Ditch Plains - West Village
Ditch Plains - West Village

Ditch Plains - West Village

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ditch-plains.com/
  • Phone: 2126330202x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily: 11:00AM - 4:00PM

    Dinner: Daily: 4:00PM - 11:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Marc Murphy
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Ditch Plains caters! From a small get together to a full-serviced event, we can do it all. Contact events@benchmarc-events.com for more info!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Downing St
  • Public Transit: A,C,E,F,D,V,M to West 4th stop.
    1 to Houston
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Ditch Plains - West Village
Chef Marc Murphy's Ditch Plains offers fresh seafood and the best of beach dining - from oyster shooters and lobster rolls to a grilled fish of the day plus celebrated specialties such as the Ditch Dog (a hot dog smothered with mac & cheese), fish tacos, spicy Bloody Marys, a selection of beers on tap and the famously well-priced wine program that Murphy is so well known for.




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Ditch Plains - West Village reviews from OpenTable diners
32 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
76% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (16)good for groups (12)great for lunch (12)fit for foodies (8)vibrant bar scene (6)kid-friendly (6)great for brunch (5)late-night find (4)special occasion (3)hot spot (2)romantic (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • Mediocre
    Corey
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food was OK for what it was, although the fries needed salt and the fish tacos were a bit bland and could have used some sauce. The beer list was very good and the sangria was surprisingly spicy and delicious. The prices were a bit high though for the type of food and relatively casual nature of the restaurant- $21 for 3 tacos and a few extra bucks for a dollop of guacamole that probably should have been included in the first place? Seems steep even for NY.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try the fried pickles!
    Eaggy
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    I have actually gone back to this lovely restaurant a couple of times! The fried pickles are a great way to start your meal...and I loved the seafood salad! The burgers are great, too! I think you will return more than once, too!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fanciest mac n' cheese in town
    Mikkel
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    The lobster mac n' cheese is out of this world and I would recommend it to everybody going to this awesome place. Very stylish interior, friendly and very professional serving - all around a fantastic spot which we definitely will be coming back to next time we're in NYC.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food Horrible Service
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    We were four people and decided to try lots of amazing food and over ordered. The lobster roll was delicious, as was the lobster Mac and cheese and jalapeño tater tots. The service was awful. My husband tried to joke to lighten the mood but that didn't work. He only came to take the order. He never filled waters or asked how our dinner was or if we needed anything. At the end he dropped the check and didn't ask if we wanted dessert. we paid and no one said good night and nobody during the meal came to ask how we were doing. Was there management? The bartender was very nice. we left thinking there are lots of places in NYC with great food that we would rather spend our money and would appreciate our business. We went elsewhere for dessert!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Yum!
    kkkkkVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Food was delish! Great place for a summer meal! Great seafood!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy spot for summer!
    MakeMineaMadeleine
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    We were looking for a friendly, informal spot with good food. Tasty, updated takes on some of our favorite foods from misspent youths - we felt younger, happier,and well fed!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food
    Diner678
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    The hotdogs werent so bad. The french fries though could be better.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hot hot hot
    MaryVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    We had a 6:30 reservation on a warm day recently and, when We arrived, it was warmer inside than out. The waiter was unapologetic about how hot it was and sort of suggested it would get better. The fans were on (always a bad sign). We should have left but decided to stick it out. The food was good, but when you are uncomfortable you don't focus on that. The manager should have come around and apologized at the very least. Won't go again this summer. Might go again in winter.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Casual and Fun
    Mozzie
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    I went with a large group to celebrate a birthday. The atmosphere was laid back, vibrant and classy, and the food was delicious! We ordered a variety of snacks, entrees and drinks and everything was fantastic. Great for a casual night with friends. And the corner location in the West Village is perfect!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Burger is dry
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    I think the price is a little high for a dry burger. we were 9 people, we all ordered their burgers. We all concurred that the burgers were no good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delish!
    BloodyBrunch
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    Been to DP many times now and I am always satisfied with the food and services. Definitely good for small groups or to go on a first date.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't miss the dogs!
    nltbucs
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Cool place that's small and fun. I had 2 dogs with Mac and chesse, bacon and jalapeños over top. To die for!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A special lobster roll.
    fussy4VIP
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    Great lunch experience. the food is very good. The shrimp cocktail, deviled eggs and crab dip were delicious. I ordered the lobster roll as iit is there specialty and it is special. chunks of lobster meat, seasoned just right with sweet potato fries was so good. i would definitely go back for lunch and check it out for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 61 reviews are from the Ditch Plains - West Village reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    It's not possible to buy a glass of wine here, only a bottle or a half bottle. We found a bottle we liked and a price of "13/30" and, probably owing to inattention, assumed 13 was for the half bottle and 30 for the whole. But actually, the notation was a confusing meld of the wine's date and the price of a half bottle. So we paid $30 instead of $13. But most troubling was that the waitress admitted it was a common mistake! So is this a case of intentional menu confusion? That's something I very much don't approve of.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Good Spot
    AliMarieVIP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We went for a birthday dinner and had a really great meal. Everyone loved their food and the service was good as well. We would all go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Exceeds expectations again
    Marykate
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Ditch Plaibs once again provided excellent service and food. I'll be back again for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • FOOD WAS OK, NOT GREAT FOR A GROUP
    LynnieOOO
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    The food was ehhh , I did not love anything that I ate there. Not good spot for groups better for 2 people, but bar food is not great. Probably a better spot just to grab a drink.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • diasppointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    i was very very excited about this place, as i am a huge Marc Murphy fan. THe service was really slow, but perhaps thats part of the whole "surfing" laid back experience. i think that is OK, but at times it seems like we were forgotten about and just sitting there. THe food was a fun menu, but probably not worth the price listed on the menu. I know they can do that because of namesake, reputation and location but im being honest about value.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Seafood with a twist of fun
    AllisonTawil87VIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    A very refreshing, more casual type of seafood restaurant for NYC. I came here for dinner and loved the oysters, mussels, fish tacos and ditch dogs. I'll definitely be back again - for lunch and dinner. Not sure I would have a craving to eat this kinda stuff for Brunch but wouldn't turn down an invite for that :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never had an experience here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Never had an experience here I didn't like-- until this week. Dinner on a Tuesday- it was surprisingly crowded. We waited about 10 minutes before the hostess came to greet us. Once seated, we waited another 10 minutes for water and then our waitress (who was also serving the remainder of the restaurant) told us she'd be back. 10-15 minutes goes by and she returns, we order our drinks and meal - 2 diet cokes, 1 laguinitas and 3 chicken burgers. No Laguinitas. Soda arrives- tastes like smoked wood. We ask if we could have a fresh glass- waitress says, with a snarky tone "Are you sure it tastes bad? Anyway, I won't refill it, it will taste the same". Fine. Burgers come out they're tasty as always. Waited 30 minutes for the check.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good time
    Brian
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Dinner was excellent! Fired pickles, burgers and ditch dogs. Good wine, and a great environment to sit with friends and have fun. Great NYC experience!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Casual dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    The food and the decor were pleasant enough, but nothing special.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice place but no wines
    TinabirdVIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    Very nice place but no wines by the glass is a drag....
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid cocktails and appetizers.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Solid cocktails and appetizers. Mains (fish tacos + fish & chips) were pedestrian. Service was truly uneven -- asked by two different waiters within three minutes of sitting down if we were ready to order drinks, followed by an immediate question of if we were ready to order our meals. Meanwhile, the restaurant was steadily clearing out, thus no immediate reason to rush our dining experience. At the end of the meal, it took over twenty minutes to get our check. Overall, it was a decent experience, but am not in a rush to return.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Really good food, lots of
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    Really good food, lots of shareable items. Really good service, super nice staff. Busy, but not too crowded for a late Sunday brunch. I recommend the reviled eggs with fried oysters.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant place near Film Forum
    OJPJVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went to dinner here before a film at the Film Forum the other night, and had a good meal, and some items were excellent. My husband had the seafood Cobb salad, and enjoyed it, and I enjoyed the roasted oysters. The service was attentive, and even though it's small, and the tables are close together, we had no trouble hearing one another.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our service was interrupted
    opentable
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Our service was interrupted by a surprise health inspection. Of course, my party understood that this could not be controlled, but the restaurant's repose to the interruption was subpar -- they offered no explanation, did not apologize for our delay in food (about one hour) or offer us anything as a thank you for our patience. The food was excellent as usual, but it took us so long to get it that one of my friend's had to leave to catch her train.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    One of Marc Murphy's little gems. I love everything on the menu especially the fried pickles and the lobster roll.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst Brunch in West Villiage
    bestbruncher
    Dined on 11/24/2013
    Service was horrific-- waiters think they work in some surf shop in southern California. They don't even make cappuccino--the foundation of any sort of quality brunch. They do not even have pancakes—I felt like I was in some sort of alternate universe. Save your money and time. DITCH Ditch Plains. It quiet there, but after I dined I realized why nobody ever goes—which why it was so quiet.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Highly Recommend
    stefanie19
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    We chose this spot for a bachelorette party. I am so glad we made this decision. The prices were reasonable and the food was amazing. At the end of the night, the waitress (who was lovely the whole evening) gave us smore's for the bride-to-be. It was such a great night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A no-brainer for a great brunch
    kjbennett
    Dined on 9/29/2013
    Ditch Plains has become my go-to for a totally relaxed and delicious brunch with friends. The service is outstanding, the menu is eclectic and the food is fantastic. Did I mention the Tequilla/Jalapeno/ Sangria? Well it's YUMMMMMMMMMY (especial with a side of fried jalapenos to munch on while you wait for your food). This place is a no-brainer for great food and a laid back atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • LOVELY LOBSTER SPECIAL
    LOBSTERLOVER1
    Dined on 9/23/2013
    Three of my friends and I went to DP on a Monday evening for the Lobster special. We had the Warm Crab Dip as an appetizer, it was great and chock full of crab. The lobsters were steamed to perfection, the meat sweet and tender. They were served with a chorrizo sausage, a boiled potato, corn on the cob, cole slaw and drawn butter. The pear martinis were fantastic. The only complaint I had was the hard wooden booths. My replaced hips were crying when I got up to leave. Next time, I'll bring a pillow. I will definitely go back for more lobster! Friendly staff, attentive and informative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite brunches ever!
    MeredithH
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    A friend told me about this place and we made reservations for brunch on Saturday before a show on Broadway. We arrived at 11:30 and our table was ready. It was pleasantly quiet. Our server was precious and very attentive. I had the french toast, which was brilliant and a mimosa. When the bill arrived, we noticed that our drinks were not included on the tab. Being the honest southern women that we are:), we told our server promptly who was very thankful and treated us to dessert of smores! I would highly recommend Ditch Plains and plan to go back in November!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Below par for the price and nabe
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    We were there for an early dinner (6:30 reservation) before a concert nearby, and it wasn't very busy. The guy I thought was our server seemed to be too busy training a new person to stop at our table, although the guy who seemed to be the bus boy filled in admirably even though it didn't seem to be his job. A couple of other people who worked there were just standing around. We liked the deviled eggs and my girlfriend liked her sandwich, but the fish in my fish & chips was extremely greasy, and even worse, incredibly bland, as was the "tartar sauce". And nobody bothered to ask how things were. I was kind of excited to go here because of the surfing connection and the seafood, but I gotta say it was an epic fail...
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  • Fabulous seafood
    italiangirl
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    Yummy oyster sandwich. Could have eaten two...... Ahi tuna burger was luscious. Don't leave without having the sangria with jalapeno tequila - beyond good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The service was pretty horrible.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    The service was pretty horrible. The fruit salad had canned fruit.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meh
    MissScarlet
    Dined on 8/12/2013
    Decent lobster rolls, but mediocre drinks, unremarkable nachos and sloooooww, inattentive service.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    Rocket
    Dined on 6/20/2013
    Very good food and service. Enterigetic bar scene and a very accommodating wait staff. Fun place to go to in a very cozy neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was a fun experience at
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/10/2013
    It was a fun experience at Ditch Plains with good seaside food, pleasant ambiance and great service. I will try this place again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food was decent but the service
    mickey
    Dined on 5/22/2013
    Food was decent but the service was not good at all. Very slow and not very attentive. This is while it was not crowded.
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    • Noise LevelModerate