent, and all of the special notations I had made in my online reservation were taken care of. This restaurant has been in the neighborhood for many years—deservedly so— while just about all the others have turned over multiple times. There are many good reasons for that. It’s a little too pricey for a casual weekday lunch, but worth every penny for special occasions.

DH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A very pleasant lunch with family.

MP
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Been coming to Luxembourg for over 35 years. Never disappoints as a total package. Great vibe. Friendly, efficient service and food good to great. This time it was simply good. Presentation was a little prosaic.

S
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is a regular for us. Food and atmosphere are always good.

RS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best brunch spot in New York

R
New England
21 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The go to place for Sunday brunch.

PK
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Our waiter was polite but in the weeds as service items were a bit delayed.

m
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful from the food to the atmosphere to the service

RI
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always one of our faves in Lincoln Center area. Wait staff is exceptionally friendly.

NH
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cafe Luxembourg is great, I am a regular. The burger is outstanding. Make sure to ask to add chevre to the greens. A+

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Cafe Luxembourg went above and beyond to make my boyfriends special day amazing! It was my first time dining here and I can’t wait to go back :)

j
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always and forever a classic.

A
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Grilled octopus is outstanding. Burger is also very tasty

F
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Classic bistro, been there forever. Well chosen and tight wine list, excellent martini, and nice to dine alone or in a pair at the bar. I wish they still had hb eggs in a stand on that beautiful zinc bar but ‘tis a thing of the past...super moules frites, steak frites, truly tasty burger - salade lyonnaise, soups, and heartier fare like cassoulet and halibut. Perennial fave, close enough to Lincoln ctr for pre or post theater, when they also have total deal dinner prix fixe

FD
London
11 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

For the most part, I dine here whenever I have business or pleasure on the upper West Side. I have never had a bad meal. Everything is consistent, atmosphere, staff, menu selection, etc... What's not to like? Cafe Lux has a very strong local patronage which should tell you everything you need to know. It is a gem of a restaurant and if you try it and don't enjoy it, then you should probably have your head examined.

A
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Have loved Cafe Luxembourg for decades and so was shocked that the legendary Belgian Chocolate sundae has been “updated” with different sauce. PLEASE return to the perfect original!! Don’t worry. I’ll return too.

CH
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always the place I take my friends to impress

OT
Salt Lake City
3 reviews
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience4

Food good. Well rin

d
Raleigh
24 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Going to Cafe Luxembourg is like visiting an old friend who has something new to show you. Long been a go to for our family on the West Side. We were especially enamored by the Beet Tartare. Raw shredded beets with a lovely spice reminiscent of Morocco. We really enjoyed the use of spice, cashew and orange in this dish. Tagine spiced lamb was a great way to extend the flavor profile. Steak frites always a favorite. Nice selection of wines by the glass to accompany our dinner.

TG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating our nephew’s 21st birthday, and the food was fabulous as always. The service was even better! They went above and beyond to make it a really special evening.

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food is excellent. The coffee is, too. It can get crowded and so the noise level is high. If you are a party of five and NOT at a round table, it's very hard to share a conversation. So if you are five or more, you should request a round table. The service is great. This is a most reliable dining experience.

SG
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service1Ambience3

I asked if the omelet came with toast
The answer was no but I could substitute potatoes for toast
The omelet was served with potatoes and no toast
The waitress was called and she came with a plate to remove the potatoes
We’re they to be given from my plate to another customer?
I said for her to bring me toast
I was almost finished with my omelet when I was served two
Pieces of bread both of which I would not call toast which were eventually cleared uneaten
The hostess came over since she heard i was unhappy
Her solution: we will not charge for the toast
And she was not kidding
Will I ever return for brunch?

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great evening. Great service. All around great fun and atmosphere. I highly recommend it

M
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our go to place. We love it here and have never had a bad meal or service. They always get an A++ for consistency in quality of food and service, not to mention the amazing ambiance.

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent experience. Omelettes are great!!

UW
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food good but noise level at lunch makes conversation too challenging to be worth it. I would not reserve earlier than 1:30.

O
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Café Luxembourg is amazing. It has been around forever, but the quality of the food and service have been consistently good - no matter the meal. It’s delightful at breakfast, where the soft scrambled eggs are reliably soft and the coffee delicious. It’s delightful at dinner, where the seafood is always fresh, the fries crisp, and the simple shallot dressing on fresh greens is perfect. Recently, I had a roasted sea bass in a white wine lemon butter the other night that was worthy of a Michelin-starred restaurant. It was accompanied by patipan squash and sun-chokes that were perfectly cooked and a delicious change from traditional vegetables. Sadly, no room for dessert,but the offerings were tempting. The wine list is limited but there are good choices available. My only reservation is that the room tends to be noisy in the evenings, especially if you are seated near the bar area.

JG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Utterly reliable bistro cuisine served with informal competence. One of my favorites in The City.