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Epistrophy Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.epistrophycafe.com
  • Email: info@epistrophycafe.com
  • Phone: (212) 966-0904
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:30pm

    Dinner: Sunday - Monday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Tuesday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 11.30pm

    Daily: Brunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:30pm
    Cash Only
    Reservations are only for dining
  • Payment Options: Cash Only
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Giorgia Zedda
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Sunday Jazz live music

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Spring st - Kenmare st
  • Public Transit: Spring st 6 Line.
    Bowery J Line.
    Broadway-Lafayette B D F M Lines.
  • Parking: No
  • Parking Details: There is a parking in the corner of Elizabeth St and Kenmare St.
A word from Epistrophy
Located in the fringes of Soho, this bohemian chic bar and restaurant’s rustic sophistication will charm you immediately.
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Diner Reviews
  • "This is a fantastic little Italian restaurant in Soho. It is a tight, intimate setting but lively, youthful and fun. We had the beet & arugala salad, the special zucchini croquettes and the signature meatballs to start. Then I had the orechiette pasta prepared with pancetta & radicchio in a cream sauce. My husband had the pappardelle w/beef sauce. Everything was delicious and we also enjoyed the wines that we ordered. I would definitely go back to this restaurant and recommend it to friends. Furthermore, the prices are very reasonable for New York City."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Everything was great except the cash only part for the bill .... not cool"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Awesome restaurant for the value! We were 4 and we share a burrata and a bruschetta...great choice! (One of the best burrata ever). We all ask for the lasagna roso... is a mozzarella lasagna, no meat, but is very tasty. I completely recommend this restaurant. 22$ dollars each! 100% italian but no pizza..."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The place: Quaint, rustic-chic, and surprisingly populated (but not crowded). Great for a quick appetizer date or happy-hour hangout without excess crowds and good audibility. Pretty little place. Love the ambiance. The food: MEH. The short ribs were great. But the Brussel sprouts were soggy and frying-pan-cooked, the pasta was unremarkable, and the veal was too much veal and nothing else. The Caprese is three slabs of cheese and tomato -- seriously, guys? The service: Very friendly. No complaints!"
    Dined on 9/13/2013
  • "So I'd stumbled into this treasure of a spot one evening last spring and have dreamed of the Gnocchi ai Funghi ever since. When the girl I was trying to impress - a foodie - agreed to a birthday dinner I knew exactly where to bring her. The kale and fennel salads were both pretty special, and I can vouch for the Tagliere from the time before, but it was the gnocchi that had us purring and humming in place of speech. A previous reviewer mentioned the Bordeaux '10 -- thank you!! Indeed it was a soft mouthful that complemented each of the dishes like a socialite - bien éléve. We finished the night with basil pine nut ice cream and grappa, and our gracious hosts let us linger even as the place filled up."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Food was super yummy,wine delicious and inexpensive and the cozy atmosphere wrapped my whole experience up into a true gem of an evening! ! Make sure you try Polpettine di Vitello , Tuscan kale salad and Burrata.I could eat this every single day there,it's that good! I loved their service as well and oh it's cash only BUT there's an ATM inside the venue that only charges $1.50! Overall,I am super excited to go back …..oh and do try red wine Bordeaux '10 Chateau le Tertre.Delicious."
    Dined on 1/20/2014
  • "We mostly just had drinks here but I did have the soup, which was very good. The ambiance is great for meeting a date or just having conversation with close friends. The wine list is extensive and the staff is very pleasant."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "The food portions were incredibly small and not that great at that. The place is really cute though."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Came for lunch. Booked online thru opentable. Easy to get a reservation on sat lunchtime. Not overly busy yet food was interesting and hand made - meatballs were great. Worth the special effort we made to get there."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "5 friends and I wanted a good Italian dinner before we went out and this place was around the block from us and prices were decent. The ambience was perfect, low lighting great decorations- a very homey feel. Everyone really enjoyed their food but beware the portions are VERY small. The waitress we had seemed like maybe she had a bad day? Definitely could have smiled at least once. Anyway I'd recommend this place for a date or quick group dinner because the 6 of us were in and out in 45 minutes. Fastest dinner I've ever had. I'd go back again though."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Great atmosphere, very friendly service, and delicious food!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "We had a group of 8 in for dinner on a Wednesday night, and they accommodated us very well. They had some very interesting menu items, and my whole group was pleased with their food overall. However, I found some of the choices to be a bit odd: they served their delicious burrata with some sort of cracker-type thing, which was very weird. The bread they had out for the whole table was a MUCH better accompaniment. I also got the papardelle, which tasted great, but there was so little sauce on it that the pasta got very dry very quickly - I actually couldn't finish it because it got too dry. So I applaud them taking on a larger group given their very cozy atmosphere, but they could probably shift their menu a bit to make it work even better."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Luckily we could acces to the "secret room" perfect for a 6 members grup!"
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "I have been wanting to go to this place - it has a great casual look and fun vibe. But the chicken I ordered was like four little pieces - a comically small portion on the plate with a pile of bland potatoes. My friend's short ribs also presented very poorly and tasted like cafeteria food. At least the cocktails were good and the server was nice. Better to go to Cantine Parisienne around the corner!"
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "Cute decor great food. Good find. Will be back definitely."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "Good quality food. Everything tasted fresh. The dish with radicchio and pancetta was phenomenal."
    Dined on 10/9/2013