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Union Square Cafe

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Union Square Cafe, on East 16th Street, was the mother ship for Danny Meyer (Gramercy Tavern, Blue Smoke, The Modern), but ended its 30-year run in 2015 due to a rent hike. Its rebirth a few blocks away at the end of 2016 was cause for joy. The bi-level establishment looks similar yet grander, more polished; sentimentalists should race to the intimate bar upstairs, cut from a length of the original bar. Chef Carmen Quagliata has updated the New American menu while retaining the classic burger. There’s also a delightful, if unusual, pasta: candele (think hollow spaghetti) with carrots, Fresno chilies, Greek yogurt and pancetta.

101 East 19th Street
New York, NY 10003

American (New)
Good for Groups
Kid Friendly
Payment Types
Credit Cards Accepted


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