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Cafe Falai - CLOSED

68 Clinton St, New York City, NY 10002-2408
+1 212-253-1960
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible13%
17 Nov 2012
“Great for lunch”
9 Mar 2012
“Best bolognese”
Restaurant Hours Closed
€€ - €€€
68 Clinton St, New York City, NY 10002-2408
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Reviewed 17 November 2012

you can eat simply or more should you so desire. I ate a main dish, my attorney had a more simple meal, both good. our server was very attentive, . the place was very busy and a cool place to eat. Jeremy T

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Reviewed 9 March 2012

After walking around Soho for hours, we found this restaurant by chance. The interior is kind of stark, all white, but it felt and looked clean and bright. We started off with a large salad that had asparagus in it. Unfortunately, it's been so long...More

Thank athenabar
Reviewed 12 August 2011

I thought something might be off when I arrived with firiends and at 7:00 p.m. we were the ONLY party there...I mean the place was EMPTY. We did sit outside in court yard and that is lovely...we had a very professional waiter Leonardo....his assistant was...More

Thank VacayStay
Reviewed 29 July 2011

The Restaurant Falai (and not Cafe Falai as it is named here) is very possibly one the best 3 italian restaurants on Downtown Manhattan. Great food, great wine and reasonably priced, this place should have a Michelin Star.

Thank Paulothetraveller
Reviewed 26 July 2011

bad......bad service, bad food and more expensive than last time. why ???? this place was great , why change ???? very disappointed

Thank js1975ny
Reviewed 21 July 2011

We at here and loved it, these guys really know what they are doing. Top food, interestingly paired ingredients, fresh, delicious, with clever wine choices and great service, all an intimate modern surroundings. I would go here again in a heartbeat

Thank Ackhurst
Reviewed 24 May 2011

Very bad service. Took an hour for our appetizers and another 45 minutes for the meal which wasn't very good. Even when we complaint about the delay, the wait staff did not seem to bother. Will never go back and will not recommend anyone.

Thank Common-Maina
Reviewed 20 February 2011

This restaurant is heads and shoulders above others in NYC. Elegant, simple decor. No money wasted here. Staff devoid of attitude. Hard to find in any better restaurant. Dinner was carefully prepared and elegant. Flavors in various dishes were unique. Deserts were worth the trip...More

Thank Gcruik
Reviewed 4 November 2010

I don'tr hesitate: really excellent italian food with a twist of creativity and perfect mastery of the culinary art, for a bill that will be less than you might expect from the level fo service and aulity of food. It's just a bit small but...More

Thank apalmero
Reviewed 17 September 2010

This small restaurant was one of the best dining experiences that I have ever experienced in my many years of dining out. The atmosphere was great. The service was outstanding and the tasting that we ordered was fantastic. We experienced 7 different dishes and all...More

Thank stormin800
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The blocks of tenements that represented the promise
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 22:30
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 68 Clinton St, New York City, NY 10002-2408
  • Public Transportation: F,J,M,Z Train to Delancey St. V Train to 2nd Avenue
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-253-1960
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