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Fairway Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Upper West Side
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2127 Broadway, New York City, NY 10023-1791
+1 212-595-1888
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fairway is a world-class food store. Its café was once a great steakhouse. It has been downgraded and downgraded. I don't even go there for a cup of coffee these days. The food isn't very good, the seats are uncomfortable, the service is slow and unpleasant. Buy the great food downstairs and go home to cook yourself a great meal.

Thank 271kenneths
New York City, New York
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48 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite spots for breakfast or lunch. It is ultra-casual and the food is wonderful. The service is extremely variable however. Yesterday I had a stack of pancakes for lunch. They were each about the thickness of a piece of paper and light as a feather. All combined, they probably had less batter than a single... More 

Thank mahler5
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a quick bite to eat on 12/30/16. Not much for someone that is Gluten Free. Please consider offering Gluten Free bread/rolls. The split pea soup that I ordered was very watery and no peas. Disappointed. However, the others in the group ordered burgers and they enjoyed them.

Thank Jaye11D
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had brunch/lunch here last Sunday. Fabulous food with a very New York vibe. At the weekend, they serve a Mediterranean Plate to which you can add chicken, salmon or beef for an extra $5 or so. It was right up my strasse, loved it. Not that cheap (we had one course and a non-alcoholic drink each and with the tip,... More 

Thank Nicknack51
Adelaide, Australia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We recently stayed at the Hotel Beacon and right across the road was the amazing Fairway market and above it, the Fairway Cafe. Very good food, great service and a very pleasant atmosphere.

Thank philmt2016
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We stumbled upon this gem while exploring the Fairway Market across from our hotel! It is on the second floor of the market, and yes they have elevators! They serve brunch as well. Sitting by the Windows overlooking Broadway, we ate dinner there one night and I had steak and fries which were extremely tasty. My husband had lump crab... More 

Thank Linda L
New York City, New York
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181 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This could possibly be the worst brunch meal I've ever had in NYC, and I've lived here 32 years. Take my advice, go somewhere else. Don't even say, Oh I'll give it a try. Run, I mean run. Let's see. First, it took over 20 minutes for someone to actually come by our table to take drink orders. Then once... More 

Thank NYFoodDude
New York City, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

I love Fairway Cafe. The food is fresh, delicious, and relatively inexpensive. The service is great, and the atmosphere informal. Entrees are always good portions, and if you have enough room for dessert, everything is delicious. What a great neighborhood gem.

Thank Mark M
Oslo, Norway
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293 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday afternoon as a group of 7, and were impressed to be seated quickly. We ordered pizzas, salads and pancakes, followed by pies, tea and coffee. The food was all very good, and service was friendly and efficient. I had been here a couple of times several years earlier, and was pleased to find it as... More 

Thank Traductora
Plymouth, Massachusetts
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114 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I can always count on good food and service at this restaurant on the upper level of a market. We usually go here for brunch but adding a grandchild to the mix changed our dining times.

Thank SassySandi049

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2127 Broadway, New York City, NY 10023-1791
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper West Side
  • Neighbourhood: Upper West Side
  • Phone Number: +1 212-595-1888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Upper West Side
Nestled between Central Park and the Hudson River, the Upper West Side offers iconic architecture and a quiet, residential respite from the buzzing energy of downtown. Along Central Park West are many of the city’s most iconic apartment buildings, as well as the American Museum of Natural History, which has been welcoming visitors to its historic exhibit halls for over 140 years. Culture fans will love Lincoln Center, home to some of the world’s best opera, dance, film, and theatre performances, all centrally located around a beautiful fountain. Spanning the entire length of the Upper West Side, Riverside Park is ideal for a long, leisurely stroll in a quiet green space.
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