Le Grainne Cafe

Le Grainne Cafe

183 9th Ave (at W 21st St.), New York, NY 10011, United States
Hours:
Open until Midnight (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 8:00 AM–Midnight
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
8.6/10

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  • Mary Ann P.

    I eat here quite often with colleagues as we work close by. Excellent food, great service, and all around lovely atmosphere. Feel like I'm back in a tiny, off the main road restaurant in France every

    Mary Ann Porch · January 7, 2010
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  • Lizzie S.

    Le Grainne Cafe, 21st Street and 9th Ave. Best NY Creperie yet. Even the French one in the group agreed!

    Lizzie Shupak · October 31, 2009
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  • Agata S.

    If you manage to get a table next to the window and squint really hard you will almost be in Paris...

    Agata Seidel · February 15, 2010
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  • Tim V.

    An honest French joint, warm, homey, and unpretentious. A savory crépe w mesclun for under $10 = one of Chelsea's better brunch or dinner values. Bonus: atmosphere & peoplewatching.

    Tim Vetter · December 27, 2009
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  • Jaclyn C.

    Saumon fume is fantastic

    Jaclyn Cohen · February 20, 2010
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  • @JaumePrimero

    The nutella crepe was a Sunday afternoon staple for years!! Lovely french cafe where you could literally spend an afternoon reading the paper and enjoying the menu.

    @JaumePrimero · November 16, 2011
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  • Rob K.

    If you're solo this place is friendly and keeps a great one-seat table. Left of the door, It has best view of the room & the street. Flaneur, flaunt your inner Flaubert!

    Rob Kelley · July 2, 2009
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  • Michael J.D. W.

    Cute artsy café in Chelsea. Order a mouth-watering crepe - you won't regret it!

    Michael J.D. Warner · December 16, 2011
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  • Cameron P.

    Delicious cafe au lait and the crepes are unbelievable!

    Cameron Parker · August 8, 2010
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  • ɐuǝlǝ ʞ.

    Food is always amazing and tasty. I bring everyone! Cozy and intimate like a real french bistro. Overall great for an intimate casual dinner or for a brunch.

    ɐuǝlǝ ʞ · August 12, 2014
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  • Jessica R.

    Best French cafe in the globe, or at least West Chelsea. Don't let uncomfortable chairs deter you. Amazing omelets, beautiful crepes and great staff. And if you wait long enough you may even see me.

    Jessica Randazza · February 12, 2013
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  • Donovan R.

    A trip here is worth it. The food, service and atmosphere are impeccable.

    Donovan Rodriques · April 15, 2012
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  • Usman S.

    Great food.

    Usman Sheikh · September 25, 2010
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  • Albert W.

    Best crepes in New York City!

    Albert Wenger · September 24, 2013
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  • Carla B.

    Best nutella crepe EVER!

    Carla Bonnet · December 26, 2012
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  • Don F.

    As a French onion soup aficionado, Le Grainne is tops in the city, followed by Cafe Henri, Le Bonne Soupe, and Tout va Bien, in that order.

    Don Flanders · May 15, 2012
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  • Ping L.

    Came here while back. Lovely atmosphere. Gets really busy though.

    Ping Lin · April 10, 2011
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  • Chris C.

    Awesome Crepes

    Chris Chobes · October 19, 2010
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  • Ryan M.

    Get the confiture crepe with apricot jam, à la mode. So delicious. Also, the La Danielle crepe was super good.

    Ryan Martinsen · July 19, 2010
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  • Stephen S.

    They have good newspaper/mag rack

    Stephen Smyth · February 25, 2010
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  • Nirav S.

    Fruit crepe is excellent, def try the chocolate croissant too! Be ready to be cramped

    Nirav Shelat · February 1, 2010
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  • Yelimar R.

    The carrot ginger soup and the crepes where delicious! In full frenchie style they let us have a lengthy convo post meal without kicking us out with the check.

    Yelimar Rodriguez · October 5, 2014
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  • Danny H.

    The service isn't great, but the food and ambiance are top notch.

    Danny Hertz · September 9, 2014
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  • Nicky K.

    They're known for their brunch but the dinner is so underrated. Jasmine curry shrimp!

    Nicky K. · April 30, 2014
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  • Stephen M.

    Thankfully, the delicious food and warm atmosphere made up for the severely lacking service. Only go if you have an hour and a half to spare and don't mind dirty glasses.

    Stephen Mlinarcik · March 30, 2014
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  • Chetta

    Delicious crepes, terrible service. Two tables that were seated after us were served and on their way before we got our meal.

    Chetta · March 30, 2014
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  • Chris P.

    Crepes are amazing. Nice service, friendly people, little tight but very euro-cafe feeling. Highly recommend for brunch - enjoy the atmosphere and food very much.

    Chris Policino · January 21, 2014
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  • Jessica R.

    Without a doubt one of my favorite places in NYC and consequentially the whole world. Come in early for a quite start over a perfect omelette and greens. And ask for Maria, you won't regret it.

    Jessica Randazza · August 17, 2013
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  • Martin T.

    You can usually catch Ethan Hawke here in the mornings during the week.

    Martin Torres · November 14, 2012
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  • Eliza K.

    The food is delicious, and they have fun ice cream flavors. Beware: Wine is very expensive considering the super small pour and low quality.

    Eliza K · September 9, 2012
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  • Juyeon L.

    PLEASE get the coconut curry shrimp entree. Just do it, and thank me later. :) but only get it if you like curry!

    Juyeon Lee · July 10, 2012
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  • Suresh

    Goat cheese & rosemary crepe.

    Suresh · April 20, 2012
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  • Spencer W.

    the merguez sandwich is absurdly delicious

    Spencer Walle · January 30, 2011
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  • tovenusandback

    Best nutella banana crepes. Evah.

    tovenusandback · June 20, 2010
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  • Murtada E.

    One of the best places in the city for weekend brunch

    Murtada Elfadl · April 10, 2010
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  • Noah

    Order the almond croissant! You won't be disappointed!

    Noah · November 26, 2009
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  • Daawnii

    French onion soup... Full of cheese. Awesome.

    Daawnii · January 22
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  • Rory P.

    Chocolate croissants are the best I've had since Paris. Make sure you ask them to warm it up, makes it that much better

    Rory Parness · December 18, 2014
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  • miles l.

    French toast!!

    miles lennon · November 22, 2014
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  • Dan G.

    Really enjoyed the breakfast omelette. Good ingredients and well prepared.

    Dan Goldin · October 2, 2014
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  • Sonny D.

    you can forgive yourself if the moment you step in, you instantly feel like you're in a traditional parisian bistro and want to exclaim oooh la la! (please don't)

    Sonny Datoy · September 9, 2014
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  • Cheryl

    Charming Parisian cafe in Chelsea that serves delicious savory crepes. The French onion soup is perfectly gooey and rich.

    Cheryl · August 26, 2014
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  • peter N.

    Great crepes. And salads. A real French simple bistro. And it's across from Billy's

    peter Nicholson · August 21, 2014
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  • Zoya W.

    Amazing French onion soup!

    Zoya Wang · May 4, 2014
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  • Dunja L.

    The only cheap + non-pretentious place in the area.

    Dunja Lazic · March 21, 2014
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  • Sebastian W.

    Service is generally atrocious but the food is good

    Sebastian White · February 20, 2014
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  • miles l.

    Whatever happens male sure you get ratatouille

    miles lennon · November 2, 2013
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  • Leslie T.

    One of the female servers was whack at the very end - beware of the snooty brunette w/ponytail. Otherwise the turkey, ratatouille & goat cheese crêpe was amazing! SO much goat cheese!

    Leslie T · August 21, 2013
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  • Sumit D.

    Salmon crepe was delicious

    Sumit Darji · July 20, 2013
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  • Dups

    A tous les Belges/Français en mal de nourriture "européenne", je vous le recommande vivement !!

    Dups · April 5, 2014
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