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Market Cafe

496 Ninth Ave, New York City, NY 10018
+1 212-564-7350
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
9 Jun 2016
“Bug in food, zero service recovery”
21 Jan 2015
“Now called Oovah”
Closed Now
All hours
American, International
$$ - $$$
496 Ninth Ave, New York City, NY 10018
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Reviewed 9 June 2016

Went there for lunch with some co-workers at the 43rd and Lexington location. One of my co-workers found a nickel sized green stink bug crawling through their salad. It was brought to the managers attention. The manager didn't even attempt to apologize for what happened....More

1  Thank lonelychair
Reviewed 22 January 2015

I miss Market Cafe as it was a cool, hip upscale diner type eatery in a neighborhood lacking good restaurants. They've changed the look & feel and is now a "Wine Gallery" serving tapas, selections of wine & signature cocktails. They've dimmed the lights, have...More

1  Thank Brian P
Reviewed 29 October 2014

I've eaten at Market Cafe a number of times over the years and I always walk out feeling like it was an adequate but not great meal. The service is a little haphazard - some of the staff are really on top of their game...More

Thank slsnyc
Reviewed 26 October 2014

I had an omlet with ham, mushrooms and Swiss, but they had many options to choose from! The Rosemary Homefries were done with a crispy skin, but soft inside, so good my mouth is watering! The staff was very nice and right there with refills...More

Thank Wanda S
Reviewed 14 October 2014

Loved the atmosphere. Loved the food, drink and excellent service. We were meeting a tour guide there and the staff was very friendly.

Thank Marie O
Reviewed 11 September 2014

And the serving was exceptional. This restaurant is at Union Square and is a must when going to Manhattan. Right for the money, though slightly higher than the average budget, I heartily recommend it. You may have to make a reservation and it is worth...More

Thank cogema
Reviewed 6 September 2014 via mobile

Great food and ambience. We enjoyed dinner and cocktails here. I had the salmon, which was fresh and delicious. My partner had the tacos, which were also good. The service was friendly and efficient. We would recommend this place if you are in the area.

Thank Aeriana_and_Chris
Reviewed 7 August 2014

The service was excellent and the food was prepared well, but be prepared for a restaurant that has awful acoustics. Consequently, it was extremely hard to hear my spouse, but the conversations around us were annoying.

Thank dcdame
Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

We stopped off at this diner after we spent the day at ss intrepid !!! We were initially attracted to the traditional appearance but we're delighted to discover a range of great dishes and the friendliest staff I have ever come across ... definitely a...More

Thank Zoe B
Reviewed 1 August 2014

Landed on this cafe through Yelp, great place. The service is a little slow and poor but the food was great. I had the Salmon with sauteed kale, it was delicious!

Thank Brook11yn
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 19
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 496 Ninth Ave, New York City, NY 10018
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-564-7350
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