It may be hard to get a table at the famous Union Square Cafe but it's well worth it. It may not be the chicest restaurant in NYC but classic it is and proving that it can withstand the intense market of NYC. Danny Meyer opened the doors of USC in 1985 and since then they have twice earned The New York Times' three-star rating as well as Zagat Survey's #1 ranking as New York's Most Popular Restaurant for an unprecedented eight years.
A family friend invited me to Union Square Cafe for lunch where we enjoyed house salad- Bibb and Red Oak Leaf Lettuce Salad with Grated Gruyere and Dijon Vinaigrette. Even though we both played it safe with a light afternoon salad I have heard that the USC Burger is great as well as the "Still Winter" Vegetables dish- fennel parmigiano, grilled radicchio, lentil farrotto, fried polenta and pesto root vegetables.