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Fairway Cafe

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££ - £££
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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Newcastle, Australia
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105 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Beacon Hotel just across the road from Fairway and used it for our grocery shop during the stay. Pretty hectic and crowded but it had just about anything you could want, even Vegemite! Bagels were great and we ate upstairs twice, bit down market but after a hard days sightseeing pizza and beer were spot on.... More 

Thank crazyed
New York City, New York
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91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friends and I have been going to Fairway Cafe for many years, and we've seen it go steadily downhill, with both food and service reaching new lows. The pizzas are watery, the burgers tasteless, and the service so dilatory and lackadaisical as to drive you mental. To be fair, the breakfasts are usually o.k., but avoid dinner at all... More 

1 Thank tuckernyc2003
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

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 11 January 2017

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

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 22 December 2016

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
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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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37 reviews
18 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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185 reviews
174 restaurant 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

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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, 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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