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York Street Cafe, Newport, KY

York Street Cafe

4.6
4.6
213 Reviews
$30 and under
American
York Street Cafe in Newport, KY is a nice place to go when you are out with someone special or when you are out with a friend. The eatery offers indoor and outdoor dining, along with food made from the finest and freshest ingredients. It has been open and operating since 1997.

York Street Cafe has a robust lunch and dinner menu. Some of the items you might want to try include the appetizers such as the hummus, tabbouleh and the smoked salmon. Some of the entree options include filet mignon, cheesy jalapeno grits with salmon or shrimp and Amish chicken. Burgers are available at York Street Cafe, too.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (859) 261-9675

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chef Richard McCollum

  • Neighborhood

    Newport

  • Cross street

    York & 8th

  • Parking details

    Private Lot/Street Parking

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 213 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were greeted warmly we did not have to wait to be seated as we had a reservation and everything was absolutely wonderful, and very eclectic fun menu
  2. BF

    BevF

    Cincinnati

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We sat outside and enjoyed a delightful evening. Unfortunately, it took over an hour for our meal to be served. My friend’s steak was over cooked and potatoes cold. My stuffed chicken was excellent.
  3. CR

    CheriR

    Cincinnati

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant dinner. Cute place and the service was very attentive. Salmon was wxcellent
  4. m

    micheleh

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A very warm cozy atmosphere, everyone was very gracious from the moment we entered till we left. The food was very good and the dessert was fabulous! We were seated at the Elvis table which was lots of fun ☺️
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate there with friends we have not seen for years. Great place to catch up. Did was delicious. Owner is awesome!
  6. l

    lovetoeat

    Cincinnati

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Friday night dinner excellent in-house-made soups and desserts made daily….the BEST. Salads are kept interesting and dressings seem to be house made though the premixed greens they serve are every now and then not the freshest. Best cheeseburger I’ve had anywhere! Fish specials need more variety than halibut and salmon, parmesean crusted or burre blanc. Love the new vegetable sides!
  7. CA

    CASL

    Cincinnati

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great! Well everything was great. This was our first time going to York St. and we will defiantly go back.
  8. CF

    ChrisF

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Service was a bit slow. Food was good but not for the price
  9. TC

    TerryC

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    The food (Thai Ribs) was way too salty. I could not even finish half of the meal.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A great evening. Food was fantastic. The place is so cute and quirky. The smoked salmon appetizer and the rib entree were outstanding. We will be back.
  11. M

    Merty

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food was amazing. The atmosphere is eclectic and fun. Service was not top notch but still very good
  12. JC

    JanetC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience5
    There was a mixup about my friend's order. First she brought two soups when only I ordered it. Then my friend said "I was supposed to get a Caeser salad" which was brought by pretty quickly along with an appetizer I had ordered. Then we sat for a good long while. Finally, we asked somoone else because our waitress seemed to have disappeared about where was her dinner. Apparently, the waitress didn't understand that she wanted a salad AND the dinner! We were attending a play nearby and running out of time. My friend said she would just take it home for later. With just 10 minutes before the show was to start, she cancelled her order. We had been there 1 hour and 20 minutes by that time. By the time the waitress sorted out our checks we had less than 5 minutes to get to the theater. I am not sure what happened because I have eaten there many times before and everything went smoothly and the food was always very good.
  13. BN

    BillN

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We went there for Mother’s Day. The food is always good and has something for everyone. The place is cool and the service was amazing.
  14. S

    ruthannS

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and friendly staff
  15. N

    Neddo

    Cincinnati

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Group for Stained Glass Theatre. Service was excellent. Food was excellent. Menu selection very limited and prices very high for most entrees, causing budget minded to choose cheeseburgers.
  16. SJ

    ShandaJ

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    It was ok. Wasn’t impressed with the spring menu. I would still go again.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The food wasn’t very good but the waitress was fantastic. For the taste, it was very overpriced
  18. DS

    DonnaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    York Street Cafe is a fun, kitschy place to meet. The food and service were really great and we were seated right at our reservation time, which is rare these days! Oh, the desserts are Amazing and are a must-do!
  19. DK

    DougK

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite place to go for a romantic dinner as well as with friends and family. The patio is so wonderful but the inside is awesome as well. Sad I could only give 5 stars for everthing. They go above and beyond!
  20. S

    Sidney

    Cincinnati

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the friendly greeting by Nancy, our fabulous server, Barb, and the great food snd atmosphere, the evening was delightful. It is now my cousin’s favorite restaurant in town. He had the mussels and was overly impressed.
  21. PC

    PatriciaC

    Cincinnati

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere! Loved the mushroom soup and the spanakopita!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the eclectic decor. Food was delicious and service was great. The Brie appetizer and pork chop were amazing.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our dinner. We started with the Brie appetizer which was AMAZING! I had great Autumn salad with grilled chicken. It was very good. My husband got the chicken dish with a cream sauce which was also good. We finished our meal with a slice of chocolate cake...OMG!! DELISH!! We will definitely go back!!! By the way the ambiance was perfect!! Love this place!
  24. NC

    NewtoCincy

    Cincinnati

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always a wonderful experience. We had the catch of the day and this time is was swordfish. Delish!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    This place was once one of my favorite restaurants. Scan the reviews and find how many lead with that statement. It’s usually a sign of a restaurant in decline.The cute ambiance is still there, but the food is really average and way too pricey for the quality. My tab was $95 for a modest dinner for 2. I will sadly not be going back. Will miss the old cafe, not the same standards, quality and value.
  26. MB

    MBdinesout

    Cincinnati

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Love the quirky ambiance. Salads, chicken, pork chops were great. Stay away from the mussels. At least half were unopened. (How do you serve something so obviously poor quality?) Service was great. Wish they had some signature cocktails. A little pricey for what you get.
  27. s

    sherihrd

    Cincinnati

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    We frequent York Street and always enjoy our time there. Our meal was fabulous, we had the halibut special and the bread basket. Our server was delightful, the only issue was service was very slow, it took a long time just to get the bread basket and almost an hour to get our meal. And they weren’t very busy. We arrived at 5:45 hoping for a quick meal since we were early. We didn’t leave u til 7:45, not because we lingered but because everything…even paying the check took so long. Never had this before at York Street, hope it was only an off night and not an indication of what’s to come under new management.
  28. DS

    DSVS

    Cincinnati

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This is a great little place. We had a new server that was very good and as always, the food is individually prepared and outstanding. Great owners and staff.
  29. B

    Bearcat1

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server was excellent and the food, as always, was delicious!
  30. W

    Wannabefoodie722

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We've been going to York Street Cafe for several years, but sad to say it is not living up to our expectations anymore. Food is only "ok" and when we were there recently we were told the fish special was mahi mahi, which my husband ordered. When he got his meal, it turned out to be salmon. We brought this to the attention of the server, who said she would check on it. Quite some time later she came to explain that unfortunately they had "run out" of the Mahi Mahi and so had substituted salmon. Our reservation was at 5:45pm so I wonder how the restaurant could have already run out of one of their specials?? As well, if that was the case she should have explained this to my husband and given him the option to change his order. And after the fact since none of that was missed, there was no recognition of an error or any offer to make it right. Sorry to say, we won't be going back.
  31. DF

    DavidF

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice surroundings and very good service. Our waiter (guy with hat) was good; very pleasant to talk to. Food was outstanding and we'll be back....
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love their food! Fun atmosphere, too
  33. L

    Leone

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience3
    Food coming out took forever. That's a kitchen issue. great service. Cold in space and frigid in men's restroom.
  34. PG

    PamG

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    York Street has long been a Newport staple and it still lives up to its fame. Dinner was fabulous! So glad they now have a New York Strip on the menu. The stuffed chicken was excellent as well. Sides were delicious!
  35. J

    Jeff

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A gem. The food, service, and atmosphere are exceptional.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday and had a wonderful time!
  37. p

    ppopp

    Cincinnati

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pre-theater dinner was great! Friendly and efficient wait staff and got to chat with owner. Dinner special and veggie burger were excellent and timely service got us to our performance on time. Love this unique neighborhood restaurant!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience5
    Really enjoyed it, but was short staffed the night we were there.
  39. DS

    DavidS

    Cincinnati

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Reasonable cost. Food was fine. The place was almost empty.
  40. H

    Harpo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Fantastic evening with a level of service I am not used to. Got to chat with the bartender, who came over to personally deliver our drinks, and the chef who came out of the kitchen to describe to us the Saffron sauce which was new to me.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

York Street Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 261-9675.

York Street Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 213 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 1 time today
Google Map for York Street Cafe

738 York St Newport, KY 41071-1818

Additional information

  • Cross street

    York & 8th

  • Neighborhood

    Newport

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot/Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chef Richard McCollum

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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