Cornelia Street Café

Restaurants, American West Village
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Cornelia Street Café
Venue says "A culinary as well as a cultural landmark." - Mayoral Proclamation, City of New York

This 40-year-old bistro-cum-clubhouse in the West Village features a miniature basement cabaret devoted to readings and music, along with a genial dining room that opens to the sidewalk during warmer months. The solid vino list offers 35 different options by the glass, half-liter, liter and bottle. If you can’t decide, opt for one of the flights and start with small plates like coconut shrimp, Moroccan-style hummus or cheese and charcuterie board that changes daily. If you're looking for dinner a show, dig into orecchiette with cremini and portobello mushrooms and black truffle oil, or Long Island magret of duck in blackberry–pinot noir sauce with goat cheese gratin. End your night with a Frengelico-spiked root beer float or flight of dessert wines.

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Cornelia Street Café says
On its 10th anniversary, Cornelia Street Cafe was proclaimed "a culinary as well as a cultural landmark" by the City of New York. It's an amazing and unlikely story. It was founded by three artists in 1977 and has been serving marvelous food at moderate prices ever since. It also serves up 35 wines by the glass and some 700 shows a year. Over the years it has been a home for all sorts of performers: from Suzanne Vega and the Songwriters Exchange to Eve Ensler and The Vagina Monologues, from Nobel Laureate Roald Hoffmann to Poet Laureate Billy Collins, from Senator Eugene McCarthy reading his poetry to neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks reading his prose, from members of Monty Python to members of the Royal Shakespeare Company, from comedians to cellists, from stiltwalkers to ventriloquists. And for all kinds of civilians an celebrities

We've been named one of Time Out's Top 100 Restaurants, Village Voice's Best of New York Food, Zagat Nightlife Award of Distinction, New York Post's "Must" Bar, Poetry Calendar's Best New York Poetry Series, All About Jazz's Jazz Venue of the Year (five years in a row), Waterford Crystal's Best Wine-by-the-Glass Program, Downbeat's 100 Great Jazz Clubs of the World, and Village Arts Award for Inspired Cuisine.

Come in for breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner, every conceivable kind of spoken word and music, art and so much more. We look forward to seeing you!
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Venue name: Cornelia Street Café
Address: 29 Cornelia St
New York
Cross street: between Bleecker and W 4th Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Thu, Sun 10am–midnight; Fri, Sat 10am–1am
Transport: Subway: A, B, C, D, E, F, M to W 4th St; 1, 2 to Christopher St - Sheridan Sq; 1, 2, 3 to 14th St
Price: Average main course: $25.
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NY cultural institution, Cornelia Street cafe is a must go to spot if you are in the West Village. Enjoy seeing the works of upcoming artists on the wall while you try their steak frites or kale salad. You can even purchase a piece that catches your eye.