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Ze Cafe - CLOSED

398 E 52nd St, New York City, NY 10022-6460
+1 212-758-1944
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good48%
  • Average8%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
6 Aug 2014
“Pretty and Delicious”
3 Jun 2014
“Favorite NYC Brunch Spot”
Restaurant Hours Closed
$$ - $$$
398 E 52nd St, New York City, NY 10022-6460
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

If you're looking for a well thought out menu, elegantly prepared and a pretty setting, this is your place. We have had dinner here three times and on each visit, it didn't disappoint. It definitely has an old New York feel here, with lots of...More

1  Thank westchestertraveler
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Small, typically crowded on weekends and load but setting that aside, our favorite NYC Brunch spot. Food and service are excellent. If you can go midweek or off peak brunch hours on a weekend, you will enjoy it more.

1  Thank ogerkan
Reviewed 27 May 2014

Ze Cafe is an excellent choice for lunch. The menu is simple, the food delicious and decidedly French. We also enjoyed excellent and attentive service. I hope to return on a future visit to NYC. The location makes Ze Cafe convenient for people staying, living,...More

1  Thank AtlantaRes
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Old friends suggested this spot as we enjoy the owner's French restaurant in Chautauqua County. Loved the airy atmosphere, sitting at a round table near the window. Lots of light and flowers -- perfect for appreciating the arrival of spring. Basil ice cream a great...More

Thank NancyBargar
Reviewed 12 April 2014

A group of us went here in March for brunch at the recommendation of a friend and it was nothing short of fantastic. The service and the food were amazing. We each had something different and no one was disappointed with their meal. Crowded so...More

Thank rhody2007
Reviewed 28 February 2014 via mobile

Z�� Caf�� is a lovely restaurant, beautifully quaint, with stunning floral decorations. Cocktails well prepared. Food is good. Seared Hudson Valley fois gras is certainly not on every menu, so it was delightful to see it. It was well prepared, served on brioche, but the...More

Thank LufkinSid
Reviewed 11 February 2014

This is a charming place to eat. The atmosphere is lovely with beautiful flowers and fruit desserts to great you as you enter. The menu is good and better with the new chef. The service is attentive. It has a bit of the in-crowd, out-crowd...More

Thank Randye F
Reviewed 8 January 2014

What a lovely restaurant tucked away on the east side. One of the few places to open early (9:00) for brunch on Sunday. However, as a note, the "lunch" side of the brunch menu is not available until 11:00. The small brick building was once...More

Thank clgs1
Reviewed 25 November 2013

There are not a lot of good places to eat when you go east of 1st Avenue in the 50s, but this place has surprisingly good food and service in a cozy setting. We went there with a group of six and tried many of...More

Thank Michael B
Reviewed 18 November 2013

We went to Ze Cafe for dinner on a friday night - and I must say that the service was outstanding. The bread and baguettes were wonderful. The entrees though were nothing special. They were presented well - looked pretty - but had little flavor....More

Thank breezie5
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$20 - US$50
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 398 E 52nd St, New York City, NY 10022-6460
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-758-1944
Zé Café is a quaint restaurant located at 398 East 52nd St. far from the distracting hustle and bustle of the busy New York City streets. Our calm and inviting atmosphere is the perfect place for a momentary escape.Our European inspired menu is prepared from scratch in house and made with locally sourced ingredients. Our pastas are handmade and hand cut, our granola is homemade, our salmon is cured in house and much of our produce comes from Zeze's organic upstate farm. Our field-to-fork cuisine truly embodies the modern aesthetic and eco-conscious spirit.
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