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Market Cafe

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496 Ninth Ave, New York City, NY 10018
+1 212-564-7350
12:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Mon - Tue 12:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Went there for lunch with some co-workers at the 43rd and Lexington location. One of my co-workers found a nickel sized green stink bug crawling through their salad. It was brought to the managers attention. The manager didn't even attempt to apologize for what happened. We were given the option of another salad or a refund. Really??? Another bug salad?... More 

Thank remNJ2017
New York City, New York, USA
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182 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2015

I miss Market Cafe as it was a cool, hip upscale diner type eatery in a neighborhood lacking good restaurants. They've changed the look & feel and is now a "Wine Gallery" serving tapas, selections of wine & signature cocktails. They've dimmed the lights, have white painted leaves hanging from the ceiling, & painted the place dark gray. We ate... More 

1 Thank Brian P
New York City, New York
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469 reviews
285 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2014

I've eaten at Market Cafe a number of times over the years and I always walk out feeling like it was an adequate but not great meal. The service is a little haphazard - some of the staff are really on top of their game and others seem like they just started that day. The food is also a little... More 

Thank slsnyc
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2014

I had an omlet with ham, mushrooms and Swiss, but they had many options to choose from! The Rosemary Homefries were done with a crispy skin, but soft inside, so good my mouth is watering! The staff was very nice and right there with refills for our water. My husband had the Chipotle Hash which was tasty too. Next time... More 

Thank Wanda S
San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2014

Loved the atmosphere. Loved the food, drink and excellent service. We were meeting a tour guide there and the staff was very friendly.

Thank Marie O
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2014

And the serving was exceptional. This restaurant is at Union Square and is a must when going to Manhattan. Right for the money, though slightly higher than the average budget, I heartily recommend it. You may have to make a reservation and it is worth it.

Thank cogema
Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2014 via mobile

Great food and ambience. We enjoyed dinner and cocktails here. I had the salmon, which was fresh and delicious. My partner had the tacos, which were also good. The service was friendly and efficient. We would recommend this place if you are in the area.

Thank Aeriana_and_Chris
Arlington, Virginia
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014

The service was excellent and the food was prepared well, but be prepared for a restaurant that has awful acoustics. Consequently, it was extremely hard to hear my spouse, but the conversations around us were annoying.

Thank dcdame
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

We stopped off at this diner after we spent the day at ss intrepid !!! We were initially attracted to the traditional appearance but we're delighted to discover a range of great dishes and the friendliest staff I have ever come across ... definitely a must !!!!

Thank Zoe B
New York City, New York
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Landed on this cafe through Yelp, great place. The service is a little slow and poor but the food was great. I had the Salmon with sauteed kale, it was delicious!

Thank Brook11yn

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$19
American, International
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 496 Ninth Ave, New York City, NY 10018
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-564-7350

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

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