Union Square Cafe
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|Union Square Cafe|
The restaurant's former location at 21 E 16th St
|Current owner(s)||Union Square Hospitality Group|
|Food type||New American|
|Street address||101 E 19th St (between Park Avenue South and Irving Place), Manhattan|
|City||New York City|
Union Square Cafe is an American restaurant featuring New American cuisine, located at 101 E 19th St (between Park Avenue South and Irving Place), in the Union Square neighborhood of the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York. It is owned by the Union Square Hospitality Group.
Ownership, cuisine and design
Awards and accolades
The restaurant has won multiple awards and honors since its inception, including the ranking of "Favorite New York Restaurant" in the Zagat Survey in the 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004 and 2008 editions. Notably, the restaurant did not receive a Michelin star during Michelin's 2005 review of New York restaurants, leading to concerns that the guide might be biased towards French cuisine or restaurants that "emphasize formality and presentation".
- 1992, Outstanding Service, James Beard Foundation
- 1997, Outstanding Restaurant, James Beard Foundation
- 1997–2001, Zagat Survey #1 Favorite New York Restaurant
- 1998–1999, New York Times Three Star Award
- 1999, Outstanding Wine Service, James Beard Foundation
- 2000, Michael Romano inducted into "Who's Who of Food & Beverage", James Beard Foundation
- 2000–2002, Forbes magazine Three Star Review
- 2001, James Beard Foundation Best Chef New York City – Michael Romano
- 2003, Zagat Survey #2 Favorite New York Restaurant
- 2004, Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
- 2004, Zagat Survey #1 Favorite New York Restaurant
- 2005, Forbes magazine Three Star Review
- 2005–2007, Zagat Survey #2 Favorite New York Restaurant
- 2006-2010, Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence
- 2008, Zagat Survey #1 Favorite New York Restaurant
- 2012-2013, Wine Spectator Best of Award of Excellence
The 2016 novel Sweetbitter is primarily set in a fictionalized version of the restaurant.
- "Union Square Cafe". Zagat. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
- (registration required) William Grimes (June 29, 2011). "Larry Bogdanow, 64, Dies; Crafted Cozy Restaurants". The New York Times.
- (registration required) Michael Kimmelman (September 6, 2016). "The Same, Only Different: Designing a New Union Square Cafe". The New York Times.
- Union Square Cafe Awards. Union Square Cafe. Retrieved January 14, 2008.
- "She's a Belle of the City, but the French Are Blasé". The New York Times. November 13, 2005. Retrieved January 14, 2008.