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MacarOn Cafe

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161 W 36th St, New York City, NY 10018-6904
+1 212-564-3525
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Today
07:30 - 19:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 18:00
Mon - Fri 07:30 - 19:00
Sat 10:00 - 19:00
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Last year, I stumbled upon this wonderful macaron bakery while exploring NY City on foot, and I STILL fondly think of it as my FAVORITE maker of macarons. I tried 6, and they were perfect...just perfect.

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Thank Tina G
London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Having torn ourselves away from the Deep South, we were in need of vegetables (well essentially anything that wasn't fried, really), and called in here on the off chance when we were shopping. They do have a great selection of macarons, but we were really interested in the salads, and weren't disappointed. They were really fresh, a good size, and... More 

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Thank TanyaC158
Cheraw, South Carolina
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Visited with friends, place looks nice, good ambiance... We tried 6-7flavors, and can tell you we were lucky with 3-4 of them. Filling was good, that is not the problem but the shell was really hard and difficult to eat on multiple flavors.. Suspect they were not fresh as the rest were very good. Just be careful, if you get... More 

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Thank thalamus00
Northport, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

I got a box of 12 of these as a gift. They were delish. The flavors and consistency of the cookie was spot on. Loved the coconut and peanut butter & jelly.

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Thank Wandering_Freee
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Last year, I stumbled upon this wonderful macaron bakery while exploring NY City on foot, and I STILL fondly think of it as my FAVORITE maker of macarons. I tried 6, and they were perfect...just perfect.

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Thank Tina G
New York
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Ordered MORE Macarons for gifts. Have ordered lunch for delivery here a few times and it is always great. They have yummy sandwiches. The lunch comes with a salad, sandwich, fresh bread and two macarons.

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Thank TXtravelGirl23
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

We stumbled upon this place by accident & will definitely be back next time we are in the city. The macarons are fabulous, wonderful variety. The chocolate croissant was great & we loved the relaxed atmosphere. It was mid afternoon so between "rushes" I think. My only complaint was the music that was playing was more like latin pop. Something... More 

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Thank 12Morris71
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Perhaps it was the Friday lunchtime rush & the "seat yourself" endorsement, but it did take about 15 mins until someone actually recognised the fact that I was a new customer. Once I ordered the food was very quick to appear and it was quite delicious.

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Thank Gobnait38
Texas
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Great place to grab some soup and a sandwich, but the real highlight is the macarons. Every time I'm close I pop in for dozen - the cream filled versions like earl grey, caramel, and lavender/ honey are my favorites! You can also pick up their cookbook if your tempted to try them at home.

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Thank NittanyFlyer
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

If you are a macarons fan like me and live in New York or are just visiting, you have to check out the MacarOn Cafe. Excellent macaron shells with good crust outside but just enough softer chewy inside - perfectly baked so you can see the little feet at the base of the shell. Filling is just right amount to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
Cuisine
French, Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00
Monday
07:30 - 19:00
Tuesday
07:30 - 19:00
Wednesday
07:30 - 19:00
Thursday
07:30 - 19:00
Friday
07:30 - 19:00
Saturday
10:00 - 19:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 161 W 36th St, New York City, NY 10018-6904
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-564-3525

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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