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Union Square Cafe

21 E. 16th St. (Fifth Ave. & Union Sq. W.) Send to Phone
212-243-4020 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Sleek Union Square Café cooks up American cuisine with Italian accents.
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  • 3.5 star rating
3.5 rating over 10 reviews
Dining room at Union Square Cafe, New York, NY

Union Square Cafe Restaurant Review

: The first feather in Danny Meyer's cap, Union Square Café remains a polished place to eat---from the greeting to the checkroom to the bar to the waiters to the kitchen to the wines to the art on the walls. Culinary director/co-owner Michael Romano's American food with rustic Italian accents is still solid, from the Union Square Café burger served on a fresh poppy seed bun, a lunchtime favorite, to the saffron pappardelle with zucchini, fresh tomato and basil or the grilled local swordfish with Greenmarket caponata and Rick’s rocket for dinner. Every night, there's a different homey special. The three comfortably casual dining areas have wood floors, green wainscoting and ample space between tables. Or you can eat at the bar, sampling wines by the glass while enjoying a casual meal. A long list of dessert wines accompanies the mostly American-style desserts, such as the flourless chocolate cake with salted caramel sauce. Wines are something of a signature here. The impressive---and fairly priced---international list is organized by varietal and flavor rather than by country or region, which may help you decide among the more than 200 choices.

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