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Union Square Cafe

4.6 (1,584) $$$$ $$$$ American, Modern


Summary: A bi-level venue with a bustling bar and seasonal, farm-to-table menu.

Union Square Cafe has reinvented itself, now located on 19th and Park, offering a bigger space with a new design that embodies the restaurant's commitment to hospitality. The venue features two bars, one with a historic top from the original location, and a selection of tables and booths for comfortable dining. The cocktail program has expanded, featuring creative drinks like the bitter almond Negroni, while the wine list remains impressive. The menu continues to focus on seasonal, farm-to-table cuisine with favorites like ricotta gnocchi and a Gruyère-laden salad. Meat dishes are expertly prepared, like the crispy-skinned chicken and fall-off-the-bone lamb shank. Desserts are a highlight, with the espresso chocolate cake served with Battenkill milk being a must-try. Union Square Cafe remains an integral part of the local culinary scene, offering a blend of trendiness and approachable dining with a menu that caters to all preferences. The venue provides a relaxed yet elegant atmosphere where service shines, whether you're a local or a Broadway star. The kitchen's upmarket twist on classics, from burgers to cauliflower sformato, alongside decadent desserts like the triple-layer chocolate cake with espresso ganache, ensures a memorable dining experience.


2 Toques
2 Toques
Best NY American Restaurants
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James Beard
Best Chefs - Winner 2001
Best Chefs - Nominee 2000
Best Chefs - Nominee 1999
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101 E 19th St, New York, NY 10003

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