105 W 13th St, New York, NY | Directions 1001140.736832 -73.997726
Monday From 12:00 PM To 03:00 PM Monday From 05:30 PM To 11:30 PM Tuesday To Friday From 12:00 PM To 03:00 PM Tuesday To Friday From 05:30 PM To 12:00 AM Saturday From 05:30 PM To 12:00 AM Sunday From 12:00 PM To 03:30 PM Sunday From 05:30 PM To 11:30 PM
Neighborhoods: Greenwich Village, Downtown
update - less construction – we four went on 9-6-06 and the construction on their side of the street (subway ventilation improvements) is gone, yay, after many years. The place was packed, but, as always, we were seated promptly and mussels, vichysoise (an interesting dark color with a wonderful taste), frites and etc were all excellent. Try the napoleon of beteraves, a beet salad with four different kinds of beets stacked on layers of chevre. The fastest response time between a drink order and the drink I have ever seen - it is as if the drink has been waiting for you. Unheralded aspects are the architectural details embedded in the walls and the superb photographs hung there.
A great place! – We just tried this restaurant and had a great evening there. The food was interesting, perfectly cooked, and beautifully prepared. Generous portions. No tiny servings of overly pretentious food here. The service was perfect and the owner/chef was there to check on how we were enjoying the food. Definitely a great find. Don't be fooled by the construction outside, this is a cosy, romantic place.
ridiculously overrated – bavette steak as tough as a boot, unpleasant waiter, disappearing coat check person -- this place certainly does not deserve a high citysearch rating -- never again!!!!
Unpretentious French Restaurant – If you have ever felt uncomfortable in a French restaurant because you are afraid of misprouncing the menu then Cafe Loup is for you. It is probably the most unpretencious French restaurant that I have ever been in. The very friendly and helpful staff will more than likely mangle the word more than you do. Food is great as is the subdued atmosphere. The specials are always first rate with the steamed musles with garlic just about heaven. The house salad is worth getting just for the secret house dressing. There's garlic and anchovies there with a special something else. A French restaurant that takes its food and service seriously while doing all it can to give the customer a relaxed and good time.
Sacre Blu! – A great hamburger in a French Restaurant? YES! You won't be disappointed. Great food, service and value. Owner/chef is American so he knows a good burger.
Not typical – These days it seems every place you eat, is the same as the next. But Loup stands out - the crowd is older (this isn't a scene - thank goodness), the wait staff is pleasant, and the service was not rushed. Its a great place to go for conversation - the volume is low and the tables are not crammed on top of one another. We both had the tuna carpaccio and raved about its taste. The salads were a little dull but the carpaccio made up for it.
Great Valentines Date – I took my girlfriend here for valentines day... it was a great evening. I was seated promptly, and the service was attentive. Both of us thoroughly enjoyed both appetizers and entrees. The escargot was amazing, the portabella appetizer was great, the steak frites was great and the crabcake was not only great but was very generous in portion. With a bottle of wine, 2 appetizers, and 2 entrees +tax and 20% tip I left around $100... worth every penny for a great dining experience.
eat here now – Very enjoyable. Easy to get a table. Always greeted with a smile. The food is always fresh and delicious but I wish the menu would change more often. Good value. Service is usually great but sometimes I get that 1 waiter who forgets he's on duty.
wonderful – the maitre d' wore a fisherman's sweater & warmly greeted us. this was just the start of a very memorable dinner. the fries are fresh and the mayonnaise is undoubtedly gourmet if not homemade. the onion soup was superb: quality gruyere cheese & lots of onions, the way onion soup should be (unlike so many soups that have more bread vs. onions). the rack of lamb practically melted w/each bite. and the lemon crepes were marvelous. everything - from the attentive service to the calm, sophisticated, simple atmosphere to the quality food - was first-rate. the prices are very reasonable. i will make sure all my friends come here.
Excellent! – We went here with a large group. The restaurant is big, yet cozy. The service is fantastic, and the food matches. The she crab soup, the escargot, the entrees, all delicious. And affordable! It's casual french food at it's finest.
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