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Cornelia Street Cafe

29 Cornelia St, New York City, NY 10014-4127
+1 212-989-9318
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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29 Cornelia St, New York City, NY 10014-4127
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We booked trough internet a table for four people. Then we phone in the afternoon to be sure that they have taken the reservation. We have been told that was all right. So....we finally got there and we asked again just to be sure that...More

2  Thank Antonio S
Reviewed 1 week ago

They squeeze tables close together to fit the maximum number of people, but you end up hearing everyone else's conversations and not much of your own. But the food is good, so it is worth it.

Thank yasubec
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of charm and originality and a very friendly staff. Although we ate rather simple fare, it was quite fresh and tasty and at reasonable prices. The sidewalk terrace made for a dog friendly experience for us, which is not always easy to find in...More

Thank kirk r
Reviewed 23 June 2018

We have eaten here 5 or 6 times and always enjoyed ourselves - food and service were top notch. we have even brought friends there who agreed. On a recent trip, however, we found the food was dismal - very bland and over-cooked. The ambience...More

1  Thank benny2883
Reviewed 20 June 2018

This place represents the artistic spirit of New York in many ways. As a restaurant the food is consistently good, as a performance venue is a mix bag in which you could be amazed or not depending on your taste of the varieties of arts...More

Thank pepelucho33
Reviewed 16 June 2018

I’ve been coming here for over 25 years, I come a couple of times during each of my trips to NYC, adore the place, great food, drink, location and nice service. Can’t wait until my next trip.

Thank Nick1Liverpool
Reviewed 30 May 2018

This is an authentic old style cafe. Sidewalk flow into `porch' seating as well as indoor. We went for the seafood selections, which were fresh and perfectly prepared. There is an excellent wine list, or a full bar for socializing.

Thank DR186
Reviewed 11 May 2018

we went here to listening to jazz music on as sunday night during our visit to New York. It's a super cozy place, great choice of food and drinks, great service and most importantly, the underground jazz venue is very intimate and classy, very close...More

Thank mayumilsam
Reviewed 18 April 2018

We went there for lunch the other day while visiting the Village. It was busy and service was kind of slow in terms of getting the meal out, but the Kale Caeser salad w/ shrimp that I ordered more than made up for the wait...More

Thank Lostfan-atic
Reviewed 20 March 2018

We went there last June 24 to listen to the jazz concert of Gilad Hekselman trio. We had good music, excellent food (bouillabaisse Thai style) and some good wine. Worth to visit

Thank Shaurya P
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Response from Emma K | Reviewed this property |
Try another venue instead ;) Plenty of choices around.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
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10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Cornelia St, New York City, NY 10014-4127
    (Between W4th & Bleecker)
  • Public Transportation: A, B, C, D, E, F, V trains to West 4th Street. #1 to Christopher Street-Sheridan Square
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighbourhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-989-9318
In 1987, on its tenth anniversary, New York City proclaimed Cornelia Street Cafe "A CULINARY AS WELL AS A CULTURAL LANDMARK." Founded by three artists, it provides food for the soul as well as the body. Upstairs there are three dining rooms, a beautiful hundred-year-old oak bar, a sidewalk cafe on one of New York's most picturesque streets, and a wood-burning fireplace for the winter. The cafe has received numerous awards for its food: Time Out's TOP 100 RESTAURANTS; the Village Voice's BEST OF NEW YORK FOOD; and a special award from the Village Arts Society for INSPIRED CUISINE. Most recently it received the Waterford Crystal Award of Distinction for BEST BY-THE-GLASS WINE PROGRAM--there are more than thirty wines available by the glass. Downstairs (honored with Zagat Nightlife's Award of Distinction) there are more than 700 performances a year. RESERVATIONS ARE FOR DINING UPSTAIRS. RESERVATIONS FOR THE DOWNSTAIRS CABARET CANNOT BE MADE ONLINE.
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