Permanently Closed - Cupping Room Cafe

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$30 and under
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Comfort Food

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Cupping Room cafe established in 1977 is Soho one the most iconic landmarks is most known for the Brunch (every Saturday and Sunday) and Happy Hour (every day 4pm - 8pm)

The building hosting The Cupping Room is a landmark building. It was the first building in SoHo and is more than 100 years old. The high tin ceilings, hard wood floors, pot-belly stove and exposed brick walls are all part of the original setting.

The Cupping Room was a home for artists and locals. Today it is still a neighborhood place where you can see the locals and the famous come together in our homey environment.

Every Friday and Saturday come on in for Live Music 8pm - 11pm.

- Brunch - Lunch - Dinner - Cocktails -
Happy Hour 4 - 8pm Daily
Vegan & Gluten-Free Options

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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.1
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLeslie
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Very good food and service. Nice variety on the menu. Something for everyone!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

Food was very good Ketchup was accidentally spilled all over my friend (pants, shoes, jacket, purse). Waiter was very apologetic and totally understand accidents happen. We were informed we would be compensated for the accident and never were, even after asking. Could understand if it was just a little spill, but not the case here.

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SandraA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, excellent everything!

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vipstaceyk
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Nice for brunch. Delicious pancakes and the coffee was great too.
Enjoyed having a little space around the table

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vipGregT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very warm and friendly greeting. They gave us a choice of tables to choose from. We were served immediately. The coffee was delicious and hot. The choices of food was vast and all the entrees were tasty. Very good service.

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DanielDC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time! Food was delicious and it was a great spot to bring kids. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

We were put into the corner right near the door for brunch and it was honestly freezing , we all kept our winter coats on since the door was opening so often. My friend accidentally spilled a drink on the table , we took care of it with napkins but it took the staff 15 mins to realize. The food was pretty good but disappointed by the atmosphere and the seating in the entryway.

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vipcjdallas
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

Food was excellent but manager ruined our meal; he started cleaning our table before we were finished. Not a welcoming environment. We previously frequented this restaurant before, but we will not return after this most recent experience.

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vipDave
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I had a party of 10 and they were very accommodating and handled a large party well.

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vipTalia62
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Great hole in the wall spot for a cozy brunch. French toast was delicious! Love the tables by the window at the back. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

The restaurant itself is really nice.
Very New York style
We came in for breakfast on Saturday and the food was not acceptable at all for the price of the plate (40$)
Pork sausage was oily, not tasty and small. Waffles were dry and looked like frozen waffles.
Pancakes were nothing to rave about.
Poor quality food.
The eggs were the only good thing I had!
I dont recommend it at all if you come for a good breakfast
Service was ok.

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MatthewW
1 review
Dined on 27 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I went to cupping room for breakfast and ate the egg with chicken sausage. I found the food to be tasty, good portion size and good value. I also had the coffee which I thought was good.

Overall a good experience and have re-visited for breakfast again.

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vipZoeS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious and easy

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DebbieC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great spot for brunch. Cozy in the back. Wonderful service and fair prices.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been here on many occasions, and the staff never disappoints. This is truly one of my favorite places to go all throughout NYC.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on 1 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always good and reliable.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 29 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

A solid brunch spot in SoHo. The food is very good- tried and tested classics like pancakes, eggs Benedict, and omelettes. Very cool ambiance though the front door can be hard to find (doors in both broadway and broome).

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vipBonnie
New York Area
849 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

The food and beverages (coffee and tea) are always good. The service can be spotty but this time it was excellent. Still our favorite breakfast/brunch restaurant in NYC.

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OpenTable Diner
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Her good food and service

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GeorgiaB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely Christmas breakfast- the vibe was relaxing and the pancakes, waffles, hot chocolate and French toast were amazing, including gluten free waffles. The fruit was fresh and the entire experience was fantastic, thank you.

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SaucyStark
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome food and service!

CD
vipChristianD
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service! Very friendly staff and accommodated our large group with kids special requests.

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vipjtp1
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

We always love returning to the Cupping Room. Good food in a great location, with a friendly and casual vibe. Love it for brunch.

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vipNYCSpartan
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall4Food2Service3Ambience4

A place we have been many times and always enjoy. Not sure what the deal was but my omelette was almost uneatable. They need to ramp up food quality a bit. Dynamic place. lots of energy, we'll give it another go.

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ElizabethP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

FANTASTIC....until they tried to "shoo" us out!! hmmm. We spent a lot and they said "we need the table". Been going there for years. Sorry they wanted us out. I LOVE IT THERE but not sure now if we are going back.

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BritGirl
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Cupping Room is a consistently good restaurant that I visit whenever I go to NYC. Great food plus live jazz trio entertainment and beautiful holiday decorations made for a wonderful Saturday night experience. Only disappointment was the lack of ginger syrup so we could not have Dark and Stormy, or Moscow Mule classic cocktails. The Natalie cocktail I substituted was delicious! I will be back.

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MonaB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service1Ambience3

I love this place. The food is excellent. We had an awful waitress. We had to ask numerous times to get water and coffee and she kept on forgetting to bring it.

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vipSofiaB
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Love going to the Cupping Room for brunch. Always a delightful experience -- this time we decided to try it our for Friday night dinner. We were pleasantly surprised to see there was a live band and dancing. Food was delicious -- at our table we got the salmon, steak strips and fried chicken sandwich (so, so tasty). We also got the coconut shrimp as an app, but probably wouldn't order again.

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Linda
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

I have always loved this place! I came back after 15 years and it is just as charming. The food was good the service was great and the ambience was so inviting.

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ChefMike
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great hidden, holiday spot. 4 course menu ( with plenty of non traditional choices) $60. Food and service are top notch. I’ve been coming for Thanksgiving for well over 10 years now and I’m already excited for next year!

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TinTin
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience3

I had the vegetarian thanks giving meal and I was so disappointed. The main dish was tortellini whole-wheat pasta with butternut squash inside dry with no sauce ,no herbs just the pasta pieces and nothing else. I would never dream of serving this to my guests I would be to embarrassed. I told them at the time I wasn’t happy- the bill was expensive yet the meal took pennies to make and they never offered a penny discount. The carrot cake was bought in the pears salad was a bunch of rocket(arigula ) 3 slices of sliced pear dollops of Brie’s no dressing They basically took the money and nodded back blankly I.e. the equivalent of I asked you how it was & I don’t really care about the answer. Felt a bit robbed to tell you the truth their normal menu is probably nicer. Wish I had of had it. The chef??? No imagination

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Brit
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We have visited on previous trips and had a lovely brunch but were really disappointed having just visited. The food was poor. Tough bacon and overcooked eggs. The waiter was very surly to add to the poor experience. Such a shame. Won’t be returning.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

Good food, prices are a little steep for the portion sizes..I had their special eggs Benedict and my smoked salmon portion was tiny. Service was lackluster. Our drinks came after our food was delivered..disappointing.

HG
HollyG
Denver
11 reviews