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“This resurant is in a great location in NYC”
Review of Commerce - CLOSED

Commerce
Price range: $30 - $40
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: West Village
Cross street: Barrow Street
Transit: A, B, C, D, E & F trains to West 4th Street and 1 train to Christopher Street.
Description: The building at 50 Commerce pulses with history. Depression-era revelers snuck in it when it was a speakeasy. As the Blue Mill Tavern, it saw 50 years of change. And as Grange Hall, it captured the heart of Greenwich Village as a beloved gathering place.Now, as Commerce, a restaurant serving fine food prepared by chef Harold Moore, the building welcomes a slew of modern visitors seeking a warm place to share a meal and a sense of community. Owned by reputable restauranteur Tony Zazula and noted Chef Harold Moore, Commerce is homage to old New York, celebrating a city where history and contemporary sensibilities collide on every corner.
Reviewed August 5, 2012

This resturant is on a tree lined street next to a local theatre. You can't beleive you are right in the heart of the village. Food was very flavorful. We had the Sea bass and Rosemary Papardelle with Lamb. Both were excellent. if you like bread ( I love bread), the bread basket is great. Homemade pretzel stick and cheese bread....yum!!

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Thank bernylloyd
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

Great service and knockout martinis. A small but very cute fit out and we sat in a comfortable booth at the back. Open Sunday nights and recommended!

Thank suezzerk
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Reviewed June 24, 2012

This wonderful restaurant is hidden on a very quiet block of NYC's West Village, but once you enter it's like you're in the center of town! It is a classy place from top to bottom, and our meals did not miss a beat. My husband had the lamb ragout on pappardelle which was out of this world -- probably more meant for winter than summer, but who cares? I had the more seasonal spaghetti with local clams and tomato which had an interesting and very fresh set of flavors. The service was top-notch and, yes, it was noisy like so many other restaurants. Prepare yourself for that. Lastly, I particularly want to mention the drink I had: The East Sider -- Gin with cucumber and lime -- quite a common combo these days, but this one left out the sweet something that so many bartenders add. This was perfectly refreshing with just enough "not sweet." If you're in NY, seek this place out. You won't regret it.

Thank TravelFan15
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Reviewed June 2, 2012

So our second time here. First visit, 60 minute wait for our 8pm reservation. Last nights's 8pm reservation, we got our table at 915pm.....

To be fair, our constant complaining earned us a free round of drinks at the table. PUSH FOR THIS !! The funniest thing? It is COMMON; the discount titled something like "Long Wait Cocktail Discount" actually appears on the bill!!! They clearly have to do this a lot.

It is most frustrating to be keep being told "it will just be a couple of minutes" then " they are just getting their dessert" some 10 minutes later. They clearly do not know what they are doing. Why can't they tell diners that they only have the table for 2.5 hours or whatever? Because it is the kitchen that takes so long to prepare the food, that's why.

Food is good and the piping hot bread served for the table is delicious, but general table and reservation management is terrible. Avoid....

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2  Thank santosdiego
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Reviewed April 22, 2012

The food is quite good with lots of interesting, tasty and healthy choices. The location is on a charming street in the heart of the historic West Village and has a warm, charming feel. Be aware, however, that it is NOT a good place is conversation is high on your agenda. The acoustics are not ideal, especially when it's crowded.

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Thank Amy S
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