Sidewalk Cafe

★★★★★
With a 24-hour menu and a nighttime music venue, Sidewalk Cafe traffics in variety.
  • 94 Avenue A

    New York, NY 10009

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  • 212-473-7373

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I'm re-posting my Yelp review here since i use both sites. Tho not sure why this site says it's 3 $s, because its actually really cheap. This place is awesome! Free music and the vibe is what the East Village is supposed to be. The

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★★★★★

I'm re-posting my Yelp review here since i use both sites. Tho not sure why this site says it's 3 $s, because its actually really cheap. This place is awesome! Free music and the vibe is what the East Village is supposed to be. The

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Sidewalk closed down for a few months for "renovations" And like most restaurants that "close down for renovation s" usually means it's closed. For good. This saddened me because I always loved Sidewalk, it was the last of the cool,

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Sidewalk closed down for a few months for "renovations" And like most restaurants that "close down for renovation s" usually means it's closed. For good. This saddened me because I always loved Sidewalk, it was the last of the cool,

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I went to eat with my new wife to celebrate and the food was amazing! We had the mushroom ravioli and beet salad. The wine list was excellent (only exception was that they were out of pinot noir) but the waitress (joanna I believe)

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I went to eat with my new wife to celebrate and the food was amazing! We had the mushroom ravioli and beet salad. The wine list was excellent (only exception was that they were out of pinot noir) but the waitress (joanna I believe)

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There's a waitress called Grace, who is the complete opposite of her name :) Fat Ugly and Disgraceful. You will recognize her immediately with her cold sarcastic (not funny though) 'I don't give a !@#$ about this job' behaviour, and if

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There's a waitress called Grace, who is the complete opposite of her name :) Fat Ugly and Disgraceful. You will recognize her immediately with her cold sarcastic (not funny though) 'I don't give a !@#$ about this job' behaviour, and if

Pros: location

Cons: everything else

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So many mixed reviews of this place and I'm not sure why! I found it to be a reliable and tasty brunch spot. \r
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The highlight of my experience: the homefries, which came crisp, buttery and delicious. What is the secret recipe for this?!

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★★★★★

So many mixed reviews of this place and I'm not sure why! I found it to be a reliable and tasty brunch spot. \r
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The highlight of my experience: the homefries, which came crisp, buttery and delicious. What is the secret recipe for this?!

Pros: Strong margaritas, tasty homefries, friendly staff

Cons: Tight Space

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My girlfriend and I have ordered delivery from here on occasion and found the food to be decent for the price, but the last time we ordered (maybe our 6th time), disaster struck. My girlfriend got violently ill about three after hours

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★★★★★

My girlfriend and I have ordered delivery from here on occasion and found the food to be decent for the price, but the last time we ordered (maybe our 6th time), disaster struck. My girlfriend got violently ill about three after hours

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Love Sidewalk as a default place if you don't know exactly what you're in the mood for....they've got a bit of everything and do most of it really well. Frozen pink margaritas in pint glasses are only 8 bucks, burgers are great (with

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★★★★★

Love Sidewalk as a default place if you don't know exactly what you're in the mood for....they've got a bit of everything and do most of it really well. Frozen pink margaritas in pint glasses are only 8 bucks, burgers are great (with

Pros: Food, open late

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My boyfriend and I stopped by the SideWalk Cafe for a late night dinner and got nothing short of an incredible dining experience. The wait staff was quite friendly and speedy. I ordered a chicken and black bean wrap (added cheddar cheese

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I stopped by the SideWalk Cafe for a late night dinner and got nothing short of an incredible dining experience. The wait staff was quite friendly and speedy. I ordered a chicken and black bean wrap (added cheddar cheese

Pros: Veggie panini, hummus, wraps, prices, extensive outdoor seating, dog friendly,

Cons: Frozen pink ritas

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I really enjoyed myself at the Sidewalk Cafe. We went in one late evening with a group of 4. I read a lot of complaints about the service. We had one female server and she was very nice and the food came out promptly. I'm sure that on a

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★★★★★

I really enjoyed myself at the Sidewalk Cafe. We went in one late evening with a group of 4. I read a lot of complaints about the service. We had one female server and she was very nice and the food came out promptly. I'm sure that on a

Pros: Open 24 hours, good food, good decor

Cons: None for me

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Please let it be known that I have been a loyal and regular customer of this cafe since moving into the neighborhood 1.5 years ago. That being said, I was SHOCKED at my bill yesterday when the waitress claims I spent $5.75 in COFFEE!!! She

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★★★★★

Please let it be known that I have been a loyal and regular customer of this cafe since moving into the neighborhood 1.5 years ago. That being said, I was SHOCKED at my bill yesterday when the waitress claims I spent $5.75 in COFFEE!!! She

Pros: Good Breakfasts

Cons: Mean, vindictive waitstaff who try to rip you off.

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We went to this cafe for my sister's best friends birthday. There were 7 of us and they sat us in a corner of the place under a low ceiling and near a little fountain thing. I do not like to say waitresses are bad, because everyone has

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We went to this cafe for my sister's best friends birthday. There were 7 of us and they sat us in a corner of the place under a low ceiling and near a little fountain thing. I do not like to say waitresses are bad, because everyone has

Pros: Tasty food, varied menu, fun!

Cons: Inside is a tight squeeze for a larger party.

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I ordered a cheeseburger from this place while I was home sick. I told them twice on the phone to please not forget the ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise that I requested on the side. When the food was delivered 20 minutes later, there way

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I ordered a cheeseburger from this place while I was home sick. I told them twice on the phone to please not forget the ketchup, mustard and mayonnaise that I requested on the side. When the food was delivered 20 minutes later, there way

Cons: Bad Service

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Sidewalk cafe is not complete if you eat inside! Great affordable food, service average for NYC. Go!

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★★★★★

Sidewalk cafe is not complete if you eat inside! Great affordable food, service average for NYC. Go!

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Since Sidewalk Cafe is very close to my home, I have tended to end up there, especially for brunch. However, the service has always been bad. Today was the last time I will ever go to this establishment. I went there Sunday July 1st, 2007

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★★★★★

Since Sidewalk Cafe is very close to my home, I have tended to end up there, especially for brunch. However, the service has always been bad. Today was the last time I will ever go to this establishment. I went there Sunday July 1st, 2007

Pros: Nice location

Cons: Zero service - they have trouble even taking your order

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We were trying to enjoy the show that the sidewalk cafe has every weekend. It was a great Greek band they had this time and we loved the belly dancer that the band brought in. I ended up having a terrible time at the Sidewalk Cafe. The

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We were trying to enjoy the show that the sidewalk cafe has every weekend. It was a great Greek band they had this time and we loved the belly dancer that the band brought in. I ended up having a terrible time at the Sidewalk Cafe. The

Pros: The band and dancer was great!

Cons: The Staff was very Agressive!

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My Friends and I happened to be in the east village one sunday afternoon and decided to stop in for a Jazz Brunch. The drinks were horrible and the waitstaff was rude and unconcerned with the customer's needs. When the food finally came

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★★★★★

My Friends and I happened to be in the east village one sunday afternoon and decided to stop in for a Jazz Brunch. The drinks were horrible and the waitstaff was rude and unconcerned with the customer's needs. When the food finally came

Cons: Rude Staff, Horrible Drinks and food-MUSIC IS NOT ENTERTAINING - BUT PAINFUL

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went to the sidewalk cafe two weeks ago for brunch , and i still have a bad taste in my mouth!!\r
After we sat ourselves, we waited ten minutes to even have the waitress acknowledge our presence.\r
when she finnally came she wasnt helpful

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★★★★★

went to the sidewalk cafe two weeks ago for brunch , and i still have a bad taste in my mouth!!\r
After we sat ourselves, we waited ten minutes to even have the waitress acknowledge our presence.\r
when she finnally came she wasnt helpful

Pros: ...?

Cons: food, service

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Love 2 for 1 happy hour during the week days and weekends too! Very nice (and hot) bartenders. Was there for World Cup Finals and it was a big party and had a lot of fun. Food is good and alot to choose from.

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★★★★★

Love 2 for 1 happy hour during the week days and weekends too! Very nice (and hot) bartenders. Was there for World Cup Finals and it was a big party and had a lot of fun. Food is good and alot to choose from.

Pros: cheap drinks, service

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This is one of my favorite places to eat in the city. The food never disappoints and the prices are incredible considering where you are, one of the hippest areas of downtown New York. You can get breakfast or dinner foods at any hour and they have pitchers of beer for pretty good prices (in a city where you typically have to pay $6+ for a pint anywhere you go). They have some unique food like the Apple, Brie, and Avocado Sandwich or their several different vegetarian/vegan burger options. The fries are amazing, as is the dressing for their side salads, making it hard to decide which one to get with your meal when you order. The place itself is pretty small but you can pretty much always get a table unless there are a lot of people in your party. My one complaint would be the service. Everytime I have been there you practically have to walk right up to one of the waiters/waitresses to get their attention to even be seated. They will come up and take your order without much enthusiasm, drop off your food and drinks without really even saying anything, and rarely stop by to ask if you need anything or if anything is ok. The food is amazing though, and its not the most difficult thing to flag someone down if you need something, just don't go their thinking you'll get the typical Applebee's or TGIFriday obsessive and overly-perky waitstaff. Also, there are small musical acts most evenings in the back. Avoid the bathrooms while there if you can because they are tiny and uncomfortable, like going to a bathroom on an airplane or on a bus.

PROS: great food, great beer, good prices, long hours, live music, atmosphere
CONS: poor service, small bathrooms, limited space

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★★★★☆

This is one of my favorite places to eat in the city. The food never disappoints and the prices are incredible considering where you are, one of the hippest areas of downtown New York. You can get breakfast or dinner foods at any hour and they have pitchers of beer for pretty good prices (in a city where you typically have to pay $6+ for a pint anywhere you go). They have some unique food like the Apple, Brie, and Avocado Sandwich or their several different vegetarian/vegan burger options. The fries are amazing, as is the dressing for their side salads, making it hard to decide which one to get with your meal when you order. The place itself is pretty small but you can pretty much always get a table unless there are a lot of people in your party. My one complaint would be the service. Everytime I have been there you practically have to walk right up to one of the waiters/waitresses to get their attention to even be seated. They will come up and take your order without much enthusiasm, drop off your food and drinks without really even saying anything, and rarely stop by to ask if you need anything or if anything is ok. The food is amazing though, and its not the most difficult thing to flag someone down if you need something, just don't go their thinking you'll get the typical Applebee's or TGIFriday obsessive and overly-perky waitstaff. Also, there are small musical acts most evenings in the back. Avoid the bathrooms while there if you can because they are tiny and uncomfortable, like going to a bathroom on an airplane or on a bus.

PROS: great food, great beer, good prices, long hours, live music, atmosphere
CONS: poor service, small bathrooms, limited space

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Good place to meet up with a few friends, or for a casual date. HappyHour (buy1get1) until 8 pm. Its tight inside, but there's heated outdoor seating, good for smokers. Great playlist, great music. Interesting menu, lots of really fresh

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Good place to meet up with a few friends, or for a casual date. HappyHour (buy1get1) until 8 pm. Its tight inside, but there's heated outdoor seating, good for smokers. Great playlist, great music. Interesting menu, lots of really fresh

Pros: happy hour, music, menu

Cons: packed, slowish service

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Service was horrible, rude staff, very sub par food, and it took about an hour for the food to come out. I do not reccomend you go to this place.

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Service was horrible, rude staff, very sub par food, and it took about an hour for the food to come out. I do not reccomend you go to this place.

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We were ending Halloween with White Russians with a float of coffeee, when some friends from another party arrived. The bartendar took our order, but then proceeded to service the whole bar before us (which was pretty strange since there

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We were ending Halloween with White Russians with a float of coffeee, when some friends from another party arrived. The bartendar took our order, but then proceeded to service the whole bar before us (which was pretty strange since there

Pros: Open Late, Good Menu

Cons: Rude Bartendar, Bad Service

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This is a pleasant little bar. If you are one for live music by aspiring musicians/singers... this is your spot. The food and service is good. Its great during the summer. In a great neighborhood; with a lot more bars in the area. Go

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This is a pleasant little bar. If you are one for live music by aspiring musicians/singers... this is your spot. The food and service is good. Its great during the summer. In a great neighborhood; with a lot more bars in the area. Go

Pros: Good American Food, Inexpensive Drinks

Cons: None!

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I was expecting atrocious food and service. But the waiter was very attentive and accomodating (brought extra garlic bread at no charge, etc.), and the food was pretty good and reasonably priced ($8 for ravioli, $5 for a gigantic breakfast

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★★★★★

I was expecting atrocious food and service. But the waiter was very attentive and accomodating (brought extra garlic bread at no charge, etc.), and the food was pretty good and reasonably priced ($8 for ravioli, $5 for a gigantic breakfast

Pros: decent food, reasonably priced, open late

Cons: ...the kids' menu, ...the kids' menu

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I occasionally would end up there, because it's so convenient, but I refuse to ever deal with the service again. Last time I was there for 30 minutes without even getting a menu. There is nothing this place has to offer that would make it

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★★★★★

I occasionally would end up there, because it's so convenient, but I refuse to ever deal with the service again. Last time I was there for 30 minutes without even getting a menu. There is nothing this place has to offer that would make it

Pros: open 24 hours

Cons: , SERVICE, EVER!

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Yes, this place has the worst service I have ever experienced in NY. We showed up, ordered promptly and then waited more than twenty minutes before our drinks were served. Then waited even longer for the guac and chips one of us had

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★★★★★

Yes, this place has the worst service I have ever experienced in NY. We showed up, ordered promptly and then waited more than twenty minutes before our drinks were served. Then waited even longer for the guac and chips one of us had

Pros: outside seating

Cons: worst service ever

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Went here with a friend by chance and we were so pleasantly surprised! Good food @ good prices. Service was slow but the servers were the friendliest I've had in NY. Great happy hour deal. Relaxed, varied crowd. Going back tonight in fact!

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★★★★★

Went here with a friend by chance and we were so pleasantly surprised! Good food @ good prices. Service was slow but the servers were the friendliest I've had in NY. Great happy hour deal. Relaxed, varied crowd. Going back tonight in fact!

Pros: Price, Happy Hour

Cons: Crowded, Slow

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OK, these previous posts are weirdoes. I can't speak on the food, but I went there for a show the other week and here is my experience: one of the friendliest servers ever (no attitude); the drinks were avg. price, but they were buy one

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OK, these previous posts are weirdoes. I can't speak on the food, but I went there for a show the other week and here is my experience: one of the friendliest servers ever (no attitude); the drinks were avg. price, but they were buy one

Pros: Good FREE Music, Friendly Service, Crazy Lady in back

Cons: ABC = no trains, Kind of Crowded, A little too hippy

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It's true, Sidewalk is has the worst service known to man. I use to go hear VERY often, but then realized that I was always complaining about the PAINFULLY slow service and the inept waitresses/waiters. Now I venture across the street to

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★★★★★

It's true, Sidewalk is has the worst service known to man. I use to go hear VERY often, but then realized that I was always complaining about the PAINFULLY slow service and the inept waitresses/waiters. Now I venture across the street to

Pros: Outside tables

Cons: Slow service, Mediocre food

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Good for a casual meal and drinks, but service can be slow.

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★★★★★

Good for a casual meal and drinks, but service can be slow.

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: Slow service

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This place is a disgrace to the East Village. How it stays this popular, I have no idea. The only thing it has going for it is that it is open 24 hours. I recommend only going here if you are stumbling past at 4:30 in the morning, too

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★★★★★

This place is a disgrace to the East Village. How it stays this popular, I have no idea. The only thing it has going for it is that it is open 24 hours. I recommend only going here if you are stumbling past at 4:30 in the morning, too

Pros: They have red stuff.

Cons: food sucks, service sucks, food and service suck

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The frozen mudslides are a must for any steamy summer evening. You definitely can't stop at just one.

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The frozen mudslides are a must for any steamy summer evening. You definitely can't stop at just one.

Pros: Mudslides, Service

Cons: Not cleanly, Crowd

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What sucks is the crappy service at this crappy place. The waiters walk around with the plate in their hands but cant remember which table placed the order. I learned my lesson not to go back there, well not if Im hungry that is.

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★★★★★

What sucks is the crappy service at this crappy place. The waiters walk around with the plate in their hands but cant remember which table placed the order. I learned my lesson not to go back there, well not if Im hungry that is.

Pros: Food, Neighborhood

Cons: poor service, no host

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The food was delicious with their wraps, salads and wide variety of healthy burgers. I had the steakhouse wrap. The 2 for 1 drink specials are great and the atmosphere is very comfortable come as you are.

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★★★★★

The food was delicious with their wraps, salads and wide variety of healthy burgers. I had the steakhouse wrap. The 2 for 1 drink specials are great and the atmosphere is very comfortable come as you are.

 

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