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“Buffet lunch very disappointing”
Review of Trump Cafe

Trump Cafe
Ranked #3,314 of 13,748 Restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: American
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Neighbourhood: Midtown
Description: Cafe is located on ground floor and offers easy access to the public.
Shelton, CT
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
“Buffet lunch very disappointing”
Reviewed 20 March 2014

Some of the other reviews are not of the Trump Cafe. The Cafe has no waiters. It is a buffet line of overpriced, below average food. There is no "price fixe" here. That is in the restaurant next to it. The Cafe used to be dependable for a decent meal, but for the past few years it has gone down hill-- and the prices have gone up. I used to depend on a decent sized salad with great toppings, such as marinated artichoke hearts, mozzarella and tomatoes, etc. Now the salad is smaller, the price higher and the fixings are the likes of peas, olives, cucumbers, etc. Not only expensive (which is what I would expect in NYC at Trump Towers) but it is boring. I had fish and chips instead for St. Patrick's Day and the fries were ice cold and soggy. The one piece of fish was old and "fishy"--not fresh. I couldn't eat it. The batter was cold and soggy with grease. Difficult to believe that Trump would put his name on this Cafe. Again, the "wow" reviews already given are NOT for Trump Cafe. This is ONLY a buffet line--no waiters etc.

  • Visited March 2014
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Hebron
Level 6 Contributor
141 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“The greatest Lunch everytime!!!”
Reviewed 7 March 2014

I have been to this restaurant at least 8 times for their price fixe lunch. The restaurant is down the escalator and to the left in the corner. The decor is very comforting. Mahogany walls and fine dining linens and tableware. The price fixe lunch ranges around $21 for appetizer, entree, and dessert. The meal is high quality and very flavorful. I highly recommend the pasta.

Great for a lunch meeting, lunch date, or just alone for a relaxing experience.

The service is outstanding.

  • Visited January 2014
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Thank Theresa A
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Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Easy lunch in the chaos of NYC Pre-Christmas Saturday”
Reviewed 22 December 2013

Family ate lunch here on a Saturday before Christmas. Food was ok, just a buffet line of hot food, sandwiches, and a real NYC bargain especially for vegetarians - a fresh small salad with choice of 3 add-in ingredients for $5. Plenty of available clean tables and overall a decent place to recharge before going back out to the crowded streets!

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank mh892
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
Level 6 Contributor
106 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Perfect”
Reviewed 21 May 2013

Just walking into the gold doors of the building is breath-taking. The waiter was super nice & friendly. From a party of 6 ordering different things, everyone said they had the better choice, needless to say, we were all pleased. The coffee was great as well!! It's a must!

Visited May 2013
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Thank Kathiandrepont
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140 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Average”
Reviewed 4 April 2013

You would expect from the Trump name something more elegant or refine.........I think probably this is one of his property that offer ...little of the Trump quality ,and its to bad since its in the middle of a great city like Manhattan .

Visited March 2013
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Thank alessandro1954
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