Cafe Luxembourg

200 West 70th Street

Café Luxembourg has been an Upper West Side institution for over thirty years. No doubt due to the beautifully prepared french bistro food with professional, yet unpretentious service at reasonable prices. The menu changes seasonally and offers many ... more

Café Luxembourg has been an Upper West Side institution for over thirty years. No doubt due to the beautifully prepared french bistro food with professional, yet unpretentious service at reasonable prices. The menu changes seasonally and offers many classic French bistro dishes as well as offering daily specials. When it opened in 1983, Cafe Luxembourg quickly became the quintessential neighborhood bistro of the Upper West Side. This charming 90 seat restaurant glows in the warm light of Jean Perzel fixtures and antique mirrors. The dining room tables are covered with white paper over linen and an enormous vase of flowers towers over the red leather banquettes and French cafe chairs. The welcoming servers wear traditional black and white uniforms with long white bistro aprons. Located on 70th street just west of Broadway, Cafe Luxembourg entertains New Yorkers, celebrities and visitors alike. The full service bar is home to many regulars, either fans of the topnotch cocktails or wine enthusiasts perusing the well developed list. 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 Caf... more

Café Luxembourg has been an Upper West Side institution for over thirty years. No doubt due to the beautifully prepared french bistro food with professional, yet unpretentious service at reasonable prices. The menu changes seasonally and offers many classic French bistro dishes as well as offering daily specials.

When it opened in 1983, Cafe Luxembourg quickly became the quintessential neighborhood bistro of the Upper West Side. This charming 90 seat restaurant glows in the warm light of Jean Perzel fixtures and antique mirrors. The dining room tables are covered with white paper over linen and an enormous vase of flowers towers over the red leather banquettes and French cafe chairs. The welcoming servers wear traditional black and white uniforms with long white bistro aprons.

Located on 70th street just west of Broadway, Cafe Luxembourg entertains New Yorkers, celebrities and visitors alike. The full service bar is home to many regulars, either fans of the topnotch cocktails or wine enthusiasts perusing the well developed list. 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 Cafe Luxembourg staff.


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Upper West Side Description

Cafe Luxembourg is located in the Upper West Side neighborhood of Manhattan. The home of diverse cultural attractions, the Upper West side is sandwiched between Riverside Park to the west and Central Park to the east. Both parks are excellent leisurely green spaces to spend a day. Central Park is especially notable, as it is New York’s "flagship" park. With over 843 acres of land, it is home to 275 species of birds. It’s quite easy to spend an entire day there too, as the park has several restaurants on its perimeter, a Boathouse, a Carousel, ball fields, a running track, reservoir, sculptures of Alice in Wonderland and Shakespeare, and a nearly endless list of events and other attractions.

In addition to being the most densely populated area of the United States, the Upper West Side is the home of several academic institutions and a litany of famous people too numerous to list here. The American Museum of Natural History is among the most notable museum in the neighborhood. This world-famous museum is comprised of several different Halls, each dedicated to a particular theme. The museum's exhibition-halls house a stunning array of artifacts and specimens from all corners of the world and all historical periods including some magnificent dinosaur fossils. Other nearby cultural institutions worth checking out include the New York Historical Society, and the new Rose Center for Earth and Space which houses the Hayden Planetarium; the most technologically advanced Space Theater in existence.

The Upper West Side also contains some of the greatest venues to hear classical music. There is the Metropolitan Opera House —one of the world’s leading opera companies since its opening in 1883—as well asAvery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall and the renowned New York City Opera. Additionally both The Julliard School and Fordham University grace the area.

You’re bound to get hungry while visiting the neighborhood, but fear not -there are plenty of famous places to nosh or grab some classic New York smoked salmon in the Upper West Side. There’s Zabar’s—a heavenly deli if there ever was one; Fairway Market which has a huge, gourmet selection of just about everything; Citarella, with fresh fish and much more; and Murray’s Sturgeon Shop—just to name a few. If you're looking for a more substantial meal, head to Prohibition, an upscale restaurant and bar. The interior, which invokes the glamour and romance of the Prohibition-Era style of the twenties and early thirties, helps create terrific ambience. All of this has made Prohibition a mainstay on the Upper West Side. There's also the takeout booth at Carmine's. Carmine's simple and very popular concept is to serve every meal in the style of an Italian American wedding feast - which means large portions of homestyle antipasti, pastas, seafood and meat entrees served on large platters designed for sharing. And when we say large, we mean large; an entree here could easily feed three to four average eaters. After your weekend mid-day meal, take a walk back through Riverside Park or stroll down Riverside Drive and admire the impressive monuments, grand apartment buildings, and views of the Hudson River, all while burning off a few calories of course.

Given the number of attractions and cultural institutions in the neighborhood, the Upper West Side is an ideal location to spend your stay in New York. The charming Excelsior Hotel is located right near the Museum of Natural History and Central Park. Meanwhile, the cozy and reasonably priced Belnord Hotel is another conveniently located option for the budget conscious traveler, as is the Comfort Inn Central Park West.

Info

200 West 70th Street
New York, NY 10023
(212) 362-9337
Website

Editorial Rating

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Bistro

Price

$$$$$

Ambience

Business Casual
Casual

Payment

All Major

This Week's Hours

BREAKFAST
Mon-Fri: 8:00am-12:00pm

LUNCH
Mon-Fri: 12:00pm-3:00pm

DINNER
Mon-Tue: 5:30pm-11:00pm
Wed-Sat: 5:30pm-12:00am
Sun: 5:30pm-10:00pm

BRUNCH
Sat-Sun: 9am-4pm

Brasserie
Mon-Fri: 3pm-5:30pm
Sat-Sun: 4pm-5:30pm

Nearby Subway

  • to 72nd St -- 0.2

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Thanks for the visit Caroline! Regram from carolinepicsnyc. @ Cafe Luxembourg
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Café du Dome, Paris, a photograph taken in 1925 by André Kertész (1894-1985). @ Paris, France
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Keeping fresh. Sometimes it's all about the simple things. @ Cafe Luxembourg
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The classic Luxembourger and frites. Photo via:passivnoir. @ Cafe Luxembourg
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