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East Village
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88 2nd Ave., New York City, NY 10003-8309
+1 212-420-0202
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 1:00 am
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has always been one of our go to places for dinner so we thought we would give it a try for Thanksgiving and it did not disappoint! Food and service were amazing as always!

Thank David P
Irmo, South Carolina
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much fun to eat and make new friends in a town not known for conversations with strangers. Our son had highly recommended this place for the food. We had amazing lamb ragu, black ink linguini with calamari, and burrata salad.Because of the small size of the restaurant and the crowd we shared a table with some really nice people... More 

Thank TravelColumbia
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Space is small, reservations advised. Pasta was totally worth it. Service ok. Very loud. Ask for table inside specifically if you want one or you may be seated outside , even on a cool night.

Thank Regina W
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Had red wine and a grappa... it was super, and the bartender was really cool and helpful. It is a bit pricey, but they only have high end products, so I was happy to pay... good place to chill.

Thank Kbhob
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

Very expensive for what it is, but tasty flavours and sauces. However, portion size is too big so the sauce to pasta ratio is off. Pasta is overcooked as well so a bit sloppy. Everything over salted as well.

Thank mmeola
Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016 via mobile

Dumpy Italian American food. Not worth the time. A wasted eating experience. Stodgy 'home' made gnocchi. More like unpackaged at home. Meatballs of inconsistent quality and flavour, suggesting multiple batches served in one dish. Stray orchietti amongst the rigatoni. What happened there?

Thank AnonEMuis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Frank is amazing...the burrata Mozerella is out of this world. Jesse is the best bartender, sit there and he will take great care of you!

Thank Gucci1125
durham uk
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287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Frank is verging on becoming a bit of a health hazard and needs a bloody good clean. We wouldn't have dined here if not for the gift coupon we were given,however it has to be acknowledged that the food blew me away.

Thank sunlunlad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic dinner with excellent food. The mussels were out of this world as was the pasta. They have a great base tomato sauce that appears in a few places. Get the mussels, the garlic bread, the bruschetta and the pasta with red sauce.

Thank Global-EXEC-Travel
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

Fantastic food in eclectic atmosphere. Would go again. Every dish we had was amazing. Takes only cash.

Thank Karl S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 1:00 am
10:30 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 2nd Ave., New York City, NY 10003-8309
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighborhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-420-0202

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in East Village

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East Village
There’s still an independent vibe to the East Village, which offers plenty of unique small businesses catering to longtime New Yorkers and area college students alike. The East Village retains a bit of the old-time neighborhood feel that you can still experience today thanks to a mix of locally-owned shops, cozy restaurants, and lively bars. The scale of the residential blocks makes this a wonderful place to wander up and down the streets searching for the newest hip spot, or an old-school favorite. In the center of the neighborhood, Tompkins Square Park serves as a gathering point for the New Yorkers that call the East Village home. The people-watching here is hard to beat.
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