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!
  • 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
  • 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
  • Theresa R.heart icon on user image
    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
  • 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
  • Ebee D.heart icon on user image
    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 =+++
  • 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!
  • @d_d_dunnheart icon on user image
    @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
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 8, 2014
    Get Union Square Cafe's newly launched creme brûlée scone, forget the Cronuts. Read more
  • Jay M.heart icon on user image
    Jay 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.
  • Harper W.heart icon on user image
    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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • HOBNOB Magazine
    HOBNOB MagazineJuly 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.
  • Valerie S.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Jomi C.heart icon on user image
    Jomi CubolNovember 13, 2014
    Can't go wrong with Pan Roasted Chicken. Moist pudding and carrots on the side make it a perfect combination.
  • 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.
  • Stina P.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Richard R.heart icon on user image
    Richard RevillaMay 24, 2015
    30 years strong service is impeccable. Food tremendous. Lasagna will make you want more and 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.
  • 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.
  • Emily P.heart icon on user image
    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 =]
  • 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.
  • Ashley R.heart icon on user image
    Ashley RoseDecember 6, 2014
    Andrew is an terrific sommelier - two great bottles with dinner: champagne and Syrah. The lamb chops did not disappoint.
  • Boon Y.heart icon on user image
    Boon YapMarch 16, 2013
    The Irish Boil & Slow Poached Egg (brunch) + Huckleberry Buttermilk Pancakes + Burger = Yum. Service is impeccable!
  • Sameepa S.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Marjorie C.heart icon on user image
    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.
  • Alana C.heart icon on user image
    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!
  • Robert F.heart icon on user image
    Robert FreebornMarch 15, 2015
    We've been coming here for years and love every single meal. Had the lamb chops this time.....amazing!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Vasu V.heart icon on user image
    Vasu VadlamudiJuly 21, 2015
    Great service, solid and well executed New American. Carpaccio was very good. Cobia sashimi was a bit fishy
  • 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
  • Emily W.heart icon on user image
    Emily WilsonAugust 20, 2015
    Everything is great here, but the beef carpaccio is is standout.
  • 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!
  • Jean L.
    Jean LeeJune 27, 2014
    Excellent Flaked Halibut, Broccoli Rabe, Chili, Rustic Breadcrumbs!
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Jenny K.heart icon on user image
    Jenny KimDecember 1, 2014
    The cauliflower soup was a great starter. Will try the skate next time!!
  • 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!!!
  • HOBNOB Magazine
    HOBNOB MagazineFebruary 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
  • N X.heart icon on user image
    N XuFebruary 17, 2014
    Their chocolate babka is the best ever I have had in my life!! Strongly recommend this pastry!
  • Carolina R.heart icon on user image
    Carolina RevillaMay 25, 2015
    Impeccable service, an amazing meal. The frito misty appetizer was delicious!!!
  • Mike C.
    Mike ChauDecember 8, 2013
    Try the Usc Burger - Brioche, French fries, cheddar a and bacon. One of the best.
  • Annie J.
    Annie JengSeptember 1, 2012
    Sit upstairs. It's nice and cozy. The wild salmon (medium rare) is absolutely delicious. Highly recommend!
  • N X.heart icon on user image
    N XuMarch 2, 2014
    Ok, after loving their chocolate babka so much, I now fall in love with their pecan caramel popover!
  • Serious Eats
    Serious EatsMarch 16, 2013
    Danny Meyer's original Union Square restaurant, still a very fine place for a meal after 25 years in business.
  • Ruby A.
    Ruby AnayaOctober 24, 2015
    The vibe is very "plaza hotel" and the brunch is super rich if that's what you're into.
  • NY Waterway
    NY WaterwayAugust 2, 2012
    The service was incredible! I would aslo reccommend trying the Roasted Pork Dish, it was delicious!
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