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The Cloister Cafe

238 E 9th Street, New York City, NY 10003-7503
+1 212-777-9128
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  • Excellent14%
  • Very good37%
  • Average25%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible21%
7 Sep 2016
“Variable experience”
3 weeks ago
“A cool stop for a cold beer in a green courtyard.”
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CUISINES
Italian, American
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
238 E 9th Street, New York City, NY 10003-7503
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1 - 10 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were so hot when we saw this Hookah Lounge (not sure if that's the right word) that we decided to drop in for a cold drink. Not one to be interested in the Hookah offerings, I did love the beautiful garden courtyard and stained...More

Thank Mary J
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

The outside dining area is beautiful. The food was decent. The service was terrible. Waitress never came back to refill drinks. Didn't check on how food was and never brought check. Only 4 tables in use and she couldn't manage it at all. Such a...More

Thank Rebecca G
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This hookah/bar was a decent experience. There are a lot of hookah flavors, which was great, and the service was fairly fast at first. Towards the end of our visit, though, it took longer to get a server's attention. The staff did not seem to...More

Thank dustythoughts
Reviewed 7 June 2016

We were there first week of June 2016 and found this place on the way to the Blue Man Theatre performance at Astor Place Theatre just around the corner. We explained to the waitress that we were a little late for the show and they...More

Thank Gordon633
Reviewed 17 May 2016

I went there with friends in May 2016 and I had my first bad bar experience since I moved to NYC 5 months ago. We ordered cocktails and they were really poor quality. They tasted really bad and clearly something was wrong. We mentioned the...More

Thank Mathilde C
Reviewed 29 June 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place on a Sunday afternoon. The atmosphere and servers were very welcoming. Still full from lunch we didn't try the food but it looked wonderful. I and my girlfriend got a monitor and a mojito mint flavored hookah. Both were tasteful.

Thank Zachary B
Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

The staff was incredibly rude to me and frankly offensive. One of the worst experiences I've had in New York, I strongly recommend you don't go here

1  Thank Morgan A
Reviewed 28 March 2015

DON'T go to this place if u wanna get a good hookah!!! The hookahs are dirty, as well as hoses,so you can't actually feel the flavor u ordered! The worst hookah ever. The waitress was nice tho:)

Thank JTka4
Reviewed 5 February 2015

Not bad this place... everything is average or below average... food is acceptable.. prices are reasonable for the area... service is spotty... waitress can come off as rude but I guess it's a culture barrier? Will go back.. just not for a while...

Thank Sara A
Reviewed 2 January 2015

RACIST SERVICE - I was so insulted by the terrible treatment hear. I will never go back in this or the next lifetime.

Thank Gerard_McGeary
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There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village,
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catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college
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old-time neighbourhood feel that you can still
experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned
shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of
the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 20
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 03:00
Monday
10:00 - 03:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 03:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 03:00
Thursday
10:00 - 03:00
Friday
10:00 - 03:00
Saturday
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 238 E 9th Street, New York City, NY 10003-7503
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-777-9128
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