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“Reasonable Price for French Food”
Review of Cafe Centro

Cafe Centro
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Ranked #1,542 of 13,689 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$40 - US$40
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Midtown
Cross street: 45th Street & Vanderbilt Ave.
Transit: Subway to Grand Central station.
Description: Cafe Centro is a brasserie-style French restaurant serving breakfast, lunch & dinner near Grand Central in Midtown NYC.
New York City, New York
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124 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Reasonable Price for French Food”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

It has been a while since I went to Cafe Centro. The Prix Fixe was excellent. I had a green market garden salad, hanger steak and toasted almond torte for dessert. If you're a wine drinker, I would go for the wine pairing for an extra $18 which is well worth it. The waiter is very courteous and service is great.

  • Visited April 2014
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  • Dutch first
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Long Island, NY
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90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Saturday Secret”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

Grand Central is mostly empty on Saturday and Sunday, which is connected to this restaurant. A great choice before or after viewing the GCS constellations for delicious food and very efficient service, or just their extraordinary cakes and cookies. Prix fixe is a bargain for NYC, especially on Saturdays.

  • Visited April 2014
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New York City, New York
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Convenient and Tasty”
Reviewed 8 April 2014

Near Grand Central, Café Centro offers fine prix fixe dinners and excellent service. The waiter mistook my order for duck and brought a small filet, which was replaced courteously and immediately. My companion had lamb tagine which was well-balanced in flavor and not too spicy. The $29 Saturday prix fixe dinner is quite a bargain. The cookie plate was lovely and enough for two. The regular wine list is relatively small, but adequate. We'll be back

  • Visited April 2014
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New York City, New York
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Treasure midtown”
Reviewed 4 April 2014 via mobile

When you walk by this place may not look like the jewel it is but do go in! Our waiter, Eric, was courteous, helpful and just the best. His recommendations were right on and paired with a fabulous French red wine. Will definitely come back. Winner!

Visited April 2014
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294 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Conveniently located in Grand Central”
Reviewed 15 March 2014 via mobile

Very pleasant decor and ambiance, and the banquettes are very spacious and welcoming. We had the frisée salad and the crab cakes. The salad was delicious; the crab cakes were fresh, though the sauce underneath had a rather unpleasant buttery smell. The only disappointment was with the tiny amount of wine they pour into tiny wine glasses for which they charge $11 and $12.

Visited March 2014
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