Cole's Greenwich Village
Cole's Greenwich Village
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Cole's Greenwich Village

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.colesgreenwichvillage.com/
  • Phone: 2122425966x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: 5:00PM-11:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: With three distinct areas of the restaurant, Cole's has the ideal setting for your next private affair. Whether celebrating with family and friends or hosting a business meeting, Cole's can accommodate all your needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Private Party Coordinator 8667608640

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 13th Street
  • Public Transit: A,C,E,L,1,2
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Cole's Greenwich Village
Inspired by the artistic scene of 1950’s Greenwich Village, Steven Gambrel designed the 94-seat space to evoke the decade that earned the neighborhood the romantic reputation it has to this day. Each one of the intimate rooms has its own distinct feel, incorporating retro and contemporary design elements. Burlap panels in the Dining Room are the backdrop for the art provided by charity partner ACRIA (AIDS Community Research Initiative of America) ranging from ’50s-era sketches to ’90s street art. The Café, situated between The Bottle Room and the Dining Room, is lined with wooden plank booths ideal for groups while The Bottle Room offers seating at the bar and high tables, and is lined with amber-toned panels reminiscent of the warm hues emanated from light hitting a whiskey bottle.
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Cole's Greenwich Village reviews from OpenTable diners
  • KDA123
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I had a terrible experience. I went to Coles for mothers day, with my Mom and Aunty from Australia and Coles was closed. We had to look for another brunch location in the West Village on one of the busiest days of the year. I called Coles and looked on the website but did not receive an answer or reason for the restaurant's closure. I received the confirmation e-mail from Opentable with the correct date, time, year and location so I am slightly perplexed at this.
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  • Irresponsible, Horrible
    Sfgj456VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I arrived on Mothers Day with 6 people and a reservation to find this place CLOSED, and I later learned they'd been shut down for days. Apparently they have no desire or ability -- even with all the confirmation emails flying around-- to let people know of their closure like an upstanding concern might do. Thanks, COLE's, for letting me scramble around on a hot Mother's Day in New York City with elderly women in tow.
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    notable wine list
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  • A bust
    SparkyVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I made a reservation on Open Table for lunch for Mother's Day and when we arrived at the restaurant it was closed for the day.
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  • It has closed.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/7/2014
    However, my reservation was accepted on Open Table, but when we arrived at 9 it had closed. No sign on the door. I think it has shut.
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  • Fabulous Coles in West Village
    WVillageDiner
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Have had dinner here quite a few times since they opened. Recent dinner was absolutely fabulous with the best kale salad I have ever had. Found out they have a new chef and his craft is superb. Service as always was exceptional. Where do they find the wait staff, they are all so helpful and eager to help with even the craziest request. Love this place, even more so that it's a block away....and there's that kale salad. Yum. Great bar for pre-dinner or anytime drinks.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun place, good food.
    MissMia
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Had an unexpectedly great time at Cole's on a Monday night. The food (especially the gnocchi) and the service (a lovely man came around and topped our wine off, no charge) were very good. The decor and atmosphere were lovely. Bathrooms are clean. The music was a little loud and the genre choice (dance music) was a bit odd, but that's not a reason to stay away.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant was completely empty
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    ..at 9:00. We chose to eat in the bar area because the restaurant was so dead. Food was very disappointing.
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  • A Brit's Eye View
    BritsEyeView
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Good decor, buzzy atmosphere, popular and packed with positive people. No record of our booking though but table provided. Waiter as attentive as the number of diners allowed. Looked overworked and perhaps unsupported by his team in that I was offered a tumbler from which to drink my wine because wine glasses had run out! The menu is a little unclear and ambiguous. My choice, listed as squash spaghetti, was neither spaghetti squash vegetable as expected, nor contained visible squash, just plain wheat spaghetti with no sign of squash. Delicious though. My friends' choices of salmon and pork were well presented pieces of protein but could have benefitted from more accompanying vegetables. An enjoyable visit though. Recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • quite surprised
    sbass
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    I have eaten at Coles before a few times not long after it opened and loved the atmosphere, the convenience to my home, and the food wasn't bad at all. Now maybe there's a new chef or NO chef. The food was lackluster, under seasoned, and just generic. The mushroom risotto had absolutely no flavor AT ALL, the Brussels sprouts were tepid and dull, and the cheesecake, honestly my dog could make a better cheesecake. it was sweet. That's all one can say. If David Rabin is still the owner he needs to look at the kitchen. All his other enterprises are flawless so how is Coles slipping through the cracks?
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  • CHIC YET HOMEY, GREAT COMBO
    MIRAONORMA
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    It was a super brunch! Everyone was very happy with what they ordered. The staff were very accommodating to our little group. The waiters are true professionals in the way they pour the wine and make suggestions, as opposed to that all-too-familiar sweet bumbling type so often encountered at other Village restos. Big plus, no annoying loud music in the background so we were able to enjoy our conversation. The egg dishes are nicely done, and the fries are presented in the cute cups one finds in Belgian spots. Sunlight poured through the large windows and played beautiful colors over the amber bottle display. I mean, why this restaurant doesn't have a long line on the street baffles me. Coles is a true find in the West Village. Loved it! Go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding in every way!
    JoeV
    Dined on 2/5/2014
    Went with 3 colleagues, the restaurant has so much character and charm. The service and food were first class. I would recommend this great find to anyone who loves a neighborhood restaurant with incredible character.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Listen to the Quiet
    djjayVIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    ...and enjoy your meal. This is a lovely restaurant with good food and a rare thing these days but a place where you can actually hear what your dining companion is saying. The main dining room is nicely decorated, cozy and intimate. The menu is straightforward and the food well prepared. I recommend Coles.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Christmas Eve
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/24/2013
    Given the night the place was empty. It was therefore really quiet. The service was friendly and quick. The food was good but not great. The beet salad was made with lemon rather than vinegar, an excellent choice. The duck breast and the hamburger were good but not great.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absent Waiter and Soggy Fries
    FoodDoctorVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    Our waiter disappeared and the restaurant was empty so no excuses. The french fries were soggy. There are many other neighborhood places that get it right.
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  • Disappointing
    LizBBVIP
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    Based on the hype and this restaurant being on Urban Daddy's current hot list, we were disappointed with the flow of service and lack of organized timing. The table next to us had to practically beg for bread because their orders were taking too long to come out. Likewise, so did ours...our server was hard to track down because he was busy attending to other tables. He was nice, but didn't do a great job explaining several items on the menu, e.g., my "normal" size appetizer that he said would be fine as an entree was the opposite. For the prices, overall disappointing service. I doubt I will return.
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  • Sane Place with Great Food/Ambience
    imalocalVIP
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    Noise level was normal and food was great. Good selection of brunch options and friendly staff. And a great Bloody Mary. I'd go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a let down.
    ChristianVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Maybe they need better management? There is definitely a chance for this great location/decor restaurant but we were not happy with the horrible service and mediocre food. Sorry.
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  • Good food, though some items
    ElleCVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2013
    Good food, though some items not served to temperature. Attentive, informative, friendly service. Nice ambience, but little contrived/sterile.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cole has a cool hip vibe
    gwfoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2013
    I've been to this place before when it was packed and very noisy. But went on Monday night and it was very clam and much easier to have a conversation.
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute village restaurant
    NYCmumVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2013
    Charming restaurant but we will not go back. Menu is limited and the last room of restaurant is extremely loud on a Friday night. It was especially difficult to enjoy our conversation.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very much a scenestaurant
    NinethreerVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    Cole's is very much a scenestaurant. The decor and ambiance are great; the cocktails are not bad, even good, compared to other restaurants, but definitely not remarkable. The food, however, was a huge disappointment. We found it to be very overpriced ($30 for a hanger steak) -- but beyond that, very mediocre in quality. My steak and potatoes were extremely over salted and otherwise uninspiring. The appetizers were likewise very appealing on the menu but very poorly executed. Cole's needs to seriously review its choice of Chef and the attention/quality it puts into the food.
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    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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  • Just okay
    StarvingVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2013
    Service was good. Waitress was knowledgeable and friendly. Ambience was great. However, food was just okay. Not very flavorful. Very small portions and pricey. Probably won't go back for dinner, but may try the bar.
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  • Greater interval between meals
    Lula
    Dined on 8/2/2013
    The food was really delicious. The only problem is that they didn't allow a 10 minutes break between the meals, they were all served in a row. I didn't even had the chance to finish my cocktail before the entree... That is not nice!
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    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Service - Food....not so much
    GoooooodEating5555
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Right off the bat the service and the staff were surprisingly friendly. Typically the good restaurants below 14th street have a 'stuffy' staff - this was a great surprise. The Bartender Joe was awesome. Hostess was very friendly and accommodating, and the waitress couldn't have been nicer. Unfortunately - the food doesn't live up to the staff. The menu is soo small everything they make should be out of this world - but it wasn't. I would recommend anyone to come in and have drinks. Once they figure out their menu, this place will be a hotspot.
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  • Good food/drinks, cool design
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/26/2013
    Cole's is a solid neighborhood spot with great cocktails, good food, polite service, and cool yet elegant design (picture the inside of a Pullman-esque train car). My table ordered pork & hanger steak. The meat was very good - quality cuts, cooked spot on, with just the right balanced, complementary seasoning; the sides with the entrees were less impressive - not bad, but just not nearly at the same level. The fingerling potatoes would have benefited from a chop or smash in their preparation, rather than arriving wholly intact - preventing the seasoning from permeating throughout - and without the satisfying variety of texture or depth of nutty flavor that good caramelization would have contributed. But that said, I ate every last bite.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beautiful decor on a quiet Sunday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    We went there for Sunday brunch. The decor was beautiful and the food was delicious and the vibe was quiet. Would try it again for lunch or dinner.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything was great except service
    BoogieGayVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2013
    Firstly, I love this place. It's a charming space in a great neighborhood. Great bartender Joe who's charming ins gruff NYC way. Great food and simple menu. Our service tho left a lot to be desired the night we were there. I'd definitely recommend it, hoping that it was just and off night with and off server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous menu; all the standards
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/1/2013
    Fabulous menu; all the standards [calamari, salmon, chicken, steak]; but done with a twist and certainly not the standard meal. Top notch
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • we liked it a lot , only the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/27/2013
    we liked it a lot , only the noice level was extremely loud....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Great addition to the neighborhood
    pknyVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2013
    Cole's has become my new go-to place for dinner to catch up with friends or just have a one-on-one. Great bar scene and fantastic dining room designed by Steve Gambrel add up to a wonderful experience. Highly recommend.
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    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Its terrific, worth a stop in
    miloshVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2013
    Everything about Cole's exceeded my expectations, not easily done after so many years living in NYC. The staff was very attentive, gave us a terrific table and the whole experience was a pleasure. Food was a home run the entire time. My sister is a vegetarian and there were many options, plus the waiter was very flexible to make sure she was happy. We did go on the early side and it fills up very fast and it gets a nice buzzy energy going, but its not too much of a scene, which I no longer am interested in. Its just a lively restaurant for people that enjoy good food and drink and want to kick back for a bit. Its simple, be nice to others and you will get that in return, not just at Cole's, in general.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was indelible, not
    Afmmmm
    Dined on 6/11/2013
    The food was indelible, not prepared well and the service was inattentive. The waiter never asked if something was wrong with the food, he simply cleared the uneaten entree and disappeared for ten minutes while he chatted with his colleagues.
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    hot spot
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  • Chic
    Rayman
    Dined on 5/21/2013
    A very pretty place. Feels like what it must have been like in Paris in the 40s. The food is fine.
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    neighborhood gem
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  • Value for dollar not stellar
    Nickie
    Dined on 5/21/2013
    I would have rated Cole's higher overall but its menu is overpriced, especially compared to new and established competitors from Tenth Ave to Seventh and below roughly 20th St.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time here!
    diego175VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    They were extremely accommodating to my diet needs. The service was very good and the steak was fabulous. So far so good. At this point I would definitely recommend them. I live in the neighborhood and am happy to find a new place that's so good. A pleasant surprise. I hope it continues to be this good!
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    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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  • Had to leave, just terrible service
    Eric
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Came for an afternoon brunch with family on Saturday after seeing the Journal's review. Menu looked great - as did the decor. The server must have been having an off day - was just tremendously rude (had three tables including ours). He was gruff and dismissive - and after fifteen minutes we decided it just wasn't worth continuing the experience. Hopefully the wait staff at dinner isn't the same.
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  • My First Visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    The waiter was very helpful and enthusiastic with his suggestions with things to eat. Service was pleasant and efficient. The side dishes were particular good and interesting. While I love duck mine as a bit too done and a bit too salty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chicken had amazing Flavor
    Socrates
    Dined on 4/26/2013
    Chicken had amazing Flavor and the Halibut specialWas spectacular. Not to mention the Calamari
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    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Perhaps next time it will be better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    I enjoyed my cod fish however the rest of the party were not impressed - up there with price and the service was quite poor. Bar person NOT at all friendly (he needs to get a new job, one that he likes) - I liked the look and feel of the place but wouldn't recommend at the moment..............will give it a 2nd try in 6 months time
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  • I was surprised and very disappoint
    DicksterVIP
    Dined on 4/21/2013
    I was surprised and very disappointed after reading about the restaurant in a number of places. My chicken was overcooked, the other mains at our table were not noteworthy. The waiter was sincere and well intentioned...but not a waiter. Overall it was a negative experience.
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