Cafe Luxembourg isn’t trying to be anything other than what it is—a comfortable neighborhood bistro successfully executing traditional French-American fare. With prices in this range, you might expect more flair. But this restaurant’s signature offering isn’t on the menu, it’s in the casual comfort created by the fusion of a simple white and red decor, attentive, unfussy service and uncomplicated food expertly prepared. Seasonal starters and desserts like ricotta-stuffed zucchini blossoms and barely baked blueberry crumble punctuate a short menu of steak frites, grilled fish and crème brûlée, and the wine list, though skewing toward France, also offers some pleasant New World surprises. It all adds up to an atmosphere of relaxed elegance that keeps the neighborhood regulars (celebrities and ordinary joes alike) coming back…and back…and back.
|Venue name:||Cafe Luxembourg||Contact:|
200 W 70th St
|Cross street:||between Amsterdam and West End Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon, Tue 8am–11pm; Wed–Fri 8am–midnight; Sat 9am–midnight; Sun 9am–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, C, 1, 2, 3 to 72nd St|
|Price:||Average main course: $31. AmEx, MC, V|