Cafe Cluny is a pricey corner spot in the West Village where, upon arrival, you’re met with the classic NYC attitude alluded to in various sitcoms. Unpleasant.

Once we were finally seated at a table to our liking, our server was wonderful and attentive. We started with their namesake cocktail, The Cluny. Think a lemon drop, served up (AKA no ice) made with Ketel One Citron, lemon and ginger. Nice ($15).

Our salad contained fresh figs, lemony-dressed arugula and burrata all drizzled with a port reduction ($19).  I would recommend.

I had the pan-seared halibut that had been so overcooked and dried out that the manager had the kitchen re-do the plate. The fish (tasted more steamed than seared) came topped with mini-zucchini slices placed on top to resemble scales. The dish came with a slice of tender pumpkin filled with some indistinguishable cooked vegetables and a pitcher of squash broth ($36) to moisten it all. I don’t recommend.

I hear Cafe Cluny is descent for brunch. I may consider returning and trying that.

Cafe Cluny
West Village
284 West 12th Street
West Village, NY 10014
(212) 255-6900
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