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Cornelia Street Cafe

29 Cornelia St, New York City, NY 10014-4127
+1 212-989-9318
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (38 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
29 Cornelia St, New York City, NY 10014-4127
Neighbourhood: West Village
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat outside on a lovely spring night and enjoyed both the food (one salmon, one orecchiette) and the passing parade. The service was efficient and friendly.

Thank Back-in-Bklyn
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

A classic village institution We were there for both a weekday dinner and a breakfast the next day. We began with an almost unsolvable problem with the key for the air bnb. The owner and staff were more than exceedingly helpful, patient and friendly in...More

Thank Kathleen A
Reviewed 12 April 2017

One of my favourite eateries in the village. Lovely food and drink at reasonable prices, the downstairs venue offers all sorts of shows, and the craic is always excellent. Robin has put his heart and soul into this place over many years and its an...More

Thank Richard N
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

We ordered the BLT and burger. Both were delicious! For the BLT, the bacon was perfect, bread lightly toasted, not too much mayonnaise- just right. Burger was succulent and juicy. Side salad was fresh. Only thing I didn't like that much was the Bloody Mary....More

Thank Dawn L
Reviewed 24 March 2017

We stopped for Sunday brunch and thought it was really good. The prix fix was a great deal for $25 for an alcoholic beverage, coffee, bread and breakfast entree. They had a nice variety of choices and really good food. Recommend it if your in...More

Thank Mjk21love2travel
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing friendly service and nice selection of wines. Food was nice but the portion were too small compared to the price.

Thank Silvia B
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This restaurant gets rave reviews, bar is noisy and crowded as a result. We had brunch, about the same ordinary brunch menu in what seems like hundreds of neighboring restaurants. Service was good, but as soon as they cleared our plates, we were rushed out...More

Thank xparker2017
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Stumbled into this art gallery / restaurant close to West 4 Street Subway. Atmosphere was cozy and welcoming. Easily the best Burger I had in New York. Much better than the Burger Joint for example.

Thank LaarQ
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Food is amazing - we booked our hotel to be close this this place. Street seating is brilliant, people watching, staff, as always are so courteous, helpful and cannot do enough. We will be back when we return to NYC

Thank jammydodger24
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Ok, it was Valentine's evening and we were packed into the basement for the jazz show. Having said that, the service was off, and we kept getting served food that wasn't ours brought to the table. I am chalking it up to staff being a...More

Thank BingieBoy
West Village
Stretching from Sixth Avenue to the Hudson River, the
West Village is one of the city’s most coveted
addresses. Full of trendy shops, historic taverns, and
cozy restaurants set amid 19th century architecture,
this neighbourhood has a unique old-world feel. You
won’t find a more picturesque location in Manhattan.
Without the traditional city grid layout, it’s easy to
get lost here, but that’s part of the fun as you
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
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10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 Cornelia St, New York City, NY 10014-4127
    (Between W4th & Bleecker)
  • Public Transportation: A, B, C, D, E, F, V trains to West 4th Street. #1 to Christopher Street-Sheridan Square
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighbourhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-989-9318
  • E-mail
In 1987, on its tenth anniversary, New York City proclaimed Cornelia Street Cafe "A CULINARY AS WELL AS A CULTURAL LANDMARK." Founded by three artists, it provides food for the soul as well as the body. Upstairs there are three dining rooms, a beautiful hundred-year-old oak bar, a sidewalk cafe on one of New York's most picturesque streets, and a wood-burning fireplace for the winter. The cafe has received numerous awards for its food: Time Out's TOP 100 RESTAURANTS; the Village Voice's BEST OF NEW YORK FOOD; and a special award from the Village Arts Society for INSPIRED CUISINE. Most recently it received the Waterford Crystal Award of Distinction for BEST BY-THE-GLASS WINE PROGRAM--there are more than thirty wines available by the glass. Downstairs (honored with Zagat Nightlife's Award of Distinction) there are more than 700 performances a year. RESERVATIONS ARE FOR DINING UPSTAIRS. RESERVATIONS FOR THE DOWNSTAIRS CABARET CANNOT BE MADE ONLINE.