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Cornelia Street Cafe

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££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
West Village
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29 Cornelia St, New York City, NY 10014-4127 (Between W4th & Bleecker)
+1 212-989-9318
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10:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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Ossett, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is amazing - we booked our hotel to be close this this place. Street seating is brilliant, people watching, staff, as always are so courteous, helpful and cannot do enough. We will be back when we return to NYC

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Thank jammydodger24
edison nj
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok, it was Valentine's evening and we were packed into the basement for the jazz show. Having said that, the service was off, and we kept getting served food that wasn't ours brought to the table. I am chalking it up to staff being a bit overwhelmed. But, I have to say, even through all this, the kitchen prevailed. We... More 

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Thank BingieBoy
Peekskill, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely delicious food, friendly efficient service, cozy atmosphere, and amazing, inspiring creative artwork and performances downstairs. I absolutely love this place!

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Thank daisyjopling
New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Incredible food! Wonderful service!! Incredible wines!!! (35 by the glass) and 700 shows a year downstairs!!! (Science tonight, Monologues and the legendary David Amram tomorrow!) Wow!!!

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Thank robhir
Boston, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here for an early dinner on a weeknight. Adorable spot. Great vibe. Nice service people. Really good food. Would have liked a more expansive menu. All in all - a wonderful evening. Would go again.

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Princeton, NJ
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178 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly long-time Village hangout with performance/reading space in the basement. Great atmosphere, but the food at dinner is only so-so. Overcooked salmon over barely-cooked matchstick carrots a disappointment. Nice wine selection.

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Thank wws68
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

We love this place, absolutely fantastic sunday brunch - food, staff, venue all brilliant, can't recommend it highly enough

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Thank RCSouthern
Pittsburgh
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I actually had brunch here with my family almost a year ago and forgot to review. A friend was travelling to NYC over New Year's this year and asked for a suggestion for the Village. It reminded me that I should put something on TA about the delicious brunch we had. Very friendly and prompt service and our brunches were... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We had a nice meal with friends here. The staff was friendly and the service complete. Food was fresh and served nicely.

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Thank Scott S
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

Great ambience, awesome service and outrageous food. Diverse crowd with lots of personality. We enjoyed the jazz performance downstairs after dinner.

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Thank Cindy L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 01:00
Monday
10:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 01:00
Thursday
10:00 - 01:00
Friday
10:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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Stretching from Sixth Avenue to the Hudson River, the West Village is one of the city’s most coveted addresses. Full of trendy shops, historic taverns, and cozy restaurants set amid 19th century architecture, this neighbourhood has a unique old-world feel. You won’t find a more picturesque location in Manhattan. Without the traditional city grid layout, it’s easy to get lost here, but that’s part of the fun as you stroll down elegant narrow streets with beautiful brownstones. When you need a break, you can always stop in at one of the many quaint eateries or cafes to soak in the atmosphere, or head to the western edge of the neighborhood to enjoy magnificent waterfront views while taking a leisurely walk in Hudson River Park.
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