Union Square Cafe
Market-driven New American fine dining
American · Gramercy Park · $$$
After relocating from its original digs of 30 years, this Danny Meyer groundbreaker (his first restaurant) is back with a similar New American menu, which includes old favorites alongside new choices; the Park Avenue South space is bigger but retains a familiar warmth, and gratuity is built into menu prices.
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hours Open Today · 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
location 101 East 19th Street, New York, NY 10003, USA phone +1 212-243-4020 website www.unionsquarecafe.com directions Get Directions
What To Order
Fried calamari
Lamb chops scotta dita
USC banana tart
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Google Reviews
First time, the place was amazing. Second time I called for a table (walk in) and I was told there were a few tables open and come by. I asked if they could hold it and there was no need. I changed plans and brought my guest for what I thought was a going to be a great experience. Well, it was. The hostess tells me the tables are taken, the wait is now 45 minutes and “that’s how walk ins work.” Great food, but you evidently have to get past the front desk.
Michael Gentile · March 30, 2018
I have always enjoyed the simple precision of Danny Meyer's Union Square Cafe and Gramercy Tavern. For me he was the first to perfect the melding of French style service with a New York City attitude and aesthetic. Something that has also impressed me is how rare the 'misses"seem to be at his establishments. Unfortunately my experience on my last visit was not quite up to par with my previous visits. This was my first time visiting since the restaurant relocated to the old City Crab space. First off, for those of you who knew City Crab, I am happy to report that Danny's decorator was successful in transforming the space from it's cold dark past into a warm and welcoming setting deserving of it's name. The service was also up to par. But there were far more "misses" when it came to the food. My octopus appetizer was just so so - I couldn't place what the brownish sauce was, but it had no acid and a flat pungent taste. My main course, a pork chop was beautifully prepared, but the accompanying veggies were soggy, burnt, and unappealing. The cheese on my cheese course was perfect, but it came with an inexplicable cinnamon apple sauce reduction. I had a piece of cake that was forgettable as was the bottle of Union Square Cafe Champagne that tasted fine at first sip, but devolved into hard apple cider with a champagne after taste. 5 Stars for service 4.5 Stars for ambience 3 Stars for food
Alexander Scribner · April 11, 2018
Usually the second version of something is never as good as the original, but in the case of UNION SQUARE CAFE, the new location is far better than the original! Union square has managed to keep the same vibe as before, but with even more amazing food, and the same excellent service all served in a location which is brighter with better architectural detail. Congratulations to Danny Meyer and his partners for doing such a spectacular job on their new spot! Book far in advance, the one thing that has not improved for us is that they remain fully booked!
Marisa Perry · May 14, 2018