Café Select

Swiss Restaurant and Café$$$$
SoHo, New York
251 Tips and reviews
  • good for dates
  • fondue
  • lively
  • zurich veal
  • cozy
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  • Maggie L.
    Maggie LiuMarch 2, 2014
    One of the few hole in the wall brunch spots in Soho that takes reservations. Less trendy but better food than Jack's Wife Freda. The poached eggs over polenta with panchetta are perfection!
  • Geoffroy B.
    Geoffroy BablonNovember 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Recipe for the perfect brunch. Step 1: come here with a friend or three. 2: order the rosti Norwegian and the croque monsieur, with a fried egg on top. 3: splitty split your way to Swiss heaven.
  • SoSearching
    SoSearchingMay 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Seafood tower is the bomb! $80 for a full lobster, a dozen each of oysters, clams & mussels, + 2 Bloody Mary oyster shooters, smoked salmon tartare, shrimp & tilapia ceviche & grilled octopus salad!!
  • Andreas H.
    Andreas HunzikerJanuary 16, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    During the winter you have to make reservations in the back room behind the kitchen for a cheese fondue. Cozy room decorated with a lot of original pieces from Switzerland.
  • Like A Local Guide
    Like A Local GuideFebruary 3, 2015
    This is a favorite late night dinner spot for the fashionable downtown crowd. The menu is inspired by that of an après-ski chalet, with offerings such as Raclette and Fondue. Read more
  • Sanaë L.
    Sanaë LemoineOctober 19, 2014
    The croque monsieur (with a fried egg, so a madame!), is divinely good: lathered with creamy bechamel and super crisp. Oh, and don't miss out on the rösti, as a side if you must.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MacOctober 24, 2015
    The food, service, and ambiance are on point. Lights on the ceilings are adorable, the avocado toast was divine (bread 👌🏼) and our waiter was really fun. Will definitely be back ASAP!
  • Candace C.
    Candace ChangMarch 24, 2013
    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!
  • Jason S.
    Jason SpakAugust 9, 2013
    Select is Balthazar without the hype and wait. Awesome food and beautiful people. Yes you will notice cool people sitting outside but go through the kitchen for a not so 'secret' bar and be one of em
  • Sabrina M.
    Sabrina MajeedSeptember 8, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    I normally come here brunch and get the lemon French toast but recently discovered the much chiller, cash-only speakeasy area in the back of the kitchen!
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.February 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    all time favorite. wonderful, alive, merry, and quaint. perfect for small groups of friends. order rocket salad, duck egg toast, half roasted organic chicken, spatzli with wild mushrooms, and rosti
  • Elyse E.
    Elyse EstradaDecember 3, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Summer I.
    Summer IzkovichSeptember 2, 2014
    Try the veal schnitzel with a glass of white wine recommended by your waiter, or go there for brunch and enjoy perfectly poached eggs with their succulent rösti (fried potato patties).
  • Guest of a Guest
    During the day, this Cafe is an easy SoHo spot with a European vibe. But after dark, the back area opens up into Cervantes, an oyster shack and bar. Read more
  • Natalie F.
    Natalie FreilichOctober 28, 2015
    Came in for something quick, grabbed a turkey avocado sandwich with the alpine herbal ice tea. Clean, simple but tasty - a job well done.
  • Edlin C.
    Edlin ChoiFebruary 24, 2012
    Sweet little Swiss spot. A go-to for brunch. Muesli pancakes are awesome. Seriously, awesome. You must get the pancakes. I don't care about your diet restrictions. Get them. (4 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Rafi S.
    Rafi SyedDecember 3, 2012
    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
  • Laura F.
    Laura FrankMarch 25, 2016
    I felt silly ordering "massaged kale"...but I stood corrected. Enjoyed an excelled brunch w long lost bff. Arrive early ish to snag your choice of seating.
  • Dina
    DinaApril 29, 2014
    A trendy restaurant sprinkled with hipsters and models. Much better for lunch than dinner. Food is solid, nothing amazing. Duck egg on toast is good. So is buckwheat crepe with salmon and bratwurst.
  • Dens
    DensMay 5, 2013
    For brunch, the steak and eggs with hollandaise is really something special. Solid Bloody Mary too thx to huge Spanish olives.
  • Anna O.
    Anna OhareOctober 3, 2014
    Cute little restaurant covered in fairy lights. The turkey avocado sandwich is good, with free refills on drinks. Perfect work-lunchtime spot.
  • BoozeMenus
    BoozeMenusJanuary 12, 2012
    Start with a specialty cocktail at the bar then move to the backroom for an intimate taste of something different. Order a bottle of the Petite Arvine ($73) and then go straight for the Raclette. Read more
  • Untapped Cities
    Untapped CitiesNovember 16, 2014
    Through the kitchen of this stylish Austrian eatery in Soho is a hidden room. Mimicking an Apres bar in the alps, fondue and raclette are served during the colder months. Read more
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchSeptember 16, 2015
    I love avocado, I love toast, and Cafe Select puts them together beautifully. An unpretentious SoHo café with a chic European feels is sure to please. Read more
  • CANDY @.
    CANDY @digital_sweetFebruary 7, 2012
    Great cosy Swiss themed restaurant/bar/lounge that I stumbled upon. Window seat is nice at night, book back room for a group fondue&raclette. No Amex! Only Visa/MC with $25min.
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchOctober 15, 2015
    The Bitches Say: A. An unpretentious SoHo café with a chic European feel. Don’t be afraid of unfamiliar ingredients; we recommend trying the Swiss dishes for the full experience. Read more
  • Alice N.
    Alice NamApril 26, 2016
    A cozy, pretty, local brunch spot. Ordered a seasonal menu, which was delicious. Willing to visit again in months
  • E
    EApril 24, 2015
    My go to spot for casual brunch or dinner. Love the Rosti Norwegian and Zurich Veal dishes. Don't miss the hidden bar located behind kitchen!
  • Tatiana Mross N.
    Warm atmosphere, great for small plates, coffee, and drinks. Perfect for meeting with friends on all budgets.
  • Helene E.
    Helene EdvardsenMarch 21, 2016
    Great lunch! Really nice to sit outside when sunny, best neighborhood, and really good coffee! ☕️
  • Roberto B.
    Roberto BuaMarch 19, 2015
    Get the Uovo Ticinese, simply incredible. Their coffee is also excellent, best I've had in NYC.
    GNTLMNJanuary 22, 2013
    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.
  • Amy C.
    Amy ChenFebruary 20, 2016
    The ceiling fairy lights create a dreamy atmosphere perfect for a cute brunch date. Clean eats and great company make for a delightful experience.
  • Approach Guides
    Approach GuidesMay 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Trevis D.
    Trevis Dane WimerDecember 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Mr. Benoit has done it again!!!!! FYI, his Infusions are great. Try this Cocktail out.... RED DEVIL Akvinta Organic Vodka, Thyme Infused Blood Orange Nectar, Splash of Soda
  • Philip S.
    Philip SorianoMay 17, 2013
    Ask to go to the back bar. Chill spot to grab excellent drinks in a beach bar ambiance.
  • Jeffrey G.
    Jeffrey GlueckJanuary 21, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The linzer tort with fresh cream and almond sorbet. Yum.
  • Joey N.
    Joey NgSeptember 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Grouper
    GrouperFebruary 11, 2014
    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!
  • Fiona
    FionaSeptember 17, 2014
    The duck egg toast and Zurich veal are very good! Summer bruschetta was hit or miss. Their banquettes/booths were nice and comfortable.
  • Lisa P.
    Lisa PascalNovember 19, 2015
    Lovely, busy vibe.Ricotta fritters are delicious and the burger too. They don't do fries though, burger comes with chips... ???
  • benjamin w.
    benjamin whiteSeptember 28, 2013
    Great breakfast option when Balthazar is packed ... get the rosti! Also the chicken schnitzel for lunch or dinner is top!
  • Denise C.
    Denise CheungJuly 22, 2013
    If you are a pascaterian, try the spatzli with wild mushroom or the linguine with Manila clams. They both taste really good.
  • Elise M.
    Charming atmosphere with Christmas lights hung from the ceiling. The truffle risotto was too good to pass up and it did not disappoint.
  • Melissa R.
    Melissa RosenthalDecember 21, 2014
    Excellent brunch spot. Highly recommend the bresaola and arugula salad
  • Morgan P.
    Morgan PolotanSeptember 11
    Been here 5+ times
    There is a cool private room in the back of you want to get away from the noise.
  • Kelsey L.
    Kelsey LeeMay 3, 2015
    Awesome fondue bar in back, but great place to grab a bite and (if it's World Cup season) catch a game.
  • Rollin L.
    Rollin LeeJuly 16, 2015
    Vongole is nice and the coffee for to go in the morning is great. Makes me feel like I am going to work in Paris.
  • Tracie L.
    Tracie LeeMarch 22, 2013
    good burger if you're in the area. well seasoned. tends to be on the done side. but don't bother with the extra sauces, mustard will do.
  • Karl W.
    Karl With A "K"December 11, 2015
    The truffle burger is amazing and flavorful!
  • Chris E.
    Chris EvansNovember 10, 2014
    Really cute spot with some nice brunch specials. The lobster bacon club was really tasty without being too filling.
  • Juan H.
    Juan HernandezMarch 21, 2016
    Great brunch! The Croque Monsieur is delicious had it with the French toast and Bloody Marys all great
  • Lawrence L.
    Lawrence LenihanMay 16, 2012
    Great schnitzel (but of course), lobster bisque. Would love a better, regional wine list. (3 of 4 petals via Fondu) Read more
  • Rory P.
    Rory ParnessMay 14, 2015
    For breakfast, go for the Rösti Norwegian. It's lox on top of a latke. It's like having Hanukkah all year round!
  • Kmart Fashion
    Kmart FashionDecember 2, 2011
    One word. Fondue. Our tip: Book a table in the back and get your friends together to enjoy this fun, Swiss tradition.
  • Emily K.
    Emily KaneDecember 20, 2015
    Breakfast is served until 5pm. 🙌🏼You would be a fool to not get some form of rösti.
  • Heather F.
    Heather FinkJune 25, 2011
    back room bar has great vibe, chill atmosphere, good music, hearty poor on the wine, love it. access by walking through kitchen
  • Kira R.
    Kira RochaNovember 14, 2011
    The veal sausage is very tender and palm hearts salad is simple and delish. I'm coming back for dinner to try fondue
  • James R.
    James RuthSeptember 15, 2013
    Get the Mediterranean plate, but leave room! The two olives they give you might just fill you up!
  • Rafi S.
    Rafi SyedDecember 3, 2012
    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.
  • Max T.
    Max ThomasAugust 17, 2013
    Lobster club sandwich with bacon and avocado. Yes - it's really yummy.
  • Amen
    AmenFebruary 28, 2012
    One of the best cosy Swiss themed Cafes located in SoHo. Great for a mini private Fondu get together!
  • Nicole L.
    Nicole LisaAugust 15, 2015
    The coffee is probably the most tasty I've had in New York and the avocado toast was delicious!
  • Deirdre S.
    Deirdre SullivanJanuary 16, 2010
    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
  • Crystal W.
    Crystal WardMay 23, 2016
    Rosti Norwegian, Different yet Delicious 😗
  • Aya F.
    Aya FAugust 9, 2016
    Reserve the back bar in advance and you'll get an uber private@space w/ awesome bar tenders✌🏽️
  • Nathalie N.
    Nathalie NareauJune 18, 2014
    Great Arnold Palmers, the hidden cave with seating for three or four offers more intimacy.
  • Yoni B.
    Yoni BlochJuly 19, 2015
    great truffle burger. Order medium rare.
  • Jeni B.
    Jeni BulcockJune 9, 2013
    Get the 'home made granola' for breakfast, it's on the starters menu, but is the perfect size.
  • Paula
    PaulaSeptember 19, 2015
    Avocado toast is very tasty. Friendly staff (even the chef!!). Cool decor, Swiss inspired.
  • Dana L.
    Dana LeeAugust 27, 2015
    Salads are great. It's one of those places where it's pretty good food but you go mainly for the atmosphere.
  • Geoffroy B.
    Geoffroy BablonApril 24, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Chocolate fondue with a glass of Cabernet and a few friends. This is how you do it.
  • Yesbelt F.
    Yesbelt FernandezAugust 8, 2014
    Great place for people watching and it has a cute room in the back past the kitchen.
  • CJN
    CJNJanuary 31
    Been here 5+ times
    Service at breakfast is laughably bad. But dinner in winter can be cozy and hearty. And I agree with Veda on the Gruner.
  • Loisaida Sam S.
    Loisaida Sam SandbergJanuary 20, 2014
    Get the Croque Madamme (Croque Monsier + egg, on their menu) - mind blown!
  • Wesley V.
    Wesley VerhoeveJuly 3, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    My favorite special ever: cold chicken breast with caper/tomato vinaigrette vegetable cous cous
  • pablco
    pablcoDecember 8, 2014
    good for a late dinner and at 11 go through the kitchen to the bar room
  • Kathryn P.
    Kathryn PhillipsMarch 23, 2015
    Amazing Croque Monsieur with the fried egg! Great coffee and nice atmosphere too
  • Elias M.
    This is the place to BE in NYC (+ try the speakeasy bar). Loved it!
  • Abigail A.
    Abigail ArgersingerAugust 21, 2016
    An authentic Swiss cafe. Highly recommend their smoked salmon brunch dish.
  • Loren
    LorenSeptember 20, 2014
    Brunch was pretty good, fun casual euro vibe and easy to et a table.
  • Sam G.
    Sam GrossbergMay 23, 2016
    Get the Rosti: smoked salmon on a potato pancake.
  • Ghostly International
    The Croque Madame is one of the finest in the city. Healthy portions, highly addictive. Stumptown coffee too!
  • Erin P.
    Erin PettigrewMarch 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    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!
  • inna k.
    inna katsJanuary 10, 2013
    The hot toddies are the shit! lemon instead of apple and clove instead of cinnamon stick, makes all the difference
  • Saba N.
    Saba NekoDecember 1, 2016
    Brunch - food, service, and atmosphere great, plus they take reservations!
  • Brooklyn L.
    Brooklyn LiverOctober 22, 2013
    Burgers are awesome. Strudel, old fashioned , serving... Everything is great
  • Luke
    LukeJuly 4, 2016
    Good for a simple breakfast, well prepared. Evenings and weekends draw a crowd
  • Sanjyot
    SanjyotJanuary 4, 2014
    Chicken Schnitzel here is thin but deliciously crispy. Just the right amount of fried. Not at all oily.
  • Andy S.
    Andy StevensOctober 7, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    #protip ask for two fried eggs on top of your rösti for the ultimate brunch treat
  • JC M.
    JC MedinaDecember 9, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place to hold meetings in the SoHo area. Acceptable noise levels and great drinks.
  • Rollin L.
    Rollin LeeJuly 16, 2015
    Vongole is tasty. But the atmosphere is tasty. It does get loud at night though.
  • Dave C.
    Dave CFebruary 27, 2015
    Everyone around us was ordering some eggplant chips or something. Wish we had ordered it too.
  • Sumeet S.
    Sumeet ShahJanuary 11, 2014
    One of those places I would trek down to for a coffee, a seat, and everything I have to read.
  • Michael 🍷 E.
    Michael 🍷 ElmgreenOctober 19, 2014
    Oh! It's swiss. Try the caotina swiss chocolate milk.
  • Sally Y.
    Sally YoonJune 1, 2012
    chicken schnitzel, buckwheat crepes with smoked salmon, rosti (swiss hash browns)
  • Pierre v.
    Pierre van MedgeAugust 24, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    They have Chasselas, a light and dry white wine from French-speaking Switzerland. Try it!
  • Monti B.
    Monti BrayDecember 13, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious (house made) turkey avocado sandwich.
  • Ali R.
    Ali RoseMay 15, 2015
    Always get the soup du jour & kale salad. #healthyeats #glutenfree
  • Trevis D.
    Trevis Dane WimerAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the PALM B***H 12 Cocktail. DeliciousAkvinta Organic Vodka, Grilled Watermelon, Basil Caviar
  • Lisa C.
    Lisa CohenAugust 1, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this place, waiters are always nice and the food is great !
  • Jennifer R.
    Jennifer RectorDecember 4, 2011
    White truffle oil fondue, yum. But the appetizer size is bigger than you'd think.
  • Dan F.
    Dan FleischerFebruary 15, 2015
    Good funky cafe vibe with music. Great anytime stop for a drink or bite
  • Sarah S.
    Sarah SpagnoloOctober 13, 2015
    Sit facing into the restaurant, not looking at the wall. Who wants to miss the excellent people watching?
  • Kim L.
    Kim LubanMarch 26, 2011
    If you like veal and heavy cream, the Zurich Veal is somewhere beyond amazing. A must try.
  • Ethan T.
    Ethan TurkeltaubJune 13, 2015
    Lobster bacon club and the polenta are both great.
  • Emily W.
    Emily WarrenMarch 25, 2015
    Charming, lively, perfect for a late bite. Get the steak.
  • Hugh
    HughMay 7, 2011
    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
  • Cheryl J.
    Cheryl JasperMarch 29, 2014
    Authentic Swiss fondue. Get the traditional version.
  • Anuj M.
    Great spot for sidewalk drinks in the shade.
  • Xavier
    XavierJune 13, 2016
    Not very cheap but the risotto worth it!
  • Berk K.
    Berk KapiciogluJune 10, 2016
    Cute Swiss restaurant. I usually get the schnitzel.
  • Food Republic
    Food RepublicJune 4, 2012
    Sit outside for the unmatched people watching and sneak in the back room for evening cocktails.
  • Erin N.
    Erin NNovember 21, 2014
    Kale Salad (Brunch only) and Octopus Salad (Dinner only)
  • sara a.
    sara amaSeptember 29, 2016
    turkey sandwich and burata are good, DO NOT ORDER THE schnitzel frozen and reheated😓
  • Kayleigh H.
    Kayleigh HarringtonNovember 12, 2016
    Trendy spot but the brunch service is slow and the food was cold. Maybe just go for drinks...
  • Anita M.
    Anita MooreDecember 23, 2014
    Come for the fondue. Stay for the mulled wine.
  • Radairis D.
    Radairis DiazSeptember 3
    Went here for dinner and I wasn't too crazy about this spot. food was overpriced and the quality was average. Not worth spending $$$ if it's not a 5 star meal. I had the Chicken Saltimbocca.
  • Emily W.
    Emily WilsonSeptember 6, 2016
    For lunch, the arugula and bresaola salad hits the spot.
  • The Family Records
    The Family RecordsJune 28, 2011
    Our very own Lauren has held the mayoral title here from time to time. Try the Croque Madame!
  • Betsy D.
    Betsy DavisJanuary 10, 2011
    Go for the fondue: stay for the Kirsch. Add a cupful to your pot of fondue to really feel the Swiss-German tradition. Hau' weg das Zeug!
  • Jan K.
    Jan KoelbleJanuary 17
    Zurich Veal all year - Cheese Fondue in the winter!
  • pc y.
    pc youngJuly 27, 2011
    Not as crazy busy, even on a weekend night, as other places nearby. Loved the low-key vibe.
  • Ben M.
    Ben MackeyJune 9, 2013
    Burnt coffee is bad. Go for the granola - it is amazingly good.
  • Clarissa B.
    Clarissa BlancoAugust 9, 2013
    Lemon French toast. Do it.
  • Justin D.
    Justin DickinsonSeptember 28, 2016
    Trendy spot for taking a date or a meeting.
  • Lafayette 148 New York
    Fun atmosphere and outside seating for a relaxing summer lunch.
  • Zack P.
    Zack PApril 3, 2012
    there's a unmarked door that goes thru the kitchen to the speakeasy in the back.
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableMay 2, 2012
    Head to the back room for a fondue made with Gruyère, Appenzeller and Raclette. Read more
  • Jordan G.
    Jordan GrundmanNovember 22, 2015
    Rosti=really good. Pancakes=really good. Overall=really good.
  • Bill O.
    Bill O'LearyAugust 7, 2016
    Greatest people watching perch at the front tables.
  • Jenna W.
    Jenna Wortham June 23, 2010
    Order the World Cup cocktail if they have it! Fresh blackberry purée and rhubarb bitters = gooooal!
  • Andy S.
    Andy StevensSeptember 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the bratwurst with a fried egg on top for the ultimate hangover busting fruhstuck!
  • Kelly A.
    Kelly AMarch 14, 2016
    Loved the hidden bar. Look forward to coming back here.
  • Alejandra G.
    Alejandra Galindo CureDecember 23, 2016
    Great spot; and people! Recommended
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel LatorreOctober 23, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    If Cervantes is at the bar, just ask him to make you a special. His Little Branch magic will treat you well.
  • Taylor W.
    Taylor WaltmonMarch 16, 2014
    The mussels are the best. They are huge!
  • Keilon L.
    Keilon LawrenceApril 23, 2014
    The French toast is a delicious choice for breakfast...I highly recommend it.
  • Lynn B.
    Lynn BJuly 19, 2013
    NO AMEX! $25 min on CREDIT CARDS! Nice atmosphere.
  • Robert B.
    Robert B.October 15, 2011
    Good morning Swiss 75! Grilled hanger steak & eggs, with sideorder of rosti, YUM!!
  • Kate R.
    Kate R.April 21, 2013
    Delicious coffee. Step in for some special swiss treats.
  • Agatha Y.
    Agatha YuDecember 10, 2014
    If you dislike dry fruits, don't order the granola
  • laura y.
    laura yAugust 8, 2014
    The atmosphere is great but the food is always overly salty. 😞
  • Sanaë L.
    Sanaë LemoineNovember 16, 2014
    Put an egg on your croque madame and never look back
  • Pamela C.
    Pamela CastilloAugust 8, 2014
    Lovely spot for breakfast or lunch meetings.
  • Wesley V.
    Wesley VerhoeveMarch 8, 2014
    Been here 100+ times
    Great place for day time meetings in SoHo.
  • Van C.
    Van CorsaDecember 4, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Order the Swiss "ski-vasser" cocktail at Cafe Select and check out the backroom bar open late Thursdays and Fridays.
  • Sonia C.
    Sonia ChiuJanuary 14, 2012
    The smoked salmon crepe was delicious but not as filling as the other selections on the menu.
  • Krystle M.
    Krystle MobayeniDecember 8, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Stay away from the Muesli, just a bunch of melons in chunky milk. Lots of better things on the menu!
  • Kate M.
    Kate MalayMarch 22, 2010
    Go for brunch. Order the egg dish over polenta. Tell me that is not the best polenta of your life.
  • Cheeky M.
    Cheeky MonkeyOctober 28, 2011
    Cheese & charcuterie is AMAZING... bring a friend to share with
  • Eddie B.
    Eddie BFebruary 18, 2011
    Currently my favorite latte in the city. Reasonable price & gorgeous
  • Erica
    EricaOctober 6, 2012
    Sit in the back beyond the kitchen. Say hi to Benoit.
  • Jennifer 8. L.
    Jennifer 8. LeeFebruary 7, 2010
    Secret duplex back room for parties through the kitchen. Great vibe.
  • Claudia M.
    Claudia MoraOctober 23, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Schnitzel definitely!! And the strudel!
  • Frankie
    FrankieMarch 12, 2013
    The toblerone mousse is amazing!
  • Ru L.
    Ru LuAugust 18, 2014
    The marinated beets salad was excellent.
  • angela g.
    angela gaylorOctober 12, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Only place in NYC that serves Rivella!! Enough said!
  • Claire S.
    Claire S.July 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Solid brunch and rarely a wait.
  • Madm F.
    Madm FiaJune 6, 2016
    The led lights on the ceiling.
  • Alara
    AlaraMarch 4, 2016
    Amazing fondue & toblerone mousse!!!
  • Charlie S.
    Charlie SneathAugust 16, 2011
    Walk straight through the kitchen to a little bar in the back.
  • Ryan A.
    Ryan AmbsMarch 15, 2015
    Had the fried zucchini and Zurich veal. Both were good but maybe a bit overpriced.
  • stephiedoo
    stephiedooDecember 23, 2015
    Cheese fondues and mulled wine?!? Let me live here.
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchDecember 9, 2015
    Voted Best Service of 2015 by Bitches Who Brunch. Read more
  • Paula P.
    Paula PVJuly 8, 2013
    Nice cevice! Nice lobster salad!!
  • naveen
    naveenSeptember 23, 2009
    Been here 50+ times
    sit by the bar/window during the day. at night, walk through the kitchen, out the back door and hang in the patio
  • Josef P.
    Josef PfeifferOctober 10, 2014
    Bone marrow is very good here.
  • Setareh S.
    Setareh SaidiJune 10, 2016
    Delicious pancakes
  • Brian K.
    Brian KarfunkelJuly 18, 2014
    Schnitzel sandwich is very good!
  • Alesha G.
    Alesha Goplin-DyNovember 4, 2016
    Best Bloody Mary's - in my opinion.
  • Candace C.
    Candace ChangApril 5, 2013
    Super cute and fantastic chai
  • Malcolm O.
    Malcolm OngJuly 19, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Chicken Schnitzel + Ovomaltine (hot). Superb.
  • John B.
    John BachirFebruary 3, 2016
    Ricotta fritters: good.
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥
    Phoenix 💥💥💥November 7, 2014
    Great for a quick bite!
  • JewelMint
    JewelMintMay 25, 2011
    Enjoy a delish late dinner and then head back to the secret room through the kitchen after 11p!
  • Patricia N.
    Patricia NogueiraFebruary 18, 2012
    sensational poched eggs with salmon.
  • Sonia G.
    Sonia GrobmanMarch 8, 2016
    Great burger
  • Dwight S.
    Dwight SamuelsJune 12, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Sit outside and watch the city go by
  • Bollare
    BollareMarch 23, 2011
    head through the kitchen into the back room for a cozy cocktail.
  • Steve P.
    Steve PoppeFebruary 5, 2010
    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.
  • Marion P.
    Marion PMarch 30, 2014
    Love the mussels !!!
  • Edwin C.
    Edwin ChongJuly 29, 2009
    the duck confit "appetizer" is a great deal and super tasty... a nice light meal for under $10
  • Elie H.
    Elie HirschfeldApril 8, 2016
    Love their Croque Monsieur!
  • Thomas R.
    Thomas RichterFebruary 14, 2015
    Cocktails & Coffee
  • Eva
    EvaJanuary 8, 2012
    Love to sit outside and people watch.
  • Zack B.
    Zack BeattyDecember 15, 2012
    They brew Stumptown Coffee.
  • Carla
    CarlaApril 17, 2013
    The risotto is GREAT!!
  • Alex L.
    Alex LivingstonJuly 13, 2012
    Lobster BLT is the bomb
  • Matt R.
    Matt RubinJanuary 16, 2014
    Quinoa salad add chicken.
  • Holly F.
    Holly FitzgibbonJune 18, 2016
    oysters and truffle burger!
  • Sarah K.
    Sarah KlineMarch 23, 2013
    Don't worry, you will get used to the cheesy smell.
  • Lydia K.
    Lydia KDecember 10, 2010
    Way too drafty,had to wear my coat inside. Long wait for food. Red wine was served cold, the claimed they wanted to avoid it getting old. Vegetarian options very limited. Service was good tho
  • OngAndrew 翁.
    OngAndrew 翁July 31, 2015
  • Heather P.
    Heather ParkApril 19, 2015
    Weird tension between the wait staff. Not a happy bunch, and it shows in the service.
  • DoubleDeuce
    DoubleDeuceAugust 15, 2014
    Free refills on the coffee!
  • Kervins V.
    Kervins ValcourtJanuary 15, 2014
    Love the turkey and avcado
  • Matthew L.
    Matthew LuceroJuly 11, 2012
    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.
  • Dancing B.
    Dancing BurningmanMarch 25, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Rösti and Fondue!
  • Levi M.
    Levi McCallumMarch 19, 2013
    Careful! There's a ridiculous $25 minimum on credit cards.
  • Mike H.
    Mike HopkinsJuly 12, 2015
    Get the schnitzel!
  • Michelle W.
    Decor is super cute but the food was just ok, and pricey.
  • Veda P.
    Veda PartaloMarch 18, 2014
    The grüner. Every time.
  • Nicolette R.
    Nicolette RomeroSeptember 18, 2015
    Love the twinkle lights!
  • Anne-Marie H.
    Anne-Marie HaydenApril 11, 2015
    Avocado toast!! :)
  • Nick H.
    Nick HallamMarch 30, 2016
    Great for dinner
  • Richard P.
    Richard PorterFebruary 23, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The bartender is awesome!!!!
  • Jamie O.
    Jamie OrtegaJune 13, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Best place in the world.
  • angelo w.
    angelo wAugust 31, 2010
    Drink at the front until the back room opens. Late night drinking in the back.
  • Jackie H.
    Jackie HunterJanuary 29, 2012
    Rosti is amazing!!!!
  • CANDY @.
    CANDY @digital_sweetApril 13, 2012
    Bratwurst & Rösti :-)
  • Joelle B.
    Joelle BApril 5, 2015
    killer pancakes!!!
  • Paul S.
    Paul SteketeeFebruary 23, 2010
    The bone marrow is affordable and of the hookz.
  • Florencia 🦄 H.
    Florencia 🦄 HorowitzFebruary 18, 2016
    Nice and cozy place. Bad service.
  • Trevor K.
    Lobster BLT
  • Valentina M.
    Valentina MonteFebruary 14, 2015
    spaetzle 😋
  • Ken B.
    Ken BergerAugust 3, 2013
    Yum. Haloumi.
  • Michelle P.
    Michelle Poler2 weeks ago
    Overpriced food that tastes worst than in other places. Sorry. And don’t say brioche when you mean english muffin, it’s not the same.
  • Andrew J. L.
    Andrew J. LeVineSeptember 19, 2014
    bar in the back
  • Valentin G.
    Valentin GuerinJune 4, 2016
    Enjoy the terrasse!
  • Hyder A.
    Hyder AlikhanMarch 23, 2015
  • Alexx M.
    Alexx MilesFebruary 6, 2014
    Few places I'd ever like to be.
  • Raul R.
    Raul RomeroDecember 11, 2011
    Nice place... Nice staff, food is OK, not great...
  • Kali G.
    Kali GoodwinApril 16, 2010
    Please do yourself a favor and get the hanger steak...
  • Rachel P.
    Rachel PuckettApril 23, 2012
    Twinkle lights. Enough said.
  • Christoph W.
    Christoph WernliJanuary 6, 2016
    Rivella and Hobelchäs
  • Suzanne W.
    Suzanne WeinstockJanuary 2, 2010
    Make sure Benoit makes your drinks. Amazing.
  • Rob B.
    Rob BaumgartnerDecember 31, 2015
  • Maria S.
    Maria SimoneJuly 14, 2012
    Takes forever to get your food!!!
  • Lauren
    LaurenApril 11, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    The bread here is THE ONE.
  • Alli
    AlliApril 8, 2009
    they open up the back room at 11pm for late night boozin. ps-everything here is swiss
  • lukus E.
    lukus EichmannMarch 4, 2010
    have a drink in the back through the kitchen.
  • Danny V.
    Danny VenezioJune 25, 2014
    Don't come here in a hurry, food takes forever
  • Susannah V.
    Susannah VilaMarch 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    This place doesn't give out the password to their Internet. Liz-ame.
  • Kris G.
    Kris GoojhaSeptember 1, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    grab an espresso and participate in the best people watching in NY
  • Taylor C.
    Taylor ClarkFebruary 28, 2011
    Kitchen is closed 5-6pm
  • Jonathan E.
    Jonathan EllisFebruary 7, 2010
    Secret duplex back room through the kitchen.
  • Rachel N.
    Rachel NashAugust 7, 2010
    Best pancakes ever
  • Andrea R.
    Andrea RosenOctober 31, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Hungover at work? Two words: croque monsieur.
  • Adam M.
    Adam MarinelliJuly 19, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    2 for one drinks 5-7!!
  • Devon
    DevonOctober 21, 2009
    Damn NYT write up has the back closed for a few weeks
  • Steve P.
    Steve PoppeFebruary 1, 2010
    Coffee with a friend-to-be.
  • Rick H.
    Rick HNovember 29, 2009
    breakfast is quite disappointing
  • Anna F.
    Anna FrenkelMay 11, 2011
    Oysters are bland. Meh.
  • Andrew D.
    Andrew D.August 25, 2014
    Bratwurst and Rosti used to be good
  • Amy W.
    Amy WilsonJanuary 31, 2016
    Ordered flat white, got a latte. Ordered eggs on toast came covered in mushrooms that I don't eat. Now my partner eating I'm not. Oh and "prosciutto" just cheap ham. Awful brunch.
  • Leo S.
    Leo SkvirskiyNovember 30, 2014
    Ничего не могу сказать о заведении, но однажды напоил здесь двух несовершеннолетних (по американским законам) девушек, которые в последствии предлагали мне секс втроем. Вердикт: прекрасное место.
  • Nora A.
    Nora AdameOctober 30, 2016
    El Salmón con la base de hashbrown buenísimo!!
  • Beatriz G.
    Beatriz Garriga RamosJanuary 25, 2015
    Brunch, es un lugar muy romántico
  • Anna K.
    Anna KolesovaMarch 4, 2015
    какой красивый бармен о май гад
  • Florencia 🦄 H.
    Florencia 🦄 HorowitzFebruary 18, 2016
    💡💡💡 lights !
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