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Cafe Cluny

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  • American (New), French, Bistro
  • 284 W 12th St, New York NY10014 40.737379 -74.0039649
  • (At W 4th St)
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  • (212) 255-6900
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User Ratings (Based on 32 reviews)

3.415
Food 3.4 Value 2.6
Service 3.7 Atmosphere 3.9

Other Restaurant Info

Phone:
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(212) 255-6900
Fax:
fax
(212) 255-6987
Website:
www.cafecluny.com
Notes:
Visa, MC, AmEx
Hours:
Mon: 8am-11pm Tue-Fri: 8am-12am Sat: 9am-4pm+5:30pm-12am Sun: 9am-4pm+5:30pm-11pm
Serves:
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Features:
Prix Fixe, WiFi, Online Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards

User Reviews

  • Cafe Cluny

    Posted by Anonymous on 03/12/2008

    Ok Brunch

    I went in with high expectations and they weren't quite met, but I also wasn't totally disappointed. A group of four of us got there around 1 pm on a sunday for brunch. It was about a 20 minuted wait - not too terrible, but I definately wouldn't wait longer then that. Two of us had the omlet (goat cheese and herbs). It was exactly what is to be expected - a three egg omelt with a side of fries. The fries were a little soggy which was disappointing because otherwise they were terrific. I had coffe, which was a pretty decent cup o' joe. My fiance had short rib hash. It looked good although I didn't try it, I will say though, he would have complained to us if it weren't good. Some reviewers have said the portions are small. I really don't agree. Yes, they are small compared to a diner or some chain restaurant, but in reality, I think the portions were fair and what they should be. My only real complaint is that our waitress was your typical west village don't bother me why are you here type server. Rude, short, and didn't even come close to a smile until she dropped our check and probablly only did so to "earn" a tip.

  • Cafe Cluny

    Posted by n/a on 02/28/2008

    Loved It

    I was shocked to see all these bad reviews. I went on a date a few weeks ago. We had a fabulous time. The food was amazing, staff was friendly, the place had a fun Saturday night vibe. We didn't have any issues in fact I have already told a few friends they should also check it out.

  • Cafe Cluny

    Posted by foodieinthecity on 11/28/2007

    very disappointing

    The atmostphere is the best thing about this place- it has the feel of a great neighborhood haunt. you read the menu and you think that this could be grand, but then you get the food and you are disappointed. like most people in the city, i am a foodie. i go out to eat for the food, not the peopke or the atmoshphere. the food here was fancy on paper but subpar. I had the duck with chestnut puree and pomengranate sauce. The chestnuts came out whole and the sauce was broken and the duck, which was supposed to be medium came out very rare. My friend ordered the cornmeal scallops- they tasted like something off of a chain restaurant. I could go on and on, but the point is that for that location in the heart of the West Village and for the pedigree of the owners, you expect more... a lot more.

  • Cafe Cluny

    Posted by local Villager on 10/21/2007

    Expensive, touristy. Not recommended

    Long on atmosphere, short on food quality (and isn't that why you go there, primarily?) Pleasant enough as an emergency meeting place for business or a date esp. when someone else is paying but with numerous choices within literally one block why would you choose this place? Not returning until i hear changes have been made. Signed, a savvy foodie neighbor.

  • Cafe Cluny

    Posted by Anonymous on 05/10/2007

    overpriced

    Overpriced and disappointing lunch. Prices are on a par with very fine restaurants, small portions, and ordinary food are what you can expect.

  • Cafe Cluny

    Posted by Mysterious Eater on 05/01/2007

    Below expectations

    We had a business dinner there on a Monday night and I ordered the tuna tartare and let me tell you, it looked like a vegetarian.soy pattie. It didn't look juicy like the other ones. It was flat. Taste wise, it was good but not good enough for the price. The entrees were smaller and the fish I ordered was grilled, but it came to my table, slightly burnt and charred. Service was good. Atmosphere is chic. But the food needs to be improved.

  • Cafe Cluny

    Posted by Anonymous on 04/13/2007

    No Wow Factor

    Since we live around the corner, my wife and I decided to give it a try. We had the Tuna Tartare as an appetizer and it was average. I ordered the Hanger Steak Frites which was good but not exceptional. My wife tried the Roasted Cod and was not impressed either. The atmosphere is great and service is very good but if you are looking for great food than you probably would be disappointed. Also the serving size is a bit on the small size.

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