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Eli's Vinegar Factory

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431 East 91st Street, New York City, NY 10128
212-987-0885
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7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Unique atmosphere good food

Went to Brunch here on Mothers day. It was an interesting experience. I thought that the menu was varied enough so that everyone in our group could find something they would like. There was everything from Omelets to Salads to Chicken Pot Pie. I had the country omelet with hash browns. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2014
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Nanyang, China
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

If you get a buzz from just looking at great food, then put Eli's Vinegar Factory on your must-do list. You'll see a huge selection of bread, pastries, cheese, olives, coffee, oil, vinegar, and other products, some local and many from Europe. The store also offers a wide array of take-out foods, all of gourmet quality. Everything is beautifully set... More 

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Consistently good, never busy, basic menu - high quality food and of course, great bread and really good coffee makes The Vinegar Factory a regular of ours. The location upstairs from Eli's flagship store, means a convenient shop for delicacies on the way home is a must. The east side river walk begins nearby to help walk off breakfast and... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Went to Brunch here on Mothers day. It was an interesting experience. I thought that the menu was varied enough so that everyone in our group could find something they would like. There was everything from Omelets to Salads to Chicken Pot Pie. I had the country omelet with hash browns. The omelet was very good and cooked perfectly. The... More 

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Massachusetts
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48 reviews 48 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

nice selection for a quick breakfast, croissant and coffee. Store looked fantastic (we walked around it) but wasn't really open yet so not everything was out

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2012

Great place for brunch and fancy food gifts. We were a family of 6 and the service was very attentive. Lox and eggs were delicious.

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New York City, New York
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62 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

On a Saturday afternoon you could shoot a cannon across the upstairs restaurant and not hit a person. I'm new to this neighborhood so I'm strolling the streets to discover my new home. From the exterior, and I crossed the street to see what the Vinegar Factory was, it resembled Brooklyn Brewery in Williamsburg. But it's not that. There's a... More 

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New York City, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

the restaurant upstairs has frozen yogurt machine and you self serve. And the bread they had at brunch is amazing..

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Miami Beach, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Everyone that worked there was very nice. Not really what I thought it was going to be. Has potential, but it's like they just don't care anymore. I had the feeling I was having breakfast at a retirement home.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

Very expensive! Shoot a couple of blocks over and checkout Mayfair.

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San Juan Capistrano, California
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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

The lox and bagel served for breakfast is nothing special. In fact, they couldn't give you any less cream cheese if they tried. The capers just taste like salt. And it will cost you $16++. On the other hand the lunch is quite good, with excellent self-serve soups and sandwiches. The atmosphere is NYC deli.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 431 East 91st Street, New York City, NY 10128
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: 212-987-0885
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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