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Eli's Vinegar Factory

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431 E 91st St, New York City, NY 10128-6801
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Virginia Beach
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103 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

High-quality breakfast pastries, sandwiches, soups, and an upscale grocery section with beautiful meat, fish, and produce. Table area for eating.

Thank dmnickel
Ringwood, New Jersey
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Yes, it's a great place for an early Sunday Brunch - later get's busier with families and friends gathering. Go in and Walk up the stairs. I love my Cheese Blintz with Jam- they are also known for their breads and they gave us a nice basket. A friend asked me and and well, - I guess this could be... More 

Thank Brian W
Pelham, New York
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2016

I just attended a most delightful birthday at this location. The room was private but large enough for the children to move around....4 year olds. The staff was exceptional: friendly, professional and very patient. The adults were well cared for with coffee, tea and soft drinks and a light buffet and the children with a "kid" menu and cupcakes. And... More 

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New York
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

I'm not sure why anyone would eat here twice. An average at best meal with bad service and when the check comes, well just be ready! Insane prices. A complete dissapointment.

Thank Leslie M
Key Largo, Florida
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247 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

If you are in NY, find this place and enjoy shopping in the supermarket and eat at the Cafe. Soups are made fresh and are excellent. Smoked salmon and a bagel are the best you can get in the city. Coffee is always fresh, What more do you need...

Thank Keyscritter93
Niskayuna, New York
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111 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

I brought my 2 teenage nieces for breakfast. Although the bread basket was excellent and the pancakes were good, I somehow expected more from Eli Zabar. Perhaps my disappointment was that the space is so cold in decor. The service was fine, but this is not a place I would return to.

Thank TravelingLily2014
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

I used to go to Eli's all the time when I worked in the neighborhood. You can always find great sandwiches, meals, cheese......A very safe bet for all food needs / wants.

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New York, New York, United States
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163 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Great Food Market, wonderful, fish, meats and all thing good to eat. About the best smoked salmon around, cut to order from various salmons. Good Fruits and Veg and wonderful Breads, pastries and prepared foods.

Thank JoeP2794
New York City, New York
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I was exploring areas nearby and accidentally walked into this place. At first glance it appeared as an interesting find (and I did not know at the time of Eli’s various stores). But after closer examination I just saw overpriced breads and grocery with unimpressive service.

Thank Verysmallplanet
New York City, New York
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75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Vinegar Factory is really an old factory on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. There is something very unique about this charming and well-stocked store. You can get all the fixings that you need for the essential New York Style breakfast, lunch or dinner OR you can sit in the delightful some restaurant amongst the homemade soups, OUTSTANDING baked... More 

Thank Susan P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 E 91st St, New York City, NY 10128-6801
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: 212-987-0885

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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