Union Square Cafe

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Danny Meyer’s groundbreaking bistro has been serving many of the same signature dishes for 23 years. But chef Carmen Quagliata’s updated bill of fare offers some new classics. A seared tuna loin entrée is topped with basil pesto and fanned over chickpea puree. His pastas include pork-and-rabbit-filled ravioli drenched in butter, with a sprinkle of sweet corn. Like the rest of the meal, desserts straddle menus past and present. Somehow, the perennial “USC” sweet—a salty caramel-crusted banana tart—still feels fresh.
Venue name: Union Square Cafe
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Address: 21 E 16th St
New York
10003
Cross street: between Fifth Ave and Union Sq West
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun noon—4pm, 5:30–10pm; Fri, Sat noon–4pm, 5:30–11pm
Transport: Subway: L, N, Q, R, W, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St–Union Sq
Price: Average main course: $31. AmEx, Disc, MC, V
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Very clean, in atmosphere, layout, and design. Food is super high quality - though you will pay for it - in both wait time, and pricing. Wait staff is top notch, very sociable and very on point. Bathrooms are small but nice. Menu changes keep it current and exciting. Love the location, vibrant area and easy access.