Union Square Cafe

American, Italian
$ $ $
We are moving to 19th Street and Park Ave South in spring 2016!
, New York
(212) 243-4020



  • Don't hesitate--indulge in every course. You really don't want to miss a thing. Lunchtime? Get the tuna burger.
  • Get Union Square Cafe's newly launched creme brle scone, forget the Cronuts.
  • Try the Mashed Yellow Turnips with Crispy Shallots! It's made with local Greenmarket vegetables. Later, try the delish recipe at home.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • At this much-loved American eatery, the eclectic paintings, drawings, and collages assembled over many years are favorites of superstar restaurateur Danny Meyer.
  • Butter whipped mashed potatoes (had them in a previous life - they're better than ice cream)
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Get the Grilled Beef Sirloin & Arugula Salad with mushroom vinaigrette and parmigiano reggiano
  • Definitely eat at the bar. Great conversations, great crowd.
  • 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.
  • Danny Meyer's original Union Square restaurant, still a very fine place for a meal after 25 years in business.
  • The service was incredible! I would aslo reccommend trying the Roasted Pork Dish, it was delicious!
  • 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!!!
  • Make sure to ask for the bone marrow mashed potatoes. You'll shed a tear.
  • Polenta ravioli. Insane.
  • Great seats at the bar early.
  • I love eating at the bar. It is so much more lively.

Nearby places

btwn Broadway & Union Sq E (btwn E 14th & E 17th St)
1 Union Sq W (btwn 14th & 17th St)