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Flea Market Cafe

East Village
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131 Avenue A, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10009-5101
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
A favorite brunch spot

I've brunched here several times and the food is always delicious and a greatvalue. I haven't experienced any service that was less than pleasant. Like most brunch places it can get busy but I've never waited all that long.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2012
Hartford, Connecticut
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English first
New York City, New York
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I love Ten Degrees bistro (nee, Flea Market Cafe) for an evening by myself with a great drink or 3 and genuine, friendly, edgy staff. I've been looking for MY bar since I moved to the E.VIL. Think I found it. And the food is very good and the drinks are almost always 2/1.

Thank Timosabe
West New York, New Jersey
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128 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Just beware that this is not the same restaurant of a few years ago and although under the old owners this was an excellent restaurant , it is now terrible under the new owners . They used to have great food and great deals , especially the "sunset menu" that some reviewers have mentioned . This is all gone .... More 

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New York City, New York
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285 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

Reading through some of the other reviews of this place I can't help but feel they are wayyyyy over the top. There's a lot to like about this place but 'best French food in the city'? Talk about hyperbole! This is a place that lets you pick your pasta and pick your sauce like they do at Olive Garden, it's... More 

1 Thank snoogle
Helsinki, Finland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

I went to this restaurant with my daughter for the first time. Due to its location (East Village) it is (luckily!) out of main tourist areas in NYC. My selection of mussels was excellent and the waitress even offered complimentary tasting portions with different sauces after the (huge!) main course. restaurant is smallish which makes the atmosphere cozy.

1 Thank Saakari
New York
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

We recently discovered this little French gem while browsing around the East Village. The food is excellent and the prices affordable. Try to order off their "Sunset Menu" (between 5 and 7 pm), where you get three courses and a drink for $22. I've had the Mushroom and the Carrot Ginger Soup. Both delicious (so is the basket of fresh... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Flea Market Cafe has hands down some of the best food I have ever tasted in NY. I lived in the city for several years and was continually disappointed by overpriced and tasteless French food. However, FMC has simple and delicious dishes (you can't drag me away from their french onion soup) and the prices are affordable. It's not completely... More 

Thank keribh
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88 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

This is a beautifully casual French-style bistro which transports diners to an authentic Parisian experience. They have a Sunset Menu which offers a choice of one, two or three courses with a glass of wine. We chose the escargots as appetizers, then mussels for our main course and a lovely chocolate cake for dessert. Their servings are ample and the... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

I've brunched here several times and the food is always delicious and a greatvalue. I haven't experienced any service that was less than pleasant. Like most brunch places it can get busy but I've never waited all that long.

Thank nuoverose
London, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

Flea Market is a perfect place for casual lunch/brunch dinner. We had a terrific burger and a superb eggs benedict. The staff were very friendly indeed and we enjoyed our stay there. It's a pseudo French cafe with lots of interesting knick knacks decorating the interior. Highly recommended

Thank sp1969
Vancouver, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2011

We stumbled upon this place by accident as we were staying nearby. Ended up eating two dinners there and were extremely impressed by the food and service. One of the best burgers I have ever eaten and the lamb couscous was also to die for. My daughter said the calamari was the best she'd ever had. Desserts were also tasty... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 131 Avenue A, Frnt 2, New York City, NY 10009-5101
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: 212-358-9280

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: French


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