sit by the bar/window during the day. at night, walk through the kitchen, out the back door and hang in the patio
For brunch, the steak and eggs with hollandaise is really something special. Solid Bloody Mary too thx to huge Spanish olives.
they open up the back room at 11pm for late night boozin. ps-everything here is swiss
The Croque Madame is one of the finest in the city. Healthy portions, highly addictive. Stumptown coffee too!
For a quality white, opt for the Cheverny. From France's Loire Valley, this appellation's whites are based on sauvignon blanc. While not as refined as Sancerre, they're great, refreshing whites.
head through the kitchen into the back room for a cozy cocktail.
Twinkle lights. Enough said.
Enjoy a delish late dinner and then head back to the secret room through the kitchen after 11p!
The burger is pretty delicious. Get it medium rare w american cheese. And if they have the escargot special, get it! You can also order the fondue even if you're not on the back room.
Sit at the bar, order a cup of tea and or seltzer, stay for an hour or so and ring up a $5.00 tab. Oh, so French.
grab an espresso and participate in the best people watching in NY
Get the Croque Madamme (Croque Monsier + egg, on their menu) - mind blown!
One word. Fondue. Our tip: Book a table in the back and get your friends together to enjoy this fun, Swiss tradition.
The bread here is THE ONE.
Order the World Cup cocktail if they have it! Fresh blackberry purée and rhubarb bitters = gooooal!
grab a drink in the back room and get there through the underground tunnel (instead of the kitchen)
Order the Swiss "ski-vasser" cocktail at Cafe Select and check out the backroom bar open late Thursdays and Fridays.
Rösti and Fondue!
This is what we like to call babe corner. Between Café Select and La Esquina, gorgeous SoHo types all congregate here. Best people watching in Manhattan.
I swear to god this place is a lifestyle ad for a beer company. Too many models with slow motion laughs hang out here. All day.
Our very own Lauren has held the mayoral title here from time to time. Try the Croque Madame!
Oysters are bland. Meh.
Cafe select will run your credit card twice and not give you the time of day when you call to point it out. I think this business is actually backed by drug money so this behavior is unsurprising
This place doesn't give out the password to their Internet. Liz-ame.
Drink at the front until the back room opens. Late night drinking in the back.
The croque monsieur is a smashingly tasty addition to a lunch meeting or brunch outing. Do try it. Also if you're just snacking, they have Mighty Leaf tea... swoon!
Secret duplex back room for parties through the kitchen. Great vibe.
Secret duplex back room through the kitchen.
Hungover at work? Two words: croque monsieur.
the duck confit "appetizer" is a great deal and super tasty... a nice light meal for under $10
Ask the hostess to be seated in the back. You'll have to go through the kitchen, but the secret room is super cozy and has delicious drinks!
Burgers are awesome. Strudel, old fashioned , serving... Everything is great
Lobster club sandwich with bacon and avocado. Yes - it's really yummy.
Stumbled upon this cafe and was luckily seated in the back room past the kitchen. Such a cute spot and the food was amazing. Order the Zurich Veal! Definitely coming back to try the fondue and brunch!
No wifi, BUT best staff, best food, and GREAT foot back to back meetings. Try the Salmon Rösti. Secret bar in back of the kitchen on some nights.
Add ketchup to your burger, but put it on the BOTTOM bun (below the patty) instead of on the top. It might change your life.
In winter you want to head to the back room, but the big secret is that you can get fondue at your table in the front room, go splitty on a burger (+cheese), and have enough fondue left to share
Sit in the back beyond the kitchen. Say hi to Benoit.
Lobster BLT is the bomb
Love to sit outside and people watch.
Good morning Swiss 75! Grilled hanger steak & eggs, with sideorder of rosti, YUM!!
Get the bratwurst with a fried egg on top for the ultimate hangover busting fruhstuck!
August 1st is Swiss National Day! Hopp Schwiz!
Chicken Schnitzel + Ovomaltine (hot). Superb.
If Cervantes is at the bar, just ask him to make you a special. His Little Branch magic will treat you well.
Best pancakes ever
have a drink in the back through the kitchen.
Great for din din or a romantic cocktail. It is not pretentious & the wait staff are spot on. The charcuterie plate is hearty & we love how they make the sliced cheese ribbons look like cauliflower