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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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“pate” (3 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (6 reviews)
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Cafe, American, 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 1 week ago

A friend recommended this spot and we had brunch here. It was a very cute place with good food. The service gave our food to the wrong table which was a bit inconvenient, and the service was slow overall, but the food itself was good.

Thank Shayne O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place has to be one of the best in the village, great location, fixtures and fittings and staff whats not to like. Excellent selection of drinks and nice menu, personally i love just sitting at the bar and relaxing in the great ambient atmosphere.

Thank gerry r
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Good choice for Brunch on the weekends. Eaten there twice now and the food is good. It was Labor Day weekend and it wasn't busy, so we were able to sit, talk and relax.

Thank MountainMomma312
Reviewed 12 August 2018 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 8 August 2018

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 16 July 2018 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
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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
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
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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