Permanently Closed - The Cake Lounge

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255 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Italian

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This restaurant is permanently closed. The Cake Lounge is a contemporary restaurant, bar, and lounge that is inspired by classic Italian cuisine with a sweet twist. As a brand extension of Palermo's Bakery, known for their pristine cake making across the metropolitan area, the Bruno family created The Cake Lounge, wanting to create a unique Italian dining experience.

The chic, warm ambiance of The Cake Lounge is adorned with custom cake creations and a full service bar that serves drink and dessert pairings.

The concept of fusing homemade pastas and seasonal ingredients along with their cake expertise makes The Cake Lounge the perfect date night, happy hour spot or any group event. Buon Appetito!
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
Food
4.3
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.2
Value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious and the service was excellent. It’s always a sure bet here!

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AnnieC
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Everything was great! Service! Food! Ambience!! Would definitely come again thank you :)

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MarkM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was terrific. Thought there would be a larger dessert selection but the fried doughnut and ice cream was superb.
Little chilly due to the door opening and the cold air coming right up the stairs but it was a terribly cold night.
Overall I would recommend Cake Lounge without hesitation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience2

The food was absolutely awful. The servers continuously bought out the wrong orders and it was extremely slow. I do not recommend coming here.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Went there for Valentine's dinner with my wife and another couple who had a 1.5 year old baby. We are all vegetarian, and they had a prefix menu, which was expected, so I had called a few days earlier to see if they would accommodate a couple pasta dishes off the menu, at which time, the manager said that they would without any issues, so we decided to keep our reservation. Once we got there Our waitress was initially prompt to take our order however after we told her about our request on the phone, we immediately started getting an attitude from her. I spoke to the manager Jerry who said they have couple on the menu dishes that were vegetarian and after I asked, he said it would be no problem to accommodate couple other pasta dishes. It took them close to 2 hours and only managed to bring out one entree. The manager avoided our table the whole time. Waited another half hour and at this point, we had pretty much lost all patience. We expressed our anger and disappointment, to which our waitress said she will go and check. After a few minutes she comes back saying the food is still going to be a couple more minutes. At this point, we had enough, we decided to leave. We told them to cancel the remaining order and bring our check . The manager Jerry came by our table, didn't even apologize. We expressed our rage at their horrible service and left

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a very nice evening at the cake lounge for Valentine’s Day. Service food decor were wonderful. Restaurant had a prefix menu for the holiday. It would’ve been nice if it was printed on better quality paper than normal every day printer paper. I can give you guys a quote if you want for the holiday menu. My only complaint was our table top kept on swinging and was not tight on the table legs. I did let someone know when we left. The noise level was rather quiet which I appreciated. Food was scrumptious. Service was on point. Pricing wasn’t that bad at all. The cake at the end of the night was very tasty. I would give this restaurant a second try on a non-holiday evening.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for Valentine’s Day everything was fantastic. We have been many times before and Jerry is usually our waiter. He is the best and we have never had anything but a great meal here. Strongly recommend

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MELISSAN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place been here 3 times and love the food! Atmosphere and everyone is super nice! Highly recommend

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DonaC
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We were all pleased with the food and the service.

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Saverio
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Food needs to improve. I believe the food went down slightly.

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viptimeflies1
New York Area
140 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

This was one of our go to places that's just not what it used to be. There have been some changes in management and staff. It hasn't resulted in any downgrade but it just doesn't feel as warm and inviting as before. Kitchen is accommodating for changes which is nice. Bread is warm, crispy and fresh. Food is good but never outstanding. Base red sauce is tasty but a touch too sweet. Just not as busy as before and you kind of wonder why.

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vip1njgal
New York Area
501 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Lovely dining..great service.. lovely menu. Expected music but apparently not in January. They look to please.

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PauletteV
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The friendly host who seated us and our waiter, made us feel comfortable and made our first visit enjoyable. The food was excellent and prepared just as we requested. The atmosphere was pleasant. Would definitely return and would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was wonderful!

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Mary
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was our first time there and we enjoyed ourselves very much! The food and service were excellent. Dining room is well lit. Happy Hour all day on Fridays! Great place! We will be back!

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PabloL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Not disappointed food was fantastic, service first class my guests and I had a wonderful time.

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Gmurolo
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Our experience was very good. We arrived to the restaurant and they sat us down at a special table for our Anniversary. The service was very respectful and courteous. The food was delicious. Very nice portions of food for the price. It was so beautiful that they replicated our top tier of our wedding cake for dessert.

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DhurataK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Atmosphere was great, singer was awesome. Food would have been better if the Caesar salad didn’t have so much dressing. The same with the chicken parm; it was tasty but saturated in sauce. Other than that I would recommend to friends.

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Robert
1 review
Dined on 28 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great service, it was a great time we spent there for all of us on Thanksgiving!!!! We will be back soon.

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MichelleP
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

This was just my personal experience and I understand everyone's experiences can vary. There were some food crumbs on the booth seating area which can happen at times. The meatball sliders appetizer tasted fine/good but the bread and perhaps the presentation was slightly lacking. The complimentary bread was good though. The main chicken dish was presented well but it was probably my mistake of ordering that particular dish. The chocolate pyramid dessert tasted great but seemed to lack in size. The ambiance of the restaurant was nice but considering it isn't quite up to par with a fine dining level/experience, the prices seemed a little high; but maybe that's just me. Glad I used the groupon and got most of my money's worth.

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Sgtpeper
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints!

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Caylad
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

We had appetizers; meat and cheese plate and the Calamari. The meat and cheese plate was kind of boring. The calamari was a bit tough. I would not order it again. The drinks were amazing. The linguini with clam sauce was very good, as well as the veal dish that my wife had. Overall a good experience.

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LyndaD
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Dinner was excellent. Others in my party were not as happy as I was. I had Osso Buco and it was delicious. My husband, sister-in-law and her boyfriend had the zuppa di pesce. They all complained there was not enough shell fish and way too much fish in the dish. I know most folks order it for the shell fish so I didn't find their complaints out of line. Otherwise dinner was good. Afterward, we went to the bakery downstairs and were sorely disappointed. Nothing we ordered was fresh. Stale..stale...stale.

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vip1njgal
New York Area
501 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

A lovely dining experience. Great service...nice ambiance. We love palermo shrimp entree...comes with salad. They had a wonderful singer who entertained... good energy.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2019
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

It took awhile but i was able to get someone to work with me. Its. Ot their fault the servers arent that well trained and barely have staff. I guess its a bad thing when there isnt that many people there as guests a few in between here ans there but not full to the brim on the night we went. It was very nice of them to remake our wedding cake free of charge for our anniversary since we couldn’t make it the 1st year. But it was also hard to make sure it was going to go right. This place needs a little work other than that its good.

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SharonR
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

We went in and there was nobody to help us. There seemed to be multiple parties going on. It was very confusing on where we had to go. We didnt get to eat bc anyone we spoke looked at us like we had 3 heads. So this will be our first and last time. I do not recommend.

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JillianZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Came here about two years ago and I loved it! Just went to celebrate our anniversary with another couple and it’s definitely not the same. While the food was good, it was nothing extra special like I remember. Drinks were not good and super expensive. They were expensive before but they were amazing so I didn’t mind, this time I did mind paying that much. We were the only people there at 7:30 on a Friday. Ambiance 2 years ago was candlelit, perfect for a date night, this time not romantic at all. I hope they can pull things around to how I remember the restaurant. The restaurant is very beautiful and it would be a shame to see it not do well.

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ElizabethS
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2019
Overall4Food2Service4Ambience4

Convenient, local, a nice atmosphere for a couple or a group. Good service. 2 out of the 3 dishes we tried were so so. One was good.

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HerbertR
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great and so was the service. We will certainly be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always great food and friendly service.

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ElaineO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall2Food2Service2Ambience4

very disappointed with service. Food was only adequate and have had better food in past

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JenniferT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is amazing and the service is wonderful. It has wonderful ambiance and I recommend it highly to anyone who wants a delicious Italian dinner.

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Hales
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience2

I took my husband here for his 38th birthday. I was expecting more of a restaurant experience... it felt more like we were interviewing a caterer? I don't know how to explain it exactly. The food was good... it just wasn't a regular restaurant exactly. But our waiter was lovely and the service was good.

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Mortsview
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

My family went for Mother’s Day and it was a set menu and price. The dishes on the menu had no explanations which would have been ok except the waitress didn’t know either. I ordered the Verona chicken dish for my son and was told it was stuffed with mozzarella and eggplant but it wasn’t. It was stuffed with asparagus prosciutto and mozzarella. Big difference for a 15 year old. The food was good but the service and knowledge of the dishes were disappointing.

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Stephanie
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was excellent! Ordered chicken parm. Generous chicken cutlet portion, sauce was delicious and tasted like my grandma’s sauce (sweet, rich red color, thick). Had side salad and hazelnut mousse in a flute and cappuccino for dessert. BF had country chicken entree. Generous portion with fresh ingredients. He left no morsel on the plate. Modern, clean and comfortable decor. Waiter attentive and pleasant. Definitely will be back. Highly recommend.

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Pauldifalco
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience5

I bought a groupon to try the restaurant, we went in 10 minutes prior to our reservation time, a large party was still there, waited for someone to help us, no one came, the hostess then arrived for her shift, went in the back did not come out, I asked for a manager, he didn’t come out, we had tickets for a show so could not wait around, we left, before the coupon expired, made another reservation, before leaving for the seating time I called to make sure the groupon would be excepted because I bought for 4 people but now only 2 could go, the bartender tells me the groupon would not be excepted for 2 people, again no manager to speak to, his tone was very arrogant , so with that we decided to not go at all, not friendly at all, not willing to accommodate the customer at all, we would not want to go to a restaurant that at the least is not friendly, and we will never recommend or go back.

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vipgerii
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favorite place to eat. Always delicious food and great service.

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MaureenS
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We loved the setting in the room with the beautiful large booths. Our server Jerry ? was so attentive and friendly we enjoyed how thoughtful he was. Everything from the apps to dessert was so fresh and delicious. We will definitely be going back. Loved this place.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food was great. Portions large. Tried various appetitizers- mussels, cheese plate, caprese and Caesar’s salad. Dishes were shank, steak, two chicken dishes. All were equally delicious. Very accommodating and friendly staff. We will definitely come back.

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vipgerii
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Even when they are hosting a large grouo service doesn't slack. Ordered from the regular menu thiscweek and everythng was great. My linguini with white clam sauce was delicious.

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