Manhattan Cafes & Bistros
Light lunches or trendy foodie fare is often on the menu at Manhattan, New York area cafes and bistros. Enjoy a snack or a main meal in a restaurant replete with charm and charisma. The Manhattan cafes and bistros listed below feature descriptions and maps to help you decide where to go. Have you tried a restaurant here? Then have your say and write a review.
Landmarc is a bistro that serves contemporary French and Italian fare, offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dishes include french onion soup, spaghetti alla carbonara, foie gras terrine, asparagus risotto, grilled sweetbreads, and more.
Filling and healthy soups are available fro this local establishment. They also have a variety of salads and soups. Online ordering is also available.
A Theater District favorite, West Bank Cafe features a comfortable, modern atmosphere, contemporary American cuisine and an extensive wine list.
This bohemian bar in the East Village remains laid back and unpretentious, with visitors whiling away the day sipping on ales and reading the local papers. Corner Bistro has friendly staff and a no-fuss menu, featuring burgers and hearty sandwiches at reasonable prices.
Located in a building established in 1873, the Paris Café is a piece of local history. Boasting a friendly staff, the eatery`s menu is Continental and features steaks, Italian favorites, seafood and more.
The Mudspot Cafe and Restaurant is the stationary outlet of The Mudtruck. Patrons here can enjoy all-day brunch, wines and craft beer. They are open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Located in the Distrikt Hotel, Collage Bistro & Bar offers fresh cuisine made with locally-grown ingredients. The menu offers light dinner fare like cheese plates, salads and paninis and the restaurant also offers a continental breakfast that consists of pastries, fruit, yogurt and cereal. The lounge offers an array of beverages including mixed drinks, fine wines and beers.
Candle Cafe offers vegetarian and organic cuisine, serving lunch and dinner. Seasonal ingredients and flavorful spices are used to create innovative dishes.
Cupping Room Cafe is located in the center of SoHo and is one of the oldest restaurants in Soho (est. 1977) with exposed brick walls, a high tine ceiling and a pot-belly stove.
The Cinema Cafe is located within the Affinia Dumont Hotel. The menu offers everything from small plates to delicious burgers.
A European style cafe, offering fine wines and desserts. Live nightly music.
Balthazar offers a selection of French bistro dishes, as well as a raw seafood bar and an extensive wine list. Enjoy such dishes as french onion soup, chicken liver and foie gras mousse, steak frites, roasted eggplant sandwich and more.
The menu at Bluebell Cafe fuses French cuisine with traditional Americana. The Gramercy Park eatery prides itself in being friendly and eclectic.
Promenade Cafe - New York State Theater
Cafe Promenade located in the New York State Theater features an American Bistro Menu. The restaurant is open for dinner and intermissions during the New York City Opera season to ticket holders only. Reservations are suggested and the Cafe opens two hours before showtime. The menu includes fresh seafood, appetizers, chicken, lamb and an array of desserts.
Margot Patisserie is a cute little French bistro on Broadway. Sweet treats and coffee are featured on the menu.
A small, relaxed place, Cafe Axum offers a full line of coffee drinks but they specialize in Jamaican cuisine like jerk chicken served with rice and peas.
From their tiny storefront, this little eatery offers a blend of New York and Brazilian flavors. Daily lunch specials include hot sandwiches and side dishes.
Located in the style savvy Saks Fifth Avenue, this modern second-floor cafe offers a simple menu of salads and panini.
Located on the Avenue of the Americans, Liberty Cafe offers a menu of soups, salads, made to order sandwiches, breakfast options and more. Delivery is available.
Named after the hotel's original owner, Colonel John Jacob Astor IV, Astor Court offers breakfast, lunch and dinner in an elegant atmosphere. This restaurant is located within The St. Regis Hotel New York.