Sidewalk Cafe

Sidewalk Cafe

94 Avenue A (at E 6th St), New York, NY 10009, United States
Hours:
Open until 4:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 11:00 AM–4:00 AM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
7.9/10

Based on 265 votes

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Get a free soda or can of Genesee with every check in.

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  • 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
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  • 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 Levine · January 2, 2010
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  • Richard V.

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

    Richard Von Keyserling · September 16, 2010
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  • :justin

    $20 all you can drink brunch :)

    :justin · January 8, 2012
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  • t m.

    Best burgers in NYC or maybe anywhere. Hands down.

    t m · August 23, 2011
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  • Andrew B.

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

    Andrew B · October 13, 2012
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  • 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
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  • Brion R.

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

    Brion Riborn · September 27, 2011
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  • Lucas R.

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

    Lucas Ross · August 16, 2011
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  • Brian T.

    truffle mac & cheese rocks!

    Brian Thompson · July 19, 2009
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  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    Go for the sidewalk burger

    Phoenix 💥💥💥 · December 11, 2014
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  • Alyxa L.

    The sidewalk burger is great! Not #1 burger but definitely worth a try

    Alyxa Lease · July 14, 2014
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  • 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
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  • Alyssa M.

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

    Alyssa Maneri · July 20, 2013
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  • Josh

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

    Josh · March 23, 2013
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  • Keith M.

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

    Keith Males · April 23, 2012
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  • Haley G.

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

    Haley Greenwald-Gonella · February 1, 2012
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  • eileen e.

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

    eileen emond · August 18, 2011
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Matt R.

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

    Matt R. · April 30, 2009
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  • 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 Bablon · February 24, 2014
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  • Mariana R.

    Nice but the ladies room is not very clean

    Mariana Rodriguez-Pareja · January 11, 2014
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  • Kim P.

    Believe the hype, yo - the Sidewalk Burger is actually one of the best burgers in the city.

    Kim Pham · August 10, 2013
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  • Corey

    The Sidewalk Burger is amazing

    Corey · April 1, 2013
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  • Emmi H.

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

    Emmi Hintz · March 17, 2013
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  • Wednesday N.

    Get the table at the front & enjoy LES

    Wednesday N · March 8, 2013
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  • Eddie K.

    The Sidewalk burger is so yummily!

    Eddie K · February 19, 2013
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  • "Jack" 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!

    "Jack" Barton Lewis · January 29, 2013
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  • Luis S.

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

    Luis Sanz · January 27, 2013
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  • Dale W.

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

    Dale Walter · November 11, 2012
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  • Amy G.

    Fried Calamari here is AMAZING.

    Amy Gifford · March 7, 2012
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  • Jen L.

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

    Jen L · January 14, 2012
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  • nat e.

    tragically understaffed- expect to wait a long time

    nat esten · December 31, 2011
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  • Jason L.

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

    Jason Lehrer · December 9, 2011
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  • Kristin D.

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

    Kristin Dello · November 10, 2011
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  • Michelle L.

    They make a strong gin & tonic

    Michelle LeBlanc · January 26, 2011
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  • 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 Media · January 10, 2011
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  • daniel H.

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

    daniel Hernandez · November 28, 2010
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  • CANDOR

    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
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  • Bree D.

    Really good hummus!

    Bree Douty · June 24, 2010
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  • Gunnar A.

    Come for the spiked milk shakes; stay for the spiked milk shakes.

    Gunnar Aasen · 5 days ago
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  • Max D.

    Sidewalk burger for brunch, definitely.

    Max Duron · 2 weeks ago
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  • Karla A.

    Try the homemade churros!

    Karla A · February 4
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  • Tashi H.

    Delicious burgers and a great atmosphere!

    Tashi Haskin · January 24
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  • Rishi S.

    Great spot for brunch. I'm sure other times are good too. Strawberry milkshake will not help u lose weight but god damn it is good.

    Rishi Satsangi · January 19
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  • Matt R.

    Try the boozy milkshakes

    Matt Russell · November 14, 2014
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  • İpek A.

    The Sidewalk Cafe hosts NYC's most prestigious Open Mic Night. It's funny & they have good sangria!

    İpek A. · November 13, 2014
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  • Sampo P.

    Excellent burgers and really nice staff & good service.

    Sampo Pihlaja · November 12, 2014
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  • Fortune C.

    Food, drinks, and live entertainment!

    Fortune Cookie · August 31, 2014
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