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Union Square Cafe

101 E 19th St, New York City, NY 10003-3104
+1 212-243-4020
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (54 reviews)
“ricotta gnocchi” (30 reviews)
“banana tart” (22 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
101 E 19th St, New York City, NY 10003-3104
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

See picture of the Candele - maybe the best pasta ever. We just popped in without a reservation and sat at the bar and had a great experience. Wine list is very good and all of the food items were great. This is a non-tipping...More

Thank WineSnob7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Union Square Cafe offers quite an eclectic menu. For brunch there are appetizers like hamachi crudo and cured Gravlax, pastas, egg dishes, burgers and main dishes. We ordered the creamy polenta with pesto and mushroom, pappardelle with red wine braised duck ragu and parmigiano, and...More

Thank Amit_and_Alex
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have eaten at Union Square, Café for 30 years. I have never had a bad meal here. Food remains good. The softshell crab was exquisite. The pork pasta was also very good. The lamb dish could not have been better. However, I have never...More

Thank alvinmc67
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a last minute choice for a date night, and we are glad we got a reservation (though it wasn't a Friday/weekend). They gave a very good wine selection, the wait staff are happy to recommend/give suggestions. We got "The Union" - a Pinot...More

Thank hmikki
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant in our neighborhood and were met by very inexperienced staff. When we asked about their scary C sanitary rating it was dismissed as “nothing”. The food was average, the service poor and the prices were exorbitant. I would not recommend this...More

Thank Norman W
Whitney S, Guest Relations Manager at Union Square Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Norman, We can appreciate and respect your apprehension when looking at a ‘C’ grade. We are not proud that pesky fruit flies landed us that letter with the Department of Health. Be assured we’ve fixed the problem and look forward to re-earning our ‘A.’

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a longtime fans of USC , we were disappointed that food quality has slipped from absolutely Great to just solidly Good since the move to the new location.The fare seems competent but commonplace - dishes you see everywhere . I still love the banana...More

Thank Carolyn C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I expected a lot more! Prices are very high for the food and service. We ordered 2 supposedly express meals, plus 2 sandwiches and it took forever!! My burger was decent, not fantastic. I won't be returning anytime soon.

Thank Jose K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my first visit to USC, but won't be my last. The brunch, lunch menu met all requests for those who wanted savory or sweet. The vichyssoise starter was perfect, followed by a wonderful trout entree was perfect for me. Others tried the brunch...More

Thank Jen8310
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to the old union square many times, it was incomparable. Message to mr. Meyer, go back to tipping. The staff just doesn’t care. The food was good but nothing special. The room felt barren and uninspired. I would close and start over.

Thank klamm17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Disaster of a meal. Went for a birthday celebration, and it could not have been worse. I had a number of enjoyable, although not extraordinary, meals at the old Union Square Café, but this experience was a complete deal breaker. Plenty of very good food...More

Thank BN47
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15 August 2017|
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Response from ColeTraveler999 | Reviewed this property |
I am not the owner, but the restaurant is highly customer centric and will likely accommodate such needs. Why not call them and ask?
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 60 - US$ 80
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 E 19th St, New York City, NY 10003-3104
    (5th Ave. and Union Square W.)
  • Public Transportation: Take the 4, 5, 6, N, R or L subway trains to the 14th Street/Union Square stop.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
  • Neighbourhood: Manhattan
  • Phone Number: +1 212-243-4020
  • E-mail
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