Union Square Cafe

Union Square Cafe is an award-winning New American cuisine restaurant located at 21 East 16th Street (between Union Square West and Fifth Avenue), in Union Square in Manhattan, in New York City, owned by Danny Meyer, with chef Michael Romano.

Opened in October 1985 by Danny Meyer and chef Ali Barker, it features American cuisine with Italian influences. Union Square Cafe has won multiple awards and honors since its inception, including the ranking of "Favorite New York Restaurant" in the Zagat Survey in 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2008. Notably, the restaurant did not receive a Michelin star, leading to concerns that the guide might be biased towards French cuisine or restaurants that "emphasize formality and presentation".

The restaurant was designed by architect Larry Bogdanow.

Read more about Union Square Cafe:  Awards and Accolades

Famous quotes containing the words union, square and/or cafe:

    Our age is pre-eminently the age of sympathy, as the eighteenth century was the age of reason. Our ideal men and women are they, whose sympathies have had the widest culture, whose aims do not end with self, whose philanthropy, though centrifugal, reaches around the globe.
    Frances E. Willard 1839–1898, U.S. president of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union 1879-1891, author, activist. The Woman’s Magazine, pp. 137-40 (January 1887)

    O for a man who is a man, and, as my neighbor says, has a bone in his back which you cannot pass your hand through! Our statistics are at fault: the population has been returned too large. How many men are there to a square thousand miles in this country? Hardly one.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    When cafe life thrives, talk is a shared limberness of the mind that improves appetite for conversation: an adequate sentence maker is then made good, a good one excellent, an excellent one extraordinary.
    Vivian Gornick (b. 1935)