Union Square Cafe

Union Square Cafe

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American Restaurant and Italian Restaurant$$$$
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  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupSeptember 20, 2013
    Consistently delicious - come for lunch (amazing chicken milanese) or for dinner, where you must get the heirloom tomato salad, followed by the gnocchi. Menu changes daily based on what's in season!
  • Michelle H.
    Michelle HoangAugust 21, 2014
    The spaghettini stole the show for me with the swordfish meatballs. It was perfection. I got the steak but it was a little too salty. The lamb was phenomenal. A little underwhelmed but good overall
  • Ebee D.
    Ebee DOctober 29, 2015
    If you want a guaranteed great meal keep this iconic resto in mind. Used to go on the reg. After a 7 years it's just as great as the first time. Veggie sides, steak, burger, tartar...service =+++
  • Theresa R.
    Theresa RoldanAugust 10, 2015
    Everything was amazing! Was here for my birthday & did not hold back. Had three sets of appetizers before a steak entree and each platter was phenomenal. Even the bread and olive oil/spices were great
  • Brad G.
    Brad GaroonJune 25, 2015
    The USC Burger is served on a brioche bun, with cheddar, bacon, pickles, and onion. It's juicy, full of delicious flavor, and comes with a mountain of french fries. Read more
  • Jen Pollack B.
    Jen Pollack BiancoOctober 5, 2013
    The half-bottle of Krug for $64 is a real bargain (the BevMo pro is $95). The lemon infused vodka and inspired cocktail menu make brunch here a real win!
  • Valerie S.
    Valerie SecklerJanuary 2, 2012
    Skip the reservations needed months in advance and pull up to the bar at USC, where the staff is warm+knowledgable about Danny Meyer's excellent food and wine. Fellow diners and environs are friendly.
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsDecember 17, 2014
    Looking for a great dessert place? This place has been offering great food to New Yorkers for nearly three decades. Certainly try their Pumpkin Cheescake, every bite is worth it. Read more
  • HipHostessNYC
    HipHostessNYCJuly 1, 2012
    Consistently fabulous. Eat at the bar. Menu repeats itself seasonally, so you can have the same great heirloom salad as you did the year before. Pastas come in half orders, great for light dining.
  • Megan J.
    Megan JohnsonAugust 10, 2014
    Good: baked eggs (rustic, but yummy). BLT was good, but we like a stacked BLT with more of everything. Only order when tomatoes are in season. Fresh squeezed juice=yummy bfast cocktails.
  • Harper W.
    Harper WentzOctober 24, 2015
    The food was absolutely delicious, however the service was a bit too relaxed for my liking. It took our server 40 minutes just to take our order. But I still love it and great food!
  • The New York Times
    Recommended dishes: Heirloom tomato salad, lasagna Bolognese, capellini with flaked cod, pan-roasted chicken, grilled lamb chops, hamburger (lunch), chocolate chip bread pudding, cookie assortment. Read more
  • Halstead Property
    Halstead PropertyAugust 4, 2011
    We were in the mood for seafood and were simply delighted by the food. For starters the oysters on the half shell were super fresh, and the grilled tuna for our entrée was equally as fresh.
  • Stina P.
    Stina P.April 13, 2014
    three words: danny, meyer, and pasta. going on over 25 years, the menu will never disappoint and neither will he. lasagna bolognese is swanky and from your grandmother's kitchen all at once.
  • Juwan M.
    Juwan MimesAugust 14, 2014
    Danny Meyer is a culinary genius, so the food is obviously incredible. The menu changes and all food is locally and seasonally sourced. A great place for any party or occasion.
  • @d_d_dunn
    @d_d_dunnJune 29, 2014
    Just like one of your longest friends, Union Square Cafe is always there for you. Fantastic brunch! Thank you @unionsquarecafe team and @dhmeyer. Amazing hospitality from Victoria!! #NYC
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceMay 6, 2013
    The chicken milanesa here is like none other. The chicken cutlet so delicately crumbed and perfectly fried, with a salad on top and salty notes from pecorino, it can't be beat.
  • Kevin B.
    Kevin BorchersNovember 18, 2013
    Great food and service right in Union Square. Go for brunch and you'll be back for dinner! Can't miss with anything on the menu but you must try the mashed potatoes!
  • Nef A.
    Nef AraiaFebruary 3, 2012
    Do not get: rabbit or pecan pie!! Do get: foie gras and/or pâté! I was completely confused when the entrees arrived zzz. Boring and bland. The appetizers were much more interesting and tasty
  • Nick L.
    Nick LeeJanuary 30, 2015
    This is one of New York’s most prestigious eateries founded by restaurateur Danny Meyer, also founder of Shake Shack, according to this article http://bloom.bg/1zfUhca
  • Suejin Y.
    Suejin YangMarch 15, 2009
    There's a pasta dish there that is still my absolute favorite--even after my trip to Sicily. It's got a tomato-anchovy sauce with breadcrumbs over angel hair, I think. Yum.
  • Brooke M.
    Brooke MindnichOctober 22, 2015
    The main floor dining room is great for conversation. I hope the new location can retain the quiet, less frenetic ambience of so many manhattan restaurants.
  • Jomi C.
    Jomi CubolNovember 13, 2014
    Can't go wrong with Pan Roasted Chicken. Moist pudding and carrots on the side make it a perfect combination.
  • NearSay NYC
    NearSay NYCJuly 25, 2011
    N-Sider favorite: Make sure and order the Banana-Pretzel Cream Pie with Calvados Caramel and Milk Chocolate Ice Cream. It will blow your mind!!!
  • Sara S.
    Sara ScornavacchiMarch 11, 2013
    Decent neighborhood restaurant but wouldn't go out of my way. Ask for table on the ground floor if you want to be in the action, upstairs for privacy.
  • Marjorie C.
    Marjorie CAugust 12, 2013
    This burger is what Shake Shack burgers want to be when they grow up. Heirloom tomato salad and chicken Milanese were also fantastic options.
  • Approach Guides
    Approach GuidesNovember 23, 2010
    A v. good red wine value: Beaumes de Venise Chateau Redortier's '01 (Rhone Valley). A rich, complex, and earthy grenache-based blend achieves its best, most complex profile in this fantastic vintage.
  • Emily P.
    Emily P. 💠April 20, 2014
    Don't leave without trying the Bibb salad paired with a Mimosa. Risotto was a hit as well as the gnocchi, pancakes and French toast =]
  • Kimmie O.
    Kimmie OhhMarch 4, 2015
    The USC burger tasted fresh. Loved their honeycrisp apple cobbler that comes with a chipotle-cheddar biscuit & Brown butter ice cream :)
  • Tom K.
    Tom KlemAugust 15, 2012
    Had a wonderful dinner here with corn soup first. I had the pork and my wife the scallops. Finished with Key Lime Pie and coffee. Nice sparkling wine to start.
  • Boon Y.
    Boon YapMarch 16, 2013
    The Irish Boil & Slow Poached Egg (brunch) + Huckleberry Buttermilk Pancakes + Burger = Yum. Service is impeccable!
  • Deepak S.
    Deepak ShrivastavaJuly 5, 2013
    Great food that's solidly prepared. Ricotta gnocchi was amazing. A bit pricey for the quality -- but decent lunch option for the neighborhood
  • Richard R.
    Richard RevillaMay 24, 2015
    30 years strong service is impeccable. Food tremendous. Lasagna will make you want more and more.
  • HipHostessNYC
    HipHostessNYCFebruary 21, 2011
    always a pleasure, half order of pastas, you will meet someone interesting at the bar, see photos here: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=255063&id=765634189&l=4d6cb114a2
  • NearSay NYC
    NearSay NYCJuly 15, 2011
    A NearSay Restaurant Week Pick! We recommend the Roasted Berkshire Pork Sandwich followed up with a Raspberry Crumb Cake with Raspberry-Lime Sherbet. Yup, we're in love with Danny Meyer too.
  • ThePurplePassport.com
    ThePurplePassport.comFebruary 12, 2012
    Its dependable food and service (both consistently outstanding) make this restaurant a sure bet. Though a reservation can be a challenge... Read more
  • Lori L.
    Lori LuoAugust 10, 2014
    Classic American dining at it's best. Come for brunch, where you'll find an excellent USC Burger and Lamb and Goat Cheese Omelette.
  • Compass
    CompassApril 25, 2014
    Danny Meyer’s flagship restaurant earned him many top ratings over the years and is still one of the best haunts in town.
  • Ashley R.
    Ashley RoseDecember 6, 2014
    Andrew is an terrific sommelier - two great bottles with dinner: champagne and Syrah. The lamb chops did not disappoint.
  • BLOUIN ARTINFO
    BLOUIN ARTINFOJune 16, 2010
    At this much-loved American eatery, the eclectic paintings, drawings, and collages assembled over many years are favorites of superstar restaurateur Danny Meyer.
  • Kathryn H.
    Kathryn HSeptember 4, 2012
    Try the brownie with ice cream & espresso carmel sauce. Happens to be gluten free and the best dessert I've ever had!
  • Sameepa S.
    Sameepa ShettyJune 7, 2014
    Feeling indulgent? French Toast & the Tuna Burger. Rhubarb smash drink is perfect for a summer brunch. Orrata is a good main.
  • Vasu V.
    Vasu VadlamudiJuly 21, 2015
    Great service, solid and well executed New American. Carpaccio was very good. Cobia sashimi was a bit fishy
  • Alana C.
    Alana CadizSeptember 20, 2014
    The Bibb & Red Oak salad with the ricotta gnocchi was delicious--can't wait to come back to try more things!
  • Melissa R.
    Melissa RogersJanuary 20, 2014
    Danny Meyer's first restaurant, opened in 1985, and ranked the #1 Most Popular Restaurant in the Zagat Survey an unprecedented nine times.
  • Jenny K.
    Jenny KimDecember 1, 2014
    The cauliflower soup was a great starter. Will try the skate next time!!
  • Annie J.
    Annie JengSeptember 1, 2012
    Sit upstairs. It's nice and cozy. The wild salmon (medium rare) is absolutely delicious. Highly recommend!
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 8, 2014
    Get Union Square Cafe's newly launched creme brûlée scone, forget the Cronuts. Read more
  • Robert F.
    Robert FreebornMarch 15, 2015
    We've been coming here for years and love every single meal. Had the lamb chops this time.....amazing!
  • Jessica K.
    Jessica KimFebruary 22, 2011
    I LOVE their beef carpaccio..always have to order it! and love all their pastas. Ive never been disappointed. :)
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