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COMMERCE Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.commercerestaurant.com
  • Email: harold@commercerestaurant.com
  • Phone: (212) 524-2301
  • Hours of Operation: Bar: Open daily 4pm until Midnight, Friday and Saturday until 1:00am. Opens Saturday & Sunday at 12pm. Dinner: Monday - Thursday, 5:30pm - 11:00pm Friday and Saturday, 5:30pm - 12:00am Saturday Lunch: 12 - 5pm Sunday Brunch: 11am - 4pm, Dinner 5:30 - 11pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Harold Moore
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
  • Catering: Please inquire for details.
  • Private Party Facilities: Entire restaurant can be reserved for a private party.
  • Private Party Contact: Tony Zazula (917) 846-8852

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Barrow Street
  • Public Transit: A, B, C, D, E & F trains to West 4th Street and 1 train to Christopher Street.
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from COMMERCE
Commerce, nestled in the heart of Greenwich Village, is an homage to old New York. The historic space that formerly housed the beloved Grange Hall has been restored by artisan craftsmen. The interior features murals by artist David Joel, restored chestnut booths & a stunning art deco Brunswick bar circa 1941. Owned by Tony Zazula—a founder of Montrachet—& Chef Harold Moore, Commerce presents a contemporary American menu combining global flavors & classic ingredients such as oysters, chicken & steak. Formerly the Executive Chef of Montrachet & Chef de Cuisine of March, Chef Moore brings years of experience working in New York City’s top kitchens, such as Daniel, Jean Georges, & Mercer Kitchen. Moore’s menu is casual yet sophisticated & belies the complex construction of flavors & textures that are telling of his extensive training. New York ObserverContinued
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Diner Reviews
  • " 2nd time dining there , and it was better than I remembered it. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "We had to wait an hour for our reservation and received no compensation whatsoever. No round of drinks...nothing. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Second time here and really loved it again. Haven't had one bad item on the menu and the ambiance is great! "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Commerce was a great restaurant. The service was not only efficient but nice and funny. The food, most importantly, was spectacular and, surprisingly, one of the BEST in the city."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Food quite good - had the scallops - not enough but very tasty - Noise unpleasant "
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "The food and service were really very good and very attentive, in that order. However, the tables were jammed together and the noise level was horrendous. Hard to appreciate the food and lovely decor in a situation where you were subjected to tables of diners outshouting one another. And then, the background music volume was raised so you couldn't even hear your companion. "
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Food is extremely salty. Portions are very small, and prices are obnoxiously high. The space is also very loud and the tables are tiny. To their credit, the staff are very friendly."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Great ambiance, very lively. We thought it was a really fun place. Only downside, some entrees were very small portions. Super spot if you are headed to the Comedy Cellar since it is so close by."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "I had a reservation and arrived on time, but still had to wait over 30 minutes for a table before I gave up and asked to be seated in the bar. The hostess could care less and did nothing to help throughout our wait, just claiming inanely that it would not be much longer. As a result, the evening was ruined and we ended up being forced to eat on bar stools in the bar amid the crowds, being shoved and ignored. It was a terrible experience and I will never return."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Really had a good time with our friends. Devilled eggs a standout and steak Diane delicious! Village ambiance delightful!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "This is our 4th time to eat at Commerce and it was as great as the first 3 times. Very good food and the service is super. Next time we head to NYC, we'll be back!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "Made a Thursday night reservation and no wait! Food was great and our server was an absolute delight. The service was quick and he had great recommendations on drinks, etc. Solid wine list, too."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "The service could be a bit more friendly and accommodating to requests."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "This place is a gem. However and this is a HUGE however, we waited 30-45 minutes even with a reservation. But once we sat down and tasted the amazing food and drinks, all was forgotten."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food and service are very good, but the place is so crowded and noisy that your experience is ruined."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Commerce never fails to deliver great dishes rooted in New American cuisine with flashes of Italian. The sweet potato tortelloni also happens to be quite sublime, and its nice to Steak Diane make an appearance again on a Manhattan menu."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Four of us enjoyed our dinner on a Saturday night. The place was hopping and energetic. We were impressed with the gracious and balanced service and the creative and delicious food and wine selection. Your sommelier was spot on in his pairings; which was not easy as we had between us, duck, scallops, beef and pasta for a main dish and foie gras, ragu of odd things, broccoli, avocado toast before hand. Kudos"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My favorite restaurant in NYC. The food is outstanding. Try the Hamachi. I am just very upset they took the Romaine Hearts off the menu :( Bring them back, please!!!"
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "The food was excellent but we waited over half an hour for our table and then were seated right next to the VERY noisy bar - could barely hear each other! Our server was very nice though and took great care of us."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Love this place but they have the worst wait time/table management of anywhere we go regularly in the village. Expect to wait 30-60 mins after booked table time if it's busy. Food is terrific and service fantastic. Great noisy ambiance."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This is the third try I've given Commerce as my husband has entertained here frequently the past few months and always spoke highly of it. Every visit I have made without him, I have had to wait over an hour with little to no communication from the hostess regarding wait time. This past visit my husband was with me and was shocked at the way the staff handled the wait...or didn't handle the wait....they could care less. We watched several others around us suffer the same fate....but, this just seems to be the way Commerce runs their business. We will never go back, plenty of other places to eat in the city."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Even thought we had made a reservation for 7pm, we were still placed in a tiny table next to the bar. The waiters had trouble getting to our table through the bar crowd, and we dined with the rear ends of bar patrons next to us"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We went to brunch on Saturday - we were 4 adults and 3 kids. When I asked the waitress to please *remove* nuts from a dish so I could share it with my baby (who can't eat nuts), she said that the chef usually doesn't do substitutions and if he did, there was a $5 charge. to REMOVE nuts from a dish. I really wanted the dish (I'm vegetarian and pregnant, which didn't leave me a lot of choices on the menu), so I agreed to the $5 charge. Waitress returns to say chef will not remove nuts, even for the $5 charge. Excuse me?! I wasn't asking for a complicated substitution or change to the dish. Merely asking for nuts to be not added because my baby cannot have nuts. I found it extremely rude and obnoxious that they wouldn't accommodate us."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We returned to Commerce after a long absence, and we found it every bit as exciting as always, crowded, noisy, but energetic and fun. Tony Zazula met us at the door with his friendly demeanor. We were allowed to bring wine, but supplemented our wine with selections from the excellent wine list. Harold Moore's food was as always superb. The fried oysters and deviled eggs was shared to start. Everyone on our party ordered something different, and everyone was very happy. My steak Diane was the most tender piece of beef I have ever had, and Harold told me that it was the result of careful sous vide preparation, but then energized with a lovely deep reduction sauce. The strawberry rhubarb pie to finish was superb. Great all around."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Everything we ate was super--bolognese pasta, veal meatballs and ricotta gnochi were all perfect. Service was great. The only negative was the noise level--the background music caused everyone to have to yell over it."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Everything - from the bread basket to the homemade pasta (short rib ravioli is a must) is a winner. Pricey, but worth it! Go early to avoid the dinner crowd's decibel level that begins around 7:30. Very convenient to the Cherry Lane, Lucille Lortel and Barrow Street Theatres."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "We have been going to Commerce for years. Recently we went for Sunday brunch. We asked the server if he could pls substitute the brussel sprouts with the omelet for any other vegetable the chef had. He said no. We asked to not bring the Brussels, as my friend does not like the smell...they arrived with the meal. We were one of two groups in the entire restaurant. Sadly we are not in a rush to return."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "From the moment we walked in and were greeted By a pretty lady,to take our coats, to being seated and a WONDERFUL server also greeted us and asked about drinks I knew it would be special here on just another Tuesday night. Next an exceptional bread was brought to our table and a outstanding food trip began. There was at least 8 beautiful breads, all differant which I could not stop eating ! The 20 herb salad was fresh and unbelievable with its variety of ingreadents and iol and lemon.Deviled eggs that should be against the LAW ! Conntinued on the Private note to the restarunt"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We haven't lived in New York for years and feel 'out of the loop' on the restaurant scene. We came back to visit old friends and found Commerce through Yelp reviews. It was the perfect place to catch up with people over brunch. It was extremely crowded but they gave us a great table and we had delicious and satisfying eggs and high quality coffee. We highly recommend this place and will be back."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "I was very excited about taking my family here from out of town as it was raved about in several local publications. My app and main were vegetarian and there was much to be desired there. Kinda random mix of cuisine and flavors. My family raved about the duck and scallops, so maybe this is a place better place for the omnivorous. Wine and wine list were pretty good. I did not like the musical ambiance at all. It was a very random assortment of 80s, alt-country, and classic country which didn't go with the atmosphere at all.The place (as others have mentioned) was overcrowded. Friday night was like a subway at rush hour, people cramped in, waiting in inconvenient places, lines to get in and out of narrow walkways."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "waitress was sour and grumpy. every request seemed like an imposition. but the food and ambience and location are fantastic!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Excellent food, this restaurant can be loud but the food is sooooo good. Coconut Cake is not too sweet so it is very delicious. Menu is interesting and the specials are inventive - you definitely don't see lamb neck made into a roullaid anywhere else!"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Not a lot of ambiance in the whole restaurant overall. Disjointed theme going, might be better for big groups but not for a date or a special affair. Overpriced menu, lots of options but nothing outstanding. Herb salad tasted like margarine. Friendly waitstaff, but not very traditional. Wine service was questionable."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Chef Harold continues to makes this mountain top of fine dining and a true west village gem"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We had made a reservation on Opentable for this restaurant and showed up right on time, only to be greeted by the hostess with a peremptory "please take a seat at the bar and we'll call you when your table is ready." After about 25 minutes I went to request that status of our table, only to be told "we'll look around." 10 minutes later they sat us at a table on the far side of the restaurant next to the bar. The service after that was very good, and while the food is good, it doesn't merit the prices the place charges. $29 pastas and $35 entrees should produce excellent food; this is not excellent food. But the place is hopping and clearly a destination."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Great lunch on a Saturday. A true local restaurant infused with good vibes and a nice crowd. Simple menu yet outstanding quality."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "the best spaghetti carbonara this side of the rockies..."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Energetic and fun, good food although pricy for what you get. It is a very attractive room with louder than average noise level, they could dim the lights a bit more. The service was typical and prompt. Great bartender."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "This place is jam packed on a Saturday night. Wall to wall with people and a tight space to squeeze them in. You can't move in there, it's crazy! The place is as loud as can be -- feels like you're in a gymnasium. We waited for one hour past our 7:45 reservation... while stuffed in like sardines. I thought I was going to lose it, but we finally sat. And let me tell you, the food was absolutely fantastic. Now I see why the wait is so crazy and people subject themselves to the crowd. Food is A+, top-notch."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Tucked away this restaurant is a gem! Stared going soon after they opened and have been back as often as possible. Staff and food are impeccable. Always friendly and the food is NEVER disappointing. If you get the chance please try it, you won't go wrong!"
    Dined on 11/28/2013