Flinders Lane
Flinders Lane

Flinders Lane

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.flinderslane-nyc.com/
  • Phone: 2122286900x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner
    Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - Late

    Breakfast
    Sat & Sun 11am - 3pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Modern Australian
  • Executive Chef: Chris Rendell
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Personal wines welcome, Smoking Area, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: East 10th St
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Flinders Lane
Sometimes cultures collide in the most delicious way. Take Australia, where the food of British settlers has mixed with that of Greek and Italian immigrants and the cuisines of nearby Southeast Asia. Add to that the wide array of fresh seafood available on this island continent and a climate that yields all kinds of fruits and vegetables, all year long. And then there's the Australian attitude: No fussing, no over thinking, just bold, streamlined food made with the best ingredients available and a laser focus on flavor. Down Under, they have a name for this unlikely culinary equation: They call it Modern Australian cooking.
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Flinders Lane reviews from OpenTable diners
56 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.5
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
89% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (41)neighborhood gem (40)romantic (17)notable wine list (13)hot spot (12)late-night find (11)great for brunch (9)special occasion (9)good for groups (6)vibrant bar scene (5)great for lunch (3)great for outdoor dining (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Loved Flinders Lane
    Food
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    I'm so glad my family and I experienced this great restaurant. Good food, service and ambience exceptional. I will tell everyone back home in Oz to go their. So glad Aussies are teaching Americans all about great food, wine and service. Keep up the great work guys and all the best. Thank you, thank you, thank you 😃
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Absolutely Fabulous !
    RonnieVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The food is wonderful, the service is sensational and it is a place I keep coming back too. Thoroughly enjoyable time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The dishes are inventive and delicious. DO try the kangaroo - it was amazing. The lamb dish was one of the best we've had. The service was great too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food was fantastic. Very friendly place with Asian inspired Australian cuisine. Will definitely be back to try the kangaroo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A delicious dinner!
    AbFavFoodie
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    As a Sydneysider who lives in london I was so happy have this restaurant recommended to me from a local foodie! The menu ticked all the boxes of an Australian dining experience, super healthy, inventive and delicious! The vibe was really cool, great for a date or a group and the staff knew their stuff. My French beau even gave the wine a big tick, despite opting for a local beer. Will be sure to come back on my next trip to NYC!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Servicing the customer
    ls3089
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Top of my list for restaurants to go - with a whole lot of eating intolerances they made it easy and without making me feel difficult. Both the chef & waiter was educated in the intolerance which made it easier to choose a meal and enjoy it! For this reason I would keep coming back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Gorgeous spot for mod Oz in NYC
    Jules
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Love Flinders Lane - amazing sausage rolls that taste just like home, delicious laksa, super friendly service and fantastic drinks. Can't wait to come back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    so good to have fresh Aussie asian/meditteranean style food after weeks eating highly sugared and salted Amercian food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 👍👌
    EVDinerVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Always great. Always enjoyable. Warm staff, tasty food, serviceable wine list. Never had a disappointing experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Aussie based theme.
    robbo
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Yum. At what ever was different. Rabbit was nice for a Starter.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Fast trip to the Antipodes
    writer100VIP
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Despite the noise--if they played music you couldn't here it--this is an unusual restaurant and well worth your attentiion. Had my first James Boag lager from Tasmania. Also my second and third. Cheerful and very helpful staff who know the menu, which (thankfully) odesn;t refer to throwing shrimp on the barbie. (Though they do have a really good shrimp dish.) I had the rabbit, which I highly recommend.And start with the Aussie version of a bacon buttie. And don't forget the Jame Boag.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Date Spot
    MarkusD
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Went here for drinks and appetizers. Swanky little spot with great ambiance. Recommend the Squid, Scallops, and Duck.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice
    jbg1
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    This was a great evening. The portion size is a learning experience however so just plan on a first go round followed by a second or third. We skipped desert for the chopped chicken with lettuce for wrapping and another round of the tofu dish. Service was grand, and the drinks were pretty special. A nice evening all around
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service & Food Excellent.
    WinoRMeVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Creative, very fresh and tasty menu scored big with the 6 course tasting -- well worth going that route. Servive was personable and serperlative!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unexpected Outstanding Food
    dvdjqtVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    I had heard great reviews about Flinders Lane, and well, not only was the food outstanding, but it totally exceeded my expectations. The combination of ingredients can be considered quite bold, but they blend beautifully and create an explosion of delicious flavors. I cannot wait to go back to try the dishes I haven't had a chance to taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Aussie rules!
    sue2bVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Great neighborhood restaurant with cool vibe & great food. Menu is eclectic & different. Specialty cocktails were really really good & fun. The bartender & waiters were warm & welcoming. Can't wait to go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Aussie-Asian style in NYC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    delicious food that I love to eat in Sydney when home on holiday. now avail in NYC. fab!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and friendly service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    We had the chef's sampler, which ended up being the best decision as we got to try a whole bunch of things from the menu - all were delicious, but my favourites were the diver scallops and lamb. The service was friendly and attentive. I want to come back for brunch as I am sure it's equally as good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but...
    elbeem
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    The food was great and the service enthusiastic, but the noise was impossible in this small restaurant with music and overly loud customers. Maybe go really early--we got there at 7 and by 7:30 it was impossible to hear. Too bad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Flinders Lane Flavors
    BJJ100
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    The flavors are what stands out at Flinders Lane, whether it's the shrimp with namprik, the sausage rolls or the ice cream. They are all winners.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • food
    pots
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    okay food hectic pace noisy as can be but helpful staff not for real dining
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/12/2014
    Hi, very nice and laid back, quite noisy but excellent staff. Soft shell crab v spicey need to advise diners
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner w/ Friends, Including Aussie
    aawatters
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The cocktail list is fun & delicious. My friend had the carrot margarita, which has a stronger margarita flavor than carrot. I had the macadamia sazerac. Both delicious. While my boyfriend is still looking for Australia's Crown Lager all over NYC, he enjoyed the Bode's beer. For appetizers we had the oysters. At many restaurants, when there are several types of oysters, you can order a mixed order sampling several different kinds. Flinders Lane wouldn't let us do that. Nonetheless, the oysters were good. They did come with the sauce already on top. For main, I had the rabbit, which was so tender! It had an awesome Indian preparation. Aussie had the lamb, which was tender and superb.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cocktails, Food, but so much more.
    MrSundayJohnsonVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Always Hopping. And for good reason. You'll find no better on A from Houston to 14th. Of course, the food first. Worked my way through the whole menu, both dinner & brunch. Always satisfied, often delighted, with what the kitchen turns out. Sometimes amazed. Bravo. The barkeeps are your chefs, too, but with spirits. Pick one of their cocktails — order the Splice for something refreshing, it's not on their usual list — and let them surprise you with how wonderful a carefully made drink can be. And the place, my favorite is to sit at the bar, or one of the tables by the window. But the high-tops in the more private part of the restaurant are great for, well, you know, getting lost while you're in the middle of everything.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just fantastic!
    luv2dine
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    Terrific, interesting, and unique (but not weirdly so) cuisine. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Aussie in NY
    CWNY
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Flinders Lane is a great find, the staff are excellent and really provide outstanding service. The menu is well put together definitely a very Aussie vibe. Love it and will be back for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.4
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 15 reviews are from the Flinders Lane reviews archive.
  • Impeccable Service!
    ahimelsVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    I originally booked my reservation for four guests, and progressively, throughout the day, changed it from 5, to 6, to 7. Flinder's Lane was completely accommodating and never made it seem like a hassle. I would absolutely recommend this restaurant for its service, reasonable prices and fantastic food!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Flinders Lane
    Lion26KingVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Go on a Thursday, packed on weekends. For full write-up go to www.celluloidclub.blogspot.com.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Doing Australia proud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Fantastic food and friendly staff who might have a slight bias towards fellow Aussies, felt like we were family by the end of the night! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh
    aggie
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Ubiquitous "rustic industrial" decor, noisy. Window bench seats were a bit cramped and the wood creaked each time someone shifted his weight. Had two servers; one was friendly and explained the specials on the blackboard, the other barely talked to us or made eye contact at all. The much touted smoked carrot margarita didn't taste like much of anything except alcohol, which was fine, because we were there to get a buzz on. The sausage appetizer was what wedding hors d'oeuvres must taste like in heaven; the oysters kilpatrick was blobs of spicy pork-strewn barbecue sauce over poor tender oysters. The grilled fish and meat entrees were fine, but almost completely ungarnished. For the price, you could do better in this neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing
    Shemini
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Exceptional cuisine in a hip and vibrant setting. We loved everything including the scallops, squid, seaweed salad and the steamed snapper. To create such elegant dishes that were essentially gluten/dairy free is truly inspiring. Notable drink menu as well. Very thoughtful and well executed.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion, 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.
  • Excellent food
    RichVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The portions are quite small and the cocktails, bland. But we still had an excellent meal. The food was modern, creative, fresh, and delicious. After two different cocktails tasted like water, we switched to wine, which was better. The space is modern yet quite cozy and warm. The service was great. Recommended.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Australian? but worth a visit
    nil0
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    We went with friends from Melbourne. There was only one Aussie main course, but the food was excellent. Maybe that's because Australian cuisine is not as good as this restaurant is.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great wine list, happy staff
    AlexH
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    Definitely a fan of this spot - the wines were outstanding. Had difficulty deciding between the enticing dishes, but wound up with several standout selections.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Fantastic small tapas-style dishes, lovely and warm wait staff. Only downside is they need a carpet. It is a small, and intimately designed space but quite loud. Other than that, the produce was fresh and the flavors - some with an Asian-inspired taste, some ecclectic, some Australian - were excellent. We didn't have a bad bite.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pleasant Surprise/Impecable Service
    vietle1982
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    I accidentally changed my reservation to a different time different day. Apologetic and ready to come back another night, the host was super friendly and insisted we wait a few minutes even when it was obviously a busy night. He was very accommodating and was able to squeeze us in! Food was great. Drinks were great. Patrons were great. Service was perfect. I'll be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food -- very loud
    MrSundayJohnsonVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    The food was wonderful as were the drinks and the service. But the noise level was such that my dining companion & I had to shout at each other.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Melbourne on the Lower East Side
    AHardCrowd
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Visit Flinders Lane if you have a yearning for innovative cuisine with an Australia flavour. Decor is chic and understated - polished concrete floors and walls , sleek natural timber tables, muted lighting (so everyone looks good) and creative cocktails. I had the seasonal daiquiri which was fragrant and like nothing tried before (in a GOOD way!) The two other cocktails at the table were also well received. Get the Diver Caught Scallops & the Sausage Rolls - both top notch. I also have it on good authority that the Laksa is fab - so will be heading back to try it. All in all a great night - thanks Allan for providing just the right amount of attentive without the sycophantic overtones one sometimes endures in this country. SO refreshing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • aussie hospitality and charm
    Carlkal
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    The Australian team have got things just right from the cocktails to the food and mood. Try the Splice cocktail, the homemade sausage roll and the snapper for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dining experience
    Wetherbee
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    I dined at Flinder's Lane on Friday night with my wife and another couple. We started off with a cocktail (Macadamia Sazerac) and a glass of wine at the bar. Was pleased to see one of the old bar veterans of Saxon + Parole was behind the stick. The cocktail was amazing..well balanced and perfect! We proceeded with dinner at one of the high top tables, which was nice and comfortable. I always prefer to eat at the bar, so this provided the best of both worlds. All of the dishes were really strong..especially the Hamachi appetizer, Scallop dish and Crispy Tofu. Service was spot on and the experience was incredibly enjoyable. Keep an eye our for this restaurant... they're certain to make some noise in the food & beverage scene!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.