Sidewalk Cafe

94 Avenue A (at E 6th St), New York, NY 10009
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People tend to check in during these times:

  • Today
    • 10:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Mon
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Wed–Thu
    • 6:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 4:00 PM–2:00 AM
  • Sat
    • 11:00 AM–1:00 AM
$ $ $ $
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:

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People talk about:

  • "Sidewalk Burger with BBQ Pulled Pork...mmmmm..." (6 tips)
  • "Their legendary Monday open mic has hosted a slew of now famous artists!..." (2 tips)
  • "... mediocre but get the spiked milkshakes. I highly recommend the White Russian." (4 tips)
  • Songza Music

    On Monday nights, The Sidewalk Cafe hosts NYC's most prestigious Open Mic Night where folks like Jeff Buckley and Beck got their start.

    Songza Music · September 27, 2013
  • Jennifer L.

    Go to their next wizard rock concert or any concert where someone who you've never heard if is playing. Make sure to go during happy hour.

    Jennifer L. · January 2, 2010
  • :justin

    $20 all you can drink brunch :)

    :justin · January 8, 2012
  • Richard V.

    The best source of free live music in the east village.

    Richard V. · September 16, 2010
  • Andrew B.

    The walls sure could use a good sandin' but them handholds are varnished quite nice.

    Andrew B. · October 13, 2012
  • t m.

    Best burgers in NYC or maybe anywhere. Hands down.

    t m. · August 23, 2011
  • Bullfrog & Baum

    Sidewalk Cafe is a great spot any time of day- lunch, happy hour, or night life! Check in often for deals, like 2 for 1 drinks and other specials.

    Bullfrog & Baum · September 13, 2011
  • Brian T.

    truffle mac & cheese rocks!

    Brian T. · July 19, 2009
  • Josh

    They allow babies to be changed behind the bar and have children's concerts in the back room.

    Josh · March 23, 2013
  • Brion R.

    try the nachos... especially when someone leave them behind, unfinished. delicious... and free. :)

    Brion R. · September 27, 2011
  • Lucas R.

    Horrible! DO NOT COME HERE... food is bad and it took 40 minutes to get a fuckin salad

    Lucas R. · August 16, 2011
  • The Local East Village

    The new consulting chef Felipe Donnelly of the pop-up series Worth Kitchen kept the open-face tuna melt and a version of the Israeli-style schnitzel, but eliminated some of the fried items. Read more

    The Local East Village · August 14, 2011
  • The Family Records

    Their legendary Monday open mic has hosted a slew of now famous artists! The Undisputed Heavyweights played their first show here, which lead to the first Family release. Try the Sweet potato fries!

    The Family Records · June 28, 2011
  • Matt R.

    Sidewalk Burger with BBQ Pulled Pork...mmmmm...

    Matt R. · April 30, 2009
  • Geoffroy B.

    Going to use the men's bathroom downstairs? Shh, there might be an open mic event in the back by the stairs, don't interrupt!

    Geoffroy B. · February 24
  • Songza Music

    On Monday nights, The Sidewalk Cafe hosts NYC's most prestigious Open Mic Night where folks like Jeff Buckley and Beck got their start.

    Songza Music · September 27, 2013
  • Alyssa M.

    Check the chalkboards. Their waitresses don't know what's on tap nor what their house wine is!

    Alyssa M. · July 20, 2013
  • Corey

    The Sidewalk Burger is amazing

    Corey · April 1, 2013
  • Emmi H.

    Best burger I've ever had in my life side walk burger Yerm!

    Emmi H. · March 17, 2013
  • Wednesday N.

    Get the table at the front & enjoy LES

    Wednesday N. · March 8, 2013
  • Eddie K.

    The Sidewalk burger is so yummily!

    Eddie K. · February 19, 2013
  • Barton L.

    Always amazing. My old band played here several times and this was my first time doing the Monday open mic. If you check in on foursquare you get a free soda or beer!

    Barton L. · January 29, 2013
  • Luis S.

    Skip the bar and go straight to the back stage for the best live music in the East Village

    Luis S. · January 27, 2013
  • Dale W.

    Worst service of any restaurant I've been to. Save yourself the trouble.

    Dale W. · November 11, 2012
  • Christine P.

    Great food, not so great service.

    Christine P. · September 15, 2012
  • Karen R.

    Frozen pink margs are the best

    Karen R. · May 28, 2012
  • Keith M.

    I've always wondered what it was like to eat a mans ass

    Keith M. · April 23, 2012
  • Amy G.

    Fried Calamari here is AMAZING.

    Amy G. · March 7, 2012
  • Haley G.

    Frozen pink margarita & chocolate chip pancakes with almond butter!!!

    Haley G. · February 1, 2012
  • Jen L.

    Not impressed with the changes they've made to the menu and atmosphere.

    Jen L. · January 14, 2012
  • nat e.

    tragically understaffed- expect to wait a long time

    nat e. · December 31, 2011
  • Jason L.

    Terrible service during show get drinks yourself if you want more than a drink in an hour

    Jason L. · December 9, 2011
  • Kristin D.

    Awesome food and better service!! Try the mac and cheese.. yyummmm

    Kristin D. · November 10, 2011
  • eileen e.

    Five words of wisdom since its re-opening: don't even go there girlfriend.

    eileen e. · August 18, 2011
  • CityRover M.

    Sidewalk Cafe’s high quality of live entertainment is coupled with a healthy mix of whiskey and merriment. Enjoy the 2-for-1 happy hour special until 8pm, and $9 beer+shot combo deals afterward. Read more

    CityRover M. · January 10, 2011
  • daniel H.

    Black bean wrap and pints of cheap champagne......

    daniel H. · November 28, 2010

    Brunch: Sidewalks Special. Lunch/Dinner: Apple Brie & Avocado Sandwich. Happy Hour: M-F 2-8p; Wknd 8a-8p, (2-for-1 drinks).

    CANDOR · November 19, 2010
  • Bree D.

    Really good hummus!

    Bree D. · June 24, 2010
  • Sandesh T.

    Slowest place ever.

    Sandesh T. · 1 week ago
  • Jonathan D.

    Longest wait ever for one burger...horrendous service

    Jonathan D. · March 16
  • Jonathan D.

    It is absolutely horrid saturday brunch. The one waitress for the whole outdoors couldn't cut it. 1 hour wait for a burger...huevos ranchers came out in 20 min...maybe stick with that

    Jonathan D. · March 15
  • Amy P.

    Terrible service. We repeatedly asked for food, drinks, utensils - some of which never came. One order got "lost" even though we all ordered together...

    Amy P. · March 8
  • Geoffroy B.

    They used to have five burgers with crazy names. They've since simplified it down to just "the Sidewalk Burger", but you can still pick your own adventure with additional toppings. Great fries too.

    Geoffroy B. · February 24
  • Mariana R.

    Nice but the ladies room is not very clean

    Mariana R. · January 11
  • Social News Network

    This place is the best of both worlds. Great brunch menu, fantastic dinner menu (burgers are spectacular) and for those over 21, the most SENSATIONAL spiked milkshakes are out of this world!

    Social News Network · November 27, 2013
  • Rae A.

    Cozy, good food, and they make a good dark and stormy.

    Rae A. · November 22, 2013
  • Chris R.

    Service was awful. Waiter forgot about us and our burger wasn't rare it was uncooked.

    Chris R. · November 10, 2013
  •  Deon P.

    Burgers.. the best!

     Deon P. · November 8, 2013
  • Marshall E.

    Super friendly staff, good drinks. Made me feel welcome in the city

    Marshall E. · October 27, 2013
  • Ashley Rose S.

    Great good- terrible, inattentive service. Have been seated for an hour and only took our order. Have not seen food or a check in to see if we needed anything.

    Ashley Rose S. · October 26, 2013

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